Search:

Type: Posts; User: DanglingModifier

Page 1 of 16 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.07 seconds.

  1. Donating Member subforum suggestion - improve the experience for HF newbies

    More carrot, less stick - where off-topic threads created by non-donating members are concerned.

    Problem: New blood routinely posts on subjects that are not specifically hammock related. The posts...
  2. Replies
    4
    Views
    126

    Looks like it was a great hike neighbor!

    Looks like it was a great hike neighbor!
  3. Replies
    39
    Views
    1,045

    I had the same experience growing up in the...

    I had the same experience growing up in the northeast. We had wood ticks around when I was a kid, but nobody ever saw deer ticks.

    There are more ticks now, covering a wider range than they did in...
  4. Replies
    39
    Views
    1,045

    I bought Sawyer last time, but regretted it once...

    I bought Sawyer last time, but regretted it once I compared prices and volumes against alternatives. It's sold for cattle and horse bug treatment and IIRC it is much cheaper if you buy it...
  5. Patents are designed to protect intellectual...

    Patents are designed to protect intellectual property holders from having their ideas stolen and reproduced.

    Patents are granted for new inventions or innovations. Just like the wheel, hammocks...
  6. Replies
    24
    Views
    722

    These straps go to 11.

    These straps go to 11.
  7. Replies
    6
    Views
    262

    That's starting to push it a little, but you...

    That's starting to push it a little, but you should have at least six inches of coverage beyond each end. You'll definitely want to pitch the tarp pretty close down to the hammock to get adequate...
  8. Replies
    5
    Views
    373

    They seem to be stretching the definition of...

    They seem to be stretching the definition of "hammock" by a large margin. Where I grew up we called that a pool float.
  9. Replies
    6
    Views
    262

    A tarp 10' or longer should work just fine with...

    A tarp 10' or longer should work just fine with no problems with a 10' hammock. Keep in mind the hammock isn't totally flat when hung, so it comes in at a lot less than 10' in operation. With an 83...
  10. Replies
    24
    Views
    1,105

    One of the several pads I tried in my Warbonnet...

    One of the several pads I tried in my Warbonnet XLC 1.1 DL was the cheap wide Walmart blue egg crate type pad. It stayed in place fairly well, but didn't have the width to keep my shoulders and arms...
  11. Replies
    3
    Views
    219

    You would have been warmer with a down sweater,...

    You would have been warmer with a down sweater, but quite likely not enough to be comfortable. Trade the down for a wool one and it would make a much bigger difference. A down sweater is going to...
  12. The shelf on the Blackbird becomes a lot more...

    The shelf on the Blackbird becomes a lot more useful and shelf-like (less kangaroo pouch-like) once that side is tied out.
  13. The honest truth is I don't think anyone here...

    The honest truth is I don't think anyone here knows if/when some topical abrasion represents any measurable threat to the health of the tree. Even if we had more than speculation, accurate answers...
  14. Replies
    4
    Views
    235

    And a couple have come up for resale already on...

    And a couple have come up for resale already on the For Sale forum.

    I'd love to see one in person.
  15. I don't know what TV wrap looks like, so I'm...

    I don't know what TV wrap looks like, so I'm looking forward to seeing your project if you take some pics!
  16. Science, yay! I can't quite make out how the...

    Science, yay!

    I can't quite make out how the scale is attached to the tree or strap. Is the strap from the scale going under the top of the tree strap(s) circumventing the limb? Also did you...
  17. Nonsense. Foul. Boo! Not true! We have plenty of...

    Nonsense. Foul. Boo! Not true! We have plenty of science at work here. Terribly bad, poorly executed, built-on-plenty-of-false-assumptions, never-stand-up-in-court science.

    From Google:

    ...
  18. Maybe trying it with your arm meat would be a...

    Maybe trying it with your arm meat would be a good idea? :rolleyes:
  19. Don't sell yourself short. It didn't take much...

    Don't sell yourself short. It didn't take much for me to be convinced two wraps of a 1/2" strap is not the same as using a 1" strap.

    Then I started to focus on if two or more wraps of any strap...
  20. Replies
    30
    Views
    1,170

    This was the case for me for sure. I don't...

    This was the case for me for sure. I don't normally fall asleep on my back, and rarely sleep on it for much of the night, so despite the hammock being incredibly comfortable it just felt odd being on...
  21. I never actually tried two loops. I did several...

    I never actually tried two loops. I did several to amplify whatever effects might be present. I also used 1" tree straps.

    I don't think there was much in the way of experimental bias in play for...
  22. Hah! I'm looking forward to meeting some of you...

    Hah! I'm looking forward to meeting some of you guys one of these days so we can attempt to defy the laws of gravity together! Based on our demonstrated understanding of physics one or two of us will...
  23. Dang it Boston, you distracted gmcttr from having...

    Dang it Boston, you distracted gmcttr from having a return volley to my last post! :lol: :lol: :lol:
  24. Link to math puzzle post I promised...

    Link to math puzzle post I promised.
  25. Totally with you here, and I agree. No matter...

    Totally with you here, and I agree. No matter what there will be the same total net force pushing the tree towards the hammock. The question is if some of that force can be distributed across more of...
  26. Replies
    2
    Views
    253

    He stopped taking orders due to health issues...

    He stopped taking orders due to health issues.

    Edit: Looks like you answered your own question as I typed this up
  27. I surmised that the padding of wraps under wraps...

    I surmised that the padding of wraps under wraps makes a difference, but I'm unconvinced it makes the entire difference.

