Page 6 of 6 FirstFirst ... 456
Results 51 to 60 of 60
  1. #51
    Senior Member Just Jeff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Charlottesville, VA
    Hammock
    Blackbird
    Tarp
    MacCat Standard
    Insulation
    Winter Yeti, MWUQ4
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    8,012
    Images
    32
    No, but it may have snapped just to watch you fall again...
    “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” ~Judge Joseph Story

    - My site: http://www.tothewoods.net/
    - Designer, Jeff's Gear Hammock / Pack Cover by JRB

    IMPOSSIBLE JUST TAKES LONGER

  2. #52
    Senior Member SGT Rock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Maryville, TN
    Hammock
    Argon X90 Experimental hammock
    Tarp
    7'x9' cuben tarp
    Insulation
    Pads and quilts
    Suspension
    Kevlar + dynaglide
    Posts
    2,037
    Images
    92
    That explains the laughter.
    NO SNIVELING!
    www.hikinghq.net - Hiking H.Q.
    www.bmtguide.com - the BMT Thru Hiker's Guide

  3. #53
    Old Gorge Rat Hawk-eye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Oak Ridge & Linville Gorge, North Carolina
    Hammock
    HHE, 2QZQ Mod4, Jerry 5 DIY
    Tarp
    HG Cuben/SFly Camo
    Insulation
    HammockGear Prod.
    Suspension
    Use them all!
    Posts
    10,156
    Images
    3
    Who'd a thunk ... Golf T's could be so much fun!

    WARNING: Will discuss Rhurbarb Strawberry Pie and Livermush at random.


    "A democracy is two wolves and a small lamb voting on what to have for dinner.
    Freedom under a constitutional republic is a well armed lamb contesting the vote." ... B.Franklin


    Home of the Gorge Rats: Linville Gorge
    My Videos YouTube Channel
    Photo collections Flickr Photostream


    Gorge Rat Productions On FaceBook

  4. #54
    Senior Member SGT Rock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Maryville, TN
    Hammock
    Argon X90 Experimental hammock
    Tarp
    7'x9' cuben tarp
    Insulation
    Pads and quilts
    Suspension
    Kevlar + dynaglide
    Posts
    2,037
    Images
    92
    And I don't even play golf.
    NO SNIVELING!
    www.hikinghq.net - Hiking H.Q.
    www.bmtguide.com - the BMT Thru Hiker's Guide

  5. #55
    Old Gorge Rat Hawk-eye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Oak Ridge & Linville Gorge, North Carolina
    Hammock
    HHE, 2QZQ Mod4, Jerry 5 DIY
    Tarp
    HG Cuben/SFly Camo
    Insulation
    HammockGear Prod.
    Suspension
    Use them all!
    Posts
    10,156
    Images
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock View Post
    And I don't even play golf.
    I quit playing golf when I found out my aptitude was more suited to driving the beer cart!

    WARNING: Will discuss Rhurbarb Strawberry Pie and Livermush at random.


    "A democracy is two wolves and a small lamb voting on what to have for dinner.
    Freedom under a constitutional republic is a well armed lamb contesting the vote." ... B.Franklin


    Home of the Gorge Rats: Linville Gorge
    My Videos YouTube Channel
    Photo collections Flickr Photostream


    Gorge Rat Productions On FaceBook

  6. #56
    MacEntyre's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Jamestown, NC
    Hammock
    Molly Mac Gear
    Posts
    7,660
    Images
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    ...my aptitude was more suited to driving the beer cart!
    I never seen a beer cart that wasn't driven by a pretty young lady...
    "We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
    www.MollyMacGear.com

  7. #57
    Senior Member SGT Rock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Maryville, TN
    Hammock
    Argon X90 Experimental hammock
    Tarp
    7'x9' cuben tarp
    Insulation
    Pads and quilts
    Suspension
    Kevlar + dynaglide
    Posts
    2,037
    Images
    92
    I've dug and weighed and compared. The smallest, lightest graphite/carbon fiber shafts I can find are slightly larger in OD than my scout arrows and are so close in weight I think I'll stick with the aluminum and not risk shatter. The smallest aluminum ones in the box were much larger than these aluminum scout arrows, and the scout arrows look like they are made to be cheap practice arrows for kids - so I doubt they would ever show up in a remnants box. The thing is I see them in the store, but I cannot find them listed on Easton's site or anywhere else on the internet.
    NO SNIVELING!
    www.hikinghq.net - Hiking H.Q.
    www.bmtguide.com - the BMT Thru Hiker's Guide

  8. #58
    slowhike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Hammock
    DIY, gathered end , w/ spreader
    Tarp
    DIY w/ pull-outs
    Insulation
    DAM/ HG Incubator
    Suspension
    Webbing and rings
    Posts
    10,816
    Images
    319
    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    I bought a set from wal-mart to try as a (possible) cheap replacement for the round aluminum Easton stakes.
    I found they bend quite a bit easier than the Easton stakes. I bent them in the ground & also experimenting w/ this type of attachment for the hammock support.
    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Losdindawoods View Post
    To reinforce what NCPatrick said, the pic that Slowhike put up is not an illustration of how to use a toggle in a marlin spike hitch when suspending a hammock. All of the weight should be on the webbing ball formed by the hitch, not on the marlin spike itself and that pic makes it look like both lines are attached to the marlin spike. Sgt. Rock has an image that makes it really easy to see the correct way to do it.

    Boris
    You are correct. Good point to make clear.
    That was several years ago when I was experimenting w/ another way to adjust the hammock suspension at the end of the hammock.
    It worked but not great. It tended to go off center. And the point you made about putting the rope on the hammock cord & not the toggle is probably part of why it went off center & also why it bent the wal-mart knitting needle
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

  9. #59
    SkyPainter's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Stoneham, MA
    Hammock
    WBBB; WBRR; WBXLC;HH Exped
    Tarp
    WB Superfly, Camo
    Insulation
    AHE: HG TQUQ: Lynx
    Suspension
    Whoopies&Dutchware
    Posts
    3,125
    Images
    30
    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    And a failed experiment is not near as embarrassing as just plain old missing the hammock when you sit down! Been there ... dun that!
    ===> +1
    SkyPainter - "... and then the police came."

    All these years people said,"He's acting like a kid!"
    He did not know that he could not fly, and so, he DID!

    Live Purposefully; Dare Greatly; Land Gently

    "Never knock on Death's door - just ring the bell and run! He hates that!"

    My outdoorsy YouTube channel is: "WMICommissioner"

  10. #60
    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    You are correct. Good point to make clear.
    It took me forever to figure that out. I thought you guys had to be all smoking crack to trust your weight to a trail stick. I don't remember whose picture it was, but one day I saw a close-up that showed the amsteel snugged up on the webbing knot and the stick nowhere near the amsteel. To quote Shug, "the bell went boom".

    Boris

Similar Threads

  1. using a golf shaft for a toggle
    By lostagain in forum Suspension Systems, Ridgelines, & Bug Nets
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-08-2013, 08:05

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •