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Offline sojourner65

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Re: Any Hammock Hangers Here?
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2014, 08:47:00 AM »
Are insects (mosquitos) a problem in CO that time of year?

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Re: Any Hammock Hangers Here?
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2014, 09:24:24 AM »
Michael,
Yes the Skeeters can be bad up in the mountains once the snow melts.  From what I recall (It\'s been a few years since I was up on the flattops during the summer) they come out in force about an hour after sunrise, and thin out pretty well about an hour before sunset. This has been a pretty wet year so far, so I\'m planning on a bad skeeter summer.

My hammock skeeter net shipped yesterday, and will be used on my first scouting trip here in about a month.

Skeeters are normally a minor issue come archery season.  That of course depends on what the summer brings.

Bill, I\'ve looked at the Pee Pod setup you brought up.  From what I read (Haven\'t tried it myself) there are two issues.  1., the sleeping bag space is also shared with the hammock material.  It could get kind of tight depending on ones size and the bag volume. 2., You loose the asymmetric (semi horizontal) space required for a mostly flat sleeping surface.  This means you end up sleeping in the banana shape.

I may give it try this weekend in the back yard.

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Re: Any Hammock Hangers Here?
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2014, 06:03:06 PM »
So sleeping on the ground, with just a tarp overhead, should be okay? Trying to cut some weight from my pack.

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Re: Any Hammock Hangers Here?
« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2014, 06:20:17 PM »
Nuttin wrong with that approach.
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Re: Any Hammock Hangers Here?
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2014, 02:36:09 PM »
For those \'thinking\' about hanging out in a hammock, here is a URL to a site with several good articles on why a hammock may work for you.

TrekLife Hammock Articles

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