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    Big South Fork Hike & Hang Feb 2011

    Big South Fork National Recreation Area February 2011

    The video below is from our weekend trip to the BSFNRA. We had planned on doing a loop trial that included a large portion of Laurel Fork creek. The area received about 5” of rain before we arrived and all the creeks and river were up. I have canoed the river from Leatherwood Ford to Blue Heron several times and knew how fast the creeks and river can rise and fall. The trail we originally planned followed the creeks most of the loop with many crossings. The trail also would have been in the creek a few times.

    We decided to just relax and make the best of the weekend. We took a popular trail to high ground that goes to a few river overlooks. Any time in the woods is a good thing. We had a mix of weather from sunshine to thunderstorms. I was able to try out the Packa on the way out. Great piece of gear!

    Below is some video of our relaxed trip and time in the woods. At the end I show off my diy hammock with bugnet. The hammock is just a big asym hammock but the bugnet is attached in a unique way (I think)

    Enjoy





    Link to Rayn’s trip report and video from this trip

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    Im not sure what you are talking about with the fire... It was you and you know it. Me a pyro? /whistles innocently :P

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    Love the video thanks. Your bug net idea is very cool. Good job.

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    Wow.... beautiful scenery. Love the mini waterfalls coming off the cliffs.
    That bugnet rocks! What a great idea. Does the silnylon top give any warmth to the set-up?
    Thanks for the video.
    KJ

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    another nice video showing off the Big South Fork

    Very cool idea on the bug netting!!
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    Great video. Love the music! Impressed with the inovative bug net too! Thanks for sharing!

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    I like the bug net idea. I could see switching out the top bit as a plug-and-play, too. Have you tried it in high winds, yet? I'm wondering how it handles a direct gale.

    Love the video, as always! Thanks for takin' us along!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cataraftgirl View Post
    Wow.... beautiful scenery. Love the mini waterfalls coming off the cliffs.
    That bugnet rocks! What a great idea. Does the silnylon top give any warmth to the set-up?
    Thanks for the video.
    KJ
    The top is actually some 1.1 breathable ripstop. The top along with the bugnet adds some warmth to the set up

    Quote Originally Posted by creativeKayt View Post
    I like the bug net idea. I could see switching out the top bit as a plug-and-play, too. Have you tried it in high winds, yet? I'm wondering how it handles a direct gale.

    Love the video, as always! Thanks for takin' us along!
    High winds would blow the top around but also would blow the bugs away. The first day I tested it at home the winds were blowing the hammock straight up like a kite. Put the hammock under the tarp and everything was good. Also the cords on the UQ keep the top from blowing around. I run the UQ cords to the ridgeline outside of the top cover. I could make the bug net a little taller to bring it closer to the ridge line and then attach the top cover over the ridgeline to hold it in place. You could even clip the bug net to the ridgeline to hold it in place and use a smaller top cover. This would require a much more precise pattern on the bugnet.

    Thanks for watching and keep your videos coming. Enjoy watching them.

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    Great video's, thanks for sharing!
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