Camping/Hunting Hammocks

Discussion in 'Camping, Hiking, Cooking' started by Ed Call, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    I have to be in Packwood this weekend to do a bid for affiliation of our archery club here with Trad. Bowhunters of WA, so this weekend's out for me. What about the weekend of the 10th-11th? I'd REALLY like to try one of those EXped combi things!
  2. Matthew Kaphan Active Member

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  3. jersey livin' the dream

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    Ed thanks for posting this. Totally hooked and super excited about trying out my new sleeping gear. Been working through my DIY gear for a couple of weeks now.

    Had no idea this option existed. Looking at how this gear packs down in comparison to a tent, its a no-brainer. On top of that flat ground isn't really a need.

    Looking forward to a new adventure and thanks again.
  4. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Glad my needs helped you Jersey. I'm loving the sleep quality each night in my hammock. On the trail, front yard or back porch. Love it!
  5. Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Only drawback is, it's a bitch to find something to hang on above timberline when you're on a sheep hunt...:eek:
  6. bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

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    It wouldn't work for me either as I do all my sheep hunting in a fenced pasture. ;)
  7. bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    I do all my sheep hunting around Butte montana , plenty of trees for privacy & the sheep are well trained.

    On the serious side I wish I hade seen this post about three years ago before I spent my money on a tent trailer as this would have been a much cheaper investment
  8. Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    I heard from Bitterroot that they all began to run at the sound of a zipper!!:D
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  9. bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    Ever heard of button fly 501s ?
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  10. Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    not for my fat ass!!!
  11. Brian Miller Be vewy vewy qwiet, I'm hunting Cutthwoat Twout

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    You can "go to ground" with a Clark as an oversized sized bivvy bag; best to use a ground sheet. It's got stake out loops for the sides near the ends. The head and foot hoods for the bug net and weathershield are rigged with guy lines over trekking poles or sticks along with the tarp instead of using the little pole hoops. But it's nowhere near as comfortable used as a ground bivvy. The Clark is quite a clever (cool :cool: but a bit spendy) shelter system.


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  12. David Prutsman All men are equal before fish

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  13. fishingAK14 Member

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    I used the ENO hammock on the Oregon section of the PCT for almost 30 days and it worked great.
  14. Brian Miller Be vewy vewy qwiet, I'm hunting Cutthwoat Twout

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    Clark is having a 25% off sale... $100 off the NX-250 through the weekend... :eek:
  15. zeroforhire New Member

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    Check out www.buttinasling.com

    I have the weight weenie micro ultralight hammock and it is fantastic. Way lighter than a lot of other offerings and made in Tennessee.

    Get yourself some of that patio door cling plastic that they use to seal against drafts... Duct tape some plastic grommets on the corners... Boom. Ultralight, cheap tarp cover.

    Use some cheap tulle from the fabric store to make a bug net.
  16. fishingAK14 Member

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    I will 2nd the ENO hammock. I hiked the Oregon section of the PCT last year around this time and used the hammock most of the way. Nice, lite, and it kept me off the ground.