Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: St. Paul MN
Tarp: Kelty Noah 12'
Originally Posted by FLRider
There's a learning curve with hammocking; it's a little steeper than with tent or tarp camping because of the differences in how you have to think of things. However, it doesn't take long to figure out how to overcome the issues associated with hammocking.
Let's look at the issues you faced this time.
This is paramount, above all else. Proper site selection covereth a multitude of sins. Small tarps, bad weather, substandard insulation, etc. The only real help here is practice. However, there is a wonderful article
by our very own Peter Pan on this that covers most of the basics.
Tree Huggers: Thank you
for using these, especially on your first trip! Perception can be everything, and--unfortunately--hammocking is not mainstream enough for the general public (including park rangers and their superiors) to realize just how LNT it can be. That being said, getting or making longer huggers isn't hard. We have pines like the ones in your photos down here in FL, and my minimum hugger length is 6' (a little less than 2 m). Easy enough to fix............. and so on
+1, could not have put it better myself
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