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5046Re: [Hammock Camping] Hammock Bivy

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  • Rebecca
    Mar 23, 2004
      To be honest, I didn't really think about it. I suppose I could have
      used the tarp as a groundsheet if needed, but the ground was pretty
      smooth and it didn't concern me. Good point though.

      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Tom Jarrell" <tjarrell@c...>
      > Rebecca,
      > A question about ground use of a HH, do you need to protect the
      fabric bottom from punctures and snags? The material appears delicate.
      > I'd rather hang, but when nature gives you pasture and an
      unobstructed view of the stars you don't complain.
      > Tom
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Rebecca
      > To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2004 3:40 PM
      > Subject: [Hammock Camping] Hammock Bivy
      > 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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