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    I would recommend having a structured ridge-line...

    I would recommend having a structured ridge-line as it helps keep the sag consistent and takes pressure off the hammock if not hung quite correctly.
    I also hightly recommend a CRL Continious Ridge...
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    Welcome to the forums Thomas.

    Welcome to the forums Thomas.
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    Goog point. I always use my bug net and it must...

    Goog point. I always use my bug net and it must hold a lot of moisture as the last time I had a heavy frost when I woke up to unzip it was like snow coming off the bug net. It must help hold some...
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    Yea, I tried one of these "non down" Apex quilts...

    Yea, I tried one of these "non down" Apex quilts and I'll take damp down any day over this. It's not warm enough for me, weighs a ton, and I'd need a 105 liter bag to take this on backpacking trips.
  5. I agree with SilvrSurfr my quilt sets are a 0, a...

    I agree with SilvrSurfr my quilt sets are a 0, a 20, and a 50 set. The twenties get used 90% of the time. I also primarily use a Ridgerunner and the beauty of this hammock is the underquilt...
  6. Thread: Howdy

    by TrailSlug
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    Welcome to the forums. Looks like you have a...

    Welcome to the forums. Looks like you have a great setup so get out there and share your stories and experiences.
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    It the south if you sleep out at night your quilt...

    It the south if you sleep out at night your quilt gets damp to wet period. It's all about the relative humidity and ours is always on the high side. Wetness happens and we just deal with it. I'm...
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    I've yet to experience a single cool night let...

    I've yet to experience a single cool night let alone cold night in my LocoLibre quilts. George simply does good work. The wait hurts but order in the off season and the wait isn't nearly as painful...
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    No, I wasn't suggesting you didn't do a search I...

    No, I wasn't suggesting you didn't do a search I was just providing several links worth or reading material to help with the subject. If you do add a ridge line be sure to show us pictures as I miss...
  10. A good rule of thumb is always go for a quilt...

    A good rule of thumb is always go for a quilt rated 10 colder than the temps you will be expecting to have some built in warmth margin. You could always open that quilt up and add a bit more down...
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    Google the text below and you will find dozens of...

    Google the text below and you will find dozens of threads where users have discussed this with a few good ideas on how to accomplish this.
    ridgeline on ridgerunner site:hammockforums.net
  12. It's most likely something like this....

    It's most likely something like this....
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    Spiguyver just did a review of this hammock and...

    Spiguyver just did a review of this hammock and gave it high marks for such an inexpensive hammock.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCqzPpZIrTE&feature=youtu.be
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    I agree. For the money and the reviews you'd be...

    I agree. For the money and the reviews you'd be hard pressed to build one of these for less. Plus it's on sale for
    48.96 on 12/5/19
  15. That's a cool way to hang :)

    That's a cool way to hang :)
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    These Hang Time Hooks for $12 are a must have for...

    These Hang Time Hooks for $12 are a must have for any hammocker.
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    Nice gift Uncle Shug :)

    Nice gift Uncle Shug :)
  18. Dutch the link shows as dead currently. I'm so...

    Dutch the link shows as dead currently. I'm so glad you finally have these available as I have one of these and love them.
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    That would be my recommendation as well. The two...

    That would be my recommendation as well. The two underquilts I would recommend would be the Warbonnet offerings but also check out LocoLibre quilts as well.
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    NICE OFFER!

    NICE OFFER!
  21. You should check out the HG Wanderlust kit as...

    You should check out the HG Wanderlust kit as it's a great way to get started with a complete kit.
    https://hammockgear.com/the-wanderlust-complete-kit-for-hammock-camping/

    Oh, and welcome to the...
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    Where did you hear this rumor?

    Where did you hear this rumor?
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    Welcome to the forums. Let us know if you have...

    Welcome to the forums. Let us know if you have any questions and good luck in your DIY endeavors.
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    It works fine on hammocks.

    It works fine on hammocks.
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    While the RR is a flat laying hammock it's...

    While the RR is a flat laying hammock it's definitely no where near as flas a lay as a bed :)
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    Welcome to hammock forums. I love that Savage...

    Welcome to hammock forums. I love that Savage Gulf area but it can be a butt kicker for an out of shape guy like me but I keep going back for more :)
  27. I only ever plan to take my quits to 10 degrees...

