View Poll Results: Hammock vs tent.

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  • I have set my tent up in the yard and slept in it, and for myself, not the kids.

    50 25.91%
  • I never set my tent up in my yard, that would be just silly.

    16 8.29%
  • I've never owned a tent.

    3 1.55%
  • I have slept in my hammock in the back yard, I don't care what the neighbors say.

    161 83.42%
  • I don't use my hammock in the back yard, except to adjust hang before a trip.

    13 6.74%
  • People sleep inside their house, when they have a perfectly good hammock to rest in?

    21 10.88%
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  1. #21
    Senior Member FlyingMonkey's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by kayak karl View Post
    sleep in my bed at home (got trees in yard)
    hang and tent in the woods.
    can't see anything i should check ?
    You can check more than one.

  2. #22
    Senior Member FlyingMonkey's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Comet_Seeker View Post
    I have a commercial hammock stand out on our deck overlooking the mountains. Nap in it mostly because I'm a cuddler at night. Two sleeping in a hammock all night gets a little tricky and not as comfortable compared to naps.

    This is just part of our view. The mountain peaks are out to the right. If weather is drizzling or just not that great, we keep the doors open but haul the hammock stand into the doorway.
    Nice view! Sure beats mine.

  3. #23
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    I had a hammock before I had a tent, but when I started hiking with other I left the hammock home and we split the tent. I don't know how many tent I've bought and sold but the most I had at 1 time was 4-5. I could never find the right combination of easy setup, light weight and space.
    Tarp and hammock, easy, roomy, light. I nap in the back yard 2-3 times a week. My guess is the neighbors are envious.

  4. #24
    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
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    Addicted? Newp. Strong preference is more like it.

    I am a camper, first, a hanger second. If a trip comes up where a tent is called for, no way I'm staying home. Tents are why god invented Advil.
    Dave

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    John Steinbeck

  5. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    Tents are why god invented Advil.
    Now that's what I call perspective

    I am happy to get out in the woods any way I can--I am ecstatic when it's in my hammock
    You're gonna need a bigger hammock

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    I have set up both hammocks and tents in the back yard. After watching me setup a throwing stand and listening to me throwing knives and hawks over the years...the neighbors don't ask many questions about what I do in my backyard anymore.

    I much prefer to sleep in my hammock...but will camp in a tent if need be. You do what ya gotta do.

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    Now that I have a hammock hanging in my woods I won't be tenting any more.

  8. #28
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    I don't care what the neigbors think. I test my gear in the back yard and do afternoon hammock studies (take a nap).

    I own 2 tents and its been at least 3 years since I used one.
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    I am 18 with 43 years of experience !

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    Great thread, I think just the nature of most people who are members of a Hammock Forum are a bit, hmmm, obsessive? My hammock is hanging about 50% of the time in my carport, shady, fans, can hear the satellite radio, cold beer is close by...I must confess, I now sleep better in my hammock, I am having neck and back pain from my bed and I just seem to toss and turn all night. I would much prefer to sleep with my wife, she will not let me hang in the house, for now. I did manage to get a hammock in my sons room. I just bought my daughter a ENO SN, she wants it hung in her room. I'm shooting fora spot in the play room, eventually! AC and TV, then she will want to know why the ice chest is in the playroom.

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    I try to maximize the good things in life.

    I'm so addicted to hammocks that I sleep in one every night that I possibly can.
    I have a hammock stand in my room.
    I took it to New Orleans last month when my friends rented a room.
    I popped the stand on the side of the room, no problem. Good times.
    I just got back from a trip to Ohio recently.
    I packed a hammock, bug sock, and tarp into one backpack (in addition to 1 weeks worth of clothes).
    Sleeping outside in Ohio without humidity was definitely better than sleeping in the "Deep South" with window units.
    When I got back home, Hurricane Isaac flooded a relative's home,
    So along comes the hammock to give me a comfortable place to rest my head as I help demolish the home.

    Only things that compares to a hammock are:

    1) Floating Bed --> http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=51490
    2) Inflatable Mattresses, however... THEY BUST!! And I don't like to buy things that can't be "permanently" repaired. I guess you could line them, or make sure to buy one that's "TRIPLE" lined and line it again, even.

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