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    Insulation and a Chair!!!

    That's all I need!!! I went for my first hammock over-nighter and and alone to boot... I was a little nervous to say the least. After I set up my WBBB with Superfly I looked around to sit down and nothing but the ground... I really don't like sitting on the ground after a hike so I need a chair. I'm thinking the Sling-Lite Chair, it's light, seems comfortable and can easily strap to my pack.

    Then around 2 am the temp dropped from 94 degrees to 65 and man it was a little too cold for my 55 degree REI travel sack. Actually it was my back that was the coldest and wiggling around trying to wrap up in it was frustrating. I think I would have been fine if I had an underquilt so I that is the second thing on my list, and my choice is: Hammock Gear Summer Phoenix and Summer Burrow, they are good to 35 degrees which I am sure is plenty because I doubt I will be out in anything below 35... Plus they are reasonably priced and good quality.

    So on my "Things I really need" list are 1) the Summer Phoenix and Burrow, and 2) a Sling-lite chair.

    If anyone wants to get rid of one or if you have other suggestions that may help my hammocking endeavor please let me know.

    Thanks
    Jim

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    Senior Member Gary_R's Avatar
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    Why cant you sit in your hammock? Makes a good chair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary_R View Post
    Why cant you sit in your hammock? Makes a good chair.
    True, it really does and my favorite seating position is in Indian position. Man it is comfortable but when I want to cook, eat or sit around a campfire with everyone I want to do it away from the hammock, bears!!!

    Plus the other night when I got out there by myself I had deployed the tarp from the snakeskins and I did not want to sit in it there without seeing what was going on around me.

    I guess after a few trips I wont get so freaked out...

    JimT

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    Senior Member Pipsissewa's Avatar
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    Why don't you try adding a foot line? I LOVE having a foot line on my hammocks. You can sit/recline (without taking off your boots) and it's crazy comfortable for practically no weight penalty.

    Here's a photo of Hog on Ice's footline: hog on ice's foot line.jpg
    and here's Lepmeister's footline/ridgeline combo: lepmeister's foot line.jpg

    Try it, you'll like it!
    "Pips"
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    Of folding up a noisy day
    In quiet covers, cool and gray.

    ---Leigh Buckner Hanes

    Surely, God could have made a better way to sleep.

    Surely, God never did.

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    Senior Member Pipsissewa's Avatar
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    Insulation and a chair!

    ...Or, on second thought, this solves both problems:

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ex+jerry+chair
    "Pips"
    Mountains have a dreamy way
    Of folding up a noisy day
    In quiet covers, cool and gray.

    ---Leigh Buckner Hanes

    Surely, God could have made a better way to sleep.

    Surely, God never did.

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    New Member alacamper's Avatar
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    as far as a chair check out the alite butterfly chair they are light weight and get your bottom off the ground

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    Senior Member MedicineMan's Avatar
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    Tried the Alite this past weekend ~that Grizz is a baaaaad influence~.
    Compared to the sling chair it is not as comfortable but it is WAY more packable.
    I'd say potential durability between the two is even steven.
    In the sling-lite you can sit without effort. You will expend some energy maintaining the balance point on the two legs.
    If you go with the sling-lite leave the headrest at home.
    Agreed when with a group you'll want to buddy up around the fire which you dont want near you 'mock or down goodnesses.
    I tried and tried to get a company to fabricate the sling-lite out of carbon but to no avail..they could not be tempted financially but in theory it could weigh 8 ounces in the right material--and I still believe it would make an adaquate pack frame using cylinders like Luxurylite Gear uses.
    I do plan to use the Alite a few more times, once seated you adjust quickly.
    Be nice to attach it to the pack during the misty rains in a way that it shrouds your head.

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    I love my new Alite chair. You can sit in it upright or reclined, which makes it more versatile than I first thought. I also like my Jacks-R-Better camp stool, nice and light, simple and reliable... just not a recliner!

    Tree to Tree Trail Gear makes the Molly Mac Gear 5-in-1 Jerry Chair, which is a 3/4 IX UQ, that can be used as a Jerry Chair, ground cover, pack cover, or gear hammock. It's not on their web site yet, but I bet they will make it if you contact them. (Otherwise, contact me...)
    "We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
    www.MollyMacGear.com

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    Thanks for the info guys but I did end up getting an Alite butterfly and love it!!! I have to agree with all the comments said above about it's greatness. One thing I would like to add is that it is virtually effortless to maintain balance in it. That is one of the best buys I have made.
    Also I got the HG burrow and phoenix underquilt so I am now a happy hammocker...

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