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  1. I also have the 2qzq topless mod for the...

    I also have the 2qzq topless mod for the switchback and find the same issue of the Velcro not staying closed at the end. I wouldn't do it again, but to remedy it I just loop cord around it and tie it...
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    my girlfriend and I have slept out in -40...

    my girlfriend and I have slept out in -40 weather. last year Whiskeyjack, his 10 yr. old and I slept out below -40. we all slept fine. with a -40 bag and warmer temps, you might want to layer ...
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    it is always good to learn fabrics weight...

    it is always good to learn fabrics weight recommendations. dreamhammock site has one of the best I have seen to give you an idea of material's weight, weight restrictions double layers and single...
  4. I did a review on both including pictures last...

    I did a review on both including pictures last year. edge tarp pros, camo is great, material feels lighter but the scale disagrees, a couple inches wider. cons, not a 12' RL, I have had slow response...
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    the tadpole tarp and edge tarp are both great. I...

    the tadpole tarp and edge tarp are both great. I sold the edge to my friend because I prefer the 12' ridgeline. tadpole is a great tarp. the edge seemed lighter and I do love warbonnet's tarp camo....
  6. Thread: Pillows

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    I tried the thermarest one, will use it tenting....

    I tried the thermarest one, will use it tenting. for hammock, I use a fillo pillow. balls up into the size of my fist.
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    this is the reason, well one reason, I went back...

    this is the reason, well one reason, I went back to strap and buckle hammock suspension. carrying 2 sets of tree straps and then mentioning to save weight didn't make sense to me. I have 15' straps...
  8. if you go to dream hammock website, there is a...

    if you go to dream hammock website, there is a great fabric/comfort chart you can use
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    when my girlfriend and I bought our UQs for...

    when my girlfriend and I bought our UQs for summer we asked for custom size. we both have the same length to our individual heights. the folks at UGQ were fantastic and didn't hesitate to make them. ...
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    Ya, have the wiggy's Thule,-60 set up already...

    Ya, have the wiggy's Thule,-60 set up already plus a 0*F TQ, -25F UQ. the girlfriend is looking for winter gear and doesn't want to have to pay the price for down. was just checking to see other...
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    the way I look at wind is simple. if you stand...

    the way I look at wind is simple. if you stand still all night in the wind, you would put a jacket on, and if need be, warmer layers. but the jacket first. to me that is the tarp when in my hammock....
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    where to get a winter synthetic TQ

    so I checked a few of the places for TQ, AHE being the main or possibly only synthetic quilt place, who am I missing?
    looking for a deep winter TQ. -40F.
  13. Thread: OMW Or SF?

    by DeRozea
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    I looked at the same 2 tarps the first year of...

    I looked at the same 2 tarps the first year of hammocking. I went with old man winter (144") due to the extra bottom tie out and the extra foot of ridgleline. breaks down to:
    omw, 3 bottom tie outs,...
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    Who makes synthetic topquilts for winter...

    Who makes synthetic topquilts for winter temperature range 0*F and colder? AHE has the owyhee for 10*F, everyone else deals in down(which I love and have).
  15. nice. let see my calendar

    nice. let see my calendar
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    well I know UGQ is phenomenal and has fantastic...

    well I know UGQ is phenomenal and has fantastic customer service. they made my -40 zeppelin and 30* TQ and UQ. made the girlfriends combo and Whiskeyjack has a bunch for his family...growing...
  17. Thread: Readystraps

    by DeRozea
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    After having a couple orders from him, I have...

    After having a couple orders from him, I have nothing but the highest praises. The last order was in my hands (Canada)the same day as the email for the bill. Always answering questions and giving...
  18. I found when I originally tried my friend's...

    I found when I originally tried my friend's hennessy that I got shoulder squeeze and was a bit restricted in my diagonal. he is taller than me but I out weigh him by 60lbs and wider in the...
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    I have recently debated on getting a sewing...

    I have recently debated on getting a sewing machine and learning how to make more gear.....hmmm
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    I use dream hammock's darien, 1.8 single layer...

    I use dream hammock's darien, 1.8 single layer for summer, 1.9 dbl layer thunderbird for the other seasons.
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    hmm I like. makes me feel better about not...

    hmm I like. makes me feel better about not getting rid of stuff ;)
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    gear junky issues

    how hard can it be to sell gear not used, and probably never will use? do I need 4 tents? not really, maybe one day when I want to cozy up with someone for sleeping outside. do I need 4 hammocks? I...
  23. check out dream hammock's site it will give you...

    check out dream hammock's site it will give you material information to choose what material is ideal.
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    Sticky: good evening, can you add myself, DeRozea and...

    good evening,
    can you add myself, DeRozea and Whiskeyjack to the map please. we are both in Thunder Bay Ontario, Canada
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    hammock width protocol question

    as I lay oh so comfy in my DH Darien, a post comes to me about hammock width. is there a "ratio" for how much is needed? I am 6' so I use an 11' hammock which I find comfy and flat even when side...
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    I cant say enough of the UGQ quilts. have some TQ...

    I cant say enough of the UGQ quilts. have some TQ and UQ. customer service was great, selection of material and colors I think is the best. with the choice of 700 or 850 fill, you cant go wrong. I am...
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    beautiful....now what do I need.....

    beautiful....now what do I need.....
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    I love my tadpole so far. it is only a month old...

