Search:

Type: Posts; User: oldbiker

Page 1 of 8 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.03 seconds.

  1. Replies
    12
    Views
    448

    I've read where some have hung low & piled leaves...

    I've read where some have hung low & piled leaves up under them but never between the layers.

    Robert
  2. Replies
    63
    Views
    1,360

    About 3-1/2 years ago I started with the HH...

    About 3-1/2 years ago I started with the HH Explorer Delux Zip because it came complete with a tarp & bug net & put me in the woods immediately. Surfed the net & found it new for $180 & free...
  3. Underblanket first.

    Underblanket first.
  4. Replies
    14
    Views
    581

    WTB: i agree with others. Best bang for buck & +- $50...

    i agree with others. Best bang for buck & +- $50 is the Snugpak under blanket. I have 2 & they work fine. Heavier & bulkier than cottage vendors but good price for intro.
  5. I use Camp Nano 22.

    I use Camp Nano 22.
  6. I'm just west of you. In edge of TN just above...

    I'm just west of you. In edge of TN just above Florence. I use a 20° UQ. Works good for the climate in our area. For what few nights that's below the rating it can always be augmented with a pad. I...
  7. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,102

    I have the 20+2 HG Incubator regular. I store it...

    I have the 20+2 HG Incubator regular. I store it in a large pillow case. Compress it when ready to travel. When I shake it out & hang it, it looks thin. When I get up of the morning to pack it back...
  8. Yes. I started with a Hennessy kit to get me in...

    Yes. I started with a Hennessy kit to get me in the Woods, but, a lot of young guys can't afford it. The part I don't go along with is, you got to have the best according to what I like attitude. Let...
  9. The way I see it is HYOH. If I want to go the...

    The way I see it is HYOH. If I want to go the cheap route, that's my business. I have 20 hammocks, 5 under quilts 2 top quilts, & 2 UQP s, a numerous down bags. 10 tarps etc. It's still HYOH. I an...
  10. Replies
    15
    Views
    454

    Plus 1 on the Dutch hammock. I have 2 & they are...

    Plus 1 on the Dutch hammock. I have 2 & they are good hammocks. Quality is on par with any good hammock. Also less expensive than ENO.
  11. Replies
    15
    Views
    454

    To most people you can get a flatter lay in a...

    To most people you can get a flatter lay in a larger hammock as opposed to sleeping like a banana. Also less shoulder sqeeze. Some are fine in shorter hammocks but most are not.

    Noticed this is...
  12. Replies
    47
    Views
    2,400

    Budget not being an issue, I would not change...

    Budget not being an issue, I would not change anything I've done. Each purchase is a learning experience. To me there's no such thing as perfect gear for all the time, just gear that's right @ a...
  13. Replies
    21
    Views
    1,520

    At the moment for anybody on a limited budget a...

    At the moment for anybody on a limited budget a SnugPak under blanket is a deal. Amazon for just over $50 with free shipping. I bought 2 @ $47 & change each. Ordered 2 top quilts @ $79 for both from...
  14. Replies
    76
    Views
    2,064

    Happy Holidays. Please count me in. Thanks.

    Happy Holidays. Please count me in. Thanks.
  15. Replies
    78
    Views
    3,088

    Entertainment & refresher's on hammock knowledge...

    Entertainment & refresher's on hammock knowledge is the reason I watch Shug videos. I like the way he uses his skills to convey his passion & knowledge of hiking & hanging. My favorite are the...
  16. Nice RT. I have traveled & camped from...

    Nice RT. I have traveled & camped from motorcycles for 50 year now. Started hammock sleeping about 3 year ago. Switched to full hammock gear with the addition of a thin pad & a small 1 person tent...
  17. Thread: New in TN

    by oldbiker
    Replies
    9
    Views
    189

    Welcome from a fellow Tennessean. In my younger...

    Welcome from a fellow Tennessean. In my younger days I was a whitewater kayaker. At my old age now it's strictly canoes for water sport.

    Robert
  18. Replies
    9
    Views
    222

    Welcome from a fellow Tennesseean.

    Welcome from a fellow Tennesseean.
  19. Replies
    9
    Views
    192

    Welcome. I'm from middle TN about a mile from the...

    Welcome. I'm from middle TN about a mile from the AL state line. There's a hang @ Merryweather Lewis park on the trace. I think it's a week or so from now. Be a good place to check out different...
  20. Replies
    68
    Views
    2,330

    20 hammocks + 2 I haven't built yet but have the...

    20 hammocks + 2 I haven't built yet but have the material for them. Yes I'm a junkie. Needl hem so my family or I have choices such as screen or not. Short or long ext.

    Robert
  21. Thanks Timberrr. I'll print your directions &...

    Thanks Timberrr. I'll print your directions & try again this January. He was wanting to try out several to see what he likes.

    Robert
  22. Could a good detailed directions be given. Last...

    Could a good detailed directions be given. Last year a Frend & I came down to a motorcycle rally & spent most of the day Friday trying to find the entrance. GPS took us in the back side & the gate is...
  23. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,136

    I have sleep apnea real bad. I am 260lb but had...

    I have sleep apnea real bad. I am 260lb but had it just as bad when I was 165lb. Mine is not weight related. I do very little overnight hiking @ this time. I motorcycle camp a lot & camp a lot with...
  24. Replies
    21
    Views
    912

    You always wake up above ground.

    You always wake up above ground.
  25. I used a thermorest very low inflated about half...

