7729Re: [Hammock Camping] Hammocking in the Rain
- Dec 28, 2004walkonemile50 wrote:
>I would love to hear some tricks and tips users have found when itHammock tubes (snakeskins) are a great way to put up the hammock in the
>comes to Hammocking in the rain for long periods.. Depending on how
>cold it is and what you sleep in, can make a big difference. Anyway,
>any input would be great.
Having a tarp in tubes over my head makes it easy to deploy the tarp if
an unexpected shower comes through in the middle of the night.
For extended rain, it helps to either use an 8x10 or 10x10 foot tarp OR
set up near a shelter for cooking and socializing.
It is easier to keep my back dry if I walk out of the tarp at the ends
for 2AM nature calls than walking out the sides.
For rainy nights, my pack stays drier under the tarp and hammock than
Hanging a food back upside down (draw string down - hanging from a loop
sewed to the the bag's bottom) keeps food drier.
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