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    There are cinch cords on each end for closing the...

    There are cinch cords on each end for closing the ends up as needed. There are grosgrain loops on each of the four corners to tie shock cord to. I preferred to tie on a length of shock cord to each...
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    I used to have an Old Rag Mountain and did use it...

    I used to have an Old Rag Mountain and did use it for both a top quilt and under quilt but used it more as a top quilt in cold weather. Worked very well. All you really need to rig it up as an under...
  3. Being that you plan to camp at Crosby Manitou on...

    Being that you plan to camp at Crosby Manitou on a Sunday you shouldn't have any problems finding an open campsite. If it were a Saturday I'd probably opt to do an online reservation to be safe but...
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    No, it doesn't allow you to get any closer. The...

    No, it doesn't allow you to get any closer. The factors affecting how low you can go is the angle of your hammock suspension and the length of your tarp. The steeper your hammock suspension is the...
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    I basically use the #2 method but with modded...

    I basically use the #2 method but with modded Tato Gear tarp connectors in place of the prussics. I replaced the shock cord with lash it continuous loops and the plastic toggles with mini titanium...
  6. Great job on the video.

    Great job on the video.
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    I have a Hammock Gear Burrow top quilt that has...

    I have a Hammock Gear Burrow top quilt that has Argon 67 on the inside and Argon 90 on the outside. Both my HG under quilts have Argon 67 for both the outer and inner shells. I have no concerns...
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    Yep, that's what I do as well. Much nicer...

    Yep, that's what I do as well. Much nicer looking than cutting it.
  9. Site 12 is good for hammocks and it's reservable.

    Site 12 is good for hammocks and it's reservable.
  10. Thread: Isle Royale

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    Glad I didn't schedule sooner just in case.

    Glad I didn't schedule sooner just in case.
  11. Thread: Isle Royale

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    I was in Duluth this past weekend. There was...

    I was in Duluth this past weekend. There was still a lot of ice on the east side of the lake. The west side had a lot of small floating icebergs in the water. When driving into Duluth looking out...
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    Count me in as one that doesn't use a ground...

    Count me in as one that doesn't use a ground cloth. I did buy a piece of Tyvek from AHE and it's in my pack but I likely won't use it. Pretty easy to just take the boots off sitting in the hammock.
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    I don't think Mountain Goat makes skins for...

    I don't think Mountain Goat makes skins for hammocks. They only list the "tarp sleeves" made specifically for tarps.
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    Yes, the Switchback Light Hiker is the only...

    Yes, the Switchback Light Hiker is the only hammock I owned that I had to sell almost immediately because I couldn't dial out the ridge. In addition it was terribly confining with shoulder squeeze...
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    My tarps all have integrated doors. I wouldn't...

    My tarps all have integrated doors. I wouldn't do it any other way. I hear all the time "it's all about pitching it correctly according to wind direction".
    I disagree. The wind changes and often...
  16. Thread: Tarp ridge line

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    I totally forgot about that video...LOL! That...

    I totally forgot about that video...LOL! That was a long time ago. The reason I had one Flyz and one Stinger was just to demonstrate the difference between them.
  17. Thread: WBBB Tie Outs

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    When laying on the diagonal sometimes the extra...

    When laying on the diagonal sometimes the extra material and netting can sag inwards from the entry side into my face. I always make sure to stake out the zipper side to open it up better inside the...
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    No, actually I didn't. I never noticed slippage...

    No, actually I didn't. I never noticed slippage until i replaced the shock cord with Zingit. I suspect this was because of the stretch in the shock cord. Had I pulled the shock cord to it's limit...
  19. Thread: Tarp ridge line

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    Both ways work fine although I am partial to the...

    Both ways work fine although I am partial to the over the top CRL. I just find it a bit quicker and less hassle centering the tarp over the hammock. I'm not enough of a gram weenie to care that I...
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    Absolutely, although it gets a little trickier...

    Absolutely, although it gets a little trickier the farther apart the trees get. If you are stuck with trees that are 20+ feet apart pretty soon you'll end up needing a ladder to get the traps high...
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    I am using Zingit on my Tato Gear connectors now...

    I am using Zingit on my Tato Gear connectors now and while I do like it much better than the shock cord I have noticed that the line WILL slip when are tightening the tarp unless you do TWO wraps on...
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    As mentioned the key is to roll the tarp up and...

    As mentioned the key is to roll the tarp up and slide your hand towards the center as you are sucking the tarp into the skins. This gets as much air out as possible. Maybe not all of it but enough...
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    Here are my thoughts. I used the Yeti for a few...

    Here are my thoughts. I used the Yeti for a few years and recently changed to an Incubator 20 degree full length. For me the offset of having to carry a pad for the Yeti and mess with that wasn't...
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    I don't have that problem with the MountainGoat...

