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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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Backpacking Stoves -

Which backpacking stove is best? This article breaks down the decision into priorities that narrows the choice down to what's important to you.

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Sleeping -

I've already eluded to this in my previous post. Why Hammock? About why. I feel that now would be a good time to consider the pros & cons of different camping sleeping systems and which is best. Air Mattress. Many people don't like these because they think that they'll deflate overnight. However, it has to be said the quality of these have improved dramatically. Some have air chambers to support you better. Some are twin sided so that if you move in the night, it'll have less effect on your companion next to you. Some come with inbuilt electric or manual...

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Hammocks -

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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Hammocks -

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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