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    sorry, i misunderstood the question in that...

    sorry, i misunderstood the question in that thread when I said that was something I was working on... I AM working on a built in zippered net hammock, NOT an add on zippered net; that's something you...
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    oh I misunderstood. something like the ENO...

    oh I misunderstood. something like the ENO Guardianor the WB Traveler Net? I'm not working on anything like that. I try to build products that are simple, functional and unique. a zippered net or a...
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    Sure! I talk a little about it earlier in this...

    Sure! I talk a little about it earlier in this thread. A zippered net Boone is definitely in the works, but I hate to get anyone's hopes up ...there's still some things I'm working out. But, sign...
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    [emoji16] the zippered netting Boone is still...

    [emoji16] the zippered netting Boone is still very much in its early stages. I'm not sure retrofitting your hammock w a zipper will do it justice; there are some definite differences between the two....
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    Thanks for the order TMonk! I'm excited for you!!

    Thanks for the order TMonk! I'm excited for you!!
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    the RL is permanent; it's threaded through the....

    the RL is permanent; it's threaded through the. whipping and secures onto the suspension. I've got a fabric 'cone' that is zip tied over the gather to hide everything. I can put an adjustable RL on...
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    I won't make it to MAHHA this weekend, but it is...

    I won't make it to MAHHA this weekend, but it is definitely on my list of hangs to make this year.



    The net design does a good job of deterring flying insects but a crawling one could find...
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    awesome! one thing that will help the...

    awesome!

    one thing that will help the durability issue how it is gathered at the ends. AGG doesn't rely solely on a stitched channel, but rather a hybrid whipping that uses the strength of the...
  9. Great write-up! I love the way you broke up the...

    Great write-up! I love the way you broke up the report with the highlights at the beginning; including your Menu for the trip is an AWESOME IDEA!

    I hope it wasn't your Boone 20 that failed...
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    i don't have any experience with them but The...

    i don't have any experience with them but The Ultimate Hang did a good review on their system

    One unique thing about them is the way they are gathered. Derek goes into good detail about it in...
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    I like this thread! Thanks everyone for the kind...

    I like this thread! Thanks everyone for the kind words and encouragement!
  12. any update on the video? I don't wanna miss it!!

    any update on the video? I don't wanna miss it!!
  13. thanks cjayflo; here is a quick video on just...

    thanks cjayflo;

    here is a quick video on just how my bug accessory works, Jayson. An integrated net is something I would love to offer in the future.

    https://vimeo.com/124584461
  14. How was your trip to Cumberland Falls?

    How was your trip to Cumberland Falls?
  15. hey! THANKS ALL! your kind words really mean a...

    hey! THANKS ALL! your kind words really mean a lot. I'm enjoying working with different colors and especially the HyperD fabric from RBTR . Thanks to all of you for keeping me a busy, busy [emoji219]
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    Hey there, you're close! I'm in Lawrenceburg! If...

    Hey there, you're close! I'm in Lawrenceburg! If you ever wanted to get your hands on a Sheltowee or have any other questions about hammocks, I'd be happy to help, neighbor.
  17. Dang! I look forward to hangin' with you again...

    Dang! I look forward to hangin' with you again soon!
  18. that IS a nice lookin' site! With some great...

    that IS a nice lookin' site! With some great pics! I love getting outside in the snow. Where abouts in the DBNF is this??
  19. awesome! lead time is a little longer on the bug...

    awesome! lead time is a little longer on the bug nets currently because I'm in the process of ordering more materials to my specs. (should be in after a couple of weeks) Once the material is in I can...
  20. it could work? what's the RL length? my toppers...

    it could work? what's the RL length? my toppers are 110" long... you could always leave the ends open and the hammock sticking out; wouldn't be the best bug protection tho. I can certainly bring an...
  21. Hey everybody! What a wild stretch of weather...

    Hey everybody! What a wild stretch of weather we've been having in the Bluegrass! I look forward to some milder temperatures this weekend.

    I wanted to shout out to anyone who is still in need...
  22. thank you all for reading! I was a fantastic...

    thank you all for reading! I was a fantastic experience.
  23. Winter Backpacking with Andrew Skurka

    Hey all!

    I just got back from a guided backpacking trip with Andrew Skurka; I posted a full Trip Report on my Shel(b)log:
    ...
  24. it only got down to -5 in Louisville? I saw -21...

    it only got down to -5 in Louisville? I saw -21 in Lawrenceburg! I couldn't resist sleeping out either [emoji5]️

    https://vimeo.com/120298264
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    Looks Great, Mecks! I got to test out this stand...

    Looks Great, Mecks! I got to test out this stand at FHV last month; sets up easy, packs up well, and is strong.
  26. they're right about the importance of bottom...

    they're right about the importance of bottom insulation; nothing beats an UQ. But make sure the bottom insulation you get fits the hammock you get; make sure you read all the posts on how to properly...
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    Thanks a lot, Duffy! I know you (and MightyMouse)...

