Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 19 of 19
  1. #11
    MedicineMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Roan Mountain,TN
    Hammock
    Traveler with HNO AirShip
    Tarp
    HNO AirShip
    Insulation
    Leiglo 5/50
    Suspension
    Everything Dutch
    Posts
    5,597
    Images
    76
    DuctTape beat me to it. Grandma Gatewood was an original in many ways-the first woman to thru-hike the AT, wore Keds sneekers, used a lightweight pack (gunny sack thrown over shoulder and the shower curtain tarp,wool blanket as wrap and quilt, etc.
    Of course Ray Jardine took Grandma Gatewood's and began Golite-wonder if he ever gave her any credit?
    Anyway Grandma Gatewood was also know as the biggest yogi on the trail and was always munching off others-this according to several AT historians.
    Matters not, she HHOH and thru-hiked the AT again later in life.

  2. #12
    Senior Member HamMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Kettering, OH
    Hammock
    WL Lite Owl
    Tarp
    Luke's LB HG hex
    Insulation
    HG TQ/UQ
    Suspension
    SlingRings/Straps
    Posts
    2,536
    Images
    46
    Quote Originally Posted by Catavarie View Post
    Yep Shower Curtain for shelter, a drawstring bag for a pack which just carried ontop of one shoulder (no suspension, no frame, just a simple sack), and hiked the entirety in what accounts to Keds for shoes.

    Tough old bird.
    she did it twice i believe
    "He who makes a beast of himself, gets rid of the pain of being a man." Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Please check out the link below to show your love for hammocks!www.zazzle.com/hammocklife

  3. #13
    DuctTape's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Hammock
    Claytor
    Tarp
    MacCat delux Spinn
    Insulation
    CCF and Quilts
    Suspension
    web & buckles
    Posts
    1,586
    Images
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by HamMike View Post
    she did it twice i believe

    3 times. Though the third was in sections.

  4. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    Posts
    318
    Images
    10
    Mt. Rogers Outfitters in Damascus VA has a pair of her shoes on display in a glass box. They did look a lot like keds...

  5. #15
    Senior Member G.L.P.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Schuylkill Co. PA
    Hammock
    DIY,WBBB,DutchBridge
    Tarp
    Cuben,Superfly
    Insulation
    Quilts :P
    Suspension
    Dutchware
    Posts
    5,107
    if you have a sewing machine and weight isn't a big deal wally world have outdoor product 5x7 tarps for $10...you could get 2 and sew them together and have a big tarp...someone one here did this... i can't remember who
    i have one here and for $20 for the 2 and some time it would be a nice tarp for someone just starting out
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

  6. #16

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Waynesburg, PA
    Hammock
    Hennessy Exp ASym
    Tarp
    Stock Hennessy
    Insulation
    Hennessy UQ
    Suspension
    Straps and Fig 9s
    Posts
    74
    Images
    1

    Smile I would not try it.

    I would not try the shower curtain. I am 59 years old; I believe shower curtains were made of tougher stuff in the days of my youth. Maybe thicker, maybe better quality. Most of today's shower curtains are made of flimsy, cheesy, low-quality plastic.

    Get a good hammock, a good UQ, and a good TQ. Get a good tarp.

    Keds? I loved 'em, spent all day in them, every day but Sunday for the first 20 years of my life---but I was young then, and invulnerable.

    I am not sure my feet could still handle the lack of support and the lack of protection from rocky trails. I will keep my Merrell Switchbacks and my wool socks---I never got a blister while wearing wool socks.

    Raincoat? Good idea. I did hear of one guy who did not take a tarp or a tent. He had a huge rain poncho, which he used at night as his tent/groundcloth. I think he had a double-thickness synthetic blanket. I seem to recall that he avoided Winter. In a pinch, a fellow could just put on the rain poncho and huddle up for the night against a rock or tree, even if it was raining.

    Grandma Gatewood! I had not heard that name in ages! What a gal! What a legend!

  7. #17
    Senior Member RustyNails's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    aberdeen washington
    Hammock
    Grand trunk ultra light
    Tarp
    10x8 blue tarp
    Insulation
    probly DIY
    Suspension
    two trees?
    Posts
    201
    Quote Originally Posted by G.L.P. View Post
    if you have a sewing machine and weight isn't a big deal wally world have outdoor product 5x7 tarps for $10...you could get 2 and sew them together and have a big tarp...someone one here did this... i can't remember who
    i have one here and for $20 for the 2 and some time it would be a nice tarp for someone just starting out
    thats a very good idea. but what kind of thread would i use?
    EMBRACE THE SUCK

  8. #18
    Senior Member lustreking's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Bethlehem, PA
    Hammock
    DIY GE
    Tarp
    DIYish 7'x10'
    Insulation
    DIY IX UQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    240
    Quote Originally Posted by RustyNails View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by G.L.P. View Post
    if you have a sewing machine and weight isn't a big deal wally world have outdoor product 5x7 tarps for $10...you could get 2 and sew them together and have a big tarp...someone one here did this... i can't remember who
    i have one here and for $20 for the 2 and some time it would be a nice tarp for someone just starting out
    thats a very good idea. but what kind of thread would i use?
    I made the tarp using the two Walmart 5x7s. It was really quick, and super inexpensive. Walmart also sells Coleman branded seam sealer for $3.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...t=29792&page=5

    I used Gutermann Sew-All thread from JoAnn. It's 100% poly thread, and generally described as pretty high quality.

  9. #19
    Senior Member Pipsissewa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Yancey Co., NC - Home of Mt. Mitchell
    Hammock
    Too many to list
    Tarp
    Cuben with doors
    Insulation
    FlThrwr UQ+DIY TQ
    Suspension
    Whoopies + straps
    Posts
    1,693
    Images
    7
    I remember seeing a video of a solo trip a guy took (out West somewhere, I think (???)) and used a shower curtain as a tarp over his hammock. Maybe he'll chime in or someone can remember where to find it... .


    Found it!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=mwi1PBm2ZXg
    Last edited by Pipsissewa; 05-23-2011 at 11:04. Reason: found video
    "Pips"
    Mountains have a dreamy way
    Of folding up a noisy day
    In quiet covers, cool and gray.

    ---Leigh Buckner Hanes

    Surely, God could have made a better way to sleep.

    Surely, God never did.

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
  •