Search:

Type: Posts; User: Gadgetgeek

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. I had an interesting experience a few months back...

    I had an interesting experience a few months back that I think applies here. I was on a canoe trip to a local and well traveled camping area (you paddle up a tidal river to the campsites) We were...
  2. Replies
    4
    Views
    179

    I carry some super glue, sewing stuff, and a few...

    I carry some super glue, sewing stuff, and a few spare buckles and such. also zipties. very useful things those. My kit is a bit heavier than some as I'm more often leading a group, so I might need...
  3. Replies
    51
    Views
    3,733

    Its also a matter of knowing your local species...

    Its also a matter of knowing your local species and which ones are likely to hide danger. A coupe of weeks ago I was helping out with a class, we were in an open tin shed, sort of a small open ended...
  4. I'm using nite-ize reflector line (I tend to hang...

    I'm using nite-ize reflector line (I tend to hang in a group of groundlings) with shock cord tensioners run inline with the cord, instead of a loop. works pretty well for me, especially since I tend...
  5. Replies
    12
    Views
    435

    I get enough stretch in my system just from...

    I get enough stretch in my system just from straps tightening and the knots setting to be enough for me. I've done bits of nylon, and its just no fun, especially once it gets wet.
  6. Replies
    23
    Views
    955

    One thing I've done, especially if I have a bunch...

    One thing I've done, especially if I have a bunch of clothes I know I'll put up and take down together, is do a marlin-spike with a bit of the clothing playing the role of the spike. I start with...
  7. Replies
    6
    Views
    185

    I have run into the same problem here in...

    I have run into the same problem here in Queensland, some of the trees are monsters, both figuratively, and literally (eucalyptus suck) In one case big enough to hang branch to branch, after a very,...
  8. Replies
    24
    Views
    770

    my understanding is that they are not working...

    my understanding is that they are not working rated, just load rated to whatever they are rated to. Add into the fact that that would be a static load rating, and even the soundest of sleeper is...
  9. If you have already purchased the tube webbing,...

    If you have already purchased the tube webbing, and cannot return it, there are a lot of little uses for it in hiking and sports like that. It makes great handles for things, or carry straps. you...
  10. Replies
    73
    Views
    2,628

    The only noises that usually bother me are kids...

    The only noises that usually bother me are kids talking if they haven't gone to sleep when told, the odd koala party, which the kids usually think is wild pigs, or something fighting..... or curlew...
  11. Replies
    13
    Views
    403

    tarp. thats the thing that I got fed up with...

    tarp. thats the thing that I got fed up with first when I spent a couple rainy days living out of my hammock. I did a DIY job, but you should be able find something to suit.
  12. I opted for g-clips instead of dutch-clips under...

    I opted for g-clips instead of dutch-clips under the idea that they should stay stuck to the webbing more easily (I don't want to risk dropping one in the dark) As far as tying the rope straight to...
  13. interesting stuff. So you don't find that the...

    interesting stuff. So you don't find that the cinch buckles chew up the webbing? I was under the (possibly false) impression that cinch buckles were not ideal for long hangs, and that they may wear...
  14. looking for input, high frequency hanger opinions

    Hey there looking for some input, and making sure I'm headed down the right track.

    I'm currently hanging in a HH exped asym zip. My current main use is for work, which can either be setup in a...
  15. Replies
    30
    Views
    1,508

    Has anyone collected the MSDS info for the...

    Has anyone collected the MSDS info for the various brands of permethrin? If all the difference is in the solvent, it should be pretty easy to figure out which is the best for the gear. Personally if...
  16. I ended up with a whole bunch of 1/2 inch nylon...

    I ended up with a whole bunch of 1/2 inch nylon webbing. So I stitched up a daisy chain, about 4 feet long, and that is my gear hanger. wraps around a tree, and I can hang my pack, and any other...
  17. Replies
    14
    Views
    451

    I would say, invest in an AMK heatsheet. Stuff it...