    I don't have that problem with the MountainGoat mesh/bugnet skins but silnylon or cuben fiber ones are more prone to that since they trap air.
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    Whoopie Slings on tarp

    Definitely not as easy as amsteel but surprisingly isn't that hard to do. I've worked with it quite a bit now on Zingit and Lashit 1.75mm and it's fairly easy for me.
  26. Thread: isle royle

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    I'm booked the first week of June. My first trip...

    I'm booked the first week of June. My first trip to Isle Royale. I'm doing it solo. Starting at Rock Harbor and ending at Windigo. Pretty pumped!
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    Warbonnet Yellow guy Line

    He just replied previously that he is not selling Samson Zingit. It's a similar line but not actual Zingit.
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    I use a strip of ShamWow.

    I use a strip of ShamWow.
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    Same here. MountainGoat Tarp Sleeves are...

    Same here. MountainGoat Tarp Sleeves are excellent. http://www.outdoortrailgear.com/cottage-industries/mountaingoatgear/mesh-tarp-storage-sleeves/
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    Warbonnet used to sell a reflective space blanket...

    Warbonnet used to sell a reflective space blanket type liner that snapped to the inside but they no longer do this.
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    I do with my HG cuben fiber. I have to because...

    I do with my HG cuben fiber. I have to because my Dutchbiner falls outside the ends of the tarp when I get in since my hammocks are 11 footers.
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    Are you referring to quilt biners or hammock...

    Are you referring to quilt biners or hammock suspension biners? You don't need biners for the quilt using the XLC. Just loop the shock cord over the hammock whipping on the ends. As far as hammock...
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    I use a Superfly with my XLC and my WL Lite Owl,...

    I use a Superfly with my XLC and my WL Lite Owl, both 11 foot hammocks. Works perfectly. Here is a pic of my Lite Owl and the Superfly.
  34. Thread: Tarp Wasp

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    Tarp Wasp

    I use 1.75mm.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/22/u9ary7e6.jpg
  35. Thread: Tarp Wasp

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    If using a CRL there's no reason to use two...

    If using a CRL there's no reason to use two Wasps. Better to use a Dutch Hook on one end and a Wasp on the other. Use Tato Gear Tarp Connectors or prussics for centering the tarp on the CRL. If...
  36. Thread: Prussic issues

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    If using prussics I'd go with 1.75mm Zingit or...

    If using prussics I'd go with 1.75mm Zingit or Lashit with 4 or 5 wraps. That said, I think the Tato Gear Tarp Connectors are a better solution and I've changed my tarp ridge lines over to them now...
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    It's a bit lighter than the normal 1.1 ripstop...

    It's a bit lighter than the normal 1.1 ripstop but the most noticeable thing is that it is WAY softer feeling. I just ordered a 40F Phoenix with 1 oz overstuff.
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    I have the same color on my Incubator. It's a...

    I have the same color on my Incubator. It's a sweet quilt!
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    Poll: I decided to leave it home last summer on a rainy...

    I decided to leave it home last summer on a rainy day in a campsite with a bare dirt ground. The next morning when I tore down I had mud splattered all over the bottom of my under quilt. I won't be...
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    Poll: I take mine with the majority of the time. If...

    I take mine with the majority of the time. If it's cool and windy or raining I use it.
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    I'm thinking of ordering a 40F Phoenix as well...

    I'm thinking of ordering a 40F Phoenix as well for summer. I really like my incubator. Top notch quality and the argon fabric is great.
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    I have them and have used them. They work well....

    I have them and have used them. They work well. I am not sure the shockcord on them is needed though. I think they'd work with some Zingit instead. I may try that at some point but no complaints...
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    Whoa!!!!!:scared: Looks like you need to make...

    Whoa!!!!!:scared: Looks like you need to make Permethrin your friend.
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    Same here.

    Same here.
  45. Thread: Tarp door issues

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    I find that the the Superfly is plenty big that...

    I find that the the Superfly is plenty big that there is no reason to use separate stakes for the doors to angle them outwards like a beak. I just run each door straight across to the corner D-Ring...
  46. I'm really liking my CRL's with the Tato Gear...

    I'm really liking my CRL's with the Tato Gear Tarp Connectors for my HG Cuben tarp and my Superfly. I got a couple Wasp's coming in the mail tomorrow that I'm looking forward to trying out in place...
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    WTB: It's offered in Multicam as well.

    It's offered in Multicam as well.
  48. Thread: New HG Quilts

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    I really like the soft feel of the Argon fabric. ...

    I really like the soft feel of the Argon fabric. Trying to decide now on what colors to get for a 40 degree Phoenix and burrow for summer time.
  49. Thread: New HG Quilts

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    New HG Quilts

    Woo Hoo,

    My new perty Burrow in Orange & Brown. Thought I'd try a different color scheme. Hadn't seen one done this way before. I really like the way it turned out. I also got a new incubator...
  50. Hammock campground and hiking advice on Superior Hiking Trail? Temperance-Pin...

    Both are excellent hikes. You can make most any site on the trail work with hammocks. You won't want to camp in Temperance at the campground because the sites are pretty much all cleared out and...
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