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  1. All hail the shug! You have a question? Shug's...

    All hail the shug! You have a question? Shug's got a video for that.
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    Guess I should start with, I have not tried this,...

    Guess I should start with, I have not tried this, but have contemplated it a lot. Minus the no cuddling factor, haha, I think this is better than ground sleeping for a couple. As far as hanging the...
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    My formula is to take the lowest low I think I...

    My formula is to take the lowest low I think I will see on the trip. I guess this case you would take the lowest low for your 6 days out (so 42ish). Then I subtract 12 and that is the bag I want. ...
  4. Seems like you have a good handle on things. You...

    Seems like you have a good handle on things. You can always get an under quilt later if you want. The sleeping pad is adequate, but I move around too much in my sleep to use one. I would always...
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    +1 The tarp will be the noisiest part of the...

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    The tarp will be the noisiest part of the system. I have taken it down on windier nights and just hunkered into the hammock a little deeper. That should work unless it is too cold to run...
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    If I am ever not sure about hanging, I bring my ...

    If I am ever not sure about hanging, I bring my sleeping pad in the car and make a trailhead decision. My sleeping pad is the REI Flash with an R value of 3.5 and a weight of 1lb even. Highly...
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    I, like a lot of people, thought the snapped foot...

    I, like a lot of people, thought the snapped foot box would provide greater flexibility. Two years later I have never unsnapped it to use as a blanket, or to vent my feet. My problem is the way the...
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    No Problem at all in regards to the side...

    No Problem at all in regards to the side tracking. We are are friends and gear heads here! I pitched my SLD Winter Haven several times, but didn't really like the pitch I got. I had my trekking...
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    You are probably correct. It was just not a...

    You are probably correct. It was just not a great weekend when I had to drive 4.5hrs to get there, then the trail was busier than the front range options. The ranger said there was about 110 people...
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    Anyone with route options for Flat Tops? Pretty...

    Anyone with route options for Flat Tops? Pretty Please!!!
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    Thanks for the replies. I also forgot to mention...

    Thanks for the replies. I also forgot to mention that I will not go near Aspen in the summer. The Condundrum Hot springs backpack in July, that is part of the four pass loop, was the busiest trail...
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    Yeah, lost creek is the bees nees. Will probably...

    Yeah, lost creek is the bees nees. Will probably do you well. Spend at least one day in Buena Vista to acclimate. Though lost creek is lower on the south side, you can still get over 10.5k pretty...
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    Colordao: July 3-4 day backpack

    Hey all,
    Looking for a 3-4 day backpacking trip for this July. Would like to keep the driving distance from Broomfield under 4-5hrs. We have a few people with us that don't like to slog too many...
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    Looks Like the new Burrows all come with the D...

    Looks Like the new Burrows all come with the D rings, and they have a kit to attach to a pad:
    http://www.hammockgear.com/ground-pad-attachment-kit/

    Maybe I need to send my quilt in for some...
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    I don't think my burrow does have the d rings,...

    I don't think my burrow does have the d rings, but that is a good idea! Do you ever feel the D rings dig into your side when laying in the hammock? Seems like that would be a possibility.
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    Tarp with Doors as Ground Shelter

    Has anyone pitched a Warbonett Superfly or Simply Light Designs Winter Haven (or similar) as a tarp tent with trekking poles at each end? This would be for a ground sleeping shelter. I was looking...
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    Going to Ground with Hammock Gear Burrow

    Any clever tips for keeping a good seal when going to ground with your burrow quilt? I tend to toss and turn when camping and then I get a bit drafty with the whole upper half of the quilt open. ...
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    Does this remind anyone else of the move,...

    Does this remind anyone else of the move, "Congo"? haha. Not saying its not a good idea though for grizzly country.
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    I have two sets of the "Outdoor Products 3-Pack...

    I have two sets of the "Outdoor Products 3-Pack Ultimate Dry Sack," which can be found on amazon or Walmart for $10. They are cheap enough that when they wear out, its no big deal, although I have...
  20. Agreed, don't camp above treeline! And get...

    Agreed, don't camp above treeline! And get through those sections at a slightly faster pace. There were too many deaths last year.
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    Two years ago I was up there in March and got a...

    Two years ago I was up there in March and got a freak foot of wet snow. Had to ditch my hammock in the middle of the night because it couldn't handle any more snow load. I was lucky to get out of...
  22. I don't have experience with the Sparrow or...

    I don't have experience with the Sparrow or Zeppelin. I can say that I have not had trouble adjusting my 0 degree incubator to both my WBB and WBBXLC, and it is one of my absolute favorite pieces of...
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    I don't run an UQP or Winter Sock, though I do...

    I don't run an UQP or Winter Sock, though I do have the WBBXLC with the winter top cover. The best luck I have had stopping the wind is to run a tarp with doors all the way to the ground (or run it...
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    Sorry for the super old bump. Works been busy. ...

    Sorry for the super old bump. Works been busy. The main issue with Underquilts is making sure there are no air pockets between the quilt and hammock. This will cause CBS (Cold but syndrome), or...
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    Dispersed Camping is more my style. Have fun!

    Dispersed Camping is more my style. Have fun!
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    It is all part of a system, and it is best to...

    It is all part of a system, and it is best to have this all tested. I generally tell people to try shoulder season camping at high elevation first, as this is generally as cold as many winter hangs...
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    I was able to get the Incubator out this last...

