First hang tonight.
all setup for my first overnight hang. Me and my 3 year old will be hanging bunk bed style in GT Ultralights. I finished everything yesterday, Whoopie slings, arrow shaft toggles and winter tarp. Hopefully everything goes good, this is a test for next weekends Pa hike and hang on the AT.
Can't get photos up, I'll try later.
Can't wait to find out how it goes! Sweet dreams.
Thanks. I think it will be ok. Sleeping with pads and bags.
Originally Posted by joemcc
Awesome! How cold is it gonna be tonight? Hope yawl enjoy
Well, we came in early..:( There was a few problems with the hammock setup and many problems with the neighborhood, it is really loud in town!! The first problem was my tarp. I used my son's swing set and a fence post to hang from, but the swing set moved everytime I laid down. I used some long rope and tied it off to the other end of the yard and thought I had it secure. However when I got back in the hammock the tarp would get loose, then it blew around in the breeze.
Next problem was with my hammock, I didn't pitch it as tight as usual due to the bunk bed setup and not using trees. I couldn't get very comfortable, it felt like a banana. I did fall asleep several times but kept being awoken by noises or the tarp blowing.
The good news is we were both warm. It was 29 degrees with a light breeze. I used a thermarest pad and 0 degree Kaycee bag, Little Man used a ridgerest and 25 degree REI zonk, plus a light down throw.
I need to make a hammock stand or at least get out to some real trees and try it again.
I'm sorry to hear that you had troubles with the setup, but at least you got out there, that's what counts. I can certainly understand city noises being too loud. I have a fairly busy road behind my house and I'm awoken constantly throughout the night by sounds of loud vehicles driving by. Nothing is as good as hanging from a pair of trees, but sometimes we have to use what we've got. :D
Why you do not use earplugs, the soft yellow ones, to block the noises out?
- I use them in tent, on sailboat and most propably will pack them with me on hammock trips as well.
PS. I do carry an extra fresh pair with me to borrow out, my "friends" sometimes claims that bears have been keeping noice on the woods at night...
Ok here is a few pictures of the setup.
Here's some pics of one that I had built to use at home. I live in a townhouse with no trees in my tiny backyard.
Originally Posted by Brewguy
Check out my gallery for more photos of this rig.