Originally Posted by Cannibal
If your hammock setup becomes an issue, it will happen upon your return.
I had a drug dog key on me coming back from Canada a couple of years ago. The dog must have been the stoned one because they took my pack apart (I had gone hiking up there) and found nothing.
But, down in the dark basement of the Detroit airport, my hammock bag gained significant interest. They actually didn't believe me that it was a hammock and I had to string it up between two big support columns. It was actually kind of a fun event, as I had about half a dozen TSA agents completely distracted by a hammock demo.
The best part was, even after having my pack stripped down, setting up my hammock, then packing everything back into the backpack....I still beat my traveling buddy through customs.
Hysterical! That's so awesome. I'd like to think they were first just confused, and then got so intrigued they wanted a demo. Let's just assume there are a handful of TSA hangers out there now because of you!