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    Thanks for posting those results! I'm curious if...

    Thanks for posting those results! I'm curious if inflating more, to maybe get rid of that cold but, will maybe also decrease the comfort any? Sounds like your comfort level is fine, maybe even...
  2. Thread: Hi Y'all!

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    Yes, welcome back Kindle! Glad to hear your...

    Yes, welcome back Kindle! Glad to hear your recovery continues!
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    Hey, thanks for the kind words, ODG! I'm just...

    Hey, thanks for the kind words, ODG! I'm just seeing this for some reason. I guess it is true that I have had a more than average number of wild back country and snow adventures. Getting a little...
  4. Great video, Shug! At a balmy-5F, I guess it is...

    Great video, Shug! At a balmy-5F, I guess it is not cold enough yet to resort to a pod. You will have to wait for actual winter. ;) I like that positive talk about the JRB HS Snivler, as I have the...
  5. On your aerial view/map, which house was the one...

    On your aerial view/map, which house was the one that you scared the occupants out of?
  6. That's one of the craziest things I have ever...

    That's one of the craziest things I have ever heard. You must be one scary fellow, or at least your light is scary.
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    You and some others obviously have more problems...

    You and some others obviously have more problems with this sort of thing than Shug. Though I THINK I do remember when one of his pod tests way below zero, he did have some frost somewhere inside of...
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    I am WAY down south in MS. The skies are clear...

    I am WAY down south in MS. The skies are clear blue, the temps crisp(now up to 46 from this mornings 26) and the snow has almost, but not quite, melted. I wish we would see a good snow this year, but...
  9. FS, are you saying that they went running from...

    FS, are you saying that they went running from their house into the woods? Or from their carriage into the woods? Either way, sounds like a strange way to react. Even if scared by your light and...
  10. Just FIY: Coyotes ( only 2, not a large pack)...

    Just FIY: Coyotes ( only 2, not a large pack) killed a young lady who was day hiking solo up in Canada about 10 years back. So, maybe worth some caution, rare as such an event is. But around here,...
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    I have previously written about a time 34 years...

    I have previously written about a time 34 years when I was shivering all night, and though I knew about VB theory then, it never occured to me(or any one else on that trip) to use my rain gear close...
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    Good info there. For any one that already has...

    Good info there. For any one that already has that rain gear, or perhaps anything similar, or even was willing to buy some, it would certainly be the inexpensive way to put it to the test. Plus it...
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    Something I meant to ask you about: "I have been...

    Something I meant to ask you about: "I have been cold using the TQ when temps fall into the 20's......On Friday night I wore a fleece jacket over the VB clothing, fleece balaclava, thin liner gloves...
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    Would you believe it is in the high 30s with temp...

    Would you believe it is in the high 30s with temp dropping all day(had a high of low 40s about sun up), along with rain/sleet/snow, way down here? Nothing is going to stick though, ground's too warm.
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    I have some old threads on here testing a wet...

    I have some old threads on here testing a wet Polarguard jacket with a minimally WPB shell, and my conclusion was that it was most definitely a lot warmer than nothing even when quite wet, while...
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    UMB: sweeeeet! That sounds like a big improvement...

    UMB: sweeeeet! That sounds like a big improvement to me. Now here is what would make for even more useful info: if you had previously weighed your quilts and or measured loft the next morning, and...
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    tarp and waist area only- that is odd! If you...

    tarp and waist area only- that is odd! If you over insulated that would probably mean sweat, which would then have to wick all the way through your down and out through your DWR shell. Seems...
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    Yeah, I guess you are right about none being long...

    Yeah, I guess you are right about none being long enough, unless they can find a Christmas tree bag. I guess that is why earlier some one else had suggested putting 2 bags together. But I'm not sure...
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    I am repeating these older comments on this...

    I am repeating these older comments on this thread because I stumbled on them and just realized something: for unknown reasons, when I clicked "reply with quote" on Groundskeeper's humorous (sp?)...
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    OK then, sounds like you have been around a bit....

    OK then, sounds like you have been around a bit. So, you were cold in your TQ at 23f even using a down jacket, right? And you want to try it now at 20F with a VB, to see if you do any better? Great,...
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    Fascinating. Let me make sure I am reading you...

    Fascinating. Let me make sure I am reading you right: you are claiming you used a VB liner and you were not swimming in condensation and/or sweat? Did you have some unnoticed breathable section that...
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    Sounds like a plan. Do you have much non VB...

    Sounds like a plan. Do you have much non VB experience to compare to? What kind of insulation will you be using? Anyway, good luck and have fun!
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    Yes, your Ph.D. diploma is in the mail, you...

    Yes, your Ph.D. diploma is in the mail, you certainly seem to to have the basics figured out, though we were not able to award you Magna Cum Laude as of yet, as we can't be certain you have every...
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    "Sea to Summit Thermolite Reactor liner, which ...

    "Sea to Summit Thermolite Reactor liner, which claims to add 14 and I believe it. I was definitely warmer than the last test (28), even with the temp being 10 colder. You can really feel the...
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    Man oh man, it just shouldn't be this hard,...

