Getting ready to go on my first hammock trip next weekend in my SBPro... I'm still testing and adjusting but had a few more questions:

1) If you raise the foot up to prevent slipping - how much or is this another area for experimentation??

2) Any tips for dealing with rain? What do you do with your gear? Muddy shoes, etc?

I'll be on a motorcycle - so in addition to normal stuff - I'll have helmet, jacket, etc to deal with. I'm thinking of bringing a small ground cloth. Then if it's raining I can setup my tarp - then pop the ground cloth down - then drop my gear on that to keep it dry while I setup the hammock.

Just looking for some real-world advice instead of re-inventing the wheel!