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  1. Curious why you didn't go a little deeper in the...

    Curious why you didn't go a little deeper in the woods on either side of the road.. you would have still been plenty close to bail out if needed.. You were right on the road.
  2. FS/FT: How old is the Incubator. Never saw an Econ...

    How old is the Incubator. Never saw an Econ without the Econ label beside the temp label.
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    I wonder how much tarp pitch has to do with this...

    I wonder how much tarp pitch has to do with this condensation/frost/moisture issue.

    Shug, you're in a quarter porch mode, so likely have more ventilation. I was in a standard A, with doors open...
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    Battery clamps will add far more weight than the...

    Battery clamps will add far more weight than the top quilt will. Unless you clip them strategically to your body as well, then you can count them as worn weight...
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    I swear I am going to read that VB thread at some...

    I swear I am going to read that VB thread at some point...
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    WTB: WTB tarp straps

    I have a ton of straps but not near you for pickup. If your want to explore the options let me know. Happy to ship them to you.


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    I have a pair.. I'm on the road right now. If...

    I have a pair.. I'm on the road right now. If you pm me a reminder I will send your details...


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  8. I see what you did there ^^^^^^ Nice.

    I see what you did there ^^^^^^

    Nice.
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    Depending on time of day and hours of daylight...

    Depending on time of day and hours of daylight remaining, I might have tried to work out the bridge suspension and insulation with no spreader bars.. But emphasis on 'tried'.. I think you did the...
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    You had single digits in Stokes? That's...

    You had single digits in Stokes? That's awesome! Nice looking quilt. I'll have a Loco Libre one day...
  11. Don't overthink things.. You have a really great...

    Don't overthink things.. You have a really great quilt and a great start to your setup. Especially if you can have only one for now.

    You're not likely to rip the 10D fabric unless you're...
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    Welcome to hammocks! I'm older than you and...

    Welcome to hammocks! I'm older than you and agree that going to ground isn't what it once might have been. I get a better nights sleep in the hammock than I do in my bed.

    The structural ridge...
  13. Poll: I had a custom Phincubator that was red.. I...

    I had a custom Phincubator that was red.. I loved that color.
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    As I read more of your posts.. I am beginning to...

    As I read more of your posts.. I am beginning to understand...

    :scared:
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    Crap.. I missed it. All that winter gear I...

    Crap.. I missed it. All that winter gear I splurged on and the snow and ice are gone?



    Wow.. that's beautiful!! How can you not love that??
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    I miss my Monolite. Being able to see the UQ was...

    I miss my Monolite. Being able to see the UQ was great.
  17. Thread: zing it

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    I wouldn't heat it I would just give it a gentle...

    I wouldn't heat it I would just give it a gentle squeeze in the vice. Dutch once recommended tapping the slot between the Fleaz or Flyz antenna with a flat blade screwdriver to reduce the amount of...
  18. Thread: zing it

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    Labor of love for some. I think I still my...

    Labor of love for some. I think I still my zingit guy lines from day one... along with nearly all of the other options I've tried over the years. The current setup has proven extremely versatile...
  19. Thread: zing it

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    You might still have issues with the 1.2mm But...

    You might still have issues with the 1.2mm But it comes in a heavier 2.0 as well. I guess I could try that instead...

    I found the same challenges with the zingit as it got worked in and soft. ...
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    I really have to make time to read that VB...

    I really have to make time to read that VB thread...

    And, next trip I want to hang at ^^^that^^^ spot..
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    That's interesting.. I have been a tarp worm fan...

    That's interesting.. I have been a tarp worm fan for a long time. Incredibly easy to release and easy to tension.. cold, wet, tired. These look neat as well, just not sure if they can bite on...
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    Woke this morning with a nice layer of frost on...

    Woke this morning with a nice layer of frost on the TQ and inside of the tarp.

    Low was 23F.

    Odd that there wasn't any frost on the ground, none on the hammock, the UQ or the outside of the...
  23. Thread: zing it

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    I have one of my early zingit ridge lines still...

    I have one of my early zingit ridge lines still in action. Started life as a CRL with prussiks.. I hate prussiks. Then used Loop Aliens, then a Wasp/Hook combo. Then toggle and hook. And now it's...
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    To the OP... Maybe a DIY option is the best...

    To the OP...

    Maybe a DIY option is the best idea..

    You can buy the raw fabric for well under your budget. Catch a sale at a vendor like RBTR and you'll save even more. Or do a search for...
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    How about a Dutch Half Wit? Only a few dollars...

    How about a Dutch Half Wit?

    Only a few dollars more than your budget. Really well made. Integrated half bug net, which has grown to be my preferred system.
  26. I switched to a mesh snakeskin a while back and...

