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  1. Thread: Here to Learn

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    Welcome from the Eastern side of Texas! Be safe...

    Welcome from the Eastern side of Texas! Be safe and have some fun out there (well, maybe once fall gets here - camping in 100* is not much fun)
  2. Welcome from Texas! ope you get well before the...

    Welcome from Texas! ope you get well before the fall camping season!
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    Welcome from Texas! It's close to 100 here during...

    Welcome from Texas! It's close to 100 here during this time of year so I won't be needing a fire for a bit, but this idea is interesting.... I've seen bushcraft Youtube people use them in lean-to...
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    Welcome from Texas! Be safe and have fun out...

    Welcome from Texas! Be safe and have fun out there!
    Since you have multiple underquilts, you *can* stack them to get lower temps.
    I know the chart has been posted a few times around the forums...
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    FS: I'll take it. Shoot me a PM with where to send...

    I'll take it. Shoot me a PM with where to send some gas money :)
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    :) I hear ya - I'm looking at my diesel truck...

    :) I hear ya - I'm looking at my diesel truck with the 32 gal tank out the window. Luckily I don't have to drive much anymore!
    If you get them to cut the pole in half, it's 5.5 feet. Not sure how...
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    I only use 2 sections (and no EMT inner sleeve),...

    I only use 2 sections (and no EMT inner sleeve), and am 225-ish. If you're making it for indoors do you need to have it in 3 sections?
    Either way - the slop in the joints where the pieces go...
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    I'm a similar weight myself, using either a...

    I'm a similar weight myself, using either a Chameleon or a Blackbird XLC hammock. I built a pair of TurtleDog stands and used the toprail for chain link fencing. It's held up well for me over the...
  9. Thread: Coastal SC

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    Welcome from Texas! My wife and I started out...

    Welcome from Texas! My wife and I started out tent camping then moved to a 5er (we're in vacation in it now),but I hammock camp with my two boys (9 & 14) at least a dozen times a year. I used a...
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    Awesome! I've been thinking of building one of...

    Awesome! I've been thinking of building one of these - I have two Turtledog stands but sometimes both my sons go hammock camping with me to a new state park and we never know if the trees in the...
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    Welcome from Henderson!

    Welcome from Henderson!
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    Brisket does make everything better! :)

    Brisket does make everything better! :)
  13. I was going to mention SLD's Trail Winder. I've...

    I was going to mention SLD's Trail Winder. I've been using one on my Chameleon, and he will do custom lengths if you contact him (he offers up to 11' standard, and shows an option for longer if you...
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    I was lucky enough to get my new light weight...

    I was lucky enough to get my new light weight double layer XLC ordered last week - looks like the price went up $20 on that too.
    And yeah, $20 is how much extra 10gal of gas costs today vs last...
  15. As an update for you guys - mine came with a...

    As an update for you guys - mine came with a regular double-ended stuff sack. Not the one which can be hung as an organizer.
    I'm okay with it, so don't take that as a complaint. I'm guessing those...
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    Thanks anyway - I have an original Blackbird that...

    Thanks anyway - I have an original Blackbird that my son uses. Looking to try out the XLC. I might be interested in the Superfly if the price is right though.... I have a Superfly myself, but my son...
  17. Interesting - thanks guys! Man, if this had a...

    Interesting - thanks guys! Man, if this had a couple pockets on the outside for phone and battery it would replace my organizer. Hmm. Might have to dig out the old ripstop and make something now. Or...
  18. Pretty stoked while waiting for my new XLC

    I ordered a new XLC yesterday afternoon, and got shipping info this morning - should be here Monday according to UPS! Awesome!

    When I first upgraded from ENO style hammocks, my first big-boy...
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    Looking awesome! I think I have some brisket...

    Looking awesome!
    I think I have some brisket left in the deep freezer..... I might have to talk my kids into hammock camping this weekend now to prove your theory :)
  20. I'm the one who mentioned I had the SuperFly -...

    I'm the one who mentioned I had the SuperFly - the OP has a 10' (mostly square) Amazon tarp at the moment.
  21. I've seen some decent stuff on eBay and Craiglist...

    I've seen some decent stuff on eBay and Craiglist (I see a WB Superfly tarp on eBay now, as well as a full Ridgerunner setup). I thought Whiteblaze forums had a for-sale section, but I no longer see...
  22. You're welcome! I have not had any direct...

    You're welcome! I have not had any direct experience with WB, but SLD and DW have been fantastic. I even got to meet Dutch at one of the North Carolina hangs - super nice guy.




    I agree - I...
  23. I'll toss my opinions on a couple of these........

    I'll toss my opinions on a couple of these..... And caveat this with a lot depends on budget....

    Hammocks - this will largely be personal preference. I used to own an original Warbonnet Blackbird...
  24. I believe Jared at Simply Light Designs may be...

    I believe Jared at Simply Light Designs may be able to add attachment points for his hammocks to his underquilt if you contact him (I'd guess for an additional charge). I mentioned this to him when I...
  25. I was getting ready to reply that I think they...

