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    Yes- many of the recent rolls I ordered were...

    Yes- many of the recent rolls I ordered were Bluesign tagged.
    But I am not positive it can be done in every color or on every roll so perhaps that's why they don't advertise it.
    And why I don't...
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    Ripstop By The Roll- Do your own research as I...

    Ripstop By The Roll-

    Do your own research as I don't want to speak out of turn... but most if not all of the rolls I have received have been Bluesign approved.
    This is in the Hybrid Line (primary...
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    FS: Hopefully this is allowed- just looking to help a...

    Hopefully this is allowed- just looking to help a fellow forum member.

    I don't advertise these or promote them here, but this is one of my Primaloft Gold Top quilts rated to 45*. They run...
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    I found my way to it more fully from the...

    I found my way to it more fully from the minimalist mile crunching camp... but even someone like Tipi stumbles upon it often as well.

    I find many of the better FKT folks tend to understand the...
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    Yar... that's what I was getting at here (or...

    Yar... that's what I was getting at here (or another thread?) about not thinking about your gear anymore.
    I am tinkerer and a gear maker as well as a student of the craft of traveling outdoors. I...
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    Mostly a non-issue. You can push your quilt to...

    Mostly a non-issue.

    You can push your quilt to the bottom... and then pull it onto you like a bedsheet.

    Sorta like asking.... how do you get into your gathered end when your quilt and pillow...
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    UL remains a spiral... but it does have a bottom....

    UL remains a spiral... but it does have a bottom. Or as I say about UL design... a cliff.
    Once you have found that magical line; you can choose how close you want to get to it.

    For me it's just...
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    UL is a spiral... one change leading to the next....

    UL is a spiral... one change leading to the next.

    I both fully agree and disagree with the sentiment. When I was a speed hiking/FKT guy it was common to find those berating a guy with a 15lb...
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    The dirty secret is that there isn't one. If...

    The dirty secret is that there isn't one.

    If there was ONE.... there wouldn't be thousands of mattress companies, a hundred sleeping pad manufacturers, dozens of hammock makers, or a handful of...
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    176088 13.5 ounces including spreaders in 1.7...

    176088

    13.5 ounces including spreaders in 1.7 hybrid.

    Thinking this would take it under 13 ounces and hold a 200lb rating.
    This is a full size medium bridge with a 9'9" RL and 36" spreader...
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    You might be able to sell the 1.2... there have...

    You might be able to sell the 1.2... there have been people in your boat looking to use it during the transition.

    That said- other than OCD issues I see no reason you couldn't mix them.

    I'm...
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    From the new product page- NOTE - This fabric...

    From the new product page-

    NOTE - This fabric was transitioned to 1.3 oz nylon 6.6 from the previous 1.2 oz nylon 6 variant on 7/30/19. The 1.2 oz nylon 6 variant will not be restocked. Thanks!
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    Being light always helps, lol! Probably you...

    Being light always helps, lol!

    Probably you simply hit a framing nail, carpenters nail the double or tripled up studs together.

    The Dutch thing helps- the metal bracket itself adds some...
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    For both of you... The pictures help. That is...

    For both of you...
    The pictures help. That is more or less the way an attic area is built. Though that picture is a bit unusual as the lower walls are ballooned up and the roof framed from...
  15. I finally got a chance to try the Monolite... I...

    I finally got a chance to try the Monolite...
    I did an eleven footer with double knotty mods at roll width. Also pairing it with a Phoenix as Micheal does.

    Few nights in the basement and I'm...
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    https://backpackinglight.com/forums/topic/58423/...

    https://backpackinglight.com/forums/topic/58423/

    P-Dub beat me to it... look up 'Ray Way Quilt' https://www.rayjardine.com/ray-way/Quilt-Kit/index.htm

    Ray Jardine adopts a basic quilt loop for...
  17. Honestly... Sounds like the recently announced...

    Honestly... Sounds like the recently announced Mountain 1.3 would be worth holding off for.

    I have some Hybrid 1.2 in Coyote and a few 11' shop sample gathered ends left if you were interested.
    ...
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    I've always been a fan of 10'6" and didn't...

    I've always been a fan of 10'6" and didn't realize it was an 'odd size' until I started looking around more.
    9'4" or 9'6" is what I build my UL models and 10'6" for more casual stuff. I think with...
  19. Tulle (spell check got you, lol) probably isn't...

    Tulle (spell check got you, lol) probably isn't that much crappier than netting... so your test maybe more relevant than you think perhaps. Guess it depends if it's woven or fused a bit.
    Solid...
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    I don't have any gathered end bug nets around-...

    I don't have any gathered end bug nets around- but those are easy enough to find elsewhere for less than I can probably do one.
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    Rick- I have Coyote left... bit coppery (which...

    Rick-
    I have Coyote left... bit coppery (which I really like) but still earth tone enough.

    I think I have one made up that was lightly used as a demo in Coyote.
    I have a brand new one in blue...
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    Congrats to Don and JRB... tough to get a new...

    Congrats to Don and JRB... tough to get a new product out the door and probably a big relief to finally launch.

    Clever name! :lol:
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    http://www.rayjardine.com/ray-way/Quilt-Kit/index....

    http://www.rayjardine.com/ray-way/Quilt-Kit/index.htm?g_page=6

    Ray Jardine does that.
    Ask him- he invented top quilts.
    Ask others... some agree some don't... mainly based on how much the like...
  24. Well I doubt I'd marry Kyle for his laser... his...

    Well I doubt I'd marry Kyle for his laser... his butt is just too skinny. But perhaps I can get enough IPA together to pay off Carter.... ...
  25. Some of the reason I mentioned in the other...

