Re: Hammock Camping Field use questions
- On Monday, June 30, 2003, at 12:53 PM, Dave Womble wrote:
> Shane,I'm not Shane, but I've spent a fair amount of time reaching out of my
> 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'.
hammock. As far as the hammock movement goes, with the HH
it doesn't really matter. You can't roll it over, so the motion might
be unsettling but isn't dangerous. I used to try to get it to hold
while I fooled around inside, but once I gave up and just went with it
I accomplished my tasks (mainly getting dressed) more quickly.
The only time I've been in danger of falling out was when I accidentally
set my foot end down low. Normally when you're moving around in there
you'll be tending to slide toward the middle/head end, assuming you
don't make the Amy mistake.
I usually don't turn myself around to deal with things on the ground.
set up my hammock fairly low to the ground. I, myself, am fairly low
ground so I can't reach very high up trees to put the hammock higher.
So if I'm sitting upright in the hammock, I can reach down to the
I don't like to reverse myself in the hammock very much because it
my carefully composed cocoon. But I've done it. Falling out was not
one of my
worries. I suggest you set up the hammock in your yard and spend some
back and forthing til you feel comfortable.
<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
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> 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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