So I was laying in my hammock wondering what the ratio of alcohol stoves to Jet Boils was at the Mt Rogers campout.....
So I was laying in my hammock wondering if alcohol had thinned anyones blood at the Mt Rogers campout ...... They could get credit for a couple degrees lower if alcohol was consumed I'm just jealous I wasn't there
Look - I agree with a lot of what's being said. At the same time, I hate the clutter that junks up WB so much of the time, and I don't want to see this site go that way. I love this setup too much.
Apart from anything else, try to consider that Jeff and Troll made this forum because WE requested it. And whatever guidelines they set are because they want it to be a good place for US to talk about hammocking. I said what I said about non-hammock topics because I know they're both very busy and I didn't want to make more work for them since they're nice enough to provide US with this forum.
I'm honestly getting a little irritated at the sarcastic posts that are springing up all over the place. And the comments that I somehow 'hijacked' this thread. I love this place as much as anybody. If nothing else, I've been more of a proponent of moving topics here than most people. So lay off, OK guys? I thought I screwed up by straying off-topic and I tried to make up for it. End of story.
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Sounds like its time to break out the flask, Can I have some? I enjoy my hammock and it is the center piece of my outfit but it is only part of the picture. My pack, stove, clothing etc compliment my hammock and I would like to discuss this on one site with people that understand using a hammock. I think everyone was wondering where the line was and your post just renewed the discussion. I think it is a bigger picture item for this site not directed at you. I was fine with the Whiteblaze site even though I am not an AT hiker because it did bring more input from non hammock sources. Nothing like a ground dweller to point out a problem with your setupLOL not that I noticed...although after Friday night, I kinda wished I'd brought a flask of Jack or something...
I thought I was pretty clear that stoves were off topic for this site. It's not a hiking site, it's a hammocking site. Gear that's directly related to hammocks, to using hammocks, or that directly affects how you use your hammock is on topic. Anything else is not. Thus, asking what trekking pole works for setting up a hammock on the ground is still primarily about hammocks.
If you want to say "I used an alcohol stove to heat a water bottle to stay warm in my hammock," that's fine. If someone follows up that post with "What kind of stove did you use and how long did it take the water to boil?" then that should go to a PM.
A good natured jab here and there is fine, even if it's a bit off topic...as long as the thread remains primarily about hammocks. I don't want to be a stickler about every single post...that's too stuffy for most of us...but it's the intent to keep the forum on topic that I care about.
If you're still unclear about what's appropriate, please PM me instead of shooting random "It's not fair!" comments into the other threads.
Now can't we all just get along? And if you're still pissy then I'll buy the beer at the next campout.
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I guess I can't quite understand why this post about stoves has been singled out when thread topics such as...."coffee table book idea"....."poison ivy vs stealth camping"....or "great weather site" are deemed appropriate. I didn't bother looking back further than the initial page.
This is your site Jeff so I guess that makes you the boss. I'll try to stay within the (in my opinion) somewhat foggy parameters of posting. If I stray too far in the future feel free to use your power to yank my post and send it off to the nether-lands of cyberspace.
I appreciate the hard work you've put into creating this site and I will continue to visit it albeit with a somewhat more cautious eye.
Happiest of hanging, Miguel