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  1. Sorry for the confusion on my last post. My...

    Sorry for the confusion on my last post. My wife's mother, aunt, and sister will be at my house all weekend so kayaking in thunderstorms and high winds sounds like a great place to be:) I will be...
  2. I walked out in the garage and my kayak said it...

    I walked out in the garage and my kayak said it was tired of being inside all winter. I probably will be there Friday after work.

    It could be a short day on Friday:)
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    Maybe a version of this with longer uprights for...

    Maybe a version of this with longer uprights for better hanging angle


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw5LXR-W9nc
  4. Don't let Dutch fool anyone with these...

    Don't let Dutch fool anyone with these drawings.....he just does them to see her have the fun of drawing them out:)
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    Steve I am so sorry, Prayers for your family

    Steve I am so sorry, Prayers for your family
  6. Great report and feedback! Sounds like you are...

    Great report and feedback! Sounds like you are still having an adventure.

    Glad the summer insulation worked for you:)
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    Triangle Thingies work best with netted hammocks....

    Triangle Thingies work best with netted hammocks. Going directly to your ridgeline is the best solution for no net hammocks.

    The guy that thought those things up intended them to be easy on the...
  8. Zpacks Cuben Tape...

    Zpacks Cuben Tape

    Scotch Transparent Duct Tape

    Either will work in the field for small tears or holes. If you use an alcohol stove take some of the alcohol and clean the area to be repaired....
  9. You want to use minimal tape and offset...

    You want to use minimal tape and offset transitions from additional layers (offset front and back reinforcements). Any transition becomes the weak link so don't add any additional tape other than...
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    With the 4423 that is true. There is an auto...

    With the 4423 that is true. There is an auto adjust spring that will wear out and need replaced after a couple years. This is the main item that normally wears out causing all kinds of issues and...
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    That is a great deal! I understand that the...

    That is a great deal! I understand that the older sewing machines are made better but these can do a lot of DIY projects with less hassle on bobbin adjustments etc for the novice sewer. I have a...
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    Good job on the video! Thanks for letting me...

    Good job on the video! Thanks for letting me hang out for a night. You could have left my comment about not falling and the subsequent fall on my --- out though.

    Hope to hit the trail with you...
  13. The state of NEO. Now that would be an...

    The state of NEO. Now that would be an interesting place:)
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    You will be happy with the green being...

    You will be happy with the green being translucent enough and with the HG tarp.
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    Great looking project! Like the idea of cuben as...

    Great looking project! Like the idea of cuben as second layer with plan of using a pad.

    Best thing about this thread is that Grizz and WV chimed in......reminds me of a time the forum was...
  16. You are worrying too much:) Go have fun. By the...

    You are worrying too much:) Go have fun. By the time she wakes up and notices any condensation it will be time to get moving and you are not worried about a second night.

    I remember those trips...
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    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/297-Combined-sleeping-bag-temperature-rating
  18. Yeah, I have to make fun of myself a little since...

    Yeah, I have to make fun of myself a little since I was on the "other" side of this discussion. Today I received an XYZ product not hammock related but the one item I needed (wanted) to finalize my...
  19. I was just posting my thoughts on the subject....

    I was just posting my thoughts on the subject. Nothing personal:)




    But it really has turned into calling out 1 or 2 vendors instead of the market as a whole. There are only a couple...
  20. Just in keeping with the theme of stating facts,...

    Just in keeping with the theme of stating facts, you did start this thread before emailing the vendor based on post #1 & #3. You did email them before ordering to verify the weight and it was...
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    Looks good....just needs some trail time to break...

    Looks good....just needs some trail time to break it in:)
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    The problem with creating a loop like this is...

    The problem with creating a loop like this is that the tape holds really well in sheer (straight pull) but will peel off easily. The loop will peel off on the side the shock cord is pulling without...
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    In this application you can make the holes so...

    In this application you can make the holes so that the arc bar takes the stress. I would just tape it and cut a small hole in that area. I assume you will go under the bar with the shock cord then...
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    Old thread with formula for stacking quilts...

    Old thread with formula for stacking quilts compliments of Pan from JRB

    Actually the link above links to even older threads :) I must be getting old to remember these. It is also interesting to...
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    With a 0 degree UQ why would you want to pull all...

    With a 0 degree UQ why would you want to pull all that downy warmth away from you? Ditch the pull outs and eliminate any issues with pulling off shoulder etc. If the bug net bothers you just flip...
  26. Quote from introduction thread for the Hammock...

