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Old 01-10-2013, 05:46 AM   #6
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Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Blount Springs, AL
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If we're talking summertime...

...get a hammock and sleep happy. Faster setup/take down (about a minute) and rain/dew dries out faster in the morning. Also in warm weather there's no need for a sleeping pad like with a tent.

Price could be less or more than a tent depending on features and brand.

I did a 45-day canoe trip last spring and carried my hammock and a small ($100) one-man backpacking tent. I used the hammock all but four nights when there were no suitable trees for it. Three of the other nights I used the tent and the fourth I just put my sleeping bag/pad on the ground. All four non-hammock nights I woke up sore the next day.

My Hennessey Hammock with traveling companions:
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