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  1. If it wasn't Easter weekend I would be all over...

    If it wasn't Easter weekend I would be all over it. The forecast is looking good for Fri-Sun.
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    Great report Tom! I wanted to make this trip so...

    Great report Tom! I wanted to make this trip so bad. Glad you guys had agreat trip.
  3. For various reassons we ended up cancelling again...

    For various reassons we ended up cancelling again on this trip. It seems we are just not meant to hike this section of the OT. :(
    We will hopefully get it it rescheduled before it gets too hot and...
  4. Sounds like yall have a fine trip in the works!

    Sounds like yall have a fine trip in the works!
  5. I made a sewn PLUQ with two and a half layers of...

    I made a sewn PLUQ with two and a half layers of Insultex. It worked great down to 27*. I forget exactly how much it cost to put together, maybe 40-50 bucks.

    Arrowhead Equipment offers the...
  6. Og, according to OuachitaMaps.com there looks to...

    Og, according to OuachitaMaps.com there looks to be a decent campsite with water at the 7.3 mile mark. Deadman's Gap is at 7.9. It may be a good option for Friday night.
  7. I will be there Friday night to start Saturday...

    I will be there Friday night to start Saturday morning, probably at Deadman's Gap.
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    My DIY 11'er I named " the Hunter". It is a 1.7...

    My DIY 11'er I named " the Hunter". It is a 1.7 woodland camo and I was listening heavily to Mastodon's album of the same name at the time I made it. Seemed appropriate.
  9. I would park at the Flatside Pinnacle parking...

    I would park at the Flatside Pinnacle parking area on FR. 94 and hike the Ouachita Trail down to Crystal Prong and stay the night there for an out and back. Or if yall are in two vehicles shuttle...
  10. Thread: Planting trees

    by Hambone
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    I second the sawtooth oaks. Sturdy trees and they...

    I second the sawtooth oaks. Sturdy trees and they grow quickly. Sweetgums will drop gumballs but the sawtooths produce large amounts of LARGE acorns. The upside is those acorns attract tons of...
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    Parenting done right!! Both my boys love...

    Parenting done right!! Both my boys love hammocks.
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    I wouldn't trade my Zeppelin for the world! While...

    I wouldn't trade my Zeppelin for the world! While I haven't had hands-on experience with HG, I feel the suspension on my UGQ is idiotproof. It goes back and forth from my Clark to an ENO and...
  13. The Great Blizzard has brought us almost 5" of...

    The Great Blizzard has brought us almost 5" of snow here in Southwest Arkansas. If I weren't getting over a bad chest cold I would be out hangin' in it too. Glad you got to.
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    Another "welcome" from the southwest corner of...

    Another "welcome" from the southwest corner of our beautiful state.
  15. This sounds like a plan to me. And I am...

    This sounds like a plan to me. And I am definitely stoked for the AR Hang!
  16. So it looks like I will not be able to take off...

    So it looks like I will not be able to take off on Friday. Between the weather and being sick I was off all this past week. I will likely have to start Saturday morning at Deadman's Gap at 8.0 miles...
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    Degray is beautiful! I'm glad you got to spend...

    Degray is beautiful! I'm glad you got to spend such nice weekend there with your sweetheart. Did you see many eagles?
  18. OK > Ouachita Trail: Section 1> February 27-March 1

    OgtheKing and I are planning on hiking Section 1 of the Ouachita Trail from Talimena State Park to Winding Stairs campground, a distance of 23.7 miles. We are set for Friday, February 27 to Sunday,...
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    Hey Nate, welcome to the Forum. I'm from down in...

    Hey Nate, welcome to the Forum. I'm from down in the Southwest corner of our beautiful state. You might want to look into attending the Ozark Hang at the Redding campground in March
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    You can count me in

    You can count me in
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    I thought I had seen all the episodes, musta...

    I thought I had seen all the episodes, musta missed that one.
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    Don't overlook the Ouachitas or Ozarks of...

    Don't overlook the Ouachitas or Ozarks of Arkansas. I know they aren't the big mountains to the West or East but they are still beautiful. March is prime hiking here. The Ouachita Trail is 223 miles...
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    I slept great last night here in Southwest...

    I slept great last night here in Southwest Arkansas. The temp was 12.9 (PR) at 6:30 when I came in to wake the boys up for school. I never got cold but could tell I was close to the lower limit of...
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    Down to 13 here in southwest Arkansas. The rig...

    Down to 13 here in southwest Arkansas. The rig is all set up and I'm waiting for bedtime.
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    I'll be out in my woods on Wednesday night,...

