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    I guess Sheltowee isn't cool enough [emoji53]

    I guess Sheltowee isn't cool enough [emoji53]
  2. Welcome from Lexington! If you're ever in town,...

    Welcome from Lexington! If you're ever in town, come on by the shop, I'm happy to talk hammocks all day! I also have a demo program where you can try out my Boone Insulated hammocks and other...
  3. If you'd like to try a Sheltowee Set-Up (Boone...

    If you'd like to try a Sheltowee Set-Up (Boone Insulated Hammock, Tooper, Tarp), contact me either through here or through my website about my Demo Program.

    I'll send you a complete set up for...
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    what you need, is to gather your hammock...

    what you need, is to gather your hammock differently. Using a whipped technique, pull the edges on both ends out about 2-3". this will create a small but rigid 'side wall' that make your feet and...
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    Tony posted a video recently that lifts the veil...

    Tony posted a video recently that lifts the veil of mystery a little about the patented design of Pack-It-Light Hammocks. You can find it on the company's facebook page (sorry, I couldn't find a link...
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    interesting. I bet a lot of people assume a...

    interesting. I bet a lot of people assume a knotty mod is able to keep ones feet from falling out but it's important to remember that it's only a bit of shock cord and a cord lock, designed to...
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    great to see The Red with some snow AND bright...

    great to see The Red with some snow AND bright blue sky! A true and rare BlueBird day y'all had. Very envious.
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    great write up and pics! glad to hear the prusik...

    great write up and pics! glad to hear the prusik know worked to keep the spreader in place; that's a simple solution I hadn't thought of.

    a popular solution for creating a foot box for gathered...
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    Sheltowee Shell (UQ)

    HEY! just saw now saw this, dang ! thanks so much for the post, and I've been wondering how you've liked the Shell UQ.

    Yes, I can do colors! The brown layer (the outside layer) is all that I can...
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    should be a great weekend here in the bluegrass!...

    should be a great weekend here in the bluegrass! have fun, and take pics! I've really like Dutch's spreader bar, it works well and so much easier to cover two with one tarp.
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    Welcome from Central KY!! Never heard of a...

    Welcome from Central KY!! Never heard of a Tenntuckian before, but I like it! The Big South Fork knows no boundary lines.
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    It was a great time again in Ocala NF! BIG thanks...

    It was a great time again in Ocala NF! BIG thanks to EVERYONE who made it happen; it's tough to organize and to wrangle that many people but y'all did it again!

    I was happy to see many old faces...
  13. 75 and raining sounds good to me right about...

    75 and raining sounds good to me right about now! Winter has finally hit hard here in the Bluegrass.

    I finished my first true prototype of the Boone Zip this morning and looking forward showing...
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    Welcome, from Central Ky!

    Welcome, from Central Ky!
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    very well done sir! I couldn't stop scrolling...

    very well done sir! I couldn't stop scrolling down through your other trips, they all look so nice!
  16. Sheltowee will be there again this year! I'm...

    Sheltowee will be there again this year! I'm excited to spend some time in the FL Sunshine again this winter.

    I'll also be unveiling a new hammock called the Boone Bug at HangCon; a Boone Hammock...
  17. beautiful! should be a nice day to for a visit on...

    beautiful! should be a nice day to for a visit on Saturday!
  18. I'll be there Saturday, sleeping in a 40 degree...

    I'll be there Saturday, sleeping in a 40 degree hammock [emoji33]
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    Here's something simple.... Pick up some straps...

    Here's something simple.... Pick up some straps (Dutch sells great ones at a nice price) and also drop some cinch buckles in your shopping pack. Watch this video on how to attach those buckles to...
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    bumping this thread and also recommending this...

    bumping this thread and also recommending this hammock. kind of like a hammock couch.

    http://m.rei.com/product/882922/evrgrn-downtime-hammock
  21. I nearly always bring a pad with me on my trips. ...

    I nearly always bring a pad with me on my trips.

    I use them to sit around the campfire and as a hammock welcome mat :laugh: !

    I have the best success supplementing my insulation by wearing...
  22. I'm getting pretty pumped! I kinda wish it was...

    I'm getting pretty pumped! I kinda wish it was this weekend with the weather. I've never been to Star Gap arch and would like to find it; it'll be close to us, at the end of Tunnel Ridge Rd.
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    Welcome from Lawrenceburg, KY! My first...

    Welcome from Lawrenceburg, KY!

    My first hammock was an ENO Doublenest! I've still got it (though it doesn't get much use anymore) and it's still going strong! Most people find the ideal width for...
  24. Hello and welcome from the Bluegrass state! I...

    Hello and welcome from the Bluegrass state!

    I used to use a Thermarest Z-lite pad as insulation for my feet and I would always wake up with condensation trapped in the dimples of the pad... the...
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    Sheltowee is based in the heart of the Bluegrass...

    Sheltowee is based in the heart of the Bluegrass State; Central KY! And it's just me, Alex, behind the scenes.