    I only ever plan to take my quits to 10 degrees above their ratings for a comfort range. It really depends on how warm a sleeper you are and the wind. The wind can make the best quilt feel...
  28. You should check out LocoLibre sub zero top...

    You should check out LocoLibre sub zero top quilts if you want the warmth.
    https://www.locolibregear.com/gear.html#!/Sub-Zero-Topquilts/c/22041212/offset=0&sort=normal
  29. Thread: Cold Front

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    Yes, it was a rude awakening from the record...

    Yes, it was a rude awakening from the record settings highs in the upper 90's just 18 days ago :)
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    I would highly recommend the LocoLibre...

    I would highly recommend the LocoLibre Ridgerunner quilt. It's warm, fits perfect and looks cool to boot.

    As far as hydrophobic goes - get it if you can but wet down isn't very usable so if you...
  31. Thread: Cold Front

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    It's a rare event when it' colder in Alabama than...

    It's a rare event when it' colder in Alabama than it is in Northern Minnesota but today was one of these times :) I didn't sleep out as my desire wanes when it gets this cold and there's wind. My...
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    When u want to camp.. but have to work... you...

    When u want to camp.. but have to work... you call in sick :)
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    Check out this GPS trail to the falls. They are...

    Check out this GPS trail to the falls. They are worth the boring walk down 201 :)
    https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/the-never-ending-hike
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    What do you have now and we can easily recommend...

    What do you have now and we can easily recommend good ways to spend your money :)
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    You may be over dressing and causing sweat and in...

    You may be over dressing and causing sweat and in turn becoming cold. I'm a very very cold sleeper and my Loco Libre 20 quilt set with a short sleeve shirt and sweat pants will take me down into...
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    You should be able to reattach the grommets or...

    You should be able to reattach the grommets or replace them with larger ones but a properly rated top and bottom quilt should take care of the need for the cover in the first place.
  37. Yep, if the insulation can't breath then there's...

    Yep, if the insulation can't breath then there's no place for the ever present condensation to go.
  38. Any non breathable insulation layers spells...

    Any non breathable insulation layers spells trouble when camping in cold damp weather. Do yourself a favor and get a down top and bottom quilt and you'll eliminate all but the worst of hanging...
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    Are you car camping or backpacking? If car...

    Are you car camping or backpacking? If car camping you can take anything you need, ie covers from your bed, electric blanket if the site has power, heaters, etc.
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    Shouldn't hurt as long as they aren't metal.

    Shouldn't hurt as long as they aren't metal.
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    Time for some real insulation. A good top quilt...

    Time for some real insulation. A good top quilt and full length winter rated under quilt will last you a lifetime.
  42. Goose can be made to taste very good provided you...

    Goose can be made to taste very good provided you marinate it properly :) A full tummy makes it easier to sleep as well.
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    Welcome to the forums Josh. You can comment on...

    Welcome to the forums Josh. You can comment on whatever you like. If someone doesn't like it that's their issue ;) I'm a Ridgerunner fanboy so you'll not get any negativity from me on this choice...
  44. Thread: RR Convert

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    I don't use trekking poles as spreader bars and...

    I don't use trekking poles as spreader bars and the extra weight doesn't both me but I'm not longer a long range hiker either. Six to 8 miles a day and I'm happy in my RR :)
  45. Thread: RR Convert

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    Preach on brother. I revert to a gathered end...

    Preach on brother. I revert to a gathered end from time to time to save a bit of weight and have regretted it each and every time.
  46. Thread: RR Convert

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    You've got to check out Georges RidgeRunner under...

    You've got to check out Georges RidgeRunner under quilts they are great and I love the look of the baffles.

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  47. Keep this "stuff" out your way. We've yet to...

    Keep this "stuff" out your way. We've yet to have a frost but it looks like that's coming this weekend. Some excellent hiking weather is heading our way this weekend. Highs in the 50's, lows in...
  48. The leaves look great and that hiking along the...

    The leaves look great and that hiking along the creek was some classic trail. Thanks for sharing and taking us along.
  49. Put up a link and you should be able to gauge...

    Put up a link and you should be able to gauge interest by the respondents. I personally do not drink and hang very often so if I were in the area I'd come.
  50. Here's the existing thread. ...

    Here's the existing thread.
    https://hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/156145-Water-with-down-DownTEK-and-UP-insulation
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