+1 for Moroccan Blue.
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+1 for Moroccan Blue.
I don't think the Fluid is made specially for kids. ULA does make packs for kids. See http://www.ula-equipment.com/product_p/circuit.htm
Edit: I'm withdrawing my offer for the Fluid backpack.
I have a brand new Mountain Hardwear Fluid 32 bought in August 2014. I have never used it, but it is a beautiful, high-quality, solid pack. The color is "bay blue" as shown in the picture below, and...
How did you find that "HG usually makes the best UQ per dollar value"? My calculations give different results. Let's compare the HG 40º Phoenix UQ with the UGQ 40º Zeppelin UQ.
Phoenix = ...
Dharma Trading is a good outfit:
Zip ties can do the job. Make the cut end as smooth as possible by filing/sanding (or heating?).
TQ sold, payment received, thread can be closed, thank you!
16.3 ounces. It has ONE metal snap at the upper end of the velcro strip that creates the footbox.
Selling 35-degree top quilt in perfect condition. Bought directly from MAMW in August of last year. It has not seen any use at all, and it is essentially brand new. Here are the specs:
I'll take the kitchen sink.
Here's another video explaining the complete snap set:
And a tutorial of how to install them:...
Here's an (old, old) thread I found a while ago from someone named Bill Fornshell, who was successful at using a silk hammock long-term, using 8 mm (momme) (very thin) habotai silk
"Why silk for a...
Try pushing the shepherd hooks more deeply into the ground, as far as they can go - bang them with a stick or rock when they are almost all the way in. Be careful that you don't bang on the tie-outs,...
Here's a great review by an AT thru-hiker:
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I have owned two CF tarps, one HG with doors, and one Zpacks standard. I still have one of them and yet can mention a few characteristics that some people may consider disadvantages:
Wilderness Logics Tadpole tarp in like-new condition. No tears, rips, stains, etc. Forest green color, with side panel pulls, seam-sealed. Stuff sack included, no tie-outs. The tadpole is a great...
Here's another thread regarding making an UQ with Climashield. It seems that making side channels is not that important, and just hanging the UQ from the four corners might work OK. This would save...
The diagonal is very important. It's purpose it to make the hammock fabric as flat as possible under you. If you lie in a straight line, following the default shape of the hammock (aka banana...
Hiking/camping hammocks are generally made from light-weight synthetic fabrics such as nylon or polyester. For bed-replacement, you'll probably be better off with a hammock made of a natural material...
A while ago I collected a few comments from Tadpole owners:
I have had mine for almost a year now and took it out of the stuff sack and hung it in Maine for 2 1/2 months last summer. The first...
UQ for Indoor Hang
Even when indoors, you may still need an UQ for comfort and convenience. Here are a couple of ways to do it:
Non-DIY option: 1-Season Jarbidge...
Here's what I use indoors. Beautiful and so comfortable! it's long so make sure you've enough space to hang it:
Edit: Had a...
On the head side, your suspension seems to be at a 60° angle. This would make the distance between the hammock ridgeline and the bottom of the hammock wider than normal. For an analogy, you're trying...
I'll take it.
Welcome! The Yellow River Forest seems like a good place for hammocks. See more info here:
I'll take the Phoenix UQ.
After some trial and error I finally found the issue, and was able to complete the main body of the UQ.
I made three adjustments: longer stitch length, greater thread tension, and making sure to...
Thanks for the needle advice Bubba... found an old (2010) thread that covers the exact problem I'm having... and a helpful newer thread with some construction suggestions... below:
I can do zigzag patterns... does that answer the question?
Thanks for the suggestion.
I have a cheap Brother... I have sewn straps with it... never had issues until the CS.
Schmetz Universal 130/705 H 80/12.
Yes, that's how I am doing it too. Thanks for the suggestion.
Requesting help from experienced hands at Climashield:
My UQ project has come to a screeching halt because my thread...
This thru-hiker describes his hammock setup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sTft2mLI0k
You could adjust the UQP so that it is tight against the hammock, and place a piece of Climashield in between. At 60 degrees, you could probably get away with a piece that only protects your torso,...
The original article with a couple of nice images can be seen at:
Down insulation is...
Payment received, thread can be closed, thanks.
Great hammock with integrated bugnet, never slept-on, like-new condition. 11 feet long and 62 inches wide, weights 22 oz. 1.1 double layer with opening for pad, rated at 250 pounds. Green color....
OK, now it is clear, thanks!
Thanks for sharing, great diagram...
Could you give more details about how to sew the strips that will eventually form the side and top channels?
Is the turning inside out trick to hide the...
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38"... added size in opening post, thanks.
Like-new cuben fiber rain kilt. Size 38", weights 1.9 oz. Sells for $59 plus $4 shipping at Zpacks. Yours for $56 shipped CONUS.
See it at: http://zpacks.com/accessories/cloudkilt.shtml
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The hammock is just one of the shelter elements needed for hammock camping. If you're planning anything longer than a day hike you will need:
1. A hammock and the suspension to hang it.
2. A tarp...
How much CS would I need to make a 60x44" summer weight underquilt? And how much fabric (argon)?
See this thread, and on post 36 you'll find info on the best hammock I have found for indoor use.