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    Bicycle hammock camping

    Recently stumbled upon this blog post that describes the use of a hammock for bicycle camping...he's using a Hennessey.


    Anyone else have experience bicycle camping with a hammock?


    http://www.bikehacks.com/bikehacks/2010/07/bike-camping-post-3-sleeping.html

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    I have used a hammock for a bicycle camping trip. It worked really well for me. I used a daypack to keep everything in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ih8mice View Post
    Recently stumbled upon this blog post that describes the use of a hammock for bicycle camping...he's using a Hennessey.


    Anyone else have experience bicycle camping with a hammock?


    http://www.bikehacks.com/bikehacks/2010/07/bike-camping-post-3-sleeping.html
    Yep... I do multi day tour every year. I discovered hammocks after too much pain sleeping on the ground. I do stealth camping and my only concern with the hammock is that it's harder to hide, so I avoid bright colored materials. Depending where you ride, sometimes it's easier to find trees than flat areas too.

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    I have done quite a few bicycle tours that I have used hammocks on. I usually try to do my homework and pretrip planning to evaluate the hanging opportunities along my travel route. Stealth camping is an option of last resort for me.
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    touring with hammocks

    Quote Originally Posted by twowheels View Post
    Yep... I do multi day tour every year. I discovered hammocks after too much pain sleeping on the ground. I do stealth camping and my only concern with the hammock is that it's harder to hide, so I avoid bright colored materials. Depending where you ride, sometimes it's easier to find trees than flat areas too.
    I am trying to get ready for a trip to So.Cal. on my Bruce Gordon "Rock and Road" bicycle. I have a tent, but I am now discovering hammocks. Hmm.., I would like to ask for any info from you, (anyone) about which kind, brand, set up that you feel is optimal for my endeavor. I was thinking of Hennesy, then found the Warbird and Eno. Does anyone have experience with these?

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    Crash (a member here) just did a trip report on two bike/hammock trips.
    As said, pre-scout the area for trees, water etc.

    Where you going to put Rosie?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    Where you going to put Rosie?
    Definitely not an UL load but hey, it works. She seems to be ok with it too.




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    Know your campsites

    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    Crash (a member here) just did a trip report on two bike/hammock trips.
    As said, pre-scout the area for trees, water etc.
    Thanx Gargoyle.

    I did mine on rail-trails but it would be the same for road trips.
    Checkout another site: www.bikepacking.net
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    Biking and hammocking seems like a natural pairing to me! Even if it's not a multi-day tour, taking a hammock along on a long ride affords one the opportunity to hang and rest in a park before continuing a long trek home.

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