I'd give Dutchware a try. They're inexpensive and high quality.
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I'd give Dutchware a try. They're inexpensive and high quality.
An 11' hammock under an 11' tarp leaves about 10" of clearance on either end. An 11'8" hammock under an 11' tarp would leave about 6" of clearance... that's kind of close... if it were me I'd...
Hammock: ENO Singlenest
Tarp: Terra Nova Adventure 2
Insulation: CCF Pad & Italian Army Wool Blanket
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I think many of the people here are backpackers who like to be as light as possible when on the trail and a bridge hammock is heavier than a gathered-end hammock because of the spreader bars. ...
That would be opie. I've been sleeping every night in one of his Mackinac Bridge Hammocks since last July. Excellent hammock and he specializes in making them for larger folks but also offers them...
I just guy them out. I'm in porch mode 90% of the time so a pole mod wouldn't really help me.
I had the same issue with my Nylon Crinkle Taffeta Tablecloths. Washing and using a generous dose of fabric softener solved the problem for me. Not sure if it will help with the polyester but it...
You guys picked a good weekend... the trees will porbably be leafed out by next weekend.
I can't make it over there this weekend but I wanted to point out that sites 9 & 10 are the only ones that allow groups (up to 10 people). If memory serves the rest of the sites have a 4 person...
Bring the pad. Most folks need bottom insulation for temps below 70F. I'm a full-time hanger and I need my underquilt in my climate controlled house for all but the very hottest nights (I rarely...
^^ This ^^
I've owned 7 and still have 5... a Mackinac Bridge (my every night sleeper), a DH Thunderbird, a Dutch Argon and 2 DIY Tablecloths. I owned a Warbonnet Blackbird (sold becuase it was too short for...
Nice vid. Thanks for sharing.
Here you go: http://www.hammockgear.com/tarp-cf3-winter-palace/
If you have the cash go for a ¾ or ⅔ length quilt from one of our cottage vendors (Arrowhead, HG, UGQ, Warbonnet etc).
I'm also 2" taller and find 10' hammocks not quite long enough for me. Also, my ideal width in an 11' hammock is 52"-55".
One thing you could try is hanging in your Doublenest and measuring the...
Welcome to the addiction! And good luck with your bridge!
Welcome! And good job on the DIY setup!
You're fortunate to have been infected with the DIY variant of Gear Addiction Disease. The retail variant is far more expensive. :)
Welcome to the addiction!
No specific philosophy but the 1.6 fabrics available from Dream Hammock feel better against the skin than the 1.1 fabrics. If it were me and I wanted the option of using a pad I would go with a 1.6...
Assuming we're talking about a down underquilt then it would not serve the same function. Down is only an effective insulator when it is allowed to loft. Placing it in the hammock and then sleeping...
Like SilvrSurfr, I use Zing-It on my tie outs and ridgeline. I do use shock cord on the doors at my head end for easier exiting and entering when answering nature's call at night.
I haven't seen a post from opie recently. I hope things are going well for him and his family.
I wanted to offer an update on my Mackinac Bridge Hammock. I've been sleeping in it every night for...
I hope she enjoys it. I also hope to see a bridge hammock model for sale from Dream Hammock someday. :)
I started hanging full-time in late July and didn't need the underquilt until the end of August when the nights started getting cooler (I rarely use AC but I do use a fan year round in my hammock...
I don't really want to know the exact figure but it's defintely north of $1000 for my primary hammock, tarp and 1 set of quilts. There's probably a couple of hundred dollars wrapped up in...
Go with sargevining's suggestion and use the plastic snaps and shock cord drawstring. In addition to what MAD777 stated it's pretty easy to snag and rip the TQ fabric when zipping up.
If you're a backpacker it's worth the extra $$ for the cuben - 10-12 oz lighter.
Standard green or grey cuben lets vitually all light in while the camo lets most of the light in. Far less...
I believe forum member blaktee uses an Argon 90 hammock. I think it can viewed in the following video.
Congrats on your 1st successful hang & welcome to the forums!
Correct. You could also just use a knot to create the loop rather than a spliced continuous loop.
If you're set on using a CRL under your tarp you can tie a small piece of cord (any cord will do)...
I joined HF in May of 2013 and made my first purchase (also Dutch Clips) shortly afterward. I don't keep my invoices for very long but I do keep the cards Dutch includes for products he...
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They experienced a signifiicant delay in the receipt of their Cuben Fiber material and that has of course delayed the manufacture of their tarps. It took 4 weeks to receive mine in Camo Cuben.
I had a mildly stiff neck my first night in my old ENO Singlenest but added a small pillow and no more stiff neck. I also can't lay with my feet to the right in a gathered-end hammock or I'm likely...
I have a HG Phoenix that works perfectly on my gathered end hammocks with little or fiddling. It also works with my Mackinac Bridge but it takes some fiddling to get it right.
I'm going to disagree with that. If you're sleeping at a diagonal on your left side in the standard version with the footbox on the right your face will be close to the wall of the hammock. With...
Tell me about it. If you find a workable solution please share.
Good luck with your endeavor!
Ha... I think that's how I spelled it in my post in your other thread. Must've been my subconscious ensuring that I at least showed a little Buckeye disprespect for you people up there. :)
I was really trying to resist buying one of these hammocks and I did well until yesterday evening. I was rummaging around Dutch's site and before I knew it I had purchased one (it shipped today). I...
Not sure exactly when but I bought a Blackbird in May of 2013 and it was like you describe above.
You get access to several "Off-Topic" sub-forums including Backpacking, Bikepacking, Paddling, Camp Kitchen, Clothing, Cutlery, Backpacks, Other Gear & DIY and a Roundtable forum for discussing any...
I completely agree with this. I'm 6' and have found that I use 54"-55" of the width in my three 11' hammocks (60", 62" & 90" width).
^^^^^ This ^^^^