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  1. Wow! I hadn't got a lot of response early on and...

    Wow! I hadn't got a lot of response early on and then my life got crazy for a bit with finding our own place finally and moving, so I haven't check back in a while.

    Gnome, Sounds great. Keep an...
  2. N. Az Girl looking for backpacking/hanging buddies!!

    So I just moved back to Arizona recently after 7 years away and I'm up in the Tri city - Prescott area. I have time and gear, my husband has gear and no time. I'm primarily a backpacker and pretty...
  3. You're welcome! :D

    You're welcome! :D
  4. I have had the same experience! I originally...

    I have had the same experience! I originally wanted a smaller hammock than the average purely due to my UL backpacking obsession but quickly found that the wider, longer hammocks just aren't as...
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    First off Thanks for all the encouraging words! ...

    First off Thanks for all the encouraging words! It's good to know I'm not alone in my first time fear. Thankfully I'm going with a small group so I won't be alone and I have a back up plan in...
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    First Trip, Really Nervous

    So I'm going to be heading out on my first Hammock backpacking trip in a week and I'm really nervous about the whole thing. I'm terrified that I'm going to end up on my butt in the middle of the...
  7. Ok well I'm out. Sadly I've just gotten a new...

    Ok well I'm out. Sadly I've just gotten a new job that requires every Saturday for the rest of my life. Well it's a fun job, but knocks me out of the trip!
  8. My going still kind of depends on at least a few...

    My going still kind of depends on at least a few others carpooling from Georgia. I'm not sure my car could make it that far!!
  9. I'd love to be added to that if possible! I'm in...

    I'd love to be added to that if possible! I'm in the same area as Shadow Alpha
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    Alright It looks like I'm gonna want to do a...

    Alright It looks like I'm gonna want to do a layer of double fabric triple stitched if I channel Dynaglide through the sides and I might even grab a bit of silnyon to reinfoce the channels.

    On to...
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    I have some and It has helped me get a few things...

    I have some and It has helped me get a few things down, like I'm thinking I want mine to be about 70-72" long for my height plus some wiggle room, which Grizz suggested in his videos is done by...
  12. It is a illness, but frankly I don't want the...

    It is a illness, but frankly I don't want the cure!! My goal for my shelters are 1.5lbs max and you're comfortably below that so I'm calling this one a solid win for UL! I'd love to know how that...
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    Sweet! Looking forward to it!

    Sweet! Looking forward to it!
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    I have a question on this. I'm assuming by...

    I have a question on this. I'm assuming by Brandon you mean Warbonnet, is that right? I've searched every which way and don't see it on the store site. Is it a prototype that he's posted about...
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    Dangerous said it, It's all about weight. Like...

    Dangerous said it, It's all about weight. Like myself, I'm a ultralight backpacker, for me webbing would be a death sentence. For someone like my husband, who is not interested in weight but...
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    UL Bridge Hammock Questions

    Ok, I keep going back and forth and back and forth between gathered and bridge and I never really can decide. Well I've got my gathered end figured out so this just might be the time I actually try...
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    This is how I had it whipped ...

    This is how I had it whipped

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/album.php?albumid=2071&pictureid=14938

    And this is what I switched to today
    ...
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    Based on this info and a careful examination of...

    Based on this info and a careful examination of each hole, I concluded that it is a bunching issue. The holes do run with the threads and the threads have kind of pulled away from each other and...
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    old4hats - I think you're right. L.D. Cakes -...

    old4hats - I think you're right.

    L.D. Cakes - We must have been posting at the same time, because I didn't see your comment untill I hit submit. Anyway If I go much longer, I'll have added more...
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    I am 5' 2.5" exactly. Ok so I can shorten it a...

    I am 5' 2.5" exactly.

    Ok so I can shorten it a bit more but it's also only 3 yards of fabric so it's only about $15 of fabric. It's not going to break my my bank to buy some more. But it getting...
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    It is a short hammock, but that's because I'm...

    It is a short hammock, but that's because I'm short. It's 3 feet longer than I am.

    So, there is a good chance that I've been hanging it a bit wrong causing more stress than supposed to. I've...
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    I am not, In fact I have a 100% hardware free...

    I am not, In fact I have a 100% hardware free setup altogether.

    As for using seam sealer, I'm not sure I understand how seam sealing would keep them from tearing it even more.
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    I've never set it up before in wet weather...

    I've never set it up before in wet weather without a tarp but I've been a little damp once or twice. I guess it's possible but it doesn't make a lot sense since the holes are right next to the...
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    Tiny Holes Concerning me...

    so I pick up my MYOG hammock today and I look at the gathered end and I see this

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/picture.php?albumid=2071&pictureid=14930

    I pull it out of my bishop bag and...
  25. I had seen that and I've got the book that it...

    I had seen that and I've got the book that it came from too, so maybe that's where I got the idea that it was bad... I've been trying out a continuous ridgeline and it's just a tad too short to do...
  26. Ok, got out my tape measurer and along the hem...

    Ok, got out my tape measurer and along the hem the fabric is 8ft long but down the middle from the beginning of the gather to the end of the gather 7.75ft long. So it's a little longer than I...
  27. I made it adjustable from 100" to 72" And I have...

    I made it adjustable from 100" to 72" And I have found that I am most comfortable when it's just hanging without one no matter what length the ridgeline is. Besides I'm still confused how a 7.5 ft...
  28. Whoopie Slings and Ridgeline Frustrations

    So I just feel like I'm not doing something right...

    I've got my tree huggers, whoopie slings and adjustable ridgeline, all DIY, but for some reason things don't look or feel right.

    When I set...
  29. Great! :thumbup: I think you'll love it. Joe...

    Great! :thumbup: I think you'll love it. Joe does some fantastic work. I'm still not even sure I'd need all 4 panel pulls either for hammock but if I went to ground that's when I'd really like all...
  30. Yeah, I'll make anyone a hammock who would want...

    Yeah, I'll make anyone a hammock who would want one, but I'll stick with my machine.. :laugh:

    As far as the tarp, well you'll want the 10 tie out options, not 8 because 10 will give you the...
  31. Ok well I missed that I guess. At that point I...

    Ok well I missed that I guess. At that point I don't blames you. I've been sewing my whole life, hand and machine, and you couldn't pay me to hand sew a hammock!!

    As for tie outs with the Zline....
  32. I made my own hammock and I know you said you...

    I made my own hammock and I know you said you have no sewing skills, but you can litterally just sew a hem and a channel to make a hammock. It's the easiest thing I've ever sewn. It's up to you....
  33. I still want to go to this and the dates are fine...

    I still want to go to this and the dates are fine for me. I know ShadowAlpha had wanted to see if some of the North Georgia folks could carpool. If that is still something anyone would be...
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    I personally would rather reschedule. My prayers...

    I personally would rather reschedule. My prayers are with you!
  35. I liked the idea of bringing a little gift to...

    I liked the idea of bringing a little gift to give her at night, I know things like that usually improve my mood and usually the memory of the trip gets connected to the item. Another idea is take...
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    Congrats! You won't be disappointed!

    Congrats! You won't be disappointed!
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    I am and I'd be willing to split the gas but I'm...

    I am and I'd be willing to split the gas but I'm a courier and use my own personal car for work and I can't risk taking it that far out of state so if someone is going who is willing to drive I will...
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    It may not seem that far but for my car but I put...

    It may not seem that far but for my car but I put 100-400 miles a day on my car for work and I'm getting close to 200k! But I'm looking to go to Ft Yargo this weekend if anyone is interested!
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    I am not sure but I think that's near the SC...

    I am not sure but I think that's near the SC border, right? If it is, it's a bit further than my sad car can go right now, but I was thinking about trying to see if a few people would be interested...
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    I know where that is! Yeah I'm a courier and a...

    I know where that is! Yeah I'm a courier and a one car family so taking the only car that is my livelihood out of state and putting that many miles on it is just a no go for me.
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    Despite initial interest 2 months ago, I have...

    Despite initial interest 2 months ago, I have recently gotten 100% zero interest in this trip so I'll be postponing my first AT trip to the fall, due to the rise in temperature this year being so...
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    I'm in Gwinnett and if anyone would be willing to...

    I'm in Gwinnett and if anyone would be willing to give me a ride to this, that would totally make this a slam dunk for me.
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    As long as it's a Saturday-Sunday in I'm totally...

    As long as it's a Saturday-Sunday in I'm totally in!!! As long as it's not the weekend of June 1st, that's my anniversary.
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    Ok folks, since it's obvious this date is just...

    Ok folks, since it's obvious this date is just not in the cards, I still have time to push the dates back one weekend. How would anyone feel about something around April 20th through the 23rd?
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    Ok well It's looking like this trip is cancelled,...

    Ok well It's looking like this trip is cancelled, then. Anyone who decides later they want to go, I will still have the days off.
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    I'm in as long as it's not the weekend of the...

    I'm in as long as it's not the weekend of the 13th-15th I'm gonna be on the AT.
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    BTW I realized I didn't post the dates!! Leaving...

    BTW I realized I didn't post the dates!! Leaving April 13th and getting back April 16th.
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    Ok friends, I am re-posting all the basic info on...

    Ok friends, I am re-posting all the basic info on this trip plus some more details!! Gotta get more than me and one other person for this trip to be a go so if you're planning or thinking you're...
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    Bumpity bump!

    Bumpity bump!
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    Totally understand. Hope you can come!!

    Totally understand. Hope you can come!!
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