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    Ground cloth questions

    Do you use one under your hammock?
    If so what do you use?
    Has anyone made one with a pocket to put your pack / shoes in? Well why not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danfromnb View Post
    Do you use one under your hammock?
    If so what do you use?
    Has anyone made one with a pocket to put your pack / shoes in? Well why not?
    I often take a piece of Tyvek to stand on when entering/exiting the hammock. I also will spread some of my gear out on this sheet (under the hammock.) I doesn't have to be very large.

    I just put my shoes on top - haven't tried anything fancier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danfromnb View Post
    Well why not?
    ...because I made the Gear Box instead!

    A gear hammock can be set up to just barely touch the ground under your hammock, and it does just as well as if it is fully suspended.
    "We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
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    Senior Member lazy river road's Avatar
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    I use a piece of Tyvek underneath my hammock. I put my pack on top of it and if I think it's gonna rain I put my pack in it's pack cover and then that on the Tyvek. My shoes go on the tyvek and my cloths I hiked in are hanging from my poles underneath my tarp drying.
    Sometimes I like to hike and think, And sometimes I just like to hike.

    Hiking is'ent about waiting for the storm to pass its about learning to hike in the rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lazy river road View Post
    I use a piece of Tyvek underneath my hammock. I put my pack on top of it and if I think it's gonna rain I put my pack in it's pack cover and then that on the Tyvek. My shoes go on the tyvek and my cloths I hiked in are hanging from my poles underneath my tarp drying.
    I've utilized different methods, but this is pretty much what I do now as well. However, I use a piece of no-tangle and make a clothesline for my clothes to dry on.
    "If you play a Nicleback song backwards, you'll hear messages from the devil. Even worse, if you play it forward, you'll hear Nickleback." - Dave Grohl

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    yes it's good to have a dry clean place to put your feet when you get out of the hammock. After that it's situation dependent.

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    Keeping in mind i don't use my hammock for back packing, i use my right wrist to get me where i wanna camp (motorcycle camping), I wrap a door mat around my waterproof bag and use that.

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    I made an all in one chair pack/ground cover, That i use.

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