Or more than likely Thrud, you have terrible nights in your hammock due to waking up from your own snoring or flatulence!I am 6’2” and have the Expedition zip deluxe from HH. If you set the hammock correctly, which is easy with a little practice you will sleep fine, and I agree with Bloffy that I get a better night’s sleep than in my bed at home. The first night you spend in a hammock will often not be the best, but for me at least I could not go back to lying on the ground. I have had miserable nights in a hammock, but they have been due to me not setting it properly or failing to use a tarp or not having an underquilt.
Getting in and out of a sleeping bag is a bit more of an issue at night, but that depends on how much grog you have had and the state of your prostate!
I would try a hammock on a warm night first as you will not want the added expense of an underquilt unless you know you will continue this method.
The other reasons I prefer hammocks are that I have a dodgy lower back and shoulder. I prefer being off the ground to keep away from crawlies, unexpected downpours etc.
Disadvantages include not being able to have a brew and cook breakfast whilst lying in your bag!ß
There will not always be trees available, but you can use it as a ground tent with some poles and even use a one tree hang(never tried it) or even set up between a tree and vehicle or two vehicles etc.
MDU didn’t get on with hammocking, nor did Chris M. Chris had a very bad neck and this may have been one reason. I seem to recall MDU didn’t get on with the bottom entry and the ridge this leaves on the inside.
Bloffy, Uneekwahn and Doc are far more experienced hammockers than me.
They look good and solid . I've been wanting to get one for the belt just to put things in while at camp instead of on the ground while you grab something else. Could I enquire where you obtain yours from ?And to round my kit out, I will be adding a dump pouch.
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I'm getting as bad as Waveman with his knives......lol
But that's it. Honest it is......well, for now. Oh yeah, added a travel toothbrush as well. Very good for morale and, well, when you strat wilting nearby shrubs due to bushman's breath....