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    Weekend plans?

    I'm planning to do some cold weather hanging in the back yard tonight (low 20's).

    I'm planning to try out my Ray-Way top quilt (alpine option) tonight that I made last year but never really got to test in cold weather, and I'll use my extra large HH silnylon tarp staked to the ground to block the wind, maybe with some end cover triangles that I cut from my 9x9 GG tarp...

    I'm hoping to begin a down underquilt project this weekend, the down should get here tomorrow or later today.

    Anyone have some cool trips planned for the weekend or anything? Gear to test?


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    I'm going to make my second 'hammock sock' attempt. First one didn't fit quite as well in real life as it did in my mind. You'd think I'd stop listening to that voice; he's never right!
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    I still need to cut out the extra material in my hammock sock and patch up some rips where the drawstring pulled on the hole I made for it. (gotta learn how to sew buttonholes!).

    My next project may be a new hammock sock to go with a longer hammock. First things first though, right?


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    I will be out this weekend for the 1st time since labor day..can't friggin wait
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    I was wondering how you were doing, Ewker. Congrats on getting out.


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    Ewker- Since I know you to be 'bi-shelterual', the big question is: are you hanging or ground sleeping on your trek?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    I still need to cut out the extra material in my hammock sock and patch up some rips where the drawstring pulled on the hole I made for it. (gotta learn how to sew buttonholes!).

    My next project may be a new hammock sock to go with a longer hammock. First things first though, right?
    I'm going to put a strip of some really lightweight ripstop (poly) I found at wallyworld a couple of inches wide down the length of my sock and widen it a bit. The ripstop is not coated at all; I can breath normally thru it. I think I was getting a little compression from the last one and the strip of untreated ripstop should help with condensation.

    Since you have some DIY 'sock' experience, whatya think?
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    no hammock plans, but I think its supposed to warm up some, so hope to get a 6 or 8 mile hike in this weekend. Lay some tracks in a local state forest that I am remapping using my GPS & google earth. Gives me another reason to hike...

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    Either making a hammock sock or a tarp. I'm planning an overnight at the end of the month and want to be warm.

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    Cannibal wrote:
    I'm going to put a strip of some really lightweight ripstop (poly) I found at wallyworld a couple of inches wide down the length of my sock and widen it a bit. The ripstop is not coated at all; I can breath normally thru it. I think I was getting a little compression from the last one and the strip of untreated ripstop should help with condensation.

    Since you have some DIY 'sock' experience, whatya think?
    Yep, sounds good to me. I've been able to breathe very well in my DWR sock, but breathable ripstop sounds like a plan.

    There have been many times where I was happy to have the DWR (when the wind was really beating up on me, for instance -- I took 2 "direct hits" up at Hurricane shelter, and it didn't help that I had camped on a ridge although the view was nice). The DWR blocked the blows really well. My only difficulties came from having one tarp stake blow out a few times. (Lesson learned was to tie out to trees or rocks when at all possible.)

    Maybe you could put that breathable strip up at the top of the sock, where the tarp would normally block the wind?


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