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  1. Payment received. TY HHS. Please close this...

    Payment received. TY HHS.

    Please close this thread.
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    You could make one from scrap nylon for a few...

    You could make one from scrap nylon for a few bucks. Unless you needed it to be weight bearing. would definitely be nicer than having everything on a ground cloth.
  3. Sold Pending funds

    Sold Pending funds
  4. Morning Bump. This would make a perect gift for...

    Morning Bump. This would make a perect gift for someone just getting into Hammocking or as a solid backup.
  5. SOLD: HH Explore Deluxe AHE Potomac UQ combo

    Hello,

    I have a HH Explore Deluxe Side entry with a Kick *** Quilts zero degree Potomac UQ. The Hammock is in near mint. No rips tears stains smells or abrasions it is in excellent condition....
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    This is the type of scenario that makes you want...

    This is the type of scenario that makes you want to consider synthetic. Im glad you all had a tent available for if not it would have been a very long night. I agree have your tarp staked low and if...
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    Its really the best night sleep you can have. Get...

    Its really the best night sleep you can have. Get a second job cuase if your like me your gonna need it lol
  8. I hate to say it but I was one of those noobs...

    I hate to say it but I was one of those noobs that used 550 cord to hang my hammock when I first started. I have since learned but there are so many people getting into this that there needs to be...
  9. I cannot measure the dog I am thinking about...

    I cannot measure the dog I am thinking about getting these for. It is my sisters dog and this would be a gift. She has a min-pin. (Miniture Doberman) id say maybe 15lbs you say thses were just a tad...
  10. Thread: DIY UQ; Seams

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    Unless you are trying to make your UQa vapor...

    Unless you are trying to make your UQa vapor barrier then I wouldn't seal any seams. If you are trying to seal them to prevent down from escaping don't bother down will escape from other areas ( down...
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    Sticky: Hello, My name is John and Im an addict : P ...

    Hello,

    My name is John and Im an addict : P I live in Northern VA and have been hanging for about 5 years now. I converted basically when after a long painfull night sleeping on the ground and...
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    I tried with a DIY UQ and although it was...

    I tried with a DIY UQ and although it was acceptable from the butt up even with a CCF pad under my legs I was numb. Plus my legs would sweat where they made contact with the pads.

    With the...
  13. Thread: Help me decide

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    I may be old school but I really believe its...

    I may be old school but I really believe its better to have more than you need rather than not having what you need when you need it. I don't have a true TQ I use a marmot helium but the principle...
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    Yeah for 11 bucks Id say go for it. Worst thing...

    Yeah for 11 bucks Id say go for it. Worst thing is they suck and your out a few bucks, but if they work hey you just saved a lot of money. Plus the woodland camo is a lot less tacti-cool then digi or...
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    When I first started I did not have a proper TQ...

    When I first started I did not have a proper TQ But I used a surplus wool blanket and my sleeping bag and was amazed at the difference the wool blanket made. I was never able to make DIY or convert...
  16. As shug points out in his videos some old school...

    As shug points out in his videos some old school hikers have the small pieces of CCF as sit pads and they use that in conjuction with the 3/4 length quilts. I personally prefer the full length and...
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    I have the zero degree and I love it. You wont be...

    I have the zero degree and I love it. You wont be disappointed. I have used it up into the 50's and was fine. May need to make some adjustments to vent but better prepared than not.

    Great quilt!
  18. Thread: Do it all UQ

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    I don't think there really is a magic number as...

    I don't think there really is a magic number as each rating is designed for a purpose. I think the 20 degree is probably the most versatile.

    I have a zero degree Incubator and have never really...
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    +2 on this lol. I almost learned the hard way. I...

    +2 on this lol. I almost learned the hard way. I wont bore you with the story but being able to quickly get to my car and get home probably saved my life.

    You can always make a poncho liner UQ and...
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    I have a KAQ Potomac with the 0 degree option ....

    I have a KAQ Potomac with the 0 degree option . Id be willing to talk if you are still looking. It is used but not abused lol. Has been a great quilt and is in great shape.
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    Well said. I could have at least one more...

    Well said. I could have at least one more complete setup if I had followed this advice when I first started lol.
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    I personally never use a sock or overcover, I...

    I personally never use a sock or overcover, I cannot say that they do not work if they did not no one would be buying them. My choice is probably due to the way I was taught to sleep when I was...
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    I would reserve Space blankets for emergencies...

    I would reserve Space blankets for emergencies only. They do work well but I believe you have to be in pretty close proximity to them for the to work with body heat. I have used them on the backside...
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    Mine also has the d-rings. More like triangle...

