Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: West Michigan
Hammock: GT SBP
Tarp: Chinook 12x9.5'
Insulation: DIY UQ, cheap bag
Suspension: DIY Whoopie slings
Howdy from Michigan
Hello Hammock Forums. I've heard lots about this forum and hammock camping in general from the wonderful guys at BushcraftUSA so I decided to join up.
I love being outdoors but one thing I really hate is sleeping on the hard, cold ground. I've been intrigued by the concept of hammock camping for a while but I finally got motivated because I pretty sure Santa is bringing this bad boy a Skeeter Beeter Pro for the Christmas. If he doesn't, I'm building my own.
One major thing that's kept me from taking the leap until now is that I'm a plus sized bushcrafter. Coming in at over 300 lbs I go past the limits on most commercially available EVERYTHING. I'm hoping that there is some much info on here that even my significant needs can be met.
Look forward to lots of great info.
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Lexington Park, MD
Hammock: Warbonnet Blackbird 1.7
Tarp: Zpacks Cuben Fiber
Insulation: Leigh's UQ
Welcome to you! You are not alone in the plus size department. Comfortable hammock hanging is doable for people of all sizes and shapes.
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, from Kentucky. I can't help you myself, but I believe there are a number of big guys on the forums. Hope you find what you need.
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You've come to the right place! Hello and Welcome to the Forums from Canada!
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Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Detroit, Mi
Hammock: 3xWBBB1.0dbl, XLC, DIY
Tarp: superfly, maccat d
Insulation: DIY UQ/TQ/UGQ/HG
Suspension: whoopies, E.trunks
Yea, another michigan hanger. Welcome to the fun.
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Welcome aboard from another in the mitten state. Yes I went there Wisconsin.
Plenty of us plus size users here. You'll be able to find something that works for you. You can even check out a bunch of rigs if you make it to one of our hangs.
"We don't stop hiking because we grow old,
we grow old because we stop hiking."
-- Finis Mitchell,
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: NE Alabama
Hammock: Clark NX-200
Tarp: Clark XL-Fly
Insulation: KAQ NR UQ/AHE KAQ
Suspension: Strap/cinch buckle
Welcome to HF from Bama.........I am a big hanger like you and if I can help in any way drop me a pm and I will see what I can tell you about what I have learned. Also, I have some gear I will let you try to see how you like it, certain restrictions apply!!!!!
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Join Date: May 2011
Location: Newark, OH
Hammock: DIY Extra Wide & Long Tablecloth
Tarp: Funky & GG Tarps
Insulation: DIY down UQ
Suspension: continuous L. Amst
Welcome aboard, from Ohio