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    Memory Foam Down setup

    If you head to the Marin Headlands at Bicentennial, you can enjoy a free campsite (3 spots) that overlooks san francisco, ca and the Golden Gate Bridge during night hikes.

    Anyway, this campground is basically car camping and has several hammock locations. I brought a 3 inch memory foam pad, doubled over(it was queen size), a large queen down comforter, down pillows, and put it all inside my Hennessy Ultra-Lite Explorer up in the Cypress tree.

    This setup is the most comfortable I have ever slept!
    Try the campground - its Free! and hammock friendly!
    Try the memory foam/down setup for car camping!

    -KoolBackpacker
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    Senior Member Aardvark's Avatar
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    Senior Member Mancat's Avatar
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    That sounds really comfortable, but I would hate to try to fit it in my backpack.
    "If animals could speak the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow, but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much."
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    Heavy!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mancat View Post
    That sounds really comfortable, but I would hate to try to fit it in my backpack.
    Or carry it!!

    But it sounds good.

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    New Member agrajag's Avatar
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    Haha that's pretty awesome. I've often thought about hanging up in a tree, but it seems like getting up to pee during the night would be a pain. Especially if you forget where you are and just try to step out of the hammock!

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    Bicentennial Campground +1

    Love that place! Been a couple of years now, but i'll again bicycle up there from Boulder Creek. Used the HH ulbp that time. Of course now there's whoopie slings and a HH survivor to help me along.
    I keep an eye out for hangs that are up high, but have a secure place to step/fall out. Looks like i might have walked right under one. My first tour taught me the virtue of the sewn bug net. I woke up hanging in it in a storm down in the Big Sur area. Thanks for the great photo!

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    Senior Member TiredFeet's Avatar
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    Love the picture. The angle makes it look like the branch spur it poking the bottom of the hammock.

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    That picture should have the caption:

    "Do Not attempt with a bottom entry Hennessy"
    *Heaven best have trees, because I plan to lounge for eternity.

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    This sounds quite comfy. When I retire the current mattress I'll have the steal the memory foam off it and try this out.

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    Climbers just sleep in their harness and tie off. No reason you couldn't do the same in a tree. Just make sure you know how to use the toys

    This is what I love about hammocks-- camping sites all over and zero impact.

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