Re: [Hammock Camping] where to put the pack, using a hammock
- 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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