    I would say, invest in an AMK heatsheet. Stuff it into a pocket on your pack. If it all goes to crap, it will get you through the night. They are far better than the wally world ones, and do stand up...
  18. Replies
    7
    Views
    326

    That was my bedroom for work last week, great...

    That was my bedroom for work last week, great location, but the last night was a bit ruined by a combination of what I call screamy-birds (they sound like someones panicked screams) and the koalas...
  19. Replies
    7
    Views
    326

    Slept under it for three nights, got rain on the...

    Slept under it for three nights, got rain on the second day, and just enough wind to pull a peg while I was away, but no real drama. Seems to do the job just fine. ...
  20. Replies
    2
    Views
    220

    Today was productive. Learned a few things. First...

    Today was productive. Learned a few things. First off, bigger is better. My dimensions were far too small. I ended up with a 38 inch wide top quilt. It just doesn't wrap around like I was hoping. Its...
  21. Replies
    10
    Views
    835

    My top quilt designs will also be used on the...

    My top quilt designs will also be used on the ground, or in other circumstances. I'm also not going to be going super cold (and my insulation will hopefully be super overkill) that said, its pretty...
  22. Replies
    31
    Views
    2,079

    I have both of the AMK bivies, the regular mylar...

    I have both of the AMK bivies, the regular mylar one, and the "fabric" one. I keep them as backups, and have had to use them. Sometimes its enough to just use it over or under as a wind shield....
  23. Replies
    7
    Views
    326

    A sharp needle helps! I'll find out how well it...

    A sharp needle helps! I'll find out how well it worked, but it looks promising, at least in the short term. I'm not too worried about the long term, as it is a prototype, but I don't see any reason...
  24. Replies
    7
    Views
    326

    Its just like home renos

    So I'm kinda figuring out my "penta-tarp" idea, and so far I've screwed up about every way I can. Luckily the sil-nylon I got is pretty even on both sides (part of the problem, I didn't start cutting...
  25. The way I came at it for my UQ projects is that...

    The way I came at it for my UQ projects is that while a shaped UQ is probably more efficient, less "wasted" space and weight, at least as far as insulation that isn't needed, Its going to be much...
  26. Replies
    2
    Views
    220

    finally started!

    Got some stuff from Simon over at Tier, and got a UQ built!I would give my stitching a D+, my skills are a bit rusty.
    Outer is some red/orange argon90 (this stuff is awesome, I'm stoked to use it...
  27. One thing that has been alluded to by lots of the...

    One thing that has been alluded to by lots of the posts, but not really talked about directly is conditioning to temps. I have a buddy who can operate year round in the canadian prairies in short...
  28. Replies
    6
    Views
    372

    Yeah it will probably stretch at least some. Even...

    Yeah it will probably stretch at least some. Even if its not nylon, it will take some tension to tighten up the weave. I would guess it wouldn't stretch more than a few percent, but unless it was...
  29. Replies
    3
    Views
    304

    I've made the same mistake. now I have lots of...

    I've made the same mistake. now I have lots of assorted nylon webbing for things.
  30. Totally mostly off topic, but I've also got one...

    Totally mostly off topic, but I've also got one of his cuben wallets. I have the original, in black. Very nice work. Its holding up very nicely, but I don't pocket carry my wallet anymore (it lives...
  31. I feel like its possible to go to sleep too warm,...

    I feel like its possible to go to sleep too warm, and have your metabolism drop more than needed. I have no proof for this, beyond my own informal testing. maybe starting with less, but having...
  32. Replies
    12
    Views
    610

    The trek is the Conondale great walk. The BOM...

    The trek is the Conondale great walk. The BOM archive puts the record low at right around 0 for that time of year. Wind shouldn't be much of a problem, as its quite wooded.
    As much as I joke about...
  33. Replies
    12
    Views
    610

    If all other things were equal, is thicker better...

    If all other things were equal, is thicker better than longer? my logic tells me that more coverage is better than less, but is that really the case?
  34. Replies
    12
    Views
    610

    Unfortunately Simon only stocks 2.1 and 4 oz at...

