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    Hammock as a bivy

    has anyone ever done this and do you need a ground cloth

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    Quote Originally Posted by jscalia View Post
    has anyone ever done this and do you need a ground cloth
    I haven't done it, but it would be easily accomplished. As to whether or not you'd need a ground cloth, I guess it would depend on how wet the ground under you is, if you have a sleeping pad or not, the temperature outside, etc. Personally, I'd say yes. See attached photo. Thanks to Ed Speer for the photo from his site.
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    I would definitely recommend a ground cloth. Matter of fact, I would probably put my pad between the hammock & ground if (for what ever reason) I was ever forced to sleep on the ground.

    Reason being, if you're going to continue to use the hammock as a hammock, you're going to want to give serious thought to protecting the hammock fabric from any kind of punctures or abrasion.

    When you lay in the hammock, the fabric is stretched tight & supporting your weight.
    That shouldn't be a problem as long as the fabric is in good condition.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    I had forgotten that was one of the other reasons I chose the Claytor, (over, say, the HH). Side entry zipper, and spreader bar loops on net make it easy for bivy/bugnet tent conversion in a no-tree situation. Add tarp and trekking poles as needed. (Haven't done it yet, myself)

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