Re: [Hammock Camping] Another "hammock" from the maker of the Packa?
- --- In email@example.com, "Shane" <shane@t...> wrote:
> > Shane (Steinkamp), you just posted a link to "The Packa" over onBPL
> > Yahoo! group and I was poking around and saw that Mr. Ninnant isone
> > 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...sleeping
> 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 canuse the pack
> as an extra pad under those cold spots. It's widely adjustable,although
> the one I have is pretty large. Maybe 4,500 CI minimum. Ihaven't actually
> measured it, but I just pack my sleeping bag loosely in the bottomto take
> up space. It's comfortable for 30-35 pounds.rather a
> Using the pack as a hammock is possible, but not desirable. It's
> pain to set up, and it's VERY narrow, even if it's also VERYflat. Not much
> good for sleeping, IMO. I do like it as a camp chair. You hangone end
> high and the other end low on two trees about 6' apart and itbecomes a
> rather nifty recliner. Good for sitting around in camp and shortnaps. Of
> course, if you're carrying a hammock, then the point is mootbecause a
> hammock is a great camp chair.pretty much
> I've talked to Eddie on the phone about all of this, and he's
> abandoning the idea of using the pack as a hammock and focusing onmaking it
> a more comfortable pack. The idea that the pack opens flat and ISa
> sleeping pad is a very big deal in my opinion. I carry a fullsize sleeping
> pad anyway, but it's like carrying two sleeping pads for the priceof one.
> It's an interesting design.Excellent, good to know. Thanks for the detailed reply.