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Old 06-10-2012, 06:46 PM   #1246
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Not hardcore. Not so much anyhow. Did a ride report on VSRI, in the ride report section. Gotta say it was one of the best rides ever. Gonna do it again in the near future.Next time I will remember the pegs, no arrow required. Ironically the forecast was for no rain either day let alone snow. Total trip time 2 1/2 hours door to hammock. Gotta wait to see if work can give the time off for the RTTH
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:54 AM   #1247
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[QUOTE=BgDadddy;18835070]Ok, so I am digging the Kammok. The thing is friggin HUGE! And the material is very soft and feels very pleasing against my skin...

And the Python Straps make setting it up a snap! (and no, they don't stretch).

put a ridge line on it and you will get a perfect lay everytime without adjusting. the ridge line also holds the mosquito netting.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:19 PM   #1248
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Yes, they are worth the money.

(In my case, since I caught a deal and got the Kammok and Python Straps for $69, they were REALLY worth the money.
after reading your post i ordered the python straps...they came today...they are the bomb. I have been using the Hennessy tree huggers with the rappelling ring mod..and it was fine. but the python straps are way quicker to set up...and longer to boot...and pack smaller...........win win win.
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:32 AM   #1249
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Just home from a wet west coast ride, winter now in Tasmania, to test my new Hennesey with super shelter.
The hammock is a known, as I have its mate on my mainland bike, currently in Brisbane, but this new one has the reflective insulation rather than the foam.

Also being tested was my new Rukka Armas suit, and the Rukka lobster gloves.

Wet morning, Savage river in background.


Foggy view of bike and hammock, cold and wet.


All packed up, camera adapted to conditions
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:36 AM   #1250
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Proof of concept camp...

I may have accumulated at least 2 months worth of time sleeping in hammocks, but all of that is my backyard and my guest bedroom.

Now I've finally got 1 night in the wild.






That's a Amazonas Mosquito Traveler. I haven't DIY'd a bug net so my favorite DIY hammock wasn't brought along for this trip.
That is a DIY gear hammock though.
That purple UQ is a quick and dirty DIY trimmed down synthetic sleeping bag.

I'm going to ditch the Kelty Noah Tarp. I've already got an Old Man Winter in the mail and 20' of netting to make a bug net.

And I'm thinking about a a Jarbridge River UQ. Even though I keep thinking I really want to go with down, the Jarbridge seems like a very good deal.


Had a fantastic night hanging, I'm really going to like this.

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Old 06-18-2012, 01:41 PM   #1251
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Quick overnighter

Took a quick overnight trip last night- left at 7:30 pm, was back just after noon today. I camped at a cool spot overlooking Wren Falls in N. Wisconsin.

Rained cats & dogs all night, lightning and thunder right on top of me. I used the stock HH asym tarp- lots of people can't seem to make it work for them but I stayed dry as a bone despite all the rain and wind, so I dunno what the fuss is all about. Worked for me...

Arriving, bike still packed:


The camp:


Wren Falls:


The way my summer is shaping up, these quick overnight trips may be all I can manage this year. Still worth it, looking forward to more.

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Old 06-19-2012, 07:42 AM   #1252
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Now there is a huge difference in tree diameters used for hanging. I can't see but did you hang from the large tree??? That would need some loooooong tree wraps.
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:50 AM   #1253
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Rained cats & dogs all night, lightning and thunder right on top of me. I used the stock HH asym tarp- lots of people can't seem to make it work for them but I stayed dry as a bone despite all the rain and wind, so I dunno what the fuss is all about. Worked for me...

Arriving, bike still packed:


The camp:




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+1 with using the stock HH fly with no issues. I used one for 2 years and had no problems. Its only when I went to a down under quilt that I thought I should be cautious and changed to a Warbonnet Edge tarp..
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:23 PM   #1254
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Now there is a huge difference in tree diameters used for hanging. I can't see but did you hang from the large tree??? That would need some loooooong tree wraps.
There was a smaller trunk behind the big tree, and I had to double the standard straps to make them short enough.

I have camped here before, so knew what was required, but as the trees in Tasmania tend to be biggish, I have another two sets of straps with me, the biggest being 92", from memory, so I could have done the big tree, If I had to.



Not Tasmania, Victoria and the Murray river


NSW and the Lachlan river, long straps required due to tree spacing.


Queensland.
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:38 PM   #1255
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Dog, I'd love to go there!
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:47 AM   #1256
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Hangin in the BVI

I will put up a day trip RR, but since this part is hang specific I want to share a recent hang I had on the island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.

The bike is a rental yamaha scooter. The hammock is a WBBB- and it was awesome- it worked for me two nights on the boat too (another story).




this was in Brewers Bay Campground. The only place to camp on Tortola- $25/night for what I did or $50/night for these:

the road into BB:

just outside of the campground:


View from the hang:

A little walk in the morning:
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:10 AM   #1257
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Just posted something like this in the 690 thread but was curious what you all do with your boots when hanging? Here's the scenario that brought said question to the forefront of my mind.



Left the BIG city looking something like this...





Nice path leaving the city turning to 2 track then single track dirt:









Hook up with some of the locals riding ALL kinds of stuff:








At night time I set my hammock up at about 900 meters elevation which is quite a bit cooler than sea level!





Sorry no picture here but in the morning I was woken up by what looked like blond orangutans. Usually Orangutans are dark red color but these guys were blond color but with almost the same body style and shape. They actually came right up to my hammock and were about as big as me. I was trying to grab my machete and wasn't even thinking about the camera.
When I got up I realized one thing a tent has over a hammock. For a while I thought about riding out barefoot!






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Old 06-22-2012, 11:28 AM   #1258
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I'd hang em from my hammock suspension. Or start carrying a 2nd light weight get hammock to hang under my main one.
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:45 PM   #1259
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Spray em with Promethrin?
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:08 PM   #1260
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Ants!

Wow, that is incredible. I always put my boots up on my handlebars at night, and travel with shower shoes/flip flops. I must admit though, I have no experience in jungles. I would think about Permetherin for general use on everything-just started using it this year and it really helps control insects and is relatively non-toxic to humans.

So, what did YOU do with your boots that morning?
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