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    One other problem...length is 110 inches. Just...

    One other problem...length is 110 inches. Just over 9 feet.
  2. I plan on bailing out of work by 3 pm. It's...

    I plan on bailing out of work by 3 pm. It's about an 1h 20m drive depending on traffic out of Orlando.
  3. Thread: Howdy

    by FLTurtle
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    That's a heckuva starter set you put together!

    That's a heckuva starter set you put together!
  4. Wow! Very nice photos.

    Wow! Very nice photos.
  5. Family will be out of town that weekend and I've...

    Family will be out of town that weekend and I've never been to a meetup. Plus, would be nice to check out new places outside of my usual hangs. Let me work on my schedule and I'll try for...
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    Yeah, it should have the pack hooks. Mine does.

    Yeah, it should have the pack hooks. Mine does.
  7. I was tempted, esp with the 20% off on the...

    I was tempted, esp with the 20% off on the Chameleon. In the end, I just got a spare set of 15' spider poly straps and a peak shelf for my Half Zipped.

    I only have one tarp, a silpoly WB...
  8. Welcome! You could probably just get away with...

    Welcome! You could probably just get away with using a regular sleeping bag if you're going in June. Yeah, its compressed when you're laying in it, but I can't imagine it still won't provide some...
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    Apparently, they changed the bug net to a...

    Apparently, they changed the bug net to a symmetrical on it since I bought mine. Mine is a head left, but I noticed over the past year that I prefer head right so I'm debating on getting a new Half...
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    Looks quite similar, actually. They have some...

    Looks quite similar, actually. They have some videos on the Katabatic site and it clearly shows a snap system.
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    If you're worried about the hole in the cinched...

    If you're worried about the hole in the cinched footbox, UGQ came up with a brilliant idea:

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/156235-ZIPPER-FOOTBOX-UPDATE
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    0j54vMKGhiQ
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    Definitely backpackable! 8.5 lb 29.5" l x...

    Definitely backpackable!

    8.5 lb

    29.5" l x 8.5" d
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    This is where I messed up going from a Dutch Half...

    This is where I messed up going from a Dutch Half Zip to a Warbonnet Eldorado. On the WB, I hung the foot end about 6"-8" higher than the head end...and had horrible calf ridge until I readjusted...
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    Really surprised at the treated down staying that...

    Really surprised at the treated down staying that dry.
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    https://www.sleepinginairports.net/guides/honolulu...

    https://www.sleepinginairports.net/guides/honolulu-airport-guide.htm
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    What about using a 2" tree hugger (loops at both...

    What about using a 2" tree hugger (loops at both ends), and larkshead a 1" strap onto one hugger loop and the tail end of the strap threaded through the other hugger loop.
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    Becket hitch or whoopie slings. Edit: ...

    Becket hitch or whoopie slings.

    Edit:

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    Ok, was gonna say those don't look like poly...

    Ok, was gonna say those don't look like poly straps.
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    Measure the storage bag. If it's rectangular,...

    Measure the storage bag. If it's rectangular, H*W*L. If it's a cylinder, pi * radius squared * height. Measure in cm to convert to liters. Figure you'll need to size up some since the factory...
  21. Holy cow!

    Holy cow!
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    Welcome! Don't stay quiet if you got...

    Welcome! Don't stay quiet if you got questions...plenty of people willing to jump in and answer.

    I also watch the Corporal's Corner videos. One of his latest ones, he's catching a lot of hate...
  23. I'm guessing the door kit is for those that don't...

    I'm guessing the door kit is for those that don't want/need the extra coverage every time they hang, but still want the flexibility without having to buy another tarp. Or for people that originally...
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    1. No bag liner, just a light base layer (shorts,...

    1. No bag liner, just a light base layer (shorts, tshirt). If I get too warm, I stick out a leg or push off the tq.

    2. I have a zippered footbox. I roll a lot at night, and the tq pretty much...
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    Is it feathers (with a quill) or down (no quill)...

    Is it feathers (with a quill) or down (no quill) coming out of the jacket?
  26. Thread: New Chameleon

    by FLTurtle
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    Can you use the bug net with the cocoon on?

