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    Just one TQ for me

    I really only use 1 TQ - an HR long - I am 6' and a cool sleeper. It is the UQ that makes the biggest difference for me. For UQs, In the heat I will use a neatsheet, in the shoulder seasons I will...
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    SOLD - JRB stealth

    Thanks deegore
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    price drop

    I'll take another $10 off and see if that generates some activity. That's $165 USD, includes shipping to Canada and Continental US.

    PM me if interested.
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    Now $175 shipping included ...

    $175 USD, includes shipping to Canada and Continental USA.

    Hope that is a little more user friendly.

    PM me if interested.
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    SOLD: JRB Stealth

    I am selling a JRB Stealth quilt regular, all black, with stuff sack and storage sack. Quilt is in like-new condition and used only for 3-4 local one nighters.

    Price is $170 for the quilt - I...
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    WCT by Hammock

    Did the trail a month ago - finally getting around to reporting back. This is not a trip report by any means, but few tips on hammocking this trail for those interested.

    My set up was a SWT, DIY...
  7. Stealth really only for summer for me.

    I have the MWUQ, HRL and Stealth - If I had a do-over - would have bought the no sniveler instead of the stealth. I tend to sleep on the cool side and i find that the stealth is not useful during...
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    credit/ID type cards

    I have used this "dogbone" idea, made out of credit/ID type cards for earbud cables. One issue was making sure the edges are not sharp at all as this will wear on the lines. Ultimately ditched the...
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    From JRB UQ installation instructions: 5. If...

    From JRB UQ installation instructions:

    5. If using a Hennessy hammock, pass the asymmetric corner tie-outs of the hammock through the loops on the side of the quilt. If you stake the corner...
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    colder temps

    IMHO it is more difficult to stay warm in cold/drafty conditions. with the equivalent amount of down, a CCF and a bivy or tent, it is much easier to flat out stay warm is subzero temps.

    That is...
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    feedback ...

    hey all thanks for chiming in. I have watched a wack of youtube vids and web research on the WCT so thanks again for that tip. Overall, my sense is that hammocking should be pretty viable. Since I...
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    I have been out for 4 nights now in the BB,...

    I have been out for 4 nights now in the BB, always using JRB UQs (MW4) and I have found that they don't work together all that well - at least compared to a plain old gathered hammock. the issue is...
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    thanks

    hey tinker thanks for the video link - will check that out after work.

    thanks for the additional weather tips.

    I see there is a beach route and a forest route - most seem to favour the beach...
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    West Coast Trail in BC

    Does anyone have experience or good knowledge of the hammocking prospects along the West Coast Trail in BC, Canada?

    I am heading out the last week in May. Beach camping appears to be the norm but...
  15. Thread: Ontario Hang

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    Aug 27-29 works well for me. thanks for all...

    Aug 27-29 works well for me.

    thanks for all the leg-work already put into this.
  16. so you have found that the ccf and down work...

    so you have found that the ccf and down work together well? I was wondering if the ccf barrier would stop my body from warming the inner shell and there might not be a warmth benefit.

    What about...
  17. extending range of UQ with ccf and/or neatsheet

    The other night I was out in a WBBB 1.1 DL, MWUQ, HR and Stealth on top of me. I left my tarp in the skins because it was a clear night and the sky was awesome and it was not very cold (20F) and...
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    downhill

    if uphill to watch, then that watching will attract attention as people can feel when being watched. also if uphill the less camo UQs, TQs, packs will attract more attention, even moving around...
  19. Thread: Ontario Hang

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    I am interested and will stay tuned. kilarney...

    I am interested and will stay tuned. kilarney and algonquin are both pretty busy these days. I have only car camped at bon echo and didn't know of backcountry there, so would be interested in...
  20. Not cheap in ottawa?

    I am in Canada - I have tried home depot type stores here and these are $4 a piece. The plumbing supplies stores sell o-rings in kits with hundreds of rings or varying sizes.

    any canadians find...
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    I as well love being out on my own and do so 3/4s...

