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    If you don't plan to ever open it up to use as a...

    If you don't plan to ever open it up to use as a couch throw or something I would get the sewn footbox. I got the snaps but I never unsnap it for fear of tearing the fabric. Also, it's easy enough,...
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    A 12' square would have a 16.97' ridgeline. ...

    A 12' square would have a 16.97' ridgeline. (17')
    A 9' square would have a 12.73' ridgeline. (12' 9")

    I don't have either tarp so I can't measure - but if they have loops at the tie points that...
  3. Well, this may have been user error, but this is...

    Well, this may have been user error, but this is why I now use carabiners instead of the clips.
  4. Clips or carabiners for me. I once thought I...

    Clips or carabiners for me. I once thought I would just run the strap thru its own loop. Then, after getting the hammock set up I found I needed to raise the strap at one end. But low branches kept...
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    Very nice! I like the full hoop, inner pole mod...

    Very nice! I like the full hoop, inner pole mod as well - vs the short pole, over the top mod. Sometimes I think about going to a smaller tarp (I think mine is 10 x 11) but seeing your pictures...
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    Hello, Husker14, from another Nebraskan. I keep...

    Hello, Husker14, from another Nebraskan.
    I keep my ridgeline attached to my tarp using Dutch tarp biners attached to UCR's (ridgeline and UCR's made of Zing-it). When ready to pack up the extra...
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    I am 6'4", 200#. I got the 50" x 79". It is just...

    I am 6'4", 200#. I got the 50" x 79". It is just long enough to cover my face if needed in cold weather and plenty wide enough. I would suggest the same size for you. The 74" might be a little...
  8. Thread: Patio Hang

    by Passinthru
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    I think you are right in not trusting the brick...

    I think you are right in not trusting the brick to withstand the horizontal force. Even with the 4 lag bolt approach the force is concentrated in a pretty small area. Is it possible to take up one of...
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    I think the NX-270 should fit you well. I am...

    I think the NX-270 should fit you well. I am 6'4", 210#, and I was comfortable in my NX-250. No calf ridge or shoulder squeeze.
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    Get the Jarbidge. It may be the only quilt you...

    Get the Jarbidge. It may be the only quilt you will ever need or want. I got the New River only because I didn't want to mess with an extra piece of lower leg insulation. But that is no big deal and...
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    I didn't use a snake skin when I had a Clark but...

    I didn't use a snake skin when I had a Clark but DD Hammocks sells snake skins in a couple of sizes that may fit. Their hammock snake skin fits their hammock perfectly so it may be a little small for...
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    I am 6'4". The Jarbidge (that's 3 different...

    I am 6'4". The Jarbidge (that's 3 different spellings in 3 posts :D ) hits me at about mid thigh. You most likely will want something for your lower legs and feet. One time my leg pad slid a little...
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    When I had a DD Frontline hammock I used arrow...

    When I had a DD Frontline hammock I used arrow shafts for the bug net spreaders. I shaved down a short piece of wooden dowel and pressed into each end and then rounded off the protruding ends to...
  14. Thread: Why a Kilt?

    by Passinthru
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    There seem to be pros and cons but I would not...

    There seem to be pros and cons but I would not like the attention a kilt would get.
    I don't use bumper stickers, caps or T-shirts with slogans, or anything else that would draw extra attention.
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    I have a set of poles for both the short pole mod...

    I have a set of poles for both the short pole mod and a set for the full hoop mod. I use the full hoop most of the time unless I am really concerned about weight. The full hoop poles weigh about 5...
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    This thread motivated me to sacrifice one of my...

    This thread motivated me to sacrifice one of my Patrol bags and convert it to a top quilt. I removed the zippers, snaps, and hood and crudely hand sewed some quilt binding along the cut edges. It...
  17. Good choice - I'll bet you'll love it. Paul...

    Good choice - I'll bet you'll love it.

    Paul made me a custom sized New River to use as a full length quilt for my Ridgerunner. I've only had it down to 37 degrees but I was very, very...
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    'Redoleary' showed me this one. It's UCR's to...

    'Redoleary' showed me this one. It's UCR's to replace the prussics to adjust the tarp along the ridge line. For me, it repositions more easily and I like the way it looks.
  19. Thread: Top Quilt

    by Passinthru
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    I agree with getting the sewn footbox. I have the...

    I agree with getting the sewn footbox. I have the snap footbox but I never unsnap it - partly because I just pull my feet out if needed and partly because I worry (probably needlessly) about pulling...
  20. I use hardware on the ends of my straps. When I...

    I use hardware on the ends of my straps. When I tried just using just the loops on the end I found I often needed to move the strap up or down the tree after the hammock was hung. Too often the...
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    I never really got a good nights sleep in a...

    I never really got a good nights sleep in a hammock until I got a bridge. YMMV
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    I have often thought about converting a Patrol...

