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  1. Glad to hear your making it up for this Andrew. ...

    Glad to hear your making it up for this Andrew. Looks like the Gluttony-Green Timbers crew is back. I'm bringing some extra gear ( tarp, UQ, hammock ) for whoever needs it. Paper towels and...
  2. I'm counting down the days till Thursday and...

    I'm counting down the days till Thursday and don't think that this week could go any slower. Here's a list of those attending so far:
    -Michigandave
    -Turkey
    -Squirrellbait
    -markr6
    -Christo456...
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    Ditto, but I admire your dedication to taking...

    Ditto, but I admire your dedication to taking things to a different level. I'll take -13 below in Michigan at Green Timbers with hourly rations of hot crispy bacon and coffee. Meanwhile, its in the...
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    Good one. I think they want to keep it a secret,...

    Good one. I think they want to keep it a secret, otherwise they wouldn't do all the trail maps in kilometers :). The La Cloche Silhouette Trail near Killarney has been on my radar for a couple...
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    I would put myself in the inspector gadget...

    I would put myself in the inspector gadget category. My current organizer is a 4 pocket, 1/2 mesh, 1/2 fabric one from 2QZQ. It's home to my glasses, phone, camera, snack (winter only), socks,...
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    Welcome to the forums from Clarkston, but I spend...

    Welcome to the forums from Clarkston, but I spend alot of time up near Caseville in the summer. Looks like you've done your research well and gotten off to great start with your gear selection. ...
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    I wonder if Dutch would come up with a titanium...

    I wonder if Dutch would come up with a titanium fitting to add to the tarp to aid in the collection of syrup? Nothing like fresh syrup with pancakes to give breakfast from the hammock a whole new...
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    Pictured Rocks, the Porcupine Mountains, Isle...

    Pictured Rocks, the Porcupine Mountains, Isle Royale are all 8-10 hours but well worth the drive to experience some of Michigan's best trails, IMO. You could spend 4-5 days on North Manitou, but...
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    I was thinking the same thing. On one of my last...

    I was thinking the same thing. On one of my last trips, I had the same thing dripping on my tarp. It seemed to dry pretty quick and when it hardened up I could just wipe it down and clean it off.
  10. Welcome to the hang. Thanks for bringing extra...

    Welcome to the hang. Thanks for bringing extra wood. The DNR recently did a cull of the dead standing timber there, so nearby wood is probably picked over already by prior campers. See you...
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    I always use different colored 'biners on each...

    I always use different colored 'biners on each end. Red for head, black for foot. Makes setup a lot easier.
  12. Glad you can make it and enjoy the trip to the...

    Glad you can make it and enjoy the trip to the UP. Looking forward to meeting you and your wife and hearing of your adventures.
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    I don't think it really makes any measurable...

    I don't think it really makes any measurable difference that the average person would ever notice.

    If anything, the color could come into play when and if you ever try to sell it.
  14. Walleye? Going to show us your technique like...

    Walleye? Going to show us your technique like you did with the trout at the Jordan?

    Looks like I'm for a Thursday early evening arrival. I'm planning to bring a noah12 to use as a dining fly...
  15. Jared is located in Bonners Ferry, Idaho and the...

    Jared is located in Bonners Ferry, Idaho and the OP is in Spokane. If it was ordered tonight, you'd probably be hanging under it by the weekend.
    [emoji4]
  16. Linelocs are standard. It's a plastic line...

    Linelocs are standard. It's a plastic line adjuster that you pull the line through a specifc direction to tighten up the tarp lines going to the stakes. I suppose you could just get loops or D...
  17. I would go with the cat cut. For me, it just...

    I would go with the cat cut. For me, it just keeps everything tighter. It doesn't affect the pole mod at all. In fact, one of my buddys ordered a trail lair with straight cuts and didn't like it,...
  18. I'm a big fan of Jared at SLD and have been doing...

    I'm a big fan of Jared at SLD and have been doing business with him since got started. I have 3 of his tarps, including beta 1 of the Trail Haven, a simplicity asym and a 12 foot Winter Haven. ...
  19. A note on the map: the one that Mark linked I'm...

    A note on the map: the one that Mark linked I'm not sure is updated with the trail reroute. If you go to the North Country Trail website at look for the local chapter ( I think its Traverse City...
  20. FS: Can I ask how long you've had it and the reason...

    Can I ask how long you've had it and the reason that your selling it?
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    Just make sure to practice safe hammocking...

    Just make sure to practice safe hammocking techniques and make sure that whoopie sling suspension protects the tree.

    1.0 with that much extra weight would open the door for a potential fail.
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    Jared at SLD made me a custom Trail Lair out of...

    Jared at SLD made me a custom Trail Lair out of hexon 1.0 in dark olive. Now, that was after I bought a Dutch netless hammock out of 1.6 hexon in the same color. That hexon fabric is so...
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    I wonder what's on the banned list for the other...

    I wonder what's on the banned list for the other convention? I could only imagine....
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    I use different colored whoopies ( red for head,...

    I use different colored whoopies ( red for head, black for foot), so that it's easy for me to decide my orientation for the best view. I always put my double ended bishop bag at the head end. For...
  25. First of all, thank you for your service. ...

    First of all, thank you for your service. Figuring out what you like and don't like before you purchase is a bonus. That's why group hangs are so helpful. I learned so much after I went to my...
  26. Welcome to the forums. Group hangs are just a...

    Welcome to the forums. Group hangs are just a way for people to get together with a common interest and hang out, see a variety of gear in action and learn from each other. So, to answer your...
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    I have to admit, it was fun while it lasted, but...

    I have to admit, it was fun while it lasted, but figured it would quickly digress. That's a very interesting list indeed. I could imagine the discussion that occurred with the powers at be while...
  28. Hey, when your hot and sweaty, you gotta do what...

    Hey, when your hot and sweaty, you gotta do what you gotta do, even if it is April. Since this is car camping weekend, I didn't need to save ounces anyway being a gram weenie (pun intended) :laugh:....
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    Thankfully, the temptation is gone, but I'll add...

    Thankfully, the temptation is gone, but I'll add to the requests anyway.
  30. Go to your corner for a timeout [emoji4] . It's...

    Go to your corner for a timeout [emoji4] . It's July, it's going to be hot. But, the lake is nearby for cooling options. 86 degrees here today after a couple days in the 90's. Looks like I may...
  31. Wow! I know they had a ton of rain up there. ...

    Wow! I know they had a ton of rain up there. When I read the article it hit home. Back in 2012, we did a Dad-Daughter trip with a group of us and stayed in the Cabin at the mouth of the Big Carp...
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    Looks like 3 sold already. I have to resist, but...

    Looks like 3 sold already. I have to resist, but I bet this is going to be a quick sellout.
  33. Luckily, "Northern Strike 2016" isn't scheduled...

    Luckily, "Northern Strike 2016" isn't scheduled until August 1-20, so it should be relatively quiet. As a kid, I always (and still do) get a kick out of seeing the convoys heading north for training...
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    The Wind Haven is basically a supersized...

    The Wind Haven is basically a supersized Simplicity Asym Tarp (140' by 110'). I like that fact that you have your choice of 10, 11 or 12 foot lengths and that it has cat cuts to help pitch it...
  35. 161.44 miles, 2 hrs 38 minutes. Super easy...

    161.44 miles, 2 hrs 38 minutes. Super easy drive. Welcome to Michigan, Fancy Ramen. Hope you can make it!
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    I'd love to see if there's a stat whether or not...

    I'd love to see if there's a stat whether or not they were sold with a proper (ie tree straps) suspension or just those crappy ropes that give a bad impression.
  37. I would say its a cost effective solution for...

    I would say its a cost effective solution for weather protection. I've had mine a couple years and I use it primarily over my eno for day lounging at the beach. But I do use it with my 10 foot...
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    I love my hexon 1.6 in dark olive. There's...

    I love my hexon 1.6 in dark olive. There's something about that fabric and the pattern
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    At first glance I wasn't quite sure, but its...

    At first glance I wasn't quite sure, but its really growing on me. Branch...grow...pun intended. Very unique indeed.
  40. This hang is quickly going down the path of our...

    This hang is quickly going down the path of our tradional Gluttony Hang. Bring on the bacon [emoji4]
  41. Note, you're allowed 1 post on this thread...

    Note, you're allowed 1 post on this thread regarding watching the weather report, otherwise we'll revoke you're hammock permit :laugh: . Seriously, glad you can make it and looking forward to...
  42. I third it. Great quality and he's fast.

    I third it. Great quality and he's fast.
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    My first night tradition on all backpacking trips...

    My first night tradition on all backpacking trips is a can of craft beer and one of those fruit pies in a box to enjoy with my meal. I also toss in my stansport chair.
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    So I'm not the only one who does that mailbox...

    So I'm not the only one who does that mailbox trick. I had a shipment from massdrop arrive this week the same time a bunch of ebay car stuff came in. In my previous post I mentioned a trail lair...
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    I'd go with an adjustable ridgeline. Ive got one...

    I'd go with an adjustable ridgeline. Ive got one on my eno single that I use as my beach/yard lounger and it's nice being able to dial it in for napping, reading etc. Very simple to make via...
  46. 7-8-16 Update: On July 1-3, I made the trip back...

    7-8-16 Update: On July 1-3, I made the trip back to the NCT and did the section from 76th Street South to 40th Street. Here's the link to the trip report: ...
  47. I like your style :cool:

    I like your style :cool:
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    I already have 3 in my fleet for weather...

    I already have 3 in my fleet for weather protection. And, my 11' Trail Lair is beta tarp #1...lots of pictures of it on his site. BTW, very original trail name! It's alot more original than mine.
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    Best comment to date :). I've been doing...

    Best comment to date :). I've been doing business with him since he just started out and I'm still amazed how fast he can turn things around. And, he's always up for the challenge of creating...
  50. The Manistee National Forest really is amazing...

    The Manistee National Forest really is amazing with a variety of flora and fauna!


    It's not that far from Indiana and lots of sections would make some great out and back trips.


    Thank you...
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