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    The wife and I got to test out new 13' Winter...

    The wife and I got to test out new 13' Winter Haven tarps this past weekend. They are definitely worth the extra weight and really pleased with them.

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    My wife recently got her Winter Haven in robin...

    My wife recently got her Winter Haven in robin egg blue and she loves the color. Your gear bag looks nice.
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    The wife and I both got to test our zero degree...

    The wife and I both got to test our zero degree quilts this past weekend on our wilderness hike. It got down to 29F at the coldest part of out trip and we had no issues. I measured mine at 1:30 am...
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    I know that this is an old thread but I thought...

    I know that this is an old thread but I thought that I might weigh in. I own two UGQ Hanger 12 Tarps in 20D silpoly using the end pole mods and although they are not the Winter Dream version they are...
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    I placed my order with Jared. I opted for a 13'...

    I placed my order with Jared. I opted for a 13' Silpoly XL 1.1 oz in coyote grey with three internal poles, cat cuts, and snaps. Our next trip is hopefully next month and I hope to have some pictures...
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    I have the same quilts for myself but prefer the...

    I have the same quilts for myself but prefer the coyote/grey combo. Thank you for the kind remarks. These will hopefully get tested this upcoming January in Linville Gorge.
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    The quilts arrived today. The wife is very happy....

    The quilts arrived today. The wife is very happy. I'll post pics once it quits raining here.
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    WooHoo...It's in production ;)

    WooHoo...It's in production ;)
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    I like your tarp Oneclick. It is really nice and...

    I like your tarp Oneclick. It is really nice and the cat cuts are not too high. It looks really spacious. I'll definitely go with the snaps on mine. I would never use side pull outs though. I've...
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    I was leary of cat cuts because my current tarp...

    I was leary of cat cuts because my current tarp has larger cuts than I see on yours. Last winter they allowed a good solid air flow under the tarp. I like the poles in a tarp because on our last trip...
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    Winter Haven Recommendations

    My wife and I have Jared's 11' Trail Lair hammocks and currently use the 12' UGQ Hangar tarps. They are great tarps for the summer but fall short on what I consider ideal for the winter due to the...
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    I will definitely posts some pics. My colors are...

    I will definitely posts some pics. My colors are coyote brown and titanium grey mostly while hers is the morrocan blue and lime green. She wants to match her Trail lair hammock and UGQ Hanger 12...
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    Her specs are: 0 Ghost Pepper Topquilt ...

    Her specs are:

    0 Ghost Pepper Topquilt

    Size: 85" - WIDE width 900 fill power goose down, Outer Shell Color: Moroccan Blue Argon 90, Inner Shell Color: Lime Green Argon 90, Outer Stitching...
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    Ordered a new set for the wife

    So I was finally able to order my wife a set of quilts from George. We patiently waited for the store to re-open and hopefully that is a good sign in regards to Georges recovery. I ordered a Reaper...
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    My buddy is rather tall and stout. He brought one...

    My buddy is rather tall and stout. He brought one of these on our last camping trip and said that he liked it. He does not lay diagonal though. Temps were in the 50's.
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    I live near Pensacola and have an overstuffed 0F...

    I live near Pensacola and have an overstuffed 0F for all of my winter camping in north Alabama and future hikes. My wife has a older 20F quilt and although she is a warm sleeper she finds the...
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    I had my last heart attack five years ago and I...

    I had my last heart attack five years ago and I can tell you that keeping the stress low and setting a new pace for yourself will do wonders. Have no fear George. You'll not loose customers or...
  19. Awesome video once again Shug ! Loved it.

    Awesome video once again Shug ! Loved it.
  20. Those pictures make it look really nice. Best...

    Those pictures make it look really nice. Best wishes on a speedy recovery of the knee.
  21. Thread: Grizz Beaks

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    This was my wife's first rain trip and her...

    This was my wife's first rain trip and her staying dry and warm really made her experience worth it all. We had cancelled the same trip the year before due to similar conditions and due to her...
  22. I'm always envious. Lovely shots

    I'm always envious. Lovely shots
  23. Great video. I would have loved to of been...

    Great video. I would have loved to of been camping with the snow and wind. The Winterdream by UGQ with end pole mods would also be a good option for that climate.
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    Update: After all of the grief that I got on the...

    Update: After all of the grief that I got on the way up to Sipsey, down the trail to our spot, and so forth the wife now tells everyone how much fun she had on the last trip. She even adds the...
  25. I would love to join but the wife's job needs at...

    I would love to join but the wife's job needs at least a 45 day advance notice for the time off. I'd have to rent a car to drive that six plus hours without her lol. We'll try to catch you next time.
  26. I was waiting to read about a trip to The Gates...

    I was waiting to read about a trip to The Gates Of The Arctic when I saw the -40 rating lol. I completely understand your dilemma. I use an overstuffed zero degree set for thirty degree weather due...
  27. Thread: Overboard ?

