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MadDog733
11-28-2016, 17:00
I was hoping to get pictures of our new Carolina Reapers up a while ago.. better late than never!

If anyone is looking for a great winter quilt, the 0 degree Reaper has been incredible. Only taken it down to the low 20s up in the Catskills so far, but I'm very confident in it's ability to keep us VERY comfortably warm at and below 0.

Thanks again George, we've slept great every night since that first when Em had some setup issues :-)

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MadDog733
11-28-2016, 17:05
And in case you like bridge hammocks.. here's a pic of the Bear Mountain Bridge:
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DuneElliot
11-28-2016, 17:47
Tease. I only ordered mine 10 days ago so I have a LONG wait ahead of me. I wonder what I can do to bribe George to bump mine to the front of the line...what beer does he like??? :shades:

JmBoh
11-28-2016, 18:10
wow!! great looking quilts!! is that a BB XLC? how was the fit?

TrailSlug
11-28-2016, 18:49
And in case you like bridge hammocks.. here's a pic of the Bear Mountain Bridge:
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skyymallcorn
11-28-2016, 19:02
Crazy cool pattern on the quilts....


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MadDog733
11-28-2016, 19:47
it's a WBBB, not the XLC. We found the fit is great on both the WBBB and the Hennessy Explorer, the only issue we had was if you tie the tie outs out far, it will create a gap between the side of the hammock and the underquilt (pretty sure this is considered user error and something common to every underquilt). I found that if i lightly tie out the sides, it gives the extra room and keeps the bug net off your head (which I'm using even in the winter after reading about bugs nestling in ears and for minor warmth lol)

About the bridge - JacksRBetter makes a bridge hammock called the Bear Mountain Bridge.. the pic is of the bridge it is named after with a massive rainbow over it and Anthony's Nose (the mountain in the background), just thought it would be nice to share here.

TrailSlug
11-28-2016, 20:32
About the bridge - JacksRBetter makes a bridge hammock called the Bear Mountain Bridge.. the pic is of the bridge it is named after with a massive rainbow over it and Anthony's Nose (the mountain in the background), just thought it would be nice to share here.Ah. Cool.

Snydman
11-29-2016, 11:13
Agree with Maddog, love my Reaper. Had it down in the 30's no problem. Looking at a trip this month in high elevation that should test it below 20 Deg...

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GreatBigDave
11-29-2016, 13:44
And in case you like bridge hammocks.. here's a pic of the Bear Mountain Bridge:
141367Nice picture of the Bear Mountain Bridge. I commuted over it every day for two years. Is there still a traffic circle on the west side of the bridge? I don't see it in the pic.

MadDog733
11-29-2016, 19:56
We had just come out of the circle, it was a big mess because of that rainbow lol.. so many people pulled over and were taking pictures of it. In certain areas you could actually see a second rainbow just to the right of it, not really visible in the pics we took while driving though

Snydman - That black with red trim looks very nice :-)

Snydman
11-29-2016, 23:44
We had just come out of the circle, it was a big mess because of that rainbow lol.. so many people pulled over and were taking pictures of it. In certain areas you could actually see a second rainbow just to the right of it, not really visible in the pics we took while driving though

Snydman - That black with red trim looks very nice :-)

Look close to see the red trim with the red thread:)

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WalksIn2Trees
11-30-2016, 01:43
Sweet! Keep this thread up to date as you go colder with them. I'm interested to see if any cold spots develop with that pattern as you get closer to the rated limit.

Pretty sure bear mountain isn't part of the Catskills though... Its on the wrong side of the river for one, but also you don't even hit the foothills of the Catskills until north of Poughkeepsie. Yeah Google says it's part of the "Hudson Highlands" not trying to be nit-picky, just I know there a lot of relatively flat land between there and Kingston (unless you go southwest of Kingston, theres some foothills that way too)

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MadDog733
11-30-2016, 07:29
Bear mountain bridge is not in the catskills, it's 5 minutes from my home though ;-)

We are hoping to do the 4 winter hikes in the Catskills (Slide Mountain, Blackhead, Balsam and Panther) this year so we should have some good cold weather tests coming up

Uncedbip
11-30-2016, 07:49
We are hoping to do the 4 winter hikes in the Catskills (Slide Mountain, Blackhead, Balsam and Panther) this year so we should have some good cold weather tests coming up

I have a LLG 0 degree UQ on order and am very excited and impatient:)
From when to when do they consider it to be a winter hike up there for the club? Ive only done Slide and Panther out of those 4 and both in the summer/fall. Great campsite on giant ledge on the way down (or up) Panther.

GreatBigDave
11-30-2016, 08:01
...Pretty sure bear mountain isn't part of the Catskills though...Was that implied in the first post?


