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  1. #21
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    I always carry nylon cargo net. I like to clip it under the hammock. Makes for a good gear net, and many other uses. Any how you can stuff your shoes up in there or just hang them from the netting

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    Slugs were mentioned as an issue. I hate them too. I keep my gaiters on my shoes and then fold them down so that slugs don't wander in. Once I figured that trick out, I haven't had a slug issue since. (They are on the outside, but easily flicked off.)

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    Senior Member Les Rust's Avatar
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    I made a bugnet with pockets using Scott's design at DIYgearsupply. The pockets are big enough for my shoes and other items to keep them off the ground, plus they are under the tarp but still in the breeze so that they can dry a little better.

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    Carrying an extra 30 ft or so of any reasonable line gives me a spare piece if I need it, a clothes line when the weather is good and a line under the tarp that is not part of the suspension to hang gear from. Much stuff hanging off the suspension changes things more than I like most of the time. In a heavy continuous rain it can be used to tune the run off. ;-)

  5. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by DuctTape View Post
    Slugs were mentioned as an issue. I hate them too. I keep my gaiters on my shoes and then fold them down so that slugs don't wander in. Once I figured that trick out, I haven't had a slug issue since. (They are on the outside, but easily flicked off.)
    excellent idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by affreeman View Post
    I just tie the laces together and hang them over the head end of the hammock so they are under the tarp.
    Awesome tip!

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    Gripclips can be attached almost anywhere on the hammock which will hang boots within reach yet off the ground.
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    Just put a stickin the ground for each shoe and put it on top of it

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    Lightbulb Some additional answers to a good question

    A lot depends on what type of hammock and tarp set up you are using and what the hazards are (slugs, marmots, flash floods, etc). That said, I like to be able to reach down out of the hammock and get things out of my pack and put things into my pack; also to put shoes on ground and slip them on as I'm exiting. I have a fairly large tarp over me and my gear so nothing is getting wet from above if it's under the tarp.

    So, in good weather, I generally just have both shoes and pack where I can easily reach them, just like I would do if I were ground sleeping under a tarp.

    In bad weather, I am likely to use my pack cover as a "basket" to put pack and shoes and whatever in so that no amount of ground water running under the hammock will get them wet and I can still reach down and get to them. I'll also do this if the ground is wet or it looks like we might get a shower during the night.

    If I were in an area where I was concerned about animals carrying off my shoes and/or chewing on them or my pack straps to get to the salt, I would suspend everything from the ridgeline.
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    Lot of good ideas here. I've always left them within feets reach in order to slip into when I go to water the trees at night. I may have to rethink that.

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