17971Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: Marking Ends ( was Leaky hammock)
- Aug 31, 2007That's exactly what I do. Also, I have a stuff sack large enough so the
hammock and the JBR nest can easily go in all together. Saves fiddling
around with set up and take down. I think it's easier on the nest to
put it into a large stuff sack and then have heavier things compress it
into my pack than to cram it into the little silnylon bag it comes with.
Also, when setting up, I try to tie up the head end first at the more
awkward place to set up. Then I do all my adjusting at the foot end to
get the angles right (I like head a little lower).
Dave Womble wrote:
> Back when I used a hammock that had a unique head end and foot end I
> didn't mark which end was which but I did keep up with where each end
> was. I used a large enough stuff sack to easily stuff the hammock
> into it and I stuffed it so I knew which end came out of the stuff
> sack first. To do that you have to properly stuff it and I did that
> by untying the foot end, rolling up the suspension line, putting that
> in the stuff sack first, then stuff a foot or so of the hammock at a
> time until I got to the second tree, then I would untie that, roll
> that suspension line and finishing stuffing. That leaves the
> suspension line for the headend at the top of the stuff sack. So when
> you deploy it, you take out the suspension line for the head end, tie
> that off and just hold on to the bottom end
> In simpler terms it goes like this and it is no problem if you can
> keep up with it (head out... foot in... just like a sleeping bag):
> 1- Use large enough stuff sack to easily stuff the hammock.
> 2- Always stuff the foot end first (that's the 'in' part).
> 3- Always deploy the head end first (that's the 'out' part).
> Dave Womble
> aka Youngblood 2000
> designer of the Speer Segmented Pad Extender and SnugFit Underquilt
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