Search:

Type: Posts; User: cougarmeat

Page 1 of 34 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.10 seconds.

  1. Replies
    11
    Views
    262

    At $3.77, did you get them at Big Box - Home...

    At $3.77, did you get them at Big Box - Home Depot or Lowes?

    With that set up, you could still sleep next to your boat - don't have to go up on the bluff. But if it is ocean water, you may want a...
  2. Replies
    23
    Views
    1,613

    I'm looking at a spool of solid green in front of...

    I'm looking at a spool of solid green in front of me - so please post what you received. Perhaps they sent me the wrong spool - because the photo in the order showed grey with green tracer. But...
  3. Replies
    11
    Views
    262

    Nahhh - that's way too simple :) Now the rest of...

    Nahhh - that's way too simple :) Now the rest of us who are hardware challenged have no excuses.

    Looks like you took the time to sand those 2x2 edges rounded/smooth. As far as an anchor, I see a...
  4. The Typhoon saved my bacon when I had it. I was...

    The Typhoon saved my bacon when I had it. I was camped at at the end of Reid Harbor on Stuart Island (San Juans). That waterway is about one mile long - lots of time for cold wind to build up across...
  5. Replies
    12
    Views
    526

    The term "climbing rope" can be a little...

    The term "climbing rope" can be a little ambiguous. If you are rock climbing, and come off the rock, you don't want the rope to stop you with a jolt. So "climbing" ropes are designed to be stretchy -...
  6. Replies
    23
    Views
    1,613

    Looks like we are getting conflicting information...

    Looks like we are getting conflicting information of the color. I'm guessing it's assumption vs reality (as are so many things). For example, if you select Green on the web page, you'll see a photo...
  7. Replies
    23
    Views
    1,613

    Spec says it's 12 strand. I thought 7/64ths was 8...

    Spec says it's 12 strand. I thought 7/64ths was 8 strand and 1/8th was 12 strand. Guessing the 12 stand 7/64ths will be a little heavier than 8 strand.
  8. Replies
    8
    Views
    256

    For those following this thread, WarBonnet sells...

    For those following this thread, WarBonnet sells a skins for their 13 ft superbly - but it's a two piece kit; not one single.
  9. Replies
    8
    Views
    256

    Where can I get a 13 ft snake skin?

    I'm planning on getting a 13 ft tarp for a ridge runner and looking for a sleeve (snake skin). I've used doubles on 11 ft tarps but the long single sleeve seems easier to deal with (no bubble in the...
  10. Replies
    1,051
    Views
    197,905

    dutchovenjames, my eyebrow raised when you...

    dutchovenjames, my eyebrow raised when you mentioned pinning the poles together. That is fine if you mean, "for storage". But when in use, I've read and been told that the poles need to have some...
  11. I replaced a bicycle inner tube today and before...

    I replaced a bicycle inner tube today and before I threw the old tube away I wondered, "What could someone do with this rubber?" I'm guessing bike shops have a lot of old inner tubes. You could cut...
  12. Replies
    14
    Views
    557

    Can the wooki be used successfully with other...

    Can the wooki be used successfully with other hammocks from other vendors? I know it won't "fit" like it does on a WBBB - but can it still be attached like other vendors' UQs?
  13. >Yes, lengthening or shortening the suspension...

    >Yes, lengthening or shortening the suspension unevenly side-to-side WILL change the hang angles of the suspension lines.

    In my imagination, I drew two vertical lines - trees. Then, off these two...
  14. Replies
    10
    Views
    657

    If budget is an issue, You could get an UQP from...

    If budget is an issue, You could get an UQP from 2QZQ (ask for the heavier bungee option) and put a sleeping pad between it and the hammock. The goal is to creat a "dead air" space. I used my first...
  15. Replies
    3
    Views
    557

    As Direct said, if you like a bridge hammock, the...

    As Direct said, if you like a bridge hammock, the Ridge Runner/Lynx combination has no "guy wires" by your head. But if you are a gathered end believer, look into the WarBonnet wookie. I don't have...
  16. Change suspension length or raise tree connection?