    The inner wrapped section in your photos shows less pressure than the leg,...
  28. In that scenario you are the instrument for...

    In that scenario you are the instrument for measurement. If something feels like it digs in to you more, then it would dig in to a tree more as well. Exactly how much "more" might not really matter...
  29. IMO, the easiest way to make a case for multiple...

    IMO, the easiest way to make a case for multiple wraps is not to fumble with our rusty physics or math skills and expect to convince other equally rusty people, but to use some hypothetical real...
  30. Replies
    5
    Views
    238

    This...

    This may help you some.

    The short answer is that a structural ridgeline on your hammock will be supporting some percentage of your weight. How tautly you pitch will determine if that percentage...
  31. I didn't realize it wasn't common knowledge by...

    I didn't realize it wasn't common knowledge by now that this stuff performs exactly as advertised from both a repelling and a wicking perspective. It isn't hype.

    Hydrophobic treatment is a game...
  32. Replies
    44
    Views
    1,817

    Things are exponentially easier if you can find...

    Things are exponentially easier if you can find one solid attachment point. One strut (monopod, bipod, whatever) is a LOT easier to handle than two. My experience has been that the anchor is always...
  33. Replies
    44
    Views
    1,817

    This. I edited out of my last post something...

    This. I edited out of my last post something along the lines of "If it was a simple thing to figure out (lightweight treeless hanging) we would have a product available to do it already. The HH stand...
  34. Replies
    44
    Views
    1,817

    You'd need some good rocks, in the right place,...

    You'd need some good rocks, in the right place, with the right amount of guy lines, straps and climbing gear. As a rule I wouldn't leave stakes at home and count on reliably finding the right rocks...
  35. It'd hold great. Not as well as around a dowel,...

    It'd hold great. Not as well as around a dowel, but it should certainly hold as good or better than it holds on a rope that is its own diameter, and we do that routinely. You just need a long enough...
  36. Replies
    44
    Views
    1,817

    Very impressive! It's no mean feat getting it...

    Very impressive! It's no mean feat getting it working with an 11' XLC with the stock ridgeline still on the hammock. It probably would have been much easier if I removed the ridgeline and pulled the...
  37. Replies
    44
    Views
    1,817

    Your HH stand has found a good home, I promise....

    Your HH stand has found a good home, I promise. Someone was admiring it in my neighborhood park a couple weeks ago. It was a windy day and they thought I was building the world's biggest kite.
  38. Replies
    8
    Views
    306

    Glad you had a good experience. Keep in mind...

    Glad you had a good experience. Keep in mind Brandon can and does try to keep an inventory of SF tarps while he doesn't necessarily keep an inventory of different styles and shapes of hammocks. So if...
  39. Replies
    17
    Views
    1,005

    Most of us don't worry about any minimal abrasion...

    Most of us don't worry about any minimal abrasion of the trees from our tarp ridgeline, but we absolutely do take steps to minimize it with our hammock suspensions. If it is a major concern for you...
  40. Replies
    44
    Views
    1,817

    Quite a few people submitted to the thread as I...

    Quite a few people submitted to the thread as I was typing my book-length response to the OP.

    Getting an 11' hammock working with the HH struts is a pretty big challenge. I've successfully hung...
  41. Replies
    44
    Views
    1,817

    If there are good rocks where you hike I'd look...

    If there are good rocks where you hike I'd look to inexpensive climbing gear first as an alternate way to hang. Climbing nuts are nice and light weight. Extra rope or webbing to secure an attachment...
  42. No, I think I just transposed my 1/8 and 3/32 due...

    No, I think I just transposed my 1/8 and 3/32 due to a math fail. In that case I started with 1/8, and my 1/8 barely fit in a mini cord lock. I then bought 3/32 for future use but didn't bother...
  43. It hasn't posed a problem for me. It would...

    It hasn't posed a problem for me.

    It would definitely be harder to reach the zipper if it was much closer to the end of the hammock. I think the position chosen was a compromise that favors access...
  44. My local REI only had 3/32 last year when I was...

    My local REI only had 3/32 last year when I was in a rush for some, and I ended up in the same boat as you.

    You can use it most anywhere you might have used 1/8 if you don't mind the extra...
  45. Somebody beat me to it...

    Somebody beat me to it...
  46. I'm all for deleting a post or posts that...

    I'm all for deleting a post or posts that violates the TOS when a thread derails, but killing a whole thread seems like overkill and a loss of good information. I know we need to consider the efforts...
  47. Prepper vs UL hiker thread - nuked?

    Can't find it. It was an entertaining and informative read despite there being some inevitable mudslinging. Perhaps it went further downhill after my last read.

    If it got nuked, why did that...
  48. At that budget you'll likely need to look for a...

    At that budget you'll likely need to look for a used or on-sale synthetic underquilt, a PLUQ or stick with a pad-based system. Look up "segmented pad extender" or SPE for more ways to make a pad more...
  49. Listen to grannypat about practicing at home,...

    Listen to grannypat about practicing at home, ideally in cold enough conditions to mimic what you'll see on the trail. It's much easier to get cold in a hammock at night than in a tent.

    Type of...
  50. Do you have a particular budget in mind? Are you...

    Do you have a particular budget in mind? Are you a backpacker or a car camper?

    Without knowing more about you it might be worth doing searches for the term "PLUQ" here on the forum for an...
Results 1 to 50 of 772
Page 1 of 16 1 2 3 4