    Quote from introduction thread for the Hammock Anchor October 26, 2014




    Post made by Dutch September 10, 2007

    I have quoted part of it below. You can follow the link to get a glimpse of...
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    Link from Post #15 in this thread :)

    Link from Post #15 in this thread :)
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    Great Video! Looks like a nice trip and little...

    Great Video! Looks like a nice trip and little drier than the PMT.

    Also looks like you got "roched" on the saw and All American Burger Wrap:)


    I would blame Grapenut on the suspension problem...
  29. I have been on a "godawful night on the...

    I have been on a "godawful night on the godforsaken mountain" so the only reason I would go again is to hang again with my rowdy friends ........

    So count me in, the company is looking pretty...
  30. Good luck this season. I remember the hum of...

    Good luck this season. I remember the hum of sewing machines going all night.

    Great call on spending time with family and about those pajama pants .......
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    This trip ended up being a scouting trip for the...

    This trip ended up being a scouting trip for the next attempt in the spring. I know that Riv and I are going again to finish what we started. We know we have great support and re-supply help in the...
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    I was impressed that you remembered those quilts!...

    I was impressed that you remembered those quilts! Looking forward to your version when you get around to it "some" day. I have lots of projects that are on the "some" day list:)
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    No returns, but the trash guy that thinks he has...

    No returns, but the trash guy that thinks he has found a nice oil change container in the can at the river takeout ...............
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    WV does have a good memory:D Leigh used this on...

    WV does have a good memory:D Leigh used this on TQ's with great success. They were some of the warmest TQ's I have used. The sides were synthetic and the top karo baffles with down. The only...
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    Wish I was back on the Roanoke for a couple more...

    Wish I was back on the Roanoke for a couple more days. Great company and scenery!

    Nice video with a little time warping or just a bottle of Scotch while making it?:)
  36. I know the guy that came up with those things. ...

    I know the guy that came up with those things. They were originally made to go on the Blackbird. He really over thought those. You can do the same thing with a triangle of cord with some loops on...
  37. FS: Last bump before keeping

    Last bump before keeping
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    Round off the corners when you patch it. I would...

    Round off the corners when you patch it. I would only patch on the outside. If you do decide to do both sides, off set the edges of the patches to keep from making a "hard" edge that will be the...
  39. FS: VARGO stove SOLD One time price drop on...

    VARGO stove SOLD

    One time price drop on Firefly to $40 shipped.
  40. FS: PM sent Vargo stove SPF to lostagain

    PM sent

    Vargo stove SPF to lostagain
  41. FS: bump for the day

    bump for the day
  42. FS: Wood Stoves - Titanium Vargo Hexagon and Firefly Non Flex Port

    Sold Pending Funds
    ​Vargo Titanium Hexagon Wood Stove
    4 oz (4.6 oz in case)

    Stove has been used a few times. It has been modified for better air flow with holes in each panel

    Information on...
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    VIDEO: Pine Mountain Trail KY/VA Oct 2014

    Random video of our trip on the Pine Mountain Trail on the KY/VA stateline. A small but great group of hammock hangers hiked parts of the PMT during the week of October 5th. We had some great...
  44. Who is that old man I saw in the video with the...

    Who is that old man I saw in the video with the zip off legs that a "real" hiker would not wear?

    Great job, enjoyed hanging with you and hope to get another chance in the future.

    Remember...
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    Good chance that the cord is not threaded in the...

    Good chance that the cord is not threaded in the line loc correctly
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    In my experience they will all work but once you...

    In my experience they will all work but once you go past the 45" width you need to pay attention to the center area of the hammock. The bridge forms an hour glass shape and if your wider quilt is...
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    FOUND: Hope you found a "heavy" pack cover so we can...

    Hope you found a "heavy" pack cover so we can keep up with you in a few weeks!:)
  48. +1 on what gmcttr said Laying my BoneFire...

    +1 on what gmcttr said

    Laying my BoneFire hammock right now. This is one of his latest models. Insulation is just perfect from top of head to heels.
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    Looks good and just in time for hunting season;)

    Looks good and just in time for hunting season;)
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    I am not sure that the 61.69" is really enough to...

    I am not sure that the 61.69" is really enough to begin with. You need to add 1" of fabric width per chamber to get chamber loft of 3.5" with a 3" baffle. How many chambers do you plan on having?...
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