Re: Hammock Camping Digest Number 318
- In a message dated 11/11/2003 8:44:47 PM Eastern Standard Time, email@example.com writes:
From: "firefly" <firefly@...>
This past weekend I did a four day, 3 night, 53 mile paddle trip down Bayou
LaFourche, from Donaldsonville, LA to Lockport, LA. This was a supported
trip, sponsored by a local non-profit group to promote awareness of the
coastal erosion problem in Louisiana. I slept in my hammock all three
nights. Then, after the trip, I went down to Grand Isle, LA and slept on the
beach. The only place to maybe hang the hammock was a beach picnic shelter,
but I was tired and not sure of my knots. I slept in a tent. AAAUUUGGH! I
had a thick pad, but woke throughout the night. I am thinking is it not
possible for me to carry enough padding to be comfortable in a tent, now
that I have gotten used to hammock camping.
At each of the 3 places we camped along the bayou, I found suitable trees.
HOWEVER, and I know this is an old topic….I had consistent problems with
slippage. One night, between 2 pine trees, I was only about a foot above the
ground. On one end, the straps were too short. On the other, they were too
long. I like my hammock at chair height, and find this substantially
frustrating. If any of you have the patience to address this topic, yet
again, I would be grateful.
But, I made some converts, as I do on every trip. All three nights, other
people woke up the next morning, complaining about sleeping uncomfortably. I
slept like dream 2 of the 3 nights, and the third night’s disturbance was
caused by a ROOSTER who kept crowing because he was confused by the full
moon. Sounds funny, unless you were there!
Wish I could join you in South Carolina. My assistant just got called up.