That's slick! Thanks for posting.
That's slick! Thanks for posting.
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Fall seven times, standup eight. -- Japanese Proverb
keep in mind that if it's too loose, an air gap can open (at the head end esp.) and vent your heat out
I'm not much help since my Yeti doesn't really move out of place. I occasionally have to pull it up on my "outside" shoulder but otherwise its quite stable.
"The more I carry the happier I am in camp; the less I carry the happier I am getting there" - Sgt. Rock
Thanks everyone, I'll play around with those different ideas and see which works best for me!
I was having such an issue last year on my 10 day hike. Wind blowing snow.(more like a 7-eleven slushy), tarp was taking a beating and I was cold and uncomfortable. I got out and realized the 3 season Yeti was on upside down. Put the foot end where it belongs and the head end in the appropiate place and Shaazammmm instant warmth and sleep!
Might take a look at that. The little pearl button goes on the head end I believe. It has been several months since I have had it out.
From the Great Southern state of
Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less. General Robert E. Lee
Luckily I finally got out to see what the heck the problem was. Seeing the zipper up near the hammock instead of closer to ground quickly cleared up what the problem was. User error, the problem was me!
BTW, word to the wise: it does not work worth a **** if put on either upside down, or foot/head end reversed, or both!
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I had the same problem with my HammockGear Crowsnest. I did two things and have slept in it the past several nights with no slippage.
1. Offset the shockcord on the entrance side. Once you have the UQ installed under the hammock, take the shockcord that goes on the head ends and give it some extra slack to the entrance side where your shoulder will stick out more on an assymetrical lay. Then do the reverse on the foot end, giving some extra slack towards the footbox. This will make the quilt lay ever so assymetrical in line with how you'll be laying.
2. I then installed a "Te-wa mod" that he puts on all of his UQs. He adds a small piece of shock cord to the side where your shoulder will extend on the entrance side (where you just gave some slack). He attaches a mitten hook to a small piece of the shock cord and then attaches the mitten hook to the pullout on the entrance side of the WBBB. This keeps the shoulder end of the UQ permanently "attached" to the outside so that it won't slip out from under you.
You can see a YouTube video of it here in which Te-Wa demonstrates how it works. It's 0:48 seconds into the video.
Doing both of these worked like a charm for me and has eliminated any issues I had.
Last edited by Triptease; 09-10-2010 at 15:52.
Have you tried putting the shockcord over the footbox ? Slipping it over the top of the FB has kept it nice and secure for me.
and i usually don't notice till i wake up to water the grass
you could just super glue it in place
or get some mitten hooks...and a small piece os shockcord ...and make something like the te-wa quilts have..that would be cheapest way...probly cost you nothing if you have the stuff at home...maybe $5...or less
It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold