Mod 2 - Bottom Entry We have met our limit on hammock/tarp modifications for the month of March. We will not be taking any hammock/tarp mod orders until April. We are working hard to get caught up on our orders. Please allow 3-4 weeks for shipment of accessories. Thanks for your patience. Zipper Modification #2 for Hennessy Classic “Bottom Entry” Hammocks Hennessy Classic “Bottom Entry” hammock with Zipper Mod #2 Left or Mod #2 Right $50.00 plus return shipping To remove the velcro and sew the bottom entry slit closed - add $10.00 Added weight of zipper mod = approx. 4.5ozs. Left or Right is determined by laying in your hammock on your back. Please allow 2-3 weeks to complete the zipper Mod after the hammock is received Description of Mod #2 Left or Mod #2 Right Two zippers are installed. On this mod, the unzippered bug netting is rolled up and secured with ribbon ties to the side of the hammock. Question about which side is best for you?
20 Places To Go Camping Before You Die Why Do It Yourself? Digging into the Value of DIY A few days ago, I spent more than two hours dismantling and reassembling the guts of a toilet tank. There were some issues with flushing, and I wanted to see if I could diagnose it myself (I did, actually; there was a small broken part that was simple to replace). A plumber could have done it in ten minutes and probably would have charged me $25 or $50 for the service (in our area, anyway; it would likely be more in other areas). On another recent day, I spent about four hours building a small electronic spider that could walk under its own power. A few months ago, I disassembled part of our hot water heater to figure out why the pilot light wasn’t lighting. Whenever I describe activities like this to friends and family, many of them simply shake their head and ask why I would bother. The reasons are many. First, whenever I do a repair job myself, I know that if I’m ever called on to do it again it will be much easier the second time around. The end result of all of this?
Sintax77 | Hiking. Shooting. Exploring. Cheeseburgers. Hiking The Wallowa Lake Trailhead at the south end of Wallowa Lake provides a gateway into Oregon's Largest Wilderness, The Eagle Cap. If you thought this area was beautiful from the outside, entering the wilderness will simply blow you away! The Eagle Cap is a real National Treasure yet still affords unparallelled peace and quiet, a rare quality in today's world. The Chief Joseph Trail, the Aneroid Lake Trail, and the West Fork Trail are the three main trails that go into the Eagle Cap Wilderness from the Wallowa Lake area. Each provides the opportunity to day hike or to backpack to one's own ability. Easily reached vistas and overlooks, wild flowers, and stunning autumn colors are readily available for the casual hiker. Recommended Guides and Maps: Amazon: Hiking the Eagle Cap Wilderness by Fred Barstad Discover NW: Eagle Cap Wilderness Map Tramway Trails The Chief Joseph Trail The West Fork Wallowa River Trail The Aneroid Lake Trail The Hiking Page was contributed by the Wallowa Lake Lodge
DIY Inspiration for Up-cycling Throwaway Materials If you’re a tradesman, problem solving forms a part of your daily job, and considering the price of raw materials, you are constantly aware of reducing unnecessary waste in order to cut on costs. Next time you’re at work, inspect the site and look for gems such as unused pallets, wood cut offs and piping. These materials are often foregone and taken to dumps after a specific project has been completed, but can be transformed into something both beautiful and functional – with some crafty work of course! We have searched the web far and wide and racked up a list of interesting ideas to inspire you to up-cycle (that is to reuse discarded objects or material in such a way as to create something of higher value than it was in its original state). Pallet Work Bench Pallets can be found virtually anywhere and are surprisingly hardy as they are meant for carrying heavy loads of bricks and shipments. [Credit: tlp801 on Instructables] Magic 2-In-1 Table [Credit: Dezine on Instructables]
A Catenary-Cut Tarp A Catenary-Cut Tarp Jeff Manion (Sorefoot) The finished tarp setup over a rope in a low configuration. General description: My goal was to make a lightweight durable dining tarp for canoe/kayak trips in e.g. The design is similar in some respects to commercially available tarps such as the Moss/MSR Hepta/VistaWings (65 and 120 sq ft, respectively). Weights: My completed 100 sq. foot version weighs 20.1 oz without any stakes or guylines. Scaling the Design: The design should scale easily, although some sizes will be much more efficient material-wise, since silnylon is sold only in about 5 ft widths. Set-up: The tarp is designed to be set-up with the pointed end higher than the "flat" end. Time: This was my first large sewing project. Recommended Tools Sanford Sharpie® permanent marker or similar for marking on silnylon. Materials: Silnylon, 65" width: 10 yds (8.66 yds + excess for reinforcement) 100% polyester or nylon thread ¾ inch nylon grosgrain ribbon 20 yds (19 yds actually used)
Top 5: Best easy hikes at Cape Perpetua and Yachats 1 of 32 Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions For those who love Oregon's Central Coast, few places are more rewarding than Yachats and Cape Perpetua Scenic Area. The tiny hamlet of artists and eclectic restaurants sits a mere three miles from a spectacular headland jutting into the Pacific Ocean, offering hikers access to old-growth forest, tide pools and rugged coves where waves crash in cannon-blast bursts. It's an area home to a multitude of different trails. My favorite way to experience the area is renting one of the area's beach houses on VRBO.com and spending days hiking and nights dining and drinking at places like Ona Restaurant and Lounge, The Drift Inn and Luna Sea Fish House. The Statesman Journal outdoors staff has spent a great deal of time in this area — Henry Miller particularly loves the mushroom festival in autumn — and we're starting out with a list of the best easy hikes in this all-around excellent area. Cape Perpetua isn't all about the ocean. The coolest part?
Guest Post: All Dogs Matter Invites You to Our Annual Valentines Dog Walk! Share the love with all four-legged friends this Sunday (February 15th 2015) and come along to enjoy a morning of furry fun in aid of All Dogs Matter. [Credit: Mike Coles] The morning begins at the very dog-friendly Garden Gate pub, Hampstead. Dogs and owners meet and head off across the Heath for a romantic stroll. [Credit: Dogstar Photo] At the pub, you’ll have the chance to snap up some last minute Valentines luxuries for yourself or your canine Casanova! No pooch? The walk is around an hour long, but there is a shorter route for any older dogs that might want to retire to the pub garden a little sooner! A raffle will be drawn, with gift sets from Neals Yard, Woof & Brew Ltd, Pawpost, Bottle Green Homes, Hair of the Dog London and MORE up for grabs! You can pre-register your dog for the event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and your dog’s name. Registration starts at 10:30am and we set off for the walk at 11:00am. Getting There By Tube By Bus By Train