An alternative way to spend the night in the great outdoors!!!
My friend has a similar (newer) set up to this ,I was never convinced on the whole hammock concept . However whilst on a recent walk looking for a nice flat, clear site that’d suit a tent….I found nothing.
Whilst browsing the classifieds of an outdoors forum I found these up for sale at a bargain price. Older versions but never used.
The advantages of a Hammock are the fact your off the ground, can be pitched over rough terrain or even on a slope. Disadvantages are slightly longer set up time ( this will improve over time) , the sleeping position may not suit everyone and … the need for trees!!!!
Dependant on weather it could be Tarp first then Hammock, Hammock then Tarp or even just the Hammock on its own.
Tonight was just a trial set up, seeing what goes where. Plenty of room for improvement, fine tuning the set up to make it easier and faster. At one point it had more lines set up than a British Telecom exchange.
The Travel Hammock has a built in mosquito/ midge net. A second layer in the base to allow a sleep mat or under blanket to be inserted and a waterproof base that means the hammock can be used as a bivi if ground dwelling.
The newest version comes with small poles as standard , but the spreader loops are designed to take sticks. These are attached to the tree either end but can be put onto the ridge line of the tarp if using one.
Looking forward to trying it on an overnighter to see how I take to it. Never know you may see it for sale……at a bargain price.
Will report back after I’ve survived my first night with this setup.