I backpack all year long using the hammock. Depending on the season I use the Speer, Bear Mountain and Clark's Jungle hammocks. Before I started using the hammock I tried every light weight tent I could find but I could never get a good nights sleep. Now I have about 10 light weight tents I don't use. I am by trade a Hydrogeomorphologist. I try to redesign rivers back to their natural state after man has destroyed them. I have spent most of my life in the woods and mountains. My trail name is Gadgets since I have tried about every new gadget out there. I usually solo hike and have hiked in Montana on the CDT and have hiked half of the AT. Winter backpacking is usually the most challenging. I try to use the alcohol or esbit stoves to keep down my base pack weight. Let me know if you have any kind works of wisdom you can share with me that would make my backpacking more complete. I have a MS degree in engineering and environmental biology and like to classify everything I see along the trail.
Hi Gadgets, and welcome to HF! :)
Welcome to the Forum!
Very cool job. :cool:
Welcome JB. Thanks for the work your doing.
Welcome to the forum ..
Have you checked out any of "Shug's" videos? Very informative! Again Welcome!
Welcome to the insanity that is HF :rolleyes:
Lots of reading to do and lots of fun stuff to take up your free time too! Like Questtrek said ... go straight to SHUG's YouTube Channel and start watching ... you'll be greatly entertained and ed'jucated too! ;)
Sounds like a fascinating job. Have you worked with dam removal?
Welcome to HF!
I like to use Esbit also. I like the very light weight and easy to carry (no spilling like alcohol).
Have you considered the Caldera cone in combo with Esbit? Very light and gets all the heat possible from the tablet.
It comes with an alcohol stove (which is pretty great) but I use mine with the Esbit holder they sell.
welcome. your in good hands here, these guys know their stuff if you can get past the oh-so-witty humor. everyone's a wise ***, but very, very good people.
No better crew than here, i'll say