Well I found some time about a week ago to get out and enjoy a few hours of gear testing, mainly to put my new tree shelf through it's paces.
It did great. Here's what I learned:
- It's stronger and sturdier than I expected. I found I can hang my kitchen bag from it, which makes things really convenient.
- It will work with a windbreak just like the one I made for ground use.
- Seems to have a big enough work space to be practical.
Here are some pics of my new favorite gear testing location . . .
And the tree shelf in action . . .
Ummm, cinnamon-honey bannock!
To make the windbreak work, I just put it between the shelf and the tree, and then used some little saplings to spring the sides out. It worked great, but I might try to design a new windbreak just for this shelf system. Maybe build in some lightweight spring-arms to hold it out.