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Old 05-23-2012, 07:54 PM   #1216
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I just bought a Kammok.

I have the sickness....
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:38 PM   #1217
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How did you guys do in the storm?

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I hung at the Eastern Rendezvous this past weekend. CrazyMike did, too. These are our rigs. (Picture stolen from Cuttle. )



Mike's is the closer one. The tarp is a Warbonnet Superfly. The hammock is a Warbonnet 1.1 double layer. He used an ArrowHead Equipment KickAss Quilts Lost River 2/3rds underquilt. He used a sleeping bag for insulation in the hammock, and he used an ENO DoubleNest slung underneath as a gear hammock.

My rig is the one next to the (unoccupied) Airstream. The tarp is a Jacks 'R' Better 11'x10' cat tarp. The hammock is a Warbonnet Superfly 1.7 double with a HammockGear Winter Incubator underquilt and a HammockGear Burrow topquilt. I used an ENO Doublenest as a gear hammock to store my riding gear, clothes bag and such.


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Old 05-24-2012, 06:43 AM   #1218
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Okay, where would I get it from?

Is this what your talking about?

Eureka Chrysalis tropic screen

That's the one.

Also available direct from the owner s website.

http://helsdonoutdoors.com/
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:30 AM   #1219
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Man I wish I had walked back there. I was up at the creek in the orange Marmot tent with the lounge chair hanging in the tree.

Mike 6USMC6 got me thinking about hammock camping and my huge dry bag of gear is seconding the opinion. Just bought a DoubleNest and I would have liked to see the WB.
I saw you hanging the lounger in the tree, but you were in conversation with someone when my buddy and I walked by on our way to register. When I stopped by later to get a ticket for a lounger ride, the ticket booth was boarded up and you were nowhere to be found.

Your rally neighbors Bandy (Scott) and Beth with the black 1100GS are buddies of mine.

I'd have been happy to show you the rigs. Maybe next rally.

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How did you guys do in the storm?
Mike,
We were high and dry in all of that rain Thursday night.

I'm sorry that I missed meeting you. Or did I? I met a couple of Mikes. (If we met on Friday evening layer in the evening, I hope that you'll understand why I don't remember.)

Did you hang?

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Old 05-24-2012, 08:50 AM   #1220
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The second day, I bought a ratcheting tow strap from a local hardware store - hoping to extend the reach of the slap-straps:

This got me between two beefy trees, but I still sunk down to within a few inches of the gravel, even starting with the hammock almost over my head.

I settled in and got a fairly comfortable nights sleep. My ass did finally sag down during the night and just touched the gravel.

I'll try again on another trip this weekend. Hopefully, I'll find more suitable trees in Southern Ohio.
John,
The Slap Straps are the culprit. They are made of the wrong material and stretch waaaaaay too much. I suggest takin' 'em back to REI and using something else.

CrazyMike, my hanging/riding buddy who was with me at the Eastern Rendezvous this past weekend, had just his gear in his ENO with Slap Straps. The weight of his jacket and pants caused the Slap Starps to stretch and the ENO to sink to the ground overnight from about 18-or-so inches off the ground.

Kammok sells Python Straps, which are similar in concept to the Slap Straps. (And the strap with loops is a good concept, IMHO. Simple with decent adjustability.) Reportedly, the Python Straps don't stretch. I have not tried the Python Straps myself, but I may get a set.

If you don't like the strap with sewn-on loops concept, there are all kinds of hammock-geek suspension systems out there. Be careful, though -- farkling a hammock gets expensive like farkling a motorcycle.

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Old 05-24-2012, 08:59 AM   #1221
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I just bought a Kammok.

I have the sickness....

You're just another cog in the garden, Rick.

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Old 05-24-2012, 10:10 AM   #1222
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We undoubtedly crossed paths. In preparation for a (now cancelled) Alaska trip, we were using my old Black Diamond Oasis with a Kelty Noah's tarp as a fly and we were camped right nest to Katoom119's swing. I'd thrown the tarp up a bit to sloppily and we got water in the tent so I'm done with it. Alaska is postponed to June 2013 and I'll figure out a way to make the hammock work up there - even if I have to carry and extra mosquito net and sleep on the ground occasionally.

Of the graybeards who were at the Rendezvous, I'm probably the grayest.


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Mike,
We were high and dry in all of that rain Thursday night.

I'm sorry that I missed meeting you. Or did I? I met a couple of Mikes. (If we met on Friday evening layer in the evening, I hope that you'll understand why I don't remember.)

Did you hang?

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Old 05-24-2012, 10:28 AM   #1223
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I got the Python straps so I'll let you know how they work.

If they will hold my big arse without stretching, they will hold anyone.
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:40 AM   #1224
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Nylon=most stretch
Polypropylene=better
Polyester=best

All three are way stronger than they need to be
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:17 PM   #1225
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My first continuous loop splice!!

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Old 05-24-2012, 12:22 PM   #1226
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and as they say, the rest is history!

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Old 05-24-2012, 01:07 PM   #1227
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great BG, now ive got another thing to work on this weekend.


good work!
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:19 PM   #1228
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I saw you hanging the lounger in the tree, but you were in conversation with someone when my buddy and I walked by on our way to register. When I stopped by later to get a ticket for a lounger ride, the ticket booth was boarded up and you were nowhere to be found.
Next time you see my setup just go on and try out the chair. It's really comfortable. Only complaint I have is I haven't found a place at our house where I can hang it. I intend to remedy that this summer.
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:43 PM   #1229
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I'm joining the crowd. I really think I'm going to like this purchase. I plan on using for a ride on the twat this summer.

Here is my first set up. Really easy and very cool!






Oh yeah! 2 wheels!
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:13 PM   #1230
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I slept like a baby hanging for two nights at the Blue Rock State Park in Ohio.
you woke up every two hours crying? then shit yourself?
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