Lets see your lightweight camping setup!!

Discussion in 'Camping Toys' started by 5 speed, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    I slept in a tent once and a bear ate me.

    But I wasn't sleeping anyway from the absense of rain drop like sounds....
  2. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    I knew it, you're just a big pile of bear shit! :lol2
  3. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Good point to bring up about the above branches. That's an important factor that all hammockers must be aware of. I always scope out the tree i'm tying off too and the nearby trees.
    In fact, even when I tent camp and there are trees around, I almost always have the tent close to them or under some foliage.

    As for rain or dripping water. I like the sound of it...

  4. frozenpoet

    frozenpoet Valks rule, clowns drool

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    while moto camping you can just sleep with your gear on, if a branch falls you'll be protected.
  5. MotoBoss

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    Yeah that Klim jacket will protect you from that 200 pound tree limb crashing down on your chest!
  6. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    I love my Ortlib dry bag. I was convinced when I hosted two Czechoslovakian kids riding bicycles around the world. They both were equipped with Ortlib bags and zero issues minus a critter chewed corner in Honduras.

    OBTW, the Touratech dry bag is just a re branded Ortlib bag. Great product.

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  7. BikerBobber

    BikerBobber Trying to get lost

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    Here is my Hammock ground set up for my Trans Taiga trip this Sept.
    All DIY kit.
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  8. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Tha's awesome, well done.
  9. bcliff

    bcliff Been here awhile

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    How does this work? Hammock is secured to the hiking poles which are staked out but is the hammock actually suspended off the ground? I'm a relatively new hanger and haven't seen this kind of setup.
  10. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Old Dog

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    No your sleeping on the ground but as set up the netting isn't collapsed in your face and you have pretty much full length of the hammock. It's really an emergency pitch when you can't find any place to attach your suspension.
  11. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    I've done this in the yard.. not sure I'd call it an emergency pitch though.. but a great alternative.

    1 pole and bike attachment somewhere. It basically becomes a 1 person tent with a tarp. And noting that, many hammocks are 5 ft wide so its possible for 2 people to sleep in the hammock and on the ground.

  12. Cabrito

    Cabrito On the mend 76% Supporter

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    Bringing this one back from the dead.

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    Cheap Eb*ay cot with the ridiculously expensive Thermarest bug net.. Just add your own tarp if you need a cover..
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  13. RWJorg

    RWJorg Adventurer

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    how's that cot sleep ?
  14. PNWet

    PNWet Been here awhile

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    The Alps Lynx 1 fits perfectly on my Thermarest Luxurylite wide cot. No reason to overpay for the Thermarest bug net or tent.

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  15. RWJorg

    RWJorg Adventurer

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    Huge fan of that tent as well. Perfect one man tent.
  16. Cabrito

    Cabrito On the mend 76% Supporter

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    I love the sleep on a cot. Some people don't like them.
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  17. 5 speed

    5 speed Long timer

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    Firstly glad to see this post is still going strong 12 years later!!!
    Second be aware that in windy conditions tree limbs do fall and the size of the tree directly correlates to how big they may be.
    One night NC mountains very windy the top of a tree broke of about 7 ft long and came crashing down. I heard it falling a long way before it hit the ground about 20ft from me. It wasnt the only branch. I abandoned the tent and slept in my car the rest of the night.
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  18. gunnabuild1

    gunnabuild1 Long timer

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    Large eucalypts are known as widowmakers in Oz for exactly this reason.
    They shed branches without warning and they can be very large, dense bits of timber.
    The thud when they hit the ground is a real eye opener.
  19. 5 speed

    5 speed Long timer

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    I have the thermorest cot. I love it. use it in the house when I need extra space. I used it in the back of my Explorer too. I have a thermorest pad that fits on it and its perfect. Sleep like a king suspended off the ground. The new ones are less complicated to assemble vs my older version but its the treat!
  20. VORSHEER Trailers

    VORSHEER Trailers n00b

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    Ah, okay. Thanks for the tip.

    It's now posted in the "vendor" thread.
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