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    i have just put mine pack underneath the hammock on some tyvek. I have not been out in the rain yet though I will have to rethink it if it is raining.
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    If it's nice, I'll hang my pack from one of my tree straps. If it's raining I lay it under the tarp on my ground cloth (Tyvek) and cover it with a poncho just to be safe.

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    Re: Where to put my pack

    Quote Originally Posted by digrat View Post
    I took about 15' of paracord, folded it in half, then tied overhand knots every 1'. Clip a small biner on the end, if you'd like.

    I take that "rat tail" and wrap it around one of the trees I'm hanging from, and then clip things into it along its length. I usually put my pack near the bottom, since it's relatively heavy--I stick a toggle through the haul loop, then wedge that against one of the rat tail knots. But I also clip in my hat, my light, my Sawyer Squeeze, hanging and ready to dispense water...just about anything I feel like I'll want quick access to hangs on it.

    EDIT: That also keeps things off the ground, out of the mud or dirt. If it rains, I put my pack cover back over my pack and it's protected from the rain too.

    EDIT 2: I had forgotten that I made a post on this: https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ad.php?t=44987
    I used something similar for a while... I think caveman actually has them now... They were camo rope and I left them at camp site when I was loading up...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brute1100 View Post
    They were camo rope and I left them at camp site when I was loading up...
    You probably didn't see 'em.

    Does putting your pack on Tyvek under the tarp work? Has no one ever had a rain-induced stream go through and soak it anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretbek View Post
    You probably didn't see 'em.

    Does putting your pack on Tyvek under the tarp work? Has no one ever had a rain-induced stream go through and soak it anyway?
    I slept through a down pour one night and everything was dry, except the baseball cap that was blown to the edge of the tart and wound up collecting the runoff.

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    On the ground underneath me. It it rains, I clip it to my ridgeline.

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    One word of caution: if you're camping out west in pine country, with all the beetles et al you can pretty much count on every tree leaking sap somewhere. Murphy's law dictates you'll hang your pack right where a good smear will happen.
    So far I've just thrown stuff under my hammock, although if it looks like it's really gonna rain I'll have to hang it all under the tarp somehow.

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    I hang my pack from my hammock ridgeline near my knees. If I'm sleeping on the diagonal head right, feet left, then I would hang it on the right side.

    I used to leave it laying on Tyvek underneath my tarp, but an evil squirrel cured me of that habit. Little sucker went into my pack, pulled out my Swedish Bahco folding saw, and started carrying it away. I saw him just before he headed up a tree with it. I ran at him and he dropped it. I'm not sure what he was gonna do with it.

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    Re: Where to put my pack

    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    I hang my pack from my hammock ridgeline near my knees. If I'm sleeping on the diagonal head right, feet left, then I would hang it on the right side.

    I used to leave it laying on Tyvek underneath my tarp, but an evil squirrel cured me of that habit. Little sucker went into my pack, pulled out my Swedish Bahco folding saw, and started carrying it away. I saw him just before he headed up a tree with it. I ran at him and he dropped it. I'm not sure what he was gonna do with it.
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    I like the gear hammocks. It gives me an easy catch all location. I use the Gear Box from Mac. (Couple pics here.)
    It can be hung between trees away from me or on my trekking poles when in porch mode. It can also be a wind block or more like a breeze block if placed at one end of the tarp with the SEEP open and tied off on the tarp ridgeline.
    *I have a hole in my mesh pocket from leaving my pack on the ground. After that I make sure I hang it up.
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