Search:

Type: Posts; User: T-BACK

Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.03 seconds.

  1. That's exactly how I got my name! I hope you are...

    That's exactly how I got my name! I hope you are on the mend.
  2. Replies
    836
    Views
    207,852

    If you put a metal washer inside the rubber tips...

    If you put a metal washer inside the rubber tips it will keep the conduit from pushing its way through them. Obviously the washer must be the same diameter or a little larger than the conduit.
  3. Thread: Critter Control

    by T-BACK
    Replies
    14
    Views
    1,215

    I have a healthy respect for black bears but I...

    I have a healthy respect for black bears but I have had enough experiences with them under all sorts of circumstances to loose my fear of them. I'm sure there are crazy bears just like there are...
  4. Thread: Going Solo?

    by T-BACK
    Replies
    171
    Views
    12,694

    I mostly solo. I can remember the defenselessness...

    I mostly solo. I can remember the defenselessness I felt when I first started camping by myself. I had to make the transition from an Army Grunt and being suspicious of every movement and sound and...
  5. Replies
    24
    Views
    1,866

    At 6'4" and 260#s, wide shoulders and all, I used...

    At 6'4" and 260#s, wide shoulders and all, I used a HHAE for two and a half years (2003-2005). I was very comfortable in the hammock. The reason I got away from it was that it did not offer enough...
  6. Keeping the stock tarp should not be a problem....

    Keeping the stock tarp should not be a problem. When I was using the stock tarp with my Asym, I never really had an issue with the tarp sagging when I got in the hammock. If you connect the tarp...
  7. Replies
    43
    Views
    5,770

    This was the version I was using back in 2003....

    This was the version I was using back in 2003. It's a Cooke Custom Sewing tarp that I put pole pockets on. I used it with my HH and could pull it back out of the way to stargaze. An extra long line...
  8. Replies
    16
    Views
    1,274

    What you are describing sounds like condensation....

    What you are describing sounds like condensation. Be thankful you were under a tarp and not buttoned up inside a single walled tent. Condensation is always an issue when you are breathing under a...
  9. Replies
    56
    Views
    2,815

    Because of a back injury, I have to pee 5-6 times...

    Because of a back injury, I have to pee 5-6 times a night. I used to just roll over and go from the hammock but now I use a bottle. I find the bottle very convenient (warm in the winter and no bugs...
  10. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,123

    They sure make setting up your tarp in the wind a...

    They sure make setting up your tarp in the wind a lot easier.
  11. Sometimes it amazes me just how well a gray tarp...

    Sometimes it amazes me just how well a gray tarp with safety orange guylines can blend into the wood line. Even more so a secluded little spot where you are trying to relax over a cathole. I've found...
  12. Whoooo Buddy!!!!

    Whoooo Buddy!!!!
  13. Thread: Pillow Question

    by T-BACK
    Replies
    19
    Views
    1,441

    Tis the season for swim wings. If your looking...

    Tis the season for swim wings. If your looking for an inflatable pillow, they don't get much better than these babys. Cut the back band off, under inflate them and they will cradle your head just...
  14. Replies
    2
    Views
    489

    Pa rouse through this thread and see if you can...

    Pa rouse through this thread and see if you can find what you are looking for. Lots of great info.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=15205
  15. Replies
    13
    Views
    2,017

    That's weird, I tried to post this last night but...

    That's weird, I tried to post this last night but I guess it did not go through.
    Anyhoo, my dear wife found where I had put my fan so I would not forget where I put it. :rolleyes: Thanks Honey!
    ...
  16. Isn't "Fellow Females" an oxymoron?:rolleyes:...

    Isn't "Fellow Females" an oxymoron?:rolleyes: Even SOME of us guys are modest around those of the fairer sex. During my thru, I carried a very thin DARK colored wrap (think knee length skirt with...
  17. Replies
    13
    Views
    2,017

    Don't feel bad, it took me quite a bit of...

    Don't feel bad, it took me quite a bit of searching to find them. I could not find my final version today (I haven't used it since last summer) but I will look some more tomorrow. I found some old...
  18. Replies
    13
    Views
    2,017

    I don't have the energy tonight but I'll post a...

