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    WTB: OK, thanks. I have an original and a UL AND a...

    OK, thanks. I have an original and a UL AND a James river, I suppose I should sell 1 of them. So if your sale to Ironfish does not work out, then I will chime in.
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    WTB: Which one are you looking for? The original with...

    Which one are you looking for? The original with a detachable bug net? Gen 2 about identical but had a zippered, perm bug net? Or Gen 3 also called the "UL", which has a perm zipped bug net, and is...
  3. Is that (PodSock) a product one can buy now, or...

    Is that (PodSock) a product one can buy now, or something you are considering making?

    I always considered the way the Speer Pea Pod closed around the ends the biggest contributor- or almost at...
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    I have not used those quilts on a Town End, but I...

    I have not used those quilts on a Town End, but I have on several different JRB bridge hammocks as well as a War Bonnet bridge, and all have worked great!
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    Hi Skippy! I will never forget that Halloween...

    Hi Skippy! I will never forget that Halloween hang ( 09? 2010?) in the Sipsey where it rained a ton one night, then you woke up with a bad stomach bug the next morning! That is the one where Thomas...
  6. Great report! Thanks for posting!

    Great report! Thanks for posting!
  7. When you look at those last pictures I posted...

    When you look at those last pictures I posted from 08, look closely at the ends. Then consider how hard we have to fight to keep cold air from coming in the ends(either) of our UQs. Too loose and...
  8. Ha! This picture "popped up", while I was looking...

    Ha! This picture "popped up", while I was looking at a Tensa thread. It's me way back in Jan 08, on my first time out- first time hang- with my brand new 900FP, Speer Pea Pod, wrapped around a 9 ft X...
  9. I may have had some stakes at each foot, or a...

    I may have had some stakes at each foot, or a cord running from each foot out to the boom stake, or not, I can't remember. But it did not slip....
  10. Believe it or not, I considered the same thing,...

    Believe it or not, I considered the same thing, some sort of snorkel. I considered a cardboard tube from paper towels. But, with a tiny breathing hole, I never actually had any condensation problems....
  11. 5'2"? WOW! At 1 foot shorter than me, I can't see...

    5'2"? WOW! At 1 foot shorter than me, I can't see any sort of reasonably wide pod causing you any trouble with the diagonal!

    Truly, it does make sense. And it does not have to be heavy to help. In...
  12. I may have already shared this: I am sad to think...

    I may have already shared this: I am sad to think about how much things might have changed since I left Flagstaff in Dec 85, or since I left UT to move back east in 87. Though I have had several...
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    https://superiorgear.com/product/superior-comforte...

    https://superiorgear.com/product/superior-comforter
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    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/2/2/9/...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/2/2/9/screen_shot_2021-11-17_at_11.03.01_pm_955386_thumb.png
  15. CMoulder: Sweeeeeet! Love it, envy it!

    CMoulder: Sweeeeeet! Love it, envy it!
  16. I would enjoy seeing some folks who are not as...

    I would enjoy seeing some folks who are not as warm as they expected with their new quilts- or those few who are outright cold at or even above rated temps- experimenting with this. Especially those...
  17. The commercial Speer Pea Pod was 9 ft long by 6...

    The commercial Speer Pea Pod was 9 ft long by 6 ft wide in the middle, tapering to (if memory serves) 3 ft wide of the ends. It opened flat like a bed quilt or blanket. (I, at 6'1", had zero issues...
  18. Oh, I forgot: At a recent 4 night hang, I...

    Oh, I forgot: At a recent 4 night hang, I tethered to what looked like an Aspen, but in NY. It was only a couple of inches, maybe 3 or 4 max, in diameter. I would have NEVER tried to hang a hammock...
  19. I have also used the stakes backed up in various...

    I have also used the stakes backed up in various ways, including other stakes. Assuming no branches or roots or bushes stout enough to hold me by themselves, and questionable ground, I have put a...
  20. Bummer! You are getting there! We have had...

    Bummer!



    You are getting there! We have had a few days of light frost. Warming back up for a few days, then cooling off again. Heavy winter weather can be a royal pain to live with. And I have...
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    Hey, looks like I was not in on that old thread....

    Hey, looks like I was not in on that old thread. But, I did use Grip Clips as a pull out. One or 2 of them are still on my old JRB. I have not been able to find Grip Clips lately, or I would buy some...
  22. Are Y'all out in the cold piney woods yet?

    My wife was on a face time call with her newly found 1/2 sister in MN today, and she was showing us the snow she had to shovel off of her porch. Made me jealous, and made me think of Shug. But at...
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    hutzelbein: "I have had good success with adding...

    hutzelbein: "I have had good success with adding a thin layer of insulation between the Wooki and the hammock...........
    I had no luck with top quilts. A zipped up sleeping bag holds the warmth in...
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    This is funny: from May of 08, I see a thread I...

    This is funny: from May of 08, I see a thread I started asking: "Claytor NN stock suspension safe or not". I am still using that same hammock and suspension, though not very often these days. It was...
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    Hey Slowhike: When looking at my old posts, I can...

