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    Sorry, should have been more clear - the "v3.1"...

    Sorry, should have been more clear - the "v3.1" was done by a different user, I only ever did up to the v0.2 Beta. I think Tacblades created it, he asked to modify the sheet and I said I was OK with...
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    The difference between "max height" and "baffle...

    The difference between "max height" and "baffle height" is basically what makes this a differential cut. Having extra material at the top of the chamber allows the quilt to curve around the hammock...
  3. The "wraparound sleeping bag" technique is...

    The "wraparound sleeping bag" technique is commonly known around here as the "Pea Pod" technique, named after Ed Speer's creation.

    There are quite a few threads here detailing the PeaPod technique...
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    Old post, but the good news is that Chrysler...

    Old post, but the good news is that Chrysler should (eventually) be installing a free hitch for you as part of the ZJ/WJ recall.
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    Not a movie as such, but in the final two...

    Not a movie as such, but in the final two "special" Burma episodes of this season's Top Gear, Richard Hammond used what looks to be a Hennessey Explorer w/Snakeskins mounted in his truck for his...
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    Wow, that green stripe looks awesome, great job...

    Wow, that green stripe looks awesome, great job on your UQ!
  7. Thread: Lost_Biker

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    Get well soon LB!

    Get well soon LB!
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    Let's be honest - we're the world's friendliest,...

    Let's be honest - we're the world's friendliest, benevolent, well-rested cult. ;)
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    Y'know, I never considered that, but it could...

    Y'know, I never considered that, but it could work. With that said, I'd do some experimenting first to see if it gives you reasonable baffle cross-sections.

    I'm glad that folks are still getting...
  10. Mine are concreted into the slab with a square...

    Mine are concreted into the slab with a square bracket nailed to the beam - I've hung on them for ages and they haven't so much as shifted. There would have to be a LOT of bent metal and obvious...
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    I'd speculate they've now blown through all of...

    I'd speculate they've now blown through all of their original Kickstarter money and are hoping their current KS campaign will fix their financials. Or, maybe there's a container full of Kammok that's...
  12. Thread: Kammok

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    Kammok's customer service is known for being...

    Kammok's customer service is known for being somewhere between "flaky" and "nonexistent."
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    GoLite Z30 down quilts were on sale for $175 but...

    GoLite Z30 down quilts were on sale for $175 but I think they may be out of stock now, might have to keep an eye on the site or give them a call.
  14. Thread: Kammok

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    So compared to my GoLite Z30, it's the same temp...

    So compared to my GoLite Z30, it's the same temp rating and 2oz lighter despite being larger, using a synthetic/down blend instead of pure down, and a heavier shell material? I'm not sure whether to...
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    Well, it's certainly not completely scientific,...

    Well, it's certainly not completely scientific, haha! Basically I used the published temp values and design specs for some manufactured quilts and came up with a formula that fit the curve of...
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    Oh hey, I didn't know you'd added a seam...

    Oh hey, I didn't know you'd added a seam allowance calc to my sheet - cool beans! Would you mind posting a link to it in the thread for my original calculator?
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    I completely agree, the stick method will do...

    I completely agree, the stick method will do nothing but concentrate the pressure applied.
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    You'd bet wrong, we call them "Tree Savers" for a...

    You'd bet wrong, we call them "Tree Savers" for a reason. The 3-4" straps are used for the exact same reason we use webbing instead of rope to hang our hammocks: spreading the load over a much larger...
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    Yessir, we use 3" or 4" straps as anchors. Saw an...

    Yessir, we use 3" or 4" straps as anchors. Saw an H1 hummer in another group we came across haul itself out of a mudhole via a tree anchor, probably 15,000lbs or so or force on the tree and...
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    Hooniverse...

    Hooniverse says you're right - it's the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel between Norfolk and Hampton
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    I called them instead and sorted it out - they...

    I called them instead and sorted it out - they still had all the emails on file. I appreciate they were able to (eventually) figure it out, but I'm a long-time HH customer and to screw up two orders...
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    Looks awesome - you did a great job!

    Looks awesome - you did a great job!
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    And now, for two years running, I have bought...

    And now, for two years running, I have bought something from the O&E sale and they've sent me the wrong item. Last year HH promised to reimburse me the cost of shipping the wrong item back and then...
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    I found the stock suspension on the Jarbidge to...

    I found the stock suspension on the Jarbidge to be a bit short on the Expedition (even at max length it pulled the quilt very tight), so logically even moreso on the Explorer. Using an extra 3"...
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    Yeah the Pertex is really something else. Crazy...

    Yeah the Pertex is really something else. Crazy smooth texture as well, especially if you're used to the comparatively rough ripstop nylons.
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    No heat dryer with tennis balls works...

    No heat dryer with tennis balls works impressively well. A friend of mine left a -12C bag fully compressed in a compression sack for just short of a year the the tennis ball dryer trick brought it...
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    You misread UGQ's charts. The 72" has 15.5oz of...

