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    Senior Member Holger's Avatar
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    Clark NX 250 setup on the ground

    Today I set the NX 250 up on the ground. I wanted to see how it works, if it is practical, and if I still need to carry a tent as backup on costal kayak trips where I can't always be 100% sure to have strong enough trees at hand.
    It worked quite well. I found it is important to set the height first, and then stake the sides out. To lift the top up I used the attached loops on the Clark together with my Dutch Biners and Whoopies, no extra rope required .
    Today I used a poly tarp to protect my hammock, on a trip I'd probably put my insulation mattress under the hammock to prevent damage.
    Once inside it is more confined than normally, but big enough and will serve me well in case of a 'no tree emergency'.
    So less room, but it works well and I am still protected from the mozzies, bull-ants and other crawlies ..
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    Very nice. You just answered a question I had already been wondering about. I knew it would be possible but hadn't had the time or place to work on it yet. Is it possible to do this with out the tarp and just use two guy lines on each trekking pole? I may not always need the weather protection and just want a barrier from the creepy crawlies.

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    The poles would help give just a little more room wouldn't they? I mean the spreader poles.
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    I have set mine up like this before to but I sure pray I never have to sleep in it like this for real. Too much like a tent.

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    Senior Member Holger's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dman View Post
    Very nice. You just answered a question I had already been wondering about. I knew it would be possible but hadn't had the time or place to work on it yet. Is it possible to do this with out the tarp and just use two guy lines on each trekking pole? I may not always need the weather protection and just want a barrier from the creepy crawlies.
    Well sort of,you'd need to stabilize the poles then to prevent them from falling over. But yes, two attachment points of any sort would do (bushes?),
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodhunter View Post
    The poles would help give just a little more room wouldn't they? I mean the spreader poles.
    It started to rain before I could try, but the owners manual states not to use the spreader bars.
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    The reason is when the spreader poles are used, the pockets that hold them extend below the floor/bottom of the hammock, making it a little problematic to use them.
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    Re: Spreaders:

    For that matter, you might challenge using both sets all the time when hanging. For the same reason that quilts are tapered, I find minimal loss of spaciousness from leaving the poles at the foot end packed-up when the bug net and weather-shield don't have to fly. My feet find the sides of the NX-250 just fine.

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    Great pics. I've often wondered what my NX 250 would look like on the ground. I wouldn't want to make a habit out of it though. I doubt the fabric could stand up to long term use like a tent bottom. Still good to know it could be done in an emergency.

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    Setting up My Hammock on the GROUND ? ? ?

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    . . . Still good to know it could be done in an emergency.
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