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    Hangin in Houston

    Hi all, this is my first post to the forum, although I have been hammock camping for some time now.

    I just did a nice ultralight solo hike in the Sneffels Wilderness around Telluride. I use a hennesey ultralight asymmetric plus a ridge rest foam pad. I was toasty and dry every night. 3 of the 5 nights i was out were above 10000' and one night was above the treeline at 12000'...i managed to find two spruces that could support the hammock! Even with 5 days food+ and extra emergency meal, my total pack weight was well under 25lbs.

    One HUGE advantage I find with hammock camping is that I keep my tarp cover read at hand in an outer side pocket of my pack. It takes about 2 min to set up a quick shelter...a huge plus when you are hiking in monsoon season.

    One discussion thread I'd like to start or revisit pertains to stove selection. I used an Esbit solid fuel burner plus a GSI cup for boiling water. I was actually disappointed with the over all performance...although it was extremely lightweight and compact. It was pretty much useless if I was camping higher than 11000 or 12000 ft. I was wondering if others have had similar experiences or have a better suggestion...While not exactly a hammock topic, since this group does attack other lightweight bikers, it seems appropriate to discuss it here.

    I'll post some pics as soon as the film is developed.

    Eric

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    Welcome from your 'neighbor' out here in west Texas. Sounds like you had a fun trip and I am sure that the weather was a welcome relief from the 'toasty' conditions much of the state have been enjoying.

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    Welcome to the trees fellow Texans!

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    You guys have the trees... But we have some nice pictures of them in a book. :-)

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    I like that sign on I 10 @ FT STOCKTON
    " No gas next 150 miles" er sumptin like'at


    Welcome........
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    Welcome to the Forums from Canada!
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    Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy View Post
    I like that sign on I 10 @ FT STOCKTON
    " No gas next 150 miles" er sumptin like'at


    Welcome........
    "No nothing" would work there as well.

    Pretty rough country. Actually lived in Fort Stockton for a couple of years in high school. Hot. Arid. Dusty.

    It's not Hell... You have to pass through Hell to get there though.

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    Welcome to HF!

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    Welcome to the campfire from Alabama!
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    Welcome to the forums. I must admit, I thought, given the thread title and the current heat, that we had a fool on our hands. But at altitude around Telluride makes a lot more sense!

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