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    Supercool!

    Supercool!
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    Yes, the PE layer is listed at 1/2 mil, but the...

    Yes, the PE layer is listed at 1/2 mil, but the specs actually have the total thickness at about 1/2". The real question is what the fabric layer is made of if it's going to contribute insulation...
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    The Lawson hammock is not a bridge hammock. The...

    The Lawson hammock is not a bridge hammock. The design of the Lawson looks much more like a typical backyard spread hammock with a tent on top. I haven't seen this hammock in person, but I don't...
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    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?...

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=8537
    That's the most in-depth discussion I've seen. Great info there. Good luck!
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    I'm in! HF members are cool!

    I'm in! HF members are cool!
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    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/picture.php?alb...

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/picture.php?albumid=251&pictureid=2129

    This was my first hammock. Don't know the make, but I got it at Wally World about 10 years ago. I still have it and it...
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    I've been thinking of doing something like this. ...

    I've been thinking of doing something like this. Great idea! What did the window kits cost you? I was thinking it could be reinforced with tape if need be. I'm interested in hearing an actual...
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    Interesting...where'd you get that stuff?

    Interesting...where'd you get that stuff?
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    For me...I started hammock camping because it was...

    For me...I started hammock camping because it was a cheap way to drop my pack weight fast. I couldn't afford to drop $200 or even $100 on a lightweight tent. I spent less than forty bucks for my...
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    Sticky: nice thread...thanks for sharing this

    nice thread...thanks for sharing this
  11. Nice...Happy St. Paty's to all! I'm in!...

    Nice...Happy St. Paty's to all! I'm in!
    JDShearer
  12. I'll also give another +1 on diygearsupply. Good...

    I'll also give another +1 on diygearsupply. Good directions and good prices on ripstop. You can also check your Walmart for fabric. Many don't have it anymore, but you might get lucky. I've made...
  13. ...actually, I've used used OCF (egg-crate style)...

    ...actually, I've used used OCF (egg-crate style) between the layers down to about 34 degrees. I'd say you'll start feeling cool in the low 40's. It might not cut it with a topquilt, but if you've...
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    I'm in! Very cool of you.

    I'm in! Very cool of you.
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    I'm in! -Pair whoopie slings in 7/64 Amsteel...

    I'm in!
    -Pair whoopie slings in 7/64 Amsteel
    -Amsteel adjustable ridgeline
    -New Emberlit stove
    -Zing-it adjustable ridgeline (Big hangers should avoid this one) Two of these available.
    -Pair of...
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    The primaloft from Downlite is actually loose...

    The primaloft from Downlite is actually loose fill. I bought the 5lb bag and used it to stuff a couple quilts. My experience with it is that it kind of clumps after a while, at least in my larger...
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    That's a great idea! I will definitely be trying...

    That's a great idea! I will definitely be trying this out.
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    58 cents?! I got ripped off! Here I thought I...

    58 cents?! I got ripped off! Here I thought I was getting a good deal at 84 cents. I guess everything's more expensive in NY. These also work great for me...plus I don't have to wait for shipping!
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    I'll be interested to see how this works as well....

    I'll be interested to see how this works as well. Sounds like it packs pretty small for a pad. Nice.
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    Agreed. You can cut the foam and glue it back...

    Agreed. You can cut the foam and glue it back together. It works pretty well, actually. I've darted it and it's pretty sturdy. I just didn't dart mine properly. Castaway Pete's obviously on the...
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    I've actually used the egg crate-style mattress...

    I've actually used the egg crate-style mattress pad OCF inside the double layer of my hammock down to around 45 degrees. This was with a sleeping bag, not a quilt. I also think it's a good idea to...
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    With the bag and a ground pad you'd be fine. ...

    With the bag and a ground pad you'd be fine. With just the bag you might be pushing it. I went out with just my hefty synthetic -20 degree mummy bag in the hammock with lows in the 40's and had a...
  23. I actually own this one from Kelsyus...

    I actually own this one from Kelsyus that's pretty similar. It's comfortable. My only quibble is that the stand is not quite high enough. I drag against the bottom if I'm sitting. The Harbor...
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    Yep...he's actually been on HF for a while...he...

    Yep...he's actually been on HF for a while...he goes by MarshLaw303. Looks like good stuff. Too bad I'm poor.
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    I made a 5oz UQ and tried it at 20 deg. a couple...

    I made a 5oz UQ and tried it at 20 deg. a couple weeks ago. I didn't freeze, but it wasn't exactly warm, either. I'd personally add the extra layer if you really want to make 20. Or my plan is to...
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    Your idea sounds like a Garlington insulator. ...

