Mike In a Hammock as a bed

Camping Basics Part 1 Episode 95

Mike In a Hammock as a bed camping basics
Mike In a Hammock
 

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Camping Basics Part 1

Camping Basics

This is a solo week after the two week break. James got hit with a sore throat and couldn’t talk and Mike went to Disney Land. I am back with a show on camping. I cover a few of the basics of camping in this part 1.

The focus of part one is on shelters and fire. I cover a few of the types of shelter and their strengths and weaknesses. Ending on why everyone should just own a hammock.

In the fire section I talk about how to make a fire. What tools to use, favorite tinder. I talk about two methods of building a fire. My prefered way is to build a fire teepee. For me it just works the best.

 

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Trek light Double Hammock

Trek Light Double Hammock Review

Trek light Double Hammock
Trek light Double Hammock

 

I like to use gear extensively before I review it. I don’t want to recommend something to you guys without first beating it. It if makes it through my torture tests then It gets the survivalpunk stamp of approval. I bought my trek light double hammock a few years ago. For a while it didn’t get much use. I knew I needed to review it. For the past few months I have used it daily. Right now I’m using it like a couch. Also a bed and a chair. At this point I have used it more than the regular user ever will. I know the trek light hammock inside and out. What do I think of it after all this time? Let’s find out.

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Mike In a Hammock as a bed

Hammock As A Bed Experiment

Good morning ladies and gentlemen. I decided to write this in the morning as opposed to my usual before bed. I wanted to squeeze in one more night of my experiment. I decided to use my Trek Light Hammock as a bed a few weeks ago. It was something I had long thought about.

Recently two things lined up that made me decide to do so. First my I finally had to get rid of my 10 year old bed. I was sleeping on the futon in the living room. Which is on  it’s death bed too. Next while listening to Tim Ferriss’ podcast Kelly Starrett was talking about hammocks as a bed. He was saying to move away from hard beds and get one as soft as possible. His recommendation was to use a hammock as a bed. That’s all I needed. If Kelly was saying it would be the best for health and mobility then I was in. What did I learn in my experiment? Let’s find out!

 

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Mike In a Hammock

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Contest Day Seventeen: Grand Trunk Parachute Nylon Double Hammock

Day 17 of the National Preparedness Month of Giveaways and today I have a great one! I have a Grand Trunk Parachute Nylon Double Hammock. The hammock is made from high-strength, mildew-resistant with triple-stitched parachute nylon.  It comes with two nautical grade carabiners. The double hammock has a total weight of only 20 oz. It has very spacious dimensions of 10.5 x 6.5ft. While made to be able to accommodate two people it is comfortable for a single person. The hammock has a weight limit of 400 pounds. Come stuffed inside an attached stuff sack. Included a Hammock hanging kit.The color on this hammock is the very stealthy wood grain chocolate.

Grand Trunk “Goods For the Road”

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