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    New Member Buckaroomedic's Avatar
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    Question Intro "Howdy", and a question . . .

    Howdy, I just recently "discovered" this great forum. I've been a long time hammock fan. I first started using a hammock when I was with the U.S. Army Light Infantry in Panama back in the 80's.

    Fast forward to today. I am looking for a hammock that I can use on my upcoming, gov't sponsored trip to a certain SW Asian country that is known for it's poppy production and high mountains. Not many trees to string up a hammock, but I've been known to string one up between two trucks.

    Some criteria:
    - Would like an attached bug screen.
    - Would prefer a removable rain tarp.
    - Would prefer side, zipper access to the hammock.
    - Have been thinking that I could use the hammock on a cot as a bug screen when not actually strung-up.
    - Preferably in "tactical" colors, i.e. olive drab, tan, brown. Not too interested in camo, I would like to use the hammock for backpacking trips with the family and with my boy's Scout Troop.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Take care,
    Noli nothis permittere te terere . . .
    "Don't let the *******s wear you down"

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    New Member pisgahfan's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forum! Check out Clark hammocks at http://www.junglehammock.com. They have one of the best products out there and it meets most of your needs.

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    Senior Member miisterwright's Avatar
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    Hey Buckaroomedic,
    I don' t really have any suggestions for a hammock as I' m new to hammocking, but I wanted to thank you for your service and welcome you to the forum.

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    Welcome, Look at the Tom Claytor Jungle (mosquito) ten foot hammock. It shows it being used on the ground as a bivy/tent, and they are great hangers. I have four of them, one of which is a DIY model. Mule
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    Senior Member Preacha Man's Avatar
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    I was gonna suggest Tom Claytor as well. I just got one and like it ok. Here is the Web Site.

    There are a lot of options, including the HH Desert Rat, Amanda likes hers well enough.

    Dwight
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    New Member Buckaroomedic's Avatar
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    Thanx

    Thanx for the friendly welcome and all the great responses! Both the HH Desert Rat and Mosquito look like they would fit the bill (of course I'm not sure how well the jungle camo Mosquito will work in the high desert )

    Ya'll take care,
    Noli nothis permittere te terere . . .
    "Don't let the *******s wear you down"

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