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  1. For anybody in the neighborhood, I get my...

    For anybody in the neighborhood, I get my firewood at
    Woodhill Firewood
    16321 Bake Pkwy
    Irvine, CA 92618
    http://www.woodhillfirewood.com

    You get 10x the firewood for the same price you pay at...
  2. I'm planning to be there with my two sons.

    I'm planning to be there with my two sons.
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    Welcome Shoe_String! Exciting trip coming up...

    Welcome Shoe_String!
    Exciting trip coming up next month. Enjoy! Can't wait to hear the trip report.
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    I use the Hammock Gear Standard Cuben Fiber Tarp...

    I use the Hammock Gear Standard Cuben Fiber Tarp with doors.
    It weights in at 6.5oz.
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    You've come to the right place. Hours upon hours...

    You've come to the right place. Hours upon hours of valuable reading here.


    I use a Blackbird XLC and my sons each use a Superfly. I use a Hammock Gear Cuben Fiber tarp with doors.
    The Superfly...
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    Welcome from SoCal. This is a great place to get...

    Welcome from SoCal. This is a great place to get into it a whole lot more. Have fun!
  7. Thanks 2ply! It's great to be able to get out of...

    Thanks 2ply! It's great to be able to get out of the city and run and around in the mountains.
  8. The Fuller Ridge Trail is one of my favorites....

    The Fuller Ridge Trail is one of my favorites. Beautiful scenery indeed!

    My 9 year old wears The North Face Terra 55 and my 7 year old wears a Deuter Fox 40.
    If I keep them around 13lbs for the...
  9. Hammock + No Tarp = Rain for Sure!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mfa-8M57Djo

    A little delayed getting this posted online, but this was how we spent our July 4th holiday weekend this year.
    Thanks for watching. Enjoy!
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    Welcome from southern California!

    Welcome from southern California!
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    ".... in the woods with a bunch of guys you met...

    ".... in the woods with a bunch of guys you met on the Internet."

    I've come across this thread in the past too. I always thought this post was funny.
  12. If you're willing to drive about 2 hours, I...

    If you're willing to drive about 2 hours, I recommend the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area for backpacking. It's where I usually go.

    Check out Hikin' Jim's blog for a great compilation of resources...
  13. I hear ya. Not much of that 'round these parts....

    I hear ya. Not much of that 'round these parts. Dropping a line off the pier just isn't the same.

    Unfortunately, I don't have any personal insight into hammock spots or fly fishing on the Kern. I...
  14. Winter is probably my favorite time to camp! I...

    Winter is probably my favorite time to camp!

    I think you'd be covered sufficiently with a Warbonnet Superfly or Hammock Gear Standard Cuben with doors or Winter Palace

    I use the HG Standard...
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    Great photo! I would have loved something like...

    Great photo! I would have loved something like that under my bunk bed when I was kid too.

    I've been taking my sons camping since they were around 2 years old or so.

    We started off car camping...
  16. Hey Woodie, welcome from OC. There should be...

    Hey Woodie, welcome from OC.
    There should be another SoCal hang early 2015.
    Probably March.
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    Oh wait, nevermind, it's probably the freeways...

    Oh wait, nevermind, it's probably the freeways you're talking about.
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    Take the 38 out of Redlands. The roads are...

    Take the 38 out of Redlands. The roads are straighter and there's less traffic. It's a little longer but you get there quicker.
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    Hey slbear, there has been a SoCal group hang...

    Hey slbear, there has been a SoCal group hang held at Blue Jay in the past so that should be ok....
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    Welcome from OC. Lots of great spots up in that...

    Welcome from OC. Lots of great spots up in that mountain beside you.
    Great car camping spots back on 4S01 Black Mountain Truck Trail just before Idyllwild; Yellow Post sites and Boulder Basin...
  21. VIDEO: Mountain bushwack: Teaching the kids what it's all about

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVwjBm7tKFo&list=UUJ9eqHFIKnnk3R8N6x89cUw

    We attempted the Anderson Flat direct route in the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area (SGWA), about 2 hours east of Los Angeles,...
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    I hear that. It's the same story here in southern...

    I hear that. It's the same story here in southern California. I don't remember the last time it rained.

    I wouldn't need a UQ protector for much more than wind robbing the heat from my UQ.
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    Nice! Is the UQ Protector something you bring on...

    Nice! Is the UQ Protector something you bring on every trip? Or just certain seasons, weather reports, temperatures etc?
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    My next project too. Let us know how it turns out.

    My next project too. Let us know how it turns out.
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    I leave mine on. Mine are attached with a prussik...

    I leave mine on. Mine are attached with a prussik loop lark's headed to the tarp. Starting at the tarp I figure 8 wrap them around my fingers and then, with enough of a tail left on the other side of...
  26. You got it! A local blogger by the name of...