    I switched to a mesh snakeskin a while back and haven't found a better way to store either DCF tarp. The biggest benefit is not having to fig-8 all the lines and not having them tangled when I am...
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    I hate Burpies.. but darn-it if they don't work...

    I hate Burpies.. but darn-it if they don't work wonders.
  28. Follow-up for those considering 10D Taffeta vs...

    Follow-up for those considering 10D Taffeta vs 10D Ripstop.

    I ordered the Taffeta and absolutely love it. Silky smooth, soft and very very comfortable. Overall, I much prefer the Argon over the...
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    I have a pair.. Not likely to use them. They...

    I have a pair.. Not likely to use them.

    They have line spliced to them.. I think it's Lawson Iron Wire, or NE Rope of some sort.

    I have half a dozen Cogs.. I don't need those.
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    I think I have some.. I'll send you a picture....

    I think I have some..

    I'll send you a picture.


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    Many of the responses, mine included, note that...

    Many of the responses, mine included, note that the doors stay tucked back most of the time. So... for some, it's worth the weight savings to go without doors and roll the dice on the weather.
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    Nicely done.. simple. Nice pitch. I've done...

    Nicely done.. simple. Nice pitch.

    I've done three or four tarps with the capped standing French seam at the ridge. I made the tie out point only an inch or so. Also did the ridge a little...
  33. 16F with a standard 20F Incubator/Burrow. I was...

    16F with a standard 20F Incubator/Burrow. I was toasty. Not something would do routinely but Life Happens and I used what I had.
  34. I had the order queued up around 11:45 EST and...

    I had the order queued up around 11:45 EST and kept submitting like an auction junkie trying to snipe something on ebay in the last ten seconds. Finally went through as the clock struck midnight. I...
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    Ok to close and move this... I can do it...

    Ok to close and move this...

    I can do it when I get home..


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  36. FS/FT: JetBoil still available... Reduced to $60. ...

    JetBoil still available... Reduced to $60.

    Looking for a pair of MLD Lite Snow Gaiters as trade..


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  37. That's how I did them as well.

    That's how I did them as well.
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    Not understanding your question. By design,...

    Not understanding your question.

    By design, the top quilt is meant to eliminate the down under you, that is rendered useless once it's compressed. There might be a few inches of the TQ sides that...
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    This is what I do as well. ...

    This is what I do as well.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=175543&d=1561934717
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    I carried a DIY Grizz Beak when I had the...

    I carried a DIY Grizz Beak when I had the MamaJamba. When I switched to all cuben it made more sense to go with integrated doors.

    Another option not mentioned, and one I have seen only twice in...
  41. I did an order for a 20F & 40F set, all Premium...

    I did an order for a 20F & 40F set, all Premium 950's.. Already got notice they shipped. That's nuts!! How did HG get them done that quickly? Do they keep shells for basic color combinations in...
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    Agreed... I'm happy with the order. But if the...

    Agreed... I'm happy with the order. But if the same quilt showed up for less, I'd be silly not to consider it.

    I sold my Phincubator... Can't say I miss it that much.
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    Ordered all four quilts, but still have time to...

    Ordered all four quilts, but still have time to cancel.. Any one? Buehler? Buehler??
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    If you get is the eye roll, you're golden.

    If you get is the eye roll, you're golden.
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    Both of my tarps have doors. Literally an ounce...

    Both of my tarps have doors. Literally an ounce of prevention.

    They are tied back most of the time. But when I need them I have them.


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    To the OP.. curious where you hike and hang that...

    To the OP.. curious where you hike and hang that you have to worry about prying eyes.

    I have hung with some pretty big groups (solo or with one other person most of the time) but never came...
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    Tie a simple button knot in the end. Leave some...

    Tie a simple button knot in the end. Leave some extra lengthcoming out of the top of the button for a few hangs to let the knot set. Then do a locked brummel with the excess, as close to the top of...
  48. Thanks Harry.. I already ordered the Taffeta on...

    Thanks Harry.. I already ordered the Taffeta on one of the four quilts I ordered last night.

    Roll of the dice. Figured I'd try something different.
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    Looks like your questions were answered.. but.......

    Looks like your questions were answered.. but....

    Get the 11' tarp. I DIY'd two 12' tarps for 11' hammocks. Since I backpack, as you said you intend to, the weight and volume were excessive and...
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    Really cool setups! Our winters aren't that...

    Really cool setups! Our winters aren't that intense, so I continue to backpack, but I can see how your pulk camping could be fun. How far do you typically hike in/out?

    Is the footprint integral...
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