Putting this on my calendar. Looks like a great trip.
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Putting this on my calendar. Looks like a great trip.
My wife is a side/stomach sleeper and she uses a BMBH from Jacks R Better.
Good luck on the hammock hunt.
And the tablecloth is only about $20.
You can buy a tablecloth that big or bigger to try dimensions.
I can add North Carolina now. After next week Maine will make the list.
I find the 83% a little short for me also. Sometimes you just have to keep playing with it.
Welcome. I'm in Gonzales.
Good under quilt and tarp makes cold fun.
6'0" 200# and 11'x60" is just right for me.
But everyone is a little different.
Great trip report so far. Great way to spend a week.
Knots are permanent things at the ends of a rope to keep from pulling through a eye or some other thing on a boat. Stopper knots.
Bends are for rope to rope.
That's what a sailor told me...
When you think Shug should make a bluegrass music video about "Hammock Hangin Crazee"
A water knot is the best knot for webbing as far as least amount of strength loss. You can make a loop using it. But I wouldn't be scared to use a figure 8 on a bight either.
A water knot is very...
Are ratchet straps really cheaper than straps available from one of the hammock vendors? Or is it just re-purposing what you already have?
But now you are carrying around a hammock and suspension that you can't use, while sleeping on the ground under a tarp. So how much weight did you save?
It doesn't hurt to fall. But not having suspension for the rest of the night or rest of a trip sucks. If it breaks night 1 on a three night outing then you have no hammock.
Some say all hitches are knots too. But not all knots are hitches.
No, it is a hitch. Remove the toggle and it falls apart.
MSH is not a knot. It is a hitch. Hitches need to be tied or hitched around an object, remove that object and it falls apart. Knots can stand alone if you remove an object it is tied around.
Find a farmer that needs a little help. Offer to do chores for hanging out in some trees in the pasture and using shower facilities.
Hang in the barn if the weather gets really nasty.
Even with a tiny house you need a piece of land to put it on. Just get an acre somewhere, build a small shed for bathroom and hang your hammock where you please. No need for a big fancy house.
Knots works just as good. But it will use more strap than a sewn loop. Also may want to tie a water knot instead of an overhand.
Oh, we have to count how many in the house. Add 7 to my list then. Each kid has two and wife has one.
14 under my roof. Not counting the two extra tablecloths that haven't made it to hammock...
I use the same whoopies and tree straps on all my hammocks. Just connect them with Dutch Biners to the continuous loops on the hammocks.
I wish they hung out in the open like that here in Louisiana. The dumb ones like that don't last long.
Best sauce picante ever.
Mine would cut my hammock I sleep in. But I would just go in the backyard, I do that anyway sometimes.
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You're getting deeper and deeper man.
I have a WBBB 10' in 1.1 double layer. Great hammock. The netting is a little close to my face for me. The shelf is awesome. And I don't like having to stake the hammock out. I have heard from others...
Both me and my sons use Wilderness Logics tarps and we love them. They use the tadpoles and I have the big daddy for a little better coverage.
I really like the Arrowhead tarp looks so maybe...
I just need another UQ........... and maybe a new tarp... or two.
That's a sweet campground. Drove through there last week.
Sweet setup. I love my WL quilts. Marty has first class gear.
If I was starting from scratch I would get this to start with.
After you have played with that a few times you will learn what you do and don't like. That is a very simple way to start.
I thought I had a problem.
I have 7 and the next one I get will most likely complete the collection............. :rolleyes:
It would be great, but PG may be right. Of course everything has to start somewhere.
I just ask here. Always amazed how no matter what trail I want to hike in a camp someone here has done it and...
When you have a nice cabin for a week at the N.O.C. in North Carolina and never sleep in it. Instead choose the trees outside.
That looks like a great trip. So much fun.
No clue on the tarp, but how do you climb in there 12' up?
I sleep every night in a 13'x90" tablecloth hammock. It is very comfortable.
18 hours of driving according to Google. So that leaves you 6 days to hike. I would try to get one 3-4 day trip in and one 1-2 night trip. I've found on road trips if I try to see too much I won't...
Your like me, can't decide where to go.
Check out the Wind River Range. I've never backpacked into them but have researched them and maybe next year will be the year I get to go. Get a good map...
I cook under my tarp if needed but be careful not to drop crumbs. Mostly due to fire ants here in the south.
If I'm in another region I'll follow the rules there.
I sleep every night in a 90"x156" tablecloth factory DIY hammock. Just gathered the ends and larks headed a amsteel dogbone on each end. I like really big for every night. Way too heavy for...
You couldn't have had a better place to fall on. Those surprises at 4am will get your heart pumping.
That was cool. If I had a bike I would ride with you.
1. I use 20°F quilts in south Louisiana year round. And it only drops below freezing a couple times a year.
2. Topquilts are more because of more material, I think anyway
3. I would love to...
I found a few that may get you started.
Also have you checked 14ers.com?
Those are more climbing based buy you may get...
Me and my son both hung under my Big Daddy by Wilderness Logics. Had plenty room. Hung the tarp centered on two trees 2' diameter. Hammock suspensions came out on each side of the trees.