View Poll Results: How much do you like and use suspended tents on trees

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  • I like them and I use them very much

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  • I like them and I want to buy one

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  • I dont like them and buying one is a mistake!

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  • regular tents are better

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Thread: Suspended Tents Hanging on Trees

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    Default Re: Suspended Tents Hanging on Trees

    I don't have anything against them, they're just not for me. I have considered a hammock, which is very similar but still different, but I think I will stick with a tent.

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    Default Re: Suspended Tents Hanging on Trees

    I have never seen a suspended tent but the 3 in the picture look like glorified hammocks. I assume they are single person abodes and if so why would they do any more damage to a tree than a hammock especially since the weight would be distributed among 3 trees? I think I will keep my tent on the ground. I get nervous just seeing the guys hanging on a cliff face. Definitely not for me!

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    Default Re: Suspended Tents Hanging on Trees

    Quote Originally Posted by MacGyver View Post
    Yeah - NOT happening!

    Oh be still my hyperventilating heart!
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    Default Re: Suspended Tents Hanging on Trees

    I finally saw the YouTube video about the suspended tents. They are a lot sturdier than what I thought and are multiple person dwellings. It's a novel idea but I don't think I would like it. It seems there would be too much movement and if one person moved everybody would move - similar to a water bed. A person could get motion sick if they had a restless tent mate. I think I will stay on the ground.

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    Default Re: Suspended Tents Hanging on Trees

    I'm bumping this thread because I read this review:

    https://theultimatehang.com/2014/12/...e-tent-review/

    Since I have transitioned to hammock camping this makes a lot more sense to me now. And here's the kicker, you can sling additional hammocks or also floors underneath, to increase sleeping capacity. I'm curious to know how JohnJohn's worked out.
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    Default Re: Suspended Tents Hanging on Trees

    ... Me to (curious).
    ...I have heard that some areas do not permit even tying anything to trees...

    Enjoy!
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    Tents work best for me, so far.
    Experience along with properly set up 4WD will get you to & through places (on existing, approved 4WD trails) that 4WD, alone, can't get to.

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    Default Re: Suspended Tents Hanging on Trees

    One of the things you do with your hammock suspension is to use tree huggers. These are straps which do not dig into the bark and damage the tree.
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