Jonathan Dixon (dixonj@MIMICAD.COLORADO.EDU)
Thu, 19 May 1994 13:24:07 -0600
Since there seems to be a few folks out there who use hammocks a lot
on camping trips, I thought I'd ask a couple of questions about how
well they work.
First, I would think that you'd wind up stiff and sore after sleeping
in a curved position without any support all night. Is this not the
Also, how do you keep the bugs from snacking on you all night long? I
would think this would especially be a problem in some of the more
southern areas, but also here in the MD area.
What do you do in the case of a thunderstorm? It seems to me that you
are suspended between two fairly good lightening rods. And along the
same lines, how do you know that there will be trees about the right
distance apart, or if you're taking a good sized group along that
there will be enough sets of good trees to satisfy everyone.
Finally, what are the best types of hammocks to use (and where are
good places to find them)?
Thanks for any light you can shed on this.
ASM Troop 1046, Bowie, MD, NCAC
Eagle '85 Vigil '89
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City