I’m sitting here at lunch working on tweaks for my next hammock presentation. This weekend I’ll be speaking at the Florida Trail Association’s Annual Conference at Camp McConnell near Micanopy, FL. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to engage some more people in discussions about the benefits of hammock backpacking. I hope I can cram all of my information into 1 hr 15 min.
Yesterday afternoon I broke out my Turtledog hammock stands and set all of my demo hammocks up so they’re pre-adjusted. I may have trees available (I’ve been offered two locations to hold the seminar) but I wanted to be prepared in case I don’t find them suitable. Right now I’m looking to use five of the hammocks in my lineup.
Insulation won’t be difficult to cover but I’m a little concerned about how easy it’ll be to put the tarps up. I think if I anchor the stands it’ll be ok. I just don’t want them moving/shifting around while I’m trying to tighten the ridgeline. I was very pleased that the guys at BIAS were able to get me a nano buginator before they left for the Ozark hang.
Well, time to wrap it up. Stay tuned for the after-action report! If you’re in the area come out and join the fun at the conference!
I’m a hiker in Ocala interested in learning more about hammocks through hands-on demos or presentations. Any suggestions or help will be appreciated.
Fred, at the moment I’m not aware of any such demos. Unfortunately I’m also not familiar with outfitters in your area. If you can give me some points of contact I’d be happy to head south to give my presentation if I can work something out down there.