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by gmcpcs
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Dream Hammock
Topic: Custom for the Texas Fall Hang.
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Custom for the Texas Fall Hang.

A picture of the winner, TJ, my son Wesley's Mechanical Engineering classmate at BU. We hooked it up for him along with his other friend and they slept both for the first time in hammocks on Saturday night at the Fairfield Hang. TJ was hugely impressed, it helped we had temps in the 60s over night! ...
by gmcpcs
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Hiking with Dogs
Topic: Camping with cats
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Camping with cats

Being owned by a couple of cats myself, I saw a video or a trip report somewhere, not necessarily this website: https://www.backpacker.com/skills/take-a-cat-backpacking but it was all about letting your cat lead the way. Maybe if you had one that was panther-sized so it wouldn't get eaten! Mine like...
by gmcpcs
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: Ideal Camping Vehicle for Hammocking and Backpacking
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Ideal Camping Vehicle for Hammocking and Backpacking

Well,

I went with this one:
Subaru Forester 2.5i: Still enough of a car, but a little bit of a beefier ride than the Legacy, and I can tow a small, (really small) trailer. Yeah, USAA is the bomb.
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Take it easy,
GMCPCS
by gmcpcs
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: Ideal Camping Vehicle for Hammocking and Backpacking
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Ideal Camping Vehicle for Hammocking and Backpacking

Most important question, what is your budget? Yeah, I am looking to find something that can be around the 18K price range. (Dreaming.) Tacoma looks good. I'm going to look at a Jeep Liberty today, only because it is a pretty good looking deal. (Just empty every pocket) Those military deals are temp...
by gmcpcs
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: Ideal Camping Vehicle for Hammocking and Backpacking
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Ideal Camping Vehicle for Hammocking and Backpacking

It looks like I'm going to need to replace my Buick Enclave due to the possibility of major mechanical failure being imminent. So, I'm looking for the ideal vehicle to be a 1) daily driver, 2)camping accessory, 3)extended off-road trip ability and 4) a base camp for backpacking. I might even think a...
by gmcpcs
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Water Treatment for Hikers, Vol. 2 – Water Treatment Methods
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Water Treatment for Hikers, Vol. 2 – Water Treatment Methods

Good article series!

I plan to provide a "tree prize" solution for the Texas Fairfield Group Hang that I'm working on to solve help with the difficulty in extracting water for filtering from shallow areas. Sort of a redneck version of the MSR trailshot. Stay tuned...

Take it easy,
GMCPCS
by gmcpcs
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: DIY General Information
Topic: The "Turn Over" over cover.
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: The "Turn Over" cover.

That's pretty nifty! I am a firm believer that shock cord is a vital DIY supply :) I have found myself using a reflective "survival" tarp, the one with aluminized reflector and waterproof vinyl on each side as an over cover. I will drape that over the ridge line, and use a binder clip, or whatever, ...
by gmcpcs
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Packs
Topic: Zimmerbuilt Multicam Hammock Pack-Flynguy521 Edition
Replies: 10
Views: 604

Re: Zimmerbuilt Multicam Hammock Pack-Flynguy521 Edition

I'm curious to see that thing.
by gmcpcs
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: REI presentation on elevated camping "hammock camping"
Replies: 13
Views: 842

Re: REI presentation on elevated camping "hammock camping"

The music festival comment caught me, besides the other stuff about lack of experiential knowledge regarding hammock camping. I have seen a trend on certain websites, like reddit, instagram and imgur of hammocks being used for photo ops and trendy stunts. Less of this is about hammock camping, which...
by gmcpcs
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Howdy!
Topic: Hey from Maine!
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: Hey from Maine!

Good welcome to you,
Take it easy,
GMCPCS
by gmcpcs
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Hammocking Pics
Topic: 2017 Texas Butt Bake
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Re: 2017 Texas Butt Bake

I can't believe that this is the first trip that I have not taken pictures of my setup :(

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by gmcpcs
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: Why is my hammock suspension too tight/too loose?
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Why is my hammock suspension too tight/too loose?

Good information! Trivial knowledge: "Rule of thumb" has a medieval reference to the size of the rod that can be used to beat your wife. It can't be thicker than the man's thumb, or it becomes too abusive. Perhaps hammock hangers need a "Rule of the Gun Hand". On a more serious note, I haven't perso...
by gmcpcs
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Dang it's hot out here!
Replies: 8
Views: 571

Re: Dang it's hot out here!

Fans, plural. Re: Butt Bake, I slept with no underquilt, (minimal clothing too) two D Cell fans on all night, and just a bunched up poncho liner at my feet that would creep down over my legs occasionally by morning. Air movement is key, and having woken up with my hammock drenched in sweat, I can at...
by gmcpcs
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Texas Trips
Topic: 9th Texas Fall Group Hang - November 9-12, 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 2204

Re: 9th Texas Fall Group Hang - November 9-12, 2017

Thank you for your application of planning and organization talents! I am looking forward to visiting East Texas on a much more cooler (?) climate range!

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by gmcpcs
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: Hiking and Fishing
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Re: Hiking and Fishing

They have those things on Massdrop often. I like the small, collapsible and lightweight poles. Of course, I have never mastered the art of trout/stream fishing, as I've been a catfisher/trotline fisherman in the past. Actually, trotlining should be backpack friendly, if you take a roll of bank line,...

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