    Your idea sounds like a Garlington insulator. Check this and this out. You might find some more interesting stuff by searching for "Garlington Insulator."
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    Good to know...thanks for that input.

    Good to know...thanks for that input.
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    It's actually $12.04 for shipping...and other...

    It's actually $12.04 for shipping...and other sites including the one I linked to earlier have similar expensive shipping. I think this is just a bulky item. I'd love to find a local source, but so...
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    nevermind...google helped me out...if anyone else...

    nevermind...google helped me out...if anyone else wants it it's here. That's a great find! This will be on my purchase list in the near future when there's some funds available. Thanks!
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    Any chance on providing a link? I did an ebay...

    Any chance on providing a link? I did an ebay search for sannahpackaging and got nothing.
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    This...

    This is the best priced (also smaller quantity) 1/32 PEF I've found. Haven't ordered any yet though, so I can't give any more detail.
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    Poll: I think Oh-No said it right. Tarps and UQ's...

    I think Oh-No said it right. Tarps and UQ's aren't so much accessories as they are necessary parts of the system for various weather conditions etc.. The reason the UQ's cost more than the hammock...
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    Not sure, but this thread might be of some help -...

    Not sure, but this thread might be of some help - http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=25138
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    Wow...just checked out Supply Captain. That's...

    Wow...just checked out Supply Captain. That's the best price I've seen on shock cord. Good find.
  35. Poll: Level for me. Haven't had trouble sliding.

    Level for me. Haven't had trouble sliding.
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    Don't let anyone tell you you can't use your...

    Don't let anyone tell you you can't use your sleeping bag in your hammock. Just try it for yourself and see if you like it. There are plenty of people using bags, and plenty using quilts, and the...
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    Looking good, Bloomgorge! Did you dart your IX? ...

    Looking good, Bloomgorge! Did you dart your IX? I think this will be my next project when I can fund it.
  38. Thanks all! I'm hoping it turns out as toasty as...

    Thanks all! I'm hoping it turns out as toasty as it looks! I do appreciate having some width too it. This allows me to switch directions in the hammock without having to adjust my quilt.
  39. Thanks! I'm glad to have it!

    Thanks! I'm glad to have it!
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    This cost me probably somewhere between $60-$70. I used about 5 yards of ripstop from wally world at $1.50 per yard, I bought 3 yds of climashield from OWF for a total of about %40, shock cord from...
  41. I haven't actually spent a night in it yet. I'll...

    I haven't actually spent a night in it yet. I'll post back when I do. I can say temps today when I was taking these pics were upper twenties, and I was quite comfortable. Granted, I wasn't...
  42. Thanks! Super roomy is what I'm all about! I...

    Thanks! Super roomy is what I'm all about! I move around a lot while I sleep.
  43. I knew someone was going ask. Unfortunately I...

    I knew someone was going ask. Unfortunately I don't have an appropriate scale. Best I can tell with my cheapo fishing scale it's somewhere between 24-32oz. including the stuff sack, but definitely...
  44. 6oz Climashield Underquilt - My First DIY UQ

    This is my first attempt in the world of underquilts. I've always used pads. Anyway, this is made of Wally world ripstop and 6oz climashield. It's about 86" long x 54" wide. I made the shell...
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    Just watched your vid. That's a pretty cool mod...

    Just watched your vid. That's a pretty cool mod to your vest. I've heard of others stuffing vests/jackets on top of undercovers, but I've never seen anyone make an actual underquilt out of one. ...
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    Was there every any more development on this? ...

    Was there every any more development on this? I'm interested in this idea for an undercover. It would also might make it a bit easier to source the PEF if I can use narrow strips.
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    I just use the stuff sack from my sleeping bag...

    I just use the stuff sack from my sleeping bag (assuming it's winter). It's about 2'x2' and enough for me to stand on while changing clothes/socks or to put a couple things on overnight, although I...
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    This is great! I've been hanging two hammocks...

    This is great! I've been hanging two hammocks under my 12x12 tarp recently, and it works, but I love the coverage yours offers. That triangle/"V" top is a great idea!
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    I just looked at the Arrowhead Equipment site and...

    I just looked at the Arrowhead Equipment site and he does indeed have a 58" wide quilt. If Paul's got one that big, I think that's good enough for me!

    I do think I might dart the ends just a...
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    Can an underquilt be too wide?

    I'm getting ready to make my first UQ (climashield) and I want to make it as wide as possible. Is there a point when the quilt will tend to sag and flop if it's too wide, allowing drafts? Are there...
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