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I also have an ENO Doublenest. It's awesome!



And with the wife joining me.

 

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Another ENO hammock here. I've had mine for about 5 or 6 years now. I only break out the tent when the wife and kids are with me. I'll see if I can find a pic of my setup.
 

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I have a hobo hammock from bass pro. The biggest bass pro is down the road from me, I'm a lucky guy. It was $15-$20 and made from the parachute type material. I've taken it camping 4 times now and it has a couple burn holes in it from ash coming out of the fire. It still works great though! Very comfortable. Tie one end to a tree the other to my roof rack then move the jeep to make it tight. It cocoons around you and I put a tarp over it to keep bugs and water off me. I camped in the rain and didn't get wet at all. I recommend it!
 

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slickrocksteve said:
What do you do when you live in the desert like me??
NO trees, except the Joshua's, which are NOT strong enough to tie to.

Yeah, we can sleep in the horse trailer, but who wants to smell horse poop all night!
Disconnect your tow vehicle and hang the hammock between the vehicle and the trailer.
 

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Lol spent some time hammock camping this last summer. It was nice except I sucked at tying my knots or something and the hammock would slide down the trees and I'd wake up pretty much sleeping on the ground. Any advice on how to tie or if there's anything I should get to make it more secure
 

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Way back in 1981, one of my first adventures in the Boy Scouts (I was 10) was a 50-mile backpacking trip. I used a hammock then. It was one of the old net style ones. VERY uncomfortable. Back in 2010, we took our Boy Scout troop (I'm currently an Assistant Scoutmaster) on their first 50 mile canoe trip on the Buffalo National River in Arkansas. I know that we'd be sleeping on gravel and sand bars. I don't care how big of a tarp that you put down on the sand and how careful you are, you'll wake up in the morning with sand in places that you didn't even know that you can get sand into.
I decided that I wasn't going to go through that. I broke down and bought an ENO (Eagles Nest Outfitters) "Single Nest" hammock. That was THE best week of camping that I have ever been on. If it's warm enough, I always sleep in my hammock anymore if I can find a place to set it up when the troop goes camping.
 

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Dude, how to you have this mounted? Was it comfortable?
Sorry about the delay in reply, I don't spend anywhere near as much time on JF as I used to.

I was playing around looking at options for weather protection with less crap to bring along. With the rear seat removed, and the front seats forward, it worked ok. The hammock was a bit long, and my backside ended up hitting the center console. The solution was to wrap the hammock around the roll bar at both ends to shorten things up and raise the hammock to the point I no longer made contact with the center console. I used wire gate carabiners that were larger than those that came with the hammock which made this method possible.

Once you were in the hammock it was comfortable. But without weight in the hammock it was very close to the hard top and made getting in and out a pain. As a result, I only did this a few times. You can see fromt he pic that this was taken in my garage and was the first trial fit.

I'm amazed at how frequently I come across that old picture all over the internet. My son uses the ENO now, and I have a Warbonnet Blackbird. The Blackbird is longer and won't work inside the LJ, but is easy enough to lash between jeeps with a tarp for weather protection.
 

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1st pic is airing out the setup and 2nd is my brother and I set up on the back 40... I believe this was 2014.
 

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