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Old 05-29-2013, 11:20 AM   #331
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Love my Hennessy Hammock! Did you know you are not allowed to hang a hammock in a state park anywhere in FL??

Got harassed by a ranger inside of a state park campground. State law prohibits hanging anything from a tree!?
ahhh, fortunately, there is no violation then. Palm "trees" aren't trees, they're GRASS. No law against hanging things from grass, eh?
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:43 AM   #332
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Just picked up this Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter PRO hammock; I bought a 10' x 12' Etowah Camo Tarp to cover it last night. My aquisition of stealth camping gear has begun....


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Old 05-31-2013, 11:31 AM   #333
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Just picked up this Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter PRO hammock; I bought a 10' x 12' Etowah Camo Tarp to cover it last night. My aquisition of stealth camping gear has begun....


Get an under quilt of some kind: Insulation that you attach to hang underneath your hammock and in contact with your hammock.
That, or put a thin foam mat inside the hammock.

Lying in a hammock gets cold when temps drop below 70 F and soft insulation between you and the hammock (lying in a sleeping bag inside the hammock) gets flattened and is not very effective.

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Old 05-31-2013, 05:43 PM   #334
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Wow, below 70F huh? I have a sleeping bag I was pretty much going to carry with me anyway, and I have an older Therm-a-rest pad. Never tried hammock camping, but everybody seems to swear they'll never go back to a tent.
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:51 AM   #335
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Wow, below 70F huh? I have a sleeping bag I was pretty much going to carry with me anyway, and I have an older Therm-a-rest pad. Never tried hammock camping, but everybody seems to swear they'll never go back to a tent.
Look up some of the Hennessy Hammock threads. You'll see that most agree a bit more insulation is needed.
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Old 06-01-2013, 05:19 PM   #336
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Cavebiker,

Can I ask what camera you mostly are using?

Some of your images are quite stunning, and caught my eye, so I have to ask, what camera please?

Hope to see you some time between the northshore and Hayward.
Hey Unstable Rider,

The camera is nothing special, a Nikon Coolpix L110. The camera has a large diameter lens, the shutter setting was set slow and it was set up on a tripod using telephoto. Thanks man!

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Old 03-30-2014, 12:12 PM   #337
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[QUOTE=capriccio;6782384]Ok, lets all take a deep breath and relax cause I have a suggestion that may push the wrong buttons. About approaching the local police department and ask for help in locating a spot for the night or they may be friendly enough to offer accomodations in an empty cell and they have showers. May be not. About firehouses amd surroundings. I have never tried any of this but next time I'm in a pinch I think I will.

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You know, that's not a bad idea. Smaller town police, Rural Sheriff's Dept's would probably help you out. I read a TAT report where they pulled up to a rural VFD and were let to stay in the yard behind the firehouse. Can't hurt to ask.
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Old 03-30-2014, 04:50 PM   #338
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Ok, lets all take a deep breath and relax cause I have a suggestion that may push the wrong buttons. About approaching the local police department and ask for help in locating a spot for the night or they may be friendly enough to offer accomodations in an empty cell and they have showers. May be not. About firehouses amd surroundings. I have never tried any of this but next time I'm in a pinch I think I will.

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You know, that's not a bad idea. Smaller town police, Rural Sheriff's Dept's would probably help you out. I read a TAT report where they pulled up to a rural VFD and were let to stay in the yard behind the firehouse. Can't hurt to ask.
I can't imagine any police department letting someone crash in a cell. Too much liability.

Maybe 30 years ago.
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Old 03-30-2014, 05:34 PM   #339
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I think I'll abandon the tent on my stealth adventures this season. I'm always looking for ways to pack more efficiently, lighter, and less. Last fall I acquired a US army issue 3 piece sleeping system which consists of a lightweight sleeping bag, a heavy(er) weight sleeping bag, and a cammo gortex bivy sack. They can be used separately, or combined, depending on the weather, and the whole package copresses into a sack smaller and lighter than many sleeping bags alone. Supposedly all three together and you're good down to -40F, but I've only tested it to zero and was pretty comfy with a therma-rest inside the bivy and under the bags. I may miss my mesh tent on hot nights with lots of bugs though.
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:12 PM   #340
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I stealth camp a good bit, because I am cheap, it extends my journey(more cash for food and gas), I hate dealing with people at campgrounds and hotels ( I travel to get away from people, not to hang out with strangers) and I love the adventure of snagging "naughty camping" :)

Outside of Salt Lake in a small town park



And of course my favorite - ON the Blue Ridge Parkway




Neat video.

If I remember right, pulling off the BRP anywhere you can is not prohibited. Camping probably is, but it looks like you had the tent tucked in pretty nicely and doesn't look like you threw too many beer bottles out on the road so maybe they don't mess with people if they behave, especially if they wear a light on their head.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:09 PM   #341
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:36 PM   #342
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I've got an amigo that likes to stealth camp in CEMETERIES. It's among his favorite places to hide out and pitch camp when he's going cross-country, making miles, and riding from early to late.

Almost every little town has one nearby and some have spectacular views, shade, benches, treed windbreaks, etc. He'll usually find his spot just before it's dark, and then if someone shows up he will hang out like he's visiting a relative's grave site .......... until they drive on. He says they almost all have water available too. Prudent to check for sprinkler heads, possibility of getting locked in/locked out, nightlights, noisy flag hardware banging against a flagpole if it gets breezy, and he typically likes to find the shack for the tools and mowers and pitch camp out of view behind that if he can.
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Old 04-03-2014, 12:56 PM   #343
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What does he carry for zombie alert?
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Old 04-03-2014, 01:51 PM   #344
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I've got an amigo that likes to stealth camp in CEMETERIES. It's among his favorite places to hide out and pitch camp when he's going cross-country, making miles, and riding from early to late.
Cemeteries are often good places to spend the night. It's been mentioned in this thread numerous times.

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Old 04-03-2014, 03:05 PM   #345
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"Cemeteries ? - Nah, too popular."

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"People are dying to get in there..."
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