Search:

Type: Posts; User: CVKealey

Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.06 seconds.

  1. Generally speaking, air itself is a terrible...

    Generally speaking, air itself is a terrible insulator of heat. At least, *loose" air, like that potentially between your hammock and UQ. Down and other insulating materials work by creating...
  2. I'm not familiar with the UQ you have, but most...

    I'm not familiar with the UQ you have, but most utilize shock cord and cord locks for adjustment purposes. You can adjust (to some extent) the amount of heat retained by "venting" them. That is,...
  3. Replies
    3
    Views
    282

    I don't think it's as much of an "increase in...

    I don't think it's as much of an "increase in temperature" as it is a "minimizing of temperature loss". It makes it seem warmer by blocking the breeze, sort of like taking "wind chill" out of the...
  4. Replies
    3
    Views
    282

    I use mine if I know it's going to be windy or in...

    I use mine if I know it's going to be windy or in really cold (sub-freezing) weather. However, I just have it fully deployed/zipped out. I have not tried "adjusting" it to improve ventilation, mainly...
  5. Replies
    137
    Views
    37,987

    I have one from Hammock Gear (~3.5 oz) that I...

    I have one from Hammock Gear (~3.5 oz) that I take with me on most trips. Also an Apex one from SLD that I use when I donate platelets at the Red Cross. My (not-so) puffy (Outdoor Vitals Loftek)...
  6. Recycling damaged gear (not worth repairing)

    I have a Onetigris Roamer Lite pack that I bought about 18 months ago for $60 from Amazon. I've used it maybe a half dozen times, only twice for actual hiking. When I got home from a hike yesterday,...
  7. Thread: Down booties?

    by CVKealey
    Replies
    23
    Views
    2,104

    Funny you replied to this today. Last night I was...

    Funny you replied to this today. Last night I was wishing I'd made the investment. Did 5 miles, about 1/5 of which was just-above-freezing swamp and my boots and socks were soaked. It took me hours...
  8. Modular (add on piece) trail winder weight?

    I could pester Jared, but figured I'd give him a break and crowdsource an answer here. To anyone who has gotten an add on for their TW, could you let me know the weight of the mod itself, along with...
  9. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,371

    Well, the odds apparently were never in my favor...

    Well, the odds apparently were never in my favor for this trip. On my way to the turnpike, I got rear-ended sitting at a traffic light. Thankfully not much damage to my truck (basically just the...
  10. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,371

    I was waffling between OLP, the Loyalsock Link...

    I was waffling between OLP, the Loyalsock Link loop and the Black Forest Trail (the shortened "north" loop). Not sure I'm in shape for the BFT, but maybe by next spring/summer.
  11. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,371

    Actually, I kind of hate there and back hikes......

    Actually, I kind of hate there and back hikes... retreading the same steps on one trip just isn't as interesting. So, I've decided to try the Old Loggers Path this weekend. Planning to be at the...
  12. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,371

    It looks like I might have waited a bit too long...

    It looks like I might have waited a bit too long for the shuttle service. Pine Creek Outfitters is "closed" for the season (apparently open "by appointment"). I've sent them an email and message...
  13. Replies
    39
    Views
    2,749

    I'd be using the same tarp, lines and stakes in...

    I'd be using the same tarp, lines and stakes in either case, so I didn't include it in the weights.

    Also, if the forecast stays as it is (30s overnight with intermittent rain and wind), I might...
  14. Replies
    39
    Views
    2,749

    The sun was out and I had no meetings, so I took...

    The sun was out and I had no meetings, so I took a long lunch to set the Haven up and give it a go. First, it does work on my turtledog-style stand, but hangs a bit low for my taste. I'll have to...
  15. Replies
    39
    Views
    2,749

    So, by ditching the bug net (shouldn't need that...

    So, by ditching the bug net (shouldn't need that with daytime highs in the 50s) and swapping the suspension (which isn't THAT much lighter than the Haven straps, but is far more versatile, being 7'...
  16. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,371

    Normally I'm suspicious about discussing the...

    Normally I'm suspicious about discussing the weather forecast before a trip, but in this case, I'm not sure it could get much worse. I guess I'll be "embracing the suck".

    187017
  17. Replies
    39
    Views
    2,749

    Right now, temps should be above freezing, so...

