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    Member flying_bobo's Avatar
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    So I finally got to test my DIY rig last night!

    I went out last night about 11pm. Crawled in and was warm, pretty fast. I probably laid there till 1am watching the snow fall, and it was a busy night for the county police because they were up and down the highway all night! I live about 500 feet of a State highway. The official low was 29 degrees, my cheapo temp gauge said 26 during a 3am nature call.

    I was wearing light weight poly underwear, Nike poly warm up pants a tee shirt and a Columbia fleece jacket. I had a cheap sports socks and med weight wool socks. On my head I had a poly/spandex balaclava, with a moon shadow nit stocking cap with a fleece beanie. I had on spandex gloves with mittens on standby. I carried a down jacket out with me to use a pillow and backup!

    I had my DIY tarp that I made based on a Backwoods daydreamer winter dream tarp dimensions.
    http://www.backwoodsdaydreamer.com/a...otoid=68365472

    My DL hammock also based on directions on Backwoods daydreamer. http://www.backwoodsdaydreamer.com/a...k-double-layer
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=29185

    My DIY TQ and UQ http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=46213

    I kept popping a mitten hook holding my UQ (I think it was too short) so as a fix I moved a prusik knot on my ridge line down past my head and hooked the UQ to it. (See pic below) Every now and then I would feel a small spot get a little cold. I needed to cinch it more at the head and foot and I was good to go.

    I kept getting cool feet, I had a piece of bubble insulation but it kept moving on me! (I made my DL hammock with an opening that I should have inserted the insulation into, duh!So I used my down jacket in a manner I remembered Shug doing in one of his videos and it got me through the night.

    As a side note, I want to thank all the guys and gals contributing ideas and instructions on this forum. One day I was looking for light weight camping system for Bug out bags and Shug’s videos on hammocking for noobs showed up in the search thread. That was all she wrote! I came to the forums via those videos and now the rest is all off the ground! I been back and forth over old threads and new and it’s great to be able to see how hammock camping has developed in backs yards, on the trails, on the forums. I hope one day I’ll be able to contribute something. Thanks!
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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Whooooooo Buddy! Thats the way to get it going. Right good on the DIY as well.
    Shug
    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Good in the Backwood Hood.

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    Sweet setup!
    It'll be alright Friday!


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    Senior Member ShadowAlpha's Avatar
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    Very nice setup.
    Looks cozy!

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    Herder of Cats OutandBack's Avatar
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    I love how you solved the no tree's big enough problem in the backyard.
    That's taking DIY to another level. haha

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    Senior Member bigbamaguy's Avatar
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    nice setup and congrats on making it through the night.......
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    Nice set-up and you are definitely learning how to tweak you gear to make it work. Keep tweaking and you'll have it perfect very soon.
    I am trying to get my husband to put some poles in our yard set up so several people can hang at one time. I'm trying to figure out a way to make it look like art.
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    Member flying_bobo's Avatar
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    @ All thanks a bunch!


    Quote Originally Posted by BajaHanger View Post
    Nice set-up and you are definitely learning how to tweak you gear to make it work. Keep tweaking and you'll have it perfect very soon.
    I am trying to get my husband to put some poles in our yard set up so several people can hang at one time. I'm trying to figure out a way to make it look like art.
    These arenít finished! I used 9 bags of cement on each 6x6 in Oct so I wanted to make sure the cement cured properly before adding stress because of the soil itís in. So finishing it off was delayed till warmer weather.
    Imagine an arbor mixed with a pergola. Some climbing flowers and roses and viola! Thatís how I sold my wife on the idea of two huge poles in the backyard! She likes to hang in a fish net hammock in summer only so a compromise was only prudent!
    Live simply,love generously, care deeply, speek kindly and leave the rest to God!

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    Well done!

    David

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    Like the setup, need to plant me some poles in my yard.

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