Ah the learning process never ends. but once you get a few trips
under your belt the suprise factor is reduced. LOL on the tarp, are
you using a poncho, you mention it but didnt specify. A poncho is
about as small as you can get and serves dual purpose but a larger
fly is usually better. The HH fly is about as small as I'd want to
go. I like the bigger 8 x 10 size I have seen others use. ie Ed,
Dave and several others. It is a little harder to sleep diagonally
in most hammocks, even my HH original. The HH Asym's make it a
little easier. But I sleep just fine in my HH original, homemade
hammock and the CC LEX. but as you say, practice makes perfect. I
like practicing sleep:')
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, Allen Maddox
> I've been reading and learning from this list for a while now. I
guess you call that lurking. Well, I spent my first weekend in a
hammock this past weekend. I don't have anything special to speak
of. A Byer Traveler hammock and a silnylon poncho I use as a tarp.
> It's not a king size Serta with a pillow top, but it beat sleeping
on the ground, hands down. I couldn't get the diagonal sleeping
position down. Maybe what I have is too narrow. I'm a belly sleeper,
but sleeping on my side and back was more comfortable in the hammock
than on the ground.
> I do still need to work on my rigging and knots. I figure, like
anything else worthwhile, it'll come with practice. Now all I need
> Improvements to make are a bug net and maybe a larger tarp. I
didn't have any problems with bugs, but in certain environments I
can see it as an issue. And I'm not confident that my poncho would
cover me enough keep me dry in a blowing down pore. If I'm wrong
here, please let me know.
> Anyway, I'm in. I'll keep my tent for special occasions when the
hammock just won't fit the bill, but I'll keep tweaking my rig to
make it better and lighter.
> Thanks for educating me,
> "The journey is the destination of adventure."
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