5045RE: [Hammock Camping] Hammock Bivy
- Mar 23, 2004I don't understand how you can tolerate it as a bivy. I set mine up and was
out of there in about 30 seconds. Very cramped when on the ground. Awful!
This is not a set up for claustrophobes.
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
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