Re: Hammock Camping Re: Prussik Knot and others
- Bror8588@... wrote:
> Recently at The Gathering of ALDHA in Hanover, NH at Storr's Pond IMethod so far:
> kept my Backpack next to the tent and under the rain fly. I did not
> have any food except for a can of almonds which I kept in the pocket
> of the hammock (underneath) wrapped in my jacket. No damage.
> My main concern about this is when I am out in inclement weather. I
> suppose a pack cover will be useful and that some kind of hanging from
> trees would keep it safe from curiosity seekers (mice, skunks,
> raccoons, bear, rats, squirrels, porcupines, etc.).
I usually put my food in an ursack and hang it in a shelter or set it
upside down in the notch between a tree trunk and a branch. This keeps
water out of it.
I put my pack, with the compartments open, on the ground below me. If I
need anything, I can get to it. It is waterproof enough to keep
everything dry in a blowing rain storm. This is also a good reason not
to camp over a puddle forming depression. If that is my choice then I
hang the pack from a tree.