18390Re: [Hammock Camping] Will I ever get better at setting up?
- Dec 3, 2007I figure it will just take practice and it will help once I settle
into a routine. Many places I paddle have nice beaches in which I can
pitch a lightweight tent. Maybe I'll get one and make it part of my
normal gear load while kayaking.
--- In email@example.com, Rick <ra1@...> wrote:
> I once timed myself putting up my hammock and getting in the quilt
> some purpose on one of the hammock or hiking lists. It was about 2-
> minutes. Add another 2 minutes for the tarp. When I lay out my
> tent, it takes about 2-3 minutes.
> What takes more time is finding the right place. Along the AT,
> a good hammock place is easy while finding a place for a tent may
> mile of walking. In Texas, oftentimes finding a place for a tent is
> easier than finding the trees for a hammock.
> Practice does make it easier. Not hurrying almost always makes it
> spunky2_2004 wrote:
> > Sheesh! Will I ever get better at setting up???
> > Okay, I'm a total newbie and at the risk of embarrassing myself
> > list of several hundred people...here we go:
> > I can count the number of times I've setup and taken down my
> > in my backyard experimenting with different combinations on one
> > but will I ever get better at all this? Please tell me, like with
> > everything else, I'll get better with time and practice!
> > It seems as if I could unpack a fancy new lightweight backpack
> > roll out a pad, roll out a bag, and be asleep in less than 10
> > As it is now...I've got to tie off my hammock, tie off my bug
> > net/weathershield, tie off and stake my tarp, place and adjust my
> > place and adjust my sleeping bag, blankets, or other things I
> > stay warm, crawl in, zip up, then get some sleep.
> > I need LOTS of practice!
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