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    I owned both... and eventually sold my JRB...

    I owned both... and eventually sold my JRB quilts. There was nothing wrong with the quality... I just found the HG suspension easier to dial in and adjust. You can over think this - really don't...
  2. If you already have the BA sleeping bag then use...

    If you already have the BA sleeping bag then use it until you can upgrade. However, I would not recommend purchasing a new one to use in a hammock unless you also intend to use it to go to ground. ...
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    You can sometimes reduce the calf-ridge by...

    You can sometimes reduce the calf-ridge by planting your rear in the hammock and using your hands and feet to "sweep" or "push" the center ridge out to the edges of the hammock.
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    In all but the driest of seasons, there are ample...

    In all but the driest of seasons, there are ample run-offs, creeks, or streams that cross the trail and are more than sufficient for harvesting water. Not much of the trail has easy access to the...
  5. Hammocks are ideal in this area because there are...

    Hammocks are ideal in this area because there are lots of trees and mostly rocky ground. I always have easier time finding a good hang spot along the trail than my companions with tents. I avoid...
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    I hiked the entire trail in 2014... great hike...

    I hiked the entire trail in 2014... great hike and November is a great time for the BRT. All of the sections are great - my favorite is area on each side of Steel Creek. We always planned our hikes...
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    Ditto on the Hammock Gear quilts... I suggest...

    Ditto on the Hammock Gear quilts... I suggest getting your TQ/UQ to match colors. Many people end up with multiple quilts with a range of temperature ratings. The colors help quickly identify which...
  8. Nothing beats being in the hammock on a clear...

    Nothing beats being in the hammock on a clear night without a tarp to block the view... but there's not much worse than waking up with wet quilts. It's easier to predict rain when deciding whether to...
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    I use the 2-piece CF snake skins for my Winter...

    I use the 2-piece CF snake skins for my Winter Palace... fits great and very light weight. Agree with above that no wet tarp is going to dry inside any type of snake skins.
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    SOLD: Sold... paid... shipped... thanks... closed

    Sold... paid... shipped... thanks... closed
  11. Not many leaves in the Ozarks yet.

    Not many leaves in the Ozarks yet.
  12. Cuben Fiber Tarp Perfomed Fantastic in the Rain, But...

    ...man, was it loud!! I spent two nights this past weekend in Flash Flood condition downpour in the Ozark National Forest... this was my first opportunity to use the CF3 Winter Palace tarp in a...
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    +1: same equipment, same strategy, same results.

    +1: same equipment, same strategy, same results.
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    Ford or Chevy? Coke or Pepsi? Ginger or Mary...

    Ford or Chevy? Coke or Pepsi? Ginger or Mary Ann? ...not a right or wrong answer. Both fine choices.
  15. https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/106403-JRB-Sierra-Stealth-TQ
  16. I had similar experience as others described...

    I had similar experience as others described above.... never had condensation issues, but always felt like a wrestling match inside my hammock. Underinflating the pad certainly helps minimize the...
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    SOLD: Final effort to sell.... great Spring quilt for...

    Final effort to sell.... great Spring quilt for someone.
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    Nice find and DIY project. Just curious: how...

    Nice find and DIY project. Just curious: how does the synthetic weight and compressibility compare to its down counterpart?
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    How tall are you? IMO, using a 3/4 UQ as a 3 or...

    How tall are you? IMO, using a 3/4 UQ as a 3 or 4 season quilt gets "iffy" when you're much over 6'-0" tall - because the extra pad you have to bring doesn't save much on weight or bulk relative to...
  20. Enjoyed looking at your pics.... I love looking...

    Enjoyed looking at your pics.... I love looking at the AT scenery and terrain, but can't imagine spending nights on the trail in one of those shelters - especially behind a chain link fence. Seems...
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    Once you remove the suction cup, 1.5 oz.

    Once you remove the suction cup, 1.5 oz.
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    IMO, the HG quilt suspensions don't really need...

    IMO, the HG quilt suspensions don't really need triangle thingies - and subsequently, don't benefit much from their use. I do use the TT on my JRB quilts with good results.
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    http://www.acurite.com/digital-window-thermometer-...

    http://www.acurite.com/digital-window-thermometer-00315-00316-00317-00318.html

    I hang one of these on my tarp suspension at night.
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    Warmth is such a subjective thing, that it is...

    Warmth is such a subjective thing, that it is hard to get finite answers to questions like this. The backyard laboratory is such a great place to trial and error since it is easy to supplement...
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    SOLD: ...still available. Thanks for looking.

    ...still available. Thanks for looking.
  26. I'm not overly fond of mine... used it twice in...

    I'm not overly fond of mine... used it twice in about 20 degree weather. I did not have significant condensation issues, and it certainly holds some additional heat in the hammock. However, it was a...
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    Here is my $0.02: 1. They are not necessary,...

