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    Member toadz's Avatar
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    Question UQ CheckNow What?

    I just received my 0* Phoenix UQ and it is a thing of beauty. However, what do I do now? How careful do I need to be? Can some moisture like morning dew be ok since I dont have a tarp (yet)? I assume that I dont want to place it in a compression stuff sack when I hike. I will read the forums on the best way to attach it to my ENO DN.
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    Senior Member NCPatrick's Avatar
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    Congrats! I think a modicum of care is all that's required. ONE requirement is to get out there and enjoy the heck out of it.

    I would definitely concentrate on getting a tarp next.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    Congrats! I think a modicum of care is all that's required. ONE requirement is to get out there and enjoy the heck out of it.

    I would definitely concentrate on getting a tarp next.
    I will be hanging this weekend and backpacking with it 11/09. I will enjoy it.
    I may be lost but I am making great time.

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    Congrats, sweet UQ!!!! I put my UQ in a stuff sack when hiking, but I store it in a large mesh bag at home. Enjoy your hike and your UQ.
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    down is pretty resilient stuff, as long as your not storing it compressed when your off the trail you should be just fine, i don't use a compression sack, but instead a waterproof stuff sack and i pack my quilts in there pretty snug and it doesn't seem to have hurt them any......if after awhile you feel they are losing a bit of loft, just toss them in the dryer with some tennis ball and tumble on "air" to re-fluff

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    I would work toward obtaining some sort of tarp to keep you and all your gear (down or not) nice and dry. MacCat makes a few less-expensive tarps that are still first rate quality, and I've seen three or four being sold used on the forums in the last week or two alone. Might be a good place to start looking.
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