    Mine also has the d-rings. More like triangle rings and pockets for storing the cordage in when not in use. I agree the PU is a little heavier but I'm not counting grams and it has held up to some...
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    I just upgraded my system to that exact system...

    I just upgraded my system to that exact system WBBB XLC and 0 degree incubator. Most comfortable setup I have ever had. I have never used the peapod though. My original concern about the wet...
  26. I had a thought of making a hammock with the down...

    I had a thought of making a hammock with the down channels sewn into the hammock but instead of filled with down directly you would have prefilled tubes of down that could be inserted into the...
  27. Thread: Down suit?

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    Hmm I could see how someone could mistake him for...

    Hmm I could see how someone could mistake him for say a bigfoot or a moose all dressed up like that.lol
  28. Thread: Down suit?

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    That thing would be great for keeping warm on a...

    That thing would be great for keeping warm on a mountain top or maybe say outer space. lol but for a hammock it would be completely useless . Plus I would be afraid I would never be able to stand up...
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    Nice! I got one in the Argon Brown to match my...

    Nice! I got one in the Argon Brown to match my hennessy but then I got the multi cam WBBXLC and this would be a perfect match. Grats on the new UQ believe me it is well worth the money.
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    My philosophy is better to be over prepared than...

    My philosophy is better to be over prepared than unprepared. I would go with the lowest rating you could get just incase. I would also recommend synthetic given the amount of ran that area can get....
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    like someone said above may need to tighten the...

    like someone said above may need to tighten the main suspension line to snug it up a bit, however be carful not to over tighten the ends if you over cinch them they cannot stretch to match the...
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    [QUOTE=SkyDog;1119515] What part of NOVA you...

    What part of NOVA you live by. I am in sterling ( smack in between ashburn and Tysons corner) I would defintly be keen on this as my car has HG issues : /

    Thanks
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    If I am able to make this and your descision is...

    If I am able to make this and your descision is based on proper cold weather protection let me know I have a zero degree AHE Potomac UQ I could bring to let you use. I have taken it to 5 below and...
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    Sounds like fun. I would be interested although...

    Sounds like fun. I would be interested although my availability wouldn't be until one of the last 2 weekends in NOV.

    Ill keep an Eye on this and see how it develops. It would be nice to get out...
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    Interested PM sent

    Interested PM sent
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    The only place I have close by that I can hang at...

    The only place I have close by that I can hang at does not allow overnight camping. But I have been "camping" in these woods since I was 10. Lately though they have put a lot of bike trails and...
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    It may be an afterthought at this point but I...

    It may be an afterthought at this point but I just read somewhere on here that Brandon has a limited run on pink WBBB's I don't know your wifes preferences but if she likes purple what better gift...
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    I keep a chuck Norris app on my phone at all...

    I keep a chuck Norris app on my phone at all times so if I ever see a bear I just whip out the iphone and have me some bear steak......
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    I hope you have a good job.....you just made an...

    I hope you have a good job.....you just made an addict out of your daughter and guess who will be paying for all of her gear as she outgrows .....you lol
    :laugh:
    That is really creative Nice job
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    I have gone from a HH scout to the expedition to...

    I have gone from a HH scout to the expedition to the explorer deluxe to the safari, Just ordered a XLC . I keep telling myself that I will sell my other hammock to pay for my new hammock yet for some...
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    kk ill take the jacket PM inbound

    kk ill take the jacket PM inbound
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    What size is the gortex jacket? Thanks

    What size is the gortex jacket?

    Thanks
  43. Thread: Xmas Raffle!

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    Im in! Merry Christmas.

    Im in! Merry Christmas.
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    I'm in. Very kind of you. Have a merry Christmas...

    I'm in. Very kind of you. Have a merry Christmas and a safe New Years.
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    Im trying to calculate how many roast chinese...

    Im trying to calculate how many roast chinese duck I would needto eat to gather the amount of down you have in that beast. By my calculations I would need to make a whole other TQ by the time I...
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    I'm interested PM sent.

    I'm interested PM sent.
  47. I wonder if I took my 3L platipus and filled it...

    I wonder if I took my 3L platipus and filled it with hot water and ran a digital thermometer ( i have one I used with my fish tank that has a long cord on it that runs to a digital display, that...
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    Sticky: I know this is an older thread but figure I would...

    I know this is an older thread but figure I would comment on this question with my experience. I made one very similar to this with the baqffles that run around the hammock vs in line with the...
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    question for you, did you sew the baffles first...

    question for you, did you sew the baffles first the do the darts or the darts first then the baffles? I have not yet done a baffled UQ sew I do not know which should be done first. I assume you...
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    Looks great! Looking forward to some test...

    Looks great! Looking forward to some test results : )
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