Call the Boss and Tell him your celebrating NationalAHEday2015
Take the national holiday off,
Light up the Camp Stove, Burn some Romen
and order some gear!
Enacted into law on April 27th 1918 by President William Howard Taft, National Arrowhead Equipment Day is celebrated world wide. Taft Loved hammock camping so much and recognized that Arrowhead Equipment should have it's own day set out on the calendar to celebrate all sorts of AHE gear....Quilts that Kick Ass, Tarps, Suspension, Pillows, Cozies, and so much more.
To Celebrate, Taft asked us to share his personal Discount
code at AHE with all of the other Arrowhead Equipment Fans!
Just type NationalAHEday2015 into the coupon code box in
the cart as you checkout and President Taft will take 15% off
your order total today (4-27-15) only.
Any order over $50 qualifies.
President Taft signing National Arrowhead Equipment day into law.
More Details at http://conta.cc/1Kmswlj
The Dope On Rope
So many ropes, so many uses, so much so that rope can get confusing. Recently I have read and heard from many folks that are getting very confused about the ropes that are available for hammock camping and what they are used for. Over the last few years as new suspension techniques have come about there are getting to be so many choices for different uses, be it hanging your tarp or hanging your hammock, then picking the correct rope for the job has become more and more difficult. I figure its time to work on a comprehensive guide to all the ropes we stock here at Arrowhead Equipment so that you can select the appropriate rope for each hammock camping task.
Let us start with suspension grade lines and work down.
With the advent of constriction based suspensions in 2009 and the advent of the Whoopie sling, Amsteel Blue came to the forefront of many hammock campers' vocabulary. Amsteel Blue, not to be confused with but often abbreviated as it's brother Amsteel is a Single braid rope made from DYNEEMA®...Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE). In plain English that means its really strong synthetic fibers braided into a rope. It's splicable to form a whoopie sling that can be used for an adjustable hammock suspension. For hammock suspensions, the 7/64" size is most commonly used and has an average breaking strength of 1600 pounds. Some folks though like a little more overkill and go up the next size to 1/8th inch with a breaking rating of 2500 pounds.
I'm starting the "You Do Not Go to Ground" photo contest. Begins now and runs 1 week. The rules are simple: Post a picture here of you not "going to ground." It can be could be using structures or vehicles or stands but lets see some creative hang options that have kept you up off the ground. A true Hammock Junkie knows they do not sleep on the ground at any cost. Best photo that shows not going to ground wins some sweet AHE gear and bragging rights. Bonus points for AHE gear in your photo.
Tag your photos with #youdonotgotoground and #AHE
Post your photos to Facebook, Twitter or Google+ and tag us to enter.
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