[at-l] Current hammock info needed

Carla & Dave Hicks carla_dave_hicks at verizon.net
Tue Jul 27 21:41:01 CDT 2010

A newbie asked be about camping/hiking hammocks.

I only tried one a couple of times -- many years ago.

Told him I was not a good source of information, but I bet I knew folk who

Please post opinions/information/etc -- or point me to good discussions of
what is available and good discussions, which compare/contrast.



BTW -- For the old-timer friends --
As a result of one of my many, many medical workups a year or so ago, I
suspect I found out why I didn't rest well in a hammock.  Albeit I do not have
sleep apnea (obstructive sleep apnea or central sleep apnea), my blood O2
drops significtlly when I am sleeping on my back -- which I did in a
hammock -- hence poor rest.  I suspect it also is related to why I prefer tent
backpacking to staying in shelters.  I always found a hip hole and stayed on
my side in a tent.  But the hard floors of shelters often had me waking up on
my back.

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