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    I agree with Snaps. I would also like to pose...

    I agree with Snaps. I would also like to pose this...What will be the coldest that you'll sleep in five years from now ? The one quilt set idea is great but will you branch out and visit new places...
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    Your braver than me. Since I'm a cold sleeper I...

    Your braver than me. Since I'm a cold sleeper I would not have attempted this but I'm glad that it worked out for you. I always carry gear rated for 2-30F below my expected low for safey. Heck it's...
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    I enjoyed the rain myself. I had two tarps, a set...

    I enjoyed the rain myself. I had two tarps, a set of drip lines on the hammock, a pack cover, and such to test. I knew it was going to rain some and figured that I would just take the grief from the...
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    Thanks Shug. That means a lot coming from you ;)...

    Thanks Shug. That means a lot coming from you ;) Btw that trick that I did (copied you of course) with my guy lines worked very well. Much faster and easier.

    Billbob-Sipsey has been the safest...
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    I've read about hogs and the pseudo-virus that...

    I've read about hogs and the pseudo-virus that they carry in Sipsey. I have never seen a hog nor a hog track in Sipsey though. Bears ? Oh there is at least one bear in Sipsey. We were visited at the...
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    Hi Billybob. Thank you for the reply and no I...

    Hi Billybob. Thank you for the reply and no I don't mind you quoting me. I believe I repeated the same thing on there the other day. If you would like notifications of our trip dates to join us just...
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    Additional pictures Greg's Tent 171873 ...

    Additional pictures

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    I have one of George's quilts and love it. My...

    I have one of George's quilts and love it. My wife's Wilderness Logistics quilt doesn't have it or a cinch/snap thus allowing the warm air out very easily. It really is a personal preference though....
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    My pleasure stevebo. It's always gone so well but...

    My pleasure stevebo. It's always gone so well but this time it just didn't but we didn't suffer one bit. Greg and I are very experienced woodsmen and planned for failure. We just didn't expect it to...
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    I researched as best that I could about the...

    I researched as best that I could about the Thompson trail head and nothing that I read said anything about the conditions of that road. My wife wasn't happy about taking her new car down it lol. She...
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    I agree and thank you. It's my first report.

    I agree and thank you. It's my first report.
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    2019 Sipsey Wilderness Short Hike Report

    This trip turned out to be a "not as expected" trip. The weather was supposed to be a light rain for three hours on saturday and a cold saturday night (28F). We left the Pensacola area at 6am and...
  39. Thread: Grizz Beaks

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    It's actually the 206 shortcut. We were on the...

    It's actually the 206 shortcut. We were on the 206 when the wife "gave out" (started complaining) and we went off trail to camp. Little did we know it was the shortcut heading down to the 209. The...
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    Beautiful pics man. I'm jealous

    Beautiful pics man. I'm jealous
  41. Thread: Grizz Beaks

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    I took the Grizz Beaks with me to the Sipsey...

    I took the Grizz Beaks with me to the Sipsey Wilderness last weekend for a test. We encountered light rain on friday night, steady rain all day saturday, and a heavy rain with gusts of wind...
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    Good one George. Sound advice there ;)

    Good one George. Sound advice there ;)
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    First Test Of LL Quilts

    So in 2017 (Black Friday sale) I ordered a set of overstuffed zero degree quilts (Carolina Reaper & Ghost Pepper) from George. I received them around June or July of 2018 and have had to wait until...
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    The wife and I use the end pole mods on our UGQ...

    The wife and I use the end pole mods on our UGQ Hanger 12 tarps and don't feel a need for a third center pole. We use a Grizz Beak when needed for doors. When we upgrade to a dedicated four season...
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    My wife and I both use silpoly tarps (UGQ Hanger...

    My wife and I both use silpoly tarps (UGQ Hanger 12') with interior end pole mods. Our last trip we experienced a light rain and were bone dry under them. Our pole press heavily on the material. I...
  46. Another great video Shug and an excellent post. I...

    Another great video Shug and an excellent post. I like how you set up your tarp tie outs. I do mine somewhat similar but have had some minor issues (my connection at the stake). I think I'll copy...
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    Here you go...

    Here you go http://database.texnet.com.cn/db-stan/view--399.html

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    Your welcome. If you need a comparison just think...

    Your welcome. If you need a comparison just think of standard Viqueen polyethylene sheeting as being 6mil for thickness. Six mil is very thick for mylar. I have some long term food storage bags in...
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    You could consult ASTM D737 (Standard Test Method...

    You could consult ASTM D737 (Standard Test Method for Air Permeability of Textile Fabrics) for some of the info.

    Also:...
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    I agree trail dog. Your mouth puts out a ton of...

    I agree trail dog. Your mouth puts out a ton of moisture. I read a study where hikers wore mask and lost 50% less moisture and save 118Kcal per night thus allowing them to carry less food on longer...
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