Whatcha gear are you working on?

Post Reply
User avatar
Karla (with a k)
Reactions:
Posts: 62
Joined: Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:09 pm
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Hammock: DIY
Tarp: UGQ WD 13ft
Suspension: Ultimate Straps
Insulation: DIY
Contact:

Whatcha gear are you working on?

#1

Post by Karla (with a k) » Wed May 02, 2018 9:39 am

I'm curious what new gear, planning improvements, or tweaks you are making to any and all of your camping gear.


◘ Aug 24-26: Pie Iron Hang @ I&M Canal, IL ◘ Labor Day: Kickapoo Valley Challenge @ Wildcat Mtn SP, WI ◘ Oct 12-14: MI Chili Festival ◘ Nov 9 -11: New Moon Hang @ Newport SP ◘ Dec. 7-9: Winter DaShack Hang ◘ May 17-19: 3rd Annual BACONFEST ◘ 32 months of camping at least one night ◘ My YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/karlawithak216

Heckathorn
Reactions:
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:46 am
Hammock:
Tarp:
Suspension:
Insulation:

Re: Whatcha gear are you working on?

#2

Post by Heckathorn » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:58 am

I'm actually at a sweet spot where I have everything working properly and doing its job. Boring, I know. At this point, I may look to outright replace a couple of things just to mix it up a bit, but there's no rush. Are you working on anything yourself, Karla?

User avatar
Karla (with a k)
Reactions:
Posts: 62
Joined: Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:09 pm
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Hammock: DIY
Tarp: UGQ WD 13ft
Suspension: Ultimate Straps
Insulation: DIY
Contact:

Re: Whatcha gear are you working on?

#3

Post by Karla (with a k) » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:32 am

Like EVERYTHING! I've been hammock camping for two years now and they just came out with teal fabric this year. I've been testing everyone else's gear to see exactly how I want to make my own.

This month I'll be making my first double layered hammock and with that I'll make new continuous loops and a new ridgeline.
◘ Aug 24-26: Pie Iron Hang @ I&M Canal, IL ◘ Labor Day: Kickapoo Valley Challenge @ Wildcat Mtn SP, WI ◘ Oct 12-14: MI Chili Festival ◘ Nov 9 -11: New Moon Hang @ Newport SP ◘ Dec. 7-9: Winter DaShack Hang ◘ May 17-19: 3rd Annual BACONFEST ◘ 32 months of camping at least one night ◘ My YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/karlawithak216

User avatar
brianb2
Reactions:
Posts: 183
Joined: Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:47 pm
Location: Charlotte, NC
Hammock: DIY Double Layer
Tarp: DIY Asym or Winter
Suspension: Mule Tape and Becket
Insulation: DIY Integrated UQ

Re: Whatcha gear are you working on?

#4

Post by brianb2 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:21 pm

Good luck on the double layer. Double layer is my preferred hammock style. I've made 3 double layer hammocks that have the underquilt permanently sewn to the second layer. The underquilt by itself is good to the 40's, and I can either layer another underquilt underneath or use a pad in between the layers. I also use a SLS (single line suspension) and a simple asym tarp, all DIY. It's a simple solution that I now love and don't see myself changing from anytime soon.
Family motto - we may joke, but we don't judge.
Trail Name = Beans

Post Reply

Return to “Off-Topic Discussions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests