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  • Any other hammock hangers?

    I got into it about a year ago and started off with a Eno Doublenest. Did a few trips and slept in the yard a lot. It finally gave out when my kid lit a smoke bomb and an ember put a hole into it. Now I rock a Warbonnet Blackbird, which is kinda like the Cadillac of hammocks. For a decent everyday hammock to cut your teeth on I recommend the Lightweight from Grand Trunk for about $20.

    I figure sleeping on the ground is most primal, but I dig hanging instead...anyone else?- George
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    I am looking at sleeping hammocks, planning on making one my next purchase after the bed/mattress I currently own craps out.

    How do you like it? Also, some 'primitive' societies made frequent use of sleeping hammocks -- I happen to recall several South American nations/groups.
    Last edited by Velocity; 08-15-2011, 04:15 AM.
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    • #3
      It depends on the culture, whether sleeping on the ground is most primal. In the rainforest I doubt anyone has ever slept on the ground, given the poisonous things that crawl around there.

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      • #4
        Love my eno. Mostly nap in it during the day and retire to the tent in the evening though.
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          I did 13 hrs in 13 degrees in January. On a scale of 1-10 I was about a 7. Just need to know what you are doing to stay comfy- George
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          • #6
            Originally posted by mercop View Post
            but I dig hanging instead...anyone else?
            I use a Hennessy Expedition when I'm outdoors. I had a zipper (access) modification added and sewed a large tarp for it. I love sleeping off the ground as at my age that ground seems to be getting harder each year.
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            • #7
              Love the hammocks but haven't slept in either of ours yet. They are tied to trees and may not be optimally spaced so they seem to sag too much for a comfy nights rest

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                • #9
                  My brother is a hammock person and uses one when camping and sometimes when he's home. My partner and I brought back a traditional Mayan hammock from our trip to the Yucatan last year, but I haven't hung it up yet. I am considering finding a spot in the basement to hang it for the winter months. Not sure it would replace my bed, but as a spot to sprawl, read, and nap, I love them.
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                  • #10
                    Only a year+ late to this party...

                    Love sleeping in my hammock. Started off on a whim back in February and turned into a passion. I finally got it hung in my bedroom where I blacked out the windows. Sleep has never been so good.

                    Next up, figure out how to hang a hammock in the dessert....

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                    • #11
                      This is definitely very tempting...would have to get a stand though...don't trust hanging it to my walls of my SF bedroom....would definitely be an interesting conversation starter when I bring a date home....lol

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                      • #12
                        I've got two ENOs one double and one single, love them. Custom suspension and a Hennesey rain fly. I backpack/camp with them. Great for chilling at the beach.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Primal Moose View Post
                          would definitely be an interesting conversation starter when I bring a date home....lol
                          Yes it is.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Primal Moose View Post
                            would definitely be an interesting conversation starter when I bring a date home....lol
                            This begs my next question, how do you have sex in a hammock?
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Jer37208 View Post
                              This begs my next question, how do you have sex in a hammock?
                              Haha, to be honest, that is a good question....I probably wouldn't, though. Other than half-awake morning sex, I prefer to avoid the bed all together....add in the difficulty and (at least my worry of) extra stress on anchor points..it all just seems like a good excuse to make use of other locations haha

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