Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 26
  1. #1
    Senior Member SwinginIt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Cleveland, Ga
    Hammock
    Darien UL
    Tarp
    ZPacks Cuben
    Insulation
    WL SSUQ/HG TQ
    Suspension
    Dyna Whoopies
    Posts
    1,358

    Hammocks aren't mainstream my arse!!

    I went up to Burrells Ford yesterday for an overnighter and saw just as many hammocks as I did t**ts. I started wondering if maybe there was an unofficial Burrells Ford Pre Hang (we're having an official hang in a couple weeks) I didn't know about.

    Looking at all the campsites along the trail I think it's safe to say that hammocks are no longer a fringe thing. They've at least got a foot dangling in the mainstream. Unless of course it was just a fluke weekend.
    "As a well spent day brings happy sleep, a well spent life brings happy death." -Da Vinci

  2. #2
    dangerous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Littlerock AFB Ar.
    Hammock
    DIY Dangerous Bird
    Tarp
    DIY Rooftop
    Insulation
    DIY Apex/Argon
    Suspension
    whoopies
    Posts
    1,136
    Images
    59
    Nope, your probably right. A few years ago I was in the Smokeys and the only campers I ran across were in hammocks. Weird thing was none of them had heard about HammockForums. So I spread the word and passed on as many tips and tricks as they could take in.
    -Jon-
    Beware of the man who owns one gun, he probably shoots it well.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Deadphans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Bordentown, NJ
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.1, DIY tablecloth, WWM
    Tarp
    WL Big Daddy
    Insulation
    diy, tewa, speer
    Suspension
    whooooopie
    Posts
    1,598
    Images
    19

    Re: Hammocks aren't mainstream my arse!!

    I think I would agree. I see them more and more along those trails. Just hoping they are all taking care as we hfers do
    "In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy." -D'Signore's, Tide Mill Farm, Edmunds, Maine.

  4. #4
    chapmage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Burney, CA.
    Hammock
    Whichever is in my pack
    Insulation
    HG Burrow&Incubatr
    Suspension
    ENO Atlas
    Posts
    221
    Over the past year I've been camping a lot more, and in my neck of the woods, I havn't come across any other hangers (that is besides the people that I've introduced to hanging).
    “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”Ralph Waldo Emerson
    --Guessing Emerson didn't practice Leave No Trace

    In Nature there are neither rewards nor punishments, there are consequences. -- R.G. Ingersoll

  5. #5
    Senior Member SwinginIt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Cleveland, Ga
    Hammock
    Darien UL
    Tarp
    ZPacks Cuben
    Insulation
    WL SSUQ/HG TQ
    Suspension
    Dyna Whoopies
    Posts
    1,358
    Quote Originally Posted by chapmage View Post
    Over the past year I've been camping a lot more, and in my neck of the woods, I havn't come across any other hangers (that is besides the people that I've introduced to hanging).
    It could be a regional thing. I live in the Southeast. Ga, SC and NC have the highest concentration of forum members and if the forum is a microcosm of hammock hanger concentrations in the country then we have the highest concentration of hangers.

    And considering I was in the Ellicott Rock Wilderness, where those three states come together I guess you could say I was in the hammock epicenter of the country.
    "As a well spent day brings happy sleep, a well spent life brings happy death." -Da Vinci

  6. #6
    chapmage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Burney, CA.
    Hammock
    Whichever is in my pack
    Insulation
    HG Burrow&Incubatr
    Suspension
    ENO Atlas
    Posts
    221
    Quote Originally Posted by SwinginIt View Post
    It could be a regional thing.
    From what I've read, the AT is more hammock friendly than the PCT, which could also make a difference. But hey, if the PCT hikers plan it just right, they could hammock the whole trail too =]
    “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”Ralph Waldo Emerson
    --Guessing Emerson didn't practice Leave No Trace

    In Nature there are neither rewards nor punishments, there are consequences. -- R.G. Ingersoll

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Chicago
    Hammock
    ENO Doublenest
    Insulation
    BA Lost Ranger
    Suspension
    Ring Buckles
    Posts
    55
    Here in IL I haven't seen any hammockers yet. Even had a older couple come and ask the lady friend and I about our hammocks. They thought they were some type of cocun. Guess they look kinda like that with the bug nets on.

  8. #8
    Moderator Nighthauk's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Chesterfield, Ma
    Hammock
    WBBB RR DBL 1.1 / DIY Multicam SL
    Tarp
    Superfly/HG CF
    Insulation
    Downy Goodness
    Suspension
    Whoopie/Dutch Clip
    Posts
    3,189
    in Mass and VT we have seen a number of other hangers. Though since I met Raiffnuke out on the trail I have yet to meet another person on the trail that knew of the forums.
    Husband, Father, and Friend.
    Scout Master and Cub Master for Troop/Pack 705 of
    Chesterfield


  9. #9
    Mouseskowitz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Stevens Point, WI
    Hammock
    DIY 1.5 DBL or 1.4 PolyD
    Tarp
    one of my DIYs
    Insulation
    DIY down or PL
    Suspension
    Something Ti
    Posts
    1,443
    Quote Originally Posted by Gannoli View Post
    Here in IL I haven't seen any hammockers yet.
    You might like this pic.

    But back to the topic, I've gotten a few people into hammock camping that never thought about leaving the yard with the Enos they had. I would agree that there isn't the prevalence in the upper Midwest that others have talked about.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  10. #10
    Oms's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Chicago western suburbs
    Hammock
    BB 1.1-1.7 Lefty
    Tarp
    HG, OES, WB
    Insulation
    UQG,HG,WB,Nunatak
    Suspension
    Whoopies/webbing
    Posts
    1,325
    Quote Originally Posted by Mouseskowitz View Post
    You might like this pic.

    But back to the topic, I've gotten a few people into hammock camping that never thought about leaving the yard with the Enos they had. I would agree that there isn't the prevalence in the upper Midwest that others have talked about.
    Balcony, rooftop or parking garage?

Similar Threads

  1. Guyline. Why aren't there more options?
    By Loren in forum Weather Protection
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 04-08-2014, 17:39
  2. Dry down going mainstream
    By weaver2469 in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-21-2013, 19:18
  3. FS/T: Shimano Mainstream ZE 4.0-4.5 Tenkara Rod
    By Craigthor in forum [SOLD/WITHDRAWN] Items no longer available
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-28-2013, 14:08
  4. Almost Busted My Arse!!!
    By wingnut4772 in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 04-24-2011, 22:05

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
  •