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Re: Really wanna try a hammock...

Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:24 pm
by JBRanger
Oh sorry. A full report is definitely due.

I'm loving my hammock. I've used it on several trips now. Coldest night was the last trip and that was high 40's. I have a poncho liner as an UQ and it works well to about 50. I truly need a warmer UQ, rather maybe a better fitting UQ. The fit is just as important as the rest of it. If you have ANY air gaps you will get a cold spot.

I'm currently gathering material for a winter UQ. It's looking like winter is approaching quickly so I better get to it.

All in all, extremely comfortable, once you get used to it and find your "sweet spot".

Re: Really wanna try a hammock...

Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:04 pm
by Ridgerunner
An underquilt is something I may have to look into for a DIY project. I wonder if Zelph will ever have a review of his Blackbird? :o :lol:

Re: Really wanna try a hammock...

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:08 am
by zelph
Ridgerunner wrote:An underquilt is something I may have to look into for a DIY project. I wonder if Zelph will ever have a review of his Blackbird? :o :lol:


I missed my chance of trying it out in warm weather :( The cold is upon us and would never get to sleep without being toasty warm :o I'll see if I can make something work inside my greenhouse to support it. In the middle of winter I'll be hanging in the sunshine :D

Re: Really wanna try a hammock...

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:59 am
by Ridgerunner
or you could just put a couple large eye-screws on each side of your den and watch the ballgame while you are hanging in total comfort! :lol:

Re: Really wanna try a hammock...

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:44 am
by realityguy
I know I've seen posts on the net for 2x4 "hammock stands"..that look good and are functional to boot!Maybe you should try the blackbird in your greenhouse...I doubt it'll ever see the great outdoors... :roll:

:lol:

Re: Really wanna try a hammock...

Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:07 am
by ConnieD
There are hollow tube steel hammock stands for "backyard hammocks" I have considered. :D

Re: Really wanna try a hammock...

Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:40 pm
by zelph
I'm going to work something out, maybe go south, way south :lol:

There are hollow tube steel hammock stands for "backyard hammocks" I have considered. :D


That's easy, I like easy............great idea :D I can then adapt the 2" tubing into my flu pipe :o

Re: Really wanna try a hammock...

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:57 am
by mikepetersen
Travel with a hammock which has under quilt and try to use a hammock trap to get some relief from any cold and rainy condition.

Re: Really wanna try a hammock...

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:38 pm
by zelph
mikepetersen wrote:Travel with a hammock which has under quilt and try to use a hammock trap to get some relief from any cold and rainy condition.


You mean a hammock tarp. My wife and I will be testing a new tarp in the next few days. going to a local private park for a big campout gathering.