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  • Here's my solution: Use polypro straps; mine are from Speer, rated at 750 lbs. I like to do the strap adjusting from the hammock end of the line, not the tree end. It's more convenient, and you only have to get next to the tree once, avoiding the branches, bugs, dew, sap etc. Sew (or tie) a 3inch loop in the end of your strap. Wrap that end of the strap around the tree (twice, if...
    boardmanmw Sep 22, 2009
  • Anyone have a stock silnylon tarp for the HH ultralight backpacer's asym they want to get rid of? I've got one-never use it. It's an asym sil tarp, although it came with the Explorer, not the ultralight. You pay the postage and it's yours. Reply via the group or to me personally at boardmanm@^$1. Mike [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Michael Boardman Jun 28, 2009
  • It's the mosquito net that's hanging down--you can see the vertical zipper partially open, with the hammock faintly showing inside. I did have the hammock tied fairly low this time, but the tarp was low too, (at night anyway), on account of the blowing rain. I like to be able to sit in it low enough off the ground to put boots on and off comfortably. there's a lot of sag, but the...
    boardmanmw Apr 22, 2009
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  • Kerri, I posted one picture in the photos folder, titled "Quetico June 2007". Shows my 8X10 fly staked out with shock cords. The left end is pulled together, with the right side still open. Taken between intense bouts of gusty rain. You can see the bug net hanging down. I was the only hanger on the trip; all the others, in tents, got wet. As I said before, what I like about shock...
    boardmanmw Apr 17, 2009
  • --- In hammockcamping@^$1, Kerri Larkin wrote: Kerri, In my experience, using shock cord is quieter than using non-elastic lines; the shock cord keeps the fly more taut in wind by its give and rebound. I started out with a HH, and still use it occasionally, but I never liked the hex fly and quickly switched to a rectangular. In cold or rainy weather, you can string a rectanglar fly...
    boardmanmw Apr 14, 2009
  • I know its not the lightest option, but I use 3 ft shock cords to string my fly. You can buy 1/8in cord from Ace Hardware, along with small brass end hooks, and make your own. They're far lighter and more compact than the standard 1/4 inch bungees; my entire standard bundle of 9 separate cords weighs 4.8oz. I'm willing to sacrifice the weight and use these for two reasons: (1) they...
    boardmanmw Apr 10, 2009
  • How did you hang the hammock? Do you have a stand, or did you bolt into the walls? I'd be interested in a picture of your rig. Mike --- In hammockcamping@^$1, Debbie Vorndran wrote: > > I sleep in my Brazilian style hammock at home pretty much every night.
    boardmanmw Apr 13, 2008
  • --- In hammockcamping@^$1, "Jeff Ross" wrote: > > Just got back from a week in the Gila Wilderness (SW NM). Hiked in > (with packgoats) about 8 miles to friends' elk hunting camp. Very > remote, trails faint and rough. Beautiful weather, days 70's, nites > 40's, a little rain, hunting unsuccessful. Saw some big bull elk, > just couldn't get close enough. Saw only 2 other hunters...
    boardmanmw Sep 30, 2007