2sticks at BSF with special guest "Mom"
We had the opportunity to get out for an overnighter in the Big South Fork. 2sticks and I normally are on our own but we had a special guest called Mom who went on her first overnight hike and hang with us. The weather was near perfect and company was great! The pics below are linked to the larger size.
Mom, 2sticks, and hangnout
Pics from along the trail
Pics from camp
Mom took this from her hammock. I think she understands now!
Pics of DIY Cuben Tarp and Bridge Hammock
This is a "heavy" cuben tarp. It is made of .71 cuben. It is all bonded with 3M 9460 with no sewing even on tieouts. 11' ridgeline, 13' baseline, and weighs about 10 oz for tarp. This is still more than half the weight of a similar sized silnylon tarp.
Bridge hammock is my lightest one to date. It is made from 1.5 ripstop nylon from diygearsupply. I used 7/64 amsteel for the side arcs. The triangles are dynaglide and the suspension is 7/64 amsteel. Packed in the cuben sack minus tree straps it is 9.55 oz. This includes the aluminum hardware that is used to attach my hiking poles I use for spreader bars.
Video of our family overnighter in the Big South Fork
Fair Warning! Not a lot of gear talk on this family outing and lots of stuff that the grandparents enjoy. When 2sticks is shooting the video may be a little shaky.
I had some trouble with the audio on the camera. You may have to change the volume to hear some sections of the video.