Hammocks and dogs
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Oct 7, 2010 at 1:31 pm #1264121
I asked this in the gear deals thread under the hennessey hammocks posting, but figured I might get a better response here.
What do those of you that hike with dogs and sleep in hammocks do with your dog?
Mine is 60lbs and too big to sleep in the hammock with me. I'm figuring the rain tarp would be enough to cover him lying on the floor and I could bring a small tarp or similar. But I wanted to see what others already do.
thanks!!Oct 7, 2010 at 2:18 pm #1652395Mary DBPL Member
@hikinggrannyLocale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
That's why I don't use a hammock. I consider my dog (all 80 lbs. of him) as part of my sleep system–he keeps my feet warm!
One of my friends hammocks with his dog; the dog sleeps on a CCF pad directly under his owner. Unfortunately that doesn't keep the bugs off the dog. Recently, within the last couple of months, someone here had a pic of a dog netting tent he made to keep his dog bug-free under his hammock. I couldn't find it on a search, though.
EDIT, later: I found it! It's on this thread about dog beds:
Page down to the post by Steve Madsen. Very clever design, IMHO!Oct 7, 2010 at 3:30 pm #1652421
my dog doesn't seem to mind the bugs, so he may not need a net, I'm just more worried about rain/snow fall.
I'm also thinking when we go just the two of us I can have him take my sleeping pad to sleep on since I'll be in the hammock.Oct 7, 2010 at 5:24 pm #1652456Paul GibsonMember
@pgibsonLocale: SW Idaho
Steve, lots of folks hang with there dogs. Most just get them set up with a small pad to lay on next to or below their hammock under the same tarp. There is at least one guy that I know of that has set up a small hammock that hangs next to his for his dog to sleep in. And kind of on that line, I saw a thread last week by some folks that made a small hammock for their cat to nap in. :)Oct 19, 2010 at 8:01 pm #1656116
I just use my poncho for my dog to sleep on when i hammock. It does triple duty as a poncho, ground cloth and emergency tarp if needed. It's nice to have a clean spot under my hammock for him and my stuff. A cut down foam pad and custom synthetic quilt for him and he's good to go all night…right below me. In winter i have a much larger tarp with more coverage. YMMV.
BFOct 21, 2010 at 6:31 am #1656585john TierSpectator
@peter_panLocale: Co-Owner Jacks 'R' Better, LLC, VA
Dogs under 35-40 lbs easily go in the foot end of the JRB BMBH… Since it is truly flat the stay there and not slide into you all night… Smee uses a sniveller style quilt on top and Bonnie, his springer spaniel, puts her head out the head hole…
Only issue is the days the dog is wet… Carry a towel?
PanOct 21, 2010 at 7:24 am #1656596
Matt, thanks for the pics!
I've got a small pad for him to sleep on, now I just need to teach him how to sleep in a quilt/blanket setup to keep warm…
Mine's too big @ 60lbs to sleep in the hammock with me.Oct 21, 2010 at 8:43 am #1656626Stephen BarberBPL Member
Any concern or problem with the dog's claws and the light nylon fabric of the hammock under pressure?Oct 21, 2010 at 10:47 am #1656668Tim MarshallBPL Member
is that the big red bigfoot quilt rigged as an UQ? That was one of the first quilts i ever made specifically to sell. I'd say in the first 10 or even less.
-TimOct 21, 2010 at 6:43 pm #1656807
"is that the big red bigfoot quilt rigged as an UQ? That was one of the first quilts i ever made specifically to sell. I'd say in the first 10 or even less.
Sure is, Tim!
The BIGFOOT Quilt–it's a hammock top quilt, hammock under quilt, two person ground quilt, one person ground quilt, signal flag…it does EVERYTHING! I am going to start producing this quilt design, along with my dog quilt design soon. I will be partnering with a small cottage gear maker (who is getting a VERY good rep here on BPL, by the way)to get them up for sale soon(please keep mum on my dog quilt design and why it's so unique). They have been extensively tested and are really performing awesome!
BFOct 21, 2010 at 7:29 pm #1656826
if you need any more "beta" testers for that dog quilt I have a best friend that would love to try it out ;-)Oct 21, 2010 at 11:40 pm #1656873
I would, Steven, but as of right now it's the only one of it's kind. Soon…very soon.
BFOct 31, 2010 at 11:09 am #1659835
Forgot to mention that the hammock in the pic is a Ticket To The Moon Double with a custom Warbonnet-style foot box. Super big and comfy and a very easy mod!
BFOct 31, 2010 at 12:37 pm #1659851Shawn PeytonBPL Member
@alifeoutdoorsLocale: Iron River, WI
Matthew, that's awesome you're backpacking in a Utilikilt.Oct 31, 2010 at 4:59 pm #1659896
can't wait to use it, and I'll have to figure out how the pooch will sleep with me…
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