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  1. Got it marked. Hopefully I will be able to do...

    Got it marked. Hopefully I will be able to do this one and talk a couple more into it. :)
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    Gutted paracord works well also.

    Gutted paracord works well also.
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    2Tall, keep in mind that when you lengthen the...

    2Tall, keep in mind that when you lengthen the ridge line it makes it a little tougher to get closer to your hammock. The problem is the hammocks suspension lines coming down at an angle. With mine...
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    Some mods I plan on trying out. What I have...

    Some mods I plan on trying out.

    What I have done since this pic is actually sewed on a couple more ridge line tie out loops about 6" inward on each side of the tarp, actually shortening it. I tied...
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    Yeah, I'm going to need a larger stocking. My...

    Yeah, I'm going to need a larger stocking. My BMBH UL, MW3, 11'x10' tarp, self tensioning lines, & camp stool came in Tuesday.

    I was so impressed with the comfort of the UL Pan had at MAHHA I...
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    I know the exact place, I know what hammock you...

    I know the exact place, I know what hammock you where using. That is my stomping ground. LOL.

    Excellent Vid as usual Maz. see ya soon man.
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    Even though you messed it, you where there...

    Even though you messed it, you where there Knotty. Especially in my stretch side hammock. Thanks again brudda.
  8. VATriker, gotcha. I forgot the Deluxe has the pad...

    VATriker, gotcha. I forgot the Deluxe has the pad pocket & you all where using it. Wonder if you could make something similar that would hang down from the walls on the inside of the hammock.

    By...
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    No. 7 was me. DIY Knotty Stretch Side with a...

    No. 7 was me. DIY Knotty Stretch Side with a custom ZPacks Cuben Diamond Asym Tarp covering. Warbonnet 3 Season Yeti keeping my backside warm and a HG 3 Season Borrow to keep the heat from rising...
  10. Those having and issue or concern with the sides...

    Those having and issue or concern with the sides getting a little chilly. Have you seen this from ENO. Its called HotSpot Hammock Sleeping Pad Wings. Should be fairly easy to make one cheap. Course...
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    @Peanuts, thank you very much. @Drewski, most...

    @Peanuts, thank you very much.
    @Drewski, most definitely need to gather him up for a future trip to the sods. Beautiful place indeed.
    @SilvrSurfr, thanks man, it was a fantastic trip. Even though...
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    7 days in the West Virginia Wilderness.

    First part of the trip was the Otter Creek Wilderness. Originally a group of 6 it quickly dwindled to 3 of us. We drove to a car camping site on Sunday September 30th for the night. On October 1st we...
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    Best I can do is what I posted in the smallest...

    Best I can do is what I posted in the smallest possible tarp thread. This is a shot of it setup from this past week. The rain was blowing in toward the foot end of the hammock the most, it was also...
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    If your talking about the wing tie outs of the...

    If your talking about the wing tie outs of the Blackbird, No. They where not staked out. I just let them flop straight down to prevent them from even possibly getting wet. I hate a wet hammock....
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    What I did with my small ZPacks Diamond Asym this...

    What I did with my small ZPacks Diamond Asym this past week. The rain was blowing in toward the foot end so I strung up my rain skirt to block most of it, then used my pack cover, the blue shown in...
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    I noticed no difference in the hang if everything...

    I noticed no difference in the hang if everything was somewhat tight. The only time I did notice a difference was when hanging between trees too close and the ridge line between the butterfly loops...
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    How do you setup the poncho tarp when its poring...

    How do you setup the poncho tarp when its poring down the rain? Just bite the bullet and get wet?
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    The only problem with prussic's and Amsteel is...

    The only problem with prussic's and Amsteel is that when loaded, it is a pain to get them to loosen because of the smaller diameters. Normally a prussic is used on line that is larger in diameter...
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    I have seen one of those. Another HF member has...

    I have seen one of those. Another HF member has been using something very similar for awhile now.
  20. Yeah, but don't you think the surf board and your...

    Yeah, but don't you think the surf board and your silver complexion will give it away? :D
  21. Bring a coffee can and try to get a fire going in...

    Bring a coffee can and try to get a fire going in it. Then ask WV for help, the man can get a fire going on top of water. ;)

    Everyone is right, it may feel awkward at first like nobody is paying...
  22. Thanks for the explanation Mike. I think I...

    Thanks for the explanation Mike. I think I understand now. :cool:

    I'm very interested in seeing what you come up with.

    I do like the idea of the buckles in your system. What I think could work...
  23. Mike, sorry, but I'm having a hard time totally...

    Mike, sorry, but I'm having a hard time totally understanding what you are doing? What it sounds like is your main line will be a giant whoopie loop, whoopie loop on one end, fixed eye on the other?...
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    I like it. Very different approach that's pretty...

    I like it. Very different approach that's pretty darn simple.
  25. Sounds like you could make your own Speer PeaPod...

