Originally Posted by mrsmileyns
thanks for the replies - mechanically speaking...how do you deal with the lack of storage area that you lose when you hammock? maybe i am not losing any area and its just in my head that my gear isn't covered by a vestibule or in my tent. it just seems like certain things were less convenient (having to pack all my stuff back in my pack and not have it readily available)
Sounds like a small 'gear hammock' that you can hang either under your your hammock or next to you under your tarp might be in order. I made a DIY hammock chair last fall that I don't use as a chair much that is about to be 'repurposed' as a gear hammock to have a little extra dry storage for my pack and such...