Originally Posted by Cuffs
Me again with another silly question...
Ive hiked several hundred miles with my Osprey Atmos 50 while I was still a ground dweller and all my gear fit nicely.
Since converting to a hammock, though the gear is lighter, I find it is slightly bulkier (particularly the UQ).
1. Am I the only one who notices this, or am I just imagining things? (or am I doing something wrong?!)
2. What capacity pack are you using? (not looking for brand/model recommendation, but include it if you know it.)
3. How should I be packing my shelter? (on this last trip to the Smokeys, I just stuffed the hammock, fly and UQ into the lower "sleeping bag compartment" and let it fill that space.)
I use this pack www.fanaticfringe.com/page5.html
the Thompson peak pack.
3600 cu. I've packed all my gear for a 10F hang last winter in it. About 20lbs.
I usually stuff my hammock in the bottom of the pack in skins. The UQ is in the stuff sack and trash bag. The fly is in the outer pocket.