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    wish there was but no can do. water creates...

    wish there was but no can do. water creates terrible reception.
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    What's New?

    hey guys and girls,

    I thought I'd write a quick post here to see if any good Samaritans wanted to catch me up on if there is any late breaking awesomeness in the world of hammocks. I have been out...
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    What are they? maybe i missed the original...

    What are they? maybe i missed the original discussion
  4. Silversurfer, my wife and I just did the Pen MAr...

    Silversurfer, my wife and I just did the Pen MAr to Gathland sobo for the MAHHA. if your're doing ten mile days, the ensign cowall shelter is a good first stop, with a decent stream after a road...
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    Hampton VA here. good to have more hangers close...

    Hampton VA here. good to have more hangers close to home!
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    Don't go missing again SS. keep safe up there for...

    Don't go missing again SS. keep safe up there for Sandy, Sweet n' Low and I are already feeling the effects down here.
  7. I usually post a link to a public photobucket...

    I usually post a link to a public photobucket album for everyones viewing pleasure if it involves more than 10 or so pics.
  8. echo's to what the gentlemen have already stated....

    echo's to what the gentlemen have already stated. can't wait to see where we are going to max out next year!!
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    That was hilarious!! We thought you were in some...

    That was hilarious!! We thought you were in some sort of trouble by the way the officer approached us.
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    I'm going to try and get there early. There are...

    I'm going to try and get there early. There are some recent builds that I have tested but my wife has not used yet, so some training is in order!
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    I looked at the map and it doesn't look like it...

    I looked at the map and it doesn't look like it is too bad in the elevation, but that shower and all that stuff sounds really good. Are we still on pa for meeting at Gathland at 11?
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    We could just play it by ear, and if we feel up...

    We could just play it by ear, and if we feel up for it, we can do it!
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    My wife and I will show ours off. We have a lot...

    My wife and I will show ours off. We have a lot of new equipment.
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    currently making a top quilt. I will check and...

    currently making a top quilt. I will check and see what i have afterwards.
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    welcome from hampton roads area!

    welcome from hampton roads area!
  16. I weigh in at 208ish, and have a DIY zing-it...

    I weigh in at 208ish, and have a DIY zing-it adjustable ridgeline for my hammocks. The amount of force exerted on the ridgeline is much less than the sheer force exerted on the whoopieslings or...
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    just got back from a good weekender with some...

    just got back from a good weekender with some serious switchbacks!! ready to go. wife and I are working out gear and meal plans as we speak. soooo stoked!
  18. Ok, that makes more sense. I did however, now...

    Ok, that makes more sense. I did however, now that this has been explained to me, notice that the final outer shell dimension calculations has a 1" seam allowance and the sewing margin. Isn't this...
  19. Looking through the speadsheet, I gotta say, this...

    Looking through the speadsheet, I gotta say, this is an excellent planning tool. a few questions though, what is the baffle margin and sewing margin at the bottom? I first thought the sewing margin...
  20. thanks for the king words fellas! I ended up...

    thanks for the king words fellas!

    I ended up going with 850 FP from wildernesslogics.
    and thanks mad for the advice on the fabric. I still have a matching top quilt to complete so I will post...
  21. My take on a 3/4 differential underquilt

    Hello HF,

    I thought I’d share my recent DIY 3/4ish differential cut underquilt. The dimensions are as follows...

    Length: 60”
    Width: 42”
    Baffle Height: 2” with a 2.5” maximum allowance
    Down...
  22. Pictures from the overlook

    here are some more pictures from the overlook!! looking over the topo maps when i got home today, we camped out on little rocky row mtn. I don't think I want to tackle big rocky row until I get my...
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    sorry to hear that Ghawk. hopefully you get...

    sorry to hear that Ghawk. hopefully you get everything repaired.
  24. Might be a little late. 730ish. Darn Hampton...

    Might be a little late. 730ish. Darn Hampton roads traffic. Don't leave me!!
  25. Oh not the mountain site. I was talking about...

    Oh not the mountain site. I was talking about crossing the river for the first hang site is south. sorry for the confusion
  26. how was the hike south from pen mar? a few of us...

    how was the hike south from pen mar? a few of us are planning that trip to gathland state park for the MAHHA in a couple weeks. how many miles south did you hike?
  27. I think you did plenty good on the initial friday...

