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    Stone Door TN area overnight hike

    I did an overnight hike this past weekend with 2sticks (daughter) and rayn. Weather was perfect 40's/70's. We could not get on the trail until Saturday so we picked an easy 4 mile one way trip starting at the Stone Door Ranger Station. We took the Stone Door Trail to Big Creek Rim to Alum Gap campground. We returned on Sunday morning via Laurel Trail 3 miles to the Stone Door Ranger Station.

    Rayn and I were trying out some new gear and 2sticks was just enjoying the hike. I had received my coyote brown WBBB and Rayn had a new UQ to test, hiking poles, and a pack weight about 1/2 of his previous trips.
    All the gear performed well.

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    The WBBB was easy to set up and my 2/3 UQ worked perfectly on it. I did attach it differently than I do on my Clark UL. I made some triangle shaped silnylon pieces with attachment points on each corner. I attached one end to suspension rope placing the triangle on top of the ridgeline. I then attached the UQ to the other corners. This allowed the UQ to be pulled up instead of out and I never had a problem with fit or sliding off shoulder. The sil is able to slide on the netting without damage. This required shorter shockcord so I may have actually come out lighter than using full shockcord.

    2sticks and I hung our hammocks under the same tarp. On this trip we used the Clark UL and WBBB instead of our bridge hammocks. It was very easy to get these under the 11x10 tarp. I could actually reach into her hammock to check on quilts etc while I was laying in the WBBB.



    Rayn's claytor hammock with new UQ. He has perfected his setup but I think that a WBBB may be in his future



    The weather may have been too perfect because the camp area was packed. Boy scout troops, college groups, and more. The couple beside our campsite were leaving and left us a nice gift with a night's worth of firewood. Not sure where they found it at this campsite but we put it to good use. We discussed hammock camping and referred them here so if you made it thanks again

    Overall a great overnighter with a friend and daughter. Normally I do not hike in areas with designated camps but it was great for a quick overnight and to test some gear.

    Below is another 2sticks video of her hiking trip. Short trip and video.



    P.S. 2sticks wanted to use one of these in the post so here it is

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    Its was definitely awesome weather, nice job on the trip report Hangnout!!

    Being at 25 ish pounds vs 45+ was such a nice change haha...

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    Nice pics. Look like you all had a good time. Thanks for posting.
    --Don---

    May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. - Ed Abbey

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    I see she's living up to her trail name! Great adventure with Dad ...

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    Thanks for the trip report and video!

    Also, excellent idea for hanging your underquilt with the triangles. I may have give that a try.


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    ... oh and I loved the "I'm smarter than my dad .." whisper in the video ... reminds me a lot of my daughter!

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    Also, excellent idea for hanging your underquilt with the triangles. I may have give that a try.
    It worked really well. I am going to do this with my HH also. I was tying the shockcord to make it hang over the ridgeline but did not like the rubbing on the bugnet. The triangles work better because they slide better over the netting and by playing with size and angles it is very easy to control how you want to hang the quilt.

    ... oh and I loved the "I'm smarter than my dad .." whisper in the video ... reminds me a lot of my daughter!
    and my other daughter also!

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    That is a great idea ... any close up photos of your invention? Shall we start calling them "Hangouts"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hangnout View Post
    It worked really well. I am going to do this with my HH also. I was tying the shockcord to make it hang over the ridgeline but did not like the rubbing on the bugnet. The triangles work better because they slide better over the netting and by playing with size and angles it is very easy to control how you want to hang the quilt.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    That is a great idea ... any close up photos of your invention? Shall we start calling them "Hangouts"?
    Maybe, if you get the time, you could start a new thread with some pictures of your quilt triangles(Hangouts). It might help some folks that don't happen to see this thread.


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    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...092#post240092

    Moved the UQ suspension conversation to link above

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