Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1

    First real nights in a hammock

    A friend and I just went on our first backpacking trip in a real long time. I chose a trail that although was very rewarding, pushed us pretty close to our limits and really kicked our butts. Two things I've learned is that I'm not as young as I used to be, and hammocks are the way to go. Every morning I felt completely recharged. All the aches were completely gone and that lasted most of the day till I started to get wore out again. I felt better than waking up in my bed at home. My buddy slept on the ground and I think he felt worse in the morning than the night before. I am sold, hammock camping is the real deal. If you can't get comfortable right away don't get frustrated all the info on insulation and getting the hang right is in these forums. I just skimmed through and found everything without even having to ask. Thanks to all the experienced people on these forums that helped get here with out even knowing it.

  2. #2
    Congratulations on your first night and for many more to come!

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    El Paso,TX
    Hammock
    WBBB DL
    Tarp
    Superfly
    Insulation
    KAQ, HG
    Suspension
    Webbing, Whoopies
    Posts
    102

    It really is amazing how comfy sleeping in a hammock is.

    Neat to hear how refreshed you felt every morning. I've been sleeping outside at home for about 6 weeks and that is how I feel every morning. The comfort has me dreaming of new adventures I would have avoided due to sleeping on the cold hard ground.

    I also would like to give a huge tip of the cap to all the great posters on the site. This site makes it very easy to find the best information on hanging.

    Andy

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    London, KY
    Hammock
    DIY Ripstop/ Blackbird
    Tarp
    Tad Pole/Superfly
    Insulation
    Zeppelin/Rev X
    Suspension
    whoopies
    Posts
    235
    I've not done a multi-night trip, but you have me thinking that I need to start! Thanks for telling about your experiences. After sleeping outside in a hammock, you begin to wonder why you ever considered sleeping on the ground!

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-22-2013, 23:43
  2. My first ever REAL hammock hang.
    By Theosus in forum Trip Reports
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-24-2012, 18:00
  3. first real hammock trip
    By gaijin42 in forum Clark Jungle Hammocks
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-20-2011, 22:39
  4. First real trip, 7 nights in northern Ontario.
    By highvoltage in forum Trip Reports
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 07-19-2011, 19:07
  5. First "real" nights out in the NX200
    By sir_n0thing in forum Trip Reports
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-10-2009, 18:07

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •