View Poll Results: What, if any, hammock gear have you (accidentally) left in the field?

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  • Webbing Straps

    16 22.54%
  • Toggles

    4 5.63%
  • Whoopie Slings

    0 0%
  • Carabiner, Dutch Clip, or fastener

    3 4.23%
  • Guyline, ridgeline, or tie-out

    12 16.90%
  • Other

    36 50.70%
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  1. #21
    Senior Member Buffalo Skipper's Avatar
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    Last January, we were down in a valley at FDR State Park, and had had a miserable 24 hours of constant rain. Forecast was for it to pass in 6 hours but it just hung over us. Rained all night. Everyone's gear was soaked; temps in the 40s. I could not get a good fix with the GPS because of the surrounding ridges, so I set it on a log to sort itself out.

    30 minutes later, as we had climbed out of the campsite and almost to the top of the ridge, I remembered it. It was about .25 miles back (via the trail) but I dropped my pack and went straight down (I could almost see the campsite from where I realized I had left it).

    There it was on the log, right where I had left it. I came back up via the trail. It only set me back by 15 minutes or so.
    “Indian builds small fire and stays warm, white man builds big fire and stays warm collecting firewood”—unknown

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    I picked "other" because you didn't have "all"! I once forgot a whole stuff sack full of food! People who use the site after me think they walked into an REI demo days campsite with all the left-behind gear laying around!

    Because of that, my suspension uses no removable parts except carabiners; all the rest of it is attached to the hammock and all my other gear has a specific place. But I still leave stuff...
    "I aim to misbehave." - Capt. Mal Reynolds
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  3. #23
    Senior Member KerMegan's Avatar
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    2x on the stakes- fall into leaves and disappear...probably exacerbated by the use of Aluminium gutter nails; I have tied bright pink cords onto the most used stakes, helps a lot! hmm- maybe I should configure those into loops to clip tarp ties into..KM

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleMJM View Post
    I can't remember the gear I forgot...
    HAH! Good One! Thank you!

    One non-hammocking buddy whines too much. Often considered leaving HIM in the field.
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    I never drink water. I'm afraid it will become habit-forming.

  5. #25
    Senior Member Buffalo Skipper's Avatar
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    Hiking this weekend, one of our older scouts very dryly stated out of the blue: "It's too bad we are following LNT principles. It would be nice if we could just leave Edward behind."
    “Indian builds small fire and stays warm, white man builds big fire and stays warm collecting firewood”—unknown

    “The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea”—Karen Blixen

  6. #26

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    Tree Huggers!!! I left two sets on trees....it's why I stopped using whoopie slings and went back to KISS method of straight straps and biners.

    I try to keep things (especially small things) organized into a couple of bags so I can just pick up and go when it's time to hit the trail. I'm naturally disorganized so this really helps.
    Last edited by Miguel; 12-07-2010 at 10:59.

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    Senior Member Sarae's Avatar
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    I left my tree huggers on the last backpacking trip that I led. Bummer! Guess I was more distracted getting everyone up and on the trail than I should have been.
    In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. ~John Muir

  8. #28
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    Stakes.
    That's why I always check around on any campsite I come across on the trail for any gear left behind. I leave them too often, but I also find them more often than you'd think.
    Got to be stakes.

  9. #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by blkx01 View Post
    Stakes.
    That's why I always check around on any campsite I come across on the trail for any gear left behind. I leave them too often, but I also find them more often than you'd think.
    Got to be stakes.
    ====> hehehe....I was sitting around playing with stake-carving with a knife I had just gotten, and made about a dozen or so out of good hardwood branches with branch hooks. Fire-hardened them, too! Thought I would try em out, so I used three. Left 'em all there for the next camper in a neat little pile. wonder what they thought?
    SkyPainter - "... and then the police came."

    All these years people said,"He's acting like a kid!"
    He did not know that he could not fly, and so, he DID!

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  10. #30
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    Wow a lot of people lose stakes! I don't understand why you don't just cut your own

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