Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    NW New Jersey
    Hammock
    Home brew double
    Tarp
    home brew cat
    Suspension
    whoopie slings
    Posts
    3

    New jack on board

    Greetings All!
    Jason here, Been a long time backpacker, hiker and biker here in northwest New Jersey. I retired from the corrections field last February. Always packed a UL tent or tarp. Last April I needed some self discovery time so I hit the AT through PA. Needless to say a tent was more of a hassle to carry than it needed to be. So when I got home and knocked the trail dust off I began searching for a better alternative and stumbled upon you guys and gals out there sporting the old backyard tree slings. I found myself diving head first into thew whole thing and build my own bonnet style double with some 1.9 ripstop nylon that I found at a local fabric house. Well after a late night of sewing she was done and I was off to the wilds for a 3 day canoe and hike trip to the Adirondacks. I am in love! I can't think of any other way to go now and find myself dreaming of the trails in a new way. No more rocks, sticks, roots, mud or uneven ground to keep me from my sleep. I have to give props out to all you oldtimers out there and your vids on the MeTube. Great instructionals and tips. I have learned so much. Again, Thanks

  2. #2
    SilvrSurfr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Jersey Shore, NJ
    Hammock
    BIAS Hiker Lite
    Tarp
    HG Winter Palace
    Insulation
    HG!
    Suspension
    Whoopie/Dutchbling
    Posts
    5,074
    Images
    1
    Welcome from the Jersey Shore. You should come join us at the NJ Winter Hang if you have the time. The Saturday night pot luck should be some good eats.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ht=winter+hang
    Propaganda is a time-honored, socially-acceptable method of sharing your religion with the world, and we Pastafarians are happy to be part of this noble tradition.

  3. #3
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    NW New Jersey
    Hammock
    Home brew double
    Tarp
    home brew cat
    Suspension
    whoopie slings
    Posts
    3
    Wish I could. Still working on my insulation for the late season. But thanks for the invite.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Brushy Creek, TX
    Hammock
    HH Explorer Deluxe
    Tarp
    Hennessy Hex
    Insulation
    HH supershelter
    Posts
    166
    Welcome from Texas
    Thanks,

    Mr. G

    "The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering." (St. Augustine)

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Panama City Beach, FL
    Hammock
    HH Explorer Deluxe
    Tarp
    Hennssey Hex
    Insulation
    HG Incubator 20
    Suspension
    Whoopies, CRL
    Posts
    65
    Nice to have you here, enjoy your stay

  6. #6
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Alanson, MI
    Hammock
    WBBB XLC Multicam
    Tarp
    DIY Winter Tarp
    Insulation
    DIY Insulbright Pa
    Suspension
    Whoopie & Strap
    Posts
    14
    Welcome from Michigan! I am also in Corrections, congrats on your retirement. Enjoy your free time!

  7. #7
    Gresh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Irmo, South Carolina
    Hammock
    JBD Swamp Sling
    Tarp
    UGQ Winter Dream
    Insulation
    New River UQ
    Suspension
    Cinch Buckles
    Posts
    1,950
    Images
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by yarbanny View Post
    I retired from the corrections field last February.
    Parole board finally saw it your way, huh?

    Welcome from SC.
    Vice-Chairman, Palmetto State Hangers

  8. #8
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    NW New Jersey
    Hammock
    Home brew double
    Tarp
    home brew cat
    Suspension
    whoopie slings
    Posts
    3
    Gresh, I wish I could say I had it as good as an inmate. 25 years of dealing with cons is much harder than being one. Especially being old school in this day and age makes for a rough go. When I started it was still quite midevil. I think the transition though from jailer to civilian was tougher. Old habits are hard to break but I'm working on it. Ha ha ha. My last month of work was my favorite when I made it on the maury show.
    Last edited by yarbanny; 01-24-2014 at 22:42.

  9. #9
    Senior Member squidbilly's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Alabamistan
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    DIY
    Insulation
    DIY
    Suspension
    DIY
    Posts
    522
    Images
    20
    Welcome! It's nice to find a better system-especially when you can make your own gear.

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
  •