    Maybe I have too much time on my hands today, but I was thinking ... we talk about raising the foot end of the hammock about 6 inches (or in the case of the WBBB, about 18 inches) higher than the...
  17. Replies
    18
    Views
    906

    First of all, you didn't make a mistake - you got...

    First of all, you didn't make a mistake - you got started. Second, there are a few tweaks that will make your setup a bit better. Third, it sounds like your hammock was comfortable - just not as...
  18. Replies
    21
    Views
    2,069

    I like the simplicity and portability of the 2QZQ...

    I like the simplicity and portability of the 2QZQ UQP. Amazing but true, you may end up with more than one hammock. I'm sure you could also move the WB UQP around - assuming it has bungee suspension...
  19. Replies
    14
    Views
    684

    I'm guessing it has to do with the major stretch...

    I'm guessing it has to do with the major stretch you get from paracord. In addition, I recall it absorbs a lot of water - gets heavy in the rain.
  20. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,456

    I used to be more a mountain climber than a long...

    I used to be more a mountain climber than a long range hiker. These days, I'd rather carry 80 lbs in my kayak than 40 lbs on my back. A few extra lbs doesn't scare me. But if it has to be carried on...
  21. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,028

    If you fuss with it, you can probably find the...

    If you fuss with it, you can probably find the "just right" amount of tension with the bungee suspension lines. But this is difficult because you can't do it while in the hammock and if you have...
  22. Replies
    9
    Views
    425

    I think I like the stretch/give of a single layer...

    I think I like the stretch/give of a single layer a little better after I learned to trust it. I started out with Double Layers because they are supposed to be more mosquito proof and I'd have the...
  23. I have all three - 0, 20, 40 degree UQ's. If I...

    I have all three - 0, 20, 40 degree UQ's. If I could have only one, it would be the 20 degree. It is not too warm ( length) in the summer and with UQP, or full sock, or tarp with doors, it can work...
  24. Might be good for a gear hammock or suspension...

    Might be good for a gear hammock or suspension chair. Perhaps a short rest. I wouldn't want to sleep in it overnight. Nothing is "free"; there are always costs and compromises, even if they aren't...
  25. Wind 2, Cougarmeat 1 or how I learned to love Snake Skins

    Twice in the past, the wind has kept me from putting up a tarp. And I've had to pass on snake skins because of the way I suspend my tarps - there was no place for the skin to slide back. So I made a...
  26. FS: I'll Take It.

    I'll Take It.
  27. Replies
    10
    Views
    512

    I went through the list and ended up with daisy...

    I went through the list and ended up with daisy chain. But I made some small amsteel loops so I can adjust half a chain link. I might go back to webbing for the continuous adjustment. Whoopie Slings...
  28. If you get asymmetrical you might want to use...

    If you get asymmetrical you might want to use some method to identify the head end (assuming there is a "head" end - like the BlackBird). I use a different colored/size ring or amsteel. Sometimes the...
  29. Problem with "not needing it" is knowing that...

    Problem with "not needing it" is knowing that ahead of time. Just takes one mosquito to ruin a whole night. If my hammock doesn't have a built in net, I bring a separate one or, as a minimum, the HUG.
  30. Replies
    20
    Views
    931

    At usual sag angles, the 11 ft tarp will give you...

    At usual sag angles, the 11 ft tarp will give you about a 1 ft overhang on each end of the 11 ft GE hammock. But remember, you may want more than just the hammock covered. The weight difference...
  31. Replies
    14
    Views
    751

    You don't want to miss an opportunity to say,...

    You don't want to miss an opportunity to say, "Wasps"; the "ps" wants to keep on repeating. Wasps ps ps ps. On Jone's Island (Washington San Juans) the park people hang yellow jacket catchers near...
  32. Replies
    24
    Views
    4,439

    When camping, I've never slept better on the...

    When camping, I've never slept better on the ground than I have in the hammock. When adventuring with Joy, I always give her the option of using the tent or Ridge Runner - she always picks the ridge...
  33. Replies
    29
    Views
    2,801

    I've heard bridge hammocks might be more...

    I've heard bridge hammocks might be more conducive to side sleeping - but remember to bring a pillow to support your head. In a Gathered End, by morning I can puddle down to a curled up position -...
  34. Replies
    24
    Views
    2,681

    > ... he was staying there with his lady friend....

