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Offline sumpnz

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Re: Hammock?
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2017, 10:10:40 AM »
i guess i just dont get the hammock thing. i have one, and its ok. summer backpacking its pretty nice, and theres definitely been times when im tired and nowhere flat in site, but plenty of sturdy trees around.. but overall, i cant see taking one on a hunting trip. just too finnicky and heavy if you actually need to keep warm.
most peoples setups that can actually handle weather are 7+ lbs and i see people talk about using hammocks to save weight  :dunno:

This a little where I'm at.  I like the idea of the hammock, but practically speaking I'm not sure it's the right solution.  For a solo hunt it might be a decent setup, but if you're hunting with even one other person I'd think a good 2-3 person tent plus sleeping bag/pad would be lighter than 2 hammocks.  Though, if one hunter is a snorer being able to separate might be a huge advantage.

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Re: Hammock?
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2017, 05:40:35 PM »
I just bought these two things:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EFH7MOK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01H5S7476/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Based on the good reviews on Amazon and a friends recommendation.  They are both amazingly small packages and don't weight much.  I'll be trying it out next week.

I know I've lost it, let me know if you come across it

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Re: Hammock?
« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2017, 08:30:18 PM »
See this is my point. 19oz. You still need to add under insulation. A ridgeline tarp. It just doesn't seem efficient..


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Re: Hammock?
« Reply #28 on: June 13, 2017, 09:00:52 PM »
I sleep in a clarks hammock. I love it. 4 season, lightweight, durable, packs up easy. I suggest getting the underquilt. I've slept in it dead of winter with only a sleeping bag and stayed warm. Only drawback is price. They also set up on the ground as a bivy if there are no trees. www.junglehammock.com/product/nx-270-camping-hammock/

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Re: Hammock?
« Reply #29 on: June 13, 2017, 10:30:15 PM »
Lighter:  https://www.eaglesnestoutfittersinc.com/shop/hammock-suspension/helios-suspension-system/ 

And this:  https://www.eaglesnestoutfittersinc.com/shop/hammocks/singlenest-hammock/

20 oz. of mid-day napping without ants crawling on me. Not a sleeping system replacement for me.  Just luxury for when I don't mind carrying extra weight.

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Re: Hammock?
« Reply #30 on: June 13, 2017, 10:32:03 PM »
See this is my point. 19oz. You still need to add under insulation. A ridgeline tarp. It just doesn't seem efficient..


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FTF, 37 oz with suspension, no over-tarp or under-insulation.

Ted, not meaning to troll you, just pointing out the need for suspension and it's weight.  Hope you enjoy the hammock.

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Re: Hammock?
« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2017, 10:49:45 PM »
Lighter:  https://www.eaglesnestoutfittersinc.com/shop/hammock-suspension/helios-suspension-system/ 

And this:  https://www.eaglesnestoutfittersinc.com/shop/hammocks/singlenest-hammock/

20 oz. of mid-day napping without ants crawling on me. Not a sleeping system replacement for me.  Just luxury for when I don't mind carrying extra weight.
Agree Shawn. I had a local guy make me one, maybe one day I'll weigh it 😬😂😂


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Re: Hammock?
« Reply #32 on: June 13, 2017, 11:17:00 PM »
FTF, if you want to carry it in your pack, that Helios suspension is only 4 oz. Almost a pound lighter than full webbing straps. You can even set it low and glass from it!

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Re: Hammock?
« Reply #33 on: June 21, 2017, 09:35:04 PM »
might have to pick up that helios strap system. thanks for posting about that.

I have an eno doublenest, and picked up a hammock gear 0 degree quilt and a hammock gear tarp for this season. The quilt weighs just over 1lb, and the tarp is 7oz.

Ill weigh my entire sleep setup and let ya know what it all comes out to.
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Re: Hammock?
« Reply #34 on: June 23, 2017, 09:30:45 AM »
I use my eno double for archery elk hunts and turkey season.  For me the quality of sleep in a hammock is better.

Also, being able to set up on a steep drainage to be on the elk first thing in the morning is critical.
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Re: Hammock?
« Reply #35 on: June 23, 2017, 01:07:15 PM »
I use my eno double for archery elk hunts and turkey season.  For me the quality of sleep in a hammock is better.

Also, being able to set up on a steep drainage to be on the elk first thing in the morning is critical.

Nice setup Kodiak, have you ever ran it in bad weather?
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Re: Hammock?
« Reply #36 on: June 23, 2017, 07:54:45 PM »
I've been in 20f at night with this set up. Wool layers and a ccf pad. I get pretty good rest.

I grew up hunting in Alaska sleeping mostly on the ground under a tarp so my hammock seems like the ritz.
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