    I was able to get the Incubator out this last weekend and get some hanging time. Car camped near the Wigwam trailhead for Lost Creek Wilderness. Fished the famous Cheesman canyon and tried out...
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    I only have the phoenix 20, burrow 20, and the...

    I only have the phoenix 20, burrow 20, and the new Incubator 0. So I haven't tried the 40. With that being said I don't see myself ever getting a 40. The 20 is great for three season use in the...
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    Thanks again for the quilt. You guys need to get...

    Thanks again for the quilt. You guys need to get on Instagram! I posted one of those picks there and tagged it with #hammockgear. Brandon is doing it! ( ;
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    Here is a thread on Winter hanging tips:...

    Here is a thread on Winter hanging tips:
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/105037-Winter-Hanging-tips

    Once you get your kit worked out, which may take you several trips, then...
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    And here was another picture from last winter. ...

    And here was another picture from last winter. This was RMPN out of the Bear Lake TH at around 10,000ft. We were hidden in a depression in between two ridges, thankfully. As the winds reached...
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    Got the New UQ in. It is masterly stitched, as...

    Got the New UQ in. It is masterly stitched, as per usual for Hammock Gear. Spent a couple of movies worth of time in it this weekend (Mad Max and Avengers). Had the window open and it was around...
  33. Thread: Lightning

    by joefbtg28
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    Here is what I do. Lightning is the #1 natural...

    Here is what I do. Lightning is the #1 natural killer in CO.

    Start Counting: the time between lightning and thunder. about 1 mile (away from you) per second difference. Is it coming or going? ...
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    It would be good to know your use case. So we...

    It would be good to know your use case. So we can see where you are on the weight vs coverage spectrum. I have a tarp from Simply Light Designs (Winter Haven) and Warbonett (Big Mamajamba). They...
  35. Thread: I am amazed

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    And the more you are in the woods, the stronger...

    And the more you are in the woods, the stronger the pull when I am away! But I like it that way. With fall in the air; the dry fly fishing bite is on and the Aspens are changing colors. Also,...
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    Yes, the 0 will be good for your scenario and...

    Yes, the 0 will be good for your scenario and geographical location. Love the U.P.! You can just vent your top quilt on those 50 degree nights. If you are getting a 0 degree and plan to use it in...
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    Hot tents are awesome! I was caught unawares by...

    Hot tents are awesome! I was caught unawares by a foot and a half of really wet snow in the middle of the night last March. It was 50 degrees and clear when we went to bed. Had to bail out of my...
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    Here are a few. Arapahoe National Forest in...

    Here are a few.

    Arapahoe National Forest in February at 9500ft and a good 5ft snowpack. Ski toured out of camp the next morning.
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    Going into RMNP to camp for first tracks. This was...
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    New Incubator

    Finally pulled the trigger on a HG Incubator 0 with +1oz overstuff! I have been using my Phoenix 20 and supplementing the last couple of winters. I plan on doing more winter camping for backcountry...
  40. This is the Simply light Designs Winter Haven...

    This is the Simply light Designs Winter Haven Tarp in the 11' Ridgeline. I got it in silver/grey color cat cut, with line locs, seam sealed, and with side panel pull outs. Both my WBB XLC [11 ft]...
  41. Simply Light Designs Winter Haven tarp [Short Term] Review

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JCPTMH0raFM/VXJTWgbVa5I/AAAAAAAAFTs/0TxCRCnB3ZQ/w1214-h809-no/_MG_1250.jpg

    Use Case:
    I wanted a tarp for winter camping and car camping. When I am backpacking...
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    When running a 3/4 length underquilt you need to...

    When running a 3/4 length underquilt you need to supplement some extra insulation in your foot area. I use a small pad that doubles as a sit pad inside the footbox of my overquilt, per Shug's Video:...
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    I think the real distinction is weight. If I am...

    I think the real distinction is weight. If I am not going very far, or car camping, sure I will bring a tarp with doors AND the kitchen sink. If I am backpacking, I will most likely save the 10+...
  44. Thread: Unique hangs

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    Nice hang. You downtown? Check out Smokey D's...

    Nice hang. You downtown? Check out Smokey D's BBQ (13th and Locust), or Court Ave Brewing Company for a pint. Some of my old stomping grounds! I got some trad climbing gear from a friend this...
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    Just got the tarp yesterday and pitched it in my...

    Just got the tarp yesterday and pitched it in my basement (because I was being lazy). I apologize for the lack of light, but you get the idea. This thing is HUGE! I really like how there are d...
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    Haha, you won't get scolded around here for not...

    Haha, you won't get scolded around here for not exhausting every search query before posting. Although, I have always considered my syle to be Drunken Master Kung-fu (search "drunken master jackie...
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    Welcome! This place is a wealth of knowledge...

    Welcome! This place is a wealth of knowledge with some of the nicest folks on any internet forum that I have been a part of. Time to start getting your systems sorted for the AT. Have a fun...
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    Hike #3 on this page is the one I was talking...

    Hike #3 on this page is the one I was talking about:
    http://www.pmags.com/backpacking-loops-%E2%80%93-mags-favorites#lost-creek-wilderness-loop
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    Winter Hanging tips

    There has been some chatter recently regarding winter camping, and I thought this would be a good opportunity to do a little brain dump on this subject. I have been winter camping for most of my...
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    +1 in 3 season trips I have been foregoing...

    +1 in 3 season trips I have been foregoing another fire starter sometimes because the alcohol on some tinder works soooo well.
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