Hints On Buying A Hammock For Your Extreme Adventures!

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Buying a hammock isn’t easy if you are going to use it in the jungle. You wonder of course why is it so special in the jungle?

I refer to the jungle because we are experts in jungle adventures. But it is as important everywhere you go if you are going into extremely remote areas such as Siberia etc.

The point is that you must know that it works and how it works. I have been using some different kinds of hammocks, and today I use a Clark Jungle Hammock, Tropical.

The picture is an old one but it’s more so you can see how it looks like. I love the comfort and all the pockets, especially when I’m going to bed for the night and can put my boots into one of the pockets. The no-tip design works very well, and I sleep very comfy every night.

But the down side is the tarp and I do not use it anymore.

First of all why the heck is there a seam in the middle of the tarp, running along how you are lying? It’s bound to leak at some point. Second, the hammock and the tarp is one, by that I mean the hammock is easy to set up when they are tied together. But it’s not that easy when you have to set up the tarp first and then the hammock. Now days I have a large tarp which I set up separately, and when that one is up it’s easier to work under the tarp and get the hammock set up nicely.

I have been in contact with Clark Jungle Hammock a couple of times with this matters, but they never get back to me. As long as the weather is dry the built-in stuff sack works well.

So let me give you the expedition that made me abandon the Clark tarp. The second day into the jungle the weather was fine. We all said goodnight, and I went into my hammock. It started to rain at 10pm/2200, First a little and then some more. It rained all night long and in the morning it was still raining. The tarp was wet so of course I didn’t put it in with the hammock in the built-in stuff sack.

During the next 5 days it was continuously raining, there was a typhoon coming in. Since it was rainy so much I started with the tarp first, after that I tried to fit in the hammock, that was NOT easy, so I leave it to that.

The second night the seam was saturated and started to leak, of course, this is why I don’t like the seam in the middle of the tarp. The leaking part would never have happened if there wasn’t a seam. The next three nights I slept together with our Agta guides on the ground.

Hints On Buying A Hammock For Your Extreme Adventures!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Buying a hammock isn’t easy if you are going to use it in the jungle. You wonder of course why is it so special in the jungle?

I refer to the jungle because we are experts in jungle adventures. But it is as important everywhere you go if you are going into extremely remote areas such as Siberia etc.

The point is that you must know that it works and how it works. I have been using some different kinds of hammocks, and today I use a Clark Jungle Hammock, Tropical.

The picture is an old one but it’s more so you can see how it looks like. I love the comfort and all the pockets, especially when I’m going to bed for the night and can put my boots into one of the pockets. The no-tip design works very well, and I sleep very comfy every night.

But the down side is the tarp and I do not use it anymore.

First of all why the heck is there a seam in the middle of the tarp, running along how you are lying? It’s bound to leak at some point. Second, the hammock and the tarp is one, by that I mean the hammock is easy to set up when they are tied together. But it’s not that easy when you have to set up the tarp first and then the hammock. Now days I have a large tarp which I set up separately, and when that one is up it’s easier to work under the tarp and get the hammock set up nicely.

I have been in contact with Clark Jungle Hammock a couple of times with this matters, but they never get back to me. As long as the weather is dry the built-in stuff sack works well.

So let me give you the expedition that made me abandon the Clark tarp. The second day into the jungle the weather was fine. We all said goodnight, and I went into my hammock. It started to rain at 10pm/2200, First a little and then some more. It rained all night long and in the morning it was still raining. The tarp was wet so of course I didn’t put it in with the hammock in the built-in stuff sack.

During the next 5 days it was continuously raining, there was a typhoon coming in. Since it was rainy so much I started with the tarp first, after that I tried to fit in the hammock, that was NOT easy, so I leave it to that.

The second night the seam was saturated and started to leak, of course, this is why I don’t like the seam in the middle of the tarp. The leaking part would never have happened if there wasn’t a seam. The next three nights I slept together with our Agta guides on the ground.