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    Quote Originally Posted by dejoha View Post
    Sounds like quite the adventure -- good luck!

    Your list of hammocks is great and any of them would be fine for your trip, although not all are "complete" kits with an included tarp and bug net. The Hammock Bliss no-see-um-no-more is a great choice if you are leaning that direction anyway. One thing that separates that hammock from the others on this list is that the Hammock Bliss hammock can be turned upside down with the bug net on the bottom when you don't need it. This is possible because the bug net does not use a structural ridgeline. I like this in a hammock because it offers more modularity.

    The other really nice thing about this hammock is the body is made from a single piece of parachute nylon that is very wide. It's going to be a very comfortable hammock for you.

    Since you are bike touring, you can get away with a bit more weight and also reduce costs. For an under quilt, you could possibly get away with a poncho liner under quilt, if you're looking to save some cash.
    Thank you very much for your advice man. I will be looking into the hammock bliss this weekend (luckily they have distributors in Australia) so I can see how they feel. I like the versatility. I will look into the poncho liners as well, and a few DIY directions to see if I can make it work. Thank you!!

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    Well, I got the hammock bliss in the end . I am very happy with it. I think I'll throw a couple whoopie slings in there and start practicing with it before the big trip. I think I'll get one of those rain flys by tenth wonder hammocks, they are cheap enough and seem good. Thank you for the feedback guys and I'll keep you all updated how my mission's going.

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    I would be sure to use a gear-safe pest repellent like permethrin (each treatment is viable up to six weeks). I watched a documentary which took place in a tropical environment and jungle insects literally ate the fabric of his hammock into uselessness.
    "If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito." -- Dalai Lama XIV

    "He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul's estate."
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    Quote Originally Posted by RamenShamen View Post
    I would be sure to use a gear-safe pest repellent like permethrin (each treatment is viable up to six weeks). I watched a documentary which took place in a tropical environment and jungle insects literally ate the fabric of his hammock into uselessness.
    I'd love to see that documentary. Is it available on Netflix?

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    Dejoha, I will have to peruse my NF history to get a title for you.
    "If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito." -- Dalai Lama XIV

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    I believe it was Walking the Amazon (2011) The story of Ed Stafford's 2 1/2 year journey to become the first man to walk the length of the Amazon River.
    Last edited by RamenShamen; 11-30-2012 at 07:50.
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    I found the whole documentary on YouTube. Here is the link to Part I:
    "If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito." -- Dalai Lama XIV

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    And Part II: (at 6:50 Ed puts his head completely through his mozzie net.)

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    Good choice

    Quote Originally Posted by Diegojuul View Post
    Well, I got the hammock bliss in the end . I am very happy with it. I think I'll throw a couple whoopie slings in there and start practicing with it before the big trip. I think I'll get one of those rain flys by tenth wonder hammocks, they are cheap enough and seem good. Thank you for the feedback guys and I'll keep you all updated how my mission's going.
    I had one of those for a while and it is a good choice. Good choice to add the whoopies...you are not going to miss those ropes and tying those knots. Another thing I did to mine was sew on some asym Hennessey style tie outs or 4 tie outs like the Switchback. (You could stich those by hand) And remember you can use that hammock on the ground as a bug bivy if needed. Good pics of how to do that on the TTTG site.
    Gentle raindrops and mighty oceans...neither can exist without the other.
    Time heals all wounds...but it usually leaves a pretty big scar.

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    We did a 5 day bike packing trip on the Colorado Trail this past August. Our high was around 90degrees, low of 30ish.
    We took for our sleep set up:
    DIY single hammock, with whoopsies, homemade treesavers w/ carabiners,
    fleece blanket(doubled & stitched into a sleeping sac,
    DIY 1/2 bug net,
    DIY silnylon rainfly (2 man, we shared the rainfly)(12"x11")
    TOTAL WEIGHT: 1.5 pounds. And

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