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  • --- In hammockcamping@^$1, "Steve Sells" wrote: > For changing how about a 55 gallon trash can liner just cut a hole in > it for your head and wear it as a portable changing blind. I use these > for emergency poncho, ground cloth,pack covers. This size is very handy > in many applications. Just a thought! That's what I was going to suggest... Cut open trash bags have been used...
    dlfrost_1 Feb 17, 2007
  • --- In hammockcamping@^$1, "John" wrote: > Incorporating insulated clothing into my sleep system has worked out > great for me too! I've always done this, even before converting to hammocks. I've always thought it odd that people don't pay more attention to it. The colder it gets the greater the proportion of insulation that must be shifted to protective clothing. What's the point...
    dlfrost_1 Oct 4, 2006
  • --- In hammockcamping@^$1, "jwj32542" wrote: > Just posted this on my page: > > http://www.tothewoods.net/HammockWhipping.html > > Anyone whip theirs differently? > > Jeff I prefer the Palomar Knot for grabbing hold of the end of a whipped hammock. It's much less likely to come undone and it preserves almost all of the line's strength. For making the initial loop I suggest the...
    dlfrost_1 May 28, 2006
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  • --- In hammockcamping@^$1, tim garner wrote: > good thoughts about using caribiners in freezing, wet weather. > that brings another question (or two) to mind. > 1) when you talked about "peeling" the webbing from the tree, it made me wonder if that could actualy pull some of the bark off a tree in some cases. I was talking about peeling webbing from itself at the carabiner (or in...
    dlfrost_1 May 19, 2006
  • --- In hammockcamping@^$1, "tim garner" wrote: > that`s a good point about frozen webbing/rope. i`ve been out a > time or two when i became a little concerned about frozen knots, and > even the plastic fastex type slide buckels dont work when the webbing > gets wet, then freezes. That's why I use lightweight wire-gate carabiners for the winter setup. The webbing straps have a...
    dlfrost_1 May 17, 2006
  • --- In hammockcamping@^$1, "Scott Schroeder" wrote: > I find laying a hammock very comfortable except for my neck. I need to > have something under it or it starts to hurt. Besides rolled up > clothes, what do yall use? Another possiblity: foam-bead travel pillows. Target sells a smallish, squareish one in the auto accessory section. The stretchy fabric allows them to be adjustable...
    dlfrost_1 May 1, 2006
  • --- In hammockcamping@^$1, "Scott Schroeder" wrote: > I find laying a hammock very comfortable except for my neck. I need to > have something under it or it starts to hurt. Besides rolled up > clothes, what do yall use? Another possiblity: foam-bead travel pillows. Target sells a smallish, squareish one in the auto accessory section. The stretchy fabric allows them to be adjustable...
    dlfrost_1 May 1, 2006
  • --- In hammockcamping@^$1, "Coy" wrote: > BTW Cody and I will be > doing a hike somewhere in early June. I'll post details later on when > i know when and where but we want something like the Smokies. If > there, I was thinking of starting at New Found Gap and hiking south > but i dont want to stay at shelters inside the park. They want you to > stay inside the shelters. I have not...
    dlfrost_1 May 1, 2006
  • --- In hammockcamping@^$1, "jwj32542" wrote: > Just wanted to consolidate this list and bring it back to the top. > Anyone got more to add? Hoggans Travel Outfitters (custom work available) http://www.hoggans.com/canvas-products/webbing.html http://www.hoggans.com/canvas-products/straps.html (For hammocks request: "tight" weave med. weight polypro, 600 lb test.) Doug Frost
    dlfrost_1 May 1, 2006
  • --- In hammockcamping@^$1, tim garner wrote: > we`ll see what others here say, but i belive that fabric will be way to light weight. most likley it won`t be able to take the stress of a persons body weight long w/o ripping. > others may be using even lighter fabrics than that, but i think the 1/2 oz cloth that your talking about mite just let you down. ...tim If you go with poly...
    dlfrost_1 Apr 23, 2006