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Old 09-16-2010, 08:06 AM
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Anything heavy you hang will usually slide down to the middle during the night. I just hang socks and glasses over the line and maybe a headlamp.Other gear just stays in my pack under the hammock on the ground. Remember, too, that water will run down the support lines.
Re the water, I thought the better hammocks had blocks to stop the rain running down the line.
Re sliding, that's true of cloth things, but for other gear if you had fixed loops attached to the ridge line, you could easily hook or tie the items in place so they can't slide, or attach a bag horizontally.
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Old 09-16-2010, 12:03 PM
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Re the water ...

Re sliding ...
I'll offer further comments on these issues. The water can be stopped at a point with a knot or object (...) - with any hammock.

A prusik hitch can be used for attachment of storage items to the ridgeline.

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Old 09-16-2010, 02:25 PM
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I'll offer further comments on these issues. The water can be stopped at a point with a knot or object (...) - with any hammock.

A prusik hitch can be used for attachment of storage items to the ridgeline.

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i think i'd rather have a prussik that i put in place than a knot. moving the storage around would be nice.
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Old 09-17-2010, 04:43 PM
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i think i'd rather have a prussik that i put in place than a knot. moving the storage around would be nice.
Yes. IMO, it's quite nice to be able to slide the storage up above me (or wherever along the line) and have it stay exactly where I put it.

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Old 09-18-2010, 03:15 AM
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I go the simple route. Took a "loft" storage net out of an old tent and just fold in half and tie over ridgeline. Holds lots of stuff, weighs almost nothing and was free.

I'm the ultimate scrounger.

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Old 01-30-2011, 01:29 AM
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This past summer, I didn't have anything to use one night to hang a few things from the RL, so I improvised by using my bug headnet.

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Old 02-13-2011, 03:05 PM
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A couple more ideas have come to mind - but these will be far from pleasing most. I decided to share them just in case someone may want to implement on of these at least temporarily.

Small mesh sack - it can be clipped or attached with a prusik.

Automobile Visor Organizer - these can be on the heavy side, but one may suffice if nothing else is available. Avoid those that are simply for CDs (for obvious reasons).

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Old 02-14-2011, 11:16 AM
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last summer(at the coast) i hung my alarm clock with a karabiner. in retrospect, it was pretty heavy.
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:54 AM
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Some great ideas here!

I have the standard hennessy organiser, along with another which started life as a net stuff sack on some coleman pans I had. This is great for drinks and snacks (no bears in UK he he).
If I dont put my boots upsidedown on sticks, like a good scout, I also have a pussic to hang them off, the prussic prevents them joining me in the micddle.

I have never had an issue with water joining me in my hammock, I have a dutch hook in the suspension system close to the hammock ends and covered by the tarp, should it grt past that an old boot lace as a drip line just behind it
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:50 AM
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I detach my backpack's attic and clip the straps together over the ridgeline in my HH. Not only does this give me the inside of the attic for use, but it also creates a sizeable "table" out of the underside of the attic as it hangs upside down. I can just shove it toward my feet when I don't need it. Works great if you already use a detachable top on your pack and costs zero additional weight.
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