2244Re: Hammock Camping newbie query: changing clothing
- Jul 30, 2003Hi Ted,
Yep, like Ed, I sit in the hammock to change a shirt, but end up
standing up to change pants. It's just easier that way.
Before hooking on to those porch pillars, remember that each of the
hammock support ropes/webbings can pull laterally with a force of
several hundred pounds. I'd hate to see the porch roof come down on
your head. If you think the post could stand 4 of the high school
football team linemen pushing on it, then it should be strong enough
to hold a hammock.
You may want to go find yourself a nice couple trees.
--- In email@example.com, "tall2tango" <thbauer@t...> wrote:
> Hi Ed,
> Thanx for the wisdom. That makes a lot of sense and sure beats being
> a contortionist! Next thing I need to check out is the spacing of the
> porch pillars to see if I have a place to practice setting up. A
> quick measurement tonight will confirm that.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Ed Speer" <info@s...> wrote:
> > Hi Ted, changing clothes in a hammock can be too challenging! It
> can be
> > done, but generally with too much difficulty. I solve the problem
> > using a large tarp--my 8X10 is NOT attached to the hammock and thus
> > be pitched high enough above the hammock to allow me to stand up and
> > still be totally protected from rain under the tarp! The
> convenience of
> > standing up under the tarp to change clothes, load/unload the pack,
> > a leak, etc is a major feature of this system. Staying dry while
> > camp chores is an absolute must in fowl weather. I call it my
> > shelter! Hammocks with small tarps may lack these features.
> Privacy of
> > course can be an issue if other campers are around, but the tarp
> > can be lowered enough to provide blockage if needed...Ed
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