Backyard Afternoon Hangout
Due to snow (really a dusting followed by freezing rain) I didn't have to go to school today. Coincidentally, my brand new Snowpeak 700 arrived today. I decided to have some fun in the backyard.
I set up the tarp and hammock, and I attached the underquilt.
My suspension is a little bit different because I have an odd hammock (but it was free, so hey). I take the marlin-spike hitch from a whoopie sling suspension, and put the loop of the hammock in it. Since my toggle is a curved object, I clip it around the hammock itself so that if the loop slips, it forms a larks head knot.
Also, the suspension on my underquilt is short, so until I develop the initiative to lengthen it, I just make a loop out of my excess suspension and use that as a lengthener.
I set up the stove (Vargo Triad XE) with my Snowpeak 700 for some hot chocolate. I used about a half of a cup of water, and it boiled in five minutes without a windscreen.
It was delicious.
My house as viewed from the hammock.
All in all, a wonderful way to spend a snow day.
Very inovative set up. That hammock looks light weight did you have any problems getting in? Were you warm enough?
Nice report. Goes to show you don't need to go a long distance to have a relaxing hang and a cup of hot chocolate. Looks like nice country, too. Thanks.
I had a winter Yeti, and it was only about 30*, so I was very warm.
Nothing like cocoa from the hammock!
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