Why I am ditching my TENT when moto-camping

Discussion in 'Camping Toys' started by dredman, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. CopaMundial

    CopaMundial Wow, that broke easy

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    Camping in a hammock was so much more comfortable that I got rid of my bed at home and now hang full time.
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  3. dredman

    dredman Dirty Moto-Tourist

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    Have you tried an ASYM (asymmetrical) hammock? I cannot sleep in a regular hammock either?

    I did a long video a few weeks back

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  4. Cromoth

    Cromoth fan of the magic carpet ride

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    New idea & what's working for me: floorless tipi + woodstove when cold. Winter camping is the best (no idiots, tics, mosquito). Seek Outside or Kifaru or stove jack+DIY on any tent. 20191025_174129.jpg 20191025_174043.jpg IMG_0267.JPG
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  5. dredman

    dredman Dirty Moto-Tourist

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  6. DirtFarmer

    DirtFarmer Has anyone seen my mother

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    Most of your talking points could be eliminated or made far less significant with several cocktails before bed.

    This is also good advice for hammock camping.
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  7. Jollyrogers

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    You carry that on your WR?
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  8. dredman

    dredman Dirty Moto-Tourist

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    I am a huge fan of camping cocktails, but occasionally they make the issues worse?
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  9. Cromoth

    Cromoth fan of the magic carpet ride

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    Moto, car or backpack. 2016 brought dog too: 20191104_194338.jpg
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  10. Bhart89

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    How long will the stove burn for? Can it go 6+ hours?
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  11. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Most of the cheap Chinese hammocks you can get on Amazon for $20 are rated to at least 350 lbs so I think you're good there. :lol2

    You don't need a chair as the hammock can double as one and is much more comfy. It's like having a rocking chair. or super comfy porch swing. The tarp works just fine to keep the rain off you while you sit and relax and provides cover for cooking.

    For severe weather, they make tarps that have closed ends. Basically it's a tent without a floor. The sylnylon ones pack nice and small, but can get hella expensive like this one: TARP.
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  12. Plaka

    Plaka Brevis illi vita est

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    Sounds like you have never tried a Mayan hammock. They are stretchy and very wide. You do not sleep the long way (doing the worm), you sleep across them (nice and flat).
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  13. dredman

    dredman Dirty Moto-Tourist

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    You mean like a standard backyard hammock?
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    Plaka Brevis illi vita est

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  15. Oilhed

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    I used to use a Bivy. Pain in the ass to get in & out. Worse in the rain. No wear to store some shit & horrible to get dressed in. Why I dumped it for a 2 per. Kelty Tent. And why I won't get a Hammock. But if it works for you that's cool with me!
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  16. dredman

    dredman Dirty Moto-Tourist

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    Bivys suck at everything but small & light
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  17. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    I have considered using a bivy in my hammock...
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  18. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Long timer Supporter

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    Yeah, bivys are tight to get in and out of. My first few times were frustrating then I figured out that I just need to take smaller bites when sliding in and out. I use a hammock rain fly to make a vestibule at the entrance of the bivy. The bivy is also warm. If I zip the vents closed, I don’t need a sleeping bag in 50 degree temps. A lot of my camping is out west, where there are no good hammock trees and night time temps fall quickly.
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  19. dredman

    dredman Dirty Moto-Tourist

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    I would like to know what bivy you are using? The one I had was for emergency/unexpected camping, and it worked great in a pinch, but not having to carry a sleeping bag makes it more appealing? May use yours as a backup if it is small enough?
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  20. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Long timer Supporter

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    REI. It packs up to about the size of a softball. I still carry a sleeping bag but usually just lay on top. In warmer weather, I might try one of those silk bags.
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