    Right now, temps should be above freezing, so hopefully the insulated pad will be warm enough. I'll have to fiddle with components to optimize the weight. The Haven straps are actually pretty light...
  18. Replies
    39
    Views
    2,749

    Unfortunately, no. It's been cold, windy and...

    Unfortunately, no. It's been cold, windy and rainy here. Not ideal hammock weather. I have practiced inflating the pad and discovered that I really did need that tiny little air pump that Facebook...
  19. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,371

    So, life got in the way and this trip didn't...

    So, life got in the way and this trip didn't happen when planned. However, I've got some vacation time to use and planning to go next weekend (11/12 - 15). Fingers crossed nothing gets in the way...
  20. Replies
    16
    Views
    1,113

    I added small shock cord loops on both of mine to...

    I added small shock cord loops on both of mine to line up with the UQ hooks on my hammocks, just on the left shoulder side and right foot side. Have not had it slip off since.


    Sent from my moto...
  21. Replies
    39
    Views
    2,749

    My Haven XL arrived today, but it's probably...

    My Haven XL arrived today, but it's probably going to be a while until I can try it out. Too darn busy with work and the like :thumbdown:.

    Interestingly, I ordered it sans rainfly but they still...
  22. Replies
    16
    Views
    1,113

    I have two, one each in 20 and 40 degree range....

    I have two, one each in 20 and 40 degree range. They fit well on my GE hammocks and pack well. However, in my experience, they don't perform to their advertised temp range (at least for me). Example:...
  23. Replies
    15
    Views
    817

    Ok, I bit the bullet and placed an order for a...

    Ok, I bit the bullet and placed an order for a green XL. Hopefully it arrives in time for a scout training I'll be attending the first weekend of December.

    Sent from my moto g power using Tapatalk
  24. Replies
    15
    Views
    817

    How does the setup of this - particularly the...

    How does the setup of this - particularly the strap angles and heights - compare to your typical 11' GE hammock? Assuming the same tree to tree distance (14-15'), would the straps need to be higher...
  25. Replies
    16
    Views
    771

    I have 6' on each corner and 12' on the...

    I have 6' on each corner and 12' on the ridgelines. I use Atwood micro cord for the most part and carry an extra 30' length of it wrapped around a small rope dog (cut from a paint can stirrer). It...
  26. Thread: Casa de COVID

    by CVKealey
    Replies
    4
    Views
    520

    Yeah, well, I officially got a clean bill of...

    Yeah, well, I officially got a clean bill of health today, the last of my symptoms was last Monday. I slept in the hammock until this past Sunday. Actually, I started sleeping out there until I got a...
  27. Replies
    21
    Views
    1,144

    "Snakeskins" is just the name that Hennessy (?)...

    "Snakeskins" is just the name that Hennessy (?) used when they introduced them. So, it's a brand name. Snakeskin is to mesh sleeve as Kleenex is to tissue or Xerox is to photocopier.

    Sent from my...
  28. Thread: Casa de COVID

    by CVKealey
    Replies
    4
    Views
    520

    It's a spousal mandate, but one I'm not opposed...

    It's a spousal mandate, but one I'm not opposed to. It gives me a chance to fine tune my turtle dog stand setup (I'm trying different lengths of crossbars).

    Sent from my moto g power using Tapatalk
  29. Thread: Casa de COVID

    by CVKealey
    Replies
    4
    Views
    520

    Casa de COVID

    So, apparently on our Labor day jaunt to Atlanta, I was exposed and tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday. We're all vaccinated, so the symptoms are pretty mild, basically like the head colds I get...
  30. Replies
    21
    Views
    1,144

    I could be wrong, but I think the OP was asking...

    I could be wrong, but I think the OP was asking mesh sleeve vs. no sleeve, not mesh vs. solid material. Personally, I have two tarps with mesh and two with solid (silnylon). I find the extra stretch...
  31. Replies
    21
    Views
    1,144

    I find them useful. On dry nights, you can string...

    I find them useful. On dry nights, you can string it up and leave it in the sleeve, ready to deploy if the weather turns. As previously stated, it won't help much with drying out a wet tarp, but...
  32. If you haven't yet made a purchase, I would...

    If you haven't yet made a purchase, I would suggest checking out the Hemlock Mountain Outdoors ugly quilt: https://hemlockmountainoutdoors.com/

    It's not much more expensive, but I'm certain much...
  33. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,399

    I have a fleece blanket, cut to the same...

