Page 1 of 8 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 72
  1. #1
    Whoooo Buddy)))) Shug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Minnesota
    Hammock
    DIY GreenBeanHammock
    Tarp
    DIY Tarps/HG Cuben
    Insulation
    Frankenquilt/Pod
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    14,488
    Images
    62

    Talking Video: Shug & Wander'nFool Do The North Country Trail

    Finally got out for a two night quick and fast backpack trip on the North Country Trail. Joining me was an old friend and noobie backpacker Wander'nFool. He did wonderfully .... he studied here on HF and bought tons of new and terrific gear and practiced with it! That is the way to do it. He had a Warbonnet BlackBird hammock, a Warbonnet Yeti UnderQuilt, ULA Circuit pack, MacCat Tarp from OES, a JetBoil stove, Leki Hiking Poles and some SmartWool.
    Shug $ Wander'nFool.jpg

    Packed the Kelly Kettle wood-burning stove in the outside pocket of my ULA OHM backpack. Stripped it down to backpacker mode by removing the cork, putting on a lighter handle, leaving the base home and testing out a light-weight home brewed base I made from a pie tin and hardware cloth. Saved about 6 ounces overall.

    Used the Dutch Clips for the first time in the woods on my hammock suspension. Flawless and ever-so light. Replace you biners and save some weight .... for food!

    I brought my DIY hammock and since we passed one car on the hike at a shuttle point I traded out for the BlackBird the second night. Just testing comforts. Both get 5 stars but BB has a bugnet and on my DIY I left it off. Did get a skeeter or two buzzing me in the morning of camp one. Drats!
    Camp 2 hammocks.jpg
    Camp 2 .jpg


    One tiny issue with the BB hammock is the ridge line when you use it as a lounger at camp. It tends to droop in your face depending on your tree spread on the hang. As we sat lazing around I saw a solution to that ...... easy fix to a wonderful piece of gear. It is at 4:05 in the video...

    We ate well ... the Kelly Kettle was a terrific and easy to use as long as you take time to make sure your initial fire is done right. As always .... I made my breakfast from the hammock with my Mini-Atomic Alcohol stove from MiniBullDesign. 3/4 oz of fuel and I am chowing on grits and having instant espresso! Man ... livin' right
    The Jetboil is a rocket. The Dutch Clips are super fast. Our ULA packs rode like a dream.

    Had coyotes both nights and one came into camp on the first night and howled his drunken warble. Wander'nFool had a small air horn his wife made him take along for bears aso he blasted that and the coyote was back with his pack in the woods in no time.

    All secure in sector seven,
    Shug
    Shug & Wander'nFool Do The NCT

    Whoooo Buddy)))) I Love Onions, Grits, Greens, Livermush, NC Style BBQ, Potted Meat, Anchovies, 'Naner Puddin", Peanut Butter Pie, Red Velvet Cake and Cocoa and Straaaaaawwwwberrrry Milk and Coffee Crisps....
    I Hope Heaven has a Bakery!!!!



    Shug's YouTube Videos

    Hammock How-To Videos ..... Essentials For Noobs

    Shug and Friends Jammin'

  2. #2
    Senior Member Cannibal's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Hammock
    Warbonnet ON!
    Tarp
    SuperFly or MacCat
    Insulation
    Yetis & Mambas
    Suspension
    Webbing and rings
    Posts
    13,919
    Images
    136
    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    He had a Warbonnet BlackBird hammock, a Warbonnet Yeti UnderQuilt, ULA Circuit pack, MacCat Tarp from OES, a JetBoil stove, Leki Hiking Poles and some SmartWool.
    Dang! That's a heck of a list for a newbie. Nothing like starting the game off on the right foot.
    We've got coyotes bedding down in the back of our property. I elected to get an AirSoft sniper rifle to deal with them from the roof of the stable. But, an airhorn might be more fun for the neighbors.
    Trust nobody!

  3. #3
    Senior Member angrysparrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    near Memphis, TN
    Hammock
    WB Traveler
    Tarp
    ZPacks CF
    Insulation
    Te-Wa / HG / WB
    Suspension
    Whoopie Hooks
    Posts
    9,686
    Images
    92
    Great stuff! Thanks for sharing...

    I like the custom trip music.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shug
    We're not solving all of your problems...just most of them.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

  4. #4
    Hooch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Goldsboro, NC
    Hammock
    Warbonnet Blackbird 1.7 DL
    Tarp
    Speer Winter Tarp
    Insulation
    Burrow & Crowsnest
    Suspension
    WhoopieSling/Strap
    Posts
    4,380
    Images
    46
    Whooo buddy! Excellent vid as always, thanks for sharing. Looks like y'all had a great trip.

    Hammocks rule, groud dwellers drool.
    "If you play a Nicleback song backwards, you'll hear messages from the devil. Even worse, if you play it forward, you'll hear Nickleback." - Dave Grohl

  5. #5
    Senior Member Roadtorque's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Hammock
    Warbonnet BB
    Tarp
    Custom OES BatCave
    Insulation
    JRB quilts
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    1,117
    Looks good. I thought we might see your new jrb quilt in this movie but I guess we will get to see that another time? Keep um' comin'

  6. #6
    Senior Member Optimus's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Clovis,Ca "Gateway to the Sierras"
    Hammock
    DIY Single layer
    Tarp
    Nyl Shwr Crtn Linr
    Insulation
    DIY Down 2/3 UQ
    Suspension
    Straps and Cams
    Posts
    115
    Images
    4
    Great video as always Shug. Love the openning song.

    " Wooooo Budddy Yeaahhh , Hammocks Ruuule !!! "

  7. #7
    Whoooo Buddy)))) Shug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Minnesota
    Hammock
    DIY GreenBeanHammock
    Tarp
    DIY Tarps/HG Cuben
    Insulation
    Frankenquilt/Pod
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    14,488
    Images
    62
    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Dang! That's a heck of a list for a newbie. Nothing like starting the game off on the right foot.
    We've got coyotes bedding down in the back of our property. I elected to get an AirSoft sniper rifle to deal with them from the roof of the stable. But, an airhorn might be more fun for the neighbors.
    WF totally gave me a case of gear-envy.....
    Airhorn was a brilliant idea!

    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    Great stuff! Thanks for sharing...
    I like the custom trip music.
    Sang it in one take .... made it up in the apre-hike jacuzzi!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    Whooo buddy! Excellent vid as always, thanks for sharing. Looks like y'all had a great trip.
    Hammocks rule, groud dwellers drool.
    Hammocks are cool and rule!

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadtorque View Post
    Looks good. I thought we might see your new jrb quilt in this movie but I guess we will get to see that another time? Keep um' comin'
    It is in the post on it's way .... wish I had had it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Slopes View Post
    Great video as always Shug. Love the openning song.
    " Wooooo Budddy Yeaahhh , Hammocks Ruuule !!! "
    We had a blast! The song just came to me in my post-hike daze.....
    Whoooo Buddy)))) I Love Onions, Grits, Greens, Livermush, NC Style BBQ, Potted Meat, Anchovies, 'Naner Puddin", Peanut Butter Pie, Red Velvet Cake and Cocoa and Straaaaaawwwwberrrry Milk and Coffee Crisps....
    I Hope Heaven has a Bakery!!!!



    Shug's YouTube Videos

    Hammock How-To Videos ..... Essentials For Noobs

    Shug and Friends Jammin'

  8. #8
    beep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Hammock
    WB BB 1.1 dbl
    Tarp
    MacCat Dlx SpinnUL
    Insulation
    Phoenix/Incubator
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    2,078
    Images
    47
    Nice trip report! As usual, Shug, you made it entertaining and informative.

    And gratz to Wandering Fool for his "conversion" to the world of hiking hammockers!
    "The more I carry the happier I am in camp; the less I carry the happier I am getting there" - Sgt. Rock

  9. #9
    Senior Member VegaMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
    Hammock
    WB Blackbird
    Tarp
    WB 11'x10' Spinn
    Insulation
    HSSniv MtWash3
    Suspension
    webbing Dutch clip
    Posts
    224
    Great video, Shug, glad I watched all the way to the end.
    ..Mike the Weed Warrior bio // Think globally, act locally: Remove an invasive plant

  10. #10
    Senior Member Perkolady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    NE GA
    Hammock
    diy
    Tarp
    diy 9x11
    Insulation
    JRB No Sniveller
    Suspension
    CBs + DCs
    Posts
    1,178
    Images
    29
    Entertaining and informative, as always! Thanks to the both of you!

    Very cool ridgeline solution! I am really liking the looks of that Kelly Kettle....

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
  •