19096HH Fly / Poncho conversion?
- May 29, 2008Hi folks,
sorry if this has been discussed in the past year and I missed it (I
haven't been very active here lately). If so, a link would be
appreciated. If not: Here's an idea.
I have a poncho which one can set up as a shaped tarp with the help
of a trekking pole. It's not bad except that it requires me to sleep
on the ground. I like the fact that my rain gear and shelter share
much (most) of the weight - dual use for serious weight savings.
Now I carry a HH (Hyperlight) anyway, and it incorporates a rather
large fly (Canopy dimensions: - a parallelogram with - long side =
92" - short side = 65" - long diagonal = 122" - short diagonal =
105"). Well larger than a poncho would need.
Would you know of a cut and dry method of converting this for poncho
use (while remaining useable as hammock fly)?
If not, any ideas? (I guess it would need a hood - though I usually
wear a rain hat, so I just need a slit for my head, but would still
need a way of closing it for hammock fly use. I'd need some way of
forming sleeves for my arms - I do like using trekking poles - and a
way of gathering up excess material because it would hang down to the
Or do you know of a commercially available product that would
function as a rain poncho (with a mid-sized backpack) AND hammock fly?
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