Search:

Type: Posts; User: cmoulder

Page 1 of 58 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.12 seconds.

  1. Replies
    8
    Views
    220

    Gotta be careful shortening/lengthening the SRL...

    Gotta be careful shortening/lengthening the SRL with the *asym* (net) Chameleon because it can really mess up the geometry and stress the net.

    I don't know if this applies to the non-asym.
  2. Video HERE (https://youtu.be/i18mJGvewVI?t=293)...

    Video HERE says it's on the side. (Link goes to exact time in video for the discussion!)

    I'm with you... I prefer it in the middle.
  3. Replies
    43
    Views
    1,341

    Yeah, this is really bizarre. Somebody with...

    Yeah, this is really bizarre.

    Somebody with good overall experience needs to evaluate the setup from stem to stern, hammock and clothing.
  4. Thread: Whoopie sling

    by cmoulder
    Replies
    2
    Views
    87

    Any standard hammock suspension webbing will work...

    Any standard hammock suspension webbing will work with MSH. Includes any/all polyester, UHMWPE and Kevlar webbing I have tried.
  5. I concur about soft shackles... they're way cool...

    I concur about soft shackles... they're way cool but after they've been loaded, and especially when they're wet, and super-especially when they're frozen, they can be extremely difficult to release.
  6. Replies
    5
    Views
    95

    Indeed, mine's usually a bit tight. Nothing to...

    Indeed, mine's usually a bit tight. Nothing to worry about as long as the trees are decent sized and the suspension angle isn't horribly shallow. That's why we have the SRL... for consistent sag...
  7. OK I didn't realize it's a kernmantle cord. I...

    OK I didn't realize it's a kernmantle cord. I suppose you could tie something like 1/2 of a double fisherman's in the tag ends.

    Shouldn't be a load issue with a tarp. I made some Evo loops with...
  8. Not sure exactly what's in the pics, however you...

    Not sure exactly what's in the pics, however you don't cut the tag ends but leave them a couple inches (more or less) long and bury them in the other strands. But maybe there are other ways to do it....
  9. Replies
    12
    Views
    409

    This is why I test a bunch to make sure there is...

    This is why I test a bunch to make sure there is zero slippage with the webbing/cordage that is being used with a particular knot for a chosen application.

    When my noggin is hanging over a rock,...
  10. Replies
    8
    Views
    279

    As per other comments above, it does knock down...

    As per other comments above, it does knock down the breeze and reduce convective heat loss.

    Depends on the breeze in question, though... 14°F with a 20mph wind and it's going to be practically...
  11. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,483

    Pretty sure that's a Zpacks...

    Pretty sure that's a Zpacks....
  12. Replies
    9
    Views
    196

    I'm the same as cmc4free regarding the top cinch...

    I'm the same as cmc4free regarding the top cinch cord... doesn't bother me in the least. It doesn't go over the face anyway, since the quilt is cinched around the shoulders/neck and not over the top...
  13. Replies
    6
    Views
    279

    Also remember that the 'ideal' 30° suspension...

    Also remember that the 'ideal' 30° suspension angle is with the hammock loaded, so if you're doing the initial hang at 30° then it will likely be significantly steeper after you sit in it and the...
  14. Replies
    9
    Views
    196

    The strategy I use in the winter is to sleep in...

    The strategy I use in the winter is to sleep in my down parka AND down pants (Montbell TEC) which permits me to carry a lighter TQ. I have an older 20deg Enigma, and, as you have observed, the...
  15. Replies
    42
    Views
    1,060

    Ha, well maybe there's more to it than meets the...

    Ha, well maybe there's more to it than meets the eye. There's never any follow-up or 'after action' report on these things.

    But hyping the danger and drama is the stock-in-trade for "news" people.
  16. Replies
    26
    Views
    1,469

    It really isn't much more complicated than using...

    It really isn't much more complicated than using the hammock tarp as a ground tarp.

    Here's a pic of a dedicated ground tarp (HMG Echo) being used with a prototype of the bivy my friend made for...
  17. Replies
    42
    Views
    1,060

    They talk about how remote and inaccessible that...

