Hammocks and the Tenere

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Chris Moritz
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Well 35 years ago I did. I still have one I use in camp for relaxing sometimes. Too hard to sleep in these days.

I just love the Kermit chair!! I don't have one but it's on my wish list!!
 

thughes317

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Did the hang for a few years and went back to being a ground dweller. I sleep better in the hammock but enjoy the luxury of a 3 man tent to store all my gear indoors and give me room to spread out.
 

JJTJ2

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I decided to give hammock camping a shot so I brought a hammock with me the last 3 times that I have camped. Every time the camp sites that I was at didn't have any trees that were close enough together to hang it. So, I have yet to use it. For some reason, I get the worst camp sites.
 

Johnwesley

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Well 35 years ago I did. I still have one I use in camp for relaxing sometimes. Too hard to sleep in these days.

I just love the Kermit chair!! I don't have one but it's on my wish list!!
thats the opposite from me, I got to where I couldn’t sleep in a tent. The summers were just to hot and my back bothered me. So I gave it up and then 3 years ago picked up hammock camping on a friends advice. I sleep much better and cooler. I’ve had the Kermit chair for a long time. It takes up to much room packing but is just great after a long hard day of riding. So comfortable. I have a simular style table I normally carry as well. Makes coffee in the morning easy when dispersed camping.




Did the hang for a few years and went back to being a ground dweller. I sleep better in the hammock but enjoy the luxury of a 3 man tent to store all my gear indoors and give me room to spread out.
i get that, it has taken some adjustments to get comfortable with the lack of gear storage. Mainly I am using the extra space in my panniers. Once my camping gear is out i have plenty of room for any other gear I may want to put in.
this is my last outing with my most recent setup.

 
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thughes317

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Mainly I am using the extra space in my panniers. Once my camping gear is out i have plenty of room for any other gear I may want to put in.
I worked that system for awhile. Now I just pull the panniers (Mosko BC 35's) and the rest of my gear, toss it all in the tent, and still have plenty of room to sprawl out. I also like the extra privacy of a tent to change clothes, etc. without having to deal with dropping the tarp flaps/doors.

That said, I do hate sleeping on the ground and may revert to a hybrid system with the hang for sleeping and a small cheap one man tent for the gear and a changing room. It's not like these bikes can't haul all that and the kitchen sink.

On the beach at Port Clinton, OH for the National Matches at Camp Perry:

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And the view when I woke up every morning (one of the main things I miss about hammock camping):

perryview.jpg
 

Abercrombie tenere

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I use a hybrid hammock tent called the Eureka Chrysalis. The first time I used it on a 50+ degree night with a 20 degree sleeping bag I froze my ass off. I got a quick education about the value of an insulated pad or under quilt when sleeping in hammock.
 

Cycledude

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Have a friend that uses hammock for motorcycle camping and loves it ! Never tried one but I just can’t see myself getting comfortable like that .
 

Madhatter

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I've been thinking of a hammock tent for awhile , seems most of my trips are out west where there are no trees .....
as far as comfort I did by their hammock for just lounging around and its comfortable as you lay at an angle and you are mostly laying flat . I like the idea of it.
 

lddave

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Have not tried a hammock because as others have mentioned a lot of places I camp have not trees. I use to have a hammock on the back patio of a previous home and loved taking a nap in it. Kermit chair with the leg extensions usually goes with me even it takes up space on the bike.
 

McJeep

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If I even lie in a hammock for 30 mins my feet are numb - pretty sure I'd be paralyzed after a full night - maybe I'm doing it wrong LOL
 

Kirkuchiyo

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I bought a hammock setup, tried sleeping in it on a trip, not so happy with it. The next night I used the tent but instead of putting up the rain fly I used the hammock tarp over the tent to keep the dew off. I hate waking up to a damp tent from my own breath. That was the best nights sleep I ever got camping. Will try the hammock again this season.
 

Johnwesley

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check out the Shug YouTube channel if your courteous about hammocks, interesting cat to say the least. I’ll have my set-up at the super tenere South Dakota rally.
 

bnschroder

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I can’t decide where I sleep better but I like the convenience of the hammock- no dirty ground cloth, typically less dew, and no issue with uneven ground.
But now I added a CRF250L to my stable and I fear I won’t be able to haul as much gear when taking it. So I think I will be taking the tent more.


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Elvarian

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I have a Hennessy but the older i get the less well i sleep. Thinking of getting a Haven this summer since they lay flat. I like being off the ground too much to go back to a tent.
 

heberhog

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I have an Amok hammock with a Tensa outdoors hammock stand when there aren't any trees. Best sleep ever.

Easy to carry and set up
 
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