    Here is my $0.02:

    1. They are not necessary, but provide a relatively inexpensive and lightweight option for additional protection from wind and potential rain splash on your UQ. If you have a...
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    +1 on the 11' tarp. I use the 11' Superfly and...

    +1 on the 11' tarp. I use the 11' Superfly and 11' HG WP3 cuben tarps with my 11' hammocks. Always had plenty of coverage for hammock and hanging pack/clothes/etc on the hammock suspension if...
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    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/106403-JRB-Sierra-Stealth-TQ
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    SOLD: JRB Sierra Stealth TQ

    Jacks R Better Sierra Stealth Top Quilt

    http://www.jacksrbetter.com/shop/sierra-stealth/

    Long Size ◾Length: 86 inches (2.18 m)
    ◾Width: 52 inches (1.32 m)
    ◾Loft: 1.5 Inches (4 cm)
    ◾Material:...
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    SOLD: Sold...paid...shipped...thanks...closed

    Sold...paid...shipped...thanks...closed
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    SOLD: SOLD to hanggirl pending receipt of payment. ...

    SOLD to hanggirl pending receipt of payment.

    Kudos to marsyledir for graciously withdrawing from his purchase. He and I had agreed to purchase terms via PM, but all acknowledged that his I'll...
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    If you're going to develop a stable of quilts, it...

    If you're going to develop a stable of quilts, it helps to differentiate outer colors between various temperature ratings so that you can easily identify each particular quilt without having to look...
  34. Well done. How long are your continuous loops...

    Well done. How long are your continuous loops in these pics?
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    SOLD: JRB Mt Washington 3 UQ

    Jacks R Better Mt Washington 3 Under Quilt

    http://www.jacksrbetter.com/shop/mt-washington/

    Specs
    ◾Length: 77 inches (1.96 m)
    ◾Width: 42 inches (1.07 m)
    ◾Loft: 3 inches (7.6 cm)
    ◾Material:...
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    FS: Sold---Paid---Shipped---Thanks---Closed

    Sold---Paid---Shipped---Thanks---Closed
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    FS: The versatility of the Sierra Sniveller uses a...

    The versatility of the Sierra Sniveller uses a Velcro/cinch/tie footbox so that it can be used as a blanket, top quilt, or serape. You can watch the video in the JRB link above to see how the...
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    FS: SOLD: JRB Sierra Sniveller TQ

    Jacks R Better Sierra Sniveller Top Quilt

    Long Size ◾Length: 86 inches (2.18 m)
    ◾Width: 52 inches (1.32 m)
    ◾Loft: 2.5 Inches (6.4 cm)
    ◾Material: 1.1 oz., 30 denier, ripstop nylon
    ◾Insulation:...
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    HH Super shelter.... way too much trouble.

    HH Super shelter.... way too much trouble.
  40. The doors easily roll up and tie back when not...

    The doors easily roll up and tie back when not using them... but when you need 'em it's nice to have them. I suggest getting the doors.
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    IMO, the triangle twinges can help with the JRB...

    IMO, the triangle twinges can help with the JRB suspension that comes with the Mt Washington UQ...however, the HG UQ suspension does not really need the triangle twinges. YMMV
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    My HG Cuben sleeves that I just ordered with the...

    My HG Cuben sleeves that I just ordered with the Winter Palace are 2-piece.
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    FS: Paid---Shipped---Thanks----Closed.

    Paid---Shipped---Thanks----Closed.
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    FS: SOLD: ULA Catalyst Backpack

    For Sale: ULA Catalyst Backpack

    Torso: XL
    Hip Belt: L
    Shoulder Strap: J Curve
    Color: Original Green
    (includes hydration sleeve)

    Excellent condition; used about 6 times in 21 months;
  45. For my 0 degree Incubator and Burrow, I've found...

    For my 0 degree Incubator and Burrow, I've found it easier to use the HG stuff sacks - and then place them inside a trash compactor bag. My winter pack is the ULA Catalyst. Trying to just stuff the...
  46. Ozark Highlands Trail - Section 2 January 2015

    This is Section 2 of the Ozark Highlands Trail from last weekend. Between beetles, controlled burns, ice storms, and drought over the last several years, much of this forest has taken a beating and...
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    Here is an easy solution for all of you so...

    Here is an easy solution for all of you so determined to not get up in the middle of the night....

    http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah187/mcb2319/19840-70_mensm18ctsp_us_zpsf8c5c7c7.jpg

    Me? ...
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    On my newest tarp, I attached my tarp tie down...

    On my newest tarp, I attached my tarp tie down lines to the stakes... and just some Dutch Fleaz on small continuous loops attached to the tarp corners. Now there are no tie down lines to get tangled...
  49. You can shorten, or tighten, the suspension at...

    You can shorten, or tighten, the suspension at the overhand loop in the shock cord where it attaches to your hammock suspension.
  50. I've successfully used your combination of UQ and...

    I've successfully used your combination of UQ and hammock - even with the HH side pull-outs staked - using the instructions described on the JRB website.: ...
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