    They talk about how remote and inaccessible that location is, but I'm pretty sure I've seen 4-wheeler tracks going right up to the shelter, which is only 300-400 meters from that waypoint. :rolleyes:...
  18. Replies
    42
    Views
    1,060

    LOL starting to think I am just fat, dumb, happy...

    LOL starting to think I am just fat, dumb, happy and blind. :lol:

    Safe to say I'm not packing my fears.

    But I have seen some of those big rat snakes over the years... this one near Wildcat...
  19. Replies
    26
    Views
    1,469

    In that case I'd do it just as Shug does in his...

    In that case I'd do it just as Shug does in his GtG video with a hammock. If I knew that GtG was a certainty, the only extra things I'd carry are my 10.4oz 47" x 25" air mat and 1.6oz pillow. And...
  20. That's the biggest factor... compressing the...

    That's the biggest factor... compressing the lower insulation. With that combo I would have been absolutely miserable and freezing.

    While I don't doubt that the modified CDT underquilts work well...
  21. Replies
    7
    Views
    282

    I wouldn't knock it until I tried it, but I will...

    I wouldn't knock it until I tried it, but I will say that it seems to address problems I don't have. I have a meme buried deep in my head somewhere that absolutely abhors unnecessary foofy-faffyness....
  22. Thread: Incubator

    by cmoulder
    Replies
    4
    Views
    151

    Sounds within reason, especially if shell...

    Sounds within reason, especially if shell material is 20D-ish and down FP is 800-ish.

    I'm not sure when HG branched into Econ and Premium lines, so that might've been the norm at the time.
  23. Replies
    42
    Views
    1,060

    Well if it hadn't been for MikekiM spotting those...

    Well if it hadn't been for MikekiM spotting those rattlers—that I walked right past without even noticing!—a couple of years ago I wouldn't have had a rattlesnake sighting at all the last few years!...
  24. Replies
    22
    Views
    446

    Wow, what a great trip! Now I'm inspired to get...

    Wow, what a great trip! Now I'm inspired to get out and do the end to end.

    Very impressed that your son did the whole thing as well! :cool:
  25. Replies
    4
    Views
    242

    I keep getting tempted by this but have not yet...

    I keep getting tempted by this but have not yet mustered the courage to pull the trigger.

    I have a ~5.5oz Montbell down jacket, so thus far the dual-purpose quilt is a niche too far.
  26. Replies
    42
    Views
    1,060

    LOL if ever yer gunna play hooky, now is the...

    LOL if ever yer gunna play hooky, now is the time!! :laugh:

    I think it's getting too cool for rattlers' tastes... I didn't see any this year, in fact. I did intercept a couple of ticks crawling up...
  27. Replies
    42
    Views
    1,060

    Still primo for about another week or so! :cool:

    Still primo for about another week or so! :cool:
  28. Replies
    42
    Views
    1,060

    No, not muddy at all, though not tinder dry,...

    No, not muddy at all, though not tinder dry, either. However, after all the recent rain I thought that maybe some of the smaller streams might be running, but there wasn't a drop! The ground is so...
  29. Replies
    42
    Views
    1,060

    Fall colors are at or close to peak... this...

    Fall colors are at or close to peak... this weekend is great and there's still a good amount of green mixed in. I'm guessing that after next weekend it'll be on the downslope after that.

    My...
  30. +1 for Thermodrop. I'm diggin' it.

    +1 for Thermodrop.

    I'm diggin' it.
  31. Replies
    14
    Views
    593

    I've seen and read about people pushing stakes...

    I've seen and read about people pushing stakes into the ground with their feet. This puts a lot of side load on the stake because the sole moves in an arc while the stake is meant to travel in a...
  32. Replies
    12
    Views
    409

    A couple of negatives... 1) It can snag on...

    A couple of negatives...

    1) It can snag on tree bark, pulling out fibers, so it gets really ratty looking in short order,

    2) If there is even a little slippage, which you might see with Becket...
  33. This is what I do when fairly high wind is...

    This is what I do when fairly high wind is expected. Better to find an area that is better sheltered from the wind by natural obstacles but this isn't always possible.
    ...
  34. Sounds as if there was some pathway for moisture...

