6439Re: [Hammock Camping] RE: Staying dry
- Aug 3, 2004Andrew,When and where are you going in the Fall? I'll be in the GSMNP in late October doing some hammock camping. In the past I have found the woods there to be dense enough that wind is usually not a big factor, even though the rain can be. It doesn't take a lot of tarp to protect you. I use a Speer-type hammock with a 5' x 10' tarp and have had no problems.Steve M----- Original Message -----From: A M AcklenSent: Sunday, August 01, 2004 2:52 PMSubject: [Hammock Camping] RE: Staying dry
Hi Everyone, I've been lurking the list for a while, learning about hammock camping. I'm a backpacker whenever possible and have been trying to lighten my load for a couple of years. I just bought a Hennessey A-Sym last week. I've set it up in the backyard a couple of times and had a look at some of the great web sites that deal with hammock camping. The hammock is really comfortable and I can imagine that it is a great night's sleep in the back country. My only real concern is - will I really stay dry during a real storm? The way I've got the fly set up, there's a differential of coverage at both head and foot - i.e. a "wide" side and a "not so wide" side at both ends. I'm guessing this is correct - haven't found any other way to pitch it, but I'm wondering if there is a better way? Also, I feel a little claustrophobic with the fly attached per the directions. I know some of you tie a separate line above the hammock, but it seems this will further reduce coverage in case of rain. Im planning a trip to NC/TN in the fall and look forward to hanging myself there!
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