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by brianb2
Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Who sells out occasionally?
Replies: 11
Views: 924

Re: Who sells out occasionally?

Great idea I had never considered, I base camp when canoeing all the time. We've started doing overland trips and being able to setup 4 hammocks isn't always an option. If you're base camping try a cot. We've got a few of these $30 cots from amazon (3853033 Tent Cot Economy Cot Krec121 https://www....
by brianb2
Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Who sells out occasionally?
Replies: 11
Views: 924

Re: Who sells out occasionally?

Pick a campsite wth as soft ground as you can find. Soft, loamy soil with thick leaf litter or soft pine needles is what you want if you can find it. Even if you carry the best pad you can buy, it's only going to do so much. Try to avoid frequented campsites where the ground is compacted. Yep. When...
by brianb2
Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Whipping it
Replies: 10
Views: 831

Re: Whipping it

I use dog bones and after larks heading through the channel I wrap it around once more and go through the eye again. So a larks head with a backup wrap. The idea is it distributes the load on more than just the channel. No science to it, it just felt right. I doubt it would save me if I had a channe...
by brianb2
Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Bling is for the birds!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1206

Re: Bling is for the birds!!!

Knots are cheaper and lighter. Agreed, but that's how I feel now. It's an evolution. Remember that commercial of the older guy selling his hot rod to a kid and all the while he was remembering all the good times he had in the car and hoping it would be the same for the kid. We all had that thrill o...
by brianb2
Sun May 28, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Howdy!
Topic: Howdy from NC!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1135

Re: Howdy from NC!!!

Good Afternoon!! LONG time hammock user but NOOB Hammock Camper/Hiker! Looking forward to being involved with this community!! Hang On!! Hey Crabby1313, I'm in NC as well. Charlotte area. I don't hit the forums as much anymore, but I still get out at least once a month. Reach out if you want to sha...
by brianb2
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Suspending Eno
Replies: 5
Views: 714

Re: Suspending Eno

Any of that will work. Hobo option: buy a set of tie down straps and cut off the buckles. Learn the becket hitch. Super simple. http://m.harborfreight.com/set-of-2-1-inch-x-12-ft-lashing-straps-67386.html https://www.walmart.com/ip/SportRack-SR0701-Universal-Tie-Down-Straps-12-feet-Orange/23578461 h...
by brianb2
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: FOUND: looking for ASYM or Hexa tarp
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Re: FOUND: looking for ASYM or Hexa tarp

Excellent, curious to hear how they work out for you.


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by brianb2
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: FOUND: looking for ASYM or Hexa tarp
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Re: looking for ASYM or Hexa tarp

I've got both the Yukon tarp Sarge mentioned and the Asym from Dutch. I like them both. Yukon is roughly 14oz with lines and stuff sack, Dutch is 11.5oz w/ lines & sack. I prefer a small tarp, you just have to be willing to deal with the consequences if unexpected weather rolls in. Both are up to th...
by brianb2
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Tarps and Extensions
Topic: Hammock and Tarp on same suspension / pre-furnished hammock
Replies: 8
Views: 1976

Re: Hammock and Tarp on same suspension / pre-furnished hammock

Yeah, the first place I saw this type of setup was Jeremy over at BonefireGear. He's got a video out there that shows how he does a similar setup. I've been working on something similar using muletape and a couple of knots.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGOS0-XvQgk
by brianb2
Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: Mora knives !!! Question.
Replies: 6
Views: 1243

Re: Mora knives !!! Question.

I've had a carbon companion for a while. It's a great knife. Filed down the spine near the handle similar to Idaho Hanger's recommendation. I've got a few other knives now, and rotate them out but I still come back to the Mora. Also, I've battoned with mine a number of times. It's not recommended, b...
by brianb2
Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:21 am
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Struggling
Replies: 30
Views: 4214

Re: Struggling

Definitely try a pillow. Maybe two. One for your neck, the other under your knee(s). Good luck.


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by brianb2
Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Do you GPS?
Replies: 23
Views: 3104

Re: Do you GPS?

johnspenn wrote:I use Avenza in conjunction with CalTopo. When you safe PDFs in CalTopo they have the GPX data that Avenza uses. I always bring paper copies JIC but so far using the App with the CalTopo PDFs has worked like a charm.
These two together are a solid option.


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by brianb2
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Packs
Topic: $24.90 Modase 40L pack..
Replies: 19
Views: 2965

Re: $24.90 Modase 40L pack..

That's a good looking pack and a great price. Looks like they came to some of the same design decisions as the original REI Flash backpacks. Let us know how it carries and what kind of weight you ended up carrying.
by brianb2
Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: GPS/Communication Device Question
Replies: 7
Views: 924

Re: GPS/Communication Device Question

I've been thinking through some of the same questions but haven't pulled the trigger on any of them yet. Currently I only have my phone. I use a GPS app on the phone to translate gps coordinates to a mapping application. Works great, but it doesn't allow me to communicate back to loved ones when out...
by brianb2
Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Wet weather camping
Replies: 14
Views: 2153

Re: Wet weather camping

+1 on the tips above. I go. Life's busy and I like my time in the woods. If it's going to be raining a lot I plan on some side activities since I'm not likely to feel like covering a lot of miles. I do things like mushroom hunting, dry baking, bushcrafting, etc. Also, make sure you're sleep clothes ...

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