    Sounds as if there was some pathway for moisture to migrate from the feet to the outside.

    Conditions (relative humidity, airflow, etc) were such that the migrating moisture condensed on the shell....
  35. Replies
    20
    Views
    990

    +1 ... I have a fleece beanie that I pull down...

    +1 ... I have a fleece beanie that I pull down over my eyes on those super-bright moonlit nights. Or the bill of a baseball cap when it's warm. Could also carry a sleeping mask.
  36. Thread: Need the pros

    by cmoulder
    Replies
    41
    Views
    1,513

    Maybe try a bridge?

    Maybe try a bridge?
  37. Yes indeed, if you have personally used the...

    Yes indeed, if you have personally used the various materials, the difference between 20D and 10D (and 7D!) really leaps out.

    Some years back I bought a lightly-used 40deg EE Prodigy (now called...
  38. Replies
    20
    Views
    990

    It's subjective/relative/whatever, but I find the...

    It's subjective/relative/whatever, but I find the .67oz DCF camo to be much darker than standard .51 DCF, which is highly translucent.

    Most, if not all, of the very lightweight materials (7D, .9...
  39. Replies
    42
    Views
    1,060

    Looks like another good loop! I don't have that...

    Looks like another good loop! I don't have that guidebook but it seems to be a good one for getting familiar with the park.

    Glad the Altra (Lone Peak?) trail runners worked out for you. I've tried...
  40. Replies
    42
    Views
    1,060

    Last Thursday I did a fairly easy hike with my...

    Last Thursday I did a fairly easy hike with my neighbor who's just getting into dayhikes and eventually wants to backpack and hammock.

    We did a 7 mile loop that has only ~1000' of vertical—which...
  41. Replies
    32
    Views
    1,097

    Nearly all related threads in the Ultra Lite Gear...

    Nearly all related threads in the Ultra Lite Gear forum have disappeared. I'm only seeing 4 recent ones although it indicates 29 in the forum directory.

    Do you know if that is a glitch, or is the...
  42. Replies
    8
    Views
    300

    If used for a somewhat permanent outdoor hammock...

    If used for a somewhat permanent outdoor hammock setup, yes this is definitely a problem. Even reflected UV will compromise them.

    However, for a backpacking situation where they'll be deployed...
  43. Replies
    8
    Views
    300

    I've simply rolled the cut ends over a couple of...

    I've simply rolled the cut ends over a couple of times and hand stitched them with polyester thread. No problems.
  44. Replies
    32
    Views
    1,097

    Beyond the small weight savings, it's the mindset...

    Beyond the small weight savings, it's the mindset of simplifying, and then extending that process to the entire backpacking kit.

    Next thing you know, you're carrying a head full of skills instead...
  45. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,145

    Sorry, just getting back to this thread... ...

    Sorry, just getting back to this thread...

    Yes, my earlier pic and many others in my gallery are of the 11' hex. I just love that darn thing. :laugh:

    However, you can still get a fairly low...
  46. Yep... and the Uprising 78" version might look a...

    Yep... and the Uprising 78" version might look a lot like an Incubator. :cool:
  47. Replies
    26
    Views
    3,901

    Thanks, and yes it's good to have a plan... I...

    Thanks, and yes it's good to have a plan... I just find a spot that is a good 15-20 feet downwind that is clear of obstacles and call it done!
  48. Replies
    3
    Views
    552

    I do not have these poles. However, the...

    I do not have these poles. However, the flick-lock styles of all trekking poles utilize a cam-actuated clamp with tension adjusted by tightening or loosening a little screw or—more likely nowadays—a...
  49. Replies
    32
    Views
    1,097

    I've backpacked quite a few places in the NE and...

    I've backpacked quite a few places in the NE and 12' straps have been totally adequate, and this is for a knot-to-CL setup. I carry a 3' dog bone which I might use once or twice a year.
  50. Yes, both 'old' style down w/karo baffles... they...

    Yes, both 'old' style down w/karo baffles... they now have V2 with channels! The down can (and does) migrate leaving the side pockets empty, but it's easy enough to redistribute. But, in a way, it is...
Results 1 to 50 of 2881
Page 1 of 58 1 2 3 4