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  1. #1
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    Hanging 101 for Toronto

    Putting together my shopping list.
    Plan
    - hanging during bike trips so weight is key
    - location will be southern Ontario. Tobermory south to Port Dover
    - initially fair weather until I invest more and fifer more adventurous so May to Labour Day

    Shopping list:
    Dutch 1.6 chameleon with top cover (not bug net). Likely a sidecar
    Already purchased AquaQuest safari 10x10 tarp. Already thinking I need lighter
    Sleeping bag liner (silk or wool)
    Top quilt enlightened revelation or SnugPack jungle blanket

    Looking for feedback. What am I missing?
    Sleeping 20-30C. Do I need the quilt or go with the blanket.

    Obv if I do cooler weather I will look at UQ
    Tarp. Recommended by LoneWolf902. Dutch seems to have a lighter version that may be easier to pack


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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    I would look at an 11' tarp for the Chameleon. Make sure you center the hammock well under the tarp if you stick with a 10' tarp.\
    Throw a pad in too if not using a UQ. Folks tend to get chilly on the backside around 1am even in warmer weather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ConroyD View Post
    Putting together my shopping list.
    Plan..

    Shopping list:
    Dutch 1.6 chameleon with top cover (not bug net). Likely a sidecar
    Already purchased AquaQuest safari 10x10 tarp. Already thinking I need lighter
    Sleeping bag liner (silk or wool)
    Top quilt enlightened revelation or SnugPack jungle blanket
    You might want to go with a net top, you may find the top cover a bit hot and muggy during
    your normal 2-3 season usage in Ontario and surrounding areas.
    I would highly suggest a 11' tarp. A 11' xenon tarp from DW would do the trick.
    You will be kicking yourself centering your tarp over an 11' hammock.

    Wouldn't take what LoneWolf says too concrete-like. There are a lot better sources for hammock gear.

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    Forget the jungle blanket- I use one at home indoors, or as extra insulation during the coldest part of the night. I always seem to camp when it gets down to 2-3C. Snugpak sells top quilts (own it) & under quilts (on Amazon.Ca) for hammocks. I paid $51 Cad for the top quilt in spring 2017. It’s a decent 3 season quilt, but being synthetic doesn’t pack small or light. You can also sometimes find Costco black diamond down throws for about $40 for two. They can make a decent top or under quilt (I think I would double them up).
    Last edited by HarveyM; 03-12-2021 at 13:59.

  5. #5
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    I'm gonna second a bugnet, I like the fronkey style. Top covers seem to be more for the cooler weather, like spring/fall. You will cook in summer.

  6. #6
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    Just waiting for delivery now.

    Hex 1.2 Chameleon with sym bugnet and beetles
    UL 12ft tarp with side panel pullouts

    Also have 150ft of 1.75 zing it for ridelines,etc a bunch of sbiners, and 3 hole tensioners.

    Still need to sort out sleep system. Looking at wool bag liner and a pad of some sorts and then if I camp cool will look at UQ and TQ. Right now forecasted hangs will be in the 25C/75F temps.

    I suspect I will burn a few GB in data with an iPad, YouTube vids (hi [mention]Shug [/mention] ) practicing setting it all up quickly and efficiently.

    Now to figure out packing all this stuff on a bike


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    What is your bike and how is it setup right now?
    I have some of the gear needed and will probably be doing some short trips this summer.

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