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    Hey ATGirl, I want to ask/say again: what are you...

    Hey ATGirl, I want to ask/say again: what are you using for head insulation? IMHO, I need at least as much insulation for my head as I do for my torso. If I don't have a good thick hood, no way is my...
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    Not sure if you are replying to me or some one...

    Not sure if you are replying to me or some one else- several of us had similar tips- but either way, hang in there, you will get it! But, if a zero TQ is not keeping you warm at 40F, I would think...
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    PS: if you are wondering about the rating of the...

    PS: if you are wondering about the rating of the TQ, measure it! Lay it out flat on a bed or the floor and measure how thick it is. I forget exactly what 0F should be, but I'm thinking 3.5" to 4"...
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    As others have said, first things first: what are...

    As others have said, first things first: what are you using to insulate your back, butt and legs in contact with the hammock bottom?

    Once that is known, then several other possibilities can be...
  5. OK, thanks for that video Shug, just watched it!...

    OK, thanks for that video Shug, just watched it! It is great that you rigged a test using an UQ not quite warm enough for the 29F, and added a pad that is minimally insulated, and apparently slept...
  6. Shug, I think that TR Ridgerest pad you discuss...

    Shug, I think that TR Ridgerest pad you discuss at about 3:09 has an R value of 2.6, or at least my old one does. Unless you have the fancier model, which also has a reflector or some such and a...
  7. Alright! Shug weighs in on an oft discussed...

    Alright! Shug weighs in on an oft discussed subject which has widely differing opinions! I look forward to watching!
  8. Thanks for that info, Mando. I had figured that...

    Thanks for that info, Mando. I had figured that less inflation pressure would mean less thickness/loft, so less warmth. Interesting to see the R value simply related to pressure. I assume that is...
  9. You are welcome! I think a 20F pod, rigged...

    You are welcome! I think a 20F pod, rigged correctly, would take a 0F UQ- at least for Shug, or for me, or for anyone else who was able to use a 0F UQ anywhere near 0F, a whole lot lower than minus...
  10. I always did well with the BMBH, as well as their...

    I always did well with the BMBH, as well as their newer bridges and the WBRR. Folks vary! But, that MW4 should work great with a Chamelion. I never got to push it near the limit in a gathered...
  11. OK, folks, how about an update. I think this was...

    OK, folks, how about an update. I think this was discussed earlier. How about rust? Are Y'all seeing much, and does it concern you?

    I have not taken the best care of mine, and it has spent most of...
  12. Also, any small dents are probably not an issue-...

    Also, any small dents are probably not an issue- I think - as long as the dents are always inside a bracket or coupling. Where I probably ran into problems is sometimes I use a short top rail, like...
  13. Yep, I know exactly what you mean about the L...

    Yep, I know exactly what you mean about the L brackets wanting to slide toward the middle. In fact, that may be why I torqued down pretty good on the eye bolts a few times. But main thing is to avoid...
  14. I forgot to say in previous response, that when...

    I forgot to say in previous response, that when testing the MW3 at 25F it was obvious I could have hone lower. How much lower is unknown, but my guess is a minimum of 5 more degrees.




    Not...
  15. Welcome, Rusty! I'd say you are right on,...

    Welcome, Rusty! I'd say you are right on, assuming your UQ fits perfectly with no gaps, which is not always the case for every one with every hammock/quilt combo. And assuming wind is well blocked...
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    I have on occasion used a a WB sil-nylon...

    I have on occasion used a a WB sil-nylon poncho/UQ protector all in one as an UQP on my WBRR bridge, with the AHE RR specific UQ. It fits fairly loose on sides and bottom, which might be a benefit...
  17. "The other night I slept in the windiest...

    "The other night I slept in the windiest conditions I've ever slept in. Lots of blowing sideways rain along with an overhead lightening storm. I was using my HG dyneema tarp with doors. On the...
  18. But I need to throw out a caution regarding the...

    But I need to throw out a caution regarding the eye bolt screws that come on the couplers. I have had one( or maybe 2?) top rails bend on me near the ends, believe it or not. This never happened- at...
  19. I have used both brand/type of couplers. The one...

    I have used both brand/type of couplers. The one from the online tarp store is quite superior, but the ones from Lowes/HD are better than nothing. And useful, particulary if used along with the...
  20. Thanks, OneClick!

    Thanks, OneClick!
  21. Good points from a man who knows about...

    Good points from a man who knows about condensation problems.

    Telefonkatalogen, where were your feet relative to the corner with all the condensation? A ton of vapor can come off of the feet,...
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    Great video and pictures! Thanks for the report!

    Great video and pictures! Thanks for the report!
  23. I'm having a hard time picturing what your issue...

    I'm having a hard time picturing what your issue is. Is it the connection points on your top rail that seem less than secure? Do you have some of those top rail connectors to beef up the joints? If...
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    It has been quite a few years since I lived in...

    It has been quite a few years since I lived in UT, but I will throw out a few opinions until someone who does gets here.

