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  • On Jan 25, 2008 9:21 AM, Coy wrote: > BTW the stat someone cited about most accidents happening 2 miles from > is really misleading but in this case might apply... > > Coy Boy Dang! Time to move again. And I really liked it here...
    Frank Looper Jan 25, 2008
  • > Are the people that are pulling there straps insanely tight using the nylon straps? The nylon straps have a lot of stretch. It helps a lot to switch to polyester straps wich pretty much eliminates the stretch problem. With polyester straps set it and forget it! > There's a lot of variance in poly stretch as well. The working load makes a huge difference. When I was using straps...
    Frank Looper Jan 12, 2008
  • On Jan 12, 2008 7:07 PM, C C Wayah wrote: > > Frank what simple useful advice. > Thanks, How tall are you? My head high and yours > are worlds apart! Do you think it would work for me also? > > Rogene > I'm 5' 8"-10". I'm not sure. I know I'm taller than you, but don't remember how much. :-) But yeah, using a good R.O.T. for every time really helps me out; especially at the end of a long hiking day.
    Frank Looper Jan 12, 2008
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  • > Frank, > > Do you adjust the head-top high wrap for trees with widely varying > spacings or do you always select trees with roughly the same spacing? > > Dave > Roughly the same, even though I have rope to make a range of 10' or so not be a problem. I'd raise it higher, of course, if using a wider spacing. On my first Hennessy, I used HD poly straps (1000/3000) and clinch buckles...
    Frank Looper Jan 12, 2008
  • On Jan 12, 2008 12:50 PM, Cara Lin Bridgman wrote: > Hi Dave, > > Most of the HH folks talk about rigging the hammock as tight as they can > get it, sitting on it to take the stretch out, and tightening it up some > more. This certainly helps to make sure the hang is consistent. It > also explains the few reports of snapped ridgelines. > Then by all means, don't include me with the...
    Frank Looper Jan 12, 2008
  • Foothills, some side trails and some logging/access roads. The FHT is the trail that I use the most. It's kind of in my back yard. 25 miles from my driveway to one end of it, 45 to the other. On Jan 5, 2008 8:35 PM, Tod Massa wrote: > Frank, > > Are you doing the foothills trail? I did half of that one very long day a few years ago. > > Great trail...hope to backpack the whole...
    Frank Looper Jan 5, 2008
  • Not much trouble to use the bag. The Evazote is 1/4", but it's better than most CCF as far as insulation goes. The undercover holds the Evazote pretty tight, and I made a loop to hold it in the same place all the time, duct-taped onto the place I want it to be. The duct tape also keeps the Evazote from tearing as easily, which can be a problem with that stuff. I'm leaving tonight...
    Frank Looper Jan 5, 2008
  • I did those cold nights with a Super Shelter on bottom, plus some 1/4" Evazote under the OCF. The Evazote on the head half of the under section was 4' x 4'. It could use just a little edge trimming. The foot half was 2' x 4' and overlapped with the top section. I used a 10' WM bag inside the hammock, and not just as a quilt. Yes, where I lay on the down crushes it, but only...
    Frank Looper Jan 5, 2008
  • The Ruffies contractor bags that I use are 3 mils. That works extremely well for me. I'd be skeptical about that 2=10 statement from a manufacturer, but you never know! Frank On Dec 11, 2007 2:43 PM, pure mahem wrote: > I was reading on one of the manufacturer's sites last week that these bags are often made out of a diferent type of plastic where this 2 mil stuff is the equivelant...
    Frank Looper Dec 12, 2007
  • >Speaking of that > movie, I have camped on the Chattooga River where some of that movie > was filmed many times, including a few nights after that incident, and > have never met anyone remotely threatening in anyway what so ever. > > Dave Womble > aka Youngblood 2000 > designer of the Speer Segmented Pad Extender, SnugFit Underquilt, and > WinterTarp. > FHT, or further South? Frank Looper/Nightwalker
    Nightwalker Nov 14, 2007