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  1. Flying sure beats that loooong drive, especially...

    Flying sure beats that loooong drive, especially during the winter. Hope we have plenty of snow then, but not enough to mess with flights.
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    You'll love the Wooki when it arrives. Welcome to...

    You'll love the Wooki when it arrives. Welcome to the forums. I have an account with the Haengemattenforum, but haven't visited for a while. Perhaps it's time to check in again. If your setup is...
  3. A good time was had by all. Good winter weather....

    A good time was had by all. Good winter weather. Good winter food. Great winter friends - new and old. Sign me up for next year.
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    The muggles may think even less of us if we...

    The muggles may think even less of us if we substituted other body parts. All in all, butt has a certain panache - kinda like a full moon on a sub-zero night.

    On the other hand, these don't quite...
  5. It's a little known fact about the O&H Bakery in...

    It's a little known fact about the O&H Bakery in Racine, but the "O" is the symbol for a doughnut. They were famous for delicious doughnuts long before kringle came along.

    N.B. The above "fact"...
  6. I restored the route map link...

    I restored the route map link on the spreadsheet that was showing an error message.

    The notes that NOW wrote said that Site #6 is south-facing. When you look at the images from Google Earth pasted...
  7. Kingsnake, glad to hear your dog will live to see...

    Kingsnake, glad to hear your dog will live to see more days and we'll live to see you at more hangs. This was my first time at the I&M site and had a great weekend with great food, talk, and...
  8. Sounds good. Will bring cash. Legal tender in all...

    Sounds good. Will bring cash. Legal tender in all states.
  9. I have some wool fabric to offer in a possible...

    I have some wool fabric to offer in a possible trade for the drybag or do a cash deal in person. I'd have to see it to decide if it fits my needs and you'll need to see the wool pieces I have to...
  10. With the overnight temps having been below...

    With the overnight temps having been below freezing for the past 8 weeks and with the overnight temps forecast for the teens and single digits over the next ten days, there should be plenty of good...
  11. All the relatives have returned to their own...

    All the relatives have returned to their own homes and states so I'll be heading out tomorrow for the I&M hang. Looks like the wet forecast for Friday has pretty much evaporated.
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    I would say the answer is "probably" to "most...

    I would say the answer is "probably" to "most likely" with a very little bit of "it depends." You can really batten down the hatches when needed. If the conditions are such that you felt you needed a...
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    I recently reached my 3rd year of full-time...

    I recently reached my 3rd year of full-time sleeping in a hammock at home as well. It must be said, I now dread the bed. My family thinks I'm a bit eccentric in so far as not a single one of them...
  14. If needed, I'll just bury my Civic in a nearby...

    If needed, I'll just bury my Civic in a nearby ditch and hoof it up to Da Shack with my new pulk. Somebody with a real truck can pull me out later. Wouldn't trust a Jeep owner to try or care....
  15. "This year’s Bourbon County Stout...

    "This year’s Bourbon County Stout, aged in a mix of Heaven Hill, Buffalo Trace, and Wild Turkey barrels, yields a rich, complex mouthfeel. Flavors of cocoa, fudge, vanilla, caramel, almond, plus...
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    I sleep neither hot nor cold and have found that...

    I sleep neither hot nor cold and have found that the 0 Wooki without overfill works perfectly fine in terms of its down staying in place. Full disclosure: when the temps dip below 0, I stack...
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    Welcome to the best place to find answers to your...

    Welcome to the best place to find answers to your questions. I'll be watching this thread for info too.
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    A canvas sock is helpful in "sock weather" which...

    A canvas sock is helpful in "sock weather" which generally starts at 15F or colder. I borrowed a canvas sock last winter and used it during the January polar vortex. I was so impressed that I...
  19. Another option besides the "stick out your butt"...

    Another option besides the "stick out your butt" technique is to tuck a small, elongated pillow or a folded fleece blanket behind you as you assume the side-sleep position. No need to stick out your...
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    It certainly stands out. Won't accidentally land...

    It certainly stands out. Won't accidentally land in it in the dark.
  21. Those mercenaries are part of the notorious...

    Those mercenaries are part of the notorious Cloaca Clan. They hang out everywhere - watching, waiting, and loosing their wet weapons with abandon. I wish you well, but I have little hope.
  22. We await the report on the Maginot Line of the...

    We await the report on the Maginot Line of the Chesapeake Bay in the near future. Your sieve-like defenses seem suspect against the power of the fully-armed and operational Death Star hidden behind...
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    Looks perfect for extending the shelter at the...

    Looks perfect for extending the shelter at the I&M Canal. Your "friends" will love you and the raccoons will encircle you with flashing eyes of envy.
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    Welcome to HF - from a member just a bit to the...

    Welcome to HF - from a member just a bit to the east of Sun Prairie. I enjoy my Ridgerunner on the days I am not using my Blackbird XLC. There are quite a few threads that rise from the dead on this...
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    You seem to have a plan - with several variables...

