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by russb
Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: Tents, Tarps, Hammocks and Bivies
Topic: Hanging Hammocks in winter Frozen Butt Hang
Replies: 31
Views: 7717

Re: Hanging Hammocks in winter Frozen Butt Hang

My guess is those "snow stakes" were cut sections of logs just stuck into the snow for easy access. They would then be used as I described in my post.
by russb
Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Shelter Skelter
Topic: DIY Hammock
Replies: 19
Views: 6838

Re: DIY Hammock

Neat ideas RG. The problems were just with technique. For example, I sewed one edge of the zipper "upside down" so it has to flip in order to attach. Just stupid errors and such. I also will make the hammock a bit wider next time. The only reason it is the current width is I was limited by...
by russb
Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Tents, Tarps, Hammocks and Bivies
Topic: Hanging Hammocks in winter Frozen Butt Hang
Replies: 31
Views: 7717

Re: Hanging Hammocks in winter Frozen Butt Hang

Snow stakes either refer to wider metal stakes with holes to allow for different methods for tying them off. One example is this: http://www.backcountrygear.com/catalog/accessdetail.cfm/SMC225 Or they refer to nylon bags in which snow is then placed and the bag buried like these: http://www.rei.com/...
by russb
Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Tents, Tarps, Hammocks and Bivies
Topic: Hanging Hammocks in winter Frozen Butt Hang
Replies: 31
Views: 7717

Re: Hanging Hammocks in winter Frozen Butt Hang

I forgot one thing. I will be heading out into the adirondacks this weekend; the saturday HIGH is predicted to be zero. :)
by russb
Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: Tents, Tarps, Hammocks and Bivies
Topic: Hanging Hammocks in winter Frozen Butt Hang
Replies: 31
Views: 7717

Re: Hanging Hammocks in winter Frozen Butt Hang

I have found it to be much easier (and cheaper) to get to the frozen butt temps withOUT trying to use underquilts. UQ's are very touchy and must get dialed in just right for optimal performance. However 3/4 inch of ccf, a thermarest and a garlington insulator is sufficient for below zero temps. The ...
by russb
Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Shelter Skelter
Topic: DIY Hammock
Replies: 19
Views: 6838

Re: DIY Hammock

Thanks all. It was definitely easier than I thought it would be. though I did make some significant errors which I now know to avoid in the future. I basically knew that this was to be a learning experience more than anything, but the final product is still functional even with the "problems&qu...
by russb
Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:50 am
Forum: Shelter Skelter
Topic: DIY Hammock
Replies: 19
Views: 6838

DIY Hammock

I was sick all weekend so I decided to finally make the hammock I had been thinking about. It is a copy/clone of the Claytor hammock but only a single layer. With the suspension straps the weight is 18 oz.
by russb
Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:33 am
Forum: Stove Designs by Skids...
Topic: Got2B Stove
Replies: 39
Views: 26400

Re: Got2B Stove

I had time to fill it with absorbent material and then added 3 ounces of fuel. I then turned it up side down and nothing spills out :D I tested it outside in my greenhouse at 20 degree air temperature(cloudy) It burned for 1 hour. That equals 20 min per ounce or 10 min per half ounce. So, under opt...
by russb
Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: Amazing Thrift Store Treasures
Topic: msr hubba find
Replies: 16
Views: 5384

Re: msr hubba find

Ordin, you are indeed correct. For $5 I couldn't pass it up. I am not a tent hoarder. I hoard all types of gear. Stoves, tents, packs, ... I loan most of it out to people who are just starting out and donate much to the BSA troop I work with when a boy is in need. ... And on top of that you donate ...
by russb
Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:47 am
Forum: Amazing Thrift Store Treasures
Topic: msr hubba find
Replies: 16
Views: 5384

Re: msr hubba find

Ordin, you are indeed correct. For $5 I couldn't pass it up.

I am not a tent hoarder. I hoard all types of gear. Stoves, tents, packs, ... I loan most of it out to people who are just starting out and donate much to the BSA troop I work with when a boy is in need.

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