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    Excellent ideas. Thanks to everybody who contributed. Krissa your husband's pack carries liters off your head? Triptease, how do you like your Ohm pack? How about a review for those of us who're considering a frameless UL pack?

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    Excellent ideas. Thanks to everybody who contributed.

    My pack has a carry strap between the shoulder straps. What about attaching that to my suspension with a biner, then staking the bottom to the ground at an angle, so the pack stays underneath the hammock? That'd keep it dry in all but the worst rain/windstorms. Not necessary anyway on most nights.

    Krissa your husband's pack carries liters off your head? Triptease, how do you like your Ohm pack? How about a review for those of us who're considering a frameless UL pack?

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    Just take a large, heavy duty trash bag along with you and place the pack in it...then place it under your hammock, or use a rain cover and flip the pack upside down (like a turtle turned upside down), under your hammock. Some hikers place the cover on the back (suspension side) of the pack so they can access pockets easier. Whatever works for you is best. If your worried it'll float off (not likely) attach a line to the haul loop and attach it to a tree or hammock line; or something...a biner would make it easier to attach\detach.

    Easy enough and it doesn't need to be costly.
    Last edited by leepingreenlizards; 01-17-2011 at 12:50.

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    lizards that looks exactly like my beagle!

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    I usually just lay the pack right under the hammock. If it gets really wet and rainy I wrap it in my poncho. That's what the blue bundle is in this pic:

    If I know that it's going to be particularly rainy, I also sometimes take an extra tarp so I can set it up for a little extra dry space to put gear or cook or just lounge around, and that gives me a place for my pack too.
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    I too just put it close to the hammock on a small piece of plastic I always carry and cover it with my Rain Jacket or a garbage bag ......whatever is easiest at the time. Works good for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skyclad View Post
    Excellent ideas. Thanks to everybody who contributed. Krissa your husband's pack carries liters off your head? Triptease, how do you like your Ohm pack? How about a review for those of us who're considering a frameless UL pack?

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    Sky - I LOVE it. I never thought I'd find the perfect balance between weight and capacity. This fits the bill. I've used it in all seasons so far with no issues. It rides very comfortably and the pockets are ginormous. I hadn't bothered to post a review since a simple search would display all of the wonderful comments on the Ohm. The sheer number of satisfied hikers using this speaks volumes IMHO.

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    Keep your pack dry? Why? What does is matter if stove, cups, pots or pans get wet?
    What does matter however, is if your clothing or sleeping insulation get wet, that'll make the whole expedition a miserable one!
    So, what you do is buy a decent - or if need be a trash - bag for your gear (ie clothing) that needs to stay dry, seal and close it tight and put it inside the bag. That by the way is how it's done at the Forces.
    Good luck, saupacker

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    Quote Originally Posted by saupacker View Post
    Keep your pack dry? Why? What does is matter if stove, cups, pots or pans get wet?
    What does matter however, is if your clothing or sleeping insulation get wet, that'll make the whole expedition a miserable one!
    So, what you do is buy a decent - or if need be a trash - bag for your gear (ie clothing) that needs to stay dry, seal and close it tight and put it inside the bag. That by the way is how it's done at the Forces.
    Good luck, saupacker
    Among other reasons.......Water = weight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redoleary View Post
    Molly Mac Gear makes a thing called a gear box which is a really cool mini hammock you hang next to your real hammock. Its worth a look, very neat piece of kit.
    http://www.mollymacpack.com/box.html
    That's what I settled on after trying a few different options. It weighs more than a trash bag, but I use it as a pack liner or cover and pack storage so I justify the weight.

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