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    pro and con's of hammocking

    i have a long list of pro's on hammock camping
    i only have one con on hammock camping

    i have a tough time wanting to get up in the morning
    which means late start on the trail or on the river
    my hammock so comfortable i just want to stay in it
    when i was a ground deweller i was so uncomfortable at
    time i could not wait to get up,does anyone else have this problem neo

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    yep... ive been known to lay around after breakfast untill lunch time.
    then after lunch, it`s time to take a nap<g> ...tim
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    The only cons I can think of are places without trees and times where you want to be close to that certain someone.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
    The hanger formly known as "hammock engineer".

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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    The only cons I can think of are places without trees and times where you want to be close to that certain someone.
    I still tent camp when my wife goes with me. She is a VERY cold sleeper and uses me for warmth in cold conditions . She wants to try a hammock but I know it will have to be a very warm night or she is going to miserable.

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    Give her a hot water bottle or two...that might help convince her.

    Of course, my wife won't hammock at all whether she's warm or not. But she only rarely goes camping with me anyway. I suspect that when she does, it's just so she can make me go shopping with her next time. Shopping is about the worst thing I can think of (unless it's for hiking gear).

    But yeah - friendly relations is one place where ground-sleeping has hammocks beat.

    And I guess staying warm in the cold takes some learning and experimenting, but once you get it figured out it's not really a drawback.
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    How about an SPWPE for our other halves?
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    Quote Originally Posted by neo View Post
    i have a long list of pro's on hammock camping
    i only have one con on hammock camping

    i have a tough time wanting to get up in the morning
    which means late start on the trail or on the river
    my hammock so comfortable i just want to stay in it
    when i was a ground deweller i was so uncomfortable at
    time i could not wait to get up,does anyone else have this problem neo
    its hard to make the miles hiking or kayaking when i cant get out of my hammock neo

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    two trips back, i got into my hammock at 5pm, after dinner, got up twice to pee (maybe at 9pm and 2am), and got up at 8am for good. that's waay too comfortable... (just kiddin'... comfort is good.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perkolady View Post
    How about an SPWPE for our other halves?
    ( Segmented pocket warmers w/pad extenders)

    Perk
    i have one and dont use it neo

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