Results 1 to 4 of 4

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Senior Member Buffalo Skipper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Pensacola
    Hammock
    WB Traveler 1.7 single
    Tarp
    HG Cuben
    Insulation
    Incubator & Burrow
    Suspension
    Whoopies/MSH/strap
    Posts
    864
    Images
    97

    Waterproofing equipment

    Does anyone add any "additional" waterproofing to their gear? UQ? TQ? Hammock? Pack? Anything?

    If you do, what products do you use and how effective has that been?
    “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

  2. #2
    Senior Member Raul Perez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Hammock
    1.1 Blackbird or Traveler SL
    Tarp
    OES Deluxe Cuben
    Insulation
    Yeti - all seasons
    Suspension
    Dynaglide Whoopies
    Posts
    2,363
    Images
    49
    Personally I dont think the UQ, TQ, Hammock really needs additional water proofing. Ripstop nylon has a decent water resistant coating to it. Also it might effect the breathability and cause unwanted condensation.

    So far as long as I stuff my TQ, UQ, and Hammock in their silnylon stuff sacks and place them in my pack liner I haven't had a problem.
    "If you give a monkey a gun and he shoots someone, you dont blame the monkey"

    The end of the world is not coming in December, it is happening now in my living room. - TFC Rick

    http://watermonkey.net/

    Youtube Channel:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/RaulPerez1?feature=mhee

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    CA Central Valley
    Hammock
    Warbonnet BB!
    Tarp
    MacCat Deluxe
    Insulation
    JRB HR (2)
    Posts
    1,295
    The tarp (and any beak/door you have on it) are the things you need waterproof. The rest prolly is more comfortable if it's breathable.... I made a light undercover out of DWR fabric to add over the hammock bottom and underquilt, to take with me in shoulder season weather. A pack liner to keep stuff dry in the event I fall in a creek or hike in the rain for hours, and I'm fine. I've set up and slept in ongoing rain - I came out of it dry, except for the clothes I hiked in, and only had to shake water off the tarp in the morning when it cleared off.

    Site selection and technique are key in hammock camping as well as tent camping. You can't just set up anywhere in a storm - angle the ends of the hammock into wind, set up with natural wind breaks (trees, boulders, etc) if possible and out of washes where flash flooding might occur... I've set up on a hillside before so the water wouldn't rise up from the bottom and the wind wouldn't blow me off a hilltop.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Oregon
    Hammock
    HH Exp A-Sym
    Tarp
    HH 70D "HEX" PU
    Posts
    153
    I've seen lots of do it yourself silnylon setups. An extra dip in silicon never hurt and it doesn't add that much weight but it is a pain in the butt.

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •