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John Elbare
(jelbare) - MLife

Locale: Florida
Thanks on 04/03/2010 10:51:39 MDT Print View

Thanks for the information about an underquilt -- I will learn more about it.

Bill Fornshell
(bfornshell) - MLife

Locale: Southern Texas
Hammocks 2010 - Cuben Hammock ver 1 on 04/03/2010 11:22:12 MDT Print View

I started this thread some time ago about my Cuben Hammock.

Cuben Hammock Thread

My Cuben Hammock was to be used with the lightest gear list I could make. It might seem small for some but works fine for my size. The picture shows me in the Hammock as best as I could get in it within my cameras 10 second self-timer limit. The sides of the Hammock come up more then the picture shows.

I have changed the strap system and have dropped a bit of additional weight.

I also have been using my Silk / Polar Guard Delta MYOG Tunic / Quilt as an underquilt. I don't have a picture of that yet.

7.7 ounce Tunic / Quilt

Edited by bfornshell on 04/03/2010 11:23:21 MDT.

Ike Mouser
(isaac.mouser) - F
Questions on 04/03/2010 20:32:52 MDT Print View

Whoppie slings:

If you weigh around 170 or less, you can use 2mm dynemma, if more use 7/64 amsteel line.

Easy Ridgelines for tarps using speer no tangle line(can also use other lines like dynemma 2mm, etc):

For the guylines, you can use dynemma to splice fixed loops in the ends that goto the stake, attach a prussic to the line then connect the prussic to the tarp dring.

These kind of setups will allow you to tie no knots, and setup quickly.

Edited by isaac.mouser on 04/03/2010 20:35:00 MDT.

obx hiker
(obxcola) - MLife

Locale: Outer Banks of North Carolina
WBBB Suspension system on 04/04/2010 12:32:46 MDT Print View


Thanks for pointing in the right direction. I've been digesting your info over on hammock forum and look forward to making my own whoopie slings. So much to do so little time!