I've been lurking around here for about a year and decided its time to come out of the closet. I am a long-time hiker and backpacker and began making gear a few years ago. The guarantee on my knees ran out and I needed to lighten the load - DIY seemed the easiest way to do this.
I put together a gathered-end hammock last spring, added a bugnet and took it with me to NH for hiking in the Whites. I had minimal insulation and with the weather cool and wet I only got to use it a few times. I did enjoy leaving the Kinsman Notch shelter around 7pm, knowing I could find a campsite along the ridge whenever I wanted to. :D
I am currently converting a Jardine-like quilt to an underquilt. If it works out maybe I'll try to make a down underquilt next. (Maybe I can make the Indiana hang to give it a real test.)
Thanks for all the ideas - this is a great site.
Welcome! this is a great for the DIY child that lives in you!
Congrats on "coming out of the closet" :lol::lol:
Welcome, krugd. Glad to have you out of the closet.
Hey there ...
Welcome to a great site... Glad to see more DIYers ... Helps me get motivated! Welcome again... :)
Welcome to the forum. If your in N. KY, then your close enough to attend the Hoosier Hang in April! Hope to see you there.
I was thinking about attending the hang. Thanks for the invite. I will put the date on my calendar. I had another hike planned, but this sounds like it will be more fun.
I used to get down to the Deam wilderness when I attended IU a few (too many ;) ) years ago. It would be nice to get back.
A Whoooo Buddy Welcome krugd !
Might see you there.....
So Shug, this is great news! You just might make an appearance at the Hoosier Hang... let us know what we gotta do to make it a definite! :)