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  1. #111
    Senior Member NorseAmerican's Avatar
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    Durring my planing for gearing up to do TL with my son this summer, I came across a Clark add in BP magazine. Thought this was a neat idea, as I have severely bad neck issues and always wake up cripled when sleeping on the ground(if you can call that sleeping). Well, I came across this site after looking into other hammocks to compare, and the rest is history! I drank the cool-aid by the gallon!
    Oh, and my first night out resulted in a real sleep with no back or neck pain

  2. #112
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    i've been camping all my life. about 10 years ago i complained about my back always hurting in the morning and a friend suggested getting a hammock for camping. so i did. but i never thought of sleeping in it. i would still sleep on the ground but take naps in the hammock. i always slept better in the hammock during my naps then on the ground, but never put 2 and 2 together. then when i was looking online for a newer hammock i came across justjeff's site and then this site. now i'll never sleep on the ground again.

  3. #113
    New Member April Fool's Avatar
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    Been a ground dweller for many years but would take my net hammock on canoeing trips to the Boundary Waters to relax in during the day. Then I would sleep overnight in it if the weather looked good (no tarp) and bugs weren't out. Was great!

    Years went by and as I got older the ground got harder. Kept reading about these guys who would use camping hammocks in the Boundary Waters so I recently took the plunge and ordered a Warbonnet.

    Should be hanging in a few weeks.

  4. #114
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    I just got tired of a sore back from sleeping on the ground.

  5. #115
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    Have you ever seen a 66 year old man with arthritic knees try to get up from the ground? Don't laugh, you all will be there someday. NUF SAID

    Jerry (San Antonio)

  6. #116
    Member mozzie's Avatar
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    galiono island

    i was in b.c. building a dock.the guy next door had me try his hh.flew back to fla.only to find the hh office was a mile away.i just could not bare the ground after that great nights sleep.

  7. #117
    Senior Member mitch's Avatar
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    I guess to try another way. It looks cool too. I've camped in pop-ups, pup tents, no tents, big canvas wall tents, and tarps. Lot of being on the ground over the years. I'm thinking that I will have a lot more sites to chose from if I can hang from a tree. My Claytor JH should be here on the 16th, so I will find out for sure.

  8. #118

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    I bought a 2 man tent last year. it works great but after poking around the internet i stumbled on hammock camping. I thought how great it would be for solo camping. i'm a short guy so i grabbed a good deal on a HH scout on ebay. now i'm thinking of selling the tent to get another hammock for my son. i think the biggest attraction to hanging is it's just cool!

  9. #119
    New Member gilla's Avatar
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    I saw the an inexpensive hammock at the store and thought, "Hey, there's an idea." Bought a used army poncho for a fly and off I went. When it started to wear out I found true camping hammocks and had to find more money.

    I went out to S Manitou Island with my family. At the welcome and orientation meeting they said to set camp at "designated sites, only in the cleared site." I went and asked about my hammock after the oration was complete and was actually laughed at, he said I could set up practically anywhere I wanted. My father didn't think I'd make it for a night and brought an extra large tent. By the end of the weekend, he was useing my hammock, he's not yet convinced, but he's starting to warm to the idea.
    Last edited by gilla; 03-15-2009 at 21:19. Reason: added paragraph.
    I sleep in the trees.

  10. #120
    New Member VanIam's Avatar
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    I am picking up hammocking to try to downsize my gear. I have a two man tent which is fine if I am taking along company, but when it's just me I don't need the extra space uh hum weight. I thought about just carrying a tarp, but then thought "when have you slept comfortably on rocks and roots?" With that in mind I thought I would try to go the air route. I am in the research phase right now. Also, through the Southeastern Backpackers podcast I ran across Shug's tarp video, and his awesome video kind of fueled it even more. Great forum you all; I am slowly soaking it all in.

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