Re: Re; 1st hammock trip
- Shane in your pictures of the "flying boat" setup, are you pretty
much sleeping on the sand? Secondly, with that angle how much higher
do your feet end up than your head, if at all? Finally, is the white
pack in your report, homemade? If so, do you have details on your
page about it?
jamie in az
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Shane" <shane@t...> wrote:
> > As for taking the fly off, that was not an option.On and off ice
> and some
> > liquid came in speratic spurts all night long.Part of my lack of
> do to fear
> > of the tarp being ripped from its contact points with the overhead
> line.When i
> > looked at the anchor point where the little plastic ring is the
> > about 1 inch with the ribbon holding things together.
> Under that circumstance, then, in such high winds with the ice, I'd
> have untied the foot end and lowered it on the tree some - about 4'
> ground. Then I'd have untied the head end and staked it directly
> the ground in the direction of the wind, and staked out
both 'wings' of the
> fly directly to the ground as well. You can see a similar setup in
> fourth and fifth pictures here:
> except that I'm using a pole.
> This will give you a lot less flap and a much more secure shelter
> There ARE some times and places and conditions where a hammock
isn't a good