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16519Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: Packing your hammock

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  • Tom Blum
    Dec 10, 2006
      Pictures!!! We want pictures!!!

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      From: "David Elliott" <delliott78@...>
      To: <hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, December 10, 2006 9:44 AM
      Subject: [Hammock Camping] Re: Packing your hammock

      > Hi all. I've enjoyed your posts. Lots of sense there, I think. I agree
      > that it's good to have everything attached so no parts get left at home.
      > I
      > made small pockets on my tarp at each place the guylines attach, and the
      > stakes are permanently attached to the guylines. When I break camp I roll
      > each guyline around its stake until I get to the edge of the tarp, and
      > then
      > put the stake and line in its own pocket (velcro closure). Same for the
      > ends of the ridgeline, minus the stake. The tarp is stored in a mesh bag,
      > which goes in an outside pocket of my homemade G4 pack. The mesh tarp bag
      > (and several other small bags for gear that goes in outside pockets) is
      > tied
      > to the pack because the pack is Silnylon, and things can slip out the the
      > pockets easily.
      > I pack my hammock on top of the pack because I like to use it during the
      > day
      > for meals or catnaps on the trail. Insulation for my current hammock is
      > down from lots of old Frostline kits purchased on ebay. I overstuffed it,
      > so it's plenty warm. (Slept comfortably in the back yard last night at 18
      > degrees [but no wind.]) My next hammock will be a summer version, with a
      > thinner layer of Primaloft. This is a new material for me. Does anyone
      > have suggestions on how to handle it for the curved underside of a
      > hammock?
      > I'm tempted to sew it into cylinders and put them in tubes with baffles in
      > the hammock bed, simply replacing the down insulation in my current
      > design.
      > I have also considered using flat layers with darts to compensate for the
      > curvature. I wonder if it would stretch adequately. I could oversize it,
      > but then it might sag. These and other questions will get answered
      > eventually, but all suggestions are welcome. Thanks.
      > David Elliott
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