Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: the ongoing saga of wet-weather testing...err..camping
>I thought of that but by the time the water woke me it was too late.
> IF it ever happened again, I'd get out of the hammock and try to
> it up to the ridgeline, just to keep it from getting soaked. Then
> I'd lower the tarp and plan to spend the night on the ground.
> As it was, I bagged up my sleeping stuff to keep it dry, put on myThat's pretty much my same experience.
> poncho, and sat up all night. Sometimes I sat in the hammock,
> sometimes I sat on logs outside. After a while it didn't much
> as everything everywhere got wet.
> My idea for improving my rig is to put a metal ring or carabinerDo a search through the archives, I think Youngblood did some tests
> between the tree strap and the hammock strap. This should prevent
> wetting-through by capilliary action, provide a natural drip
> and an anchor point for drip strings.
and found that the rings didn't help much due to the sag of the
> Also, though I hate to say anything bad about Mosquito Hammocks,That's really strange. I wonder if he did get it backwards or if the
> tarp for the Jungle Hammock is not waterproof, but only water
> resistant. The hammock body, however, IS waterproof. Seems exactly
> backwards, but manufacturer, Tom Claytor, says that's the way his
> customers wanted it.
> So I'm also going to have to invest in a silnylon tarp to replace
majority of his customers don't sleep much in the rain.