Camping with REV (my alter ego), comfort and hammocks!

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just wanted to give you guys a quick vid of my camp setup, its ever evolving but this was one of my latest setups. Yes, the KLR wasnt quite as geared up as the Tenere is, but hey, it worked!


https://youtu.be/QUdP0EavZzM
 

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just wanted to give you guys a quick vid of my camp setup, its ever evolving but this was one of my latest setups. Yes, the KLR wasnt quite as geared up as the Tenere is, but hey, it worked!


https://youtu.be/QUdP0EavZzM
The Hennessey Hammock is without a doubt the most comfortable sleeping arraignment for camping that I have ever encountered. Cool tarp for keeping your gear and chair dry. That was my only drawback to the hammock over a tent...
 

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Masterkick said:
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The Hennessey Hammock is without a doubt the most comfortable sleeping arraignment for camping that I have ever encountered. Cool tarp for keeping your gear and chair dry. That was my only drawback to the hammock over a tent...
Even when I didnt go full tard with this tarp, my "smaller" one could be setup in porch mode that kept one side semi upright, creating (you guessed it!) a porch under which the chair and table could rest. granted, in sideways rain it wouldnt help but you could drop it in a minute.
 

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Even when I didnt go full tard with this tarp, my "smaller" one could be setup in porch mode that kept one side semi upright, creating (you guessed it!) a porch under which the chair and table could rest. granted, in sideways rain it wouldnt help but you could drop it in a minute.
Do you have any pic of your smaller tarp in porch mode? I really like the idea of the added shelter for the rest of your bits and stuff...
 

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Nice setup and I'm curious how the Eno matches up against the Hennessy. I'm curious though. Why the heater? It seems a lot to bring along on a ride.
 

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Nice setup and I'm curious how the Eno matches up against the Hennessy. I'm curious though. Why the heater? It seems a lot to bring along on a ride.
Heater was because the tarp I was using at the time was setup for a wood burning stove and since I didnt have one, I wanted to test how warm it would get. I didnt get to use it that particular trip because life intervened but in January I had it going, and on a 20* day I had the tarp warm enough to sleep directly on the ground with no cover other than my jeans and t shirt in about 15 minutes. I had a KLR back then and had some HUGE panniers, so I tossed the obligatory basket on the back rack and loaded it with a few things including the heater. Was worth it when I used it.


Now, you really cant compare the ENO and the Hennesey. Eno is a piece of fabric that we call a gateway drug to hammock camping. To enjoy hammock camping you need a hammock, bug protection, weather protection and warm layers for top AND bottom. The DJXL has almost all of that covered in one package, altho it may not be enough to suit. IIRC it comes with a small diamond fly, bubble pad for under your butt warmth, and a built in bug net. The 2 layers also make it warmer as well. In warmer temps you can unzip and roll the bug net out of the way if you dont need it.

So, all in all I used the ENO for lounging around by itself, then either add things to camp with it (bug net, quilts) or I used the DJXL. Just depends on the way I want to sleep. I cant tell you how they feel different from each other, but they do.
 

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its giving me a hell of a time to reply to you, so lets try this

Masterkick said:
Do you have any pic of your smaller tarp in porch mode? I really like the idea of the added shelter for the rest of your bits and stuff...

yes I do, give me a bit to scrounge thru the million places I have pics stored....

heres one, Im on the right of this pic.



this used to be my smallest tarp, still fracking huge by Ultra light comparisons. This is in "Standard" setup, no porch but theres room enough if needed



Friends tarp, not porch mode but showing how big a dry area you can get.


Diamond tarp in porch mode, both sides



My KLR setup



My KLR setup



Same tarp after a tornado ripped across the lake behind me, after the storm.



Same tarp, porch mode


Same tarp, porch mode with Helinox chair


Same tarp, back side with "door" halves tied out of the way.
 

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Thanks for posting all the tarp shots. I recently got a Kelty Noah 16' plus two 6-foot folding poles. I'm pretty handy with all my camping gear, but tarp use is new to me and I'm still pretty clumsy about it. Lot's of different ways to pitch a tarp. I can do about 2 of them reliably.

Given my locale, I do a lot of desert camping, so suitable trees are a rare luxury. Hammocks are almost out of the question. If you feel like posting any more tarp pictures, I'm curious.

Cheers,
Boondocker
 

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Boondocker said:
Thanks for posting all the tarp shots. I recently got a Kelty Noah 16' plus two 6-foot folding poles. I'm pretty handy with all my camping gear, but tarp use is new to me and I'm still pretty clumsy about it. Lot's of different ways to pitch a tarp. I can do about 2 of them reliably.

Given my locale, I do a lot of desert camping, so suitable trees are a rare luxury. Hammocks are almost out of the question. If you feel like posting any more tarp pictures, I'm curious.

Cheers,
Boondocker

a few hammocks can be used as Bivy sacks as needed too, never hurts to have options.
 

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Heading to Asheville, NC in a couple days. Going to be rocking my WBRR Bridge hammock and my DIY hex tarp! :) can't wait to ride and swing from the trees!

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The OP hasn't been on the forum for a couple of years.

Doors? I just see hammocks under tarps. Maybe an illusion of the angle the photo was taken from?
 

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Look at the last picture and you can see the doors pulled back over the tarp.
Looks like this when closed, but his tarp is huge!
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