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TNhunter
01-19-2015, 18:15
DIY underquilt protector made out of .9 Argon:

http://mc2photo.com/images/camping10.jpg


DIY tent pole mods to the Warbonnet Cloudburst tarps:

http://mc2photo.com/images/camping1.jpg

http://mc2photo.com/images/camping3.jpg


Lawson titanium shepards hook tent stakes (painted blue) and some mini line locs:

http://mc2photo.com/images/camping2.jpg


Stansport folding stool:

http://mc2photo.com/images/camping4.jpg

http://mc2photo.com/images/camping9.jpg


2QZQ tree table (with strap):

http://mc2photo.com/images/camping5.jpg


Homemade dehydrated chili:

http://mc2photo.com/images/camping6.jpg


Son hiking in shorts with nike leggings:

http://mc2photo.com/images/camping7.jpg

http://mc2photo.com/images/camping8.jpg

biggy
01-19-2015, 18:20
How do you like the tree table? I have one on order.

Doubletime
01-19-2015, 19:29
Awesome picts, wish we didnt have any snow here. But it will be here until Apr-May ish.

Tom18C
01-19-2015, 20:07
I have the poke mid from WC, it's a three piece pole, doesn't seem to do the trick. How many sections or how long is your pole mod? I have a WB Superfly... Thanks

TNhunter
01-19-2015, 20:46
The pole mod has 4x18" sections on each pole, and I'm using about 7 1/2" dogbone stk connect them to the pullouts. The pullouts on the cloudburst are located a little lower on the tarp than the Siperfly. Based on those location I do believe most people use 3x18" sections for it. I'm also using a continuous ridgeline above the tarp that the poles press against on the top vs pushing down on the ridgeline of the tarp itself. I love this pole mod. It opens up the inside of the tarp tremendously.

I also think I'm going to really like the tree table. It was nice to sit on the folding stool and use the stove. I doubt it has much use other than being a platform to use your stove vs having to sit on the ground or bend over while using it. The only negative is it is just one more thing to pack. Definitely one of those "luxury" items and not a necessity. If I want to save a little over a pound in my pack I'll leave the stool and tree table behind.

tnrdnck
01-19-2015, 21:02
Where is that?

TNhunter
01-19-2015, 21:19
Savage Gulf / Stone Door in TN. We camped on the edge of the "rim" at Alum Gap. It is an awesome place to hike/camp.

ps22285
01-21-2015, 18:40
That looks like a incredible trip!

cjayflo
01-22-2015, 09:21
looking forward to camping there! Did you park at stone door ranger station? Any suggestions for an overnighter in that area?

peterhase
01-22-2015, 10:33
Sweet kit you've got there. Looks like it would have been a great trip.

billygoat
01-22-2015, 14:02
Looks like a great trip - I love my Stansport stool!

TNhunter
01-22-2015, 15:05
looking forward to camping there! Did you park at stone door ranger station? Any suggestions for an overnighter in that area?

We parked at the Stone Door ranger station. Hiked out to the Stone Door and then took the trail down into the bottom. Went out the spur trail to Ranger Falls and then on to Alum Gap. The hike back out of the bottom is a multi-stopper (pretty steep). They have designated campsites at Alum Gap - we always stay at one right on the rim. Very cool place to hike/camp.