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    Senior Member JerryW's Avatar
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    When I was a tent camper(ugh!), I needed a fairly large pillow to make my aging neck feel comfortable. I also HAD to sleep on my side.

    Now that I have a couple of nights in my hammock, I find that all I need is the tiniest little camp pillow to do the job and I'm very comfortable on my back or slightly turned to the side. Yay!

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    Now, if I'm in my ENO, the sag allows me to go sans pillow. But, in the BB, I lay so flat that I need a little bit of support under my head.
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    I use a light weight fleece neck/travel pillow.
    This particular one came as a liner with a separate core pillow .
    A zipper permits the removal of the factory fill.
    Still retains a bit of the original eucalyptus fragrance? Nice.....

    I substituted a small micro fiber camp towel and sometimes stow a extra pair of clean SmartWool socks .
    The Horseshoe shape is nice because it provides sides should I roll one way or the other during the night.
    One additional advantage to this shape is that it stays on when I sit up. I often discover it still in place well after I have exited the Hammock in the morning.
    Kinda funny .


    I never felt like I had enough vertical height in my old Hennesy to comfortably use much of a pillow. The bug screen would get too close to my face .
    In "Hotel BlackBird" I have room aplenty and can enjoy a bit of pillow luxury .


    Cheers,
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    I use a stuff sack in the camp when I use anything at all. But I move around so much it never stays put. I don't want to carry a U-shaped jobber and I don't really want to hook up a tether. (I'd probably get it wrapped around my neck and strangle myself.)

    For my home sleeper I found that a pillow is annoying but also quite redundant. I have sewn a strip of fabric onto the sides (double HAAB style) and I have discovered the strip of fabric is ideal for cradling my head in the diagonal position I use. I don't know if that would work for anyone else but it is ideal and very comfortable for me when I am on my side. On my back I don't need anything. The hammock supports me fine.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Wowo 3 pages in just a few hours. I have been working on this problem a bit myself. I have never slept good on rolled up clothes, just can't get comfortable. So yesterday I stoped back by OWF and picked up some 1.1 ripstop and some climasheild and today I am going to sew a pillow or two up. If these turn out well then I will probably make some out of down as well. I will try to post a few pics when they are done. I have a few hammock specific desighns in mind to try out that will make them a little diffrent and hopfully help out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darrel View Post
    I use a light weight fleece neck/travel pillow.
    This particular one came as a liner with a separate core pillow .
    A zipper permits the removal of the factory fill.
    Still retains a bit of the original eucalyptus fragrance? Nice.....
    Well, if you like a eucalyptus scented pillow you'll just love a eucalyptus hammock!
    Neat idea, but I just can't get past the laying on a wooden hammock part.
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    What works well for me is a down filled vest for a pillow. It fits into the multi use category because at nite when a pit stop is required I slip on my vest/pillow and .... well you can se the versality of it. One more use is to use it as a cussion when sitting in the hammock. Three for three is good usage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Well, if you like a eucalyptus scented pillow you'll just love a eucalyptus hammock!
    Neat idea, but I just can't get past the laying on a wooden hammock part.
    room for two in a bed less than 4' wide? Best be cozy with the other person. Perhaps report to the intimacy in a hammock thread.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Hey Cannibal,
    Now there's something you don't see everyday....

    I found this pillow at a thrift store with the idea of knocking a pattern off from it. I really like the size and shape. The internal storage is a handy plus. (Dual purpose)

    I think it was originally marketed a some sort of aroma therapy product from Bed, Bath and Beyond.
    I am going to try making several from different materials. Terry cloth or silk comes to mind as a possible candidates to try. The fleece is very nice for cooler nights.

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgibson View Post
    I have been working on this problem a bit myself. I have never slept good on rolled up clothes,
    I fold a t-shirt several times until it is a 4"-6" strip, then I roll it up. I then place it only under my neck, like the Japanese use a pillow. It give your neck support without pushing your head up. I do shove a fleece shirt far up into the head end of my hammock to use for insulation.
    "In your face space coyote"-HJS

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