    I'll be out in my woods on Wednesday night, supposed to be down around 15f. My record now is 18. I will be in my DIY 11'er with UGQ Zeppelin 20 with 2oz. overstuff and Flight Jacket 20 with 1oz....
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    Thanks for all the help! Definitely gonna try the...

    Thanks for all the help! Definitely gonna try the ginger as Dramamine, even the "non-drowsy", knocks her out. Though not a bad thing when trying to sleep. This also may be just the reason I need to...
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    Motion sick in a hammock

    I was wondering how common motion sickness from laying in a hammock is. My wife has tried multiple times to sleep overnight in a hammock and she inevitably gets sick. Even when I cant see any visible...
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    I'll be there!!! Possibly the wife too Scratch...

    I'll be there!!! Possibly the wife too

    Scratch that! The wife's not gonna be able to come. My 10 year old may be on the list though.
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    Ready to mark my calendar!! I'm good wherever its...

    Ready to mark my calendar!! I'm good wherever its held. Redding will be close to Spy Rock, Hare Mtn. on the OHT, and Marinoni Scenic area.
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    Thanks for breaking the ice on this, I am...

    Thanks for breaking the ice on this, I am anxiously looking forward to this hang. I haven't been able to make it to the last two, but I will be there for '15 com hell or high water! I've also noticed...
  31. Thread: Cat hammock

    by Hambone
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    That's awesome! Gonna have to try that with my...

    That's awesome! Gonna have to try that with my cat.
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    I am open to plans after the first of the year.

    I am open to plans after the first of the year.
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    Did you happen to work up a sweat while running...

    Did you happen to work up a sweat while running around with the pooch? Even a slight "glisten" (as my wife calls it) can translate into a chill. Add to that a gap in your insulation and you have a...
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    Beautiful! That is exactly like mine, you will...

    Beautiful! That is exactly like mine, you will definitely enjoy it!
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    If you haven't checked out UnderGround Quilts, I...

    If you haven't checked out UnderGround Quilts, I highly recommend them. Their Flight Jacket top quilts use a 15D fabric and you get a choice of either 850fp Goose or 700fp Duck (save you a few bucks)...
  36. Great trip report Og! You got some good pics. I...

    Great trip report Og! You got some good pics. I love the ERL.

    I like that hammock too ;) when we finally get a trip together we will have to write our names on ours to not get them confused
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    Glad yall could get out, it looked beautiful! I...

    Glad yall could get out, it looked beautiful! I hated that I missed out on this hike! And on such a perfect weekend weather-wise. I salvaged a little bit of it by taking the family to Robber's Cave...
  38. :lol: :lol: :lol: I almost woke my boys up...

    :lol: :lol: :lol: I almost woke my boys up laughing so loud!
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    I just don't think I could use a short underquilt...

    I just don't think I could use a short underquilt for cold weather camping. I cant stand to have a pad under my feet, it seems to make my feet sweat more and inturn get colder. Anything below 40 and...
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    I am the lucky owner of the orange 20 FJ with...

    I am the lucky owner of the orange 20 FJ with the insulated footbox that Paul posted in the UGQ vendor section. I also have a Zeppelin 20 with 2 oz. of overstuff. Last winter with the UQ and and a...
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    I have an Underground 20 Zeppelin with 2 ounces...

    I have an Underground 20 Zeppelin with 2 ounces of overstuff. I have taken it down to 18 and was still toasty!

    They have a "Black November" sale going on right now that could save you some cash
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    Welcome from Southwest Arkansas

    Welcome from Southwest Arkansas
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    Not gonna be able to make this trip, work seems...

    Not gonna be able to make this trip, work seems to always get in the way
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    I use one year-round, I just vent the head end...

    I use one year-round, I just vent the head end when it gets warm.
  45. Lake Ouachita is beautiful! We have stayed in the...

    Lake Ouachita is beautiful! We have stayed in the walk-in site on the very end of the peninsula.
  46. +1 on Village Creek State Park. Its on Crowley's...

    +1 on Village Creek State Park. Its on Crowley's Ridge so it is a nice break from the flat rice and soybean fields on that stretch.
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    It may be a little short notice, but a few of us...

    It may be a little short notice, but a few of us from AR and OK are doing Section One of the Ouachita Trail this coming weekend. It is sorta close and you would be more than welcome!
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    Yes sir! We should be there after 5 pm on Friday.

    Yes sir! We should be there after 5 pm on Friday.
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    I'm so glad I contacted you guys about this...

    I'm so glad I contacted you guys about this option, my toes are warmer just looking at it. As a matter of fact, those are the colors I chose. I cant wait till it gets here!

    Beautiful work!
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    I plan on coming up Thursday night also....

    I plan on coming up Thursday night also. Hopefully camp at Winding Stairs.
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