zelph wrote: sudden wrote:
True, but I can't carry a cot very far
. I have my little campervan now too. Bit by bit it's all coming together.
You can pull it on a Pulk. they are good summer and winter
When used in the summer, it will keep the bears informed that you are approaching. Are there bears in PA?
Double check all your knots etc. and hang the hammock as close to the ground as possible.
We have bears but it's the coyotes that like to bother people, mostly when they have dogs with them. My brother was out hiking a couple weeks ago and one kept following him. He took a picture of it. It never approached too close but it was odd; they usually clear out quick when humans are around.
You would think I would be safer with the hammock closer to the ground but like rev, that's when I have the most trouble and would likely fall.
I have a very light recumbent bike now and that works if I find a smooth trail. It can carry the weight for me in certain areas (we have rails to trails here in Pa).
My plan isn't to stay out overnight in the hammock but the possibility that I might go too far and have to rest in order to get back is real. That's where the hammock and ultralight gear come in. Now that I can finish sewing the mods to that kelty kids pack I will have a good pack that sits all the weight on my hips instead of my back for those places that the bike can't reach (it will also attach to the bike).
This is one of those "years in the making
. I have some nice stoves (ty zelph); plenty of ultralight tarp, food, hammock, safety information (ty connied, realityguy, ridgerunner, etc etc, all of you). I used to plan for an overnight trip now I plan in case I'm forced to have an overnight trip. Also got my amateur radio license recently and that gives me greater comms capability.
And don't forget the dog! He has a pack too