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    gear hammock

    I didn't know what are to put this under, I hope I'm in the right spot. Has anyone tried to hanging a gear hammock from their ridgeline, and does it work? Thanks in advance.

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    I use my JRB pack cover as a gear hammock strung from my hammock ridgeline. Hangs from 2 rings suspended 5" down from prussiks which allows plenty variation in placement. Works great for me.
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    I've seen lots of ridge line bags inside hammocks. I've seen many gear hammocks hung beneath ones hammock. I don't ever recall seeing a plain gear hammock inside... I think I would likely hit my head on it if it hung low. but hey HYOH, go for it.

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    If it's small enough, I suppose it could work. When I tried mine on my ridgeline I felt that it was covering me, maybe even omprssing my top quilt. I didn't like it. I put it off to the side now.

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    Mine is attached to the ridgeline, but hangs off to one side. Wouldn't work with integral netting.
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    I have been using my pack cover above me for a while. I got the idea when I hung my son above me. Just installed a ridgeline last week and am in the process of adding prussic loops at attach my gear hammock. Previously had zing-it whoopie slings for my gear hammock pack cover.
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    I guess I'm asking cause I got two spare pieces of 3ft by 3ft of rip stop, I was going to use one to make a compression sack, the other I'm playing with the ideaa of a small gear hammock, or Pocket to hang from my ridge line, I'm trying to way the pros and cons f each. Thanks for the input. Do think a pocket would work better then a gear hammock?

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