The Hammock Tent

When wilderness backpacking it’s crutial to pack small and pack light.  A great way to do this is to get rid of the big bulky tent with those tent poles and fly and just carry a hammock tent.

I have a Portec hammock tent that I picked up for only $65 and it works great.  The only downfall to the one that I have is that it doesn’t have any bug netting built in.  It has the capability to wrap around me but somehow bugs always find a way in.  I tend to only use this hammock tent in the early spring before the bugs come and in the late fall after the bugs are gone…though in the fall I do find it pretty cold sleeping suspended in the air.

Portec Hammock Tent

Portec Hammock Tent


You can purchase hammock tents that come with built in musketo netting and a fly that you susbend above the tent to keep the rain out.  These will still save you quite a bit of space and weight.

So check them out and get out in the beautiful outdoors!


About adventureoutfittingguide

I am an adventurer who works as a paramedic on the side. I love being in the wilderness hiking, canoeing, biking or anything that gets me outside in the beautiful wilderness.
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