Originally Posted by jeffe
I just got my SS last night. I was thinking of using a compression sack T. Hennessey style with sleeping bag, OCF, SB, SS and hammock together, snake skins for my tarp. I would put a hole on the bottom to feed my whoopie sling through. How has this worked for others?
HHSS with one Explorer UL hammock, pad, plus kidney/torso pad, a space blanket, overcover,undercover and one Golight Ultra20 TQ in one Heavy duty coated nylon sack
, total weight 5 lb 7 oz
I don't ever have any problems with the above. I just pull a rope out of one end and tie to a tree, then walk towards the other tree and tie on. Every thing bt the tarp is ready to go- though it may have already been hung up before the hammock is pulled out. I can get in the hammock as soon as it is tied up to the tree and go to sleep. Once it comes out of the sack ( or pack if stuffed in there), hammock, OC, UC and TQ are all in place, maybe needing just a small adjustment.
In this pic, the entire shelter (except for tarp) had come right out of this Pinnacle pack and was ready to go. No separate stuff sack like in 1st pic, all just stuffed into the pack.
Of course, if you don't have a netted hammock, your sleeping bag/TQ will probably fall out on the ground as you pull everything out of the sack/pack. But as long as you have the new style HH clips ( or some biners ) the UC,pad, space blanket/OC should all stay nicely in place. It is really a handy way to go. But I was also very happy just removing my pad and TQ to a dry sack, and wrapping the hammock/UC into snake skins. The 1st is faster, but either works great.