Keeping it small on the road.

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  1. thumper

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    When on a trip, I enjoy sleeping outdoors. I have always used a tent and sleeping bag which take up a lot of valuable space. Due to age, injuries and my size, a large tent was always what I opted for.

    Now that an injury and subsequent surgeries have made it next to impossible for me to get down onto, or up off of the ground, I have opted to go the Hammock route. Knowing that some campgrounds whether public or private, do no allow attaching or hanging anything from trees, I also have a free standing hammock stand that fits in the bottom of one of my Saddlebags.

    All that said, I think this is a great bit of advice for anyone that camps and looking to downsize their home on the road.

     
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    I like that. Simple but effective.
    I would need a Skeeter net here in the Midwest. They would have me drained by morning.
     
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    The hammock I bought came with a net.
     
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    He's right about those stretch cords/straps,.....I have two sets, one for each bike,.......much safer than the old style bungee cords or stretch tiedowns. The bungee cords with the metal hook end are a major cause of eye injury for motorcyclists. Read about them in the alternative universe a while back,.......never would have thought but yeah,....they are dangerous.
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    There you go problem solved.
     
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    He does a good video that dude,.....I enjoy them ,....
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    Excellent, but requires more discipline in planning, selecting, and doing without than I have. Besides, the Executive Department's idea of camping out is Holiday Inn.
     
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    tell me more about your hammock stand. That is one of the reasons I don't bring mine more.
     
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    Tensa4 hammock stand
     
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    Ok , so what stops it tipping forward ? I see only one rope at one end in a lot of those pics,.......it's not April 1st anywhere in the world is it?,.......
     
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    If you look this picture you will see a guy rope running down to the ground from the tip of the poles. you actually only need one end tethered. to keep it stable.
    tensa for the kiwi.jpg
     
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    I trust you like a brother,.....Brother,......but what stops the hammock from falling " into" that guy rope?,........sorry,....but this Burtlander is obviously missing something here,.....
     
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    $295. they are proud of it
     

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