    I have a fleece blanket, cut to the same dimensions as a HG Burrow and sewn up with a 1.9 oz ripstop shell. The fleece is great for wicking away sweat, so I don't get that clammy feeling so often and...
  34. Replies
    5
    Views
    390

    Isn't that more or less a space blanket? If so,...

    Isn't that more or less a space blanket? If so, I'd think condensation would be an issue. Then again if it's not when using it as a TQ, maybe not. Still, if it's just a thin sheet of material, it...
  35. Replies
    1
    Views
    228

    You could ask the folks at JRB? Some other...

    You could ask the folks at JRB? Some other vendors (well, Hammock Gear at least) recommend a sack size for their quilts. Or, you could ditch the compression sack and just stuff it into your pack....
  36. Honestly, you could probably flip a coin between...

    Honestly, you could probably flip a coin between them. I'd bet either one will be good to about 50-60 degrees on its own, assuming no wind. Of you got both, you could layer them and maybe get down to...
  37. Check the return policy for each. It can vary,...

    Check the return policy for each. It can vary, even for similar items.

    Sent from my moto g power using Tapatalk
  38. I have no experience with either of those, but I...

    I have no experience with either of those, but I have a Lazy Bear blanket from (I think) Big Blue Mountain? It was a prime day deal a couple years back for $35-40. The Horizon Hound one looks...
  39. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,371

    Unfortunately, I'll be traveling for work the...

    Unfortunately, I'll be traveling for work the next weekend, and having Columbus day off, the planned weekend will only cost me one vacation day.

    Sent from my moto g power using Tapatalk
  40. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,371

    All things considered, $40, or even $50 isn't...

    All things considered, $40, or even $50 isn't that great a cost for a weekend trip. It'll cost me that much in gas to get there and back.

    Sent from my moto g power using Tapatalk
  41. Replies
    8
    Views
    451

    You could try squishing it with some needlenose...

    You could try squishing it with some needlenose pliers and jamming it through, or just cut off the bury, rethread it, then re-bury or tie a knot on the end (a plain overhand or figure-8 would do) to...
  42. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,339

    This might fit the bill:...

    This might fit the bill: https://coalcrackerbushcraft.com/collections/shelter/products/the-coalcracker-tarp-by-dutchware

    It's 10x10, lots of tie-outs and 13 ounces.

    EDIT: Currently unavailable....
  43. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,371

    Yeah, I know how that goes. We did a 16 mile...

    Yeah, I know how that goes. We did a 16 mile section of the AT (Wind Gap PA to Delaware Water Gap) with 15 scouts and 8 leaders/adults. We spent a total of 4-5 hours shuttling vehicles back and...
  44. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,371

    It's mostly the cost. I'm cheap [emoji1] Sent...

    It's mostly the cost. I'm cheap [emoji1]

    Sent from my moto g power using Tapatalk
  45. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,371

    Full disclosure: I was also hoping for a fellow...

    Full disclosure: I was also hoping for a fellow hanger to avoid having to use the shuttle service from Pine Creek Outfitters.
  46. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,371

    PA: West Rim Trail, October 8-11, 2021

    Anyone up for hiking the WRT in early October? I'm hoping for some decent fall foliage, but might be a little early for that.
  47. Replies
    3
    Views
    354

    Whipping questions

    Just for the heck of it, I'm thinking of fiddling around with converting one of my hammocks (a Dutchware netless in Hexon 1.6 W fabric) from channels to whipped ends so I can play around and try to...
  48. Replies
    47
    Views
    2,954

    I like having flexibility in my setup so it's...

    I like having flexibility in my setup so it's easier to adapt to different situations, tree spacing, etc. My "standard" suspension right now is a pair of 7' poly straps with an evo loop on one end....
  49. Thanks for the feedback. I've got it airing out...

    Thanks for the feedback. I've got it airing out now. If the funk remains, I'll try washing it. I assume if machine washing, I should remove the CLs and ridgeline?

    Sent from my moto g power using...
  50. What to do when your hammock has that not-so fresh feeling?

    I understand they're outdoor gear and are expected to have an outdoorsy smell, but after a week of really warm sleeping at scout camp, my Trail Lair smells pretty gamey. It's Hexon 1.6. Is it safe to...
Results 1 to 50 of 255
Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4