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Old 03-04-2012, 07:53 PM   #2836
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Exped has the lateral waterproof compression bags. They are hard to find but some stores are getting stock back in.

They come in three sizes s m and l.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:56 PM   #2837
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Exped has the lateral waterproof compression bags. They are hard to find but some stores are getting stock back in.

They come in three sizes s m and l.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:04 PM   #2838
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Exped has the lateral waterproof compression bags. They are hard to find but some stores are getting stock back in.

They come in three sizes s m and l.
Kifaru has the best stuff sacks I have used...

https://kifaru.net/stuffsack.html

Kind of spendy but they are tough and pack very small.
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:27 PM   #2839
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Hennessy Hammock

If you do solos or groups... I really hope you can check out Hennessy Hammocks or Warbonnet Hammocks. The best way to bike/camp. Its a hammock built like a tent thats super compact and portable. No need for all the gear. 2-3lb bag... thats it
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:19 AM   #2840
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If you do solos or groups... I really hope you can check out Hennessy Hammocks or Warbonnet Hammocks. The best way to bike/camp. Its a hammock built like a tent thats super compact and portable. No need for all the gear. 2-3lb bag... thats it
The problem with hammocks is that there aren't always trees around... that and more than a night in a hammock and my back starts getting sore.
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:56 AM   #2841
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if it hurts your back, either you have a strange back issue, or you need to take the time to learn how to hang , and sleep in a hammock.

It is easily more comfortable than any bed for me.

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The problem with hammocks is that there aren't always trees around... that and more than a night in a hammock and my back starts getting sore.
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:57 AM   #2842
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if it hurts your back, either you have a strange back issue, or you need to take the time to learn how to hang , and sleep in a hammock.

It is easily more comfortable than any bed for me.
I don't have any strange back issues. A hammock forces you to sleep in a position that is different than your natural spinal curvature. This doesn't bother everyone, but it certainly can and does bother people with no back issues whatsoever.

What is comfortable for you isn't necessarily comfortable for the next person. I could just as easily tell you that you have some strange back issue because a hammock is more comfortable for you than any other bed. Of course, I won't, because that is just normal variation that exists from person to person.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:29 AM   #2843
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I don't have any strange back issues. A hammock forces you to sleep in a position that is different than your natural spinal curvature. This doesn't bother everyone, but it certainly can and does bother people with no back issues whatsoever.

What is comfortable for you isn't necessarily comfortable for the next person. I could just as easily tell you that you have some strange back issue because a hammock is more comfortable for you than any other bed. Of course, I won't, because that is just normal variation that exists from person to person.
You may be right, but I've had enough of being sore in a tent. I haven't found any ground pad that keeps me from having pressure points on my hips/shoulders, and a back that feels like a pretzel. I bought a jungle hammock which lays flatter than the Warbonnet and Hennessy that has a built in bug screen. I'll be carrying a tarp (either my current Kelty 12x12 or a lighter winter tarp with doors) to keep out the elements. The cool thing about this hammock is that it has an additional waterproof bottom layer that attaches with velcro and can go to the ground as a bivy if you end up without trees to hang from. I use a Big Agnes with an Exped pad, so going to the ground would be no worse than being in a tent anyway. Best of both worlds.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:41 AM   #2844
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You may be right, but I've had enough of being sore in a tent. I haven't found any ground pad that keeps me from having pressure points on my hips/shoulders, and a back that feels like a pretzel. I bought a jungle hammock which lays flatter than the Warbonnet and Hennessy that has a built in bug screen. I'll be carrying a tarp (either my current Kelty 12x12 or a lighter winter tarp with doors) to keep out the elements. The cool thing about this hammock is that it has an additional waterproof bottom layer that attaches with velcro and can go to the ground as a bivy if you end up without trees to hang from. I use a Big Agnes with an Exped pad, so going to the ground would be no worse than being in a tent anyway. Best of both worlds.
Wow, that is cool. I didn't know they made hammocks that can also be used as a bivy. What kind of pole setup does it use?
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:46 AM   #2845
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You may be right, but I've had enough of being sore in a tent. I haven't found any ground pad that keeps me from having pressure points on my hips/shoulders, and a back that feels like a pretzel. I bought a jungle hammock which lays flatter than the Warbonnet and Hennessy that has a built in bug screen. I'll be carrying a tarp (either my current Kelty 12x12 or a lighter winter tarp with doors) to keep out the elements. The cool thing about this hammock is that it has an additional waterproof bottom layer that attaches with velcro and can go to the ground as a bivy if you end up without trees to hang from. I use a Big Agnes with an Exped pad, so going to the ground would be no worse than being in a tent anyway. Best of both worlds.
Sounds great.

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Old 03-05-2012, 07:50 AM   #2846
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Wow, that is cool. I didn't know they made hammocks that can also be used as a bivy. What kind of pole setup does it use?
You can use just about anything, but since I also have the Kelty tarp poles that I use to put the tarp in front porch mode when there are trees around, they can also be used to hold up the bug net portion of the hammock when it's in bivy mode. I still use the tarp when there aren't trees anyway, so there would be minimal change to that set up. You can find these hammocks on ebay under 'Tenth Wonder Hammocks' or you can go to DD Hammocks website. When you're looking at the DD Hammocks, make sure you look for the one with the waterproof layer, the other is similar, but is breathable and therefore can't go to the ground.

Here's a review of the DD Hammock. It doesn't discuss bivy mode, but elaborates on the 'tent-like' features of this style of hammock.

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Old 03-05-2012, 10:14 AM   #2847
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Like I said, learn how to hang it, and you can lay flat.

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I don't have any strange back issues. A hammock forces you to sleep in a position that is different than your natural spinal curvature. This doesn't bother everyone, but it certainly can and does bother people with no back issues whatsoever.

What is comfortable for you isn't necessarily comfortable for the next person. I could just as easily tell you that you have some strange back issue because a hammock is more comfortable for you than any other bed. Of course, I won't, because that is just normal variation that exists from person to person.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:24 AM   #2848
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Shady Rascal: How did you mount your sidecases? Are they easy on easy off or are they permabolted on?
Brady, known as Corrado113, is very skilled making custom bags and now has a side business thanks to Inmates. Check his products out, if he doesnt make it, send him the measurements and he will make it for you! Very reasonable prices and fast turn around!

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Old 03-05-2012, 10:53 AM   #2849
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The problem with hammocks is that there aren't always trees around... that and more than a night in a hammock and my back starts getting sore.

You defiantly need to learn how to properly hang your hammock. Properly done there is NO back prressure what-so-ever and you should be able to lay in any position with comfort. There is a learning curve that takes time.....................
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:54 AM   #2850
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Like I said, learn how to hang it, and you can lay flat.
Is this a special hammock, or any hammock? You sound like you know much more about me on the subject, so I'm not doubting you, but I'm just having a hard time picturing a hammock that lays flat with a 200lb. body inside. Do you have any pics/videos?
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