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  1. WTB: I'm looking for pretty much the same thing (see...

    I'm looking for pretty much the same thing (see my thread in the forum) so if this sale doesn't work out, I might be interested.
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    WTB: Hey, thanks for the offer but I am just looking...

    Hey, thanks for the offer but I am just looking for a full-length quilt. I forgot to put that in the title but I can't edit now... :\
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    WTB: WTB: Underquilt, 20-40 degrees

    I've just moved back to tree country after a long stretch of living and doing most of my hiking in a much more arid environment. I'd finally like to upgrade to an under quilt. I'd like to go with...
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    WTB: WTB: KAQ New River Underquilt

    Just what the title says - I'm interested in a New River, regular length, for this summer's hiking and would be happy to save on a used one.

    Would be willing to trade a Thermarest NeoAir XLite -...
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    One of my favorite nights of sleep camping was in...

    One of my favorite nights of sleep camping was in the Jersey pine barrens, by a lake, with the almost overpowering sound of a bazillion cicadas or crickets rasping away. Somehow, it was the perfect...
  6. Quilt and ponchotarp are both sold! Thanks!

    Quilt and ponchotarp are both sold! Thanks!
  7. There are now pictures of the quilt linked to in...

    There are now pictures of the quilt linked to in the first post.

    It's about 90 inches long ways, 45 inches wide at the top/shoulder area. If you're still interested, PM me your shipping info!
  8. FS: Insultex Top Quilt and GoLite Poncho-Tarp

    BOTH SOLD

    I've got two pieces of gear here that just have not gotten a lot of use. To me that means I need to turn them into cash for other purchases; to you that means they're in good condition!...
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    What's the total weight of the quilt? I assume...

    What's the total weight of the quilt? I assume the 12/13oz referenced on the website is just the down...
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    I'll take the Montbell pillow. PM sent

    I'll take the Montbell pillow. PM sent
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    I may be interested if the other guy isn't.

    I may be interested if the other guy isn't.
  12. Thread: Hanging in PA

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    Hey, I'm in Philly and can advise you on all the...

    Hey, I'm in Philly and can advise you on all the good spots to hang within the city limits...of course, we have a huge inner-city forest, but even in parks and other public spots, you can find great...
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    A hammock with no-see-um netting can come in at...

    A hammock with no-see-um netting can come in at around 20 ounces or so. A silnylon tarp can weigh as little as 6 oz, plus guylines and stakes, so maybe 9 oz? You can use the same sleeping bag and...
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    PM sent with a few questions.

    PM sent with a few questions.
  15. Quick suspension replacement suggestions need!

    So I'm going camping tomorrow, and I just realized my hammock straps are gone after I forgot to remove them from trees the other day :( I already have webbing in the mail, but I need a way to suspend...
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    Hey, this stuff looks interesting. Right now they...

    Hey, this stuff looks interesting. Right now they seem to have "Thin 40" and "Thin 150" - would either of those be similar to what you recommended in terms of amount of insulation provided?
  17. I'm a big fan of REI, I think they have a pretty...

    I'm a big fan of REI, I think they have a pretty great inventory, and their store-brand is usually of equal quality to the more expensive ones, and a lot cheaper. I love the place. It's especially...
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    I think for me the main thing might be that my...

    I think for me the main thing might be that my skin isn't touching it.
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    I get clammy sometimes too with IX. I've yet to...

    I get clammy sometimes too with IX. I've yet to figure out what conditions lead to it happening sometimes and not others.
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    Ahh, I was talking bicycle...motorcycle seems...

    Ahh, I was talking bicycle...motorcycle seems more feasible.
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    Nice, any idea where I might get a similar...

    Nice, any idea where I might get a similar material? I'm a big fan of wool...

    Also, with Insultex, would it be better to put the extra layer above or below the IX? Like next to my skin, or the IX...
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    Something to supplement an Insultex TQ

    I have an Insultex TQ (I think from Molly Mac gear) which is pretty warm, but I don't know how it would fare in the 40s, and I'll probably be camping out in the 40s this weekend. If possible I'd like...
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    I'm told people have hung with one tree and a...

    I'm told people have hung with one tree and a bike (!) as the other support, but I'll believe it when I see it.
  24. Haha, hardly...it went pretty mainstream. Now...

    Haha, hardly...it went pretty mainstream. Now Angband or Dwarf Fortress...THOSE are the trademark of a nerd.

    I also had not thought of how useful a portal gun would be for backpacking. I wouldn't...
  25. Yeah, all you need is two walls...heck, you don't...

    Yeah, all you need is two walls...heck, you don't even need suspension, just tied each end of the hammock to the other end!
  26. Just found this hammock-related meme on reedit...

    I thought the hammock-folk might find this entertaining.

    http://i.imgur.com/W4Nr3.jpg

    If you don't get it, it's a reference to a computer game...a great one, incidentally, one of the few that...
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    Cheapest setup: Grand Trunk Ultralight Skeeter...

