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by Pine E. Woods
Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: Hammocks
Topic: Best Hammock Fabric?
Replies: 18
Views: 5259

Re: Best Hammock Fabric?

One issue which may be small for some is static. I found the Hexon 1.0 to generate enough to power a small village. There was also something else about it I just didn't like; almost like it was too light. I may try the Hexon 1.6, though.
by Pine E. Woods
Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Pack list
Replies: 7
Views: 1419

Re: Pack list

I like Excel. I have a simple list with the item, weight in lbs, weight in oz and some notes. The online sites are nice, but you cant beat the power of Excel...make it as simple or complex as you want. Start one after a "successful" trip and take note of the things you used/didn't use, and the weath...
by Pine E. Woods
Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Grand Trunk hammocks $14.99
Replies: 4
Views: 1053

Re: Grand Trunk hammocks $14.99

I have one that I bought just as a "chair" when I was tent camping. Not bad. A little short even for me at 5'9" to sleep in, but great for a quick nap or relaxing. I tried sleeping in it overnight, but it put my leg to sleep like never before! For $14.99, why not? Or $14.99 with free shipping on ama...
by Pine E. Woods
Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Cookware, Recipes, and Waterware (is that a word?)
Topic: Making Coffee
Replies: 51
Views: 10029

Re: Making Coffee

A little off topic, but what do you guys think about keeping coffee near my hammock overnight? I take Via which is sealed in the little packets. Would critters be interested? I'm asking because it would be nice to get that coffee ASAP instead of walking to retrieve my food bag hanging in the tree.
by Pine E. Woods
Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: Cookware, Recipes, and Waterware (is that a word?)
Topic: Camp Chow
Replies: 10
Views: 1889

Re: Camp Chow

I ate two of these while backpacking this weekend. Cheddar Mac and Cheese with Ham: Pretty good, but the ham had a funny taste. Glad I used 1 cup of water instead of 1.25 per directions; it would have been soup! I would give it 7/10. Beef Stroganoff: Pretty nasty, but the noodles were enough to fill...
by Pine E. Woods
Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Packs
Topic: Question on backpack sizes
Replies: 18
Views: 3978

Re: Question on backpack sizes

I just packed my Kestrel 48 last night. This time for real, not just a test pack. Unfortunately it just did not carry comfortably. The pack became a little bloated, so the part against my back was not flat. Actually, curved in the wrong direction. Coming from an Atmos, which doesn't really touch you...
by Pine E. Woods
Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: All things fire
Topic: What's Your Method of Choice
Replies: 26
Views: 6181

Re: What's Your Method of Choice

Mini Bic and that's about it!

Sometimes I'll carry cotton balls rubbed in vaseline, but there's an unlimited supply of birch bark where I hike. There's really no need to carry anything more than a lighter.
by Pine E. Woods
Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: Watercraft
Topic: KAYAK KAYAK KAYAK
Replies: 28
Views: 4761

Re: KAYAK KAYAK KAYAK

Here's my Perception Carolina 12. I purchased it sometime around 2009 and really put it thru the wringer. I really like the size of this one. Did fine on the great lakes, yet easy to manage in small rivers and creeks. At about 49lb, portaging isn't too bad depending on the distance. In Michigan's UP...
by Pine E. Woods
Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Packs
Topic: Question on backpack sizes
Replies: 18
Views: 3978

Re: Question on backpack sizes

Just a suggestion, but try not to focus on pack weight so much. If a 4lb pack carries the same amount of gear as a 2lb pack, but MORE comfortably, there's really no benefit to the lighter weight. I'm not saying there aren't comfortable 2lb packs, but sometimes the focus becomes absolute weight and p...
by Pine E. Woods
Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Cookware, Recipes, and Waterware (is that a word?)
Topic: Low Flow Collection for Sawyer Mini
Replies: 6
Views: 976

Re: Low Flow Collection for Sawyer Mini

I feel like I have it down to a science. No hassle whatsoever. It requires a 3oz collapsible "bucket", but worth it's weight in gold. I think it would work for low flow as long as you have some depth to the water. It goes like this: 1. Scoop ~2-3L of water with bucket. Attach to end of stick or hiki...
by Pine E. Woods
Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Packs
Topic: New pack - Osprey Kestrel 48
Replies: 3
Views: 941

Re: New pack - Osprey Kestrel 48

Bummer! I packed this up and walked around my basement for a bit. It just doesn't fit me well. I put it up in the for sale area if anyone is interested.
by Pine E. Woods
Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: The Morning Briefing
Topic: You know----
Replies: 22
Views: 3242

Re: You know----

I'll admit, I miss most of HF, but I'm not going back. I can be a fickle person, but I'm sticking to my guns on this one. What's right is right.

Man, I sure miss the good laid back days of Cannibal, Angrysparrow, slowhike, and other mods. Oh well, the fun's over.
by Pine E. Woods
Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: Cookware, Recipes, and Waterware (is that a word?)
Topic: "Pot Porn" aka Show us your cook kit
Replies: 19
Views: 4462

Re:

Packed down I like the looks of your kit. No cozi? I use a piece of reflectix. I don't really consider it my cook kit since it's only used maybe twice on a trip for food, and whatever else. Same with my lighter, that's for a lot more than just a cook kit. There's space for it here, but I like to ha...
by Pine E. Woods
Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: Packs
Topic: Question on backpack sizes
Replies: 18
Views: 3978

Re: Question on backpack sizes

Osprey Atmos 65 is perfect for my winter trips. I used to take it year round, but I switched to a 48L for 3-seasons. For winter, highs are typically 15-25°F. Lows 0-15°F. Here's a quick list of the bulkier items: -Warbonnet Traveler 1.7SL -Warbonnet Superfly tarp -Hammockgear 0° UQ -Hammockgear 0° o...
by Pine E. Woods
Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Howdy!
Topic: not long to cool weather
Replies: 19
Views: 2509

Re: not long to cool weather

DuxDawg wrote:Gorgeous!! Love hanging in stands of Red pine. Little underbrush, plenty of trees at the right distance and best of all... the wind sighing in the pines. Like a lullaby!!
Couldn't have described it better myself!

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