RE: [Hammock Camping] Re: Back to the dirt
- i seem to recall the HH can be adjusted for the height of the sleeper by
adjusting the ridgeline.....i seems to remeber reading this on the HH web
site..as i recall the hammock came set up for some one at 6 ft or
smaller...perhaps his hammock is set a little small...try contacting
Hennessy and see what they say...i accedently cut my ridgeline with a sharp
snap hook.. when i retied it.. it was shorter and it made it feel tight to
me..i retied it and added cord and it seemed to loosen up ...hope this helps
>From: "farpost" <lsramos13@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: [Hammock Camping] Re: Back to the dirt
>Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2007 20:34:59 -0000
>Brian and I did an overnight last summer prior to his longer trek and
>even then he was having some issues with the hammock. We were both
>using HH ULBA, but his included the supershelter. His primary
>complaint then was there was really no room to move to a diagonal
>position which meant that he had to remain in more of a banana shape
>while sleeping. We both tried laying in his hammock, with and without
>the SS. It was pretty clear after comparing both of our hammocks that
>his was considerably shorter. As he is at least 3" taller than I am
>(at 5' 9"), this difference in hammock length is sure to affect
>comfort. I could not get to a comfortable diagonal in his hammock
>either. Has anyone else had an experience with too short a hammock
>(esp. a HH)?
>Brian, I know you have agonized over this decision and have given
>hammocking a fair chance with a very methodical evaluation. Not trying
>to convince you to reconsider, but have you tried other hammocks,
>particularly those which might give you enough room to sleep on the
>Even though I can't sleep more than about 5 hours hanging, that's
>about 4 1/2 hours longer than I can sleep on the ground. But, I can
>understand that other people will have different experiences and
>Whatever you end up doing, Brian, good luck with your choices.
>--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Brian Lewis" <brianle@...> wrote:
> > I'm going back to sleeping on the ground. No bitterness there, just
> > a pragmatic decision based on factors for me personally.
> > Somewhat long layout of my thought process follows; stop reading now
> > if you're not interested.
> > I did a 10-day PCT section hike (150 miles) in August using my
> > Hennesy UL Backpacker, and slept a little cold one night, plus got a
> > sort of crick in my back that was more or less annoying on various
> > nights. Because of the "slept a little cold" part, I determined to
> > try out some alternatives at home this winter.
> > In my first attempt I slept warm enough (it wasn't as cold a night as
> > I had hoped) but I still got that crick in my back (middle-of-back
> > pain, pretty uncomfortable) --- to the point where I decided to bag
> > it and come in to bed at 4 am......
From predictions to trailers, check out the MSN Entertainment Guide to the
- Lungi's are long enough that they supply more than adequate coverage
from armpits down.
When changing from wet to dry, I start at the bottom. Shoes and socks
off and then feet into flipflops or back into the loose shoes. Then, I
remove however much is decent. If it's cold, I keep the top half fully
covered. Then I step into the lungi and pull it up to my waist and a
little above. I'll hold up the front with my teeth and drop remaining
bottom layers down. Then I tie up the lungi around my waist and step
out of the bottom layers now around my ankles. Now, I loosen up the top
layers and then I loosen up the lungi. I bring the lungi up to my
armpits underneath my shirt or sweater or whatever. I bring it up from
the back first, and then from the front. Bringing it up around the
front can be a bit tricky, especially tying it off (basically, make one
big fold that is tight around your chest and overlaps the front, then
roll down the top a time or two to hold it all up). Now I can remove
all the top layers. When it's cold, my wool beret usually stays on for
all this. If I was really dirty, I can insert some bathing (i.e. wipe
downs or tea-cup bath) at each stage. Once I've removed all the wet
clothes, I'm now in a mostly dry or slightly damp lungi and am covered
from arm pits to knees (almost). I may tighten up the lungi and wear it
that way for a while or I can pull a t-shirt on over it all and drop the
lungi to my waist and retie it. I generally feel the lungi is on more
securely around my waist than when it's under my arm pits.
Anyway, the lungi's the easiest and most comfortable thing to wear.
In Bangladesh, the men do use lungi's to ensure privacy while on the
toilet (which can be the middle of the field--relief and fertilizing at
the same time). Women would use their sari's the same way. After
bathing in a river in the old lungi, men will change into a clean and
dry lungi by pulling it on over their head and down over the old lungi.
They can drop the old lungi and tie up the new one without getting the
new one wet. Women can change saris (rather more complicated) the same way.
Even though I've done most of my hiking at altitude (2000-4000 m), I've
lived almost all my life in the sub-tropics: hot and humid. Thin cotton
dries fast and stays cool.
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