Here are a couple vids that could help you out.
I am currentlly working on setting Tallula up in her own hammock. I have an ENO singlenest with bug overcover for her. I figured on putting a layer of reflectix inside the hammock and a layer of CCF on top of that. I do have a military poncho she could use as a blanket but I think I will put either a wool sweater or winter jacket on her to keep her warm...that way when she adjusts herself in the middle of the night...the blanket isn't falling off her. I also have a Molly Mac Gear insultex underquilt I can use under her hammock.
I will post a full thread on this with results...good or bad lol.
Very intersted in this thread. Just returned from a couple days in the woods. It was mild but still too cold for my 50lb house dog. I don't want to add a bunch more gear to my pack so I can bring him but I wish he could come along. I am thinking of training him to carry a pack and thus bring his own food and gear. I have a pack from my last dog. Could hold a thin pad and some food. Maybe a down quilt, too?
Anyway, I look forward to reading some more ideas here. It's been the one downside to giving up the tent.
Our pup sleeps on the ground, tied to a tree that we are hanging in. He'd probably be fine with the leash but it makes me feel better. The bugs don't bother him when curls up in a little fur ball, the cold however is another story. When those big eyes start looking at me from the edge of the hammock, I can't help but bring him in. (he's only 50lbs..) I'm working on making him a little tent that is suspended from my ridge line, (raiffnuke's idea) to stretch his 'season'.
I encourage to try things out. Our puppies are usually stronger than we give them credit for.
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If your dog chews threw straps try a1/8 piece of amsteel had a dog chew on some all summer and it held worth a test run
Anyone from snake country? I have 2 dogs that I would love to take with me. I love the hammock for its ability to avoid these fascinating creatures of nature but I'm concerned about the dogs being on the ground?
Snakes are the one thing really holding back my family for camping. Either the dogs would help keep them away or the fun weekend would end in a family tragedy, which I do not want.
All 4 of these guys are in my area:
The cobra I'm not so nervous about but the Krate gets more aggressive at night, doesn't leave bitmarks and the symptoms are hard to spot, even in people. The vipers are ambush hunters so more of a concern when hiking than when sleeping, I'd guess.
I like the idea of the taut line running with a ring. I might try this with my pups even though it greatly reduces their freedom of movement. It will reduce their ability to tangle all the guy lines
Apparently dogs are fairly smart about 20ft tie-out-cables and learn how to step over them without getting tangled (a high percentage of the time ).
Ours were only tied out when camping in bear country and occasionally visiting a yard with many wild animal visitors.
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I'll take my dog down to about 25*.. I also use a gossamer ccf 3/8 with tyvek cover. I put her on a short lead hooked to the gathered end of my blackbird. I try to position the hammock to be directly over her so the underquilt slightly touches her. She stays right there because its warm a d she's touching you.
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The snakes are on my mind alot but I am also thinking of "hiking the dogs hike". If the dog cant go on anymore ,I might have to cut the trip short! I have been taking her out more and more on longer and longer hikes in preparation for my Mar 16, 17 Hike. Planing on getting a pack for her as well. Going to try and break that in soon.
BTW, doe anyone know if Petco or Petsmart carry any dog packs?
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