View Poll Results: Hammock vs tent.

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  • I have set my tent up in the yard and slept in it, and for myself, not the kids.

    50 25.91%
  • I never set my tent up in my yard, that would be just silly.

    16 8.29%
  • I've never owned a tent.

    3 1.55%
  • I have slept in my hammock in the back yard, I don't care what the neighbors say.

    161 83.42%
  • I don't use my hammock in the back yard, except to adjust hang before a trip.

    13 6.74%
  • People sleep inside their house, when they have a perfectly good hammock to rest in?

    21 10.88%
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  1. #1
    Senior Member FlyingMonkey's Avatar
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    Hammock vs Tent, or Just how addicted to hammocks are you?

    I ask for a reason. I was realizing tonight I've been getting back outdoors more, in a large part to wanting to camp out with my hammock.

    I don't recall being this excited to use my tent. When I used to go adventuring, I'd go for the goal. Often that goal was a certain mountain peak. The tent was just a way to try, and I emphasize try, to keep any rain off me in the night.

    In comparison to that, I plan my current trips around places where I can hang a hammock. I go late, hike in a little ways, hang, sleep, wakeup, and leave.

    Sometimes, when I can't wait for the next break in my work schedule, I just hang my hammock in the backyard.

    I think that last sentence sums it up. I never was so excited about my tent, that I would set it up in the yard, just to sleep in it. Does anyone? I know this might be an unfair question on a hammock forum, but I'm sure many people here came from a ground dwelling past.


    I'd be willing to bet, that there are more people out there besides myself, and Shug (he's always filming from his hammock in the back yard.) that will set up a hammock just out their back door for a night sleeping outside.


    Am I (almost) alone in this, or are there other people who are equally addicted to getting in some hang time?

    You can choose more than one option.

  2. #2
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    mine was the front yard though

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    I love sleeping in the yard in my hammock. Yes, the neighbors think I am nuts. My husband doesn't share my love for it either, but he supports me in it. :-)
    Happy Hangin!!!


    AKA BajaHanger

    You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it. -Albert Einstein

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    I'm doing the "52 night challenge" mainly as an excuse to get more hang time. I do get to fine tune my equipment and try different combos of tarps and set ups I couldn't do on a camping trip.
    Everyone ought to believe in something....I believe I'll go set up the hammock!

  5. #5
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    Tried sleeping outside in the hammock at first but there is a nightclub about 150 yd east that doesn't shut down until 2:00AM. Then there is an ambulance service about a 1/2 mile north and we're in an area with a large number of other senior citizens. So I just sleep in my fulltimer indoors. Don't even own a tent anymore.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Senior Member Bradley's Avatar
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    My nieghbours keep to themselves,
    so I don't even know if they know
    that I sleep outside or not.
    Bradley SaintJohn
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    The Transition from Ground Sleeping to Hammocks
    is the Conversion from Agony To Ecstasy,
    and Curing Ground-In-somnia.

    "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show you great and mighty things . . ." Jeremiah 33:3
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    I'm in the hammock now

    hanging in the backyard reading hammock forums. now that's sad :-) my wife is inside laughing at me lol

    I never once set up the tent just to sleep in it, but I love to hang the hammock

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    sleep in my bed at home (got trees in yard)
    hang and tent in the woods.
    can't see anything i should check ?
    It's not procrastinating, its proactively delaying the implementation of the energy-intensive phase of the project until the enthusiasm factor is at its maximum effectiveness.

  9. #9
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    I slept out in the yard last night and the night before. It was lovely apart from when the sprinklers came on. The only time I did that with a tent was when my son was small and wanted a backyard campout.

  10. #10
    I started out car camping then moved onto a lean-to with a tarp and a wool blanket (which I still do from time to time) then one day I made a paracord net hammock and loved it compared to anything. I then googled "camping hammock" to find out it has been around forever and is a BIG ADDICTION while it is more expensive than any other way to sleep ( only because of quilts ) it is the most comfortable . Although I did manage to have two full hammock kits (equipped with bug nets, with enough tarp,WB Superfly ) to cover them both, and enough insulation for me and my GF for 425 bucks. HOW???!!! Here is how, 2 DIY tablecloths ($25) Full whoopie kit from BIAS and 2 stuff sacks ($66) Superfly tarp ($155 camo) DIY UQ($125) and a MSS ($100 she uses black bag and UQ I use green and bivy bag) and two DIY bugnets ($50)

    Jeremy

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