Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Baltimore
    Posts
    1

    Cool Purchasing tent or hammock for my kit. (new Guy)

    Hello everyone. I am new to the forum and figured this would be a great site to get info on backpacking with a hammock. I am currently purchasing new gear for my solo backpacking kit. I plan on using this kit on the east coast hiking the AT, Shenandoah, WV, PA area . Im looking to buy shelter prefferably a new hammock for 1-3 day trips. But I am stuck on wether to buy a hammock or tent. Noob question. Has anyone found themselves being in an aerea unable to hang your hammock. i became a beliver of hammocks about 4 years ago when I was on the AT (Annapolis Rock) and was supposed to camp at a designated site. well being ontop on a cliff, all the comfortable spots, or spots that had dirt was taken up. I had a tent and was forced to sleep ontop of a rock slab. I noticed 3 guys hanging near the cliff in there hammock. Figured hey they have to be comfortable. So being a bigger guy I am leaning towards the ENO complete kit, just cause I need a hammock that will hold
    300lbs. but the complete kit is like 3lbs or so for $200.00 where I can get a a UL Big Agnes tent for $300.00 around the same weight. My objective is the usual 25lb pack (40L Osprey Stratos 40). Any advice or pointing to the right direction is greatly appreciated.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Cannibal's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Hammock
    Warbonnet ON!
    Tarp
    SuperFly or MacCat
    Insulation
    Yetis & Mambas
    Suspension
    Webbing and rings
    Posts
    13,919
    Images
    136
    Welcome to the forums!
    No problems anywhere along the AT. A couple of areas where you are not 'supposed to' camp, but you could. A Warbonnet Blackbird double layer 1.7 would be a lighter rig and would probably hold 300lbs; check with warbonnetguy, he's a member here.
    Trust nobody!

  3. #3
    Senior Member Roadtorque's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Hammock
    Warbonnet BB
    Tarp
    Custom OES BatCave
    Insulation
    JRB quilts
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    1,117
    I would stay away from the "ENO complete kit" the hammocks is good, the other stuff... well you can find a lot better

  4. #4
    HappyCamper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    WV
    Hammock
    Warbonnet BB, 1.1 single
    Tarp
    JRB11x10 Z-P cuben
    Insulation
    Yeti JRB WestMtg
    Suspension
    webbing, Dutchclip
    Posts
    3,523
    Images
    47
    Bear, You're in Baltimore, come to the MAHHA hang in 2 weeks. Real close to you at Gathland State Park, MD. See and try hammocks in action! Directions here. other info here.
    I intend to live forever, or die trying. -- Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977)

  5. #5
    Senior Member animalcontrol's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Bloomington, IN
    Hammock
    Warbonnet BB D1.1, Traveler S1.7
    Tarp
    Cuben DIY
    Insulation
    2/3 UQ, DIY TQ
    Suspension
    whoopie slings
    Posts
    2,515
    Images
    101
    Quote Originally Posted by HappyCamper View Post
    Bear, You're in Baltimore, come to the MAHHA hang in 2 weeks. Real close to you at Gathland State Park, MD. See and try hammocks in action! Directions here. other info here.
    Luv your new avatar HC!
    "Every day is a new day to a better future"
    "Of all the things that matter, that really and truly matter, working more efficiently and getting more done is not among them." ~ Mike Dooley
    "What if I told you that you couldn't have anymore of anything... No more friends, no more money, no more anything, until you first got happy with what you have?"~ Mike Dooley
    "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." ~ Socrates

  6. #6
    New Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    WV
    Hammock
    Eno single
    Tarp
    OES Mac Cat std
    Posts
    21
    welcome to the forums
    I have an ENO and really like it, but would suggest not using there slap strap system, the idea is really neat and really convenient but they stretch a lot in the night. I weigh around 225 and have went to bed around 2 ft above the ground and woke up being a couple of ins from the ground

  7. #7
    HappyCamper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    WV
    Hammock
    Warbonnet BB, 1.1 single
    Tarp
    JRB11x10 Z-P cuben
    Insulation
    Yeti JRB WestMtg
    Suspension
    webbing, Dutchclip
    Posts
    3,523
    Images
    47
    Quote Originally Posted by animalcontrol View Post
    Luv your new avatar HC!
    Thanks! It's actually my original avatar for this site. -- Only put that in cuz the post won't just let me say thanks!
    I intend to live forever, or die trying. -- Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977)

  8. #8
    Senior Member Cannibal's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Hammock
    Warbonnet ON!
    Tarp
    SuperFly or MacCat
    Insulation
    Yetis & Mambas
    Suspension
    Webbing and rings
    Posts
    13,919
    Images
    136
    Quote Originally Posted by HappyCamper View Post
    Thanks! It's actually my original avatar for this site. -- Only put that in cuz the post won't just let me say thanks!
    Just add a smilie to the end. - That one added 8 characters.
    Trust nobody!

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •