Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sometimes you just have to get away

Even if it only means retreating as far as the backyard. 

Popular camping practices seem to have changed a bit in recent years, and hammocks have soared in popularity.  I'm new to hammocks, so I'm doing some experimentation, and used this combination last night. 

It's a Kelty 9-foot Noah's Tarp over an ENO doublenest hammock. The tarp's mostly a "putty" beige color that's similar to pine bark, but my camera and fading sunlight seem to have captured both the tarp and the tree in a funkier hue. 

I have a set of Atlas straps, but last night I chose to hang the hammock with a couple of cheap cargo straps from Harbor Freight. Using a 20-percent off coupon, the Harbor Freight straps cost me about nine bucks.

I lined the hammock with a USGI foam sleep mat, and pulled a wool blanket over me to keep warm. 

Temps were in the low 60s overnight, and the set-up was real comfy. 

Had a few rain showers overnight, but had no water on the hammock. 

1 comment:

  1. Hey Doug,

    I know about the hammock camping, it is a big things with the scouts in my troop. My son has an eno doublenest and my wife just got me one...she wants me to try the hammock camping......The scouts live it...they set them up in a group of trees and they call it "hammockland" we can tell who was there by the trash piled up under them...