    Man oh man, it just shouldn't be this hard, should it? Let me repeat what I have said so often before: I don't really have problems with any insulation system I have used, starting with HH Super...
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    Good deal! Hope you like yours as much as I like...

    Good deal! Hope you like yours as much as I like mine!
  27. It is a different company, but looks very...

    It is a different company, but looks very similar. I am very tempted to order one, because I see some possible small advantages over the Hammock Tent(HT90) that I have. Primarily weight ratings, and...
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    I have managed to stay bone dry in a HHSS with...

    I have managed to stay bone dry in a HHSS with over cover, at 6F, which works much like a sock, by using a frost bib hanging down in front of my face, and probably also contributing was the vapor...
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    Interesting! Let us know how it goes!

    Interesting! Let us know how it goes!
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    Looks good, looks warm!

    Looks good, looks warm!
  31. I think that is the one 509-T203-KG used for a...

    I think that is the one 509-T203-KG used for a minus 10F test. He might have some opinions for you.
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/152871-10-below-on-a-pad-in-a-bridge
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    Dang it, I should have known! Another theory shot...

    Dang it, I should have known! Another theory shot to heck!






    Or maybe not! Actually, I was thinking with a tarp. And I am thinking more like an 1/8 or less, I.E. just barely contacting...
  33. Thanks, now reading in English!

    Thanks, now reading in English!
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    Thanks Bill for that link about how NeoAirs work,...

    Thanks Bill for that link about how NeoAirs work, as well as all your other info, particularly about pad use in bridges. While I have always known about going to ground when the air just ain't...
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    Major ditto on that. Seems to me the amount of...

    Major ditto on that. Seems to me the amount of insulation, in the all important head and neck area, that is lost by giving up a mummy bag's thick hood and neck collar, is greatly underrated.
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    Like Pappy said, I find that most of my...

    Like Pappy said, I find that most of my hammocks(including HH) with RLs tighten up a bit when I get in. So if I start out tight, they are guitar string tight once I am in. So I tend to hang them so...
  37. Thanks, good chart, I think I will save that to...

    Thanks, good chart, I think I will save that to go with another one I have for hammocks from Youngblood. I see the .375" Stansport Blue pad at 1.4, but I don't see the Walmart Blue 1/2" pad. Lots of...
  38. I did find this with some English captions:...

    I did find this with some English captions:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=26&v=H5zSwReKU0I&feature=emb_logo
  39. Looks nice. Is there an English version of the...

    Looks nice. Is there an English version of the web site available?
  40. Thread: Which UQ?

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    A problem with gap under legs? Yes, I have...

    A problem with gap under legs? Yes, I have sometimes struggled with that, with most full lengths I have used(except on my JRB bridges of course). If my feet are right, I have to do battle against a...
  41. Wow, that styro sounds good, but I did not know...

    Wow, that styro sounds good, but I did not know the WM blue pad had so little R value. I think I remember folks sleeping warm in hammocks with that pad below 40F. 1.4 is not much. OTOH, I have seen...
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    Also Bill, I meant to say( I was being rushed...

    Also Bill, I meant to say( I was being rushed into some KP duty by my wife getting ready for an early TG dinner tomorrow, some of the family is coming then) that, I am certain you have way more...
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    Hey Bill, I know what you are saying, and for...

    Hey Bill,
    I know what you are saying, and for all I know, you are 100% correct, and probably so.I have not tried to take pads below about 18F, and that was stacked CCF pads rated R5.2. Though I must...
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    BTW, I just weighed my NeoAir All Season 4.9 long...

    BTW, I just weighed my NeoAir All Season 4.9 long wide: 25.9 oz. So IF their current specs are accurate, the idea that that new X therm could be 6.9R at 3 oz less is, again, impressive. But maybe...
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    Yes, sometimes the value just does not seem to be...

    Yes, sometimes the value just does not seem to be there, a large $ cost to save a few oz or degrees of warmth. But, a jump from R5.7 to 6.9 for 1 oz weight? WOW! Especially if buying new, and temps...
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    I have the same pad as you.If I was buying new, I...

    I have the same pad as you.If I was buying new, I would probably get the X-therm. But if I need more warmth, I can always just add my 1/2" thick CCF sit or torso pad, or maybe even my pack under my...
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    I will be interested to see if this still occurs...

    I will be interested to see if this still occurs with the use of a VB. Of course, if it is dew a VB probably won't help.But even your tarp was dry, right? As well as other areas other than the TQ...
  48. Thread: Which UQ?

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    Wow, tough choice! (do you have an HH?) Mainly...

    Wow, tough choice! (do you have an HH?) Mainly centering on down vs CS and all of that never ending debate. Also, the Potomac is full length vs the shorter Greylock. So, between the down vs CS and...
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    Thanks, Bro! You learn something every day! I...

    Thanks, Bro! You learn something every day! I will pay more attention to that in the future.
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    Hey, Bro, VBs are freaky, but I have grown...

    Hey, Bro, VBs are freaky, but I have grown increasingly fond of them since I started with VB socks in 1983, so well over 30 years of experimenting with them.

    No one can answer how that will work...
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