REI Snow stake
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REI Snow stake
Hate you had problems. Did you tie a slippery half hitch to lock the cinch buckles in place? Many folks who use cinch buckles "highly" recommend that practice. I have just always took their advice....
Agreed, that V thing is overrated. I use stingers and clipping the line at the tree is a more efficient use of cordage that could help with longer hangs.
Great looking tarp, how much does it weigh?
Sure, there are 2 split rings on each tie out.
Well there is nothing wrong with that! As long as it stays in place.
I haven't found a real downside to storing the bugnet on the hammock at all, I find it quite simple. Before I leave I set up the hammock place the underquilt on the hammock if I don't carry my...
I really love this tarp, with Zingit guys and dutch Flyz on the ridgline tieouts and Kelty triptease on the guys this tarp weighs in at 1 pound 2.2 oz. on my scale. I am really surprised at how well...
Paul, are these aluminum stakes? I missed that detail on your website if it's there. Those stake look really strong and beefy for a V stake with that extra round material down the middle. I like...
Couldn't you just lower one or both of the hiking poles for drainage?
It looked great at fall sprawl, I did wonder why it wasn't attached at the end of the tarp though.
Welcome from Fort Mill, I agree the information I've gained here is invaluable.
If you gotta sleep flat on your side, you might wanna look at the floating bed, AKA, the AMOK Draumr 3.0. I attest it's not a hammock, it's a bed.
Understood, I picked up 2 mayfly's for $25 ea at an REI yardsale, Alite replaced the damaged support structure so these are like new. I have ised them as a nightstand by using a stick for a leg. I...
I've looked at those several times, almost bought the micro twice, but find for an extra 9 oz. my mayfly by Alite to be worth the extra weight. Love the back rest, not much of a nightstand though.
She scored a sweet hammock, those Smurfs did some dutchware for me too, great crew.
Thanks smurfs! I love the new stakes I picked up this weekend, the blue stands out well in the pinestraw and leaves. The Staples really hold well in loose soil too!
I hate to hear this Maytag, stay strong and get well soon!
Thanks. I'll read the label and post the material. I put it against my mouth and blew thru the material and noticed significant resistance. Best test I could think of last night.
I just received a TQ that has a material that feels like it is treated, not quite tacky, but not silky or satiny at all. I tested it last night with 70% humidity and a low of a out 63. It worked but...
Count me in. Thanks!
I like to watch the stars thru my eyelids as well. If the hanger under the the tarp is a bear burrito, without the tarp would be a bear taco?
As for cowboy camping in the hammock without the...
Another great video, never let anyone talk you into growing up!
I'm in, I have a friend who needs one!
Sounds Good, I have been experimenting with bacon wrapped hotdogs lately, gotta say they are a great change. Let me know what you'd like to do.
Oops! I meant to type THURSDAY! I'd NEVER, EVER try to take Hotlips place! I was thinking bacon wrapped hot dogs.
Anyone interested in grilling Friday night? I'm thinking about bringing a tripod grill if anyone is interested.
I'm 5'11" on my back it's less of an issue, on my side fully extended like a plank it really gets to my knees, it's better when my legs are bent. It's not light by any stretch of imagination, but the...
Depends on your size, Wilderness Logics SSUQ is 46" long, 33" at both ends, and 38", so you may be able make get 2 out of it without added material. I love my SSUQ!
AMOK & Tarp - 4 lbs. 6 oz.
Big Agnes Q Core SL LW - 1 lbs. 11 oz.
UGQ 35* Flight Jacket - 1 lb. 3 oz.
7 lbs 4 oz. good to around 30*
My lightest setup
SLD Streamliner w/Fronkey Nanoseeum - 1...
Mountain Wilderness Gear a member here does but only available via facebook I think. https://www.facebook.com/mountainwilderness365
Simply Light Designs does....
REI would probably exchange your pad for a different model if you choose and they've just dropped their prices on a bunch of their pads, the Big Agnes Q Core is one of them. I saved $50 on a BA Q...
REI dropped their pricing on a number of their pads! The Big Agnes Q Core pads are $50 cheaper now, not a sale price, new reduced retail price. Just a heads up for anyone considering a new pad for...
The cordlocks on the BN do a fine job for controlling the bugnet height indeed. Now that I learned how to hold the fabric off the top of my head I like it even better. This rig is well engineered and...
Bomb proof indeed, the rig is sk well made I surely can't see cutting anything off of it at all. I agree with Shug, it is a fine piece of engineering it does what it was designed to do well. The only...
Thanks for sharing, hoping to get my daughter out soon, she has agreed to give it a try!
Thanks! I tried a regular Big Agnes Q Core (72x20) last night and used an REI Sitpad for a pillow so that the pad held the fabric off my head and found it worked well. Will be trying the Big Agnes Q...
I'm 5'11", and am trying to figure out how to keep the BN off my head. The EXPED Ergo Combi is reputed to work for tall folk, it may be an option for you. I hope they release a light weight version...
What pad did you use?
Good work, I've been interested in a light synthetic insulated hammock for some time. Looks great, like the venting.
Welcome to the forum! Check out the trip planning for upcoming events.
When you buy your tentstile, you should call Paul & Missy for a custom quilt for it to keep you good and warm. Wonder what a good 0* quilt would cost for that?
See dutch for metal ridgeline hardware, I love the simplicity of his ti bits. I'm a stingerz guy.
These are great for guylines, I wouldn't...
I like the Steamliner because it's light and compact, and gives a good nights rest. The Boone is a very comfortable hammock. I look forward to your post & looking forward to getting it out this fall.
You should be fine with either the Q Core or the Q Core SL. I was fine on the SL last night, I may consider a small foam pad under my shoulders to smooth out the peaks of the pad. I found that with...
Thanks for the video and tip on the tarp "mini-doors". Testing the BA Q Core SL tonight and looking forward to cool weather!
Tested a BA Q Core regular today, it was a little short for my 5'11" frame but the pad worked great, my 5'9" daughter loved it! Tried a Q Core SL long wide and it felt great, will be testing it over...
Congratulations! jlambert94 ENJOY!
Try dehydration if getting up if too much of a chore! No pee bottle fer me!