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    Multipurpose items/ideas

    So I'm new to hammocking but I already find myself trying to adopt my lightweight practices from my.backpacking..... which is, btw, when ill be hammocking.(i don't do drive-up camping. Couple of things I'm planning on doing so far:

    Hair scrunchies- To be used on kinda the same principle as snakeskins....... mainly to keep things tidy when away from camp. 2-4 should do nicely. In addition, use them as absorbent suspension dripstoppers(ideally synthetic material scrunchies for this) I'm sure they could also be used to suspend your headlamp etc.... from as well.

    Netting undershelf/quilt- a lot of times my extra clothing and accessories are just stuffed away somewhere. I plan on rigging up some lightweight netting and stuffing my clothing in it to form a layer of insulation. Heck, for that matter may ill just rig ky backpack up underneath and stuff it with ky clothing etc... pack suspension has a slight curve to it anyways to conform to my body. Of course if I were using a double layer hammock I would just put my clothing in there.

    I also can't help but brainstorm about that extra, wasted bug netting space I see on the nets such as the WB Bugnet or the HB cocoon..... sure seems like a good place for some insulation.
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    Since you're counting grams, I'd change the scrunchies to simple pieces of ribbon that I could tie around the hammock or just leave it tied together at the end of the hammock and slide it down when needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truehart View Post
    Since you're counting grams, I'd change the scrunchies to simple pieces of ribbon that I could tie around the hammock or just leave it tied together at the end of the hammock and slide it down when needed.
    Not counting grams.... the scrunchies are multipurpose(drip stoppers) and practically free if u have a wife/daughter/girlfriend
    'I Want to See Mountains Again, Gandalf!'

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    I use my tree webbing straps as a belt to hold up me shorts.

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    I have a pack cover/gear hammock/firewood sling/water bucket/ground sheet I made out of some cord and a large square of silnylon. It's where I store stuff - that and the pack itself, hung from the hammock suspension. (Clothes go in the BB shelf or under my head for a pillow.)

    I don't think I would risk the bugproofness of mosquito netting trying to make it hold a bunch of stuff (it would take a LOT of clothes to keep your bum warm in my typical night temps) so won't be replacing my down underquilt any time soon with that idea.... Don't carry that many extra clothing items to begin with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dejoha View Post
    I use my tree webbing straps as a belt to hold up me shorts.
    So how do you hold up your pants when the hammock is hung
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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    <<So how do you hold up your pants when the hammock is hung?>>

    i'm guessin' he sleeps in his skivvies!!

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    1 MSR alu snow tie out stake (12g)- doubles as a poo spade.

    If your a real animal, this can be used as a spoon too.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    So how do you hold up your pants when the hammock is hung
    Imagination is the best answer

    Besides, who sleeps with a belt anyway? I want to slip into my fleece PJs


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    Quote Originally Posted by dejoha View Post
    I use my tree webbing straps as a belt to hold up me shorts.
    me 2, lol. What kind of belt buckle setup do you use to secure it around your hips?

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