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  1. I agree 3 purposes 3 pieces of gear. Poking a...

    I agree 3 purposes 3 pieces of gear. Poking a hole in most hammock material whe used as a ground cloth is inviting an unexpected meeting with the ground at the most inopportune time.

    With that...
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    This is a correction to the above post. I have...

    This is a correction to the above post. I have mentioned earlier in this thread that I did not have the specs handy. If any information in this post contradicts previous posts please use this one as...
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    I have had numerous questions about my ridgepole...

    I have had numerous questions about my ridgepole and suspension modifications. I will attempt to address my ridge pole here for everyone. I will work on some suspension stuff in a few days...
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    That could have been a one and done deal. Nothing...

    That could have been a one and done deal. Nothing funny about having a tree land on you or your buddy.
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    What if instead of replacing the stakes with...

    What if instead of replacing the stakes with larger ones, you took pressure off of the stakes by the addition of a ridgepole to take the compression forces. Then the lines on either end would...
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    If my memory serves me correctly my ridge line...

    If my memory serves me correctly my ridge line runs around 10 1/2-11'. With the soft shackle change it gets me more elevation as I mentioned earlier. Another option if you can find it is to find two...
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    It is working great. It has pretty much replaced...

    It is working great. It has pretty much replaced the Turtledog stand. I have had ample opportunity to field test it now. I have no need to make any major adjustments to the stand itself. I have...
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    What was the temperature? I've found that if its...

    What was the temperature? I've found that if its cool they get sluggish and lazy. That might be why it was hanging around on the trail and didn't move till you were almost on it. Typically they stay...
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    Welcome! Both you and the brown banana.

    Welcome! Both you and the brown banana.
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    I do it over my ridge line and it works pretty...

    I do it over my ridge line and it works pretty well as mentioned above. The tips for use have been pretty much what I have experienced. I have not experienced issues with lack of air or...
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    Mine ripped second try.:thumbdown:

    Mine ripped second try.:thumbdown:
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    Full definitely full. I have several close...

    Full definitely full. I have several close diabetic freinds in the same boat. The better you care for your body now the longer you enjoy it. If I were you I would sacrifice a little weight to take...
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    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?p=WC...

    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?p=WCLX&i=232146

    The link for $6.99 is still good, plus the header has a code for free shipping. I just ordered mine.
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    Agreed! Just thinking out loud hear. A...

    Agreed!

    Just thinking out loud hear.

    A scenario played out for those of us that get tangled up in the math terminology would be great, say with a 200 lb load in a hammock to keep the numbers...
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    +1 I have recently replaced my old rig (rings...

    +1

    I have recently replaced my old rig (rings to the hammock and straps) and have tried the above methods with great success. I don't use the channel either, as I feel the other methods are more...
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    I am not sure where the all of the Utah hangers...

    I am not sure where the all of the Utah hangers are from, but if we stuck to 50-100 miles 'ish of the Salt Lake area I would be in assuming my calendar will cooperate. I would guess the majority of...
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    If you're near Weber canyon you have all kinds of...

    If you're near Weber canyon you have all kinds of places to hang right out of your door. The Wasatch range is full of options the farther you get away from the west side of the Wasatch front the...
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    My kids don't seem to care about the size as long...

    My kids don't seem to care about the size as long as they can lay in it. They will seize any open hammock if they think they can get away with it. They will complain about weight however, as I make...
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    I like to blend. I go out to neither bother or be...

    I like to blend. I go out to neither bother or be bothered. Blending gives me the choice of being friendly or keep my solitude. But I do carry a couple of signaling devices for emergency needs. I...
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    The preliminary testing went really well. To test...

    The preliminary testing went really well. To test the design I used the 190 lbs human test dummy (me in a repel seat strapped to the carabiner under one tripod). I hung my full weight from one...
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    All of the suggestions have been appreciated,...

    All of the suggestions have been appreciated, noted, and some are of interest to me. I am trying to find out if any of these products do meet my standards. A simple yes or no to the question will...
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    "Reinforced, rust-resistant snaps form arm...

    "Reinforced, rust-resistant snaps form arm openings and secure the sides.":huh:

    Clear as mud!!! Is this two three or four sides with snaps?

    Exped YES
    Equinox NO
    Golite NO
    US GI issue YES...
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    I was hiking with on a date once and we came a...

    I was hiking with on a date once and we came a cross a cow moose in the willows. When I pointed it out to her she commented that it was the ugliest horse she has ever seen:laugh:. I had a hard time...
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    I like the cable in the hose and the 6x6 ideas....

    I like the cable in the hose and the 6x6 ideas. If you did the 6x6 and worked in two posts making a diamond using the two trees and the posts you could possibly hang up to 5 hammocks in that area...
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    Do they have snaps on all four sides?

