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  1. Sure beats the come-along I've rigged to mine. ...

    Sure beats the come-along I've rigged to mine.

    Wayne
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    Something you might consider is shortening your...

    Something you might consider is shortening your dog bones by about 6". The ones I use on my Ridgerunner are 36" long and didn't seem to change the hang noticeably but shortened the top pole of my...
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    I think Stewart State Forest might be ideal, that...

    I think Stewart State Forest might be ideal, that is if you wish to see a jetliner's belly up close and personal. The State Forest lands start less than 1000 feet from the end of the Stewart Airport...
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    "count our" Looks like "contour" to me. ...

    "count our"

    Looks like "contour" to me.

    I've been speaking English for scores of years and still make typing mistakes.
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    Poll: Looks like my plans changed last minute. I'm in...

    Looks like my plans changed last minute. I'm in the middle of moving and scheduling now won't let me make the trip. On the plus side, my new place adjoins Lackawanna State Park in PA and I can hang...
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    There are a couple of lean-tos along that trail...

    There are a couple of lean-tos along that trail so camping is always an option. I don't know if Harriman has the same regulations that NY State forests do re: primitive camping but camping 150' from...
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    After emailing sales at UGQ, I got a fast reply...

    After emailing sales at UGQ, I got a fast reply that folded is OK.

    Thanks.
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    Folded or rolled fabric?

    For fabric shipped by Ripstopbythe roll, is folded acceptable or is rolled preferred? About to place the order.

    Thanks,
    Wayne
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    Poll: Yeah, theft seems to be a growing problem in the...

    Yeah, theft seems to be a growing problem in the Adirondacks.

    I'm planning to make the trip up, either Friday or early Saturday. A change of plans gives me a day off that I can use for a 3-day...
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    Poll: I doubt that I can make it but just want to add...

    I doubt that I can make it but just want to add that there is also some free roadside camping along the Moose River Road if the sites around the dam are full. Also, the sites at the dam can get...
  11. Always camp with someone who runs slower than...

    Always camp with someone who runs slower than yourself.

    That or wire your campsite with electric fence. It keeps the bears away when I camp in my my beehive yard.

    Wayne
  12. Shug has a video where temps hit -40, I believe....

    Shug has a video where temps hit -40, I believe.

    The coldest temp I've seen was -40 in the Northern Adirondacks but I was sitting at my desk in my old, uninsulated house, listening to the heater...
  13. This thread is still a valuable resource to check...

    This thread is still a valuable resource to check first if you are thinking about buying used equipment from someone.

    Wayne
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    Month 16, in the backyard, 1/19/19. Stopped...

    Month 16, in the backyard, 1/19/19. Stopped snowing around 1 am and then the 30+ MPH winds started driving freezing rain against the tarp and under it. The Spindrift over the Ridgerunner did a good...
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    Same storm here. I like the full moon hangs but...

    Same storm here. I like the full moon hangs but not happening this month. Hung out back last night but the snow stopped at about 6 or 8 inches and turned into freezing rain and 30+ MPH winds.

    Hope...
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    I finished month 15 now. Winter Solstice night...

    I finished month 15 now. Winter Solstice night with a near full moon and almost 50°F when I climbed into the hammock with my 40° tq only to wake today to a windy, chilly 30° and a dusting of snow.
    ...
  17. I can commit to a winter hang, for sure. Haven't...

    I can commit to a winter hang, for sure. Haven't in the Adirondacks in winter since I moved from the High Peaks region 11 years ago..

    Wayne.
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    Greetings to you from northeast PA. Heading...

    Greetings to you from northeast PA.

    Heading out now to spend the Summer Solstice, shortest night of the year under a bright half-moon. Going to shed the tarp tonight and watch the moon and stars....
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    I'm two weeks into my wait for my second, lighter...

    I'm two weeks into my wait for my second, lighter weight Burro. Trying to keep busy in the gardens and not think about the trails for a spell.

    When it arrives, I'm sure I'll forget all about how...
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    Month 8 in the Ridge Runner. By far, the warmest...

    Month 8 in the Ridge Runner. By far, the warmest night spent outside since October, with temps only down into the 50's. (The night before dipped to 32°.) Probably the last night for using the 0°...
  21. Too rich for my blood. Wayne

    Too rich for my blood.

    Wayne
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    Um, a hammock would be helpful too, I would...

    Um, a hammock would be helpful too, I would think. (Joking. I know you're talking about what you've been making.)

    Welcome!

    Wayne
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    Sounds way too heavy for a couple of buddies to...

    Sounds way too heavy for a couple of buddies to move. Think about building it on timber skids so that it can be dragged with a tractor or other vehicle. Or build it in panels that can be disassembled...
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    I got my Black Friday Sale 0° Burrow from Hammock...

    I got my Black Friday Sale 0° Burrow from Hammock Gear at right about the expected 4 week lead. I was really happy and got a fair bit of use from it already.

