Re: [Hammock Camping] 1st hammock trip
- This is one area I have noticed is somewhat of a disadvantage to
being a hammocker in a world of tenters. Most of the time when
hiking with a group, I will have to make due because I'm the only
hammocker and if I want to be any where near the group I'm hiking
with I have to compromise a bit. They usally pick the site. Don't
get me wrong, they are accomodating to me a little but often I have
felt the set up sites were not really ideal for a treehanger. I
guess i need to convert more of them so we'd all be thinking the same
jamie in az
> Rick answered this really well, but I want to emphasize one point a
> more:mile or two,
> If you can at all avoid it - and that includes walking an extra
> NEVER setup where you are in the wind stream. Try desperately tofind a
> sheltered spot. This is true of tents, tarps, and hammocks.Despite having
> prevailing winds of about 15 knots this weekend on the hilltops, Islept in
> places with zero breeze. If I'd have been in the wind, I'd havefroze my
> butt off - and I have a lot of butt.It will
> If you're not expecting rain, leave the tarp off.
> If you're expecting rain, and high wind, tie it ALL THE WAY down.
> still flap, but be much less.end and
> Sometimes it helps to change the angle of the hammock. Untie one
> tie it to a different tree, thereby changing the angle.