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Re: [Hammock Camping] splash-up

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  • Rick
    I was pitched fairly close to the ground and had a mixture of sand and loam under me. I had no problems with splash up . Rick
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 6, 2006
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      I was pitched fairly close to the ground and had a mixture of sand and
      loam under me. I had no problems with "splash up".

      Rick

      tim garner wrote:
      > in the hot springs camp ground i got a lot of sand (& water) splashed
      > over onto my backpack & other stuff, & even some on the bottom of the
      > hammock.
      > this hasnt been much of a problem before but a couple things were
      > differant in my set-up at hot springs.
      > for one, i`ve usualy got grass or other plant life, or pine
      > needles, or leaves around my hammock to absorb the heavy run-off from
      > my tarp when it rains that hard. but just sand at hot springs.
      > another thing that was differant was the new tarp. i had already
      > realized that i needed longer lines on the corners, especialy if i`m
      > going to hang it that high. the shorter lines forced me to have the
      > sides come down more steeply & nearer to the hammock than ever before.
      > so that heavy run-off was landing a lot closer to my stuff than normal.
      > any way, my tarp`s 8' wide so i can fix that proplem w/ a wider
      > spread so the run-off is landing farther away from my hammock if i`m
      > going to set-up over sand or dirt. but i can`t help but wonder if
      > some of yall w/ those really narrow tarps (5 or 6')ever have problems
      > w/ that?
      > besides, that mite not be a bad thing to give some thought to ahead
      > of time, especialy those that are newer to using a tarp & hammock.
      > ...tim
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