    I'm in week 15 of my 12 week wait for...
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    Didn't take long for the original poster on...

    Didn't take long for the original poster on Reddit to delete his or her post.

    I did like the comment that followed by someone who says "I didn't say they are out to dupe people, I just assumed...
  26. Perhaps a lightweight sheet might help? ...

    Perhaps a lightweight sheet might help?

    Still waiting for my underquilt (week 11 of the 12 week wait,) but I've been using a Klymit insulated V Luxe pad and I find that it certainly does not...
  27. Yeah, DEC regulations say "Use only dead and down...

    Yeah, DEC regulations say "Use only dead and down wood for fires. Cutting standing trees is prohibited." Might seem like a fussy regulation but I can't argue that standing dead trees don't harbor...
  28. Great video. I've only hiked the portion of the...

    Great video. I've only hiked the portion of the FLT in the Arctic-China and the Steam Mill SF but NY is full of these State Forest gems.

    I don't know if the lean-to is in State Forest land but be...
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    First thread I've been in on any forum where I...

    First thread I've been in on any forum where I was called a troll by a now-banned troll and told to "bite me" by a rude someone else because I said I don't like camo.

    It has been entertaining,...
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    I have a Warbonnet Ridgerunner. For nice weather,...

    I have a Warbonnet Ridgerunner. For nice weather, I have the attached bug net. For cold weather, I have their Spindrift sock with double doors. Both configurations under a tarp for snow & rain....
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    Really? You took that as a personal insult? ...

    Really? You took that as a personal insult?

    Wayne
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    I go with colors because I detest camo. But, I...

    I go with colors because I detest camo. But, I also promise not to leave my colorful stuff behind when I leave (not leaf.).

    Wayne
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    In that case, I'll be doing my best to remove all...

    In that case, I'll be doing my best to remove all those obnoxious fall leaves so no one is offended. (We are talking about Leaves, aren't we?)

    Going to be a busy Autumn in the Adirondacks this...
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    It's going to take something more to convince me...

    It's going to take something more to convince me that colors are "visual pollution" in the back country. Anyone that has been in any forest in a New England autumn would scoff at that.

    Still, the...
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    What? You're not going to weave a bug net out of...

    What? You're not going to weave a bug net out of horse-hair?

    Good luck with your project.

    Wayne
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    Camo, (of which I am not a fan since I am not a...

    Camo, (of which I am not a fan since I am not a hunter, soldier or back-yard Rambo wannabe,) does not make you invisible. The unnatural straight lines of a tarp are a giveaway for anyone thinking...
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    Had a post or two moved or removed also. Not...

    Had a post or two moved or removed also. Not going to pout about it.

    I've lost count of the number of times I've stood shouting at my radio but I still contribute to my public radio stations. I...
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    That's just too much logic for this thread.

    That's just too much logic for this thread.
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    I don't think it's much of a problem. Wayne

    I don't think it's much of a problem.

    Wayne
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    In my short experience with hanging, (since this...

    In my short experience with hanging, (since this past October,) I've found that on the nights after hiking, or canoeing or biking, I have absolutely no problems falling asleep in camp. Out back by...
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    True. I didn't decide to make the jump into...

    True. I didn't decide to make the jump into hanging until this fall and ordered the 0° Ridge Reaper at the November sale. Should still be some cold months in the Adirondacks to use it this winter.
    ...
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    12 weeks is a loooong, looong time. Wayne

    12 weeks is a loooong, looong time.

    Wayne
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    I swear by a Bug Baffler net shirt & hood & have...

    I swear by a Bug Baffler net shirt & hood & have one with me all the time. It balls up very small and weighs very little.

    I bought a bug net hat when I lived outside Saranac Lake but certain sun...
  44. It's not always easy to find a pair of suitable...

    It's not always easy to find a pair of suitable hanging trees in designated State Park campsites. They were constructed with tenting or RVs in mind and are often little more than clear-cut openings....
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    Thanks. Helpful info. Wayne

    Thanks. Helpful info.

    Wayne
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    When printed fabric is provided through RSBTR, is...

    When printed fabric is provided through RSBTR, is there a price modification? I do not see anything on your ordering page to indicate this. Thanks. Looking forward to ordering a Winter Dream 13 ASAP....
  47. Nobody is going to use the term "metalised...

    Nobody is going to use the term "metalised polyester film" for emergency or survival blankets. Do a search for the many treads here about the subject.
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    I would be careful to not go overboard on the...

    I would be careful to not go overboard on the overfill. The experience of a member here has convinced me of this. His top quilt was so overfilled that it bridged over him, creating a space between...
  49. Why not simply base-camp in a culvert under the...

    Why not simply base-camp in a culvert under the road and do day hikes from there. Nothing to carry.

    Wayne
  50. The Spindrift only fits the Ridgerunner hammock....

    The Spindrift only fits the Ridgerunner hammock.

    Wayne
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