Re: Hammock Camping Field use questions
I understand the basics of the 'sit, tuck & spin' procedure, I use a
similar maneuver to enter/exit a very small Sierra Design Light Year
tent. However, that was a two-dimensional problem, I was the only
thing moving. With my HH, it can bounce, pitch and roll if I am not
careful with my movements and postion. And then there is the issue
of clearance height and getting hung up with the ridgeline. I can
see me just fussing, wrestling with the ridgeline, the hammock
rolling and me falling out the entrance on my face. :-) But I
digress, you make it sound pretty simple...are you SURE you have done
this and would recommmend it to others? I mean, if this is true, it
shouldn't be too hard to access items on the ground without leaving
the hammock, would it? That would be really nice and would eliminate
the issue that 'you are either in or you are out'.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Shane" <shane@t...> wrote:
> > Do you have a video of you doing this? I'm having a
> > hard time visualizing how this is possible...especially
> > the part about "When you wake up in the morning, just
> > switch ends in the hammock so that your head is at the
> > foot end." And if your stove is a little off to one
> > side, is it still covered by the tarp, in case there is
> > a light rain?...or is this for fair weather only?
> I don't have a video, but maybe I can 'splain it a little better...
> The proper way to lay in a hammock is diagonally. In a HH A-sym,
> laying on your back, your upper body will be on the left side and
in the end
> away from the entrance slit while your feet will be on the right
side and in
> the end with the entrance slit.
> To change this position, simply sit up, pull your legs up, do a
> to turn yourself, and put your legs where you upper body was, and
> body where your legs were. Now you'll be in a position to dangle
an arm out
> of the entrance slit.
> The stove should be a little off to the side, but not so far away
> can't reach it. You just don't want to light the stove directly
> hammock. You can do this in rainy weather, so long as the wind
> bad, since the stove is still covered by the tarp.
<snort> Not nearly as hard as I will the first time I get to do it! Of course, that will be after the initial shock of finding myself asleep on the roof of my hammock wears off ROTFL!
Abnormality is THE normality at this locality
From: colonelcorn76 [mailto:colonelcorn76@...]
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2003 11:09 PM
Subject: Re: Hammock Camping Field use questions
--- In email@example.com, "J Cornelius" <dojers@c...>To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
> No offense but how the hell did you do THAT????????? I¡Çve had
> a good rock but it has NEVER rolled - course, I also tie the sides
Dunno or I wouldn't have done it twice more. I figure I probably
rolled over a couple or few times over the course of the night. I
like starting to fall asleep on my back until I'm just dropping off
when I roll over onto my side. I think I roll back on my back during
the night and then back on my side. If the roll is violent enough
it's possible to yank the tie-out if I haven't done an appropriate
knot (the elastic doesn't really hold a taughtline hitch very well).
I'm gonna laugh my ass off when you do it the first time.
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