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  • I too use an Exped Wallcreeper...the other HUGE benefit (at leasst when using the LARGE Wallcreeper) is that it can be rigged on the outside of the hammock, "peapod" style, very easily. I don't even take a foam pad anymore! chet
    Chet Clocksin Nov 21, 2007
  • Mary, you don't need to spend $80 or $90 on a hammock. Just go to a fabric store and buy a piece of ripstop nylon or polyester, approx 5 foot wide and 11 feet long. There are various methods of attaching ropes or straps to the ends, with the simplest being to just tie a knot in each end, and then tie a hanging strap or rope inside the knot on each end. You'll have a simple...
    chetclock Jun 26, 2007
  • Hey Kieth, welcome to the forum, and congrats on the Suzuki! I just got a Kaw KLR 650 and hope to do a little adventure touring with it. The nice thing about the hammock is that it is perfect for most everything I do...Hiking, kayaking, canoeing, touring, whatever! Great protection from the elements, gets you off the ground and gives you a comfortable sleep, and it packs down to a...
    Chet Clocksin Feb 27, 2006
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  • Much like it, except mine is 1/4" spectra cord, one end tied around the web strap, just outside the hammock end knot on one side, and the other end of the ridgeline has a carabiner tied to it so I can just clip it to the other web strap (again, just outside the hammock end knot). I love the ridgeline. My hammock sets up quickly every time with the right amount of sag, is easily...
    chetclock Oct 18, 2005
  • --- In hammockcamping@^$1, "Dave Womble" wrote: > > --- In hammockcamping@^$2, "J.D. Hoessle" wrote: > > > > --- In hammockcamping@^$3, "chetclock" > wrote: > > > Do you have Ed Speer's book? > > > > Yes. > > > If so, you'll find it easy to untie the > > > hammock end knots, loosen the sides a little, and re-tie them. > > > > No kidding...?!?!?!? I just jumped up and pulled it out...
    chetclock Oct 18, 2005
  • J.D. Do you have Ed Speer's book? If so, you'll find it easy to untie the hammock end knots, loosen the sides a little, and re-tie them. This will take care of the high side issue. I have mine adjusted so that the sies are not very tight, meaning they don't cocoon around me nearly as much. I also cut my bugnet a little differently, more of a diamond shape, 3 feet wide in the center...
    chetclock Oct 17, 2005
  • Tripp, I have used several tarps, including standard HH fly, Home made ala Ed Speer in both 8 x 10, and 9 x 11 sizes, equinox sil-nylon 8x10, a home made sil-nylon poncho tarp, and my latest, a Granite Gear White Lightnin'. My all around favorite is the GG White Lightnin' for a couple reasons. Number one reason is that it pitches drum tight thanks to the reinforced ridgeline and...
    chetclock Jun 29, 2005
  • ...sleeping bag which would compress the insulation, and render it useless. Chet -----Original Message----- From: Chet Clocksin [mailto:cclocksin@^$1] Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 11:35 PM To: hammockcamping@^$2 Subject: RE: [Hammock Camping] just a thought - cold weather...
    Chet Clocksin Nov 9, 2004
  • Greg, I use my Wallcreeper bag like this with great success. It has a drawstring at the foot, and I ust the hood drawstring at the head end. I have a large bag, and it fits perfect. I think I still have a picture of this set-up on the hammock camping group photo page under the folder 'Chet's home made' Chet -----Original Message----- From: gwelker@^$1 [mailto:gwelker@^$2] Sent...
    Chet Clocksin Nov 9, 2004
  • You certailnly can just gather the ends of a rectangular piece of fabric and tie a knot in the end, which you attach ropes to. That is great method for testing hammock size, fabric strength, etc. But if you want to make a complete camping hammock system with bugnet and rain fly, you should check out Ed Speers book. It really is quite complete, with lots of photos and details, and...
    Chet Clocksin Nov 8, 2004