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I'm getting back into camping this year and was thinking of trying hammocking. I've done a lot of reading and checking out(strictly online) different brands. Tom Claytor's Jungle Hammock http://www.mosquitohammock.com/ is the model I'll pro'lly go with. I'm curious if anyone here has tried hammocking, then reverted back to a tent. What is/was your reasoning for it?
 

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hammocks generally aint rain proof and there aint always close trees.
dont use tent either use taurp and ponchos
 

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Hammocks aren't rain proof, but most folks use a tarp over them for that anyway. As for tarps and ponchos, no thanks. Been there, got the crap and left. ;-)
 

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Hammocks are worth a try. You either love them or you don't.

I tried them and several brands. I will stick with my tarp, tent, camper. I just could not get comfortable in one after an hour or so and always woke with a kink in my back.

Marty has a Hennessey hammock and loves it.

It is a matter of taste.

Good luck

Don
 

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I can't stand hammocks the last time i slept in one i felt like id been in ruff seas for a week and it took three days to get over it:eek:.
Ill stick with my tents,tarp and bivvy bag;).
 

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I prefer hammock camping to tent camping. I have slept in my mesh hammock a many a night. Even if you do not sleep in the hammock, it gives you a place to lay down and rest. To me, a hammock is a required piece of equipment.

Lat week I finally bought a new parachute hammock to replace my 13 year old model.
 

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I like the idea of a hammock but I'm a side sleeper. Back sleeping is almost impossible for me unless I'm totally thrashed. Seems like the hammock would force you to back sleep.

And if you find yourself without a tree, is the bottom sturdy enough to lay it on the ground to sleep and rig the tarp with a little paracord and sticks?

I like the idea of it being so much more lightweight.
 

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I switch possisions too much for a hammock. I have never tried sleeping all night in one, but after an hour or so in one, I can't stay comfortable. Next time I set mine up, i'll try to get the strings tighter for a more flat sleeping surface. I always use a tent or tarp.
 
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