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    I Learn So Others Can Too FireInMyBones's Avatar
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    HYOH, but I made my own. 3"x7"x2" Synthetic insulation for loft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cogbill View Post
    Thanks for your input guys. It seems everybody does their own thing. I guess it varies per person, per hammock, per hang. Thanks everyone.
    That's the general suckiness.of all hammock related advice
    When it seems like the night will last forever
    And there's nothing left to do but count the years
    When the strings of my heart start to sever
    And stones fall from my eyes instead of tears
    I will walk alone by the black muddy river
    And dream me a dream of my own
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    Quote Originally Posted by backpackingZombie View Post
    That's the general suckiness.of all hammock related advice


    Haha I hear that!

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    One more "it works for me but probably won't mean a dang thing to you" comment: I usually only use the pillow to keep my head from flopping to the side, or when I'm on my side. On my back, I don't use it underneath my head....

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    http://www.campmor.com/thermarest-pi..._sku=55198BLUS

    I use a pillow like the above but it's synthetic. I cinch it up to compress for packing

    Like bubba, I like something cradling my neck. For backyard use I use an old Thermarest synthetic pillow It's rectangular Probably 7" x 12"

    At home I use a specially-shaped pillow between my thighs to keep my spine straight. Like to have something for side sleeping in a hammock but I can sleep on my back most of the time

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    Prefers life at 12 MPH. FLRider's Avatar
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    I, also, use the JRB Graham Air. However, I don't use it under my head--I find the hammock provides enough support for my head and neck. Instead, I use it under my (usually left) knee, to prevent knee hyper-extension in my Hennessy.

    Otherwise, I would need to maintain a figure-4 position all night, and that gets kinda old after a while.

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    I have a Wilderness logics synthetic. Never really thought I needed a pillow. Their design is light and narrow, mostly for neck support. My shoulders and head stay on the hammock and I stuff the pillow in the space under my neck for support. Works better than I'd hoped. No more crick in the neck come mornin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cogbill View Post
    This is about the silliest question y'all have probably heard all day but, on my hang this weekend I couldn't use a pillow because my chin was pretty much to my chest anyway because of how the hammock lay. I played around with sag and settled on the flattest lay I could get on the diagonal. It was somewhat flat but there was no way I could use a pillow without cranking my neck up to my chest. I assume I'm doing something wrong. What is it?
    I have a little trail-sized pillow. Just put it at the nape of my neck.

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    Pretty much as you've determined a pillow and it's use is an individual choice. Back in my bed days I slept with 2 pillows. Now that I'm a fulltimer, on my back I don't need any, and on my side I use a WM travel pillow only 1/2 inflated. Keep looking you will find your own ideal pillow.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    I find that I need a very minimal pillow. One thing you may want to try is tieing it with some chord to the gathered end, so it hangs about where you want it. This way you will not be chasing it all night. and it will not flop out on the ground when you get in and out. Mine just stays in the hammock full time.

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