Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 21
  1. #11
    Senior Member Veto 65's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Cohoes, New York
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.7 DL
    Tarp
    Chinook 9.6x9.6
    Insulation
    AH New River UQ
    Suspension
    Came with the BB
    Posts
    862
    Images
    6
    Walking Stick? That looked like a "Walking Log".

    Nice trip. Great pictures, thanks for posting.
    I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. - E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

  2. #12
    Senior Member Pipsissewa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Yancey Co., NC - Home of Mt. Mitchell
    Hammock
    Too many to list
    Tarp
    Cuben with doors
    Insulation
    FlThrwr UQ+DIY TQ
    Suspension
    Whoopies + straps
    Posts
    1,782
    Images
    7
    Quote Originally Posted by Veto 65 View Post
    Walking Stick? That looked like a "Walking Log"... .
    I took a second look myself, because the first time, I said to myself, "That trekking pole doesn't look very long!" A second look made me realize Brute's talking about what we call a praying mantis at the bottom of the 6x6 post (don't know if that's its real name). He calls it a "walking stick". Like a WALKING....STICK


    Great reports, Brute!!!! Sorry you had to bail on your night out solo, but certainly the better choice than suffering all night! Thanks for posting!
    Last edited by Pipsissewa; 07-14-2012 at 09:26.
    "Pips"
    Mountains have a dreamy way
    Of folding up a noisy day
    In quiet covers, cool and gray.

    ---Leigh Buckner Hanes

    Surely, God could have made a better way to sleep.

    Surely, God never did.

  3. #13
    Senior Member Brute1100's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    South Texas
    Hammock
    WWM or tablecloth
    Tarp
    SuperFly
    Insulation
    shamu 40*
    Suspension
    UCR whoopie
    Posts
    2,511
    Images
    1
    That's what we always called them was walking sticks... To me a preying mantis has to have the little folded up hands and is usually greenish in color... This was dark brown with purple almost and looks like a twig except when i saw him he was crossing the path...



    More pictures for clarification...
    Live, Laugh, Love, if that doesn't work. Load, Aim and Fire, repeat as necessary...

    Buy, Try, Learn, Repeat

  4. #14
    Shewie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Yorkshire, UK
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.1SL/UKHamm
    Tarp
    HG Cuben 4S/CamoSF
    Insulation
    Hammock Gear
    Suspension
    WhoopieDutchness
    Posts
    1,684
    Great post, felt like I was right there with you

  5. #15
    New Member bushcrafter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    San Angelo, TX
    Hammock
    Warbonnet Blackbird
    Tarp
    Superfly
    Insulation
    None now!!
    Suspension
    Whoopies or straps
    Posts
    36
    Quote Originally Posted by Brute1100 View Post
    We should set up a hang out there... The primitive sites are more than big enough for a group... Even if you space out a little bit...
    That sounds like a fine idea, Brute!
    _______________________________
    WestTexasBushcraft.com

    Me YouTube Channel

  6. #16
    Senior Member titanium_hiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    The Wimmera, Australia
    Hammock
    DIY speer type
    Tarp
    OES Maccat
    Insulation
    JRB Nest+ORM
    Suspension
    Webbing straps
    Posts
    746
    Images
    18
    re the stove, perhaps a wind screen? Or you just need to make another one, slightly different. :P

    Great hang site!
    my hammock gear weights total: 2430g (~86oz)
    Winter: total 2521 (~89oz)
    (see my profile for detailed weights)

    gram counter, not gram weenie!

  7. #17
    harrellt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Arkadelphia, AR
    Hammock
    Den Mother DIY
    Tarp
    Superfly/Noah's 12
    Insulation
    leighlo UQ-DIY TQ
    Suspension
    whoopies
    Posts
    399
    Images
    14
    Great report. Sounds like lots of wet fun. So, what was on your ipod that got you up and out of there so quickly?

  8. #18
    Senior Member Brute1100's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    South Texas
    Hammock
    WWM or tablecloth
    Tarp
    SuperFly
    Insulation
    shamu 40*
    Suspension
    UCR whoopie
    Posts
    2,511
    Images
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by harrellt View Post
    Great report. Sounds like lots of wet fun. So, what was on your ipod that got you up and out of there so quickly?
    I listen to only Christian music... Now a lot of people hear that and think slow and old school songs... My mix that night was Lecrae, mercy me, mikeschair, mandisa, trip lee, jaeson ma... Just to list a few... I'm a music nut...
    Live, Laugh, Love, if that doesn't work. Load, Aim and Fire, repeat as necessary...

    Buy, Try, Learn, Repeat

  9. #19
    Senior Member BillyBob58's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Tupelo, MS
    Posts
    8,914
    Images
    364
    Quote Originally Posted by Brute1100 View Post
    I listen to only Christian music... Now a lot of people hear that and think slow and old school songs... My mix that night was Lecrae, mercy me, mikeschair, mandisa, trip lee, jaeson ma... Just to list a few... I'm a music nut...
    Hey Brute, thanks for the great report! Lot's of good real world experience in there!

    Speaking of that kind of music, have you ever listened to a fellow named Fernando Ortega? Very powerful stuff!
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

  10. #20
    Loki's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Western, NC
    Hammock
    WB, JRB, WL
    Tarp
    bigger is better;)
    Insulation
    HG, JRB, UGQ, WL
    Suspension
    Strap'BinerWhoopie
    Posts
    2,135
    Images
    50
    Nice write-up Brute. Felt like I was there just reading it.
    Last edited by Loki; 07-20-2012 at 06:36.
    - Loki,

    "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
    Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
    The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy,
    while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."
    John Muir

Similar Threads

  1. Hanging 7 wks/yr for past 6 yrs
    By altruistguy in forum Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-10-2013, 13:16
  2. Difficulties the past few weeks
    By Brian in forum OES Tarps
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 09-14-2011, 21:11
  3. Past the Point of No Return...
    By Magoober in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 09-25-2010, 02:09

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
  •