    I don't have the energy tonight but I'll post a pic of my ultralight fan tomorrow.
  19. Thread: Threads

    by T-BACK
    Replies
    4
    Views
    486

    The real difference is in the amount of stretch...

    The real difference is in the amount of stretch (think hanging straps). Also, polyester thread is said to have a much higher UV resistance. I use the cheap cones of poly thread from JoAnn's Fabrics...
  20. Replies
    5
    Views
    657

    Sending PM your way!

    Sending PM your way!
  21. Replies
    119
    Views
    9,776

    You have inspired me to to try a DIY silnylon ...

    You have inspired me to to try a DIY silnylon project. You will be missed here my friend. You and your family are in my daily prayers for peace, comfort, and understanding. God bless you.
  22. Thread: good news

    by T-BACK
    Replies
    3
    Views
    440

    I had heard rumors about this through the...

    I had heard rumors about this through the grapevine. Glad to hear they are true. I'll be on the lookout for some more silnylon. If we could only convince them to get some end runs of Cuben...
  23. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,132

    The Coleman tent fan (made to use a single D...

    The Coleman tent fan (made to use a single D cell) can be literally stripped down to just the motor and the blade and to weigh less than 2 oz. w/o battery. It will hang from your ridgeline and run...
  24. Replies
    45
    Views
    4,902

    I used this set up on my thru-hike. It worked...

    I used this set up on my thru-hike. It worked very well. Although it looks bulky, it still compresses very well in the bottom of a pack. The biggest advantage is set up time. Many days I would stop...
  25. Replies
    8
    Views
    602

    Glad you found what you needed!

    Glad you found what you needed!
  26. Replies
    59
    Views
    6,096

    Thanks Fin! That's the kind of info I have been...

    Thanks Fin! That's the kind of info I have been looking for. I did notice that some manufacturers are using 1.5 oz Cuben so there would be no weight advantage but you bring up some other very valid...
  27. Replies
    8
    Views
    602

    Try here. http://tinyurl.com/Sailrite The...

    Try here. http://tinyurl.com/Sailrite The weight is right but I'm unsure about the waterproofness. The price is very good but you might have to DIY a silicone coating. Angry Sparrow mentioned...
  28. Replies
    6
    Views
    782

    That's really going to be a sad memory of...

    That's really going to be a sad memory of Memorial Day weekend for her family.

    As far as Haunta, I know it's not supposed to be in the southeast (just like Lyme Disease :sneaky:) but nothing would...
  29. Replies
    59
    Views
    6,096

    What if you tape the ridge and make a semi-cat...

    What if you tape the ridge and make a semi-cat cut to the tarp. Use the tapered tie out points created by the cut and secure the tie out lines to the tarp with a sheet bend knot. No stitching needed...
  30. Replies
    59
    Views
    6,096

    I started to remove the tape and noticed the tarp...

    I started to remove the tape and noticed the tarp starting to separate so I just smoothed it back down. I used clear duct tape too (that's the only type I carry in my repair kit) and you're right, it...
  31. Replies
    59
    Views
    6,096

    I'll be watching, with interest, to see how well...

    I'll be watching, with interest, to see how well these hold up over time.

    Shug, to me that is one of the strongest arguments for Cuben, the fact that it can be repaired easily in the field. I did...
  32. Replies
    59
    Views
    6,096

    This was my experience. Mine had 8 to 10 holes in...

    This was my experience. Mine had 8 to 10 holes in it before I had hiked 250 miles. I felt like I just couldn't trust it as I prepared to enter the Everglades. I switched to my homemade sil tarp with...
  33. Replies
    59
    Views
    6,096

    It was .48 oz s/y. There is spinnaker fabric that...

