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5040Re: [Hammock Camping] Hammock Bivy

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  • SF Nazdarovye
    Mar 23, 2004
      I set up my Ultralight Backpacker A-Sym the same way on this trip, with
      the added twist of using the single hanging rope to set up a "tripod"
      with the hiking pole. I did this by putting two stakes about a foot and
      a half to either side of the pole and out from it a bit, then looping
      the hammock rope around the pole, running it down to one stake, across
      the ground to the second stake, then back up to the pole, where I tied
      it off. Seemed to work as well as using additional rope, which I didn't

      I took some pictures, but the camera lens was fogged and they didn't
      turn out well enough to post. If my explanation wasn't clear, let me
      know and I'll try to clarify. Meanwhile, backpkrmn got a picture of me
      in the hammock/bivy:


      And I'm standing next to it here at left in this picture (Rebecca is
      pitching hers at right; the other two bystanders are poking fun at our
      shelter choice ;)


      It was not the most comfortable shelter, but it worked. I would have
      rather had the Explorer model for this, as it has a bit more room.

      - Steve

      On Mar 23, 2004, at 3:40 PM, Rebecca wrote:

      > Last Saturday night I had the chance to set up my Hennessy Expedition
      > Asym as a bivy. I used the method that Shane describes here:
      > http://tinyurl.com/a5qx
      > I didn't use the tarp - it was a nice night and I wanted to watch the
      > stars.
      > I slept with my head at the entrance end, making it easy to slide my
      > feet into my sleeping bag and on top of my pad. The hammock stayed
      > steady and secure all night despite my tossing and turning.
      > Picture of me figuring out how the heck to set it up, with a lot of
      > commentary but no help by onlookers:
      > http://community.webshots.com/photo/127521418/127536688jdHflJ
      > Picture of me inside the hammock:
      > http://community.webshots.com/photo/127521418/127539327kEPNRs
      > The way I had it set up made it difficult to attach the tarp if I had
      > wanted to. If I needed the tarp I would have moved the poles out
      > further. As you can see in the second picture there is more than
      > enough room - it's roomier than a bivy. It sagged a little during the
      > night - there was heavy condensation that everyone had problems with.
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