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    Mad, do you have an UQ? If so, try what I...

    Mad, do you have an UQ? If so, try what I discussed in the previous post some time. Put that bubble pad inside the hammock, or in a pa pocket, with an UQ under the hammock and pad. If I were doing...
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    Mad, maybe, but I don't think so. Unless maybe...

    Mad, maybe, but I don't think so. Unless maybe you put out a lot more body vapor than average, then maybe there might be more moisture available for condensation. The key is- the "clue" I was...
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    Yep, I have experienced exactly the PU...

    Yep, I have experienced exactly the PU deterioration you describe more than once( and P.U. is very appropriate for the smell, as in Phew!) So far no sign of that on my old Sil-nylon tarps or under...
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    These look great, I may have to get some of these!

    These look great, I may have to get some of these!
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    Yes, thanks for those great pics, Divinity! That...

    Yes, thanks for those great pics, Divinity! That looks like a great time, hate I had to miss it again! ( and hey there Ewker! ) I hope to be able to attend a future get together, whether car camp or...
  6. How to keep both you and your dog warm in a JRB bridge hammock LOL!

    I just stumbled on this picture, from way back in 2009. I don't remember ever seeing it before, but I felt I needed to share it. It is the boys at JRB, apparently using one of their wearable TQs,...
  7. OK, got it- now I understand what you were...

    OK, got it- now I understand what you were saying. And for sure a thicker non-insulated would not help compared to a thinner one, just more air. (BTW, Hang-loose, are you by any chace using one of...
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    LOL! :lol::lol::lol: I just watched the video,...

    LOL! :lol::lol::lol:

    I just watched the video, can't remember if I watched it before. But at about 5:18, his description of the bottom entry demonstration: "a bit of a warning to your sensitive...
  9. WOW!.................................................

    WOW!.................................................................. Glad you made it OK! :scared:
  10. That was me that mentioned synthetic, so thanks...

    That was me that mentioned synthetic, so thanks for the answer. Just wondering if it would have helped when everything got wet, though the price would be more bulk and a bit more weight. And it...
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    Me too!

    Me too!
  12. What a wonderful report! And a lot of useful info...

    What a wonderful report! And a lot of useful info here regarding moisture accumulation in insulation, and possible benefits for UQPs. Leaves me wondering if VBs and/or synthetic insulation would have...
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    Assuming proper set up- and that might be a big...

    Assuming proper set up- and that might be a big assumption I suppose- without any question whatsoever you will be much warmer by adding the pad to the UQ OR adding the UQ to the pad, than using...
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    Recieved today? Unfreakin believable. But not...

    Recieved today? Unfreakin believable. But not really, that is just normal JRB.
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    You are very welcome. Enjoy your learning...

    You are very welcome. Enjoy your learning experience! Here is some stuff from Skurka:
    https://andrewskurka.com/vapor-barrier-liners-theory-application/

    And from HF's own Dejoha:...
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    And PS: don't forget to insulate your head as...

    And PS: don't forget to insulate your head as much or more as your lower body! That is very important to maintaining over all warmth!
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    LOL! I agree! ATGirl, in the coming years...

    LOL! I agree!

    ATGirl, in the coming years before you go, you have one huge advantage assuming you have a place at home to hang: training and experimenting in winters that will probably match...
  18. Well all righty then, that is what we need to...

    Well all righty then, that is what we need to know! No guarantees even with double layer! I am really surprised!
  19. I think any double layer would be mossy bite...

    I think any double layer would be mossy bite proof. But I can only say I have not heard of any one getting bit from below when using a double layer. I certainly don't know of any proof. I wonder what...
  20. I've got a picture somewhere of me leaning into...

    I've got a picture somewhere of me leaning into the wind up there, the wind prevented me from falling forward. Also, one minute we would have great visibility, the next we would be in a cloud, back...
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    Here 'Ya go, here is one of several videos on...

    Here 'Ya go, here is one of several videos on home made no sew( or very little sew) bag to pod conversions. Pod explanations begin about 5 minutes in. It could get you by until you can get exactly...
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    Hey Mr. Orange, as a tent camper, you don't...

    Hey Mr. Orange, as a tent camper, you don't happen to have a long, wide(bigger is better, especially with a long, wide hammock) sleeping bag with a full length zipper, do you? And can you get the...
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    Oh, OK then, that explains how you got it!

    Oh, OK then, that explains how you got it!
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    Thanks for the info!

    Thanks for the info!
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    Makes you wonder if their accuracy improves with...

    Makes you wonder if their accuracy improves with 1 year or 10 year out forecasts about what the weather is going to do! For the last 25 years, the forecast for snow(as seldom as we get it) have been...
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    Oneclick, cooking Meth in the woods might help...

    Oneclick, cooking Meth in the woods might help pay for those expensive quilts and hanging gear! ;)

    But I want to thank you for this post. It is nice for a change to have an experienced hanger and...
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    I don't know how you managed to get a Pea Pod. I...

