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    Camping with my new toys

    Hi YA'LL,
    I recently got off into this hammmock stuff and have the bug bad. So far in a very short time I have gathered up 3 of them. My first being a HH.

    My most recent hammock is the Military M1966. It is kinda small and not many ammenities. So I got the ENO bugnet for it. Reason being , the bugnet can be used with other future hammocks.

    From reading on here, alot of ya'll are back packers and hikers and weight is of a concern. My camping is either done from a kayak or a canoe or at a campground and weight is less of a concern, allowing me to carry alittle more stuff.

    This past weekend, several of us went to Harmon Creek, along the Trinity river in Hunstville Texas. Being the only Hammock owner in the bunch, (so far), the gang kinda laughed at me. We stayed at the campground, so I got to play with my new toys some.

    Even though I have a camper with heat and a/c, i chose to sleep in my hammock. I had to try out my bug net and different tarp configurations.

    We had a slight cool front, low 60s is a cool front for us down here. Using a self inflating pad, and good sleeping bag, my M1966 and I did great through out the night.


    The M1966 in the ENO Bug Net

    One tarp set up



    Saturday night, as the gang sat around my heater.
    Last edited by Randy; 10-19-2009 at 06:20.

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    Glad to see you on the forum ... looks like a really great trip you had there! I like the heater! Pretty sweet rig!

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    i like that heater set up tell me more about it and its construction, design e.t.c.
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    The heater is a Nordic tent heater, weighs 25 pounds I think, the stack and spark cap all comes off and is stored inside the base when put away.

    A standard size log won't fit, so shorter lengths need to be used. I'll take some pics of it taken apart.

    I like the stack because it gets the smoke out of everyones face when sitting around it.

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    I like to see the M1966 still in use. That was my first real camping hammock back when I was in High School, given to me by a bona-fide user who used it in it's intended environment. 7hanks for posting the pictures.
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    Nice camp setup there!

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    Hey Randy,
    Mind sharing where you put in around Huntsville in order to get to Harmon creek? You can send PM if you prefer not to post it.
    I'm in Deep East Texas very close to the Angelina. We also have the Sabine not far away. Huntsville is not too far a drive.

    One final question, what type of kayak are you using? Looks like a Predator K140. I'm considering acquiring one.

    Thanks,
    Tango
    Last edited by Tango61; 10-19-2009 at 22:50.

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    Great trip report!

    You have good taste! I also have the Old Town Predator K140. Great boat for kayak camping trips! You can carry a ton of gear in them, if you want to. I always bring along a few luxuries, since there's so much room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tango61 View Post
    Hey Randy,
    Mind sharing where you put in around Huntsville in order to get to Harmon creek? You can send PM if you prefer not to post it.
    I'm in Deep East Texas very close to the Angelina. We also have the Sabine not far away. Huntsville is not too far a drive.

    One final question, what type of kayak are you using? Looks like a Predator K140. I'm considering acquiring one.

    Thanks,
    Tango
    Yes sir, the kayak is a OT K140, and I love it.

    Harom Creek Marina is off of HWY 19 between Hunstville and Riverside. If ya Google Harmon Creek Marina , they have a web site. It is awsome for kayaking and canoeing, fishing and campground camping. There are several islands about a 1 1/2 up the creek that are owned by the Trinity River Authority, that are prime for primative camping,,,,,,

    If there were more trees at the campground it would be perfect for a group hang. But one could always improvise.

    Randy

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