Hammocks for a Boundary Waters Canoe Trip
Nothing makes a Boundary Waters campsite more comfortable than a hammock. I don’t normally bring any type of camp chair along on my canoe camping trips so I rely on my hammock for both sitting and lying down in and sometimes I use it in place of a tent when solo camping.
I have a Crazy Creek Crazy Crib LEX that I like to use in place of a tent. It measures 44"x99" and weighs a little over 4 pounds. It has no-see-um netting and with the tarp it keeps me dry and bug free. I find sleeping in a hammock more comfortable than lying on the ground.
I know there are other hammocks out there for sleeping in but I haven’t tried any others. I’ve heard Byers of Maine makes a nice hammock called the Moskito Traveler that has a shock cord to keep the netting off of your face and body. The Clark Jungle Hammock weighs just under 3 pounds and measures roughly the same as the Crazy Crib. I’ve heard Hennessy makes great hammocks of all different shapes and sizes but I’ve yet to use one. We have a number of Eagles Nest Outfitter hammocks that we send out into the BWCA for our Comfort Traveler Package and folks love them.
If you have used a hammock on your canoe camping trip then please comment about how you like it. Let the Boundary Waters Blog readers know what hammock you like and why!