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Questions about equipment and supplies to bring on a trip (including reviews).

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Hammocks

Post by chief54 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:25 pm

Looking to give a hammock a try, any suggestions which set up to get, company, type, tarps etc. Do not know anything about them but am getting up there in age and it is getting harder to sleep on ground. Thanks
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Re: Hammocks

Post by Donk_67 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:07 pm

Hammock forum. Plenty of good info there. https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/forum.php


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Re: Hammocks

Post by thesneakymonkey » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:52 am

Check out Shug on youtube. He is the hammock guru. Sintax77 is another youtube hammocker. You can learn a lot just from watching them. I personally am a ground dweller so I dont have much else to contribute.

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Re: Hammocks

Post by chief54 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:45 am

Thanks, sneakymonkey, enjoyed your video
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Post by thesneakymonkey » Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:26 pm

thanks for watching! Took me 5 videos to get the whole trip covered and we are planning a longer trip this year! So much editing! Glad you enjoyed it.


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Re: Hammocks

Post by paulbates » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:54 am

The big 3 are hammock with mosquito netting that fits, straps to hang it and a tarp you trust to keep you dry.

I used a Moskito Kakoon from byer this summer on isleroyale. Having the built in mosquito netting was important on IR in the summer. At +6'5", it was easily long enough for me. I got their hammock strap system which was easy to use/adjust.

I used a Bear Butt rainfly. A little on the smallish side but kept me dry. Cleans easily and dries out very quickly... makes getting out of camp in the morning fast.

Weight is another thing to check- Moskito-kakoon - 1.38 and the fly .88 a total. .64 for their straps = just under 3bls for everything.
about $115 between the 3 items

I'm at the same point you are, getting to hard sleeping on the ground. My first trip to IR was in the 60s when I was around 10 :)

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Re: Hammocks

Post by chief54 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:49 pm

Sneakymonkey I am also in planing stages for a 2 week trip over new moon in June for some astrophotography.
Paulbates, thanks for the info, I will check your suggestions out, have been looking at a Warbonnet Blackbird XLC. I also went out to IR when I was 10 in 63 and have been back many many times. Part of my Coast Guard career was spent on a buoy tender in the late 70's out of Duluth that maintained all the aids to navigation,buoys, lighthouses, been to all the lighthouses on the lake etc. on Lake Superior. I specifically asked to be stationed on this cutter so I could go back to IR. When ship would be working buoys at IR,I would take leave when possible and have ship drop me off at Windigo and pick me up in Rock 10 days later, some of the best times of my life. I also lived in Alaska for over 20 years and would make a trip down pretty much every summer. 2 weeks on IR and 2 weeks in Denali NP.
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Re: Hammocks

Post by ARRC » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:35 am

chief54 wrote:Sneakymonkey I am also in planing stages for a 2 week trip over new moon in June for some astrophotography.
Paulbates, thanks for the info, I will check your suggestions out, have been looking at a Warbonnet Blackbird XLC. I also went out to IR when I was 8 in 63 and have been back many many times. Part of my Coast Guard career was spent on a buoy tender in the late 70's out of Duluth that maintained all the aids to navigation,buoys, lighthouses, been to all the lighthouses on the lake etc. on Lake Superior. I specifically asked to be stationed on this cutter so I could go back to IR. When ship would be working buoys at IR,I would take leave when possible and have ship drop me off at Windigo and pick me up in Rock 10 days later, some of the best times of my life. I also lived in Alaska for over 20 years and would make a trip down pretty much every summer. 2 weeks on IR and 2 weeks in Denali NP.
I just bought a Warbonnet blackbird xlc. Haven't had a chance to use it, but the quality is outstanding as with their tarps. Planning on getting a wooki underquilt, just haven't decide what temp. Plan on strap and toggle like in Shugs videos with whoopie slings with hooks.
As mentioned above Shugs videos are very educational as well as entertaining. There is also a hammock camping group on Facebook.
Think I'm headed to the island in may to do the Feldtmann loop, then back in August to hopefully do a paddling trip.

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Re: Hammocks

Post by hooky » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:52 am

I hung on some of the Feldtmann loop in the fall of 14 at Feldtmann Lake and Siskiwit Bay before heading east to spend the 3rd night at S Desor. Very enjoyable hike with a side trip to Rainbow cove for the sunset on the first night.

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Re: Hammocks

Post by wiximages » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:58 am

I have a Clark NX -270 and love it.

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Re: Hammocks

Post by ARRC » Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:08 pm

https://youtu.be/QlIeq459Gsw

This may help! Best hammock, how to videos, I've ever seen.

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Re: Hammocks

Post by ARRC » Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:11 pm

https://youtu.be/d7NZVqpBUV0

Oops! Meant this series (:. All his videos are great though.

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