Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Hammock: DangerBird 72
Tarp: Kelty 12' for now
Insulation: UGQ Zeppelin 20°
Suspension: Whoopie Sling, DIY
Hope to Hang in Minnesota
Recently widowed so have time now to get back into motorcycle camping. In asking friends about tents and such, one asked why I don't check out hammocks? So here I am to learn more about them.
I'm impressed with what I've seen so far and enthused there's folks making their own. Back in the day I made my own Frostline tent, parka, vest, mittens and so on. I hope to find a design that will work well for me. I don't have a load of space but weight won't be a concern on a bike since I won't be hiking more than a day away from parking the bike.
If there are others in Minnesota that are making their own and have a meetup or some such, please PM me and let me know. It sound's like a perfect winter project, and local resources for material would be good. I think I have a source for the zippers, but will have to check.
Looks like a great forum, I'm eager to explore.
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cleveland, OH
Hammock: eno dn
Tarp: speer winter tarp
Insulation: sleeping bag & pad
Suspension: AHE web,WB buckle
Welcome to the show? Make sure to watch shug's hangin for nebie's. Lots to learn hear, lots of help. Ask questions.
"adapt, improvise, overcome" Clint Eastwood - Heart brake ridge
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Memphis, TN
Tarp: OES Maccat Deluxe
Welcome from another minnesotan. There are a couple of group hangs coming up in the next month. You can find some more info out about them at
While I haven't delved to far into the DIY yet there are plenty in the area that have that will be able to answer any of your questions.
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Grass Valley, Ca
Hammock: DIY "The Crippler"
Tarp: "Cuben Refugee"
Insulation: DIY "The Ex-gf"
Suspension: Whoopie Slings
Welcome to HF from another Minnesotan! We have a fall hang coming up if you can sleep in colder weather.
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lakeland, Fl
Tarp: WL Tadpole
Insulation: WL SS UQ, DIY TQ
Suspension: UCR SLS
Welcome aboard from Florida Steve. I believe you will enjoy it here.
Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Central Alabama
Hammock: WBBB 1.0 Dbl
Insulation: Mt. Washington 3
Welcome to the forums from Alabama!
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be. ~ Douglas Adams
We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
Welcome to the HF from another in Canada!
The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine
Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
- Bob Marley
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