Hanging Around

Hanging, as hammockers call their activity, is a cult within a cult. I tried it once before a few years ago, with a Hennessey, but it was neither warm nor comfortable. But, after meeting three different hammock hikers on sections of the PCT this summer, I decided to look back into it.

Below is the Whisper hammock I purchased recently from Bonefire Gear.

I’ll post a full review later but let’s just say I love it and had fantastic customer service from Jeremy at Bonefire.

It has solved three large problems for me: pain in my left hip from sleeping night after night after night on hard ground; reducing the time to set up and take down camp; and reducing the time looking for a good sleeping camp spot.

Shown here in “porch mode” with a Hammock Gear cat tarp and tarp sleeve.

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Just Jeff’s Hiking Page: How to stay warm in a hammock

A nice resource page, with plenty of pictures and links, on the various ways of insulating a camping hammock for colder weather.

This summer in my experiments with my Hennessy hammock, I tried a version of the Garlington Taco using the plastic bag with a space blanket. It worked for a while till it got down to about 40F at night. Still considering what to do for this Autumn.

Just Jeff’s Hiking Page: How to stay warm in a hammock