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Old 12-02-2012, 07:32 PM   #15
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Who knew the simple hammock could elicit so much interest? The Hennesey hammock is amazing! I might just give up the Scamp (just kidding) because this hammock is an "all-in-one". I never thought to camp in a hammock in the snow, but there you go! Thanks everyone for your great response.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:03 AM   #16
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I have tried a hammock chair in Vancouver, BC a while ago at the " The Hang Out Place". It was really comfortable. While I was talking to the sales person, my friend fell asleep.
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I have a couple of the woven cotton hammocks I bought in Mazatlan Mexico in 1974. They are supremely comfortable and with proper care will last a long time. I tie one off to my truck's roof rack and loop a motorcycle tie down around whatever I can find nearby - even another truck. The tie down will adjust in length if the trees aren't quite the right distance apart. I also have one of the nylon ENO hammocks from REI. I can't tell you how many nights I've spent swaying in a hammock - try it you'll become a convert..

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Old 12-08-2012, 09:20 PM   #18
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I have one of these: Deluxe Hammocks - Lee Valley Tools including the stand. It always comes camping with us, and everybody loves it. The stand is obviously not for those who are trying to cut back on their equipment weight...
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I know this is an older thread but thought some would enjoy the info...

Cari and I pitched our two hammocks on a recent adventure and spent five of five nights out under the stars. A good hammock is like sleeping on a cloud. The Warbonnet Blackbird (mine on left) and Hennessy Expedition (hers on right) are two amazing hammocks if you are serious about having three or even four season options to your current camp setups.

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Old 06-24-2015, 08:41 AM   #20
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For backpacking, I would recommend these two companies:

Dream Hammock
Lightweight Camping Hammocks | Backpacking Hammocks | Warbonnet Outdoors

A great hammock forum:
https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/forum
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Are these State Parks allowing hammocks to be attached to trees? All the parks I've been in so far have posted in their rules that absolutely nothing can be attatched to the trees in any way shape or fashion. We're wanting to do a quick fall drive from Fl to the Blue Ridge mountains and since we can travel faster/longer without the trailer i was looking into tent camping but hammocks looks like a nice, fun alternative if I can hang them somewhere.
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Are these State Parks allowing hammocks to be attached to trees?
This is probably a state-by-state issue. I've seen lots of postings in lots of Oregon State Parks, where tying anything to a tree is a no-no. Not just hammocks, but clothes lines and pet lines. Now, I haven't visited every single Oregon State Park, but I think it applies to all. It would be a PITA to plan to camp using your hammock, and then find out you can't.
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...i was looking into tent camping but hammocks looks like a nice, fun alternative if I can hang them somewhere.
Greetings,

A super simple DIY project (inexpensive and all parts should be available at your local hardware, HomeDepot/Lowes, etc).... Look up "TurtleDog Stand" or visit the link I gave.

Here is a picture, it all folds down to a small bundle, and great for car camping:




The original image in my first post was taken at a USF campground. And as long as you use proper webbing (as we always do) you meet regulations. There is no harm to the tree(s). Not even the thick coat of moss was harmed after a 5 days of hanging.

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Kinda hard to snuggle.
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This is probably a state-by-state issue. I've seen lots of postings in lots of Oregon State Parks, where tying anything to a tree is a no-no. Not just hammocks, but clothes lines and pet lines. Now, I haven't visited every single Oregon State Park, but I think it applies to all. It would be a PITA to plan to camp using your hammock, and then find out you can't.

That's why you pay the high prices to camp in an Oregon State Park, rules, rules and rules.
Now if camp in the cheaper National Forest Campgrounds, most if not all BLM campgrounds you can hang you hammock to the trees.
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Kinda hard to snuggle.
Agreed. Though two can snuggle and beyond in many ways and at many times during the day/night before heading off to a sleep-system. For us remember, we do have a rolling Bed&Bath : )

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...most if not all BLM campgrounds you can hang you hammock to the trees.
And for the reasons Byron mentioned, Cari and I basically visit State Parks only during the once-a-year see-the-fellow fiberglass owners event. We are happy hermits and enjoy the solitude and common-sense-rules of the BLM and USF camps. Besides, the price is right! Most of the time our camp fees are zero...the rest are $8-$12 per night verses the ~$25-30 for a SP.

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Lightbulb a DIY hammock stand....

Greetings,
For any who may be interested doing some further study/build on a simple no-tree stand set up I began a build thread over at the HammockForums.net site. The link is here. Cari and I grabbed everything we needed at our local Home Depot and put it together in about 30 minutes. The only tool needed is a hammer.

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Close up of how the tripod legs are put together (1/2" eyebots/nuts)


How it looks assembled (in two hammock mode, it can be set up in single mode also)


And all packed up ready to put in the rig:


Enjoy your adventure!
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Just back in from setting up the stand in single-hammock-mode... also did the legs in Duck brand Realtree camo tape : )


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