Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21
  1. #1
    Mule's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Kokomo IN
    Hammock
    Warbonnet Ridge Runner
    Tarp
    ZPACK CUBEN
    Insulation
    quilts
    Suspension
    Web'g cinch buckle
    Posts
    3,281
    Images
    27

    Back to Brown Hollow tonight, 15 deggrees

    Pictures when I return:
    Some friends and I are heading for Brown Hollow tonight again to test our winter hammocks. They are saying 15 degrees with 15 MPH winds. We were going Browning Hill, but the wind predictions changed our minds.
    I am sleeping a my JRB Bear Mountain Bridge modified to 36 inches wide and with a DIY top weather shield. I am using a JRB Old Rag Mtn underquilt with a JRB Weather Shield, (I have not perfected a DIY weather shield for a Bridge as yet).
    I am using a JRB No Sniveler and a Shanandoah that are tied together to make them as one overquilt for the top.
    I will be under a 'Brians' Mac Cat costom, 13 foot ridgeline and 7 foot sides for a tarp. I have put in spreader bars much like Grizzly Adams did his so I can pull down the sides tight to the ground.
    Wish you all were there. Mule
    There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion.
    Gen. William Thornson, U.S. Army

  2. #2
    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
    Sounds fun!

    Why are you using the 'sandwich' quilt as a top quilt? Seems to me that it'd be easier to deal with only one quilt in the hammock, plus that space between the quilts may help boost the insulating factor if hung below as a UQ.

    It's really early here and I might be way off; just wondering.

  3. #3
    GrizzlyAdams's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Illinois
    Hammock
    DIY Bridge, v0.n, where n is large
    Tarp
    depends on season
    Insulation
    DIY UQ
    Posts
    4,628
    Images
    564
    dang it Mule, if I didn't have a commitment tomorrow morning I'd skip out on work early today to drive over and join you.

    have fun

    Grizz

  4. #4
    Senior Member animalcontrol's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Bloomington, IN
    Hammock
    Warbonnet BB D1.1, Traveler S1.7
    Tarp
    Cuben DIY
    Insulation
    2/3 UQ, DIY TQ
    Suspension
    whoopie slings
    Posts
    2,515
    Images
    101
    Quote Originally Posted by skskinner View Post
    Pictures when I return:
    Some friends and I are heading for Brown Hollow tonight again to test our winter hammocks. They are saying 15 degrees with 15 MPH winds. We were going Browning Hill, but the wind predictions changed our minds.
    I am sleeping a my JRB Bear Mountain Bridge modified to 36 inches wide and with a DIY top weather shield. I am using a JRB Old Rag Mtn underquilt with a JRB Weather Shield, (I have not perfected a DIY weather shield for a Bridge as yet).
    I am using a JRB No Sniveler and a Shanandoah that are tied together to make them as one overquilt for the top.
    I will be under a 'Brians' Mac Cat costom, 13 foot ridgeline and 7 foot sides for a tarp. I have put in spreader bars much like Grizzly Adams did his so I can pull down the sides tight to the ground.
    Wish you all were there. Mule
    Wish I could join too...
    We will get out soon (next few weeks)
    "Every day is a new day to a better future"
    "Of all the things that matter, that really and truly matter, working more efficiently and getting more done is not among them." ~ Mike Dooley
    "What if I told you that you couldn't have anymore of anything... No more friends, no more money, no more anything, until you first got happy with what you have?"~ Mike Dooley
    "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." ~ Socrates

  5. #5
    Mule's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Kokomo IN
    Hammock
    Warbonnet Ridge Runner
    Tarp
    ZPACK CUBEN
    Insulation
    quilts
    Suspension
    Web'g cinch buckle
    Posts
    3,281
    Images
    27
    My underquilt is about as thick as both the ones I am using for an over quilt, and the way an underquilt hangs from a bridge is iffy at best, so...... that's my reasoning. I have the two top quilts tied together and the footbox is put together so you wouldn't have very much more trouble with them than a single quilt.
    I am waiting on a call from the others. Going to have to go solo if they don't call soon. Mule
    There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion.
    Gen. William Thornson, U.S. Army

  6. #6
    Mule's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Kokomo IN
    Hammock
    Warbonnet Ridge Runner
    Tarp
    ZPACK CUBEN
    Insulation
    quilts
    Suspension
    Web'g cinch buckle
    Posts
    3,281
    Images
    27
    Grizz, That would have been great. Sorry I didn't have more notice to give you. If you can get out of working tomorrow and want to meet me, I will wait. PM sent with cell phone number. Mule
    There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion.
    Gen. William Thornson, U.S. Army

  7. #7
    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
    Quote Originally Posted by skskinner View Post
    My underquilt is about as thick as both the ones I am using for an over quilt, and the way an underquilt hangs from a bridge is iffy at best, so...... that's my reasoning. I have the two top quilts tied together and the footbox is put together so you wouldn't have very much more trouble with them than a single quilt.
    I am waiting on a call from the others. Going to have to go solo if they don't call soon. Mule
    Thanks for explaining it to me. I don't have very much experience with the Bridge style hammock, but that makes sense to me with what little experience I do have.

    Good luck and have fun!

  8. #8
    Mule's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Kokomo IN
    Hammock
    Warbonnet Ridge Runner
    Tarp
    ZPACK CUBEN
    Insulation
    quilts
    Suspension
    Web'g cinch buckle
    Posts
    3,281
    Images
    27
    Cannibal, Actually you have me re-thinking the situation though. The only problem with using two UQs on a bridge is that the BMB is just long enough to hold an UQ tight, IMO. To put two there may be OK, but each would need to have it's own suspension. Thanks for the question. Mule.

    We are leaving now. I finally got a call and won't have to (get to) go alone.
    There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion.
    Gen. William Thornson, U.S. Army

  9. #9
    Mule's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Kokomo IN
    Hammock
    Warbonnet Ridge Runner
    Tarp
    ZPACK CUBEN
    Insulation
    quilts
    Suspension
    Web'g cinch buckle
    Posts
    3,281
    Images
    27

    Pictures of the trip

    Here are a few of the photos from the trip. Gear-wise, I discovered, at least for me an irritating flaw in the match between the BMB and the JRB Quilts. The small rings used on the bridge pinched the support systems of the underquilt and weather sheild. I will be making some mods soon and posting them in another thread. They actually did work fine and kept me toasty, but I think I may have an idea that will make the quilt and cover glide smoothly through the rings. That's coming later.
    One of the photos shows a stove that blew up on me when I picked it up. Some fool named Mule put it close to the fire to warm up the canister of gas. What an idiot, but it did make for some great laughs.
    Mule
    Correction, Pan reminded me that I completely forgot to use the loops a few inches below the rings. That would have made everything just fine, keeping the biners well away from the rings. I get these lapses in memory sometimes and I forget, uh, well, whatever, what was I saying???????
    Mule
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by Mule; 12-06-2008 at 20:21.
    There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion.
    Gen. William Thornson, U.S. Army

  10. #10
    Senior Member 6 feet over's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    PA
    Hammock
    Clark / Claytor
    Tarp
    Neo 12 X 12
    Insulation
    Cheap pad
    Posts
    285

    What happened to the fuel canister (not to mention your finger)?

    I have to get out for some cold weather testing myself as I have a Colorado trip planned for early September in 09'. I've been down to 27˚, but still haven't been out in high winds or heavy precipitation yet.

    People sure look at me funny when I say I'm looking for a cold, windy rainy night to go camping.

    The harder I work, the luckier I get.

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
  •