Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Las Vegas, NV
New Las Vegas Hanger - Switchback the Trail Pirate
I got a Hennessy Digital Camo hammock and had ZQ put zippers into it. Wow. Very nice. I got some great JRB gear too. I am ready after viewing tons of videos, etc. Also, I got the ZQ peak encloure and extra ridge line storage. All were in the super light grey material.
I made some discoveries playing around in my backyard. I put ShoeGoo on the threads of the hanging straps to protect them better.
A mistake was to trim a Mylar sheet to the size of the Hennessy foam pad. I should have left 12 inches or so all around it. I will redo it. I used Velcro tape to attach the Mylar to the pad and it worked great.
I used a strip of Velco to attach a Western Mountaineering down pillow in a peak bag to the ridge line. Works great to keep the pillow from sliding down. I put a soft fleece cover over the peak bag. Super comfortable and soft. Be sure to use a piece of Velcor tape to seal the cover, so the pillow will not slide out of of the peak bag.
I am going down to the big Pacific Crest Trail Kickoff at Lake Morena County Park April 23-25. I have a hammock stand to use down there, because the park does not allow you to use the trees for hammocks. No problem.
Anyway, I really like the hammock camping concept. I have some physical problems and this is the ticket to keep camping.
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Northern Ky
Hammock: Wannabee- BB-like hammock
Tarp: 8 x 10 sil tarp
Insulation: DIY tq, Phoenix UQ
Suspension: whoopie slings and
Welcome to the forums, Switchback. Yes, I too find that hammock camping makes it easier (as I age.) Enjoy your trip and hope to see you around the forums.
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. - Ed Abbey
Welcome switchback! Looks like you've got a great start to your hanging future. Make sure you take some pic's of your setup and of your up coming trip. joe
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