did a bit of poking around to see what other might have said about this and found nothing. if i missed a thread please feel free to point it out to me.
a thought occurred to me this week while planing a camping trip with some coworkers and i wanted to get the ideas and opinions of you wonderful people. i have an alice pack that i use for camping and day hikes. i know there are a ton of you out there who use gear hammocks and i have been mulling it over about putting leftover fabric to use. but can i use a gear hammock with an external frame? i have a few things attached to the outside of my pack (buck knife, ifak, sleep system underneath) so the part im concerned about is getting it caught in the fabric or worse, ripping it. im also curious on how it sits. i was going to do another test run this week and thought about bring out the extra hammock and throwing my bag in there but id like to get some ideas from you guys first.
so there it is, do the backpackers with external frames throw their bags in a gear hammock or tie it to the tree? (i know ground is also an option but im looking to keep it up especially if i have the dog with me)