    You seem to have a plan - with several variables in play. Next step: execute the plan before you head out on your fall hike by practicing at home or near home. Field testing will give you the best...
  26. The "feels like" temp of 27 this morning...

    The "feels like" temp of 27 this morning prompted me to pull on the Big Bill wool pants and Lester River wool shirt when letting the dogs out - just to get in the mood for what's to come. Your...
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    Easy is the right word. The Wooki was part of my...

    Easy is the right word. The Wooki was part of my original hammock gear splurge so I never got to experience the "fun" of primary/secondary suspensions, draft collars, quilt clips, tacos and burritos,...
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    Looks like a great stocking stuffer.

    Looks like a great stocking stuffer.
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    Eat the candy bar first. You'll feel better than...

    Eat the candy bar first. You'll feel better than eating it after putting it in your sock.

    Love the pics!
  30. From what I've read so far, you're dealing with a...

    From what I've read so far, you're dealing with a number of variables, but all of them seem to be self-imposed. The path to your eventual solution via experimentation will depend on the order in...
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    I am a Tensa4 owner and have used it in...

    I am a Tensa4 owner and have used it in summer/winter, wet/dry, windy/calm, snow/mud, flat ground/sloped ground with no issues. I can't foresee any reason to think it won't stand up over time....
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    A quick review of the Clark site and the Clark...

    A quick review of the Clark site and the Clark sub-forum did not reveal any clues or known issues with the NX-270 so I would follow your first impression that you had the rig too taut for the zippers...
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    A lazy daytime nap and a Rambo-style knife would...

    A lazy daytime nap and a Rambo-style knife would be an acceptable alternate fantasy. Daylight will make it easier to find my body.
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    Let's play "hot" or "cold". Is this a site...

    Let's play "hot" or "cold".

    Is this a site along the Mississippi River in Iowa or Wisconsin?

    Happy Birthday!
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    Yep, always something going on in Madison. I live...

    Yep, always something going on in Madison. I live a few miles to the east where we roll up all the sidewalks at night. Welcome to THE forum of forums.
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    They call it "body by drum corps" which is the...

    They call it "body by drum corps" which is the opposite of "body by hammock"!
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    Drum Corps and hammocks are a great combo no...

    Drum Corps and hammocks are a great combo no matter how you arrange it. Enjoyed the pics of the woods and the field at Lucas Oil Stadium. My wife and I traveled to a show in Murfreesboro, TN in July....
  38. I am a very satisfied Warbonnet system user -...

    I am a very satisfied Warbonnet system user - emphasis on "system" since everything is designed to work together by how the components are shaped and the choice of materials. Other TQs will work with...
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    Now you have my attention...and...I am impressed,...

    Now you have my attention...and...I am impressed, nay, proud?

    Back to your regularly scheduled programming.
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    I side-sleep in a Warbonnet Blackbird XLC and in...

    I side-sleep in a Warbonnet Blackbird XLC and in a Warbonnet Ridgerunner just fine. I am a full-time hammock user (home and camping). As my body weight has decreased in the past 2 years, I am able to...
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    I believe I saw a CCS label...

    I believe I saw a CCS label on that tarp. Very versatile piece of gear.
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    This weekend was my 4th outing to Da Shack. The...

    This weekend was my 4th outing to Da Shack. The previous hangs were enjoyed under slightly cooler conditions. The woods are beautiful any time of year.

    Here's a pic from this past February 2019:
    ...
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    Cornbread! https://i.imgur.com/KvzS3ZKl.jpg ...

    Cornbread!

    https://i.imgur.com/KvzS3ZKl.jpg

    Cornbread x 2!

    https://i.imgur.com/PnDuCgAl.jpg
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    Under the right lighting conditions, Da Shack can...

    Under the right lighting conditions, Da Shack can look down right fancy.

    https://i.imgur.com/e5W5fqEl.jpg

    But don't be fooled, it is even better than fancy once you are there.
    ...
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    I'll add my name to the spreadsheet since I...

    I'll add my name to the spreadsheet since I didn't get out this past weekend as I had hoped. Too wet and muggy! Da Shack weekend looks much better weatherwise. Will come up on Thursday afternoon.
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    Wow! That's a lot of tarp - but certainly is a...

    Wow! That's a lot of tarp - but certainly is a great companion for a Ridgerunner hammock. Thanks for the pics.
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    Yes.

    Yes.
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    Welcome to HF. There are a number of DIY'ers in...

    Welcome to HF. There are a number of DIY'ers in your part of WI so check out the groups hangs that happen quite frequently and meet some friendly folks that speak your language. Even if it is just...
  49. Gorgeous views as always from Slovakia, but also...

    Gorgeous views as always from Slovakia, but also some challenging views this time. Looks like fun!
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    Welcome to HF and best wishes on your...

    Welcome to HF and best wishes on your hanging/hiking future. Great people to meet and share info in both scenarios.
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