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Re: [Hammock Camping] Another "hammock" from the maker of the Packa?

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  • Mirage
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    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 9, 2004
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      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Shane" <shane@t...> wrote:
      > > Shane (Steinkamp), you just posted a link to "The Packa" over on
      > > Yahoo! group and I was poking around and saw that Mr. Ninnant is
      > > developing a Pack system that can also be used as a "hammock",
      > > called the StrapPack (his "New" version).
      > >
      > > Shane, I see now from reading more on the site that he has sent
      > > to you. What are your thoughts on it? Do tell...
      > As a pack, it's pretty cool. I like it. Since it incorporates a
      > pad as the packframe, it's great for hammockers because you can
      use the pack
      > as an extra pad under those cold spots. It's widely adjustable,
      > the one I have is pretty large. Maybe 4,500 CI minimum. I
      haven't actually
      > measured it, but I just pack my sleeping bag loosely in the bottom
      to take
      > up space. It's comfortable for 30-35 pounds.
      > Using the pack as a hammock is possible, but not desirable. It's
      rather a
      > pain to set up, and it's VERY narrow, even if it's also VERY
      flat. Not much
      > good for sleeping, IMO. I do like it as a camp chair. You hang
      one end
      > high and the other end low on two trees about 6' apart and it
      becomes a
      > rather nifty recliner. Good for sitting around in camp and short
      naps. Of
      > course, if you're carrying a hammock, then the point is moot
      because a
      > hammock is a great camp chair.
      > I've talked to Eddie on the phone about all of this, and he's
      pretty much
      > abandoning the idea of using the pack as a hammock and focusing on
      making it
      > a more comfortable pack. The idea that the pack opens flat and IS
      > sleeping pad is a very big deal in my opinion. I carry a full
      size sleeping
      > pad anyway, but it's like carrying two sleeping pads for the price
      of one.
      > It's an interesting design.

      Excellent, good to know. Thanks for the detailed reply.

      Shane "Mirage"...
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