Welcome to the fray. I am in the Waterloo area.
Type: Posts; User: oldfatguy
Welcome to the fray. I am in the Waterloo area.
I picked up one of these for $1 the other day. When I took it apart, I could stick my finger through the side (tearing the mesh). Are they all this flimsy or did I just pick one a really cheap one?
I use a cheap Walmart tarp and just stake it down under my tarp. I think this helps keep moisture from condensing on the under side of the tarp, plus, it is nice being able to step on something...
I'll take it.
Great find!!! I am of to the Dollar Store! Thanks!!!!
A man of many talents. Thanks for sharing them with us.
So a toggle to hold the toggle? :confused:
Looks like a great accessory kit. Thanks for doing this for the community.
Some pictures would definitely be helpful.
Any problems with the tubing bending? I would be afraid of it letting go and dropping me on the 4x4.
Great info. I no longer have to wonder myself.
I was just going to ask for a picture... lol
Great idea. Definitely strong enough. I like the idea of shaping them to fit your straps.
I love his enthusiasm. He provides great information and is entertaining to watch.
I would be interested in hearing your results.
Bonus. Always fun to find something useful.
I have a friend that uses these and thinks they are great.
I use a 3mx3m from DD Hammocks. Lots of options for setup and they are great at getting stuff to you right away.
Here is my hang from Grand Teton National Park last summer.
I use a sleeve for my hammock and UQ. I like to have everything enclosed during the day, then when I get back to camp, but slide the sleeve off and you're ready to go.
It also makes it easier to...
I got mine from DD Hammocks and am quite pleased.
When I first heard about under quilts, I tried it out by hanging my woobie under my hammock with paracord. This worked pretty good and made a noticeable difference. I went ahead and got an under...
My hang in Grand Teton National Park this summer.
DD Hammocks underquilt and 3X3 tarp.
I would be interested in this as well. I am in NE Iowa.
Finally had the chance to try out my DD Hammocks Underquilt this weekend. It worked perfectly - very easy to hang and made sleeping extremely comfortable.
Have to give another shout out to DD...
Great information. Thanks!
I picked up a couple of 15 foot tow straps, 2" wide, that I use for under $10. I have whoopie slings, but a lot of times I will just start with a loop, then wrap the strap around each tree until I...
I ordered two last Friday. They were delivered yesterday (t0 the US from England). I have not yet had the chance to try it out, but it looks great and exactly what I wanted. Great company!
I like it. A great idea.
Sign me up!
Please include me 2,1,3.
Great work and these are fun to make.
Looks like a great setup. Thanks for the pictures.
Just stumbled across this video and thought it was quite interesting. using this concept, you can hang anywhere!
I'm in if these are still available.
I enjoy the wealth of information shared by others on the site. Almost everyone seems willing to help and does so without attitude.
Count me in.
I see this on other forums as well. People will sign up, be active for a while, then drift away. Perhaps they have found other interests?
...or maybe they are out there haning??
Shug - I do...
I agree with mike on this. Yes, we don't need "price police", but 2x what they are selling for???
Now back to our regularly scheduled hanging...(hammock hanging, that is).
I used 2x3's for mine as I wanted a bit more support. This worked well.
I also used the angle cuts so I would not need the lashings on the legs.
I also used 1" conduit for the ridge pole - 10...
I do this with my GT SBP. Netting just hangs close to the underside of the hammock.
I hung mine full length under my hammock (paracord on the corners, ran through the biner at the end of my hammock) and this snugged up nicely to the bottom of the hammock. Made a noticeable...
LMAO I am sitting here, reading this to my wife..sounds strangely familiar. I feel for ya, man. LOLOLOL Happy hanging!!!
I think around here, we throw those back and let them grow...
Here is my Turtle Dog Stand.
I used 3x2's, which I found at the local hardware store. I felt these would offer a little more support that 2x2's and they were only about .20 more for the 8 foot...
I ordered my first set of whoopie slings, which arrived yesterday. Holy little things, Batman!!! These things are so small and light. I think the package they came in weighs more that the slings! ...
For me, rim to rim from south to north was 4,500 feet down, 5,500 feet up, 23 miles and 15 1/2 hours on the trails.
Absolutely kicked my ***, but was amazing. I can't wait to get back there.
I am new to the world of hammocks as well and can understand you feelings here. As is stated here.."Hang your own hang". Enjoy it.
I am starting out with a pretty much stock...
Welcome from Iowa.