    Good places to go? Anywhere in the vast national forests and parks. But, I...
  25. OH, I see. Sounds like- just like the old Pea...

    OH, I see. Sounds like- just like the old Pea Pod(which wrapped entirely around a gathered end hammock) used to do - it will do a good job of preventing any drafts. What is insulting you back and...
  26. That might work, if it stays put. Or, what I...

    That might work, if it stays put. Or, what I suggested previously. Small CCF cutouts placed strategically inside the outer layer of clothing, at the problem spot. I have experimented with this, and...
  27. Does it go under the hammock as well? If so,...

    Does it go under the hammock as well? If so, kudos to you, sounds like you have rigged the first Pea Pod for a bridge!
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    I think you are right, I am one of the few....

    I think you are right, I am one of the few. Although, more of us recently since more folks have started using 90 hammocks, or pads in bridge hammocks. Just the difference in folks I suppose, but I...
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    This is wild. I've had cramps while actually...

    This is wild. I've had cramps while actually hiking at high altitude, but solved them with salty snacks. But I have not had anything like this while sleeping in a hammock that I can remember for...
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    Thanks! Really cool. I wonder how much force is...

    Thanks! Really cool. I wonder how much force is on those ground cords and the head and foot ends lines? Thinking in terms of use inside or on a porch with hard floors rather than soft ground?
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    Hey, do I see some cordage going from the ground...

    Hey, do I see some cordage going from the ground side pole tips back to an anchor?
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    Also, what about on a hard surface like indoors...

    Also, what about on a hard surface like indoors or patio? ( But, this looks fantastic! ) I saw another post recently where the ground side head and foot left pole were connected by a bar that runs...
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    Every time I read one of these threads, I always...

    Every time I read one of these threads, I always wonder the same thing: Am I the only one? Am I just weird? ( you don't have to answer that ;) ). Am I the only one that has set his personal best AND...
  34. Thanks for the extra details, which makes it even...

    Thanks for the extra details, which makes it even more interesting! If you don't mind, just 2 more questions: was that the amok winter (R value five) or the three season pad (R-value 3)? Either way,...
  35. Now, that is some positive results! What else...

    Now, that is some positive results! What else were youusing besides the Spindrift and Superfly, and WBRR?
  36. That is one of the benefits, in addition to...

    That is one of the benefits, in addition to nothing about fit seems to change as I change position. The perfect custom fit such as I get with my AHE Ridge Creek on the WBRR is indeed a huge benefit....
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    Hi Psyculman. When you say "and the complete...

    Hi Psyculman. When you say "and the complete Hennessy under pad system. I still think the Hennessy set up is the best.", are you referring to the HHSS( Super Shelter)? Or to the HH reflective pad,...
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    I have not heard of that approach. You are...

    I have not heard of that approach. You are referring to Climashield Apex? I'm pretty sure it would add overall warmth, but I'm not sure it would puff up enough to fill those gaps. How big are the...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
  40. Great report!

    And results not too shabby at all!

    First, that sounds like such a great, fun trip, makes me envious!

    Next, this is a great report for me to read, because it is so close to the temps that I...
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    What is the minimum pole length for use with a WB...

    What is the minimum pole length for use with a WB RR hammock, which requires more distance between trees than any of my other hammocks? I think about 13 feet between triangle points/apex.

    How...
  42. OK, thanks for the details, JW! That helps in...

    OK, thanks for the details, JW! That helps in figuring things out. You must indeed be a very cold sleeper, and these individual variations can certainly make it tougher to figure out how much an...
  43. That was also my experience during my first few...

    That was also my experience during my first few years hanging, at least with synthetic bags. I have never tested that with a down bag, but I imagine the warmth boost would be less, if not zero.
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    BacktoBasix, It sounds like you don't have a...

    BacktoBasix, It sounds like you don't have a hammock yet, and are trying to decide between dbl layer vs single layer. Let me just re-emphasize something I said earlier: If you think you are going to...
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    BacktoBasics, It sounds like you don't have a...

    BacktoBasics, It sounds like you don't have a hammock yet, and are trying to decide between dbl layer vs single layer. Let me just re-emphasize something I said earlier: If you think you are going...
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    Boy, I bet that is a comfy thingy! Looks great!

    Boy, I bet that is a comfy thingy! Looks great!
  47. Thanks for the reminder!

    Thanks for the reminder!
  48. Well, yes, you are having to carry both a...

    Well, yes, you are having to carry both a sleeping bag and UQ( or a pad). Just like on the ground, right? On the ground you need both cushioning AND insulation. In the hammock, you don't need any...
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    Especially with gathered end(GE) hammocks, UQs...

    Especially with gathered end(GE) hammocks, UQs are the name of the game, for most people, regarding comfort and convenience. Also, easier to carry in the pack.

    Some are comfy enough using pads in...
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    Just keep in mind that, though multi purpose, I...

    Just keep in mind that, though multi purpose, I do not think that quilt has a differential cut, such as all of the JRB dedicated UQs do. This means you have to be more precise and careful about how...
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