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    I am back at home and my back needs my hammock...

    I am back at home and my back needs my hammock back!
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    With trees that tall you cannot even SEE the...

    With trees that tall you cannot even SEE the widow makers. The locals, rangers and informed know that the forest contains a mix of trees. Technically an old growth forest in good health is a forest...
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    I do not claim to be an expert but we found...

    I do not claim to be an expert but we found virtually no fog until we were ON the coast. We live near the water in Florida so we see fog in the early mornings when it is cool. The atmosphere was...
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    pat9381 - How do i adjust needle tension? I am...

    pat9381 - How do i adjust needle tension? I am only a few months into teaching myself to sew. Unfortunately I do not have anyone local to teach me hands on. Have watched a lot of youtube videos and...
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    Hanging in the redwoods

    I just got back from a trip up the coast. Had a great time. As far as the straps, we took 12' diy python style straps and a couple of 8' backups. One night we had to combine a 12' and the backup...
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    Sewing problems

    These are some of the things that will cause puckering or "rat's nest" stitches. Some of them have already been posted.

    Improper needle tension (too loose usually)
    Machine threaded in wrong order...
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    DIY synthetics

    Thanks for the discussion. I also live in Florida with high humidity and do not do any winter camping. Going to Pacific Northwest this summer and I have some concerns about the mist/rain with down.
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    The bear canister is new to me. I read about it...

    The bear canister is new to me. I read about it on one of the NPS sites but they did not give a weight or volume. Do you know?
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