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What do you bring with you on a camping trip

My only concern with the hammock and tarp idea is what keeps mosquitoes off you? Maybe mosquito net?


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Slightly larger in size & dollars....I use a hammock w/ a mosquito net built in to it.


Eagles Nest Outfitters makes a nice hanging shelter with net & rain fly all in one package.
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Henessy Hammocks would be the best for Canadian camping imo. Built in mosquito net, built in rain fly. Packs small and light.

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A friend is currently bicycling the Pan American Highway. That's 15,000 miles from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to Ushuaia, Argentina. She's currently about 700 miles from finishing! Riding solo, no support. Her camping equipment is necessarily minimalist.

She has a hammock with mosquito netting, but she usually ends up in her tent. She'll hammock when the temperature is warm and there aren't biting insects, and when she can find a place to set up the hammock. She doesn't like the netting very much. Her tent is very small and light, but she complains that it is too small to get anything in there with her.

I have a 2 man backpacking tent, which would be very tight with 2 adults in there. I like having the space to bring stuff in there with me like spare clothing, footwear (nothing like having a scorpion or spider crawl in your boots overnight if left outside), etc. With my aging back I find something like a hammock to be bad news. Sleeping on the ground using a ThermaRest pad is quite comfortable.

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I have a 3-man tent (lets me bring ALL my gear in at night) w/ about 40" internal height, a 1.5" thick self-inflating mattress, a mummy-bag good for around 20F, and a Coleman stove that runs on gasoline. All fit into a canoe-bag, and onto the back of my V 650. Did a 25 day ride last summer, plus MANY around that mark (31 days to Inuvik and Alaska once).

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