    Can you use the bug net with the cocoon on?
  27. Man, I was thinking about trees and limbs...

    Man, I was thinking about trees and limbs falling. Now add human lightning rod to the mix.
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    Ok, this explains a lot. I finally got to use my...

    Ok, this explains a lot. I finally got to use my Eldorado last week, and ran into calf ridge. Ngl, I had a few cold ones before I set up the hammock and didn't get a good hang. The ridgeline was...
  29. I live in mosquito central. My hammocks are...

    I live in mosquito central. My hammocks are single layer. I also use a 3/4 length UQ. I wear a tshirt and a pair of shorts at night. I haven't had any bites through all that.
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    OP is talking about 0C, not 0F temps.

    OP is talking about 0C, not 0F temps.
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    So wait, there's a Long Beach NY not CA and...

    So wait, there's a Long Beach NY not CA and California State Forest NY not CA as well?
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    Found it... ...

    Found it...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/142513-Ladies-undergarment-dilemma?p=1990242&viewfull=1#post1990242
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    I wonder if HG ever thought about making the econ...

    I wonder if HG ever thought about making the econ line duck down fill with the premium line fabrics at a price point between the econ and premium offerings.
  34. OP mentions a 3x6 area...

    OP mentions a 3x6 area...
  35. Ummm...why? Sleep in the fetal position?

    Ummm...why?



    Sleep in the fetal position?
  36. Mesh sleeve. It'll change your life.

    Mesh sleeve. It'll change your life.
  37. I was looking at picking up another HG sleeve,...

    I was looking at picking up another HG sleeve, when I scrolled to the bottom they had this:



    I guess they want you to roll up from the bottom edge to the ridgeline, then deploy the sleeve. ...
  38. I use the HG mesh sleeve. I never had an issue...

    I use the HG mesh sleeve. I never had an issue with the bunching up at the open end. However on the skinny end the tarp keeps popping through.


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  39. Thread: Tarp repair

    by FLTurtle
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    Yeah, I recall reading a while back that duct...

    Yeah, I recall reading a while back that duct tape is useless on sil-fabrics. Might be worth it to carry something like this: https://www.gearaid.com/products/tenacious-tape-patch-silnylon

    Also,...
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    I got this link bookmarked: ...

    I got this link bookmarked:

    https://support.enlightenedequipment.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002770588-How-to-layer-quilts-for-sub-zero-camping
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    Yeah, I think the vendors you find here use...

    Yeah, I think the vendors you find here use comfort ratings instead of survival ratings. I've used my 40F set into the low 40s with no issue other than getting the UQ draft collar dialed in.
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    In the 2nd pic...those folks in the tent. How'd...

    In the 2nd pic...those folks in the tent. How'd they do? Or did they bail before the storm?
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    That last pic definitely takes the cake.

    That last pic definitely takes the cake.
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    Well, I'm glad there is a light at the end of the...

    Well, I'm glad there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I started to think about my purchases over the past year or so, and every single one has been to shed weight and bulk.
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    I thought the Eldorado was just a XLC body with a...

    I thought the Eldorado was just a XLC body with a different bug not that doesn't have the shelf? Couldn't you just switch your XLC net onto your Dream-Tex Eldorado body and call it an XLC?
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    I started to ask 'How downproof are those 7d...

    I started to ask 'How downproof are those 7d fabrics?' but then I just googled it:



    Seems like you might to have baby it, but with most UL gear that seems to be the case.
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    Also, sewn over zipper foot box is lighter.

    Also, sewn over zipper foot box is lighter.
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    Are you trying to get down to a certain base...

    Are you trying to get down to a certain base weight, or are you shedding weight to add additional gear? I didn't move to UL gear to bring my weight down...I did it so I could free up space and...
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    That tarp is so cool.

    That tarp is so cool.
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    Surface tension is weird. I would imagine that...

    Surface tension is weird. I would imagine that wiping/shaking will leave behind some microscopic water beads, but 8 oz worth? The square footage of an 11' hex would be about 80 sqft, double since...
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