    I as well love being out on my own and do so 3/4s of the time - the solitude, the self-reliance, so calm. Doing my own problem solving. I should probably chose my words carefully here, but I think...
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    vote for reg

    I'm almost 6' and the reg is all that you will need for a hammock. if you foresee going to ground often enough the long is better for the extra tucking and cinching at the neck. You will enjoy it, I...
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    thanks for the responses. Should have stated...

    thanks for the responses.

    Should have stated that I will be using the SWT tarp.

    The following is based on data collected from 1971 to 2000 at the north end of the 100km trail: 27F is the...
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    which quilts to bring?

    I have 3 quilts, all JRB, stealth, HR in long, and MWUQ4. I am walking the West Coast Trail in BC at the end of may. There is a legitimate chance the lows will hit 32F (low 40s are the norm) and I...
  25. quetico

    I live in the ottawa/gatineau area in West Quebec - I have been to Quetico once about 10 years ago and am going back with my family in early August.

    My $.2 - make a neatsheet underquilt - easy...
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    are you saying you have only had 5 min to try it...

    are you saying you have only had 5 min to try it out then ;)
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    JRB quilts under BB?

    A recent poster struggled a little bit with the footbox on BB remaining covered with a JRB UQ. another poster pionted to some mods as a workaround. I have my sights on a BB, but do not want to get...
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    I carry 6 sections of zrest for sitting,...

    I carry 6 sections of zrest for sitting, standing, extra insulation, going to ground (which I have not done since getting into hanging), pack support, etc..
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    me too ...

    Ottawa as well, actually about 30 minutes up the gatineau in QC.

    I am up for an "even more northern hang"
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    do view

    I like to be able to look around, feel the breeze and the open air as much as possible, (those tarpless nights are the best!!) so I use a simple diamond tarp in warm temps and have a SWT for the...
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    I did the pemi loop in NH whites this past...

    I did the pemi loop in NH whites this past weekend - I was using speer winter tarp, MWUQ and HR over, merino leggings, socks, shirt, well insulated jacket with toque and hood, made camp in around...
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    going with 4

    thanks for the input - I am going with 4 stakes after Cannibal's lead and trying things out on the last weekend. I did find it easy to close the doors by crossing the end tie-outs to the peg on the...
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    speer winter tarp and number of stakes

    I am heading to the pemi loop in the whites next weekend and am debating which tarp to takes - diamond or swt. I expect lows of 35F so would like the extra coverage. If not for the warmth, I like...
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    the loft

    i am a bottom line guy and like real estate is about location, insulation is about loft, loft and more loft.

    I went with the MWUQ and have loved it - I don't use a pad because i love the feel of...
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    no complaints

    so then no real complaints ... the pad does add some warmth and does not really cut into the comfy factor. i'll give it a go.

    any strongish feelings about the pros/cons of ccf vs self inflating?...
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    how much warmth will a pad add to a quilt?

    hey all - i am just getting used to the mt washington UQ. I am loving the way this thing wraps around me and warms things up, just feels great (i'll stop there). Frankly, I don't want to add a pad...
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    Sticky: about the baffles

    thanks mike you made this look doable!

    Can you provide some pros and cons re sew thru baffles?

    They look easier to me. Rough plan is to use sew through baffles, about 7" and stuff them pretty...
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    Thanks for all the input - SLS looks very...

    Thanks for all the input - SLS looks very interesting, though, after 4 nights, I am not yet at the ridgeline stage - for the future.

    I am planning to run the rope, single, through the sleeve and...
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    how to use cord with a Claytor

    I would like to change my suspension system on my JH such that about 12" of cord from hammock to D-rings, ie Jeff's system. I am concerned that running the cord through the sleeve will cut into the...
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    i'd stick to the english blends, latakia has the...

    i'd stick to the english blends, latakia has the added bonus of keeping the bugs away. Avoid blueberry blends ;-)
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    hey, all, first post here - be gentle!! I...

    hey, all, first post here - be gentle!!

    I don't even have a camping hammock yet, claytor JH is on the way. but I do love the pipe. Like you PM (by the way I am a PK) I enjoy a bowl of good...
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