    > ... he was staying there with his lady friend. We just stood around outside the "moving" van until they decided to move on in about 10 minutes.

    10 minutes! Not sure his lady friend would be...
  35. Replies
    24
    Views
    2,681

    Here's and idea - unfortunately putting the...

    Here's and idea - unfortunately putting the burden on the person who actually has "rights" to the spot ... if car camping - which it sounds like the situation in most cases above - there are "pop up"...
  36. FS: Will the Wookie work with any BlackBird or does...

    Will the Wookie work with any BlackBird or does it have to be a newer model?
  37. Replies
    14
    Views
    883

    If it were me, I would not let neighbor dogs...

    If it were me, I would not let neighbor dogs confine what I want to do in my own yard. I'm guessing that their barking would inspire their owners to bring them indoors or encourage them not to bark....
  38. Howler, from reading posts, it seems like more...

    Howler, from reading posts, it seems like more often the tarp to spreader bar connection is more commonly dealt with by using panel pulls - either via guy lines or poles. Also, rubber "bumpers" can...
  39. Replies
    25
    Views
    2,244

    questionmike, to reiterate what cmc4free said,...

    questionmike, to reiterate what cmc4free said, it's not the length of the WBRR hammock body that "asks" for a longer ridge line, it's the suspension coming off the hammock body, where the two lines...
  40. Replies
    16
    Views
    1,995

    Also, if you put the stake in vertically, it...

    Also, if you put the stake in vertically, it doesn't have as much holding strength as when you bury it horizontally. Instead of just pushing it in the sand, as you would in dirt or grass, try burying...
  41. Replies
    3,101
    Views
    943,947

    When using 2 x 2's, do you angle the bottom of...

    When using 2 x 2's, do you angle the bottom of the stick so it's more flush with a solid flat solid surface; like a patio or floor. I can see how in dirt, the sharp edges of the leg bottoms would dig...
  42. Replies
    13
    Views
    884

    I used a Hennessy Hex for years and only sold it...

    I used a Hennessy Hex for years and only sold it because I had alternatives that weighed less with the same coverage. And I started using tarps with doors.

    But most important is you'll probably...
  43. Replies
    3,101
    Views
    943,947

    Looks like you needed to put another bolt in the...

    Looks like you needed to put another bolt in the hinge connection to the wooden leg. Also, I didn't see anything keeping the base of the legs from spreading.

    Kudos in using a sandbag instead of...
  44. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,543

    There are a lot of simple fixes for your "can be...

    There are a lot of simple fixes for your "can be improved" list. For example, on the "awake at first light" issue ... There are many threads in the forum where people are attesting to experiencing...
  45. Replies
    10
    Views
    558

    I'm guessing you still have the closed in feeling...

    I'm guessing you still have the closed in feeling even though the HH is staked out of both side. If just the bug net is the issue, you could get a well made GE hammock from our "local" vendors here...
  46. Replies
    41
    Views
    13,109

    Sticky: Billlmichhiker - there's been a lot of discussion...

    Billlmichhiker - there's been a lot of discussion about over vs under. For me, it's seasonal. In the spring/summer/fall there's a chance of rain and one has to be sure, if their line is under, that...
  47. > Bene Gesserit?? 175502

    > Bene Gesserit??

    175502
  48. In other threads, many have posted that their...

    In other threads, many have posted that their first night anywhere is not so restful. Certainly true for me. And you are braver than I am. Once, on a long thru hike, I went to bed at dusk instead of...
  49. Replies
    33
    Views
    2,030

    One cottage industry hammock vendor recommended...

    One cottage industry hammock vendor recommended the lighter colors. He suggested that if you actually have to spend any inordinate time under the tarp ("trapped" by a rain storm), it is much less...
  50. Replies
    2
    Views
    358

    Ah - I was going to ask if that was a mini-fly...

    Ah - I was going to ask if that was a mini-fly but now recognize the photo from your post in another Sub-Forum.

    Congratulations on your testing the edges of comfort. When I don't snap the TQ...
Results 1 to 50 of 1660
Page 1 of 34 1 2 3 4