RE: Hammock Camping My rig - long
MessageEd:I got it from Brigade Quartermasters:Recently, I found the manufacturer's page as well:It's a dead simple design, but I doubt I could make one better or cheaper. I also like the Crazy Creek model that's similar in design, especially the straps.Bear
- Ha! I almost forgot about him! Wow, I wonder if he uses a hammock,
or are we safe here?
I agree with Ed on leaving the pack on the ground. Twice out west, I
set my pack down for a short time, and mice chewed their way into
it. Got into my gorp, the little @#$%%^%$@!!!!
Ed, only once I found a nosy squirrel on the hanging ropes. I wasn't
in the hammock at the time. I'm having trouble with the pie
tins....don't want to feel like a bird feeder out there!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "starnescr <starnescr@y...>"
> I'm guessing your TeamCourage, right? Just read your question and
> Eds answer. I usually hang my shoes, headlamp and a waterbottle
> the ridge line. I use a rope to hold my water bottle hanging overmy
> belly. The headlamp straight over my face and the shoes toward mydo
> feet. That way I don't have to smell them. I usually put my pack
> on the ground and use a pack cover over it. This stays either under
> the hammock or at one of the trees Im using. If I ever go into
> porcupine country I'll probably hang my pack like Ed suggest. Ed
> you use a pie plate or any thing to keep critters from climbingdown
> the hang rope?when
> Coy Boy
> --- In email@example.com, "tcoug7 <tcoug7@a...>"
> <tcoug7@a...> wrote:
> > Interested in how others stow gear (non bearbaggable (how's that
> > word!) while sleeping. Presently, I keep it under me, on the
> > covered w/ rain fly. Any thoughts?
> > Aslo how about your boots/trail shoes? Where do you put them
> > the hammock? I kind of step out of them as I pull my legs up ( I
> > have a Hennessey) then reach down and cover them. I'm wondering
> if I
> > may find a visitor one morning attracted to the salt scent.
- Sorry Marge! Let's not forget spiders from the trees too!!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Marge Prothman" <marge@p...>
> Now you guys did it to me. I thought when I got the hammock Iwould be
> free of snakes and critters and what do I read on my first day
> here....snakes and critters.
> Cheers, Marge.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: starnescr <starnescr@y...> [mailto:starnescr@y...]
> Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 7:36 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Hammock Camping Re: OK.....first question
> I'm not sure which snakes can climb trees. I know black racers and
> chichen snakes do. I was a tree climber for several years in my
> younger days and got quite a scare several times when I would climb
> across one being real still or hid in a knot or nest. Good thing I
> was tied in or I might have fell to the ground a few times. But I
> Coy Boy
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "tcoug7 <tcoug7@a...>"
> Ed, only once I found a nosy squirrel on the hanging ropes. Iwasn't
> in the hammock at the time.I recently had a small bird (Carolina Wren) perch on the breather
hole of my Pea Pod while I was inside! This was beneath the rain
canopy! It woke me up (early dawn) and I looked out to see what it
was. He/she only moved down to my chest and watched me closely. It
flew away when I stuck my head all the way out. Guess it just wanted
to check out the food potential!