Backpack and Boots…what to do with them Hammock Camping

I'm Shug and I'm talking to you whatI'm talking to you about today is your backpack and your boots whenyou're in your hammock this is kind of a worry for a lot of new hammockers but thequestion has come up over and over and over and over and over and

over againabout where you put your pack and your boots at night so I wanted to say I'vedone a video on packs and boots before but it was 2014-2015 and what happens asnew viewers ask the question they don't want to go back into my catalogue andlook for it nor

do I a lot of people worry about their boots if they justleave them on the ground at night that a possum or some sort of varmint will comeup and start licking that salt and drag that boot away now that has happened topeople and a good way to possibly

prevent that is take your boot laces andtie your boots together what I did here is I put a couple of metal stakes in theground and you could just take your boots and it kind of wrap around thatstake like that but what that's gonna do is keep an animal

from you know draggingyour boots off but a lot of people worry about spiders and slugs and stuffgetting inside the boot just take a sock put your sock down in there and justsort of spread that over the top of your boot like that all rightor just stuffing the sock

in like that now I happen to have some camp shoeswith me on this fake trip I'm on because I'm not going to use my boots in thenight and I'm worried that something is gonna come and run off with them but youtake your boots and you pretty much just

flop them over your hammock suspensionlike that usually I just leave my boots on theground right by me why cause I'm lazy I'm lazy all righthere's one more idea with the boots I took these metal stakes I have them putthem in the ground but what you could do is

go out in the woods find yourself acouple of sticks you know knee-high or whatever and just pound them into theground with a rock or another log or something like that andwhat you got is you have a little place to take your boots and hang them upsidedown like that

that way your boots are hanging at night more than likelystuff's not going to get in there they kind of air out and that's a reallyeffective way to secure your boots as well so uh let's take a look at our packnow and what are a couple of options with

that when I've been riding my steedall day and I pull into camp and I hitch that nag on up to a treeI got to figure somewhere to put my boots and my saddlebags what I like todo is take my saddlebags and I'd like to unload them in the

uniform manner andput everything in its proper place so it's protected and not from varmintsthat's the way I do it you may do it just a different way everyone's good atthat when I get to camp I just parked my mule and I dismount from my mule and mysaddlebags and

I don't unpack them too goodI'll lay them on the ground and kind of just worked out off them that way Ireally put anything away that's what I don't do the same things apply when you'reworking a dia hammock everybody style is different so you got to think what kindof

person you are how you load how much stuff you take out of your backpack atnight so when you're in your hammock what do you need to access in the nightwhat are you gonna reach down and get are you willing to get up out of thehammock to go get

it or are you like me the Lord of lollygag and want to beright in your hammock and reach down and get it without leaving the warmth ofyour nice down under quilt and top quilt all right so with your backpack herewhat I pretty much have is my backpack hanging

off my hammock suspension – iscoming off my continual loop right there and I'm using a stick and that stick isjust through my pack strap like that just a pretty strong green stick andit's going right through my continual loop and that just hangs it right thereor you can bring

a beaner and hang it either way they get your pack up off theground so even if I'm laying in my hammock my pack is right here I can Icould put things I need in a side pocket I could pretty much lean back there andaccess that thing and and

get things pretty well without even getting out ofmy hammocks now I just happened to have a hand a little knob sticking out of mytree right here but Hickory actually carries a separate little strap that heuses just for hooking his backpack to a tree so I could have this

thing hereit's really at a nice height to work out of it for the day my hammock is rightthere if I wanted to leave it here in it rainI'm gonna take my pack cover and just cover the pack at night so Ialways use a pack cover if I'm hiking

in the rain all day and it works out greatat camp for hanging your pack against a tree at night gear hammock another greatoption and I mentioned it in that last video I did on gear storage is the gearhammock it is a small hammock that just hangs right beside

the hammock that youare currently laying in enjoying the view or getting ready to have well ifyou're like me 10 to 12 hours of slumber the gear hammock right I'm a pack on theground guy and I'm a boot on the ground guy and normally at night I just take

mylaces and put them inside my boots and I've got them right there and if I donot have camp shoes with me these are what I'm stepping into at night if theground is mucky sometimes in fair weather I'm sleeping barefoot or justget up and go pee barefoot because that's

usually what I'm getting up inthe night to do if I'm in doubt sometimes think it's gonna rain orthere's too many critters on the ground I just kind of take my boots and do themlike that get a slug or a spider still get in there yes they can but

good ideaswith the boots before you slip them on if you're barefoot just give them ashake before you put your foot in there you'll be thankful for that tip if youdid not know that tip so my boots go right on the ground my pack will sitright on the ground

during the day and during the night and I always carry withme and I have for years it's always in mypack the piece of plastic right here I've had this now for 20-something yearsand that would just normally go on the ground right there a my back just sits on

it like thatso my pack is normally right by me occasionally I take a boot and I justput it right there by the pack to just shim it up so it doesn't fall over so inthe day time when I'm working out of my pack I'm all in it right

here and itnight want to go to sleep same thing I might have a water bottlejacked up under it or a small rat terrier so what I'm laying at night andI'm here and I need to get something I usually put my poop bag for in themorning I'm ready to

go for my morning constitutional right in one of the sidepockets maybe a piece of clothing I might want to add in the night goes inthe top if it rains and my pack is on the groundI make sure just like with my tents water can't get onto my piece

of plasticdown there my pack will be under my tarp and if it's a torrential rain I used toput my rain jacket from the pack cover over it and it might be laying back onthe ground but normally mine is kind of sitting uplike that so then when I'm back

in my hammock and I'm kick back and I'm underit's all right here I got it all by me tarp will be pitched boots are down herecamp shoes and that's pretty much what you're gonna do with your pack or yourboots some form here they're willy-nilly of what I just

showed you best way tofind out about this stuff is you know take it as an excuse to get out in campmore because you're only gonna find your groove by getting out and doing it andfind out what kind of a camper you are and how you like to arrange

your packand your boots or your you know for those of you that use trail runners samethings applies it's got to be very literal here what I do at night is Iloosen my laces at camp I have the boot spread wide open so when I get up Idon't have

to fight my foot in there I'm just stepping right in and staggeringover there and taking a pee and then staggering back getting out of them andgetting back into the glory and the wonder of this hammock Oh secure inSector seven whoo buddy why so stilbene oh you hate it

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