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    I have been thru that decision process myself -...

    I have been thru that decision process myself - maybe flip a coin - "only you can make the call" :>) Base it on what you will use it mostly for. If I was not concerned about weight/size I'd go full...
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    I'm 5'9", camp with temps down to 20F with the...

    I'm 5'9", camp with temps down to 20F with the Jarbridge and a 15F sleeping bag, but I don't use a pad. When in the 20's I put my jacket over the end of my sleeping bag (like Shug puts his over the...
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    Closest I'll get is Lake Moomah in April. I just...

    Closest I'll get is Lake Moomah in April. I just make a simple sock - I use one made out of tyvek and one from a car cover material - they work great in our climate. If you have access to an old car...
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    I'm in NW, Va if you are close by I have a couple...

    I'm in NW, Va if you are close by I have a couple you can try if you want.
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    Great job - master piece. It's going to be a very...

    Great job - master piece. It's going to be a very warm TQ, it made me sweat to look at the picture. You ARE in Alabama right - but that TQ screams Alaska :>)
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    I think an air gap = cold butt syndrome. The...

    I think an air gap = cold butt syndrome. The reason I went with a biner in the center is that the UQ side cinches posed a question to me - since they are not secure to the UQ anywhere, you can do the...
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    I'm 5'9" and find the Jarbridge 3 season UQ...

    I'm 5'9" and find the Jarbridge 3 season UQ ideal. It is 3/4 length (58" long) and $100, but Paul does have sales when the mood strikes him.
    It uses Climashield APEX synthetic insulation - 20 oz and...
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    Like everyone, I've tried various methods to hang...

    Like everyone, I've tried various methods to hang the SP Under Blanket and thought I'd share the info. What I like best so far is to hang it from each end of the hammock with a biner just like...
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    Kind of along this line, I've used this 'swag and...

    Kind of along this line, I've used this 'swag and dilly' method trout fishing.
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/81422-Swag-amp-Dilly-Another-Way-to-Carry-Gear?highlight=swag+dilly ...
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    In addition to the Amsteel RL I carry 2 Amsteel...

    In addition to the Amsteel RL I carry 2 Amsteel continuous loops and an extra tree hugger - these last two are more as compensation for larger tree size rather than just extras.
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    Ontario = winter so don't rush your purchases....

    Ontario = winter so don't rush your purchases. Figure out when/where you are actually going to use the equipment with the choosing of top and bottom insulation VERY carefully considered.
    My dog...
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    Plus, Shenandoah National Park has good ranger...

    Plus, Shenandoah National Park has good ranger support if you do have an issue and need help. Cell service is spotty (maybe 65% available), but the Skyland Drive road is usually close by. I'd plan to...
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    OK, thanks - my Dutch Argon 11ft gathered end...

    OK, thanks - my Dutch Argon 11ft gathered end hammock is rigged with structural channels while my 11 1/2 foot DIY is not. That might be why I can't notice a difference between the two lengths.
  14. Thread: DIY UQ

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    Paul has a lot of good info about APEX UQs on his...

    Paul has a lot of good info about APEX UQs on his site - http://www.arrowhead-equipment.com/store/c3/KAQ_Synthetic_Quilts.html.
    If you want to start simple, his Jarbridge 3/4 UQ would be an easy...
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    Welcome from Northern Va.

    Welcome from Northern Va.
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    Did your chiropractor provide any insight? Seems...

    Did your chiropractor provide any insight? Seems he/she would be a good source of info. Can you email him/her and ask?
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    Could you provide more info on what the...

    Could you provide more info on what the 'structural channel end hammock' is please.
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    I have an 11 1/2 foot gathered end nylon hammock...

    I have an 11 1/2 foot gathered end nylon hammock and an 11 foot Dutch Argon hammock. I'm only 5'9" but I can't really feel any differences due to the extra 6" in length (both hammocks are 60" wide)....
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    Thank-you. Good timing on this, mine is on the...

    Thank-you. Good timing on this, mine is on the delivery truck and I'll try this tonight.

    P.S. I got one (because of this post) to experiment with, use for car camping, and loan to grandkids who...
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    Welcome from Va., but I camp in the Warren Pa...

    Welcome from Va., but I camp in the Warren Pa area during the summer (small world Bean).

    Can't answer your hammock questions, but can recommend the Allegheny river for an overnighter. Kinzua Dam...
  21. That pillow (calf ridge aid) can probably be...

    That pillow (calf ridge aid) can probably be eliminated by a little tweaking. Couple ideas: I don't see a hammock ridgeline in your photos so try adding an adjustable one starting with 83% length or...
  22. Great idea Benji - thanks for sharing it. I use a...

    Great idea Benji - thanks for sharing it. I use a few stitches (via needle/thread) - never thought of the 'o' ring idea.
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    As long as you are out, check out the Top rail at...

    As long as you are out, check out the Top rail at Home Depot (about $12) - prior to checking out, I took it to their pipe dept to have it cut in half (5'3") for free.
  24. Thanks for sharing. I've never been able to...