    You misread UGQ's charts. The 72" has 15.5oz of down fill for a total weight of 24.74oz.

    The Regular Z30 is most comparable to a UGQ 78"x55" quilt, but it sits right in between the 20 and...
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    I'd consider it a "comfort" rating. I'd have no...

    I'd consider it a "comfort" rating. I'd have no worries about taking my previous-generation GoLite down to 30, maybe with a base layer on. That also depends on how hot of a sleeper you are.
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    I doubt the mods had anything to do with it,...

    I doubt the mods had anything to do with it, inbox space is an admin-level change. Notice should be given for major changes, however from the sounds of it it may have just been a temporary glitch and...
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    As I understand it, not a whole lot. Everybody...

    As I understand it, not a whole lot. Everybody kept making hammocks, and as I understand it Warbonnet has gone down the same path as HH and applied for patents of their own, specifically the footbox...
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    From browsing the archived version's of GoLite's...

    From browsing the archived version's of GoLite's site, the old 3-season Ultralite 800 quilts were 1lb 7oz, while the current Z30 is 1lb 6oz. The old 1-season Ultralite 800s were 1lb 3oz. Not a...
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    I still regret missing that sale. I got the...

    I still regret missing that sale. I got the 3-season on a similar steep discount but didn't see the $99 sale a couple weeks later, and when I did it was sold out!
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    GoLite Z30 topquilts on clearance

    Just a heads-up, GL has their Z30 quilts on clearance for $180 (same price for Regular and Long, regular price is $250), which is a 30-degree quilt with a Pertex Quantam shell and 850FP goose down...
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    Welcome from Calgary!

    Welcome from Calgary!
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    I hear that, I just finished the riser block for...

    I hear that, I just finished the riser block for my first TD recurve and it's a battle to find time to work on it with all my other projects on the go.

    Cool to see a bunch of other archers here,...
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    Looks good, solid work! How long is the...

    Looks good, solid work! How long is the ridgeline?




    Ah, then I will have to submit my membership application. ;)

    http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a318/CatSplat/Hammock/98a67978.jpg
  37. Interesting, that's a new one to me. Has anyone...

    Interesting, that's a new one to me. Has anyone checked how the ridgeline is secured now?
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    Yikes, sounds like it was quite the adventure!...

    Yikes, sounds like it was quite the adventure! Spring hiking can be pretty wild.
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    Aha, OK, I did an UQ calculator that's also...

    Aha, OK, I did an UQ calculator that's also available through Google so I was worried there. :lol: Quilt looks good!
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    Which calculator? If it's mine, let me know so I...

    Which calculator? If it's mine, let me know so I can review it, this is the first I've heard about the chamber calcs being incorrect.
  41. Thread: UQ or Pad?

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    UQs are very nice and have a lot of coverage -...

    UQs are very nice and have a lot of coverage - but I hung with a self-inflating pad before I made my UQs and I'd take it over a tent any day! Also, if you think you might find yourself in a situation...
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    Well, both the Typhoon and Monsoon are available...

    Well, both the Typhoon and Monsoon are available in the light 30D silnylon (lightweight and somewhat see-through) and the heaver (and presumably darker) 70D poly, so if light transmission is a...
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    Righto, no worries. I actually got a Typhoon from...

    Righto, no worries. I actually got a Typhoon from that same sale, I just haven't set it up yet. It's snowing. :laugh:
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    Looks good, although I'd like to see some daytime...

    Looks good, although I'd like to see some daytime pictures if possible. Your thread mentions you were using a Monsoon rather than a Typhoon with your Explorer, did you have any issues using the...
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    I used a dab of my SilNet silicon sealer, looks...

    I used a dab of my SilNet silicon sealer, looks to have worked just fine. Thanks again!
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    Hey, that's a great idea, silicon sticks to...

    Hey, that's a great idea, silicon sticks to totally waterproof fabric so it should have no problem with DWR. Thanks, guys!
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    Adhesive for DWR fabric repair?

    So one of my DIY underquilts has recently developed a hole. It hasn't lost any down yet, but there's a tuft of down that's determined to work its way out. The hole is quite small, say, the diameter...
  48. A small dart is a neat way of doing it, but does...

    A small dart is a neat way of doing it, but does reduce your loft a bit at the extreme head/foot ends as you're removing a bit of the fabric from the baffle chamber. A simple fold at the seam to make...
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    Yes, it is absolutely possible to lose loft via...

    Yes, it is absolutely possible to lose loft via overtightening. Been there, had the cold butt to prove it.
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    Interesting thought, but I'd like to talk about...

    Interesting thought, but I'd like to talk about the statistics a bit. One in 1,000 seems like a very low number indeed, and a much higher chance of falling than I would have expected. Dead snags can...
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