Page 14 of 16 FirstFirst ... 41213141516 LastLast
Results 131 to 140 of 160
  1. #131
    Randy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    New Waverly,Texas
    Hammock
    HH Expedition,HH Scout ,DIY rigs
    Tarp
    Chinnock Tarps
    Insulation
    Sb & DYI UQ
    Posts
    1,185
    I am gonna play with the Modular Bag, I really like the bivy sack,,,, I would like to come up with a simple combination to use it on a regular basis.

    But that EXTREME bag ( ECW)will stay in the gear trailer.......from now on....

    It's kinda neat,,, I have the straps alredy adjusted for the Grand Trunk and on one of the Hennessys, I can carry one out side hang it on the stand, put the bag in and don't have to go back in and tell her good night...

    I guess my point on all these posts is that a person can get into hammocking, at a low cost and have good enough gear to do pretty cold temps with out having to get TARP money...........

  2. #132
    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Checotah, Oklahoma
    Hammock
    Varies
    Tarp
    GargoyleGear Ogee
    Insulation
    UQ-varies w/season
    Suspension
    onrope buckle
    Posts
    5,982
    I'm intrigued by the bivy sack.

    When I finally get my ICW, I may play around with a center zip bivy out of Tyvek.
    Dave

    http://www.uark.edu/misc/xtimber/rna/pattonsbluff.html

    It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.
    John Steinbeck

  3. #133
    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
    I've been watching this thread with keen interest. Not because I'm all that interested, I'm already good to -20f. To me the warmth to weight ratio is a side conversation at best. The real strength to this weight hog is it's warmth to cost ratio. For somebody that doesn't have to carry their gear and tends to be a cold sleeper, I sure can't think of a less expensive way to stay warm. Particularly with the flexibility of this thing. I'm seriously considering getting one of the extreme cold set-ups for Genuine Draft to use at the Colorado Winter Hang in case it's nasty. She an exceptionally cold sleeper and I'm thinking this might allow her to camp with me when I'm cold weather testing.

    Thanks for all the leg work you folks have done.
    Trust nobody!

  4. #134
    Senior Member tbone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Havertown, PA
    Hammock
    WBBB
    Tarp
    WB SF
    Insulation
    inner fortitude
    Suspension
    cinch & straps
    Posts
    204
    i use the modular system myself and I have found that the bivy and the black bag with a pad in between them is very comfortable and warm. I don`t see myself needing to add the patrol bag unless it is very cold maybe in the teens or below. With the pad inside the bivy you don`t even notice its presence. As far as the bivy gos I couldn`t ever imagine myself sleeping outside without it, even in the summer time I will go with that and a poncho liner and be good to go.

  5. #135
    BillyBob58's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Tupelo, MS
    Posts
    8,466
    Images
    353
    This ECW bag is rated to minus 30. Folks have been using it by itself ( no pad) in the mid teens and doing OK. It will be fascinating to see how it goes at 10 and zero and below, if the opportunity arises. It certainly arise if some of our northern members test this system.
    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

  6. #136
    Randy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    New Waverly,Texas
    Hammock
    HH Expedition,HH Scout ,DIY rigs
    Tarp
    Chinnock Tarps
    Insulation
    Sb & DYI UQ
    Posts
    1,185
    We don't get very low temps down this way, this often, that is why I have been out even on work nights to see how these bags work out.

  7. #137
    Randy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    New Waverly,Texas
    Hammock
    HH Expedition,HH Scout ,DIY rigs
    Tarp
    Chinnock Tarps
    Insulation
    Sb & DYI UQ
    Posts
    1,185
    Here is some pics of a $29.00 camo Grand Trunk and the $89.00 Extreme bag . An inexpensive rig, capable of below freezing temps.
    The end box is an after market add on to keep the end of the sleeping bag from wanting to go over the edge.



  8. #138
    Randy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    New Waverly,Texas
    Hammock
    HH Expedition,HH Scout ,DIY rigs
    Tarp
    Chinnock Tarps
    Insulation
    Sb & DYI UQ
    Posts
    1,185
    I know Ya'll are getting tired of this thread...
    Thismorning the temp on my GFs car said 17 degrees,

    I slept out in tiat Modular bag last night, with only the GT and the bag. no tarp.
    I put 2 of the Walmart fleece throws folded in half between the bivy and the green bag. NO condensation or sweat.

    The only issue I had and didn't realize it until I got up , was that I had the head flap on the bivy pulled back abit, as the frost would collect, my body heat would melt it and it seeped down inside onto the black bag (inner bag) around the hood.

    Clothing, I went with even less this time,
    2 pairs of Walmart socks,
    plain cargo pants a t-shirt and a cheapo hooded pull over type jogging jacket. The Modular bag did very well, I am getting used to the side zipper,, but I still like the Extreme bag better.
    Last edited by Randy; 01-11-2010 at 07:59.

  9. #139
    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Checotah, Oklahoma
    Hammock
    Varies
    Tarp
    GargoyleGear Ogee
    Insulation
    UQ-varies w/season
    Suspension
    onrope buckle
    Posts
    5,982
    I love this thread!
    Dave

    http://www.uark.edu/misc/xtimber/rna/pattonsbluff.html

    It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.
    John Steinbeck

  10. #140
    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
    Quote Originally Posted by Randy View Post
    I know Ya'll are getting tired of this thread...
    Randy, IMO this is a great thread! There are many different 'categories' of hammockers here at HF. Not everyone backpacks, or worries about the weight of gear, and most are always interested (nosey ) in whatever works for someone!

    Your contribution may have lit bunches of lightbulbs for folks looking for solutions!

    Thanks for sharing your experiences and photos!

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
  •