    Hey Slowhike: When looking at my old posts, I can only go back about to 2012 or 13. But when I look at my started threads, I can go back to 2/3/07. Which might be my first thread started after I...
  26. Flask, With that much UV, that is some...

    Flask,
    With that much UV, that is some impressive longevity.
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    DGrav IS JRB, since the original Jacks retired.

    DGrav IS JRB, since the original Jacks retired.
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    Hi Ewker!

    Hi Ewker!
  29. PS: I forgot! Don't forget your head insulation!...

    PS: I forgot! Don't forget your head insulation! Remember that a part of mummy bag temp ratings includes at least equally thick insulation from the hood and neck collars! This is critical! For the...
  30. Well, based on my experience with various highly...

    Well, based on my experience with various highly rated HF vendors, I doubt I would freeze my cojones off even at 20F, much less 30F, with a 20F rated HG quilt. I have never tested a HG quilt, but...
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    Just a reminder of another approach that has...

    Just a reminder of another approach that has never failed me, though if DIYing might take some experimenting to get everything adjusted right. And bigger and wider with a 2 way zipper that allows...
  32. Well, as far as "the PeaPod concept", I guess it...

    Well, as far as "the PeaPod concept", I guess it depends on a number of variables. Using specifically the no longer available Speer Pea Pod, for me (6'1", 205 lb usually), it never limited my...
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    TZ, I associate you with cold weather hanging,...

    TZ, I associate you with cold weather hanging, maybe because you are in Michigan. As I do Shug and Cannibal and a few other folks. But I was looking at some of your older posts, and speaking of...
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    OK, the great bulk of the advice here so far has...

    OK, the great bulk of the advice here so far has seemed to lean towards the fact that you probably are cold at 26F (while using minus 20F quilts) because you are over insulated, i.e. sleeping in too...
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    Well, it does sound as though you have all...

    Well, it does sound as though you have all possible quilt needs covered, sort of like me. Then again, you are in NY so your potential quilt needs are vastly greater than mine(way down south). I have...
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    And I've been here for 14.83 years of that. Hard...

    And I've been here for 14.83 years of that. Hard to believe.
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    Dang, I wish I needed another JRB quilt or...

    Dang, I wish I needed another JRB quilt or hammock. Are James River and/or BMBHs available?
  38. With some sort of mod to help it be attached to a...

    With some sort of mod to help it be attached to a wall, it might be pretty good indoors as well. Since the top rail should greatly minimize the force placed on the wall.
  39. Interesting! Looks like a possibly good...

    Interesting! Looks like a possibly good alternative to some stands(like the Tensa4 I am using now). I can see some advantages to the Tensa- but for those with 1 tree this looks pretty good and at a...
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    Seems like these days a lot of us have Tensa4...

    Seems like these days a lot of us have Tensa4 and/or Tensa Solo type stands, whether from Tensa or home made. That might help make up for some of the lack of trees.
  41. Wow, I did not know this was still available! If...

    Wow, I did not know this was still available! If I was not already into Superior gear insulated hammock for this year, I would be tempted to order a WM bag and this extender to go with it to rig up...
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    WOW! Rated minus 20F and cold at +26F? That is...

    WOW! Rated minus 20F and cold at +26F? That is about as extreme of a miss as I have seen. However, you are not all that different. This is probably like thread # 1000 over the years where people (not...
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    WHAT? Oh no! Does anyone know what happened? He...

    WHAT? Oh no! Does anyone know what happened? He was pretty young, wasn't he?( I mean compared to me, 58 when I got here, 72 now)

    Grant, or Cannibal, was the original human furnace. He used those...
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    I got here Jan 07 after beginning hammock life on...

    I got here Jan 07 after beginning hammock life on a Wind River Mountain trip Sept 06. Using my HH UL Explorer insulated with the HH Super Shelter. That trip started bad ( because of altitude sickness...
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    Is that not including tarp weights in all cases?

    Is that not including tarp weights in all cases?
  46. Now that the cold weather in approaching, this...

    Now that the cold weather in approaching, this would be a good time for anyone who has not been quite warm enough with their quilts, especially if considering buying warmer quilts or just additional...
  47. You are welcome! And you are in the exact...

    You are welcome! And you are in the exact group(but 1 of maybe 2 or 3 groups) who this is intended for! While waiting for a means of staying warm to arrive, or to be able to afford it in the first...
  48. Noobies, are you still cold? If so, here is a likely cure: The Shug Endorsed and tested Pod

    This is a method of using plain old down or synthetic insulation to virtually guarantee warmth in a gathered end hammock. It is the Pod approach, as used in the now defunct, but IMHO wonderful, Speer...
  49. LOL! Good one! Indeed, as great of a...

    LOL! Good one!


    Indeed, as great of a condition as my HH appears to be in, the seam tape did come off. So I seam sealed it. And that is not the 1st time, I've had it come off on equally old HH...
  50. Slightly off topic, but boy are the years going...

    Slightly off topic, but boy are the years going by! While looking for that old picture from when my HH sil-nylon tarp was new, I realized some of those pics had my 03 Honda Pilot in the back ground....
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