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    Re: Hammock Hiking with Dog--sleep arrangements

    Quote Originally Posted by sierraflyguide View Post
    I have added 1ft of bug net to the edges of my superfly, gives me a larger bug free zone. Since the net just rests on the ground my britany can enter and exit whenever she likes. Works good for me and the puppy. Designing a bug room to cover one side while the tarp is in porch mode. Should weigh about 1/2 a pound.
    Wow, I'd love to see pics of both. Our Huskies always come with us and I worry about mossies and ticks even though they get their monthly Advantix...I love the idea of adding netting, and in porch mode I could enjoy it too.
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    That idea really sounds nice to me too!.

    We just rescued my first trail dog, a Borgi, from TN last week. This thread has been crazy helpful.

    He can fray webbing in minutes with those teeth, so making him carry the shielded cable, suggestion, made me grin. +1 to that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratdog View Post

    They are small dogs so it is a bit easier but both have sharp claws.

    I put a woobie (poncho liner) down as a top quilt/dog blanket and it is sufficient to protect the hammock.
    I worry about this with my beagle. She has this tendancy to claw
    at her bed. I don't know if she is trying to spread out the blanket,
    or bunching it up so its more comfortable /boggle. The dog blanket
    is a good solution, as is mitts as someone else suggested.

    I too am VERY afraid of taking my dog into my hammock, but I know
    that she can sleep 12 hours straight, so I'd love to have her hang
    with me.

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    another golden lover

    Quote Originally Posted by Whiskeyjack View Post
    After our May Long weekend camping trip, the old 3 person tent we used for the dogs got wet. The fly just can't hold back the water any more.
    I went to look for some silicone spray to try and waterproof it again. The spray was $15. Our new dog tent was $20 and measures 6x3. I'll make a larger fly which will still cost us next to nothing, and it packs down very small.
    I've been searching all over for the tiniest of tents at $20. the dog tents are expensive, and people tents, are too big (weight and extra space= heat loss .

    where did you buy this?

    also saw this cheap solution: http://www.rakuten.com/prod/coghlans...ngId=237290707

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_urbanawiz View Post
    If the weather is decent, I have my 70 lb goldendoodle sleep on the ground next to me. On my last trip, however, I had her hop into my hammock and she slept down by my feet. She hardly moved all night and I didn't have any problem with her claws tearing up the hammock.

    If you worried about your dog's claws, you can get dog boots or socks that would probably better protect the hammock. I haven't tried them before, but I think I will next time I take mine out.
    The booties are great, I used to make them when we lived in alaska. two pair of toddler socks will work for this purpose.

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    I got it at Canadian Tire. Won't help you unfortunately.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbinheadlodge View Post
    I've been searching all over for the tiniest of tents at $20. the dog tents are expensive, and people tents, are too big (weight and extra space= heat loss .

    where did you buy this?

    also saw this cheap solution: http://www.rakuten.com/prod/coghlans...ngId=237290707
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    Re: Hammock Hiking with Dog--sleep arrangements

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    Attached is how Charlie, 7 yr old Chocolate Lab handles a bit of rain with the hammock. I agree with the earlier post about a longer lead. 20 ft light cloth rope with a small clip at end works great. Gives her the freedom to relieve herself if needed in the middle of the night and if she wants additional air, she moves further out. The blanket is a light fleece that she carries in her pack.
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    after conversing with Whiskeyjack about dogs and hammocks I was struck by an idea. Now I am a tent lover who is loving hammocks and see the potential for failure with a dog in the hammock or tied to a person in the hammock or being eaten by bugs or frozen by wind and snow. I have visited a native community in northern Ontario(way north, winter roads or fly in only) and they cant tie dogs up in their little town because no matter how big or vicious the dog was, it got taken by wolves.
    back to my idea, it is light weight, perches right under the hammock....grounded. a pole-less tent. made out of extra ripstop and no-see-um mesh. make it rectangle base, triangular ends with a single door. can seal the bottom for the "bathtub bottom" tents have. guy lines to tie off to trees front and back like the hammock is. 4 pegs. this way it can be made to whatever size dog someone has, can have a pad for colder ground, and is light enough to fit in a pocket

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    Great thread.

    I took my buddy PJ with me and a friend on a 30 mile backpacking trip this summer. It rained for most of the first day and his first night on the trail was cold one. He ended up sleeping with me in the hammock. Well, he slept. I did not.

    The other two nights he was fine sleeping just below me. I think 1) he was tired from the hike and 2) wasn't wet when we went to bed. With snow camping just around the corner I have to find a solution for "wet, but warm" and I'm leaning towards an enclosed 2'x2' shelter with a durable bottom and a closed cell mat that would have a ridgeline running off of my hammock suspension so I could drape some insulation over it.

    If I come up with a decent solution I'll post a pic.

    *cheers*

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