    Thanks a lot, Duffy! I know you (and MightyMouse) will enjoy it!!
  28. it's sure to be an awesome time! I'm looking...

    it's sure to be an awesome time! I'm looking forward to getting some miles in. I'll have some rental gear with me should anyone want to try out a hammock set-up (insulated hammocks with toppers and...
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    Good point about a zippered net keeping...

    Good point about a zippered net keeping everything inside! I remember the first time I used a Hennessy and noticed that and it made a big difference (i thrashed around alot in it i think because the...
  30. Hey there J3Bags! welcome to the forums!

    Hey there J3Bags! welcome to the forums!
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    haha no, i'm happy to share. There was a thread...

    haha no, i'm happy to share. There was a thread started a while back talking about this kind of design using fabric to block the wind. One big difference tho is the use of the shock cord and...
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    yeah 54" will be fine. wider isn't necessarily...

    yeah 54" will be fine. wider isn't necessarily better, but too narrow could be bad
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    Thanks! I can't give up ALL my secrets ;)

    Thanks! I can't give up ALL my secrets ;)
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    sure, I'm happy to share! Those dimensions should...

    sure, I'm happy to share! Those dimensions should work great with this topper.**You can run into problems with hammocks that have a shorter RL, creating more sag;**the way the net works is you have...
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    Agreed! you'll love how easy it is to use. I...

    Agreed! you'll love how easy it is to use.

    I use the full width of the no-see-um (60") and cut to the length of the RL+about 8"... if you can share the dimensions of your hammock you want to use...
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    thanks! no, I haven't had any problems with bugs...

    thanks! no, I haven't had any problems with bugs collecting in the ends... I have had some crawlers make their way in, either down the hammock suspension or up the staked down cord; but the perimeter...
  37. The water is just BARELY warm enough to swim in...

    The water is just BARELY warm enough to swim in during the day! But It sure was refreshing!

    And you know, me and Olddog, we're just kids ourselves, so it's easy ;) !
  38. As expected, I had a great time in the Sunshine...

    As expected, I had a great time in the Sunshine State! Thanks to everyone who volunteered this weekend that made the event possible, and made the event run smoothly. You've got a fantastic group of...
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    Some people like the security of a zipper... and...

    Some people like the security of a zipper... and I suppose that hammocks with zippered nets have their place. I for one am a big fan of the 'fronkey style' net. At Sheltowee, I've modified that...
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    Welcome to the Forums, from the Lawrenceburg...

    Welcome to the Forums, from the Lawrenceburg area! Sounds like you've got a bit of the DIY bug... that'll come in handy with the little ones; hammocks for everyone! If I were you, dive into making an...
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    I think I'd be able to sleep on a log after an...

    I think I'd be able to sleep on a log after an Ultra! I think you'll be just fine in a hammock (as long as yu stay warm) and you'll wake up ready to run another one!
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    Hammeck Netty vs Dream Hammock Darien

    you have seen throughout these posts that insulation is needed all the time; how important is bug protection to you? all the suggestions pointed out are of integrated net hammocks... have you seen...
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    Ahhhh, thanks you guys! You both ROCK! I...

    Ahhhh, thanks you guys! You both ROCK!

    I look forward to the video Chris!

    Jerven, do you have any pics of your set-up you could share?
  44. It was my pleasure! I could have been more...

    It was my pleasure! I could have been more efficient bringing the extra gear, I hauled the 3 extra hammocks up one at a time! But I welcomed the opportunity for a great trail run, and I had a blast...
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    Yes, make an adjustable RL; that way you can...

    Yes, make an adjustable RL; that way you can change it as much as you want.

    Make it like a long whoopie sling, with not as much adjustment. You'll likely need to splice a 'dogbone' too, so the...
  46. First official 'hang' at Red River Gorgeous .......

    First official 'hang' at Red River Gorgeous .... I've been hanging there since 2004 :eek: !
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    a good starting point is to make a hammock RL 83%...

    a good starting point is to make a hammock RL 83% of the total length of the hammock. So if your hammock measures 100" in length, make a ridgeline 83". Making an adjustable RL can help determine...
  48. haha you're a multi-talented man! nice work. I...

    haha you're a multi-talented man! nice work. I really enjoy your perspectives.
  49. mmmmmm chickens! I can still taste them now; even...

    mmmmmm chickens! I can still taste them now; even better when we charred 'em in the fire late night :laugh:

    This was my second official hang and my first at the Gorge; I hope to make it a more...
  50. It's hard to say if you'll be a restless sleeper...

    It's hard to say if you'll be a restless sleeper in a hammock, as most people simply sleep differently in a hammock than they do in a bed. But if you ARE indeed restless in a hammock, you should go...
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