    Sounds like you could make your own Speer PeaPod if you want it to also be used as a TQ/UQ. Just make it wide enough for the two of you, and to wrap around your hammock. Then install a full length...
  26. Gonna try to make it, HC, if I do, add one more...

    Gonna try to make it, HC, if I do, add one more to your party. :D
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    I should have mentioned that, thanks tammons. It...

    I should have mentioned that, thanks tammons. It was between the layers of my 1.7 double layer BB. That pad is just to sticky for me to sleep directly on as I'm a mover most of the time. I sleep flat...
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    6'-4" and use the Yeti's. I have a theory about...

    6'-4" and use the Yeti's. I have a theory about the shorter and FL UQ's. Don't know how good it is, or if it even makes sense, but I'm going to share it.

    With a shorter UQ it pretty much ends at...
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    Just tested this same GG pad this past weekend. I...

    Just tested this same GG pad this past weekend. I did cut it down to fit me, but had plenty of coverage. I'm usually a warm sleeper, and a few things could change that like eating, dampness in the...
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    This is great Country Roads, appreciate you...

    This is great Country Roads, appreciate you posting it, thanks for the mention also. I have mine down between 13 & 14 oz. at the moment, I believe I can go slightly lower now after seeing your video....
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    Great report WV, could not have said it any...

    Great report WV, could not have said it any better. I'll try to get some pics up this evening, hopefully those black bear pics turn out ok.
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    Howdy from Fairmont, hope to see ya soon.

    Howdy from Fairmont, hope to see ya soon.
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    Numnutsofthetrail in Gathland

    A small group of us, known only to ourselves as numnutsofthetrail, started out off route 40 hitting the AT south over I70 foot bridge and hiked down to Gathland for a small get together of friends....
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    :thumbup1: :lol: Maz, I get those on occasion...

    :thumbup1: :lol:

    Maz, I get those on occasion and know exactly what you are talking about. They totally cripple me, luckily I have never gotten one while out on the trail.
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    As always Maz, excellent job you and Firefly do...

    As always Maz, excellent job you and Firefly do on the videos. Glad to see your at least typing, and assuming your feeling better. It was a pleasure meeting and talking with your dad. Hope to see him...
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    Vibram FiveFingers WV, the Spyridon's. You should...

    Vibram FiveFingers WV, the Spyridon's. You should try them, they bring a whole new feeling of being connected to the trail. I also think they may have something to do with me not having any knee pain...
  37. None at all, in fact that is what I switched to...

    None at all, in fact that is what I switched to to save some weight.
  38. You would have to move them in closer, and it...

    You would have to move them in closer, and it usually doesn't take much to make a pretty good change. Couple other options it to increase the size of the loop in your butterfly knot or make your loop...
  39. Womble, see post #14 in this same thread.

    Womble, see post #14 in this same thread.
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    LOL, I hear ya on the math, I'm decent at it but...

    LOL, I hear ya on the math, I'm decent at it but refuse to put my mind through that little strain.

    Your bury shouldn't make a difference. What will happen, if it happens, is the hole will start...
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    DT, I kinda cheated. :D Hope Dutch doesn't mind...

    DT, I kinda cheated. :D Hope Dutch doesn't mind me posting up one of his vids.:cool:

    My only concern with this setup is that when you start spreading the adjustable loop apart. If spread to far...
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    I believe the fixed eye end of the whoopie is...

    I believe the fixed eye end of the whoopie is larks headed to the hammock. The adjustable end has been run through the loop of the strap and the hook then buried. On the other end of a short strap he...
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    Truckers hitch here also JohnSawyer. Love it,...

    Truckers hitch here also JohnSawyer. Love it, simple, tight and easily undone. Can also be tied with gloves on during winter.
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    I'm really busy with work right now and have not...

    I'm really busy with work right now and have not had a chance to get out and test this tarp. It's supposed to rain this weekend here, I was going to test the tarp but it sounds like I will be heading...
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    So far so good with this also. Not once has the...

    So far so good with this also. Not once has the Dynaglide slipped out of the hook when adjusting or flinging the hammock around to test this.

    Could be that Dutch just sprinkled a little magical...
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    It was a pleasure meeting you both. Gear junkies...

    It was a pleasure meeting you both. Gear junkies are always ready to share & talk gear.
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    Yes, they work fine with Dynaglide. I have been...

    Yes, they work fine with Dynaglide. I have been using it with mine for awhile now with no problems. One difference is that I'm using two fixed eyes instead of a continuous loop. Same difference, just...
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    Man that looks like a great time, thanks for...

    Man that looks like a great time, thanks for sharing MM.
  49. Really enjoyed it, also enjoyed watching you...

    Really enjoyed it, also enjoyed watching you gather water in that platy. Done that a few times with the Sawyer squeeze bags, now I use a smart water bottle. Much quicker and easier.
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    Welcome from Fairmont Tracy. Will be seeing you...

    Welcome from Fairmont Tracy. Will be seeing you soon. :cool:
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