    I started with this crazy idea to integrate an insulation layer in a hammock 4 years...
  26. Dutch recommends aligning the head ends (the end...

    Dutch recommends aligning the head ends (the end with the spreader bar) so that they are both the same distance from the tree if the hammocks are different lengths. I imagine that puts less stress on...
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    did you have your overcover deployed on your XLC?...

    did you have your overcover deployed on your XLC? That should help increase the TQ lower limit, just like a sock would (sounds like your good to go on the bottom). Also, sleeping with insulated pants...
  28. YES! Y'all sure to bring along a mug for hott...

    YES! Y'all sure to bring along a mug for hott drinks!!
  29. This is sure to be a great time! I can attest to...

    This is sure to be a great time! I can attest to the quality company and food this crew provides.

    I'm gonna try my best to make it both Friday and Saturday nights, but Saturday is in the Calendar...
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    What you are describing here sounds a lot like...

    What you are describing here sounds a lot like the infamous SnugFit UQ made by Ed Speer. OR like the insulation layer in Sheltowee Insulated Hammocks.

    That triangle piece of fabric in the SnugFit...
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    My ENO was bought around the same time at a local...

    My ENO was bought around the same time at a local art fair. It's got the same old school logo; I believe these are from back in the day that the two brothers who founded ENO made them in there garage...
  32. Awesome work! I remember that BridgeSkin video......

    Awesome work! I remember that BridgeSkin video... I wanna see THAT available for purchase!
  33. I love big tarps with lots of tie outs for the...

    I love big tarps with lots of tie outs for the reason that tie outs give you options. No two hang spots are the same and sometimes having the extra tie outs makes for a better pitch in some areas....
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    A BIG thank you to EVERYONE from Lauren and Me....

    A BIG thank you to EVERYONE from Lauren and Me. We both had a great time at our first MAHHA and are looking forward to coming back.

    This is such a great group of people, we both felt this Hang...
  35. Just reminding folks that I still have two demo...

    Just reminding folks that I still have two demo Boone hammocks open for anyone to use this weekend! come find me or send me a PM and I'll set one aside for ya. Looking forward to a great weekend!
  36. AWESOME!!!

    AWESOME!!!
  37. I'm excited to announce that Sheltowee will be...

    I'm excited to announce that Sheltowee will be attending it's first MAHHA! I'm looking forward to meeting new faces and seeing old ones. I'll also be bringing a few (2-3) demo Boone Hammocks for...
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    Heres a video of my rig at the Grayson Highlands...

    Heres a video of my rig at the Grayson Highlands Hang last weekend... constant rain, pitched the tarp once, and never re adjusted. Square 8'x10' tarp. Look at that tight pitch! That's the SilPoly...
  39. A BIG Thank You to everyone who contributed to...

    A BIG Thank You to everyone who contributed to this Hang to make it a success and to make it a memorable one for me.

    I posted a trip report on my blog...
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    I prefer rectangular tarps, because they are...

    I prefer rectangular tarps, because they are easier to manipulate when covering two hammocks with one roof (which I assume you're doing)... something 11'x10' would be plenty. I would maybe go as...
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    yup! stacking quilts (top and bottom) is a great...

    yup! stacking quilts (top and bottom) is a great way to push for lower temps!

    I've been surprised a couple of times when stacking a 20 and 40 UQ (around 3.5" of loft total) well into the single...
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    welcome to the madness from Lawrenceburg, KY! ...

    welcome to the madness from Lawrenceburg, KY!

    There are many advantages of hammocks over tents... some including: the ability to hang in many more places than you can tent (over rocky, sloping,...
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    Condensation from breath is just more noticeable...

    Condensation from breath is just more noticeable than condensation from body heat. Your body can pump out more water vapor than you can breathe out during a night, which I would be more concerned...
  44. It sure is getting colder here in the Bluegrass!...

    It sure is getting colder here in the Bluegrass! Sounds like a great trip. I know the Gorge was hoppin' this weekend with the Rugged Red Trail Run, but the rain may have kept others' away...

    Pads...
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    Sounds like what you experienced the first night...

    Sounds like what you experienced the first night was dew, not fog. I find that when hanging over a grassy area during the right (or wrong) conditions, no matter what I do, dew wins out. However,...
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    this [emoji106]🏻

    this [emoji106]🏻
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    Yes; water resistant coatings for down will help...

    Yes; water resistant coatings for down will help minimize the effects of condensation affecting the loft of your quilts, particularly on thru hikes. And they will also dry out faster if (when) they...
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    You forgot option C: Pick up hammocks with built...

    You forgot option C: Pick up hammocks with built in QU's (at a very similar price) that are full featured, easy to use and easy to stay warm. Check out my Boone hammocks.
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    sounds like you just run hot!

    sounds like you just run hot!
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    Thanks for posting your initial impressions! It's...

    Thanks for posting your initial impressions! It's already feeling like Fall this week here in Central KY so I'm sure cooler weather is just right around the corner.



    Wow, Thanks Dirtwheels! I...
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