16519Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: Packing your hammock
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From: "David Elliott" <delliott78@...>
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.
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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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