    Do they have snaps on all four sides?
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    Thanks for the tip. Pennies work perfect in the...

    Thanks for the tip. Pennies work perfect in the rubber leg tips. The price just went up $.06.:huh:

    The name took me a few tries to get it down. It makes me smile but I'm not hooked to it....
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    BananaWebTurtleSchwenkDanglerDog stand

    For now I am calling this the BananaWebTurtleSchwenkDanglerDog stand (BWTSDD for the typing impaired, try saying it with a German accent). I worry that might be leaving somebody out.

    So here goes...
  28. Thread: Tree straps?

    by webhanger
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    +1 on Guterman. I'm paranoid about chance...

    +1 on Guterman.

    I'm paranoid about chance meetings with the ground :scared:so I did 3 boxes with the x pattern. If the machine is doing the work, the extra couple of minutes is well worth the...
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    That's pretty sweet. How do you get the hang the...

    That's pretty sweet. How do you get the hang the same from both top and bottom or do you?
  30. I'm pretty sure this Major is the guy who put me...

    I'm pretty sure this Major is the guy who put me onto Wiggy's. I bought mine in '91, it is still in service with me. As I understand it the FTRSS system is what started the military on their current...
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    I have the same question. I finally tore...

    I have the same question. I finally tore my:crying beloved and abused US army poncho. I am looking for its replacement.

    I really want the same thing but, less weight would be nice. I use the...
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    Not looking like a first time project to me. You...

    Not looking like a first time project to me. You didn't hit up dutch on the sly :sneaky: did you?

    That looks great.:thumbup:
  33. I tried that in the store the lock is not very...

    I tried that in the store the lock is not very secure, I decide not to try it as I thought it might slide down with pressure. I did find another approach however. After looking at this page,...
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    I think I need to test it to see how "AWESOME!"...

    I think I need to test it to see how "AWESOME!" you did. Ya I said AWESOME!
  35. My experience with ripstop has been it slows down...

    My experience with ripstop has been it slows down miner tears from getting bigger. But would not stop catastrophic failure under stress (ie...body in hammock).
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    Welcome to a new elevation. It is a good place to...

    Welcome to a new elevation. It is a good place to hang.
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    Welcome to your new addiction. Happy hanging.

    Welcome to your new addiction. Happy hanging.
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    Welcome aboard much knowledge and friendly folk...

    Welcome aboard much knowledge and friendly folk here.
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    Hey Knotty! Just an FYI we were in your gathered...

    Hey Knotty! Just an FYI we were in your gathered end DIY hammock in camo and coyote brown. Thanks for the designs you have put out there. You have been instrumental in a piece of his formative youth...
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    Your very welcome and you have a deal. Know the...

    Your very welcome and you have a deal. Know the same invitation applies if you can get to my neck of the woods. No boats however, we'll have to walk:( or ride:).
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    I'll try to pull the topic back on as I answer...

    I'll try to pull the topic back on as I answer your questions.

    Temp ratings for bags quilts etc. synthetic or down are a hard thing to understand. I have no idea how an industry decides what a...
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    Super Light 0 Deg F bag, Overbag +35 Deg F, when...

    Super Light 0 Deg F bag, Overbag +35 Deg F, when combined -40 deg F.

    The zipper set up is more like a 3/4 or 4/5 length. No it is not a problem. It does create a nice foot box.

    I use a...
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    Amen brother preach on!

    Amen brother preach on!
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    I agree wholeheartedly do not let your insulation...

    I agree wholeheartedly do not let your insulation get wet, if it does some how and you cannot get dry,..... get out.

    I should mention all synthetics are not created equally. Here is an...
  45. http://www.mosquitohammock.com/junglehammock.html...

    http://www.mosquitohammock.com/junglehammock.html

    Here is a guy out of your neck of the rainforest. I use his tarp and am much pleased. I have heard good things about his jungle hammock designed...
  46. Thread: Hi from RI

    by webhanger
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    Welcome to the forum. There are a bunch of good...

    Welcome to the forum. There are a bunch of good folks around here too.

    Happy hanging.
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    Welcome to your new addiction mate!:thumbup: ...

    Welcome to your new addiction mate!:thumbup:

    Australia is a beautiful place to hang out. I'm just a little jealous.
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    The key to down is your ability to keep it dry...

    The key to down is your ability to keep it dry especially in the worst of the unpredictable situations. Having a way to get it dry when all has gone wrong can make a potentially serious situation...
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    When you do it let us know how it goes. ...

    When you do it let us know how it goes.

    Welcome neighbor.
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    How do I fix it?

    How do I fix it?
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