Hammock campers?

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  1. BurnedOutGeek

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    Bit of a funny story... fell asleep all toasty warm, woke up at about sunrise -4 iirc with it snowing inside my tarp from the condensation just from breathing.
     
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    Just need to add a tractor with a bucket....
     
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    That doesn't sound funny at all... Sounds like a big bucket of suck...
     
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    It only sucked having get out of being all burrowed in down goodness.
     
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    I spent last Saturday night at a retreat with some other fellas. I slept in my hammock outside, they bunked in a cabin.

    It was 27 degrees according to my phone but I was toasty warm.

    Yukon Outfitters hammock and Rainfly
    OneTigris Underquilt from Amazon
    Snugpak Hammock Cocoon
    Snugpack Jungle blanket.

    I'd have slept better if everybody else didn't have to get up to pee 6 times a night and slam the cabin door, but I slept well enough LOL. Wasn't cold at least......
     
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    Funny how that is happening more and more as the years go bye
     
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    You guys aren't using the REI UriCat™ urinary catheter system? ;)
     
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    I don’t camp out for those.
     
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    So an update to my gear:

    WB Blackbird
    WB Mountainfly
    HG Phoenix and Burrow
    2qzq UQP
    Dutchware for the ridgeline and tie outs
     
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    You just mad you got up to crap and could not preform!!!
     
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    Gregory Savant
    WB BB and Mountain Fly
    Dutchware hardware
    HG Burrow and Phoenix
    UQP
    And alcohol stove

    11.2 lbs

    So after water, food and misc, should be around 20lbs for a 3 day hike.
     
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    Ok, I have to admit I got the hammock bug/illnes.
    Around Thanksgiving I tried my son's eno for an afternoon nap, was so comfortable I decided to sleep outside in it overnight. I "camped out" in his a bunch up until Christmas when I got an eno double of my own, a bugnet, camp pillow, Onetigres UQ and pack rain cover from Santa. At the moment I am using a 10'x12' camouflage poly tarp drawn down tight with door flaps.
    Now with my own gear I sleep out 3-4 nights a week as my wife allows. Between my bad back, her snoring and my insomnia sleeping out has really been a blessing. Coldest so far was 23, no problem at all. We had a few nights in the hi 50's and I was already wishing it was colder again, that doesn't bode well for the summer hammock season for me.


    I know what I have is crap to the cottage, gram counting, hammock hiking purest but for the time being I sleep very well and am learning a lot. My intention is to make a bunch of my own stuff. I have a sewing machine and I'm not afraid to use it.
     
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    What ever you do @Johnny avoid Dutchware.

    Seriously it’s bad for this habit. I mean, what’s a couple dollars here and there for some titanium bits...
     
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    And smoking crack once ain't gonna hurt you either ...
     
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    I have resisted the Dutch so far. I did purchase a Hang time hook from him and managed to check out with nothing else in my cart after having about $125 worth of crack in it.

    I just ordered another cheap underquilt, this time a cottage industry one from Hang tight shop on etsy. I needed another one as the wife is supposed to hang with me at the bbq and then we will head off to some unimproved NF camping while we are "up north".
     
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    I'm a couple of weeks in with the Hang Tight underquilt from etsy. Best money I have spent on camping type stuff so far. It is super light, wicked packable, easy attachment and adjustment and plenty warm.

    We are out in hammocks at Badin Lake tonight. Frost warnings just mean good sleeping.
     
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    Bum

    I did enjoy being in mine this past weekend. Gonna try to do that more from now on.
     
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    We never did get to look at your suspension setup.. We'll have to do a weekend camp and screw around with adjustments and whatnot.
     
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