Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15
  1. #1
    miyanc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    monroe, nc
    Hammock
    BIAS Camper
    Tarp
    hh hex
    Insulation
    ugq zepplin uq
    Suspension
    whoopie/straps/msh
    Posts
    1,350
    Images
    27

    cubscout hang ended in a tent

    so we had a cubscout weekend( me and my son of course). Got there late set up my tarp first and set it up to high. Set up my bmbh for my son and went to set up my bias camper and realized I left my webbing at home. So I went home and got my webbing. Now I was all set. The spot I chose was just off a lake and we had the fringe of the hurricane so the wind was 20mph sustained with gusts up to forty. That night I got me and my son in and snugged up( I know I need an uq), but I did have trouble getting my pads set. In the end I slept great even with all the wind. The only problem was getting out of my warm comfy hammock into a windy chill.

    later that afternoon I wanted to fix my tarp and lower it and maybe rig some closed doors out if my 16x20. When I was walking up I heard ripping. My tarp was being pulled and it was ripping. I had the tarp over the ridgeline and then tied thru the gromits pulled tight to the edges. I also only had 4 tie outs on the ground.
    now the reason I gave up and went to ground was because I am attending the uwharrie hang next week and I only have one tarp left. I have another tarp, but it will only acomidate one hammock and I use the walmart tarp to cover both hammocks.

    lessons I learned:
    make an inventory list to include all items needed for a trip.
    if you can set the hammocks up first.
    try not to rely on other people to keep your schedule.
    use all tie outs.
    have the right equipment whenever possible.
    and know how to use it.
    deligate more things to compitant people so I can focus more on my setup and more important my son.
    choose a better spot.
    I am still doing something wrong but thanks to brian with bias I used the arl and made it as large as possible.
    A special thanks to Dream Hammocks, Dutchware. BIAS and Hammockforums.net for donating to our Secret Santa.

    Uwharrie hang in March https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ad.php?t=83029

  2. #2
    eagleJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Gastonia, NC
    Hammock
    WBBB, WBRR, WL Snipe
    Tarp
    OES10x12catcutSpin
    Insulation
    Yeti,HG
    Suspension
    webbing
    Posts
    305
    Images
    11
    My hang time this week was abruptly end by a bear. Hopefully no high winds or bears next weekend.

  3. #3
    Senior Member WickedKlown2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Middle Tennessee
    Hammock
    DIY HH Stretch Side
    Tarp
    Kelty Noah's 12
    Insulation
    Moded Kelty 20*
    Suspension
    Cargo Chute Lines
    Posts
    252
    Sorry to hear about the tarp and I hope it gets mended quickly. I use a large tarp myself to keep 2 hammocks under as my son isn't old enough to hang by himself yet. I take it the rest of the weekend went went well for the young Cubs and that they took away great stories to tell all their friends at school. Our Cub and Family weekend was at the beginning of Oct. and we started out with wind and drizzle but ended up with a nice weekend. Have fun and stay safe next weekend .
    Dave aka WK2
    Cubmaster of Pack 640 - Smyna, TN
    Eagle Scout 1992 - Troop 86 Brentwood, TN
    Tread Lightly and Leave No Trace

  4. #4
    DuctTape's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Hammock
    Claytor
    Tarp
    MacCat delux Spinn
    Insulation
    CCF and Quilts
    Suspension
    web & buckles
    Posts
    1,574
    Images
    2
    Of your lessons learned, I would disagree with setting up hammock first. In a major storm, you want to do the tarp first, and having it be your normal routine will be much faster (and drier) if that is your SOP. With enough practice you will know the height you need.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Wise Old Owl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Paoli, PA
    Hammock
    HH A-sym snake skins, hex tarp
    Tarp
    General's Custom
    Insulation
    Hammock Gear 3/4
    Suspension
    tree hugger
    Posts
    435
    Images
    15
    Quote Originally Posted by eagleJ View Post
    My hang time this week was abruptly end by a bear. Hopefully no high winds or bears next weekend.
    **** - there's a story and you left us hanging....
    There was an Old Man with a owl,
    Who continued to bother and howl;
    He sat on a rail, And imbibed bitter ale,
    Which refreshed that Old Man and his owl
    .WOO

