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  1. Spent 5 days a few miles north-northeast of IH...

    Spent 5 days a few miles north-northeast of IH last June. No sightings but there is weirdness out there.

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    Here's a pic of an attachment at the foot end ...

    Here's a pic of an attachment at the foot end

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    I knotted 6" of shock cord to each of the NX guy...

    I knotted 6" of shock cord to each of the NX guy out loops at the pole pockets, threaded a mitten hook and a spring loaded toggle onto each shock cord, then knotted the cords. The mitten hooks fasten...
  4. Impressive. If there was Ross hunting tartan...

    Impressive. If there was Ross hunting tartan option, I'd be shelling out another half-a-grand.

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    Would you be willing to post close up pictures of...

    Would you be willing to post close up pictures of how and where you attached Velcro to your quilt? I didn't want to permanently modify the down quilt feeling the quilt shell is somewhat delicate...
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    I like the completeness and spaciousness of my...

    I like the completeness and spaciousness of my Clark. Plus it is the "everything I need, nothing I don't" concept. My brother and nephew use DIY gathered end hammocks. Their hammocks appear to...
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    That first pic was my hammock with a 30 UGQ full...

    That first pic was my hammock with a 30 UGQ full length Zeppelin. The pole sleeves won't let the ends of the quilt come up high enough to "grip" onto - over the hammock and despite being plenty...
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    Spent 4 days hanging in Seven Lakes Basin. Nice...

    Spent 4 days hanging in Seven Lakes Basin. Nice place BTW. The Ranger stationed in the Basin came by to check for bear canisters and liked my kit. I've found that two 6' tree straps and one 8'...
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    I do not use and see no need for a SRL in my...

    I do not use and see no need for a SRL in my Clark NX-250.
    I did this on my last trip and liked it; Thanks for the tip! My final adjustments included dialing out the calf ridge that can form under...
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    When I used to do winter ski and climbing...

    When I used to do winter ski and climbing overnighters in a tent I emptied my pack and put the pack underneath my Thermarest, spread out the clothes on top and slept on them. It was lumpy and...
  11. My Clark 2" polypro tree straps that came with...

    My Clark 2" polypro tree straps that came with the NX-250 were advertised as 6 feet, but are actually 7 feet. In Pacific Northwest lowland old growth forests, that can easily be too small, so I...
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    I spent a couple of hours playing with this...

    I spent a couple of hours playing with this today. I disconnected the primary suspension bungee hooks from the quilt S-biners but not did not remove from the channels; just letting them hang...
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    Thanks for the drawing. I'd like to avoid...

    Thanks for the drawing. I'd like to avoid completely removing the primary and secondary suspension so the quilt could no longer be fitted to other gathered hammocks in case I ever need to sell or...
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    Bump, I would prefer that the quilt not constrict...

    Bump, I would prefer that the quilt not constrict and press in on the sides of the Clark hammock; rather conform to it.

    Paul I am not sure I understand Primary and Secondary. Looking at the...
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    I tried the 5 ft long bungees with mitten hooks...

    I tried the 5 ft long bungees with mitten hooks and cord locks on the ends to the head and foot end tie-outs at the top of the NX-250 pole hoops to snug up the 30 Zeppelin underquilt at the ends by...
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    I contacted UGQ and got a suggestion about...

    I contacted UGQ and got a suggestion about larksheading 5 ft long bungees with mitten hooks and cord locks on the ends to the head and foot end tie-outs at the top of the NX-250 pole hoops to snug up...
  17. Wow, now that is enough of a different feature...

    Wow, now that is enough of a different feature set for me to consider. No mention of the bottom pockets though; I'd really miss easily reachable hanging storage.
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    Hi Gary, I had a good time last year and have...

    Hi Gary, I had a good time last year and have been checking this forum to see if there would be another in 2015. I have one Alpine Lakes angling trip scheduled in early August and hoping one or two...
  19. Like prob I also use continuous loops through the...

    Like prob I also use continuous loops through the channels, but with the loop going through a rappel ring (drip ring), larksheaded on itself with the fixed end of the whoopie larksheaded onto the...
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    Hmm, I use skins for the Vertex tarp I got with...

    Hmm, I use skins for the Vertex tarp I got with my NX-250. It's nice to consolidate and lash the tarp underneath or on top of the lid of my pack like a climbing rope for quick access and to pack a...
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    After reading some discussions in the CJH forum I...

    After reading some discussions in the CJH forum I opted to go with a 20 FL Zeppelin and a 40 Flight Jacket; both with overstuff for my Clark. The Clark's weathershield does add warmth. To be...
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    I agree with your assessment however I still need...

    I agree with your assessment however I still need to be mindful of how muddy gear is stowed and extracted with a FL UGQ Zepplin strapped on underneath. At this point I can't see selling my NX and...
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    Double post :~

    Double post :~
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    Mesh Tarp Sleeves are a pretty simple piece of...

    Mesh Tarp Sleeves are a pretty simple piece of gear. IMHO getting sleeves that fit the large Vertex tarp is the important part. MountainGoat Hats & Goods ...
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    From the photo I lifted from your UGQ site it...

    From the photo I lifted from your UGQ site it also looks like your DREAM HAMMOCK Pack Hook Modification with the bungee emerging from the reinforced holes in the quilt top edge seam would work great!...
  26. My UQ is a 77" 20 Zeppelin from Underground...

    My UQ is a 77" 20 Zeppelin from Underground Quilts. Litetrek pointed out that the quilt rigging I use limits the coverage by about a foot so that my head and feet may extend beyond the quilt if I am...
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    Zeppelin on a Clark NX-250

    Questions for Paul & Missy

    I have a 20˚ 77" Zeppelin and a 40˚ Flight Jacket for my Clark NX-250. The pole tabs will not allow the underquilt to fit over the sides at the ends of the hammock so I...
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    I have a mid-legacy suspension with no white cord...

    I have a mid-legacy suspension with no white cord but has S 'biners. I'll take a silver Sharpie and color the secondary to make it easy to distinguish at dusk.
  30. There have been numerous threads about this. I...

    There have been numerous threads about this. I know figuring out how to phrase a search string can be a challenge. I pass the UQ suspension under the poles but over the pole anchor pockets. From a...
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    from a previous post in the Clark NX 250 and a...

    from a previous post in the Clark NX 250 and a down UQ thread. I see no gaps in the pics and have no cold spots.
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    DemostiX (I haven't seen any posts for awhile,...

    DemostiX (I haven't seen any posts for awhile, knowledgeable fellow, hope all is well) would occasionally point out other hammocks that add a separate bug net, severe weather cocoon, and a gear...
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    Hi, Boomer, Fishing the Yak "at the creek",...

    Hi, Boomer,


    Fishing the Yak "at the creek", right?
    from the regs... UMTANUM CREEK (Kittitas Co.)All Game Fish First Sat. in June-Oct. 31
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    Looks GOOD! I am going to have to try rigging my...

    Looks GOOD! I am going to have to try rigging my (30 2 oz overstuff) Zep under the pole pockets like that and see how it affects coverage, interior space, and overall comfort. Thanks for sharing!
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    One more small observation here from a Clark...

    One more small observation here from a Clark NX-250 owner in the Pacific Northwet. I have not tried a WB.

    Most of my trips have been to high lake fly fishing destinations above 4000 feet. All...
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    Here are a couple of pics of my hammock and the...

    Here are a couple of pics of my hammock and the underquilt. I guess I forgot that I have swapped out my stock Clark suspension for a two-piece Whoopie rig on each end. I have a continuous Dyneema...
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    My 30 degree overstuffed UGQ Zeppelin full...

    My 30 degree overstuffed UGQ Zeppelin full length UQ fits my NX-250 like a glove. There are no drafts. And there is still room to stuff my clothes into the pockets that keeps them toasty warm to...
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    The dates you suggest dovetail with my Valentines...

    The dates you suggest dovetail with my Valentines anniversary and I was planning on taking some time off. I think I'll watch this thread.
  39. It's been documented in the 50 State thread that...

    It's been documented in the 50 State thread that Washington State Parks, and that may include State DNR forests don't allow anything to be tied to trees so Rangers have told hammock campers to...
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    Well done Gary! From the river at your place?

    Well done Gary! From the river at your place?
  41. I use the NX-250's built in stuff sack for the...

    [/QUOTE][/QUOTE]I use the NX-250's built in stuff sack for the hammock. I got a pair of Mesh Tarp Sleeves (snakeskins) from Kat at MountainGoat Hats & Goods Store. Nice price, and I like the...
  42. Thanks, the quilts greatly increase freedom of...

    Thanks, the quilts greatly increase freedom of movement and the comfort of sleeping in a hammock when compared to a sleeping bag and pad. The taller blue bottle is my Sawyer filter bottle. The flask...
  43. I need to remember to shoot some pics in porch...

    I need to remember to shoot some pics in porch mode before I batten down for incoming weather. I've since adjusted the ends so they don't extend so far through the pole sleeves...
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    The Clark NX-250 has 6 big overlapping pockets...

    The Clark NX-250 has 6 big overlapping pockets with Velcro closues underneath the hammock for gear storage and to hold their "Z-Liner" insulation. The UQ fastens to the hammock over the pockets so...
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    First Two Nights in My UGQs

    Wow, the first two nights in my Clark NX-250 with my new 20 full Zepplin uq and 40 Flight Jacket tq were blissfully cozy, comfy, and restful. The Zep went on super-easy and formed an instant tight...
  46. First Outing in NX-250 with New UGQ Quilts

    Wow, the first two nights with my full length 20 Zepplin uq and 40 Flight Jacket tq were blissfully cozy, comfy, and restful. The Zep went on super-easy and formed an instant tight seal when I...
  47. I want to say it was a Lot of fun. I want to...

    I want to say it was a Lot of fun. I want to Thank our Most Excellent & Gracious Host Gary_R for sharing a Great location, and managing all of the details. John was the King of the Kampfire. Teegs...
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    I'm thinking about bringing a small cooler and...

    I'm thinking about bringing a small cooler and camp stove that makes steak, eggs, etc possible. Do you set up a common area for cooking and such fairly close to the cars?
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    Leaving South Sound mid-morning so early...

    Leaving South Sound mid-morning so early afternoonish. Any Sea Runs in the Moclips?
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    The 50 State Project: US State Parks & Hammocks...

    The 50 State Project: US State Parks & Hammocks thread in the Hammock Camping/General Hammock Talk Forum speaks to State Parks across the US that allow or restrict using of a hammock. The first post...
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