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  1. Holy cow!

    Holy cow!
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    Welcome! Don't stay quiet if you got...

    Welcome! Don't stay quiet if you got questions...plenty of people willing to jump in and answer.

    I also watch the Corporal's Corner videos. One of his latest ones, he's catching a lot of hate...
  3. I'm guessing the door kit is for those that don't...

    I'm guessing the door kit is for those that don't want/need the extra coverage every time they hang, but still want the flexibility without having to buy another tarp. Or for people that originally...
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    1. No bag liner, just a light base layer (shorts,...

    1. No bag liner, just a light base layer (shorts, tshirt). If I get too warm, I stick out a leg or push off the tq.

    2. I have a zippered footbox. I roll a lot at night, and the tq pretty much...
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    Is it feathers (with a quill) or down (no quill)...

    Is it feathers (with a quill) or down (no quill) coming out of the jacket?
  6. Thread: New Chameleon

    by FLTurtle
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    Can you use the bug net with the cocoon on?

    Can you use the bug net with the cocoon on?
  7. Man, I was thinking about trees and limbs...

    Man, I was thinking about trees and limbs falling. Now add human lightning rod to the mix.
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    Ok, this explains a lot. I finally got to use my...

    Ok, this explains a lot. I finally got to use my Eldorado last week, and ran into calf ridge. Ngl, I had a few cold ones before I set up the hammock and didn't get a good hang. The ridgeline was...
  9. I live in mosquito central. My hammocks are...

    I live in mosquito central. My hammocks are single layer. I also use a 3/4 length UQ. I wear a tshirt and a pair of shorts at night. I haven't had any bites through all that.
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    OP is talking about 0C, not 0F temps.

    OP is talking about 0C, not 0F temps.
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    So wait, there's a Long Beach NY not CA and...

    So wait, there's a Long Beach NY not CA and California State Forest NY not CA as well?
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    Found it... ...

    Found it...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/142513-Ladies-undergarment-dilemma?p=1990242&viewfull=1#post1990242
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    I wonder if HG ever thought about making the econ...

    I wonder if HG ever thought about making the econ line duck down fill with the premium line fabrics at a price point between the econ and premium offerings.
  14. OP mentions a 3x6 area...

    OP mentions a 3x6 area...
  15. Ummm...why? Sleep in the fetal position?

    Ummm...why?



    Sleep in the fetal position?
  16. Mesh sleeve. It'll change your life.

    Mesh sleeve. It'll change your life.
  17. I was looking at picking up another HG sleeve,...

    I was looking at picking up another HG sleeve, when I scrolled to the bottom they had this:



    I guess they want you to roll up from the bottom edge to the ridgeline, then deploy the sleeve. ...
  18. I use the HG mesh sleeve. I never had an issue...

    I use the HG mesh sleeve. I never had an issue with the bunching up at the open end. However on the skinny end the tarp keeps popping through.


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  19. Thread: Tarp repair

    by FLTurtle
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    Yeah, I recall reading a while back that duct...

    Yeah, I recall reading a while back that duct tape is useless on sil-fabrics. Might be worth it to carry something like this: https://www.gearaid.com/products/tenacious-tape-patch-silnylon

    Also,...
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    I got this link bookmarked: ...

    I got this link bookmarked:

    https://support.enlightenedequipment.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002770588-How-to-layer-quilts-for-sub-zero-camping
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    Yeah, I think the vendors you find here use...

    Yeah, I think the vendors you find here use comfort ratings instead of survival ratings. I've used my 40F set into the low 40s with no issue other than getting the UQ draft collar dialed in.
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    In the 2nd pic...those folks in the tent. How'd...

    In the 2nd pic...those folks in the tent. How'd they do? Or did they bail before the storm?
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    That last pic definitely takes the cake.

    That last pic definitely takes the cake.
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    Well, I'm glad there is a light at the end of the...

    Well, I'm glad there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I started to think about my purchases over the past year or so, and every single one has been to shed weight and bulk.
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    I thought the Eldorado was just a XLC body with a...

    I thought the Eldorado was just a XLC body with a different bug not that doesn't have the shelf? Couldn't you just switch your XLC net onto your Dream-Tex Eldorado body and call it an XLC?
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    I started to ask 'How downproof are those 7d...

