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I thought this was an interesting video from Outdoor Vitals on the comparison of hammocks to tents

 

Pros and Cons to a Hammock Sleep System 

Pros
- Superior Comfort (In my opinion.)
- Consistency
- Faster setup & Take down
- Easier setup & Take down in bad weather
- No condensation
- Better suited for day napping
- More space because you can pitch your tarp high, low ,etc

Cons
- Need a place to hang 
- Less Shelter - Bad weather can be worse
- Need a beanie / face mask

Pros and Cons to a Ground Sleep System 

Pros
- Tents are better suited for bad weather
- You can spread out on long Nights (winter months)
- Retain a little more warmth inside a tent body

Cons
- Longer setup / take down times
- Finding the right spot / getting stakes in can be tricky
- You must avoid rocks and sloped ground
- Tents are harder to keep clean because they're in the dirt
- Condensation can build up within a tent.


 

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High Sierra - No trees

Gold Point - No trees

Desert - no trees

Hammock, no bueno

I guess since I car camp, I could try that hammock system that has the hangers under the front and rear wheels of my FJ...Might be OK.  

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I’m in the same boat I have both a Hennessy Hammock and a MSR Hubba Hubba and both have their benefits and drawbacks.

 

I love the quick set up of the Hennessy with the use of the snake skins and only needing a light sleeping bag or my tiny down filled blanket as I only use it in summer temps. It has its own built in bug net and ran fly if needed. I always bring a garbage bag to cover my gear and boots if it’s raining.

 

On the other hand I love my tent and the ability to bring my gear and stuff out of the elements when camping and tuck them in the vestibule. When I bring my tent I also bring my exped syn Matt 10 which is bulkier and my one larger convenience item.

 

My good riding buddy and I laugh that we’ve spent thousands to live like Hobo’s on motorcycles.

 

Great thread !!

 

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Hammock camping is great! One tree, or no tree's, you can make it work. Hardest part is gauging the weather. I keep a tarp and bug net with me just incase. 

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Hammock camping is great! One tree, or no tree's, you can make it work. Hardest part is gauging the weather. I keep a tarp and bug net with me just incase. 
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I’m sure you’ve seen the Hennessy Hammock 2wheeladv but it comes with the built in bug screen , and a rain cover you add on to it if you suspect rain. Add a set of the snake skins and you are packed up in a minute.

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I do pack the hammock/tarp for summer trips into the mountains where I know there will be available anchor points. (summer fishing trips to Bishop) Other wise, it's the trusty 15+ year old Kelty tent.

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19 hours ago, Haulin Gas Adventures said:


I’m sure you’ve seen the Hennessy Hammock 2wheeladv but it comes with the built in bug screen , and a rain cover you add on to it if you suspect rain. Add a set of the snake skins and you are packed up in a minute.
 

Yeah Hennessy makes a good product. I've had my eye on the new Kammok Sunda which combines the best of both worlds.

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On 4/12/2018 at 1:55 PM, Jason R said:

High Sierra - No trees

Gold Point - No trees

Desert - no trees

Hammock, no bueno

I guess since I car camp, I could try that hammock system that has the hangers under the front and rear wheels of my FJ...Might be OK.  

This is my reason I haven't really used my hammock but it is nice for taking an afternoon nap and a place to recline at camp.  I've used it at Overland Expo quite a bit.

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This thread makes me feel like a hoarder.

 

I have the Hennessy for bike camping if needed vs the tent , a regular eno type hammock w/o bug screen for the van and a pair of Eno Hanging chairs also for the van.

 

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Ps not my boat

 

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