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    Where does your gear go? also, Porch Mode?

    id like to learn some, as well as see peoples solution for gear storage. not specifically ridgeline organisers, but im talking your shoes/boots, pack etc.

    since i have an eno and have surfed their page, they have this underbelly hammock/sling thing. be kinda neat for a dad and kid setup (depending on dinner...) but at that price i know i can make my own.

    since i usually just have whatevers on me and in the backpack i can biner it to part of the suspension, socks over the boot tops and im good. but since im going to be relying more on the hammock to live, i need to figure out a "closet" of sorts while im camping..


    also, i know what porch mode is, but how do you guys do it with the walking poles, and how can i if i dont have walking sticks? thanks!
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    you can use a gear hammock. Jacks r better sells em or you can make one to hang on your suspension. or I think ive seen some kinds of things hanging from the loops on the inside of tarps. but you could also tie your guylines to a tree if its close enough to make porch mode
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    If you are in the woods there should be no real problem finding a couple of sticks instead of walking poles. You might need to sharpen the ends or carry a couple of shoelace sized cords to tie them to the tarp.

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    If i'm out with a small backpack, i just clip it to my suspension - so nothing touch the ground. If i'm using a bigger pack, it stays right under me.

    I also sharpen two sticks, that i place in the ground next to the hammock, to "hang" my shoes up side down on(no bug or splattered water in them). This keeps them easily accessible for nightly excursions.

    For porch mode i just use sticks lying around. Then i run it over the top of the stick and double wrap the guy-lines around the stick to fixate it.
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    i carry a 55 gallon garbage bag with me that i place my pack, shoes, etc on and place it right under were my feet would land when i get out of the hammock.
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    I hang my pack off one end of the hammock suspension. My boots are tied together and hang off the other end of the hammock suspension. For porch mode I use my trekking poles. I turn them upside down (handles to the ground) and stick the pointed end of the pole inside the D-Ring and pull my line tie-out from the D-Ring down to the ground stake. The downward tension of the tie-out line keeps the pole in place. This makes for an extremely quick and easy set-up. I can switch between porch modes and regular tarp pitching in seconds this way.

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    Here are a couple pics from earlier this week. I had my tarp pitched in porch mode and my gear box hung in trees next to me. My pack and extras were in the gear box. Everything I needed for the night was on the shelf of the WBBB. For porch mode I usually put the handle on the ground and the tips through a loop in the guy lines at the tarp. I have stuck the tips in the ground and wrapped the guy line around the handle of the poles too, but flipping them over is just easier.

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    3 sticks tied in a tripod, backpack pull handle over the top of the sticks, it just sits up next to hammock.
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    For porch mode... I have a small loop tied on each end of my tarp tie outs. I carry two long pieces of zing-it and two s-biners that I can clip to and extend the length of the tie outs on one side to reach a few trees, if need be, to be in porch mode.

    As I backpack, I haven't carried enough stuff to warrant a gear hammock, or anything outside of my pack for storage.

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    Boots = upside down on my trash can liner
    pack = either tripod or belt and sternum buckled around the hammock head end tree. I use the tree the most, just put the rain cover on if its "iffy" or in the winter.

    Anything else, if i don't need it in the hammock goes in the pack or in bear bag

    Porch mode, trekking poles with handles down, tips through rings then staked out like normal.
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