tukilu, Your set up on the slope is awesome!
... and another for on the ground and under the tarp.
On the ground beneath the tarp. Everything is easily accesible
"You can fight, fight without ever winning,
But you can never, ever win without a fight"
I usually lash my walking stick to a tree near my tent (Haven't gotten to go hammock camping yet) if it looks like it will rain, I just put a big trash bag over my pack. I dont like to put my pack on the ground if I dont have to. I am thinking that this summer when I do go hammock camping, I will lash my walking stick to one of the trees I am hanging from.
I hang mine in my custom gear hammock/camp chair. With the better weather, I have been hanging it above my hammock right below the tarp and it seems to work well. Keeps everything that I have off the ground - which includes me around the fire
Here is the link to my gear hammock:
I've been using my Kelty Yukon external frame for my last few outings, and it just occurred to me before the Hoosier Hang last weekend that I can easily prop it up with one of my trekking poles, and the bottom part of the frame keeps the pack its self off of the ground. I tried it out during the hang and it worked wonderfully. Extra gear can be kept in the pack and it can sit right next to the hammock like a night stand with everything handily within arm's reach.
Once it warms up a bit and I'm not carrying as much bulky insulation, i'll switch back to my slightly smaller internal frame pack. . . I've always just kept that on the ground under me with a poncho over it if necessary to keep the rain off, but I kinda like the tripod idea. I'll definitely be giving that a try.
Don't alter my altar
don't desecrate my shrine
My church is the water
and my home is underneath the shady pines
From the song "One Man's Shame" by William Elliot Whitmore
With my external pack, I just lean it against a tree, if it looks like it will rain, then a big trash bag goes over it. Now that I have a Golite Pinnacle, I need to rethink this.
Was thinking that I could use 2 bags, put the pack in 1 then the other over the top of both. That way no rain coming down, or spashing up will get my pack wet.
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