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john Tier (Peter_pan) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Co-Owner Jacks 'R' Better, LLC, VA
About Me Co-Owner of Jacks 'R' Better LLC
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Hammocks are multipurpose
Hammocks are multi purpose as a camp chair and/or lounger as well as bed....Besides comfort you stay a lot cleaner, get less bug bites....With practice you can master a quick set up in under 90 sec...

In Make Your Own Gear » Reinventing... the chair
July 03, 7:51pm

Report addition
Tom, Nice report ... thanks for posting. The Jacks 'R' Better,LLC Hammock Hut is the first fully enclosed hammock shelter commercially available.... It Stands 5 foot tall, has a 10-3 ...

In Post-Trip Reports » 2008 Trail days in Damascus
May 20, 11:15am

JRB Sizing
Phil, Franco has it mostly right.... Forming the foot box will take up 6-8 inches of length.... Also, the forming of the shoulder pockets and having suficient length to reach the ground beyound ...

In GEAR » JRB no sniveller sizing
May 11, 8:35pm

Down botties
Another vote for down....Nothing beats down booties or socks for cold feet....even a jacket or sleeves is a great plus when used for cold feet. Pan

In GEAR » Warmest socks for always cold feet
April 01, 6:02pm

Really big quilts for two
Allison, We normally recommend that each hiker carry basic protection at all time.... IMHO the best sleep system for two is two separate quilts with full side omni tape modification.... When jo...

In GEAR » Best sleeping options for Couples
April 01, 5:51pm

Moo Goo
Yep.... It is great.... used it off and on for the last 5 years....it travels well.... easy in squeeze tube if it is above freezing...Be sure to use corn flour and not corn meal. Pan

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » High Calorie crackers or other tortilla alternative?
March 24, 5:58pm

Winter hammocking
First, those who go to ground for the Winter are missing some of the best most comfortable hanging time.... It is as easy to be warm in the air as on the ground, properly equiped. Second Winter ...

In Philosophy & Technique » advice for winter hammocking
March 20, 2:52pm

Best way to carry meltable chocolate
At the jungle warfare school in Panama years ago we learned to pack Snicker bars in the center of our poncho liners.... It worked too... So pack your candy in the middle of your sleeping bag... the...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » How do you keep chocolate cold during your hike?
March 14, 8:06am

over dresssed?
Jeremy, That seems like a lot of clothing and quilt....You did not state the loft of the quilt but 15 oz of 800 pf in a quilt should be 3-4 inches of loft....that alone is a single digits to zer...

In GEAR » quilt+clothing in winter - bivy too??
March 01, 5:14am

quilts
Robert, I can see by your preferences in design features....You are really more of a bag person....Those who toss and turn are also often more suited to a bag... It is interesting that the ori...

In GEAR » Quilt Question
February 26, 5:58pm

All Reader Reviews by john Tier

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Equinox Silnylon Poncho
Agree with Richard on the mods.... all easy to do....I've had the extended length model for over 4 years and it is super through the mid season.... and yes it will cover a HH. Here is my mod......

In Clothing - Raingear
September 22, 6:10pm