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by V_Allen
Tue Sep 22, 2015 6:58 am
Forum: Cookware, Recipes, and Waterware (is that a word?)
Topic: Making Coffee
Replies: 51
Views: 10359

Re: Making Coffee

sarge wrote:Well, I'm going to testify that this weekend I used some of the Folger's Instant and did not die.

I fear I am truning to the Dark Side----
Ah, the "Dark Roast" side.
by V_Allen
Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: V Allens Bridge Hammocks
Topic: BridgeBodyOnly Now Available
Replies: 0
Views: 1457

BridgeBodyOnly Now Available

Hello all. I now have a BridgeBodyOnly - no poles, no suspension and no bug net - available for order. This is for people who want to provide their own spreader bars and suspensions. Only available in a single layer of Hexon 2.4 oz in Coyote, Charcoal Grey or Dark Olive colors. Weight limit is 400lb...
by V_Allen
Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: God
Topic: Thought for the day
Replies: 2
Views: 1266

Re: Thought for the day

Thank you for posting this, Sarge. Barb and I appreciate it greatly.
by V_Allen
Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Tarps and Extensions
Topic: Tarp seams-preferred type and seam sealing
Replies: 6
Views: 3447

Re: Tarp seams-preferred type and seam sealing

Hey again Spaceman. This is how I do tarp ridgelines http://hammockhangers.net/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=111 Yeah, getting the tension right with the silpoly is different due to how slick and thin it is. I crank down on the foot tension a bit and use a slightly higher top tension. I only guide the silpol...
by V_Allen
Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: Tarps and Extensions
Topic: Tarp seams-preferred type and seam sealing
Replies: 6
Views: 3447

Re: Tarp seams-preferred type and seam sealing

Hey Spaceman. First off let me say your stitching is very nice. The flat felled or hybrid is equally good to use and both are strong. Either way the seam is, is good, but make sure to seam seal both sides. I personally don't like to use them (flat felled) as its hard for me to manhandle 12 or 13 ft ...
by V_Allen
Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: Cookware, Recipes, and Waterware (is that a word?)
Topic: Making Coffee
Replies: 51
Views: 10359

Re: Making Coffee

Hey Sarge! Great video. I'm another coffee drinker who also does the spoon test. My wife and I make coffee the cowboy way - drop a handful of grounds in the pot and boil. Your method is definitely less messy than ours for clean up.
by V_Allen
Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: Clothing
Topic: Footwear - What do you use?
Replies: 38
Views: 6249

Re: Footwear - What do you use?

Anything thats comfortable - we have 6 year old Lowa GTX Mids and of course our old military boots (highs). Keen sandals for short trips and sometimes barefoot just for fun.
by V_Allen
Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: Cookware, Recipes, and Waterware (is that a word?)
Topic: WallyWorld Ceramic Pan
Replies: 2
Views: 661

WallyWorld Ceramic Pan

Good morning all. My wife Barb just brought home a new 8" fry pan she found at wallyworld. Its ceramic coated aluminum made in China. Cost was $7.00 and change. Looks good so far. The best part is the handle comes off easily. Barb and I cook pretty much everything in a fry pan while out on the trail...
by V_Allen
Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: V Allens Bridge Hammocks
Topic: Hexon 2.4 Single Layer Hammock
Replies: 0
Views: 919

Hexon 2.4 Single Layer Hammock

I have found the best material till something else comes down the pipe - probably next week. Kyle keeps teasing about a heavier stronger fabric than his HyperD 1.6. I've been testing Dutch's Hexon 2.4 material for a few weeks now and I have to say its well, WONDERFUL! Super strong and very soft, alm...
by V_Allen
Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Hammocks & Suspension
Topic: Universal Hammock Undercover
Replies: 4
Views: 3586

Re: Universal Hammock Undercover

sarge wrote:Hey dude;

I'm thinking I might do a video on this---can I steal it?
Go right ahead, my friend. Film away!
by V_Allen
Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Packs
Topic: The oldest pack you still use
Replies: 15
Views: 3352

Re: The oldest pack you still use

Yeah, sun/UV/acid rain damage with the older pack material is a pain - there is no fix. I always use a pack cover on my Dana as the red color isn't very stealthy. At the time, red was the only color I could find.
by V_Allen
Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Tarps 'n stuff
Topic: Cat cuts needed on RBTR SilPoly 2nd Gen?
Replies: 5
Views: 2120

Re: Cat cuts needed on RBTR SilPoly 2nd Gen?

The Silpoly is the reason I went to a rectangular tarp. With the silnylon cat cuts help keep it tight as it stretches. Huey is right - the doors on his tarp come out really straight. If I had a winter tarp kit from RSBTR I personally would not use cat cuts with silpoly. That kit is a great deal. 201...
by V_Allen
Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: New Hanger Central
Topic: Best Under Insulation For a Noob
Replies: 7
Views: 2047

Re: Best Under Insulation For a Noob

I started with a foam pad and once I found down/synthetic uq's, I've never looked at another pad. Short of it is a pad (wide enough and long enough), is a good way to find out if you like hammocking. I've seen many people give up after a frustrating night in cold weather. I always recommend finding ...
by V_Allen
Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: New Hanger Central
Topic: Best Top Insulation For a Noob
Replies: 12
Views: 2787

Re: Best Top Insulation For a Noob

Another vote for a sleeping bag. I still use one for a top quilt even after 10 yrs.
by V_Allen
Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: The Military
Topic: Veterans: Give a shout out
Replies: 24
Views: 5366

Re: Veterans: Give a shout out

Hey sarge and gmcpcs ---- THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE! I'm now happy to say my wife finally retired (Army mos 66) last month. 22 yrs active and 13 reserve. Did her last 13 as a mos 65 Physicians Assistant. Made it all the way to Lt.Col.

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