Re: [Hammock Camping] where to put the pack, using a hammock
- I've left it out, under the hammock in a trash bag, like Steve, brining all but the cook
set into the hammock with me.
I hang some of rest off the ridge line (HH or Speer) and some on the hang lines
(hammock -> tree), but still under the tarp, and some as pillows, and foot insulation.
I have a new pack (Granite Gear Vapor Trail, that I've not had a chance to really get on
the trail with, but is small and flexible enough that I might try it under my feet/knees
in my Speer (don't think it would work as well on my HH).
On my next home made hammock, I plan to incorporate some loops inside the
hammock at the head and foot, both for grabbing to reposition, but also to tie off
other gear when not using a ridge line.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, SF Nazdarovye <nazdarovye@y...>
> Depends on the pack, the weather and other considerations, but
> generally I hang it up outside the hammock (sometimes I stuff it in a
> plastic garbage bag and just place it underneath the hammock). I find
> that even small packs are a pain if they're rattling around inside the
> I have a removable lid on a couple of my packs, and I usually take
> that, my hydration bladder, and a couple of small stuff sacks (one used
> for a pillow) inside with me. I often use extra clothing to line the
> sides of the hammock beyond my pad to block some of the cold. After all
> that, and with my food bear-bagged, there's really not much left inside
> the pack, so it's not a big deal to hang it from a branch or the
> hammock line.
> Anyone else have better solutions?
> On Apr 28, 2004, at 9:22 PM, bww00amdahl wrote:
> > Where does everyone stow their packs and contents when using a
> > hammock. With a tent , I just drag the pack inside, and can
> > distribute the sil bags of whatever in different areas of the tent.
- bww00amdahl wrote:
>Where does everyone stow their packs and contents when using aI normally put the pack on the ground under my hammock. If it looks
>hammock. With a tent , I just drag the pack inside, and can
>distribute the sil bags of whatever in different areas of the tent.
>Thanks for the help
like a thunderstorm is coming, I put the straps down and put the pack
cover on the pack
- --- In email@example.com, Rick <ra1@i...> wrote:
> bww00amdahl wrote:I usually hang my food/kitchen from a bear line and empty the
> >Where does everyone stow their packs and contents when using a
> >hammock. With a tent , I just drag the pack inside, and can
> >distribute the sil bags of whatever in different areas of the tent.
> >Thanks for the help
> >Bryan Webb
contents of my pack into one of those white plastic trash compactor
bags. I have accessory line tied into my hammock knots and I use
those to position my empty backpack (GoLite Breeze without hip belt)
under my feet between the layers of my two-layer hammock. (Sometimes
I put stuff in the pack for insulation.) Depending on the conditions
and what clothing I have, some of it gets strategicaly placed between
the two layers to improve insulation. The trash compactor bag goes
outside of my hammock within reach, in case I want access to
something. I use my silnylon clothes bag for a pillow and sometimes
put clothes in my sleeping bag stuff sack to place under my knees.
- I don't know about better, What I do is throw a loop with a mini-biner
around a convenient tree. (Often one of the hammock support trees.) The
pack clips to the mini-biner and gets to wear it's pack cover. The last
trip my clothing bag formed part of my padding/insulation under me inside
the hammock. Experiments will continue through the summer.
> Anyone else have better solutions?
I put everything in a garbage bag inside my pack and use lines to suspend the
pack in the trees as a "rodent bag." Rig the "rodent bag" before dark because
it is a real PITA to do it with your headlamp.
My fanny pack with emergency equipment and sanitary supplies is snapped over
the foot end of the hammock line. On the head end of the hammock line I have
a single clothes clip where I hang the socks that I wore that day. On the
foot end of the hammock line I have 2 clothes clips that hold my rain jacket
and hat. The clothes clips are the way that I can tell the difference between
the head and foot of the HH when in the snakeskins.
Glasses and red LED light goes in the mesh bag on the ridge line.
My shoes are loosely laced so that I can wear them as slippers and they are on
the TYVEK ground cloth below the hammock.
The only items that are loose in the body of the hammock are the fleece
clothes bag that is my pillow, an insulating jacket, the sleeping bag and
closed cell pad.
I clip a bladder of water/iced tea to the carabiner in the head end of the
hammock and loop the hydration tube over the ridge line.
Way more information than you asked for.
> Where does everyone stow their packs and contents when using a
> hammock. With a tent , I just drag the pack inside, and can
> distribute the sil bags of whatever in different areas of the tent.
> Thanks for the help
> Bryan Webb
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