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  1. Thread: Help?

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    If I was ever looking to make a quilt, I'd still...

    If I was ever looking to make a quilt, I'd still buy one first. Study it, follow the sew lines and taper, try to figure out how they perfected their product... As for temp, I think you can't go wrong...
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    I just spent a night out in dense fog and very...

    I just spent a night out in dense fog and very cool temps, can confirm this was quite the suprise to wake up to. Interior of hammock and bugnet stayed fairly dry, but everything outside was always...
  3. I think your best option is to make your presence...

    I think your best option is to make your presence well known in the area. Take in the preaching of the Flextrek 9000... Intimidate your surroundings! lol. In all seriousness, I would just be...
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    I think there's a few ways to avoid the scent,...

    I think there's a few ways to avoid the scent, the first would be preventive; avoid areas where you've got cow turds under you, haahahaha. Another bit to that, if it's just unavoidable and that's...
  5. I did the exact same thing with the MountainFly!...

    I did the exact same thing with the MountainFly! I have a SF myself and wanted something a little smaller and easier to pack. They're both extremely solid and I feel much better having my girlfriend...
  6. I went with a 15D outer, 15D inner, and 20D...

    I went with a 15D outer, 15D inner, and 20D baffles on my Diamondback, and compared to whatever the Multicam is that's offered by Hammockgear (I think it's 20D or 25D?) that is on my UQ, the...
  7. This year will be my first time going backpacking...

    This year will be my first time going backpacking in winter, snowshoes and all, and I'm really looking forward to it. I'll probably start closer to the trails, but would like to eventually work my...
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    That's awesome, great to hear! I ended up...

    That's awesome, great to hear! I ended up skipping out on my initial plans of doing a 25mi backpacking trip and instead cleaned up the apartment vigorously, finishing my weekend with a nice whiskey &...
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    Sticky: The Mountain Range I pretty much grew up on. Long...

    The Mountain Range I pretty much grew up on. Long time ago there was camping, hunting, hiking opportunities all over the place up there, but as the mine expanded, so did the red tape. Now it's almost...
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    I've always avoided it, and this coming Labor Day...

    I've always avoided it, and this coming Labor Day Weekend was the first one I have ever planned to get out... This whole thread is making me really contemplate wether that was a good idea or not...
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    Welcome! I was in an off-brand parachute style...

    Welcome! I was in an off-brand parachute style hammock I picked up from my local Army/Navy store for years before I found out about 11ft hammocks, bug nets, heck, I didn't even sleep with a tarp for...
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    That green looks pretty dang slick, I was so used...

    That green looks pretty dang slick, I was so used to seeing only the blue! I do hope Dutch brings back the daisy chains in blue (or any other colors) as that's a good option to give my newbie friends...
  13. You might be stringing up too tight, or not...

    You might be stringing up too tight, or not sealing the underquilt quite enough... I slept through a pretty hefty breeze really early in the spring this year and had that wind cutting right into my...
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    That's slick thinking, I think I'll try getting...

    That's slick thinking, I think I'll try getting that needle and doing the same. I don't have a sewing machine yet, so even what could be simple jobs for most may take me a while (total sewing noob)....
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    I went with Zippered - and likely will for all...

    I went with Zippered - and likely will for all quilts above the 20 - because I'm always burning up if I don't have easy access to slip a foot out of the blanket / quilt at night, and I really liked...
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    Thanks to ol Shug, I most certainly have a...

    Thanks to ol Shug, I most certainly have a greater appreciation for boiling, getting up early (EARLY!), and I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who thinks a good coffee and brrrekfaaast from the...
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    Sounds solid, my next quilt will likely be a...

    Sounds solid, my next quilt will likely be a summer-focused 40F or 30F with some overstuff, and that will be a zip / drawcord. Planning anything below I think I'll follow the advice posted above. I...
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    OK, the diamondback actually has a very small ~3"...

    OK, the diamondback actually has a very small ~3" x 3" down "pillow" that's attached the the bottom end with that in mind I believe. I thought that may have been standard with all zippered systems...
  19. Yeah, 15' is really long hahaha. I think the 12's...

    Yeah, 15' is really long hahaha. I think the 12's are the perfect size and can handle pretty much anything you throw at them, the 15's are just overkill.
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    Sewn vs. Zippered footbox

    Hey hey hammock fam,

    With the warm Summer air quickly fading from Autumn's crisp kiss, Winter and low temps aren't far from the horizon. I was able to get in on the Diamondback sale earlier this...
  21. I'd definitely agree with this. I have a set of...

    I'd definitely agree with this. I have a set of 8' straps and I almost always end up scorning myself asking "Why did you just bring the 12'ers?!" The weight savings isn't worth having to take the...
  22. Yeah man, you're gonna love the Beetle Buckles,...

    Yeah man, you're gonna love the Beetle Buckles, seriously one of the coolest, easiest ways to get a suspension up... Oh, and the Dutch Clips are an awesome addition, it makes it just that much nicer,...
  23. Oh, I didn't read your entire post first so on...

    Oh, I didn't read your entire post first so on the bit of suspensions... Dutch offers a ridiculous amount of cool suspension options. I have a lot of experience with the Beetle Buckles, picked those...
  24. I got an asym bugnet w/ integrated side car, and...

    I got an asym bugnet w/ integrated side car, and I'm wishing I would have got a symmetrical bug net now... I often find myself switching lay positions in the middle of the night, and because of that...
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    I thought the same thing for a really long time,...