Its on the wrong side of the river for one, but also you don't even hit the foothills of the Catskills until north of Poughkeepsie. The Bear Mountain Bridge spans the Hudson so it can't really be on the wrong side. The photo is taken from the west side of the bridge / river. Bear Mountain State Park is on the west side of the river. The Catskills are well to the west side of the river. Poughkeepsie is on the east bank of the Hudson. ?


... not trying to be nit-picky, ...Me neither :rolleyes:

MadDog733
11-30-2016, 08:21
December 21-March 21 qualifies as winter hike, We actually hiked Slide on December 21st and it was a winter wonderland at the top, but not a winter hike lol.

We've done giant ledge and Panther at least a couple times and yes, that camp site on the top of Giant Ledge is a great spot, eatting dinner on the ledges is a very nice way to end the day.

WalksIn2Trees
11-30-2016, 08:53
Was that implied in the first post?

The Bear Mountain Bridge spans the Hudson so it can't really be on the wrong side. The photo is taken from the west side of the bridge / river. Bear Mountain State Park is on the west side of the river. The Catskills are well to the west side of the river. Poughkeepsie is on the east bank of the Hudson. ?

Me neither :rolleyes:

On rereading, I guess not.

My brain was connecting "Catskills" with a trip to Bear Mountain which resulted in the photo, as though they were part of the same event. I see now that this was not the case, there just wasn't enough context

I wasnt referring to the bridge at all in regards to which side of the river, but the mountain itself

The use of Poughkeepsie and Kingston was my bad in terms of context... I was using that as a map reference: going South to North you have Central Valley(16), Newburgh(17), Poughkeepsie(18), Kingston(19), etc as you travel the Thruway [I-87].

To clarify more now, my job takes me to all the major retail hubs up and down the Thruway and the Northway [I-87], as well as to little grocery stores in some of out the way places, like Margaretteville in the Catskills. So my geographical cues tend to be based on which exit I'd go to.



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GreatBigDave
11-30-2016, 10:59
... out the way places, like Margaretteville in the Catskills...Hmmm, I thought Jimmy Buffet was from Florida. Live and learn!

WalksIn2Trees
11-30-2016, 11:35
Hmmm, I thought Jimmy Buffet was from Florida. Live and learn!
LOL actually I think he grew up in Mississippi
I wish it WAS Margaritaville... That'd be a whole different sort of work day

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Gravitythief76
12-02-2016, 16:35
More reaper pics please! Can't wait to order my 0 degree set.

Snydman
12-03-2016, 11:47
More reaper pics please! Can't wait to order my 0 degree set.

Reaper in its natural environment.

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MadDog733
12-04-2016, 09:48
Forgot to mention, I got the red stitching as well :-)

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georgecarr
12-04-2016, 13:10
Here's a few for you:

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whatsananna
12-04-2016, 16:04
Now I'm drooling!!


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Gravitythief76
12-04-2016, 17:25
That was the motherload! Desperately scouring my gear closet to see what I can sell to finance a 0 set. Hung my 20 Hg incubator this weekend and was a bit dissapointed that down shifting resulted in some difficult to combat cold spots. Hoping some chevron baffling might remedy this .

AlexV
12-24-2016, 10:43
Reaper in its natural environment.

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That bug net/floor combo looks like a great idea! Is that a DIY or did you get that somewhere?

Snydman
12-24-2016, 11:26
That bug net/floor combo looks like a great idea! Is that a DIY or did you get that somewhere?

I got it from Bear Paw as a one off. Cave Creek Design just started making them as well.

https://squareup.com/store/cave-creek-hammock/item/pet-palace

It works great for keeping your pups close where you can just reach down to console them.

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AlexV
12-25-2016, 15:16
I got it from Bear Paw as a one off. Cave Creek Design just started making them as well.

https://squareup.com/store/cave-creek-hammock/item/pet-palace

It works great for keeping your pups close where you can just reach down to console them.

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Exactly what I was thinking. Thanks, man!

Trail Troll
12-29-2016, 21:09
OK I'm guilty of going through the loco libre site and trying almost every combination I can see my self snuggled in. (Which has been all of them so far) I've really had my eye on the 20*and 10* quilts.

My question is there a point there's too much insulation? I want something to get me to the single digits or teens comfortably, and still be used in the 50's. Is that asking to much? I was hoping to get a Carolina Reaper 10* with about 4_5 oz of overstuffed. Would I be able to use it in that wide of a temperature range?

MikekiM
01-01-2017, 19:30
Subscribed to this...

I need a UQ bad and need to learn as much as I can!

Pluse I hike Bear Mtn and the Catskills a


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