Re: [Hammock Camping] Back with questions
- not sure if this has been answered (can't believe how the traffic has increased here!), but a lungi is like a sarong...
basically, a rectangular piece of very soft cotton (or you could use a tropical print rayon) that the men (far east/middle east) wrap around their waist and then create a pleat in front and tuck it in.
for modesty, females might want to wrap above the...breasts..:)
sandy in miami
--- In email@example.com, EHamilton <imagainst_the_wind@...> wrote:
> >I must be a lot shorter than you as I can sit up just fine.
> I'm only 5'1 or 2". Pretty small. I think, from reading Ratty's post, I had my trees too far apart and the whole thing pitched to tight and narrow. The one I saw on YouTube had way more headroom than mine. Last night I couldn't sit up at all without being threatened with the ridgeline. So, the trees ought to be about as far apart as the length of the hammock, eh? Maybe a little more, so the tarp can cover the ends?
> >Our Tiawan friend Cara suggests a lungi for bathing which would work well
> with teh hennesy hammock staidn up in the opening..
> Do you have any idea what a lungi is? I dont....
> MacGyver, desperately trying mentally to fix this with duct tape, a Swiss Army knife, and a few paper clips....
> From: Rogene Calkins <ccwayah@...>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Tue, April 20, 2010 8:37:19 PM
> Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] Back with questions
> I have a few suggestions for you with the understanding that you will work
> out your own bugs to your satisfaction.
> >1.) Where do you put all your gear -- pack, boots, etc.
> I hang them from a beanier just at the distal end of the opening which lets
> them hang just oustide the hennesy. The veclro just bypasses the stirng to
> close up tight. You do have to put a knot in the ridge line to keep them
> from sliding around. The small piece of string that lets the pack and boots
> hang from there with a beanier is not much added weight. Most of the small
> stuff like my glasses flashlight etc fits in the ridgeline pocket. I use a
> knots at both ends of the pocket in the ridge line to keep it from sliding
> beyond my reach. It's nice to have my boots suspended from rain and water
> and not inside stinking the place up. If you want you can cover these with
> seperate free plastic grocery bags to keep wind bown mositure and dew
> dampness down.
> I've never found the pack under my feet to stay put so I just hang it out of
> the opening were I can get things out of it in the rain too. I have
> restlees legs so tend to kick open the velcro opening so I kick out the pack
> too. My feet in my sleeping bag do not seam to mind sticking out a bit when
> I get tot resless. In codler weather I don't worry about skeeters getting
> inside with me.
> 2.) It seems colder than the tent.
> Yes it is
> as the wind underneath can robb you of heat.
> The ground can do that too in a tent if it's frozen solid thus a insulation
> pad barrier is necessarey in both a tent and a hammock. I break the wind
> with a mylar sheet and use a down air mattrees in cold weather and add a
> SPE (segmated pad extension) Ed Spears makes with a closed cell pad also
> under the down air matress. It; my frame for my backpack any way.
> My issues with this is that with my restless feet I am tossing and turning
> all night long and the pads tend to move on top of me. In warmer weather I
> can get away with using my 3/4 big Angus air mattress. My artirits and
> bursitis mandates a pad under my hips other wise I'd try to go without a pad
> in summer and use just the closed cell SPE in case it dipps dowm colder..
> I haven't tired this out yet but I'm thinking of making a light weight pad
> pillow case and try to tie the top of the case to the head of the end tie
> outs and see if that helps with all the sliding around if not I'm thiking
> of adding the same to all four corners of the pillow case.
> I can wiggle so much my sleeping bag gets wrapped around me like a boa
> I've tried a hammock with a pocket underneath for the pad but found the pad
> hung an inch or two under my body.
> That was an Ed Spears type hamock so I just turned the hammock inside out
> which kept the cushion helping the arthritis. My next try will be a wide
> neoair when I can afford to purchase and wish they would make a 3/4 one with
> wings for the shoulders and a larger womans hips.
> >3.) Not much headroom when sitting up.... maybe learn to do everything
> >(bath, etc.) while standing in it w/ feet on the ground, and everything
> >else lying down?
> I must be a lot shorter than you as I can sit up just fine.
> Our Tiawan friend Cara suggests a lungi for bathing which would work well
> with teh hennesy hammock staidn up in the opening..
> 4.) Back to being cold.... seemed like more "fresh air" than I ............
> Maybe pitch the tarp lower? (I had it on a separate ridgeline about 6" above
> the hammock ridgeline.)
> The idea in cold weather is to keep the wind and cold out by pitching the
> tarp close into your hammock.
> >I am positive I'm going to like this setup once I get the "hang" of it. In
> >the meantime, I need help!
> Give Rosaleen on this list your phone number she can walk you through a
> bunch of options that work for women.
> She has a P.H.D. in Hennesy hammocks.
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