Originally Posted by TheHangingTechy
Details on your load out would be nice, what equipment you choose, goals of doing it, what you have seen, etc
I would love to share those details! My ultimate goal is to find the tallest tree in MN and then SLEEP IN IT! Unfortunately all of the monster trees (200 foot tall white pines) have been logged into extinction in my state
and all we got left are the sub 100 foot trees.
THE DIY HAMMOCK (goal: a simple hammock under $25 that WON'T fail)
--12'x5' sheet of 1.9oz ripstop nylon
--Two 4' pieces of 1" climbing spec webbing TIED into each end of the fabric (that way no stitches can fail!)
--30' of 11mm PMI static climbing rope tied with figure 8's to each branch for the ridgeline (this gives you something sturdy to hold onto when climbing in and out of the hammock)
--4 loops of mil spec paracord (2 on each end) tied to the ridgeline using prusik knots
--2 climbing spec carabiners to connect the paracord to the hammock's webbing loops
--I just sold my solo tent (I will never sleep on the ground AGAIN!) and am waiting for the money to make a silnylon tarp.
THE SLEEPGEAR (This setup works to about 25 degrees.)
--XL Ridgerest. The extra width was mandatory for below freezing temperatures.
--Montbell UL Spiral Downhugger 3. I love this bag.
--Synthetic jacket to stuff inbetween the gap that the climbing rope creates as it exits the sleeping bag.
On a recent backpacking trip we brought our rockclimbing gear and did a bunch of exploring. Ever since then backpacking in the flat wilderness has been sorta boring and that is when this idea popped into my head. I have been rock climbing for 3 years and have learned all of the anchor setting skills and knots over that time period. Applying that knowledge to canopy camping was super easy. TheHangingTechy, just let me know if you want me to list the minimum climbing gear you would need to get started.