    I thought the same thing for a really long time, when I was still in the midst of switching to hammocks / still doing ground camping I even invested in a 0F Kelty bag... It was the first time I was...
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    Hey, that's pretty slick! Thanks Shug ol boy....

    Hey, that's pretty slick! Thanks Shug ol boy. I'll see what I can do... I've got no experience in sewing as of yet, but I've definitely got to start, and this seems easy enough to put together.
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    I'm having a bit of a hard time imagining it but...

    I'm having a bit of a hard time imagining it but I think I get what you're on to... Did you sew them in/on to the snakeskins yourself or just braided elastic passing through something line a 1"...
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    Yep I've been thinking about that for a long time...

    Yep I've been thinking about that for a long time and will probably make the swap here soon... Fortunately I still have other tarps I could put my 2 piece sets on!
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    Went on a trip this past weekend with days temps...

    Went on a trip this past weekend with days temps around 60F-70F and night temps down to 44F... Waking up to that cool air and a swift breeze, I picked up just a hint of that oh-so lovely smell of...
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    Tips on keeping tarp inside snakeskins?

    Hey everyone, do you guys have any tips on how to keep a tarp in snakeskins? I've got sets from WB and HG, in nylon and mesh... I love having them and would never go back to not using them, but it...
  31. I have hookworms and tarpworms for all my tieouts...

    I have hookworms and tarpworms for all my tieouts now, I love those things, but if I am in a situation where I don't have those with me and need to tie out to a stake, I'll just pull my guyline taut...
  32. Thank you guys! I'll definitely check that site...

    Thank you guys! I'll definitely check that site out Shug, and heading up Pinchin is exactly what I'm lookin to do, the views I've seen are simply spectacular. I hadn't even considered the hurricane...
  33. Recommended trail sections in Linville Gorge?

    Hey everyone,

    I'm from out west in Utah but really wanting to plan a trip down to the Linville Gorge for a week or so and see as much as I can while I'm there. Are there any particular routes you...
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    Wow, this looks awesome. Can't wait to see what...

    Wow, this looks awesome. Can't wait to see what people come up with using this material.
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    I would highly recommend the Hookworms. I've...

    I would highly recommend the Hookworms. I've owned both like many in this thread, and I too started with the Tarpworms. I still use the tarpworms for my minimalist asym tarps, but for anything like a...
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    I can't say anything about a truck per se, but I...

    I can't say anything about a truck per se, but I do have experience hanging off my Murano. Setup was pretty simple, had an 8' dutch beetle buckle on the side tied out to the tree, and a spare daisy...
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    I had been on the fence on getting a TQ for a...

    I had been on the fence on getting a TQ for a long time, comparing manufacturers and just waiting until the right time, mostly because I couldn't afford one. When I saw the sale I was sold, 25% is...
  38. Thread: Summer Camping

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    I go above 10k feet :shades: it's never too hot...

    I go above 10k feet :shades: it's never too hot up there at night.
  39. Thread: Dutch Biners

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    Heyooo! Just got the email notification, and...

    Heyooo! Just got the email notification, and finished putting in an order on my pair just a few minutes ago... They're back in!
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    I can confirm that they bite through a single...

    I can confirm that they bite through a single layer 1.6 hex... But fortunately mine was a single bite on the neck. Looks like you had a "fun" time. That's what makes the memories, right? Lol.
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    Thanks for all the replies everyone, definitely...

    Thanks for all the replies everyone, definitely got some great insight to both sides.

    I'm personally more partial to leaving the CRL attached for now, but all the hip-pocket stuff sounds pretty...
  42. Thread: Leg cramps

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    I just had this happen to me over the weekend,...

    I just had this happen to me over the weekend, one of the WORST charlie horses I've ever had in my life, my calf muscle on the left leg was sore the rest of the day, it was tough to walk for a bit.
    ...
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    hahahaha fair enough, I just found it - after...

    hahahaha fair enough, I just found it - after watching the follow-up report you shared on Facebook. Much better!
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    Awesome podcast guys, loved hearing from Derek....

    Awesome podcast guys, loved hearing from Derek. Any way I could get a link to the infamous interview? lol.
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    Continuous ridgelines - storage / snakeskins

    Hey everyone,

    I'm just wondering how you prefer to store your tarp continuous ridgelines when they are not in use or when the tarp is in it's snakeskin. Do you keep the ridgeline attached to the...
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    Hey, I've got both! In my opinion,...

    Hey, I've got both!

    In my opinion, functionally, there isn't much difference between the two if you're never switching out / removing your top cover / net, and yes; the Half-zipped has the same...
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    I usually have mine on the ground or on top of my...

    I usually have mine on the ground or on top of my pack (which is on the ground), but if I'm in Rattler country I will hang them on either my ridgeline or the head end of the hammock, near where the...
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    Hahaha, you know, I was going to say that I...

    Hahaha, you know, I was going to say that I rarely go without a local brew - my favorite here is Uinta Brewery, particularly their Simicone & Cutthroat. Really hard to beat one of those coming out of...
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    I love the Luci lights, pictured here is the...

    I love the Luci lights, pictured here is the Candle model but I also use the Lux. The Lux gives off a much brighter, more clean soft white, has more modes and has a battery level indicator. The...
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    For me, a Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA hits the...

    For me, a Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA hits the spot every time, or their seasonal Atomic Pumpkin is awesome in the late summer / early fall. Another honorable mention (and camping essential for my...
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