  6. #6
    eagleJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Gastonia, NC
    Hammock
    WBBB, WBRR, WL Snipe
    Tarp
    OES10x12catcutSpin
    Insulation
    Yeti,HG
    Suspension
    webbing
    Posts
    305
    Images
    11
    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Old Owl View Post
    **** - there's a story and you left us hanging....
    I posted here
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=61842

  7. #7
    miyanc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    monroe, nc
    Hammock
    BIAS Camper
    Tarp
    hh hex
    Insulation
    ugq zepplin uq
    Suspension
    whoopie/straps/msh
    Posts
    1,350
    Images
    27
    Quote Originally Posted by eagleJ View Post
    My hang time this week was abruptly end by a bear. Hopefully no high winds or bears next weekend.
    yes and a big yes
    A special thanks to Dream Hammocks, Dutchware. BIAS and Hammockforums.net for donating to our Secret Santa.

    Uwharrie hang in March https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ad.php?t=83029

  8. #8
    miyanc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    monroe, nc
    Hammock
    BIAS Camper
    Tarp
    hh hex
    Insulation
    ugq zepplin uq
    Suspension
    whoopie/straps/msh
    Posts
    1,350
    Images
    27
    Quote Originally Posted by WickedKlown2 View Post
    Sorry to hear about the tarp and I hope it gets mended quickly. I use a large tarp myself to keep 2 hammocks under as my son isn't old enough to hang by himself yet. I take it the rest of the weekend went went well for the young Cubs and that they took away great stories to tell all their friends at school. Our Cub and Family weekend was at the beginning of Oct. and we started out with wind and drizzle but ended up with a nice weekend. Have fun and stay safe next weekend .
    we talked about the magic that happens in the eyes of our children( In this case cubscouts but it applies to all). Those boys have so much fun and its all worth it, but I always feel like its falling apart or not gonna work. My sons magic is that he goes camping and all he needs is always a " dad where is my" away fro his grasp. He dresses eats sleeps and stays dry and warm from cubmaster dad magic. The kids all have wonderful times ( because they all say so and then when we pack up and leave the parents say that same thing) and all that goes into it is just blind fun. They don't see the man/woman behind the curtains pulling the levers.
    A special thanks to Dream Hammocks, Dutchware. BIAS and Hammockforums.net for donating to our Secret Santa.

    Uwharrie hang in March https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ad.php?t=83029

  9. #9
    civetta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Hoosick Falls, NY
    Hammock
    WB RidgeRunner
    Tarp
    Superfly
    Suspension
    still tweaking
    Posts
    114
    Quote Originally Posted by miyanc View Post
    we talked about the magic that happens in the eyes of our children( In this case cubscouts but it applies to all). Those boys have so much fun and its all worth it, but I always feel like its falling apart or not gonna work. My sons magic is that he goes camping and all he needs is always a " dad where is my" away fro his grasp. He dresses eats sleeps and stays dry and warm from cubmaster dad magic. The kids all have wonderful times ( because they all say so and then when we pack up and leave the parents say that same thing) and all that goes into it is just blind fun. They don't see the man/woman behind the curtains pulling the levers.
    May it always be so.

  10. #10
    AtHomeDad's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    NE Wisconsin
    Hammock
    DIY "Phoenix" DL
    Tarp
    DIY Hex
    Insulation
    Incubator, DIY TQ
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    109
    Images
    11
    I had hung with my son under the same 11' Hex tarp until we got a nasty rain storm this summer. We stayed dry, but couldn't close the doors on the winward side, Luckily we didn't get wet, but we were both concerned. He finally asked for his own tarp . . . the only 9 year old with an 11' Sil-Hex Tarp with winter doors, and his own hammock with removable zip-in bug net that can be replaced with fleece. Am I spoiling him? or ensuring a camping buddy forever?!?

    We slept out on Friday night with a few other scouts (Webelos I). The temp got down to 23. It was nice that he went out like a light and woke up at 5:30 because he was "too hot." I've now got him wanting to go camping in the snow. YEAH!
    The person who says that it can't be done, doesn't
    The person who says that it can be done, does it!

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
  •