Re: [Hammock Camping] Leaving...
Make sure you have a tarp for that hammock
and know how to use a tarp. You can always drop the hammock to the ground
and use the tarp as a tent in cooler weather. You have options if you have
thought about multi-using your gear.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Linda Ellis" <lellis4563@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2007 11:57 AM
Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] Leaving...
>> Brian <baknm@...> wrote:
>> Just so you are aware...I am leaving the group...I joined to find out
>> more about how folks get the most out of their hammocks...this stuff
>> is just tedious. When you are tired of talking about TV and arguing
>> about surviving or not...here is to Happy camping...
>> rod hamilton <rhtreo@...> responded:
>> Hang in there Brian. I don't know if you belong to other groups; I belong
>> to 5 or 6 and this
>> is not uncommon. That's the whole purpose of the subject line. Don't open
>> messages in which you
>> have no interest. Regardless of the veracity of a topic, it usually burns
>> itself out in less
>> than three weeks. Besides, for most of us, it's the off season.
> I also hope Brian sticks around. As I am new to hammock camping, I am
> interested to see how other
> people are using their hammocks, and being a member of several other
> groups, I agree with Rod that
> topics can vary widely. Sometimes the topic "starts" focused, but veers
> off as more people add
> their views.
> I appreciated the conversation about the TV shows. I haven't seen them
> (don't have cable), but it
> helps to hear what people more knowledgeable than I on the subject think
> of the various "experts"
> out there.
> Of course, as my first thought for the hammock is to pack along as
> emergency gear, it seems
> completely logical to me that a discussion of how a hammock fares when
> dealing with an unexpected
> situation, vs. building a bed on the ground or other shelter, is certainly
> one way to get full use
> out of your hammock. Maybe some of you who are more experienced haven't
> thought of packing your
> hammock when you're just out for a day hike, thinking that you'll be back
> at camp by bedtime, but
> now you'll consider taking the hammock along "just in case" there's an
> emergency that keeps you
> away from camp overnight.....
> I'm sure I'll have many more questions as time goes on, but I already like
> the group!
> The Truly Educated Never Graduate
> Yahoo! Groups Links
- Rosaleen, will do.
This is a scout trip and we are not sure if we will get on the AT itself or not, and will be on the east side of the mountain. Since we are base camping, we will carry our own water since previous experiences dictates that is the best strategy.
I hiked from Rockfish Gap to the Tye River in mid-October...water sources, using the term loosely, were generally 8-10 miles apart. A few weeks ago the troop did 10 miles on the AT from just before the Devils' Marbleyard to the James River despite the recent rains, there was no water until Matt's Creek, so at least and eight mile span there.
Ain't got no mo' mojo, but I got plenty o' banjo.
----- Original Message ----
From: Rosaleen Sullivan <rosaleen43@...>
Sent: Sunday, January 6, 2008 9:10:11 AM
Subject: [Hammock Camping] Re: I wanted to know
Please post after your Mt. Rogers trip and let us know what you find out
about the water situation and the animals living in the area.
I had the pleasure of hiking there last summer as part of an AT section
hike. Much of the southern AT was experiencing a severe drought. My
partner and I changed our plan to hike the area south of Damascus because of
the drought (as much as 18 miles between reliable water sources, stories of
animals going after hikers' food more aggressively than normal, and juvenile
bears reportedly "guarding" watering holes). Prudence dictated that with
the time, gear ready, and plenty of food, we just buy another map and
relocate our intended section.
After early summer, I have heard the the drought worsened. In July, locals
had stories of the gov't taking over posession of some horses because owners
couldn't provided food and water (animal cruelty intervention) , and farmers
were losing huge amounts of money selling undermatured cattle early because
of using up the feed planned for the next winter. Finally, the Mt. Rogers
area itself was running dry. You may want to check on the streams for
yourself before your trip, in case there has not been much precipitation
While I can't atually DO anything, I would like to know how things are going
for the local farmers and the creatures that live in the area.
Thanks, in advance, for whatever you can tell us.
Re: I wanted to know
Tod Massa <todmassa@yahoo. com> wrote:
I may try testing this set up myself on Mt Rogers in a couple of
going to hammock anyway, and i can set up my summer hammock separately with