Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Member TimberRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Duryea, Pa.
    Hammock
    HED / ENO DN
    Tarp
    H/Hex
    Insulation
    HSS / Ember
    Suspension
    whoopie slings
    Posts
    71

    First hanging/camping trip planned

    I've been testing my new HED for the past week in various places. I have a State Forest about 20 minutes from my house so I was packing through different trails and hanging my HED just to pratice for my first trip. It worked well although I haven't spent a full night in it yet. I have a trip planned for this upcoming weekend. Friday-Sunday. This will be my first overnight hang. I'm so excited about the trip I can't sleep... Thanks to all of you and the info I've gotten here on HF I feel really confident that it will be great trip. So wish me luck. As long as the black bears and timber rattlers don't get me I should ok... I'll try to get some good pics and I'll let you know how it goes.
    "Hang In There"
    Leave It Better Then You Found It!!!

  2. #2
    Ramblinrev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Milton, PA
    Hammock
    Hennessey Explorer Ultralight
    Tarp
    Hennessey Hex
    Insulation
    HH Super Shelter
    Suspension
    ring buckle
    Posts
    7,797
    Images
    101
    Where you going and can you pick me up on the way?
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

    "Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
    Mrs. Loftus to Huck Finn

    We Don't Sew... We Make Gear! video series

    Important thread injector guidelines especially for Newbies

    Bobbin Tension - A Personal Viewpoint

  3. #3
    Member TimberRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Duryea, Pa.
    Hammock
    HED / ENO DN
    Tarp
    H/Hex
    Insulation
    HSS / Ember
    Suspension
    whoopie slings
    Posts
    71
    I'll be on the border of Wyoming/Sullivan Counties. Not far from Ricketts Glen. I feel like a little kid on Christmas eve. I can't wait to get there. It's gonna be a long week...
    Last edited by TimberRider; 07-28-2009 at 13:43.
    "Hang In There"
    Leave It Better Then You Found It!!!

  4. #4
    Member TimberRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Duryea, Pa.
    Hammock
    HED / ENO DN
    Tarp
    H/Hex
    Insulation
    HSS / Ember
    Suspension
    whoopie slings
    Posts
    71

    First hanging camping trip was a success

    My camping trip from last Friday - Sunday was one of the best I've ever had. I'm hooked on hanging. We were about 6 miles off the road in a nice quiet valley. The weather was great Friady but Sat. night we had a very heavy thunder storm. It lasted fo about 3 hours. I was hanging in my HED dry as a bone enjoying the lighting show while my ground dwelling buddy was busy sopping up puddles of water from his tent. My H did it's job and I slept like a baby. I did have a little sag but I think it may be because the straps were new and never used. I was warm and dry and that's what counts. No more tents for me. Thanks to all of you for you help and advice I had a wonderful experience. I had my entire camp set up and ready to go in about 1/2 hour. I was carrying much less weight but I still had everything I needed to get me through 2 1/2 days. I hated to come home to my bed. ( my back was sore when I got up monday morning). Maybe I'll string a hammock in my bedroom... Don't think the wife would appreciate that... The trip was a success and I can't wait to get out and do it again.
    "Hang In There"
    Leave It Better Then You Found It!!!

  5. #5
    gargoyle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Middlebury, IN
    Hammock
    G-Bird II
    Tarp
    Ogee tarp
    Insulation
    AHE TQ DIY Down UQ
    Suspension
    whoop dutch!
    Posts
    6,187
    Images
    46
    Time for your indoor hammock It is amazing how much better my back feels. I hate my mattress, it is torture.
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

  6. #6
    Senior Member BillyBob58's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Tupelo, MS
    Posts
    8,942
    Images
    364
    Quote Originally Posted by TimberRider View Post
    My camping trip from last Friday - Sunday was one of the best I've ever had. I'm hooked on hanging. We were about 6 miles off the road in a nice quiet valley. The weather was great Friady but Sat. night we had a very heavy thunder storm. It lasted fo about 3 hours. I was hanging in my HED dry as a bone enjoying the lighting show while my ground dwelling buddy was busy sopping up puddles of water from his tent.
    Glad to hear about your great success right out of the box! What tarp were you using? If the stock HH asym diamond tarp, was it tied to the trees, or to the tarp prussick hooks?
    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

  7. #7
    Member TimberRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Duryea, Pa.
    Hammock
    HED / ENO DN
    Tarp
    H/Hex
    Insulation
    HSS / Ember
    Suspension
    whoopie slings
    Posts
    71
    I was using the stock tarp tied to the prussick hooks. I reset them to hang lower and it turned out to be a good decision because I didn't get one drop of water in the H. Because of all the info. I read about on this forum I was able to enjoy my trip. I felt pretty confident after spending 2 full nights hanging and not waking up on the ground. I knew all the time I spent reading the many posts on this forum paid off.
    "Hang In There"
    Leave It Better Then You Found It!!!

  8. #8
    swampfox's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Simpsonville, SC
    Hammock
    Warbonnet Blackbird 1.7 Double
    Tarp
    MacCat Ultra
    Insulation
    Speer Snugfit
    Suspension
    Whoopie slings
    Posts
    1,151
    Images
    35
    That's great that you had a good first experience.
    Believe it or not, it will only get better from here.
    You know it doesn't count unless we see pictures don't you?
    He is your friend, your companion, your defender... he is your dog. You are his life, his leader, and master. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of that devotion.

  9. #9
    Member TimberRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Duryea, Pa.
    Hammock
    HED / ENO DN
    Tarp
    H/Hex
    Insulation
    HSS / Ember
    Suspension
    whoopie slings
    Posts
    71
    I took some pics but I'm waiting on my daughter to post them for me. It's all greek to me... I haven't had a good nights sleep since I got back... Can't wait to get back in the mountains so I can get some sleep...lol
    "Hang In There"
    Leave It Better Then You Found It!!!

Similar Threads

  1. ADK paddle/camping/hanging trip August 10-12
    By NFA in forum Hangouts, Campouts, and Trip Planning
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 08-15-2012, 08:14
  2. My planned backyard hanging set up
    By uneekwahn in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 09-08-2011, 22:57
  3. Looking for places to hang for planned trip
    By gunner76 in forum Hangouts, Campouts, and Trip Planning
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-04-2011, 22:25

Tags for this Thread

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
  •