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    Backup for the buddies

    I've noticed that the majority of people I bring along backpacking that don't own a camping hammock are usually miserable. Ground too hard, ground too cold, that sort of thing. I own only one hammock, a HH for myself so I can't really help anyone out. I was wondering if this hammock (in the link) would be good enough all around for another person to use.

    I doubt I would take someone winter camping since I only have a few friends with that kind of experience, but even so I think just a plain ripstop nylon hammock is better than a tent in the winter. Do you think?

    Also, this is fairly cheap and my area has no cheap nylon fabric I could buy anyways.

    http://www.campmor.com/webapp/wcs/st...0226&langId=-1

    Do you think this would be a good hammock to lend to someone for any season instead of them bringing a tent? Sure would be help with weight.
    Last edited by aceatc; 11-12-2007 at 17:28.

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    It would work fine IMO. You could get a SG 9x9 tarp to go with it. Pick up a couple of wally world 24" wide pads and they'll be set.
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

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    SG 9x9. Is this what you're talking about?
    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=97247

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    Quote Originally Posted by aceatc View Post
    SG 9x9. Is this what you're talking about?
    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=97247
    Yep the one and only.
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

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    is says "nylon blend" - nylon and what?

    they are also selling the skeeter beater travel hammock for just $40 - for the extra $20 you get the netting that apparently ataches to one side by a zipper like the Claytor.

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    I have one of these that I use for winter camping instead of my HH which I use during the summer bug season. I have used it down to 24º with a Speer SPE with Wally World blue pad combined with a Thermarest. Slept snug as a bug in a rug. I since have since purchased a KA underquilt. I have only tested it to about 42º.

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    that hammock should be fine as long as you also provide them w/ proper insulation of some kind, be it ccf pads or under quilt.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    I would think that they could use some of there ground gear with it to try it out and see if they like it before they bought one, Your a good friend to do that for your hiking buddies! I would asume your friends already have a ccf pad and a sleeping bag. they may already have a tarp too but the SG tarp would be a good addition to your guest hammock and a good backup for yours if needed, JMO

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    If bugs are any concern at all, I have been finding some awesome deals lately on the mosquito hammock made by travel hammock. They have been selling as low as 15.00. Zippered side entry, and it comes with a decent lightweight rope attachment system.

    I think it is perfect for 'loaner gear'. Everyone should have an extra few hammocks on hand to be ready for new converts T
    The key to newbie comfort is going to be their under insulation. I can't remember who, but someone on these forums pointed out how much cheaper CCF pads can be if purchased through fabric and upholstery shops. I have found some great gems locally at just such a wholesale shop. Extra wide and sold by the foot. I also found some $1.00 stretchy velco straps, that keep several pads stacked together very nicely.
    something to consider anyway.
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    aceatc,
    same hammock better price I bought a camo one & like it.

    http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=85025775

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