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  1. Dutch, Iím dumbfounded!! Do yo think this can be...

    Dutch, Iím dumbfounded!! Do yo think this can be a tarp material for harsh environments and rough use? It seems magical.
    Thanks Dutch, thank you for all you do for us hammockers.
  2. Iím gonna try to keep my posts at a minimum...

    Iím gonna try to keep my posts at a minimum
    Hoping that yíall will communicate amongst each other.
    After allóYou are Yates
    Feel free to make plans, modify plans and or let this percolate on its...
  3. Silverpalm, thatís ok, I might be camping at...

    Silverpalm, thatís ok, I might be camping at Yates on Saturday night with Hammock Forum members.
    All I can sayóbe careful Big Foot sightings increase during Summer Solstice. While I donít believe...
  4. Captain HiJack here I just gotta...

    Captain HiJack here
    I just gotta sayóCongratulations [emoji1063] Canada for a hard fought well deserved win of NBA title World Champs!!! I was pulling for Golden State but if Iíd placed a bet at...
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    A hammock that is at least 11 feet long and 5...

    A hammock that is at least 11 feet long and 5 feet wide, is a good start.
    You will need insulation, both top and bottom.
    If you have enough money, get underquilt and topquilt set maybe rated 20...
  6. Rain Man, ainít many better ways to unwind,...

    Rain Man, ainít many better ways to unwind, reduce stress, than to watch ReallyBigMonkey show bushcrafting and survival methods on YouTube!
    I used to think he was dumbóafter watching more of his...
  7. I believe some resistance to hammocks has been...

    I believe some resistance to hammocks has been caused by hammocks that are unsafe (tippy), and uncomfortable (short and narrow).
    Tippy net and canvas hammocks with spreader bars have been marketed...
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    Seadug, Iím guessing try the single strand...

    Seadug, Iím guessing try the single strand extension first. If that works, it will probably be easiest fix. Good luck.
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    Hanging in the Backyard

    Iíd be inclined to lash a tripod for each end.
    Tripods would be high enough to lash a crossbar between them for added stability. Also stake all six poles securely to terra firma.
    Iíd do all this to...
  10. NC >Yates Fall Back Hang > Oct31 - Nov 3 2019

    Iím gonna have Wangs and Beef to share with all
    I will not have any sides or desserts, or drinks.
    Any or all can post here on this thread-what you are thinking of bringing or cooking to share in...
  11. Silverpalm, I donít have a bike, Iíve been hoping...

    Silverpalm, I donít have a bike, Iíve been hoping youíd install pegs on your back tire, lol...
    Iím map app deficient, possibly can camp with yíall if I can find your campsite(s)
    We backpacked into...
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    You are in right place for fun hammock camping ...

    You are in right place for fun hammock camping
    We were all new once
    And sometimes I learn anew
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    I heard through the grapevine that local towns...

    I heard through the grapevine that local towns law enforcement was taking homeless to Yates. Not sure if this is true or not. And not sure if this was initiated by homeless man or by law man.
    Some...
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    Iíve had Kevlar get abrasion from yanking...

    Iíve had Kevlar get abrasion from yanking slipknots loose after hanging all nightówith Carolina Red suspension.
    Iíve heard of very rare damage to strap when using Dutch clip. In my opinion it was...
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    If you hang something on hammock ridgeline, and...

    If you hang something on hammock ridgeline, and it causes more sag than you want, you could tighten suspension just a bit. Iíd leave ridgeline same length.
  16. Have fun on your journey, meeting friends along...

    Have fun on your journey, meeting friends along the way...
    I hope some landmarks you remember are still there to see
  17. Most anything you do to rope or amsteel can...

    Most anything you do to rope or amsteel can reduce its strength. Knots, kinks, twists, splicing without tapering, and hardware.
    Knots, bends, hitches that are commonly used by hammockers, are...
  18. Silverpalm, like the Beatles, ďLet it beĒ...

    Silverpalm, like the Beatles, ďLet it beĒ
    Saturday supper potluck with possible collaboration amongst all in this thread.
    Nomadic Theme backpacking overnight camp in Uwharrie forest.Loop trail...
  19. tarp sagging causing pooling water and subsequent leaks during heavy rain storm

    I had a similar problem with my tarp and ridgeline
    If I had heeded the good advice of Hammock Gear my tarp would have had a cat cut or curved ridgeline and it would have been strack neat and...
  20. WNC>10th Annual John Rock Hang: July 25-28, 2019.

    Thank you Tacoma and Foxpoop, you know Iíll be there with happy face. There is still time to change hammock suspension B4 John Rock lol
    [emoji83][emoji91][emoji256][emoji41]
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    Good thanks Shaw

    Good thanks Shaw
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    Will do[emoji83][emoji91][emoji256][emoji41]...

    Will do[emoji83][emoji91][emoji256][emoji41]
    Iíve yet to learn navigation apps and filter water
    Thatís ok on account of Daniel Boone might have wondered where he was wandering and might have drunk...
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    Are you interested in car camping or backpacking...

    Are you interested in car camping or backpacking on trail to campsite?
    Possible impromptu hangs this summer at Yates
    Maybe backpacking with short miles due to heat and my out to lunch capabilities
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    Might be at Yates same time as you either by...

    Might be at Yates same time as you either by chance or by design. Iím learning to be a backpacking camper. Less than five miles a day
    Weaknesses
    Navigation on trails
    Water filter
    Slow to get on...
  25. TallPaul, I will gladly serve you and yours hot...

