What's wrong with someone experimenting and finding his own way. Isn't that half the fun of this hobby.
IMO, Laying on 8 layers of IX is no dumber than trying to punch holes in IX to try and make it breathable. If we don't experiment we don't learn.
Shame on you Mac.
Like Mac mentioned, it wasn't the video, or the experiment that started this thread. It was the use of the words "hammock dogma". If I had dedicated the time and energy into establishing insultex as a usable light weight insulation for hammocks, that Mac has, I may feel slightly insulted.
I'm sure Tinny would feel the same if a hammock guy did the same with stoves. Either way, who cares? If it works for tinny, that's awesome.
It's no misinterpretation... Tinny is doing all this on purpose.
"All of them weigh over a pound."
Tinny suddenly starts being disrespectful to his customers by insulting them, calling them names, and criticizing their use of gear totally unrelated to what he makes and sells... you should be saying "shame on Tinny."
This is being done for sole purpose of generating controversy and thus driving traffic and increasing sales. He has said this in the past. The only lemmings I have seen are some of his followers.
Tinny says hammockers use gear "because he said to"... just a bunch of followers.
Have you seen the title of his web site?
What stark irony...
"Sometimes only nature felt real, while all human monuments and actions seemed to be the settings and the plots of dreams"
"So many people live in the past or the future and betray the present."
I was reading the thread on abandon your straps. One of the last to comment was one of tinnys close friends (I can't remember his name). In short he explained that tinny is one of those people that will look at what others have done and then go back to square one. I think he needs to prove it him self more then anything else. So when I see some thing from him regarding hammocks it will be with a grain of salt. I don't think he is doing it to snub his nose at what has already been done here but its just the type of personality he has. He needs to see and do it.
With that said I don't think pointing out what he has done wrong to him will do much (both on youtube or here). Maybe a genital nudge in a different direction is what would be better when we think he has lost it.
Getting off soap box.
Genital nudge? Is that like, a kick?
It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.
I love you Macantyre, haha.