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Old 05-10-2011, 10:46 AM   #601
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Have at it youngsters, all you are doing is building memories of physical feats that will remind you of how silly you were when looking back from your old age.
. . . which is one of the best investments of your time that you can possibly make.
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:13 PM   #602
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What do you do if there are no trees? Carry an extra bivy? Motel?
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:32 PM   #603
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By the way there isint a tread here of how to make love in a hammock


Standing up???????

I tested the HH out with a small lass. A bit awkward with not much to grab ahold of and not that stable but it put a smile on my face trying something different. One thing is remember to take down the tarp as the humidity and heat get unbearable in the nylon cacoon, sweat everywhere.

Lets also say that a bit of Bill Clinton ("I did not have sexual relations") in the afternoon certainly adds a new dimension to relaxing in yer hammock.

Just picked up a new 1.0 WBBB that is in need of the same baptism. Just got to find another willing lass that wants to hope on the back of a dirtbike and go camping in the jungle in a hammock. Hmmmmm where's that tick box on the Match.com profile?
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:40 PM   #604
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What do you do if there are no trees? Carry an extra bivy? Motel?

One time in Cambodia where there were heavy landmines in the area I was hesitant to go anywhere off the trail so just bivied inside the hammock on trail. I ended up draping the tarp over and underneath me and it worked in a pinch. It worked well enough but something I owuld only do if forced. Keep in mind the hammock material is not as durable material to withstand ground camping like a dedicated bivy sack.
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:22 AM   #605
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We're a little more down and dirty here so maybe we'll get more ideas.
Down and dirty? You need to string that hammock higher!
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:00 AM   #606
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. . . which is one of the best investments of your time that you can possibly make.
You might be right...

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What do you do if there are no trees?
Plan better.
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Old 05-12-2011, 02:14 AM   #607
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What do you do if there are no trees? Carry an extra bivy? Motel?
Plant one and come back later.
Whereupon you'll realize you should have planted two.
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:40 PM   #608
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adapt and overcome!!!
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:55 PM   #609
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. . . which is one of the best investments of your time that you can possibly make.
I'm at the stage that I'm starting to reap those rewards I worked so hard on collecting.

The pain is still there but the memories (and a few Aleve) drown them
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:20 PM   #610
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well, I ordered the Hennessy Safari DeLuxe. I figure it will be cheap motel time, if there aren't any trees..
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:27 PM   #611
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They make a nice bivy, especially if you go the pad route instead of an under quilt.
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Old 05-13-2011, 03:39 AM   #612
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What do you do if there are no trees? Carry an extra bivy? Motel?
You don't need trees to hang a hammock. You can take a hammock to ground if you need too.


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Old 05-13-2011, 05:16 AM   #613
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The BugHut ......

I have camped in tents all of my life and I as much as I love my Exped Syn 9 inflatable mattress ........ I then discovered hammock camping. And hammocks are so much more comfortable.

WINTER RIG:
Warbonnet Traveler (Blackbird in summer) with Warbonnet Superfly, Hammock Gear - Winter Incubator under quilt, Marmot down bag used a top quilt and Molly Mack Hammock Sock to button it all up. The "Mac Sack" really does a nice job of cutting the wind and creates a nice little micro climate that is as much as 20 degrees warmer than ambient temperature. I've tested the below rig down to 8 below zero and I was very comfortable.



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Old 05-15-2011, 08:05 PM   #614
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Spent the nite in my ENO double nest Friday nite. All was well but didn't bring my bug net. To keep this from happening again, I ordered a Warbonnet Blackbird 1.7dbl. Done.
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:09 PM   #615
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Here are a few pics and quick report from this weekends trip, was my first in a hammock. I stayed at a small forest service campground just north of Ironton, Ohio. Met up the next day with a few fellow riders.


Ok guys and gals, as promised, a few pics. It was a great trip aside from dodging thunderstorms for 100 or so miles. Made it unscathed and was treated with local access to some of the most enjoyable riding I can remember! I am going to post all of the pics together, I think most of them can speak for themselves, especially to anyone with a love of two wheeled machines.

At the end I'll describe a little of what I experienced on my first night in my HH.

The Pics:








































As you can see. great weather aside from a few storms, especially the toad strangler I rode through on the way home! Great time meeting up with fellow riding forum members and a great all around weekend.

My first experience was a success. I took my time and had a little trouble setting up, but fully expect it to get easier each time. I'm sure some trained eyes will see a few mistakes, but everything worked as needed. I am definitely interested in finding a simpler means of attachment than the Hennessey figure 8 knot. It worked but was a real pain when I needed to readjust!

I also found that I didn't care for the sleeping bag I was using, just kept getting tangled up in it. I actually think two separate blankets or quilts would have been better. I didn't need the underpad, it was a pretty hot night, so I didn't try that out. I was reasonably comfortable immediately, though it is definitely different from what I am used to. I remember laying there about 10:30 reading a book thinking "hey this is pretty comfy especially considering how hot and muggy it is tonight", then I woke up at 9AM!

The hammock and all related gear proved itself completely perfect for bike camping, everything fit and repacked perfectly. I can't wait to go again! I highly recommend Iron Ridge Campground in the Lake Vesuvious recreation area if you find yourself in Southeast Ohio. Lots of sites, all with suitable trees, private lots including a large primitive area that would be great for a group hang.
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