    You got it!
    A local blogger by the name of Hikin' Jim has put together some great resources for the San Gorgonio Wilderness if that area interests you. It's where I usually go.
    He has highlighted 6...
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    I've been concerned about this too. I recently...

    I've been concerned about this too.
    I recently had a tent go bad. But it had a polyurethane coating.
    I always set it up for a few days in the house to dry out when I got home, even if it didn't...
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    Welcome to the forum! I'm in Orange County....

    Welcome to the forum!
    I'm in Orange County.
    There are several SoCal hammock campers.
    The 2nd Annual SoCal Group Hang was in the Cleveland National Forest in March 2014.
    Such gatherings are great...
  29. I don't know of anything in either of those...

    I don't know of anything in either of those forests personally, I try to get a little further away from Los Angeles into the San Bernardino National Forest/San Gorgonio Wilderness, Big Bear or Mt....
  30. I started making some of the two-halves style...

    I started making some of the two-halves style last night but ran out of time. Hoping to get back into it tonight.



    ^ Good to keep in mind.
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    They're still showing cut off for me. Even after...

    They're still showing cut off for me. Even after clearing the cache.
    Just trying to help out. Maybe with all the platforms and browsers out there, it just is what it is.
    Thanks for all of your...
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    I like that feature. I use it quite a bit for a...

    I like that feature. I use it quite a bit for a quick zoom.
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    I've attached a screen shot of the ads currently...

    I've attached a screen shot of the ads currently running.

    The Hammock Gear and Jacks 'R' Better ads are getting cut off on the screen of my desktop computer.

    92835

    Should have included the...
  34. Thanks for sharing your experiences! I guess...

    Thanks for sharing your experiences!
    I guess what I'll do is make a full length one piece and if after testing it feel a two piece might be worth trying, I'll cut it in half or make another one and...
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    Now that I've refreshed my a page a few times, it...

    Now that I've refreshed my a page a few times, it seems some are ok, like Dutch's, Dream Hammock's, UGQ's but other's aren't, like Hammock Gear and Jacks 'R' Better.
    Maybe the dimensions have...
  36. Tarp Snake Skins - full lenght or two halves?

    I'm going to make up snake skins out of bug netting this weekend and just wanted to see what your experiences are which each design are.
    From what I've seen, most people seem to use the two halves....
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    Advertiser banners cut off

    The ads I'm seeing in top right corner of the site are always cut off on the right and bottom.
    My screen is wider than the website so it's not that I'm cutting them off.
    Have the dimensions of the...
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    I don't know of anything personally, but I found...

    I don't know of anything personally, but I found this thread mentioning a couple of spots
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    I'm waiting for the G-Clips too. I think I need...

    I'm waiting for the G-Clips too. I think I need them.
  40. Does anybody use Cinch Buckles with Whoopie...

    Does anybody use Cinch Buckles with Whoopie Slings?

    The trees I encounter while backpacking can use up most of my 12' tree straps and are usually spaced pretty far apart.

    To go all webbing...
  41. The first cut is the hardest. I used to bring...

    The first cut is the hardest.

    I used to bring the blue shop towels in my backpack for clean up but never used them until I started cutting them into quarters. Now I feel much better about using...
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    That's crazy!

    That's crazy!
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    Welcome from Socal! Your camp got burned out?...

    Welcome from Socal! Your camp got burned out? What happened?
  44. What are you using now instead?

    What are you using now instead?
  45. Thanks ntyxkayakr! I like neat and tighty too....

    Thanks ntyxkayakr! I like neat and tighty too. Slippery half hitches would be a good fail safe. And agreed, flapping and whacking is no good in the middle of the night. Two good reasons to tie those...
  46. I wasn't expecting such an overwhelming response...

    I wasn't expecting such an overwhelming response in favor of Prusiks. But that's great to know. They're affordable, easy to make, lightweight, soft and probably don't cause as much tangling as some...
  47. Good info right there, thank you. I have one...

    Good info right there, thank you.

    I have one wasp currently too. I sanded it a lot where the CRL will be making most contact with it to hopefully minimize wear.



    I made up a pair of soft...
  48. Indeed, that's what got me thinking about it....

    Indeed, that's what got me thinking about it. That and seeing Pizza's modification to his Tato Tarp Connectors. Tato's is more affordable ($13 vs $18) but the Wasp has the mechanical advantage, if...
  49. Dutch Wasps to attach Tarp to Continuous Ridgeline

    Thread 2 Dutch Wasps pointing inward towards themselves on the continuous ridgeline with the tarp in between them.
    Larks head a short length (1'-2') of Lash It or Zing It to the tarp tie outs and...
  50. Plenty of awesome places within a 2 hour drive. I...

    Plenty of awesome places within a 2 hour drive. I can't speak about right around Carlsbad. When you are here, are you looking to car camp or backpack?

    I have never camped around Carlsbad. But if...
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