Dangerbird - Bivy Mode?
I camp above the treeline sometimes, has anyone used their DB as a ground tent/bivy?
Obviously, a pad and ground sheet would be advisable, I'm sure. (Unless there is a DL fabric combo that would be protective enough against ground moisture, even then, who wants to get all that *ground stuff* on their beautiful hammock!?)
Also, if anyone has tried to "pitch" in ground mode, how'd you keep the net/overcover/etc up? Maybe I should consider asking PapaSmurf to add a couple of loops on the net/cover for guying out to trekking poles when I finally order my DB?
Of course the alternative would be just using a tarp for the night like a savage.
Not a big fan of using my hammock as a tent but could be done with your hiking poles or a couple of sticks. My concern is damaging the material somehow causing a future tear.
Bug protection would be the only reason I would think you'd need to use your hammock as a bivi.
I carry one of those pocket head nets and don't even use a hammock with a net anymore. So for me it would be headnet and tarp ala savage.
That's the general direction I was leaning too, Outandback. The nights above treeline are rare and may serve as incentive to hike on to trees. :)
(I don't even like letting my hammock hit the ground while I am taking it down/stuffing it.)