another newby ??????
well i finally got to get my hammock set up ........seems as it came with 2 tarps i have the epedition model 1 tarp is that color then the other is a money green.......hex tarp maybe its a whole lot bigger then the one that matches the hammock......................im assuming this is better:confused:
Wow! That was quick. Welcome to the forum.
welcome to HF blackedoutcoupe.
is that a HH you have? if so, i'm not so familiar w/ those. i'll have to let one of the others answer your questions on that. ...tim
Bigger means more coverage and more weight. Whether that's good or bad depends on your style and whether or not you want to carry the weight.
Lots of folks on the various forums upgrade to bigger tarps. I bet lots of hammockers who aren't on the forums (and a few who are) are quite happy with the smaller one. Like I said, it just depends on your style.
Welcome to HF!
i was already on here thats how im fast.............lol anyways i think ill stick with the bigger tarp as i like the more coverage,maybe summer camping would b ok but i dunno...............on my snake skins do i just roll the hammock or can i roll the hammock and tarp ..........
Most folks roll the hammock only (or hammock and underquilt), then store the tarp separately. I put mine in an outer pack pocket so I can set up my tarp separately when it's raining and never have to expose my pack to the rain. Then I'm nice and dry while I set up the hammock from under the tarp.
Then in the morning, I take down my hammock and pack up everything from under my tarp. Last thing I do is take down the tarp and stuff it away, then start hiking.
Plus, storing the tarp separately means you don't store your wet tarp with your dry hammock in the snakeskins.
ahhh i c i have so much to learn well i laid around in it for a bit today and to tell the truth i dont think i will ever sleep on the ground again im gonna try to sleep in it tomm. night see how things go,,,,,,,,
Yeah - hammocking is a new set of skills to learn. But remember all the skills you had to learn for regular ground camping? There was a learning curve there, too. So if you find something that makes you uncomfortable or cold or whatever, don't get frustrated. Just look at it as a new skill that you need to figure out, and accept the challenge.
And come back here and post your problem....some has probably already experienced the same thing and will tell you how they fixed it, then ten more people will chime in with sixteen more ideas. Pick one and move on to the next problem!
And have fun while you're doing it!
Welcome to the hanging gang..... Start "learning" in your back yard or some place with back up gear or a bail out plan.... especially since you get to start in the winter season.