Hennessy Hammock Expedition Zip in Colorado

It’s a great portable shelter that can be set up quick and easily that provides protection from bugs with mesh netting that runs the full length of the hammock, and a wind/ sun/ rain shelter with the rainfly.

Hennessy Hammock
Expedition Zip 2lbs
Height limit: 6′ tall / 180 cm
Weight limit: 250 lbs / 115 kg
Hammock fabric: 210 D oxford nylon
Hammock dimensions: 100″ x 52″‘ (diagonal)
Mesh: 30D polyester No-See-Um netting
Suspending ropes: 10′ long 1600 lb. test polyester rope

30D Silnylon Monsoon Rainfly
18 oz. 8 tie out points including side panels for harsh conditions
shock cord & nylon cord provided

Signal Mountain
Estes Park Colorado

Alcohol Penny Stove

8 oz water 5-6 minutes

First penny stove that I made figured a short film would be interesting hopefully testing this out camping in Colorado

Alcohol Penny Stove from Patrick Mullen on Vimeo.

Signal Mountain Timelapse

Solo hike/camp trip up Signal Mountain in Colorado ended up hiking about 5 miles round trip. Not much snow was up at 9,000ft. and its 1/27/2013. Camped around 9,500ft.

Dead Meadow
Between Me And The round

Signal Mountain Commanche Wilderness Colorado

Signal Mt Colorado from Patrick Mullen on Vimeo.

Golite Tent and Poncho Tarp

After a few more times camping with this new gear I have been stoked on the quality and the fact its pretty light and well made the poncho tarp is a good idea to replace a backpack cover and a rain jacket a nice pair of sandals would solve the wet feet problem.

8 out of 10 for the Shangri-La 3 Tent one thing that would be nice for rainy weather would be a place to enter without worrying about getting the floor wet. I figure place the tent under a tree that blocks most of the rain. Under this tree the ground was dry right under the top. Something to consider is some more tent stakes for the rain fly. Over all the tent seems sturdy in the wind if properly set up. weighing in at 4.5lbs

10 out of 10 Awesome poncho very light and also durable it kept the rain beading off the tarp the one thing that would be nice if it was about a foot wider for some more arm length. Good product to not have to get a rain jacket and rain cover.

Golite Shangri-La 3 Tent
Golite Poncho Tarp cooking setup rain sun rain sun rain sun all day long Thankful I had the tarp to work as a poncho forgot my rain jacket...
Golite Tent and Poncho rainy day rainy night


Gear Test: Merrell Chameleon Hiking boots 9 out of 10.

These boots I picked up about four years ago now and have held up to some tough terrain and conditions over the years the have lost some of the waterproofness. (A new waterproof coating is needed.) This day it rained heavily and made all the grass wet since there was no trail my feet got soaked. The vibram soal of the shoe has lasted very well minus around the toe box some of the thread has been grinded away by passing rocks. Over all these 120$ boats have hiked alot and the boat will last. The high ankle support and nice cushion make this shoe a solid piece of equipment to get you to the top of many mountains.

These boots have been easily over 300 Miles of hiking in the 4 years of owning them Good old Merril's holding it down minus the lack of waterproofness it has lost over the years

New Gear: Testing out the Go Lite tent and poncho tarp in the rain.

Just purchased two new products since there was a sale and I’d rather not spend more money than I really need too. I picked up the Shangri-La 3 Tent for $200 bucks instead of 400$ works great even in the rain. The Go Lite poncho worked very well as a poncho and as a tarp got that on sale for 45$ bucks on sale from 90$. Im very thankful I was not in my hammock on this trip because the lack of room inside of the shelter. These two purchases kept me dry in the rain and Im thankful for that.

New Gear: Go Lite Shangri-La 3 Tent 4 lbs 5 oz. Go Lite Poncho Tarp 7.5 oz.