    I have often thought about converting a Patrol Bag into a top quilt. But my bags weigh 38 ounces and I wasn't sure I would get enough weight savings by removing the zipper and snaps to make it...
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    Another very convincing argument for hammock...

    Another very convincing argument for hammock camping.
  24. Thread: Solo Stove

    by Passinthru
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    SOLD: Payment received. Stove is sold.

    Payment received. Stove is sold.
  25. Thread: Solo Stove

    by Passinthru
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    SOLD: Sold pending payment.

    Sold pending payment.
  26. Thread: Solo Stove

    by Passinthru
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    SOLD: Solo Stove

    Solo Stove - used but in very good condition. I bought this a couple of months ago on the forum but it just doesn't nest right with my cook kit. Stuff sack included.
    ...
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    It may have changed since I was last up there (a...

    It may have changed since I was last up there (a couple years ago) but cell phone reception on the trail was very limited. I was at the north end - it may be better closer to Duluth. But even down on...
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    You won't be sorry. I haven't been truly...

    You won't be sorry. I haven't been truly comfortable ( temp wise) since I sold my Jarbidge. That's all going to change soon - I have a New River (like a full length Jarbidge) , custom sized to my...
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    I shortened mine by shortening the head and foot...

    I shortened mine by shortening the head and foot triangles to match the length of the spreader bars (longer at the head end than at the foot end). I also replaced the hardware at the apex of each...
  30. I use the full hoop shown by Tendertoe with a...

    I use the full hoop shown by Tendertoe with a Superfly and there is plenty of clearance. I usually hang my tarp high if the weather allows - if you were to hang your tarp really low you might have...
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    Another thing. I think the footbox style will...

    Another thing. I think the footbox style will make a difference. I think the material all starts out the same but a sewn footbox shortens the finished length less than the drawstring footbox.
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    I would say barely. I am 6'4" and the 79" Burrow...

    I would say barely. I am 6'4" and the 79" Burrow just fits to my neck.
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    I turn from side to side often in the night. If I...

    I turn from side to side often in the night. If I could learn to sleep on my back there would not be any problem keeping quilts in place but I haven't been able to accomplish that yet.
    Yes, the...
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    I am still researching - are you satisfied with...

    I am still researching - are you satisfied with the mummy shape rather than a rectangular shape like the All Season?
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    My most satisfactory experience so far with an UQ...

    My most satisfactory experience so far with an UQ for the RR is with an AHE Jarbidge. It is said to be 42" wide - I'm not sure of the actual finished size. I had to support the edges at the center...
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    Firebird - do you think that a custom sized...

    Firebird - do you think that a custom sized Incubator (a few inches narrower) would fit better?
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    Good info, Firebird - exactly the concerns with...

    Good info, Firebird - exactly the concerns with fit that i am wondering about.
    Looking forward to more input from Locknload...
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    locknload - that incubator looks great on the RR....

    locknload - that incubator looks great on the RR. Good color, too.
    In my ongoing search for the perfect under quilt the Incubator is on my short list.

    Keep us posted on your setup when you get...
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    I no longer have a Clark but when I did I made...

    I no longer have a Clark but when I did I made the DIY that fit pretty well. This quilt was 46" wide by 100" long. I would think that any rectangular quilt from 46" - 50" should fit pretty good. I...
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    WITHDRAWN: I would like to withdraw this item from the 'For...

    I would like to withdraw this item from the 'For Sale' forum.
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    SOLD: Payment sent.

    Payment sent.
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    SOLD: I will take one of the tarps. PM on the way.

    I will take one of the tarps.

    PM on the way.
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    SOLD: Thanks, I think my question did not make any...

    Thanks, I think my question did not make any sense, since a diamond is also a parallelogram. But a balanced diamond is what I am looking for.
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    SOLD: Are these tarps a symmetrical diamond or are they...

    Are these tarps a symmetrical diamond or are they more of a parallelogram? I can't tell from the description.
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    I made each piece to match the length of the...

    I made each piece to match the length of the spreaders. So, the foot pieces are shorter than the head pieces. Can't remember the exact lengths right off hand. In theory, the shorter 'V' will effect...
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    gmcttr - I gladly defer to your first hand...

    gmcttr - I gladly defer to your first hand experience. You are most likely correct.

    Either way, OP, the bulge is a good thing.
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    Like this...

    Like this...
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    I repsectfully disagree. In order for the contour...

    I repsectfully disagree. In order for the contour to actually be a better fit to the body it would have to be in the inside layer of fabric. To maintain the proper loft for the temp rating the...
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    You can get more than a foot shorter. I...

    You can get more than a foot shorter.
    I shortened the Amsteel, replaced the triangle hardware with Dutch biners, attached the biners to Ti Dutch buckles, exactly like the pic gmcttr shows, and now...
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    I'm not sure that the 'bulge' actually holds more...

    I'm not sure that the 'bulge' actually holds more down...I think it is just a design feature to fit the body better.
    This from the HG website "the Incubator and Phoenix are the only commercial...
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