    I love my tadpole so far. it is only a month old mind you. my old man winter tarp is fantastic, bombproof, awesome. I went wilderness logics for tarps because I prefer the 12' RL for an 11' hammock....
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    congrats Lazy Lightning, you reached 50 posts....

    congrats Lazy Lightning, you reached 50 posts. you can sell things on here now.
    Papasmurf has great hammocks, and that's why I have 2 different ones. once his new mods come out for the thunderbird...
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    exrtra fabric... makes a good pillow or arm rest...

    exrtra fabric... makes a good pillow or arm rest I found, but used an inflatable pad in my eno dbl nest. keeps the shoulder wide for me. I read and tried that using a penny and rope to use as tie out...
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    nice choices. that was the easy part. the hard...

    nice choices. that was the easy part. the hard part is the wait :lol:
    I have 2 dreamhammocks and love them both. dbl layer 1.9 acu thunderbird(11') and darien (11') single layer 1.8 atac au. both...
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    I am surprised you went with a 10' hammock. I am...

    I am surprised you went with a 10' hammock. I am 6' 230lbs and flat as can be in my 11' TH and Darien even side sleeping flat and stretched out.
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    I guess that would help. it is an 11' darien in...

    I guess that would help. it is an 11' darien in the pic. thunderbird(also 11') is waiting for colder weather.
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    actually you had it right the first.... sorry,...

    actually you had it right the first....
    sorry, tarp sold to friend (Whiskeyjack here on forum) so his son has a better tarp to use
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    Edge tarp versus Tadpole tarp.

    first I have both. hard to find feedback, so bought both and compared. yes there are pictures.
    Edge from warbonnet;
    11'x94" for size
    I have the digital camo and other than Cuban(I don't have) the...
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    Oms, have you checked Papasmurf's new thunderbird...

    Oms, have you checked Papasmurf's new thunderbird design? peak pockets. genius.
  37. Thread: Tarp length???

    by DeRozea
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    I like the 12' RL over my 11' hammocks. if there...

    I like the 12' RL over my 11' hammocks. if there are no doors it just offer more protection. I have tried my warbonnet edge tarp over as well, but just seems....small. I keep that one over my...
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    careful, it is an addiction. still waiting for...

    careful, it is an addiction. still waiting for Dutch to release his Ti cinch buckles....
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    the OP did say he needed to vent right at the...

    the OP did say he needed to vent right at the beginning, it is allowed. I have ordered tarps from them and love them. it was shipped within days(3 I think, or it seemed to take forever, maybe 2 days...
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    6' tree straps, dutch buckle (pair), dutch...

    6' tree straps, dutch buckle (pair), dutch clip(pair), 6' whoopee sling, dutch hook(pair) weigh 163g or 5.75 ounces
    15' strap, cinch buckle(pair), dutch clip (pair) weigh 260g or 9.17 ounces
    even...
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    the thunderbird can go convertible, zip on the...

    the thunderbird can go convertible, zip on the bug net or zip on the over cover. the dangerbird has both that come from opposite directions I believe.
    I have an 11' thunderbird and darien. the width...
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    9082490825I apologize now as the Edge tarp is on...

    9082490825I apologize now as the Edge tarp is on loan, but I will compare it to mamajamba instead. correct me if wrong but the mamajamba is a superfly without doors. different bottom length(longer)...
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    if you want the most options for your hammock,...

    if you want the most options for your hammock, colors, add-ons etc., it is dream hammock
    if you want the best costumer service, dream hammock
    now I have 2 warbonnet tarps, so I have dealt with them...
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    Both are within 5 months apart. Tadpole being...

    Both are within 5 months apart. Tadpole being last week. Just picking up tie out cordage tomorrow night then i can weigh them and take a photo of the smaller edge over the tadpole. Looks like it...
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    I have both edge and tadpole. so far the edge is...

    I have both edge and tadpole. so far the edge is smaller and lighter(material is lighter). tadpole I have is 12' RL, so a foot longer, and thicker material. bottom is also longer. give me a couple...
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    I have straps for my thunderbird in cold...

    I have straps for my thunderbird in cold weather/winter camping. I like the simplicity and when pulling a pulk, bulk isn't the issue. my darien hammock is currently dutch-ed out with hooks, whoopies...
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    hammock suspension pros and cons

    so the more I play with my whoopee slings and tree straps, the more I like the all in one strap and buckle suspension. last backpacking trip, we avoided some good hang spots due to tree diameter...
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    and as for pre existing thunderbirds? can you mod...

    and as for pre existing thunderbirds? can you mod them ?
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    I would say this is easiest....

    I would say this is easiest.
    http://dutchwaregear.com/cinch-buckle-complete-suspension.html
    clip around tree and tighten. I am switching off my whoopies back to this just for the simplicity.
  50. Thread: Just had too

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    can't go wrong with UGQ. I have a few, girlfriend...

    can't go wrong with UGQ. I have a few, girlfriend has a few and my friend (Whiskeyjack) has a couple for his family. he had ordered from other vendors but commented that the quality of quilts was...
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