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Old 08-09-2018, 02:26 PM
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Default Amok Draumr hammock tent???

After sleeping on the ground with a leaky thermarest for 4 nights last week I am looking for alternatives for a backpacking/kayak tripping sleeping/shelter combination that's a bit more comfortable. Has anyone used the Amok Draumr hammock tent? It looks better for a side sleeper than a traditional hammock tent.

https://amokequipment.ca/products/draumr-hammock
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Old 08-09-2018, 05:51 PM
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Aka the bear burrito.......
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Old 08-09-2018, 07:04 PM
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Anything is better than sleeping on the ground. I have been sleeping in a $30 hammock and a $30 tarp that I bought off Amazon.ca and will never go back to sleeping on the ground. It’s light weight, the only problem that I have found is my back was cold on a windy night. Problem solved with a better sleeping bag or a bag liner. My hammock doesn’t have mosquito netting, but the hammock rolls right over my head and the bugs don’t seem to bother me.

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Old 08-09-2018, 09:04 PM
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All the hammock forums have the same theme...sleeping off the ground is comfortable but cold.
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:35 PM
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Also, if you ever stay above treeline, a hammock ain’t gonna work!!
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Old 08-10-2018, 07:44 AM
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Also, if you ever stay above treeline, a hammock ain’t gonna work!!
There used to be a company making the “Siam hammock” that one could be used as a tent/bivy.
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:10 AM
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I've had very little success with hammock. Always cold.
I am switching back to tenting.

I bought a Nemo Cosmo 25L mattress, and a small tent that sets up with hiking poles, or can be hung from a tree, or use found sticks for poles.
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:18 AM
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I use a Hennessy hammock. I love it. It’s not the best one out there and not as light as a good tent, but I much prefer a hammock. I’d search the hammock forums for good info. Hennessy is pricey and heavy but it works.
The key to staying warm is an insulation layer under your body (under quilt)
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:28 AM
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I also have a Hennessy
Love it
With snake skins about 5 mins to set up and two to take down
As above an underquilt makes all the difference
You can buy a cheap one on Amazon or use a $20 Costco down blanket clipped to the bottom (done both successfully)

Referring to the above, I think technically it's called a bear pinata rather than a bear burrito - I think the term bear burrito refers to a bivvy sack
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:20 AM
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How are the Hennessy hammocks for side sleepers? They seem priced ok considering I already have a costco down blanket and would not have to buy a new sleeping pad as with the amok.

I have a couple thai style hammocks that are great for afternoon naps, I've even slept in them overnight a few times, but I tend to move around a lot at night from back to side to back, etc. That's why this amok looks like a good fit for me.
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Old 08-10-2018, 05:09 PM
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I am also a side sleeper
I sleep on my side in the hennessy with no problem
I used small spring clamps to clip the down blanket on
Worked fine
If you wanted to get fancy you would secure your down blanket with by sewing on bungee loops with clips
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Old 08-10-2018, 07:25 PM
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Aka the bear burrito.......
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