    Thanks for sharing. I've never been able to figured out a way to use mylar/space blanket technology to supplement insulation successfully, but I only have the SOL blankets and not the breathable SOL...
  25. At 2.65 Lbs, I can see some enterprising person...

    At 2.65 Lbs, I can see some enterprising person making a tarp/Lamzac Hangout/bugnet camp system that would compete with the comfort of a hammock yet be treeless. Add a Tyvek ground cloth to protect...
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    You folks are killing me with these good reviews...

    You folks are killing me with these good reviews :>) My order was just placed with Vt Barre Army/Navy Store. Got a 10% discount and free shipping - a pair of gaiters and the UQ for $52.
    I'm a long...
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    Thanks for taking the time/effort in sharing your...

    Thanks for taking the time/effort in sharing your vast experience - I always learn something new. Looks like that fleece face mask you showed will be my next DIY project - it should solve my cold...
  28. I do all kinds of camping so this will save...

    I do all kinds of camping so this will save $/motivate me to take the wife and grandkids out more often in the motorhome - of course I'll still be sleeping out in my hammock. Thanks again for passing...
  29. Got an answer on remote locations - this loyalty...

    Got an answer on remote locations - this loyalty program is applicable when you use/make reservations. There is a list of the applicable locations under 'Find a Park'....
  30. Great info. - thank-you. I camp a lot at Va state...

    Great info. - thank-you. I camp a lot at Va state parks and will be signing up. I wonder if/how this will work at the more remote camping places where you put your $$ in a drop box.
  31. Thank-you for the test/evaluation/pics.

    Thank-you for the test/evaluation/pics.
  32. Good to know. Any impression on how the Potomac...

    Good to know. Any impression on how the Potomac would work on a straight gathered end (not a-sym)?
    Reason: I want 1 full UQ that will fit all my hammocks and the Potomac is on the top of my list -...
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    My wife just says 'It's a guy thing' and rolls...

    My wife just says 'It's a guy thing' and rolls her eyes.

    That's what a man cave is for - and nice turtle dog stand.
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    30F to 15F with high winds I have field tested -...

    30F to 15F with high winds I have field tested - below 15F your on your own because I'm staying home:>)
    Tyvek or car cover socks only add about 10F to your insulation, with the big benefit being...
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    My 2C worth - I have a UQP (6oz), a Tyvek sock (8...

    My 2C worth - I have a UQP (6oz), a Tyvek sock (8 oz), and a sock I made from a car cover (10oz). I do 1 long winter campout every year (Trout fishing) where the night temps get down to 20F and it is...
  36. Good choice - I still have, am happy with, and...

    Good choice - I still have, am happy with, and use my Christmas 2002 HH.
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    Nice write-up on your experience. Thank-you...

    Nice write-up on your experience. Thank-you Gideon for taking the time to share it.
    I'm always changing between using individual end tie outs and CRL on my tarp, BUT, since I am retired I mostly...
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    Welcome from Northern Va.

    Welcome from Northern Va.
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    Very Nice of you - please sign me up.

    Very Nice of you - please sign me up.
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    I got a lump of coal. I'm assuming it is for...

    I got a lump of coal.
    I'm assuming it is for use when I run out of alcohol for my stove, but my wife says that it may have something to do with my bad behavior this year.
  41. Thread: Hi

    by oldpappy
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    Another hi from the USA.

    Another hi from the USA.
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    Welcome from Warrenton.

    Welcome from Warrenton.
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    I think you are asking about the 'lock'. Just...

    I think you are asking about the 'lock'. Just using a burry would rely on the constriction alone to maintain the loop - the lock prevents the constriction from slipping....
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    Sticky: I prefer wide mouth stainless hot water bottles...

    I prefer wide mouth stainless hot water bottles too. Mine is/are 18 oz - I've used both single wall and double wall (further insulated in heavy socks), but the double wall thermos style (without the...
  45. Figure out how to use/make a shock cord opening...

    Figure out how to use/make a shock cord opening on the foot end. Could be a simple hand sewn shock cord loop - use thin shock cord. You would still 'plug the hole' with your TQ (where the hammock/bug...
  46. Or, go to a group hang and see some examples in...

    Or, go to a group hang and see some examples in action.
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    I stack because I am too cheap to buy dedicated...

    I stack because I am too cheap to buy dedicated cold weather quilts. However, I found that stacking TQs enabled me to better regulate my heat during the night/early morning chill.
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    I do this a lot and recommend bringing it in...

    I do this a lot and recommend bringing it in every day to dry out, then washing the hammock every other week or so.
    How I (easily) do this: my hang location Turtledog Stand has "S" hooks and my...
  49. $4 fun project - what the heck. You might try to...

    $4 fun project - what the heck. You might try to figure out how to use it as a 'bug sock' - use your ridgeline to hold it off you and figure out how to center it (slide it back to get in/out of the...
  50. Next, Save up $35 for a 2QZQ Underquilt Protector...

    Next, Save up $35 for a 2QZQ Underquilt Protector (6 oz.).
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