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  • Perfect --- thanks, Dick. I thought I had surveyed the poncho options pretty thoroughly, somehow I mistakenly thought the Golite poncho was smaller. Same size as the (Equinox) Terrapin/Campmor extension but without the color problem. At 3 oz heavier than my Campmor/Terrapin regular length poncho, I'm not netting as much weight savings as I'd like, but I might just give up the rain...
    Brian Lewis Jun 28, 2007
  • I wonder if anyone has specific advice as to the right poncho to use in a dual-use role as a hammock tarp? I've looked at what's discussed on line, particularly at http://www.tothewoods.net/ but I'm hoping to get more specific feedback here. I've decided that I'm going to give hammock camping another try, but one of my concerns is the overall weight of the package, as compared to...
    Brian Lewis Jun 27, 2007
  • "Did you get the underpad as well? You need both (super shelter) for it to function properly. I can use mine down to about 50-55 degrees or so with both the under pad and undercover." I stopped posting to this group a while back when I found I always got a crick in my back in my hammock. When I recently got the same crick in my back on the ground in my new tent --- I gave the...
    Brian Lewis Jun 27, 2007
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  • I really appreciate all the feedback/interaction on this, and am happy to hear that so many on the hammock camper forum prefer hammocks ... . Seriously, I still like the idea a lot, and certainly accept what turned out to be a steeper/longer learning curve than I had naiively expected initially. If I could always wake up without a sore back, I'd remain one of the enlightened...
    Brian Lewis Feb 9, 2007
  • I'm going back to sleeping on the ground. No bitterness there, just a pragmatic decision based on factors for me personally. Somewhat long layout of my thought process follows; stop reading now if you're not interested. I did a 10-day PCT section hike (150 miles) in August using my Hennesy UL Backpacker, and slept a little cold one night, plus got a sort of crick in my back that...
    Brian Lewis Feb 7, 2007
  • I appreciated the pointer to powdered alcohol. Catch: I went to the german website (subyou.com) and couldn't find anywhere on it to actually order the product … Maybe I'm just missing something, but I also googled some basic terms (alkohol pulver [ver]kauf, etc) and didn't come up with any actual sales sites, in german or english. Seems like an interesting idea, anyway! Last year...
    Brian Lewis Dec 13, 2006
  • Thanks, Pan. The ELR ("Light Racer A-Sym" on the HH site) isn't something I even considered; the text on the HH site puts "Recommended for racing only" in bold text, says that durability is sacrificed for weight, and that it has a limited one-year guarantee ... with the majority of the text about it being those sorts of caveats ... So I find it *very* interesting that you've...
    Brian Lewis Sep 3, 2006
  • Thanks for the feedback, Joe. I sure wish I had read more here and elsewhere before going with the Supershelter; if you or others have tips (I hope you'll be experimenting more too), I'll eagerly read and try 'em. I think that before I send more money to HH I'll see if I can't find some local source of open-celled-foam. Two pieces of such foam have a lot of friction so I would...
    Brian Lewis Sep 1, 2006
  • Pan wrote: "Sorry for the delayed response...have been away from this site for a couple of days. My post was in response to my perceived belief that you felt hammocks were heavy or at least heavier than your bivi set up. The stock BUL and SS system you chose is heavier than some other HH and several other hammocks. There are posts on Whiteblaze.net that probably have 30-40...
    Brian Lewis Sep 1, 2006
  • Scott wrote: "I was using an HH with a supershelter and a JRB Nest. By the end of this trip I started having doubts about my supershelter. I have only used it a few other times. The major issue I have with the supershelter is that it is a pain in the neck to setup. Especially in the dark. Also, when I was taking the under pad out of the stuff sack I accidentally ripped a large...
    Brian Lewis Aug 15, 2006