    I started to ask 'How downproof are those 7d fabrics?' but then I just googled it:



    Seems like you might to have baby it, but with most UL gear that seems to be the case.
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    Also, sewn over zipper foot box is lighter.

    Also, sewn over zipper foot box is lighter.
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    Are you trying to get down to a certain base...

    Are you trying to get down to a certain base weight, or are you shedding weight to add additional gear? I didn't move to UL gear to bring my weight down...I did it so I could free up space and...
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    That tarp is so cool.

    That tarp is so cool.
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    Surface tension is weird. I would imagine that...

    Surface tension is weird. I would imagine that wiping/shaking will leave behind some microscopic water beads, but 8 oz worth? The square footage of an 11' hex would be about 80 sqft, double since...
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    Hah! I wish. Just been a weird, rough year. ...

    Hah! I wish. Just been a weird, rough year. Lotta funerals, lotta drama.
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    Yeah, last time I was out was end of March. Just...

    Yeah, last time I was out was end of March. Just been too hot and way too much life going on.
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    Not trying to hijack OPs thread, but is this...

    Not trying to hijack OPs thread, but is this really a thing? I'm a mosquito magnet, but I've never been bitten through the hammock body. Even the cheap Walmart hammock, not a bite. My Half Zipped...
  34. Ever use Amazon? It's like that. But with good...

    Ever use Amazon? It's like that. But with good stuff.
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    Yeah, the Florida state parks have a 1" strap...

    Yeah, the Florida state parks have a 1" strap rule for all things you attach to a tree:



    The problem is...the rule literally makes using your tarp ridge line a violation. I'm not an arborist,...
  36. For your underquilts, does this tangle up the...

    For your underquilts, does this tangle up the primary suspension? Or do you remove it?
  37. Thread: Amsteel?

    by FLTurtle
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    https://dutchwaregear.com/product-category/myg/rop...

    https://dutchwaregear.com/product-category/myg/rope/

    https://ripstopbytheroll.com/collections/cordage

    I'm sure there are other suppliers.
  38. Thread: Brand?

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    Coleman. Hands down.

    Coleman. Hands down.
  39. Thread: Help?

    by FLTurtle
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    Man, that's a whole lot of ground to cover. ...

    Man, that's a whole lot of ground to cover.

    For temp rating: what temps do you normally camp in? How often do you outside of that temp range? You a cold or warm sleeper? Most people suggest...
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    I'd say the biggest for load bearing is Amsteel...

    I'd say the biggest for load bearing is Amsteel and Spectra. For guylines and ridgelines, Zing It or Lash It.
  41. Thread: Storage?

    by FLTurtle
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    Backpacking: Hammock stays in the included...

    Backpacking:

    Hammock stays in the included stuff sack it came with.
    Tarp is in a mesh sleeve I got from HG on a half off sale ($10) and stored on the outside mesh pocket.
    TQ is just smooshed...
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    And I'll watch that looky see vid!

    And I'll watch that looky see vid!
  43. Do you have climbing rated biners, or you...

    Do you have climbing rated biners, or you deciding what to order?
  44. Wow, I didn't realize it got that hot and humid...

    Wow, I didn't realize it got that hot and humid there. Great scenery!
  45. The carabiner instead of a dutch clip. Clip the...

    The carabiner instead of a dutch clip. Clip the carabiner to the loop of the strap and run the tail through the carabiner.

    Edit, you can see here with Dutch showing how to use the beetle buckle. ...
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    Great photos...esp the llamas!

    Great photos...esp the llamas!
  47. I just use my trekking poles. I use a CRL over...

    I just use my trekking poles. I use a CRL over the tarp, and have some extra zing it with prussiks attached to the tieouts.
  48. You could use climbing rated carabiners instead. ...

    You could use climbing rated carabiners instead. Heavier yeah, but at least they won't fall off. You could always order another set of spider poly with the sewn on Dutch clips...or, get the...
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    Scratch that...going to Disney. Looks like the...

    Scratch that...going to Disney. Looks like the Carolinas are in for it now.
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    Gettin ready for a hurricane.

    Gettin ready for a hurricane.
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