    I was getting ready to reply that I think they offer retrofitting the older ones :) Good to know that is the case! Jared is pretty darn awesome to deal with. Awesome enough that I wish he sold other...
  26. I'd say my underquilt with the modular insulation...

    I'd say my underquilt with the modular insulation added is about as bulky as my 20*F topquilt when in a compression sack. Maybe a tad more compressible. Without the modular insulation it does pack...
  27. The SLD Trail Winder UQ wiht modular insulation is awesome!

    Just wanted to post about this and share my experiences - I bought the Simply Light Designs Trail Winder underquilt with the modular insulation back in October of 2021 for use with my Dutchware...
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    Warbonnet Blackbird XLC

    Looking for a Warbonnet Blackbird XLC. Grey preferred, but may also be interested in camo, green, or brown. No suspension required.
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    Welcome from Texas! Take your time, have some...

    Welcome from Texas! Take your time, have some fun, and be safe!
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    I prefer Pepsi ;) To @tomykay12 - I have both,...

    I prefer Pepsi ;)

    To @tomykay12 - I have both, and both work well. I leave ropes attached to my tarp corners to tie it out on both setups, and usually flip the bottom of my tarp up onto the...
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    Welcome from Texas! Glad to have you here. I'd...

    Welcome from Texas! Glad to have you here.
    I'd not heard of the bushcraft forum before - gotta go check that out!
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    My kids (8 & 14) have those. Being boys, they're...

    My kids (8 & 14) have those. Being boys, they're rough on stuff, and these have never given us a lick of trouble.
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    Welcome (back) from Texas! My boys got out of...

    Welcome (back) from Texas!
    My boys got out of Boy/Cub Scouts a couple of years ago, and my oldest (now 14, God help me) was not into camping for a year or two. Now he wants to build bushcraft...
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    I think everyone has already mentioned all the...

    I think everyone has already mentioned all the key points - if you want it to weigh less, you pay more. I won't comment on the quality piece because I've not (yet) had a cheap or expensive tarp fail...
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    Welcome! Are you saying that you're going to...

    Welcome!
    Are you saying that you're going to essentially stack the woobie and underquilt under your hammock? And then also using a 30* sleeping bag? Just trying to picture your setup in my head....
  36. Thread: Classifieds?

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    I think the classifieds ebb and flow with items,...

    I think the classifieds ebb and flow with items, or at least that's the way it seems. I can't comment on Facebook since I'm not on there, but I do think more people are out using their stuff right...
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    Welcome! I'd never thought of making my own...

    Welcome! I'd never thought of making my own double layer hammock... That's quite the feat! If you're going to do another, what changes would you make?
    Be safe, have fun, and make some memories!
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    We made it out somewhat late Sat - got there...

    We made it out somewhat late Sat - got there after dark, so my youngest son and I got set up and just hung out at the campsite.
    Site 11 didn't have any trees suitable for hanging, but we brought our...
  39. Thread: Hi from UK!

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    Welcome from the USA, and the state of Texas!...

    Welcome from the USA, and the state of Texas! Glad to see you out enjoying it - I used to motorbike (K100) on vacations with my tent as well. Very fulfilling for the spirit!
    I recently stopped using...
  40. Thread: Hello from PA

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    Welcome from Texas! Get out, have some fun, and...

    Welcome from Texas! Get out, have some fun, and be safe!
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    Welcome from Texas! There's a lot of information...

    Welcome from Texas! There's a lot of information out here - enjoy your time on the endless journey to find your perfect setup! :)
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    I'm curious if I could use that with whoopie...

    I'm curious if I could use that with whoopie slings and if the knots would pop out of the loop now.... Those would be a might bit easier than the Dutchware titanium carabiners - I always have a hard...
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    Hello from Texas! Glad you're here!

    Hello from Texas! Glad you're here!
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    Welcome from Texas! I'm originally a Troll from...

    Welcome from Texas! I'm originally a Troll from Freeland, Michigan - we didn't have too many trees in all those corn fields :)
    I don't qualify as an older woman, but wanted to extend a welcome to ya!
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    Was it uploaded under David Hughes' channel? I...

    Was it uploaded under David Hughes' channel? I see a Phantom Grappler Suspension video under that channel, but it is 7 years old. The newest video under David Hughes is from 3 years ago.
    Here is...
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    Welcome from Texas! You're on a journey that will...

    Welcome from Texas! You're on a journey that will be fun to traverse. There is a LOT of good information here, but don't be afraid to ask questions either.
    It sounds like you're already doing the...
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    Welcome from Texas! Glad to see you enjoy it out...

    Welcome from Texas! Glad to see you enjoy it out there so much, and thanks for sharing your story! And double kudos for getting the kids out there!
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    Welcome from Texas!

    Welcome from Texas!
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    Welcome from Texas!

    Welcome from Texas!
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    Received my underquilt on 10-27. Very nicely put...

    Received my underquilt on 10-27. Very nicely put together and I decided to sleep in the backyard in it last night.
    The one I ordered has is 3.6 Climashield with the additional modular 3.6...
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