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  1. Banyan ridge line - connection point act like a water break?

    Does anyone know if the titanium piece that connects the ridge line to the suspension on the banyan act as a rain break?
  2. Thanks for the reply Bill. I enjoy reading your...

    Thanks for the reply Bill. I enjoy reading your posts in general. Yes I am largely aware of and have experienced most of what you talked about. I like your notes about the pad being so helpful. I may...
  3. Great conversation guys. I like all the points...

    Great conversation guys. I like all the points you've brought up bill. Having all open considerations is good and not ruling out the possibility of going to the ground is helpful. To your point about...
  4. Btw, I've backpacked in Alabama before and really...

    Btw, I've backpacked in Alabama before and really enjoyed it. Went up to mcdill point in January this year. https://youtu.be/ajI5xel4YBU
  5. To me this is the advantage that stands out the...

    To me this is the advantage that stands out the most from peoples input. Its worth the investment in the underquilt to have that perfect fit rather than using my GE quilts. That seal could make...
  6. How do I close the thread?

    How do I close the thread?
  7. Yes I did. I did it once on my phone and it didnt...

    Yes I did. I did it once on my phone and it didnt show up, or so i thought.
  8. What have you gotten your WBRR down to and what...

    What have you gotten your WBRR down to and what UQ did you use?
  9. Great reply. Really well done with explaining...

    Great reply. Really well done with explaining things. I myself have a banyan but I know for sure no one has tested that in deep winter yet. I know the WBRR is the most used bridge hammock (I think)...
  10. UQ for bridge hammock in the winter questions.

    Fellow bridge hammockers, I am looking to get information on deep winter camping.

    I have plenty of experience doing deep winter camping out of a GE hammock at this point.
    ...
  11. WBRR in the winter - looking for success stories under 0F

    Fellow bridge hammockers, I am looking to get information on deep winter camping.

    I have plenty of experience doing deep winter camping out of a GE hammock at this point.
    ...
  12. Oh man what a bummer. Those are nice knives. I...

    Oh man what a bummer. Those are nice knives. I particularly like the 4 or 5 inch because you have enough blade to baton pretty much all your wood. A saw and one of those knives will getcha some...
  13. 2 more videos - 2 nights Middle Settlement Lake backpacking Adirondacks

    part 1 and part 2 for your enjoyment.
    Please like and subscribe if you enjoy the videos.

    https://youtu.be/TfUOVi6sQh0

    https://youtu.be/2WREDddNGR8
  14. FS: cubin fiber standard tarp with doors ($285)

    I have a cubin fiber tarp with doors. I am willing to sell for 285, saves yah a little over 50 bucks.

    Its camo 11ft long and has only been used for 1 and a half seasons. Here is a picture and you...
  15. trekking poles as spreader bars on Banyan bridge hammock

    I want to figure out a way to use my trekking poles as spreader bars. Ive done some quick searches and found some people were able to do it on the Ridge Runner. The odd thing is, not many people...
  16. When I got stuck in that storm and then saw the...

    When I got stuck in that storm and then saw the weather turn just 2 weeks after, i knew i had to match up those shots. I memorized sorta where I set my camera angles and did my best. I got pretty...
  17. Haha darn right! Love cooking on an open...

    Haha darn right! Love cooking on an open campfire. I try not to put all the meals on the videos but that breakfast I had was amazing as well.

    You should comment on the second video that you like...
  18. VIDEO - morgan hill state forest backpacking [2 videos]

    2 videos from earlier this year in May. 2 weeks apart. 1 is winter conditions, snow storm and all. The second one is just 2 weeks after in perfect spring conditions.

    https://youtu.be/bFR9pPsMUSc...
  19. Shug is retired! Congrats man. You've made it to...

    Shug is retired! Congrats man. You've made it to the next stage. Dont slow down....keep enjoying life brother. I am glad to hear that you care about the younger guys in your trade. Enjoy all that...
  20. I guess even the GREATS in the hammock world try...

    I guess even the GREATS in the hammock world try out their hammocks the same as us common folks. Similar to the whole "they put pants on 1 leg at a time like the rest of us" ideology? Lol
  21. TNhunter, where do I get those ends? Those look...

    TNhunter, where do I get those ends? Those look pretty good. Might want o make them a bit thicker so it rounds off even more but they look like a good idea. They come off and on easy? Light?
  22. I just have the normal side pull outs. that looks...

    I just have the normal side pull outs. that looks like a good idea. Idk if i wanna wrap every time i set it up, so im trying to think of something i can just snap on the ends. I was actually thinking...
  23. my fears came true....banyan hammock poked a hole in my tarp

    First I'd like to say this is not, a bash on dutch. I have tons of his gear, and will continue to buy from him. He is a very reasonable person and I hope he gets some of this feedback without being...
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    Yup 4 piece, I have a soft case right now but I...

    Yup 4 piece, I have a soft case right now but I think I'll try and fine a better hard tube type case for the future. I'm trying to find a way to carry the rod and reel together in the same case.
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    I plan to do an entire review on my setup soon,...

    I plan to do an entire review on my setup soon, because I had the same thought and couldn't find much information out there about it from a backpackers perspective.

    The jist of what I did.......
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    A quick solo overnight reset.

    https://youtu.be/bFR9pPsMUSc


    Got out for a 1 nighter in morgan hill state forest in upstate NY. Had to get a quick adventure in so I could reset. It got to the 20s F at night. Cold and winter...
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    That would be very helpful thanks.

    That would be very helpful thanks.
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    That tarp is the winter palace version which is...

    That tarp is the winter palace version which is bigger than the normal cubin fiber with doors they sell.
    Does anyone know for sure if the 11ft version of the cubin fiber with doors works?...
  29. A bunch of my friends all said the same thing....

    A bunch of my friends all said the same thing. Haha one of them plans to make it and bring it on our next adventure.
  30. Video - Military Survivalist Instructor and I backpack Talladega National Forest.

    https://youtu.be/ajI5xel4YBU

    Enjoy another adventure! I was at a military school for Senior Non Commissioned Officers and had a weekend with less project work than normal. Decided to take the...
  31. VIDEO - Solo Winter Trek and Camp (tried HG 20 degree set in 17 degrees)

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/zSLBaaO2cCE" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"...
  32. Not to get too far off topic, since we have a...

    Not to get too far off topic, since we have a good bit nestalgia going on in here, which I love. But as far as pod systems in general go, I love my outdoor vitals pod setup. VERY well done. Really...
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    REALLY wish I would have seen this about a month...

    REALLY wish I would have seen this about a month or so ago when i was deciding on one to buy...oh well. I bought a cheapy that I'm not happy with, so maybe i can get this one down the road. I may...
  34. differences between under quilt manufacturers.

    I was watching a recent video on the tube's where part of the video was a quick overview of UGQ stuff and noticed that the under quilt seems almost the exact same as the ones i own from hammock gear....
  35. Yyyeaaah buddy. Haha they cant resist watching...

    Yyyeaaah buddy. Haha they cant resist watching just to thumbs down. Love it! Haters gonna hate but shug gonna create!
  36. Im in the younger social media generation and i...

    Im in the younger social media generation and i turned all my social media accounts off because of the down sides to it. One of which is politics and another because of negativity. So I hope, YouTube...
  37. Thanks for watching the video shug and giving all...

    Thanks for watching the video shug and giving all the advice. I am no entertainer so alot of my talks will be probably just the facts and nothing but the facts.
    However I'm hoping to make some fun...
  38. Nice video. You are my favorite channel to watch....

    Nice video. You are my favorite channel to watch. I even get my wife to watch with me since your entertaining to her as well. Thanks for the link on how saying early twice got started. Ive been...
  39. Thanks, it's actually got a lot of advantages...

    Thanks, it's actually got a lot of advantages over other seasons. No people, no bugs, peaceful, and quiet. Just have to be prepared is all.
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    Double dutch is awesome!

    https://youtu.be/Gm2hWReZMeE

    Thats the link to an adventure my wife and I did using the double dutch system. Loved it. Now I just need to get the bug net and dedicated tarp for the system so we...
  41. Fall frolic with my wife at alleghany forest in PA. Enjoy :)

    https://youtu.be/Gm2hWReZMeE

    My wife does not backpack more than twice a year. Tried to find an enjoyable hike with an enjoyable campsite near water. Worked out great. Fall colors were beautiful...
  42. Started a YouTube channel, enjoy - 2 nights backpacking to bear lake lean to

    Hey everyone,

    I am not a huge poster, and do more learning than teaching and sharing around here. I figured I'd try and contribute to the community. I have a few videos on youtube that I think...
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    Dutch's 3 luxery items....

    https://youtu.be/dU1xnX-JBJ8

    Anyobe watch this yet? Its dutch's 3 luxery items. It's absolutely hysterical. Hahahahaha i won't spoil it.
  44. Haha yeah it just kinda worked out randomly while...

    Haha yeah it just kinda worked out randomly while messing around. love me some lemonade
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    Haha if Smurf magic is comfy than theres no...

    Haha if Smurf magic is comfy than theres no reason to. Enjoy it and ask no questions. Tell no one. Its magic 😆

    Yeah there is no stress. I basically just ok the hammock up and realized the RL was...
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    Yeah i just check to see if i can easily bend the...

    Yeah i just check to see if i can easily bend the RL with my thumb and forefinger.

    Yeah its definitely tough to move things around once you've drilled into your walls haha. My wife was cool with...
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    That is correct. And no i did not factor that in....

    That is correct. And no i did not factor that in. I am hanging with suspension system that came with it but i did not take that into consideration. I just put a 11 ft hammock in and ran with it. I...
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    Very well dictated my friend. I dont hold...

    Very well dictated my friend. I dont hold anything against SS i just fealt like after trying to talk with him through the post he was kind of in face about it. Course I could be wrong. I know plenty...
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    Dude you seem pretty aggresive to be right, not...

    Dude you seem pretty aggresive to be right, not sure why. At this point I feel like its turned from productive conversation to you just trying to tell me to stop ruining my hammock. So this will be...
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    BTW, I hope you know I'm not trying to be a jerk...

    BTW, I hope you know I'm not trying to be a jerk about any of this. I am just a math guy and someone who likes to experiment and tinker. Thats half the reason why i started down the hammock road. I...
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