    Cheapest setup:

    Grand Trunk Ultralight Skeeter Beeter (you could go with just the GT Ultralight, but for camping I would STRONGLY recommend the bug net. It's worth the extra 40 bucks and weight)...
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    Te-Wa Breeze underquilt

    Basically that - if anybody has a used Te-Wa Breeze underquilt, I'm looking for it - or another similarly ultralight summer (or chilly day) UQ.

    Let me know if there are any looking for a home!
  29. I guess that means if I go camping in the Pine...

    I guess that means if I go camping in the Pine Barrens I should triple-check the health of any trees I hang from...
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    Green whoopie on one end, blue on the other.

    Green whoopie on one end, blue on the other.
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    I'm too weight-conscious for any of their stuff...

    I'm too weight-conscious for any of their stuff to appeal to me, but a Doublenest or two might be nice to have around. I like having extra hammocks to share with friends - there's a nice spot behind...
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    Ah Hawaii. All the investigators from my lab were...

    Ah Hawaii. All the investigators from my lab were in Hawaii a couple weeks ago for a conference. I was pretty jealous, but at least we got to work in peace and quiet for once. Didn't get crazy enough...
  33. A bike trip to the Pine Barrens, 12/29-30

    Turns out I wasn't the only HF member out there the night of the 29th! I took my new Surly Troll out for its first night of bike camping and had some fun riding around the woods, although about 40%...
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    Hey, I was there the same night (well, a little...

    Hey, I was there the same night (well, a little ways away, close to Atsion Lake). Just made a thread about it. I'm glad you like that area so much - I think it's kind of nice for a bit, but not...
  35. One of those big momma tarps with doors on would...

    One of those big momma tarps with doors on would probably be a good choice for very windy conditions, also.
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    Poll: I won't build one myself but if other people are...

    I won't build one myself but if other people are building one, I'll enjoy it and help gather wood as needed. I have had holes burned in stuff from ashes before, I find the work of gathering wood is a...
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    I currently have one that I use. Well, I also...

    I currently have one that I use. Well, I also have another that I'm giving to a friend once he has a chance to go to a place where we can set it up. I've made two and given them as presents. I plan...
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    I have and can recommend the Skeeter Beeter...

    I have and can recommend the Skeeter Beeter Ultralight. A much cheaper option is just the Ultralight, which forgoes the bug net and can often be had for under $20 at various places online, I'm told....
  39. I'm kind of nervous about having to hang a tarp...

    I'm kind of nervous about having to hang a tarp in high wind. First of all there's the question of making sure the openings are not facing into the wind, which means being able to find the right...
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    When you have two hammockers, you have three...

    When you have two hammockers, you have three opinions, as the saying goes.
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    Incredible. That Nano 7 hammock saves a lot of...

    Incredible. That Nano 7 hammock saves a lot of weight. I wonder if you couldn't create a DIY hammock with the same dimensions and similar weight, too...with 1.1 ripstop from DIY Gear Supply it'd...
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    I can't see why you'd want a separate bug net -...

    I can't see why you'd want a separate bug net - it's extra complication and extra weight; if you don't always want the bug net, there's lots of cheap hammocks without them...it's not that I have a...
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    Compressing Insultex

    I have an insultex TQ I've been using to supplement my sleeping bag on cold nights and plan to use as my main summer TQ when the weather gets warm. While it blows down out of the water on weight,...
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    We opened presents early cause of traveling...

    We opened presents early cause of traveling tomorrow, and my folks got me a Wilderness Logics Tarp...major upgrade in coverage size and decrease in weight over the thing I was using before! I'm...
  45. I got a 3x2 meter tarp off ebay for 15 bucks plus...

    I got a 3x2 meter tarp off ebay for 15 bucks plus shipping. Weighs around a pound and does a good enough job for the amount of coverage that it provides. Search for tarps and you might be able to...
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    We'll see if I get anything...my parents, at any...

    We'll see if I get anything...my parents, at any rate, are more inclined to get me furniture so I can start unpacking all the crap that's still in boxes at my house. Don't they understand that house...
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    Yeah, I liked that besides looking like it was...

    Yeah, I liked that besides looking like it was drawn by a small child, it's the most compact set of hammock instructions ever! (Of course, it assumes the reader has suspension and knows how to use...
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    Another set of hammock instructions

    I brought in the first DIY hammock I made as a white elephant gift for my job's Christmas party (if you don't know, white elephant is where everyone brings a gift and takes turns picking them, but...
  49. Toggles - do they have to have a high weight limit?

    Pretty much what the title says. If using toggles and a MSH to attach a hammock to webbing, does it matter what the toggle is? I've been using whoopieslings.com's aluminum toggles on my one hammock...
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    Where to get those steel S-hooks

    So I've started making my own hammocks as presents for people, and as such I'm trying to keep the costs down...a pair of whoopie slings for each hammock really adds up, and these aren't for gram...
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