    TallPaul, I will gladly serve you and yours hot coffee round campfire on cold morning whilst wearing waiters garb like I stepped out of a New York diner[emoji83][emoji91]☕️[emoji41]
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    Did a quick overnight in woods Used a borrowed...

    Did a quick overnight in woods
    Used a borrowed 50 underquilt
    Had a tee shirt and jeans
    A cotton sheet for top ďinsulationĒ
    Was ok UNTIL
    Woke up cold at 445 am
    It was so close to coffee time...
  27. NC >Yates Fall Back Hang > Oct31 - Nov 3 2019

    Google Maps Yates Place Campground Troy NC
    Yates the Laid Back Hang[emoji83][emoji91][emoji256][emoji41]
  28. Terminator&Gunner you are on my calendar and...

    Terminator&Gunner you are on my calendar and thereís 3 or 4 of us who might be section hiking eastern end of NC Mountain2Sea Trail either just B4 or just after Medoc
    Pumpkins...
  29. Davefire, welcome from across the pond. Iíd not...

    Davefire, welcome from across the pond.
    Iíd not use paracord on hammock suspensionó
    It stretches when supporting your weight, stretches overnight and hammock suspension is way different in morning....
  30. Maybe you can find someone who will let you camp...

    Maybe you can find someone who will let you camp on their land nearby. There is lots of tourism and cabin rentalsóprobably high demand has increased real estate pricesóforcing rentals higher. I...
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    My old suspension used tarp ridgeline as hammock...

    My old suspension used tarp ridgeline as hammock ridgelineóone and the same. It was way high and I did not have a ridgeline organizer
    Current suspension has hammock ridgelineó
    Now a ridgeline...
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    Tom, I know you...

    Tom, I know you right[emoji83][emoji91][emoji256][emoji41]
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    I might do some backyard testing B1st And or...

    I might do some backyard testing B1st
    And or cheat a little bit with a foam sit pad
    Phantomóexpert at making mistakes
    Iíve made so many mistakesóitís miraculous Iím still vertical
    For this...
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    Skipping insulation in summer heat

    My only insulation is 20* set top and bottom quilts
    Can I skip insulation on hot summer nights without freezing?
    What would nighttime lows have to be and be above for me to be warm enough to sleep...
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    Any upcoming nc hangs

    Trambo, Iím jealous
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    Good luck in your big new...

    Good luck in your big new hammock[emoji83][emoji91][emoji256][emoji41]
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    And I can remember camping at Grayson Highlands...

    And I can remember camping at Grayson Highlands in Virginia close to North Carolina line.
    I canít remember if it was a local hammock hang or my family and friends. I think it was summer and we hiked...
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    Any upcoming nc hangs

    Keep checking Southeast Outings
    None posted yet
    And you can always generate a Hammock campout impromptu at any time or place
    Many hammock campers in NC avoid summer heat and hibernate till cooler...
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    KWB, Hi from Denton NC You have some experienced...

    KWB, Hi from Denton NC You have some experienced hammock campers in your area
    Look [emoji102] on Hammock Forums for local hammock hangs
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    Fees will not be fun and will not be free I...

    Fees will not be fun and will not be free
    I believe this has been caused by certain campers who have begun to actually live at Yates Place for extended periods of timeólike all the time.
    Some of...
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    NO-LINE tarp suspension

    Theguywitheyebrows, first you create the indomitable J-Bend and then-I ainít lying-
    You make a No-Line tarp suspension!
    Cool man.
    Phantom, hoping your kneerowsurgeon helps you keep in...
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    Coldfeet, you got some great hammockers here...

    Coldfeet, you got some great hammockers here
    Cmoulder, and MikekiM both with a wealth of knowledge and skills honed in piney woods.
    I love knots
    YouTube
    David Hughes Phantom Grappler...
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    TheGuyWithEyebrows has created J Bend. There is...

    TheGuyWithEyebrows has created J Bend. There is some eyeballing, getting J Bend adjusted to desired length. TheGuyWithEyeBrows has demonstrated on video setting J Bend quickly and at good hang angle...
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    You should be ok with 7/64 amsteel loops. When I...

    You should be ok with 7/64 amsteel loops. When I first got interested in hammocks, I did not trust 7/64 to hold safely, so I used 1/8. Then at local hangs there were campers over 300 pounds using...
  45. This happened to a guy camped near us. He left...

    This happened to a guy camped near us.
    He left his boots outside tent on ground overnight. During the night, one of his boots walked away never to be seen again.
    Most likely a critter smelled food...
  46. Gadget absolutely right I will describe this...

    Gadget absolutely right
    I will describe this technique
    On a hard flat surface, put paper towel or tee shirt to protect strap from grit or sand.
    Put strap knot on top of fabric or paper towel and...
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    You might have tied your Becket hitch perfectly ...

    You might have tied your Becket hitch perfectly
    You might have tightened it good too
    Iíve been using 2.0 dyneema straps and have noticed some settling or minor slipping after my best efforts to...
  48. Most GE problems may now be solved, shout out to leiavoia for reminding me of old trick

    Iím happy with my gathered end 12x6
    It ainít for everybody
    Bigger tarp
    Bigger pack
    Calf ridge pressure CRP, knee hyper extension, curved inward outside ankle-foot scrunch
    All Virtually...
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    A shout out from other side of the pond. Do you...

    A shout out from other side of the pond. Do you get out in the boonies with other hammock campers or trek out solo?
    Phantom skeeerd to go alone, even though Iíve been a loner all my life
    Itís good...
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    Iím sure your friends miss you and you are warmly...

    Iím sure your friends miss you and you are warmly welcomed by more friends down year[emoji83][emoji91][emoji256][emoji41]
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