    Unfortunately Simon only stocks 2.1 and 4 oz at the moment, and adding another layer will greatly increase cost.
    I would be more concerned if I was going to be looking at a consistent low temp, but...
  35. Replies
    12
    Views
    610

    I inappropriately abbreviated, climashield Apex...

    I inappropriately abbreviated, climashield Apex is the planned insulation.
  36. Replies
    12
    Views
    610

    TQ and UQ plan, what have I missed?

    So I'm designing myself a cold weather TQ and UQ for a trip coming up in July. (apparently austraila does get winter, and where I'm going it might crawl down to 30f/-1c as a worst case overnight)
    I...
  37. Replies
    7
    Views
    334

    Thanks for the info guys, its making this project...

    Thanks for the info guys, its making this project seem much simpler, and since my only cheaper option was cannibalizing cheap sleeping bags, I think this will go very well... I hope. I'm going to...
  38. Replies
    2
    Views
    280

    What I did was just a channel on each side (I...

    What I did was just a channel on each side (I left the edges raw, but you could make it neat and do nice rolled hems) I then cut a hole in each channel at the center point. I also did a channel on...
  39. I use the stock HH setup, with the addition of a...

    I use the stock HH setup, with the addition of a spare length of 1 inch webbing for extension (or wrapping really big trees) and a couple biners and a ring. Mostly because its what I have, and it...
  40. Replies
    7
    Views
    334

    Cool, thanks. I'm thinking I'll try to keep a...

    Cool, thanks. I'm thinking I'll try to keep a single piece for the underquilt, and use the scraps for the top. Seems to make sense in my head anyway.
  41. Replies
    7
    Views
    334

    climashield scraps/quilting

    Is there any reason to worry about keeping one continuous piece in a TQ or UQ or is it fine to just mesh chunks together to make the thing work? Trying to plan out my purchase and not over-buy. also...
  42. Replies
    7
    Views
    354

    If I get the climashield, it will be from Tier at...

    If I get the climashield, it will be from Tier at 23 something. I might go try raid some of the local thrift shops for sleeping bags to cannibalize first. although the fill in them, if I can find any...
  43. Replies
    7
    Views
    354

    So, I threw together the UQP, just measured out...

    So, I threw together the UQP, just measured out roughly the length of my hammock, Left the fabric full width.
    Channeled each side, 3mm shock cord in each end, 2mm shock in the sides, with an opening...
  44. Replies
    7
    Views
    354

    I'm not planning on doing a top-cover as I'm...

    I'm not planning on doing a top-cover as I'm trying to strike a balance between ventilation, and warm weather wind chill. As for condensation, I'll just have to take the risk, but I'm hoping that...
  45. Replies
    7
    Views
    354

    DIY UQP needs a suggestion

    I got some cheap "PU" coated "Nylon" ripstop from china to play with. Its not fully waterproof, but seems like its at least DWR or something. Anyway, I'm going to make myself a UQP to go with my HH...
  46. Replies
    12
    Views
    881

    From all my experience trying to kill off problem...

    From all my experience trying to kill off problem trees, ringing a tree is the best way to kill it. taking all the bark off in a strip will normally do the job. Damage to a single spot just gets...
  47. Replies
    50
    Views
    2,273

    I take it you've never met someone with a sleep...

    I take it you've never met someone with a sleep number bed? you think hangers are a cult, they have meetings, and their own social network! But if you have to convince yourself that a 400$ air...
  48. Replies
    5
    Views
    332

    Thanks for the link. I've got a few different...

    Thanks for the link. I've got a few different bits of gear that are all "dwr" but all look different hence my confusion. but your cover is an air permeable fabric, yes?
  49. Also, localizing the insecticide means less need...

    Also, localizing the insecticide means less need for wide area spraying, which is a good thing. Every little bit helps, wonder when it will hit the consumer market?
  50. Replies
    22
    Views
    938

    I've learned that there are lots of great folks...

    I've learned that there are lots of great folks who want to share their experience. There are also lots of room to be a beginner here and you don't need to be an Everest vet to be able to pitch in. I...
Results 1 to 50 of 62
Page 1 of 2 1 2