Hi there all, hope what I am about to post does not contravene the rules of this forum, if it does I apologies and fully expect the Mod's to delete, and no hard feelings.
Now first I am an open Canadian canoeist, I have a 16' Mad River Explorer canoe, which I now use to explore the great outdoors, due to my having health problems and can no longer go Hiking, wont bore you with details its a femoral artery blockage in my legs.
So this is my main reason for taking up canoeing, now to the Hammocking part, I'm not a complete stranger to hammocking, but must confess till I came on to this site I didn't realise how little I knew, to cut a long story short, I am now equipped with a hammock, under quilt, weather shield, and a top quilt.
I have recently rigged them altogether, so all I have to do to deploy is to put one climbing sling around one tree hook one end of hammock to sling with carabiner which is on one end of hammock, then to other tree I fix a canoe strap, the sort that I use to fasten canoe onto my trailer with, this being adjustable is great, so all I do then is with the other end of the hammock clip the carabiner onto the sling adjust to tension and hammock is deployed, with everything in place, ie, under quilt, weather shield, all that remains is to slide in the inflatable Therma Rest into the double skinned hammock, chuck in my top quilt, job done.
Incidentally forgot to say, I would have first deployed my Tarp, a prerequisite of hammocking I think I'm right in saying.
Now comes the break camp bit, just the reverse of deployment and the hammock all goes into a waterproof canoe sack, to make things a little better I am thinking seriously about purchasing a JRB sock and or Python skins, can anyone see any problems with that. I can only think of one and that is IF, the system was wet, hopefully unlikely but in that event it would be a case of removing wet weather shield first. There are some pics of the set up in my back garden, on my pic gallery if you care to see.
Thank you for reading this hope it wasn't to boring, but would appreciate any comments on my set up, I am always willing to learn. Happy Hammocking Regards Bill.