I've just joined Hammock Forums and have been lurking for a couple of weeks. I am very impressed with the knowledge, comradarie, and most importantly, the civility of this forum. I will be asking many questions in the near future as I have arrived at the conclusion that as these bones grow older, I need to start hanging!
My first question is one of technique. Where do I put my backpack, shoes, etc. when I'm hanging? I've always used a tent, a Henry Shires Tarptent for 3 season or Golite Hex3 for winter, and have stored all my belonging (except food) inside the tent with me.
I am hesitant to leave my gear exposed to the elements on the ground under the hammock. I also have visions of marmots carrying off my pack or shoes in the middle of the night. All this probably sounds pretty silly to seasoned hangers but I'm obviously out of my element. Please give advice.