    I think you did plenty good on the initial friday night scouting! although it seems more popular, and fire ring included, my vote would be for A because if I'm reading your words correctly, we would...
  28. good question, Most UQ's are wide enough that...

    good question,

    Most UQ's are wide enough that they take on an asym shape once the person lays in the hammock without too much of a compression in down if it is cut right. you can also cinch the...
  29. Based on what I put in google maps, it looks like...

    Based on what I put in google maps, it looks like the second lat/long is off the AT. maybe I'm confused by I thought the hike was on the AT? just curious.
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    It shouldn't be to big of an issue since one of...

    It shouldn't be to big of an issue since one of us will be driving silver back to penmar to get his car.
  31. One thing I do not particularly like about the...

    One thing I do not particularly like about the mesh style hammocks is the pressure points it creates on the body after a long nights sleep. I ended up falling asleep on one at my inlaws house, and...
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    That sounds about right. we should be able to do...

    That sounds about right. we should be able to do that
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    I Like both ideas!! maybe a table that has hinges...

    I Like both ideas!! maybe a table that has hinges to expand to that width when needed, but a normal working table most of the time. I also thought of a whiteboard for the creative juices when they...
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    Like this

    like this but better..http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n605/hamptonYJ/Hammock%20Stuff/DSCN0542_3.jpg
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    So after looking at various different plans and...

    So after looking at various different plans and talking with the boss lady, I am restricted in development with the outside, because I have to match the outside with the siding of the house, but the...
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    that indeed sounds like a plan. Shelby and I will...

    that indeed sounds like a plan. Shelby and I will be there. the question is the tentative meet time in Gathland on the start day?
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    I Like it!! Hang hut it is

    I Like it!! Hang hut it is
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    Navy Submariner, but can't say where I'm headed....

    Navy Submariner, but can't say where I'm headed. thanks for the best wishes, I'm still a few months out now. At least I get to be here for the holidays.
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    DIY Workshops: show em off

    If you fellow DIY’ers are like me at all, the word extravagant comes to mind. I will be going on deployment soon, and when I get back, I plan on building a shed/workshop for all my hammocking/DIY...
  40. here is the thread for the VA hang that weekend.....

    here is the thread for the VA hang that weekend..

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=55800
  41. Ahhhh man. too hard to decide.. this hike or the...

    Ahhhh man. too hard to decide.. this hike or the va hike that slated for that weekend as well. You guys make my decisions so difficult!!
  42. hmmmm

    I like your thoughts on the minimal application of grosgrain for reinforcement only. I might do that on the short sides of the UQ, but may fold and do a ful grosgrain channel on the long sides.
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    Poll: love riding through Tenn on the bike. I'd gladly...

    love riding through Tenn on the bike. I'd gladly make the jaunt for a group hang.
  44. Pictures are worth a thousand words

    Here is my idea on the channels. let me know if I'm off course at all.
    http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n605/hamptonYJ/Hammock%20Stuff/Untitled_zps7ee0493f.png
  45. durability of M50 from thru-hiker

    Hey all,

    Thought I'd rally the DIY minds on a conundrum that I am having with my UQ project. I'm trying to decide on how to finish the channels on my underquilt and wondering whether or not to...
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    Yeah I understood what it meant as soon as I hit...

    Yeah I understood what it meant as soon as I hit the enter button to send the message lol. Thanks though for the clarification.
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    Ok, I may be nuking this out a little bit, but in...

    Ok, I may be nuking this out a little bit, but in the outer shell calculations, you take the baffle spacing times the number of baffles (that part I got), and then you took the height of the baffles...
  48. Here here. We need some more folks for the SOBO...

    Here here. We need some more folks for the SOBO anyway. The link is here if your interested.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=55947
  49. Nametags

    Don't worry shy folks, this will be my first MAHHA too, I am a social butterfly so I don't have the shy issue, but I have volunteered to bring nametags, that way you can walk up to someone like you...
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    Haha that works on so many levels you have no...

    Haha that works on so many levels you have no idea. We'll see what happens on the trail. That's always a great backup!!!!!
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