    Some of the reason I mentioned in the other thread why a Primaloft Gold quilt may be more efficient than a down quilt at a low loft/lower temp application has to do with the hard realities of...
  26. In the context of real world examples- how...

    In the context of real world examples- how familiar are you with a Karo step baffle design?

    That is on the extreme end of reduced baffle weight design... though I appreciate the thought you have...
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    Toughen up... works to an extent. If the weather...

    Toughen up... works to an extent.
    If the weather is cool enough you're in a quilt... a baseball hat and a head net works for me in lighter stuff.
    A pair of earplugs or headphone ear buds cuts down...
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    Probably just a typo- But you want right side...

    Probably just a typo-
    But you want right side to right side (what becomes outside and outside) facing each other and then the insulation stacked on that.
    That way when you turn it the insulation...
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    I'm not familiar enough with the wooki to...

    I'm not familiar enough with the wooki to understand why that matters.
    My Primaloft gold quilts have wings on them so I have to imagine a little creative assembly and you can easily turn the quilt...
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    Thanks! First impressions- I will give...

    Thanks!

    First impressions-
    I will give credit where credit is due- it's a nice little package for a good price.
    They did blow the tarp size but otherwise it's pretty innovative for a mass...
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    As mentioned by others- Apex up or down seems...

    As mentioned by others-

    Apex up or down seems to vary by machine on what works best.

    If you do Apex down , the tissue paper trick does help eliminate it getting sucked in or tangled with the...
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    Took a look at Dutch's instructions.... more or...

    Took a look at Dutch's instructions.... more or less same as mine.
    He adds the channels to the shell- then sews the shells together.
    Then pins the apex to the shell and trims excess prior to...
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    You get spoiled quickly, lol. I'm testing that...

    You get spoiled quickly, lol.

    I'm testing that REI semi bridge thing... back is pretty sore today as a result. I'll give it a full week but I miss my Lux already.:lol:
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    Yes you got my suggestion wrong. I'm basically...

    Yes you got my suggestion wrong.

    I'm basically just telling you to break the step of sewing all three layers together into two steps.

    Sew the two shells together with wrong sides out. Then...
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    Seam sealer fills pin holes from sparks or...

    Seam sealer fills pin holes from sparks or evergreen needle pokes.

    Tenacious tape covers bigger stuff.

    Just find a flat area you can work on it- spread it flat and apply the seam sealer or...
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    No- The slippery part is the two shells......

    No-

    The slippery part is the two shells... compounded by the apex.

    Assuming you are doing a standard stack of fabric, fabric, apex. You planned to sew three edges and leave an opening in the...
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    Sew the two shells together- then sew those to...

    Sew the two shells together- then sew those to the apex.

    I had trouble with my first home sewing machine... that was the only great solution.

    Using the tissue paper/newspaper helps the foot...
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    Thanks for the feedback! It's my understanding...

    Thanks for the feedback!

    It's my understanding that Josh has all the kinks worked out- but didn't want to steer anyone wrong as I'm not as familiar with what he does for other stuff.

    My luxury...
  39. Thread: Rent a WBRR?

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    If you don't find someone local- let me know. ...

    If you don't find someone local- let me know.

    The tough part is you need to trust each other enough to rent something... what's a fair price to charge and how do you cover a deposit. That said-...
  40. Yar... I suspect if you were to add some...

    Yar... I suspect if you were to add some dimensions to your sketches it might come together better.

    The truncated circle is actually in pretty common use in apparel and would likely make more...
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    Hope you have another great trip in the Yucatan.

    Hope you have another great trip in the Yucatan.
  42. One problem at time ;) But you are quite...

    One problem at time ;)

    But you are quite correct and that was the differential cut mentioned by Cruiser or my comments about 'in use' shapes.

    It helps to look at a flat quilt first (or mild...
  43. My apologies as I misspoke slightly: my use of...

    My apologies as I misspoke slightly: my use of 'you/your' meant to mean more of a general sense of the baffles in anyone's particular design rather than the baffles you personally laid out.
    I think...
  44. https://1drv.ms/b/s!Apygyt54yYPwrnwpJrIVOByjm3B7...

    https://1drv.ms/b/s!Apygyt54yYPwrnwpJrIVOByjm3B7

    A PDF of something along these lines I did a few years back if it helps you any.
    Yes you got a bit too mathy for this carpenter but overall we are...
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    I think we discussed it a bit when you got the...

    I think we discussed it a bit when you got the gathered end but... Happy Medium Folder

    For those who are okay with a RR, but not so okay with the tree to tree distance:
    The Happy Medium is...
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    I rate it to 250 but around 230/240 I push folks...

    I rate it to 250 but around 230/240 I push folks towards the Big Guy version unless someone is really looking to keep the weight down. It's your bridge so be as conservative as you'd like but...
  47. Backwoods ******* is my favorite beer. Having...

    Backwoods ******* is my favorite beer.

    Having Breakfast Stout from me hammock tis a fine thing as well.

    Edit... sigh, the extra sensitive HF filter strikes again.:lol:
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    All makes sense to me... No sense getting all...

    All makes sense to me... No sense getting all worked up over a piece of gear.

    Doesn't make any sense to use a 12 ounce SUL pack to carry 60lbs any more than it makes sense to use a 4lb framed...
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    Thanks for the follow up... with any gear I...

    Thanks for the follow up... with any gear I prefer to hear about it after the 'bright an shiny' wears off... most decent stuff is fun when it's new. But if you find you keep reaching for something...
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    The dozen or two yards of Airwave are still...

    The dozen or two yards of Airwave are still sitting in the package they arrived in untouched... just haven't had time to try it.
    Same with the 1 ounce mesh fabric.

    I prefer to sew up a gathered...
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