    I used a thermorest very low inflated about half dozen hangs then bought a underquilt. I understand HYOH & mine was not pads. I still in summer while camping with grandsons put a wool blanket between...
  26. Replies
    20
    Views
    698

    While attending a motorcycle rally in potosi...

    While attending a motorcycle rally in potosi Illinois, on a steep hillside I drove a stake in with a plastic stake hammer. Took around 30-45 minutes to extract it from the root I had drove it...
  27. Replies
    3
    Views
    279

    What brand, what material kind & weight? How old?...

    What brand, what material kind & weight? How old? Have a pad in between? Been wet? Inquiring minds want to know details.
  28. Replies
    29
    Views
    824

    I'm @ 260 (was270) I used whoopies both 1/8 &...

    I'm @ 260 (was270) I used whoopies both 1/8 & 7/64. No problems but changed to straps & buckles for reasons already mentioned. I put the whoopies on a couple hammocks that I loan to buddies once in a...
  29. Replies
    10
    Views
    770

    Just the price.

    Just the price.
  30. Swing legs out touch ground & walk backwards.

    Swing legs out touch ground & walk backwards.
  31. Replies
    31
    Views
    841

    I emailed the state park head quarters once &...

    I emailed the state park head quarters once & asked about hammock use with straps to protect the trees & LNT practices. They told me there was no problem in using the hammocks in any state park in TN...
  32. Replies
    9
    Views
    243

    I enjoyed the beautiful pictures. Thanks for...

    I enjoyed the beautiful pictures. Thanks for posting.
  33. Nice job circusfreak

    Nice job circusfreak
  34. Replies
    11
    Views
    576

    I've got a goal of when to stop. The problem is,...

    I've got a goal of when to stop. The problem is, I just dont know what that number is yet:lol:
  35. Replies
    11
    Views
    576

    Just ordered 2. Brings my hammock count to 20.

    Just ordered 2. Brings my hammock count to 20.
  36. Replies
    29
    Views
    1,796

    For the last couple year I have been using...

    For the last couple year I have been using strapping material & buckles like yours from Dutch. I buy the webbing, cut it & the wife sews a loop in 1 end. I use the 7 wrap on my continous loop. I'm...
  37. To me, nothing beats the sound of nature. That's...

    To me, nothing beats the sound of nature. That's what I'm out there for. Even the Grandboys leave all devices home on purpose @ their own choosing.
  38. Replies
    50
    Views
    3,514

    I use a UQ year round & vent. If wife & Grandboys...

    I use a UQ year round & vent. If wife & Grandboys are with me I let the wife use the HG 20, 2 grand boys use my 2 Jarbrdges, I use a DL hammock with an old wool military blanket between layers. The...
  39. Replies
    29
    Views
    1,229

    If buying new, I think they only carry the XL...

    If buying new, I think they only carry the XL size now.
  40. Replies
    40
    Views
    2,559

    My first hammock was a HH Explorer Delux Zip....

    My first hammock was a HH Explorer Delux Zip. Came with straps that are to short for my area of TN. Bought around 600' of amsteel. Built all different lengths of whoopies. Bought 25' of strapping...
  41. Replies
    20
    Views
    2,555

    I have used a Jarbidge on a HHEDZ with good...

    I have used a Jarbidge on a HHEDZ with good success. I never used the side tie outs from New so no problem. Fit good & good for 3 season.
  42. Replies
    13
    Views
    649

    I have an Argon 1.6 11' in my collection. I'm...

    I have an Argon 1.6 11' in my collection. I'm 5'11" (was 6&1/2 when young) & 260lb. Very comfortable hammock.
  43. Thread: Natchez Trace

    by oldbiker
    Replies
    12
    Views
    489

    I inquired once @ a parkway ranger station. I was...

    I inquired once @ a parkway ranger station. I was told you could get permission to camp on it if walking or bicycling through their e-mail system. I e-mailed them for information twice with no...
  44. Replies
    2
    Views
    237

    Happy wife, happy life.

    Happy wife, happy life.
  45. Thread: Wool blanket

    by oldbiker
    Replies
    13
    Views
    1,220

    When my wife & Grandboys hang with me, I give...

    When my wife & Grandboys hang with me, I give them my underquilt' s. I use an old military wool blanket moth holes & all folded to make 2 layers. I use a double layer hammock & place it between the...
  46. Azmtbiker, having 18 hammocks I have came to the...

    Azmtbiker, having 18 hammocks I have came to the conclusion that there is only minor differences in them. They all have their minor differences. Bigger taller people usually like bigger, longer...
  47. I've had the rings drop me when I forgot to tie...

    I've had the rings drop me when I forgot to tie the hitch. I prefer the regular buckles from Dutch. I still tie the a hitch now no matter what I'm using.
  48. Replies
    11
    Views
    646

    Daughter on first overnight in backyard

    Precious. Living proof that Angels do exist.

    I love hanging with my Grandboys. 14, 12, 10 & a 2-1/2 in training. All brothers.

    We wanted a girl in the mix but I told the Daughter that 4 was...
  49. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,021

    I made my first insulation from Reflux from...

    I made my first insulation from Reflux from Lowes. It came in 2' wide so I used the aluminum tape to make it a little wider. Worked good until I could get an underquilt.
  50. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,428

    Arrowhead Jarbrdge & foot pad.

    Arrowhead Jarbrdge & foot pad.
Results 1 to 50 of 376
Page 1 of 8 1 2 3 4