    It was .48 oz s/y. There is spinnaker fabric that weighs .5 oz s/y and .75 oz s/y for about $11.00 s/y. If the weight is the same, I am just wondering what the advantage of Cuben is over spinnaker.
  34. Replies
    59
    Views
    6,096

    Durability of Cuben Tarps

    I've been out of the loop for quite some time. I see that a substantial number of you are using Cuben Fiber tarps now. I made one for my long hike and was severely disappointed in it overall....
  35. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,000

    Welcome, You may find that your rectangular...

    Welcome,

    You may find that your rectangular bag might fit over your hammock. Just unzip the foot a little and put your suspension line through the opening. You can push the bag toward the foot,...
  36. Replies
    85
    Views
    6,160

    Plaunius, I've been a member of the forums...

    Plaunius,

    I've been a member of the forums since it was a Yahoo group many moons ago. Unfortunately, I have been away from hammock forums for a couple of years due to some serious health issues...
  37. Replies
    85
    Views
    6,160

    Your right Cannibal. A Speer Test Hammock ...

    Your right Cannibal.

    A Speer Test Hammock
    Surpasses 5,000 Hours of Use !!
    Over 625 Nights
    I believe it was 1.9oz nylon.

    I just don't like the wording of the claims. Where are the "test to...
  38. So sorry to hear what you have been through. In...

    So sorry to hear what you have been through. In contrast to the scene you took in when you found her and the days following, take comfort in the fact that she did not suffer. It is always hard on...
  39. Thread: Bug Nets...

    by T-BACK
    Replies
    20
    Views
    2,272

    I hate velcro too. I usually use a double layer...

    I hate velcro too. I usually use a double layer hammock (also necessary for the bugs here). The layers are only attached at the ends but there's no reason that you couldn't sew one side together...
  40. Replies
    8
    Views
    720

    Welcome aboard. What a great trip! I have a good...

    Welcome aboard. What a great trip! I have a good friend that lives on Skye St. in Deltona. It's a great little city.
  41. Replies
    4
    Views
    1,921

    Alcohol is fine. I use it to clean pine sap off...

    Alcohol is fine. I use it to clean pine sap off of my tarp. You can use rubbing or denatured. It's great for cleaning of dust before you seam seal.
  42. Thanks for the video! Looks like a great place to...

    Thanks for the video! Looks like a great place to hike. One of these days I've got to get up to them there parts.
  43. Replies
    4
    Views
    1,532

    Yep, that's the instructions I used except I...

    Yep, that's the instructions I used except I stitched mine. Thanks Prez!
  44. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,481

    I went through there on my hike from Key West to...

    I went through there on my hike from Key West to Springer Mtn. It is a beautiful place and they do indeed have camping areas. The primative sites are placed along a fairly steep hill. I'm not sure if...
  45. Replies
    4
    Views
    1,532

    I made one of those a while back and sewed it on...

    I made one of those a while back and sewed it on my machine. It has held up very well and after being stuffed over and over has become super soft.
  46. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,647

    Yeah, The tulle can be stiff at first but it...

    Yeah,

    The tulle can be stiff at first but it QUICKLY softens up after being stuffed a few times. Like Rev said, the small mesh has to be used as mosquitos can crawl through the larger mesh. It is...
  47. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,647

    I see you are in NC. You should be fine in...

    I see you are in NC. You should be fine in mosquito netting. It is MUCH cooler than noseeum netting. Even if you get into noseeums they go away at dusk, as do blackflys (not that you have them in...
  48. Thread: Silk Liners

    by T-BACK
    Replies
    20
    Views
    3,319

    I use mine during the warmer months. I got tired...

    I use mine during the warmer months. I got tired of fighting with it so I converted mine to a sheet with a footbox. It's perfect for chasing off that early morning chill.
  49. Replies
    24
    Views
    1,574

    "Hammocks at our Spa in Quebec!!!" Happy...

    "Hammocks at our Spa in Quebec!!!"

    Happy anniversary to you both!

    I wish I had a spa in Quebec :(
  50. Replies
    61
    Views
    4,481

    You know, imitation is the sincerest form of...

    You know, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. All except the hobbling that is :D. If that's what we have in common, God bless you brother!



    That was the one thing I was determined to...
Results 1 to 50 of 341
Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 4