This is my TOS/TMP era starbase concept for the AST contest. It’s 1/2500 scale and will be made from two Frisbees, cups, pens, bondo, and lots of paint.
I’ve been sitting in the Bradford Go Station parking lot since 5pm the day of this post. It’s now 710pm. I’m waiting for my buddy who is stuck on the 440 train that was due at 550.
Seems the train hit a car. The car lost, but so did the hundreds of people waiting for the train to get cleared to go. That just happened now.
So here I sit in this winter snow storm. But despite initially being pretty mad, I’m lucky enough to not be one of the poor hundreds making a long and slow trip from Toronto to Barrie.
I feel a little bad for them.
Above: My new hammock that my wofe bought me for Christmas from MEC. I was so excited to set it up, that I used the living room.
Above: My hammock packed in snake skins. It’s a quick way to pack and unpack. Quite convenient and inexpensive.
Above: My recent order just came in from MEC. Four descending rings, two carbiners, and two extra slings. The rings and carbiners are used in conjuntion with the tree huggers and slings to create a super fast way to get the hammock hung without using knots or latches.
All in all, I had my hammock set up within 3 minutes on my very first attempt. I thank all the instructional videos I watched, as well as my prior camping experience.
Above: It’s never too early to get my camping kit organized.
Here’s my hammock set up with my new hex. My yard isn’t ideal, but it mostly worked.
Third times a charm…
Here it is with a shorter span and that really made a difference in comfort. Plus I had better stakes to get through the frozen ground.
Just a few more photos from the first weekend in April. I strung it tighter, but it was a little high due to the sling height.