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Re: [Hammock Camping] First night in the Mosquito Traveler (Byers)

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  • Sandy Kramer
    I have Leki s Malaku (sp?), but don t want to take them on a kayak trip!! :) We were camped on fairly hard ground (ie not sand) and I m not sure how staking
    Message 1 of 4 , Nov 2, 2006
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      I have Leki's Malaku (sp?), but don't want to take them on a kayak
      trip!! :)

      We were camped on fairly hard ground (ie not sand) and I'm not sure
      how staking the kayak paddle pieces would have worked as I didn't
      have any extra line.

      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Ed Speer" <ed@...> wrote:
      >
      > Sandy, it's not clear what you're looking for, but if it's two tarp
      poles,
      > then hiking poles are a lot lighter than the tent poles you
      mentioned in
      > your post...Ed
      >
      >
      >
      > Moderator, Hammock Camping List
      > Author, Hammock Camping, The Complete Guide
      >
      > Editor, Hammock Camping News
      >
      > Owner, Speer Hammocks Inc
      >
      >
      >
      > _____
      >
      > From: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      [mailto:hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com]
      > On Behalf Of Sandy Kramer
      > Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 1:06 PM
      > To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] First night in the Mosquito Traveler
      (Byers)
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Thanks, Ed. Here's "more" already.
      >
      > I found two good trees (there were 21 in our group and everybody
      else
      > was in a tent, so space was scarce). And I had this huge (10x12 HH)
      > rain fly with nowhere to tie off. Finally, someone said, "Just use
      > tent stakes." Let's just say that I had no privacy problems when
      > changing.
      >
      > HOWEVER, I would like to be able to have the fly higher. I want to
      > make a square fly (8 x 8 sound OK?) so I can use it asymmetrically
      > and only require to tie outs. No trekking poles when I paddle a
      > kayak!
      >
      > I've found some good aluminum ones from Tent Pole Technologies
      > http://www.polesfor <http://www.polesforyou.com/index.htm>
      you.com/index.htm
      >
      > They come in 13 ($2.60), 18 ($3.60), and 26 ($5.60) inch lengths..
      > grommet tips are 75 cents. The .340 one is approx. same diameter as
      > a pencil. Thing this is thick enough?
      >
      > They do give the weight per linear foot - .29/lb - so a 4' pole
      would
      > weigh just over 1 lb. No problem in the kayak, but I'd probably
      want
      > to take on a backpacking trip as well so I need to keep them as
      light
      > as possible.
      >
      > Here's the question: what total length would you suggest?
      >
      > --- In hammockcamping@ <mailto:hammockcamping%40yahoogroups.com>
      > yahoogroups.com, "Ed Speer" <ed@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Glad to hear about your first hammock night Sandy. Am I correct
      in
      > assuming
      > > you're now a devoted convert! LOL
      > >
      > > Hope to hear more about your hammocking..Ed
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Moderator, Hammock Camping List
      > > Author, Hammock Camping, The Complete Guide
      > >
      > > Editor, Hammock Camping News
      > >
      > > Owner, Speer Hammocks Inc
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
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