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Hammocks, Insulation, Sleeping -

In my first hammock insulation post, I talked about the different ways that you can keep warm in a hammock at night. This time I'll run through some of the pros and cons of each setup. You might be thinking that you have a sleeping bag already, and it's good enough to use in a tent. So why do you need to consider anything different for hammock camping? The reason is simple. Cold butt syndrome. Because the insulation on the underside of a sleeping bag is compressed, it provides very little warmth. We get around this in a tent by using sleeping...

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Hammocks, Insulation -

Hammock Insulation - What Are The Best Options? If you've ever hammocked or have started looking into hammocking, you would have come across the Achilles heel of hammocks. And that's cold butt syndrome. So what is cold butt syndrome and how do I avoid it? When lying in a hammock you have air all around you. The air tends to get cold at night, and where your body is in contact with the hammock it really feels the cold. It's the same situation for those campers that sleep on an air bed. What's the best way to avoid it, and to...

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Hammocks, Tents -

Tent or hammock and tarp? Oh. This old chestnut. But before we go any further, let me be clear. This is not a one-sided poorly strung together argument about how great hammock camping is. Having done both, I believe that I might just be able to help answer this question. However. What scenario are we looking at? Family camping, car camping, or backpacking? Both have their pros and cons. Both have advantages and disadvantages. And both are equally valid methods of spending a night outdoors. So why choose one over the other? Family camping tents can be things of pure luxury. A...

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One or two person hammock? Seems like a perfectly innocuous question. However the answer is not so much one or two persons, but what kind of individual will be using it, and what their using it for.

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Okay. So why hammock?

I'm sure that many of you can think of many reasons not to. After all, you probably have a very nice tent. With some very nice furniture in it. It's not very drafty. and you stay dry in it. But hang on for a moment, (no pun intended).

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