Join Date: May 2011
First hang today
I've been following the forum for a while now, ever since I found Shugs how to for newbs series. When the Grand Trunk ultra lights went onsale for $12 I picked up two. I've tested them out a couple times in the yard but only briefly. Today I hung out with my son for a while, then went out later on my own for a few hours. It was about 40 degrees out, I used a thermarest inflatable pad and my 0 degree sleeping bag. It was great!! I will say that manuvering the pad is a bit tricky.
I'm hooked. My son, who is 3, also liked it so we might be able to try an over night soon.
I think I might need to try a differnt gathering method, the sides are really lose which lets my feet fall over the side and makes it a little difficult to get a flat lay. Maybe a fixed ridgeline too. Is paracord strong enough?
Well thanks to everyone here, the site is great..
awesome first hang! and getting the kids involved too.
I have to say, I used a thermarest my first time over night in my Grand Trunk.
wow...can you say no sleep?
there was someone who posted under the DIY insulation thread saying he
had glued a Wally World blue ccf pad to some non-slide kitchen cupboard stuff
and put the relectex on the other side. I am still going to put this one together as a back up.
I went straight for an UQ after that night
In some mysterious way woods have never
seemed to me to be static things.
In physical terms, I move through them;
yet in metaphysical ones,
they seem to move through me. -
GA --> ME '12
Last edited by Dos; 12-18-2011 at 20:14..