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    Senior Member domromer's Avatar
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    I've hammock camped plenty of times it's just been kinda rat tag. I never really had all the parts at once to get me through a cool or rainy night. Most nights I was cold but comfortable or if it rained I threw a tent rainfly over me. I've got the double nest now, so I'm going to build my system from there. Space is limited on the bike so I'm going to aim to keep it lightweight and packable.

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    Wow! you have some really nice shots, of course, now I want waffles, but thanks.
    jason

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    Those of us with a Big Agnes bag have the advantage of a sewn-in pad pocket. I'm happy with mine as a top quilt and the pad is all I need for bottom insulation for much of the year. I would make a top quilt a low priority, if I were you.

    Thanks for sharing the details of your trip.

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    I rode my 1980 Vespa P200 across the US in 2006 and wish I had known about hammock camping then! I'm looking forward to getting it running this spring so I can do some scooter camping with my hammock. Great pics BTW!

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    Great trip report. That is a beautiful area.
    Man I must be a really back woods hick. The farthest I've ever walked in the middle of the night is about 2 steps past my tarp.
    O&B
    May your mileage in the backcountry exceed your post count.

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    Thanks for the picks. It's always great to see another hanging geocacher!
    Brian
    Denver, CO
    Father. Husband. Scoutmaster.

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    Senior Member domromer's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    Great trip report. That is a beautiful area.
    Man I must be a really back woods hick. The farthest I've ever walked in the middle of the night is about 2 steps past my tarp.

    Normally I'm with you, but this wasn't that kind of campground..it was like a small city of rvs that surrounded me. Not me cup of tea but I didn't really research it much before I hit the road. If I knew what I know now I would have made it a longer day and camped at Fort Clinch instead.

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    Senior Member domromer's Avatar
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    Oh and in terms of getting my Sh$t togethter. I ordered a golite one season top quilt. It's rated for the 40s. Which would made it a 3 season quilt for down here in the low country.

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    Senior Member Law Dawg (ret)'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by domromer View Post
    So what did this teach me..Well that I need to get serious with my hammock gear. Which means a top quilt and uderquilt. No more fooling around with sleeping on the ground.
    Nice RR/HR it's good to see the other hanging side represented here!

    Best moto camping money ever spent for this rider was the WB hammocks (prefer the BB/Traveler 1.1 dbl), HG Burrow & Incubator, and AHE Toxoway tarp YMMV. Pads are of the Devil (in the air and on the ground) and the whole kit takes up a bunch less space than the now abandoned ground kit (shudder), not to mention the primary goal...comfort. What UQs are you considering?

    Other riders ask about what to do when there are no trees to hang the kit from. I tell them that's why we have maps and motorcycles so we can plan our rides better than that and ride to the trees.
    Mark is the name and If there is more than one way to understand what I just said....I meant the good one.

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    Senior Member domromer's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Law Dawg (ret) View Post
    Nice RR/HR it's good to see the other hanging side represented here!

    Best moto camping money ever spent for this rider was the WB hammocks (prefer the BB/Traveler 1.1 dbl), HG Burrow & Incubator, and AHE Toxoway tarp YMMV. Pads are of the Devil (in the air and on the ground) and the whole kit takes up a bunch less space than the now abandoned ground kit (shudder), not to mention the primary goal...comfort. What UQs are you considering?

    Other riders ask about what to do when there are no trees to hang the kit from. I tell them that's why we have maps and motorcycles so we can plan our rides better than that and ride to the trees.
    I have't really thought much about underquilts yet. I still have my big agnes bag so I'm going to use that as an underquilt initially. I'll probably end up getting a summer weight as it's pretty mild here even in the winter.

    Good point about riding to find a hanging location. It just adds to the adventure. My next trip is going to be in Florida and a lot of the state parks either don't allow hammocks or just have no trees. I figure there is plenty of national forest for when I'm in the interior. When I want to camp out the beach things may get a little tricky. I may end up doing some stealth camping or as a last resort cowboy camp. My favorite campground in Florida is Gamble Rogers State Recreation area. They have literally no trees in the campground so I'm not sure how I'll figure that one out. I might have to give it a miss and camp a little further up the road at Anastasia.

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