    I don't know how you managed to get a Pea Pod. I have tried to contact them several times over the last few years- by e-mail AND phone, leaving messages- and never heard back from them. Does it seem...
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    DGrav will give you the official answer, but I...

    DGrav will give you the official answer, but I will answer from my experience: yes. It has 2 functions and accomplishes both well. It has nothing to do with adjusting the main suspension, even though...
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    Do you want to sell it? If so, let me know(or...

    Do you want to sell it? If so, let me know(or whatever the sale rules call for). Since he is apparently no longer in business, I wish some one would start making Pea Pods/Polar Pods again.
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    Well, most likely, no one knows what temp that...

    Well, most likely, no one knows what temp that $90 UQ made by who knows who is good for. The one I see for $89.98( a double, and very heavy at 59 oz) is comfort rated for minus 5C/23F, but who knows...
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    Hey, another GL4 brother! LOL! Hope you like...

    Hey, another GL4 brother! LOL! Hope you like yours as much as I do. Though, I have mostly used the short half of my MW3 convertible, have not really put the GL4 to the test yet. I had an MW4 (full...
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    It is always a bummer to hear about all of the...

    It is always a bummer to hear about all of the condensation some folks get. I am among that group that has not suffered noticeable condensation with my very limited pad use. Limited, that is, except...
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    I think you will love it. But if not, I think you...

    I think you will love it. But if not, I think you could convert back easily enough by just removing the main suspension from the cord lock, then adding your Prussiks back as per usual. Although, if...
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    I have always said that was the advantage of the...

    I have always said that was the advantage of the original JRB suspensions compared to the perimeter style that came out later. Perimeter style(side channel) is fantastic for the initial adjustment,...
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    That was also my first thought: something wrong...

    That was also my first thought: something wrong with the top rail, not as strong as normal. I did bend a top rail once way back years ago, when I added a joint to extend length from 10 to 15 ft. But...
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    Seems to work like a charm to me. Like Shug says,...

    Seems to work like a charm to me. Like Shug says, easy enough to add the Prussiks, I have done so in the past. But, if anything, I think this is easier to deal with, especially once in the hammock....
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    Changed since when? It was changed during the...

    Changed since when? It was changed during the last year or so, in that a unique secondary suspension was added. Which is one cord lock at each quilt corner, that the main suspension passes through,...
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    Well, I am certainly no expert, not even a...

    Well, I am certainly no expert, not even a novice, at all of this sewing business. I don't even have a machine, so I'm no help for the OP. But this post ( and entire thread) did catch my eye and I am...
  39. What do you think about what Hammock Tent...

    What do you think about what Hammock Tent designer recommends, placing a puffy layer- whatever is not being worn for sleeping- on top of the pad to fill any gaps and valleys between the pad's...
  40. thanks! 19 oz for 3" thicK? That sounds good,...

    thanks! 19 oz for 3" thicK? That sounds good, wish it had a listed R value!
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    That is very interesting, and just goes to show...

    That is very interesting, and just goes to show how different we all are. At 6'1", I have had some very comfy side sleeping- legs straight or fetal- in my 10 X 4 ft Claytor No Net, as well as on my...
  42. Well, generally speaking when looking at...

    Well, generally speaking when looking at insulation, with all other things being equal(same material, etc.), thickness = insulation, though apparently all other are not equal with these Neoair pads,...
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    Some have screw closed caps valves, some simply...

    Some have screw closed caps valves, some simply have one way valves(best I can tell looking online) which allow air to exit, but not enter. Which brand/type did you use?
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    I have the original ( 2007? ) Climashield Yeti,...

    I have the original ( 2007? ) Climashield Yeti, to which I added a secondary, pretty easy to do. You might have to sew on a few Gros Grain or ribbon loops, then take a small loop of cord, make a...
  45. Yep that's it, thanks!

    Yep that's it, thanks!
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    If also using as a knee pillow, will the valve...

    If also using as a knee pillow, will the valve not allow the air to escape? Not if the valce van be opened and closed, but which brands have that ability? All of them?
  47. Using the Greylock on the JRB James River Bridge,...

    Using the Greylock on the JRB James River Bridge, in fetal position, my entire body is covered, from top of my head to feet. But, I would have a foot pad with me anyway for when I am on my back. You...
  48. JRB Greylock4 New style secondary suspension on JRB James River Bridge

    (as this was both hammock and UQ together, I just put it in general hammock talk)Who has used a JRB Greylock since they changed the suspension a while back, to include their version of a built in...
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    Now that is an interesting approach: just put...

    Now that is an interesting approach: just put your insulation down inside an UQP! Nice!

    Folks in CO have been a bit on the cold side last few days, from what I hear. Had a swing from near record...
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    Thanks, nice pic. I lost all of my slides from...

    Thanks, nice pic. I lost all of my slides from that trip many years ago. But that looks very familiar, it might be pretty close to the area where we camped and where the German guys dug their snow...
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