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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.
    Terry

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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.




    Last edited by ih8mice; 07-26-2010 at 21:02.

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    What a great dog. I enjoyed her at the Michigan hang. I could see her on the handle bars.
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    I bought panniers for my mtn. bike and added another bag on the rear carrier...the panniers pop off and on easily and quickly and helps if you're setting up a bit from the trail. We are planning a November ride-n-hang on the Greenbriar Trail, come one come all.
    3-4 day ride with plenty of time for campcraft, side exploration, playing with wood burning stoves, etc.

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    All this talk about biking and hanging has made me dig out my bike and bags and I started mentally planning a solo trip . It,s been a few years since I have been biking but I think this is the inspiration I need. Thanks guys

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    Ih8mice, nice. Your a good pet owner. And I'll agree with canoebie, plus she's a good watchdog.
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