Re: hammocks & privacy
Beth Allerton (BETHPET@NERVM.NERDC.UFL.EDU)
Thu, 19 May 1994 11:19:50 EDT
Since there is so little time to attempt behavior modification in the
area of modesty (I guess I agree w/ the fellow who said he'd have to get
over it), I will cut to the chase & give you what you need.
As the only woman in a 30 man platoon on manuevers, I have had experience
in this area. That was some time ago, but just this month I changed
clothes while refereeing a discussion on a cabin campout, and no one
1) Hot? Sleep in as little as poss., claim you need shorts because if
you sleep in your skivvies, you'll get bit by bugs (location deleted)
2) Change into clean skivvies or swim trunks in the outhouse early, or
take a clean pair with you in your pocket to where-ever there might be
a place. Of course, you can go the whole time in one pair (Mom: YUCK!)
3) If using a sleeping bag, sleep in skivvies, and change in your bag -
do not attempt to sit up! You will fall out (of the hammock, and ....)
4) When all else fails, turn and face a tree (pretend you need to put
your clean shirt on a branch) Also, a casually draped sl. bag (looks
like it just trailed off the hammock) with your pack in the hammock
(to weigh down sl bag) open to provide you quick access to clothes,
will work well, and doesn't look odd at all. Of course, your backside
would be visible to all ... but hey, we've all seen someones backside,
and they are all much alike.
NOTE: My younger brother was also like that and grew out of it fine.
ASIDE: The first time I went hammock camping in the UP of Mich, I woke
to find bear tracks around my hammock, and scattered packets of oatmeal
my husband had tied up "bear proofing" our food. I slept through it
all, so hammock sleeping is great ! (unless you are a tummy sleeper -
back aches- or you toss about alot. Keep the zipper UP, if on one side
it will catch in the hammock sometimes, then you wiggle too much, & oops!
( Sleeping bag zipper up - this is a weird conversation! )
Beth Allerton "no more cubbing ! Scoutworld this weekend, Yea! "
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