8928Re: [Hammock Camping] Bad trip
- May 2, 2005Hi Marta,
i have really only had water come down the strap twice, both times when i didn't have anything tied on the strap. Once was a night with a LOT of water coming directly down and the other was a night with almost hurricaine force winds and I am not sure if the water actually came down the strap as much as was blown onto the strap. We did have a lot of rain last weekend but it wasn't hard and steady all night long and most of us were pretty protected by vegetation. That was probably the difference but I think you figured that out already.
Ed ties his dirty liner socks around his straps; I don't wear liner socks so often don't use that solution. Any scrap of absorbant material that will hang down will work.
In the past I have used:
Strips of a worn and holey bandana
Strips of those artificial chamois you can buy at flea markets for $1 for a whole big sheet
Some black cotton thick shoelace things I picked up on the trail (had those tied on there for a number of trips)
i'm sorry your husband had a negative experience, I hope he's willing to try it again!
From: Marta Clark <marta_clark@...>
Sent: Mon, 2 May 2005 10:12:24 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Hammock Camping] Bad trip
I went camping with my husband this weekend and made
the semi-ultimate sacrifice--I let him sleep in the
new hammock while I slept in the tarptent on the
ground. His hammock experience didn't work out all
that well. We were up high on the AT, where the trees
have not leafed out yet, and a steady, driving rain
started up, intensifying as the night progressed. He
woke up around midnight laying in a pool of water.
The Pea Pod was pretty well soaked. He moved the
insulated pad up under him and warmed up a bit, but it
was a pretty bad night.
When we got home, I read him the paragraphs in
"Hammock Camping" about hanging a sock or something on
the line to deal with this problem.
It surprised me that it happened since the previous
weekend, at Trail Fest, with all that rain, sleet, and
snow, I had not had any water run down the straps and
into the hammock. Do you all keep something on the
line to intercept drips all the time?
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