Jan 13, 2012 at 9:49 am #1284099
I'm officially a hanger now. I've been waiting to get into this for some while, but with a daughter on the way funds were an issue. My family took care of me this x-mas. So here it is:
Tree Straps & toggles
Zpacks Hammock Tarp – not yet seam sealed
Not sure what I'll do for insulation yet. I have a thermarest air mattress, but it's pretty heavy. I've also got a z-lite cut down to about 5.7 ozs. Definitely looking at the IX UQ. Will probably start out with some warmer temps until I can get my setup.Jan 13, 2012 at 11:02 am #1824288
@pgibsonLocale: SW Idaho
Welcome to the air Seth. Holler if you have questions. :)Jan 13, 2012 at 11:30 am #1824301
@nihilist_voyagerLocale: Down the Rabbit Hole!
Welcome to the trees my friend!
IX is a great place to start for the budget conscious hanger. A DIY IX underquilt can be under 50 bucks and would be a great 3-season UQ.
If you're of the DIY mindset start combing places like ebay for cheap high fill power down pillows and the like. They exist if you read carefully. Your setup looks nice, just be warned that hammocking becomes addictive. Your daughter will be sleeping in one by next year, and you'll be throwing out your bed in favor of a luxury hammock lol.
Good luck!Jan 18, 2012 at 3:40 pm #1826383
Kurt SuttellBPL Member
Welcome to the family! Hope to see you at one of the many hangs.Jan 18, 2012 at 5:00 pm #1826409
Dale SouthBPL Member
Yes welcome to hanging world. As someone else said the IX is a great for three season and an easy DIY. I have an IX that I use down to around 45º and the beauty is I can use it in combination with one of my 2/3 down under quilt for much lower temps than either alone. FYI I slept on Roan High Knob on the AT last February at a low of 2º with my IX combined with a JRB No Sniveler 25º under quilt.Jan 23, 2012 at 4:04 am #1828375
Thanks, Paul! I already have a few of your goods! Your page is saved as a favorite. Just waiting until the bonus check comes in to pick up some Primaloft Sport and some IX for a little MYOG action. I'm hoping that witht his and the cheapo EMS daypack I'll be sub-5 too!
I know what you mean about hanging being addictive. I started ULing last year and am already near SUL. I keep telling my wife the next hammock is for her, but she isn't buying into it yet.Jan 23, 2012 at 4:05 am #1828376
What is the warmest you take the IX to?
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