2845RE: Hammock Camping Re: FW: Storm set-up
- Sep 11, 2003Youngblood,My tarp is 9 x 11. I usually pitch it with an 11 foot ridgeline, but in this set-up I pitch it with a 9 foot long ridgeline. Its attached to the trees about 61/2 feet up, but the actual ridgeline height off the ground is more like 5 feet. I have another photo with my brother standing next to it for reference that I could post if you want to see it.I have considered adding lifter tabs to the sides to pull them out a little, and I think it would help, but when inside the hammock, the sidess of the tarp do not touch the hammock. In a strong wind they probably would though.Chet-----Original Message-----Chet,
From: Dave Womble [mailto:dpwomble@...]
Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2003 2:47 PM
Subject: Hammock Camping Re: FW: Storm set-up
What size is your tarp and how high is its ridgeline? Have you tried
side pullouts to get a little more 'inside room'.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Chet Clocksin"
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chet Clocksin [mailto:cclocksin@b...]
> Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2003 2:21 PM
> To: 'hammockcamping@y...'
> Subject: Storm set-up
> I just posted a picture of a storm set-up in the folder "chets home
> Speer hammock" . I was messing around with various ways to pitch my
> over the hammock, and came up with this, with a little help from my
> I haven't actually used it in a storm, but I did get inside the
> if you want to block wind and rain from all sides, this would do it!
> I just got back from a 4 day trip in the Manistee National Forest
> at least one of my brothers is now considering replacing his
> set-up in favor of a hammock. He was envious of the ease of set-up,
> and protection that my hammock offers. We had great weather
> trip, with highs in the mid to upper 70s and lows in the mid to
> Lots of great places to set up the hammock on bluffs overlooking the
> Manistee River. We'll be going back in a few weeks to spend a
> there in the height fall color change. If you've never been to this
> encourage you to check it out if you are able to. It is fantastic!
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