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    I stack my HG 20 and 40 degree in the winter( top...

    I stack my HG 20 and 40 degree in the winter( top too) and slept down to single digits. Just requires some fiddling to make sure you are not compressing things.
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    The one problem (there is not much to complain...

    The one problem (there is not much to complain about BBs) is the shelf does keep the quilt from pulling up evenly,and the width of your quilt affects it also.The small dutch hooks that you put on...
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    Until I went with dutch quilt clips I had trouble...

    Until I went with dutch quilt clips I had trouble staying warm.Drafts were getting me as I moved around.Since then I have stayed comfortable down to single digits.Now at those temps I double my...
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    I put my HG 40 degree over my 20 .I stagger the...

    I put my HG 40 degree over my 20 .I stagger the 40d 1/3 further back and adjust so I don't compress the 20d.Works well and I have been comfortable down to 8 degrees.By staggering I get some...
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    Might be prudent to only hang over flat ,soft...

    Might be prudent to only hang over flat ,soft ground. Around here is just pointy rocks and I know I would not want to fall on one in the middle of the night.I just stick with Brandons stock...
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    HG has been all good for me,but they are Human...

    HG has been all good for me,but they are Human beings who make mistakes.Of course no one wants to have his order screwed up,but as long as they make it good,you have to forgive and forget.I doubt you...
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    It is tough to have just one tarp,but surprising...

    It is tough to have just one tarp,but surprising how dry you can stay by pulling it down close. I got caught a while back with an edge tarp and blowing mist.I stayed dry IN the hammock ,but my...
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    What it does is keep the winds from whipping in...

    What it does is keep the winds from whipping in from the front and back.Spent the last two wkends in 25mph winds with a SF. Great tarp!!!
  9. Mountain goat makes a fine snake skin.Quick...

    Mountain goat makes a fine snake skin.Quick shipping also.
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    Make your life easier and just clip a dutch...

    Make your life easier and just clip a dutch stingerz on each end and use line.Very easy to adjust and if you need the line for another tarp just unclip the stingerz.
    Prussics are harder to work...
  11. side sleeping in a WBRR

    It only took two nights to realize that a RR would not work for me even though I am a side sleeper.The problem is I side sleep in a fetal position and there is no way to bend your knees.For me the...
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    I carry a bushbuddy,which is the original design...

    I carry a bushbuddy,which is the original design that Solo ripped off because Fritz Handel did not have the resources to protect his design with a Patent.BB is lighter at 5.5 oz. compared to 9oz for...
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    Sticky: I used a 48oz nalgene canteen in a fleece sock...

    I used a 48oz nalgene canteen in a fleece sock and it was almost too warm for the first part of the night in upper 20s.It surely is a great tip that is forgotten by a lot of us who live a little...
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    As far as Hammock type it is totally a personal...

    As far as Hammock type it is totally a personal preference thing.It took two nights in a ridge runner to know 100% that they are not for me,but a lot of people love them.My WBBB is pretty comfy for...
  15. Thread: Side Sleeping

    by used2fly
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    I too cannot sleep on my back and have tried to...

    I too cannot sleep on my back and have tried to convert to no avail.I do sleep on my side in my WBBB but pretty much in a fetal position. Here is the problem I have though.It is much easier to stay...
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    I am 6ft 175lbs and the double 1.1 seems to fit...

    I am 6ft 175lbs and the double 1.1 seems to fit fine.I am really glad I went with the double. Like I said in the other post,It just gives you more options. Had a chance last week to use the superfly...
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    The double works better if you need to stick...

    The double works better if you need to stick insulation in the foot box area. I think the double just gives you more options.
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    keeping warm

    I am in MD and spent the last 2 nights out.Decided to try the water bottle thing last night.Wow! I could not believe it was still warm 10 hrs later.
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    I was with the scouts one week ago on the AT in...

    I was with the scouts one week ago on the AT in MD and spent the night in a cloud with blowing mist.I have a WBBB ,but opted for my edge tarp instead of the superfly.Despite the lack of coverage I...
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    Internet security is the most important thing.But...

    Internet security is the most important thing.But given the amount of things I have bought ,it is up to you .You are close(1.5 hr drive) and I would not even worry about sending you a check and...
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    They also work very well.No more sliding off the...

    They also work very well.No more sliding off the shoulders.
  22. Nice job. I am constantly looking for places but...

    Nice job. I am constantly looking for places but don't do it very often.As long as some derelict does not have the same idea you are good to go. We have a place behind the local high school(lake...
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    Wondering the same thing.

    Wondering the same thing.
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    Also, I highly recommend going for the wider top...

    Also, I highly recommend going for the wider top quilts if you move around a lot like I do. The 55inch is perfect for me.
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    I have 2 sets of HG quilts and have zero...

    I have 2 sets of HG quilts and have zero complaints. What really amazes me is that the quilts ratings (temps) are dead on for me.
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    Keep looking

    Keep looking
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    Finally got to experience a blowing nasty rain...

    Finally got to experience a blowing nasty rain with my superfly.The doors are amazing and will keep you high and dry. I like my edge for good weather but I can see the SF for winter and stormy weather
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    I set my Superfly up last night in the blowing...

    I set my Superfly up last night in the blowing rain in my yard.I wanted to know how the doors worked when things were blowing.Once I got it up I was high and dry to get the WBBB up.One thing you need...
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    I had planned on taking mine on a 3 day trip to...

    I had planned on taking mine on a 3 day trip to dolly Sods but the weather was so perfect last week that I used my lighter Edge tarp.Last night I decided to set up in my yard in the dark in the midst...
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    Shug, You are my kind of guy.I fixed my sawyer...

    Shug,

    You are my kind of guy.I fixed my sawyer filter bag with gorilla tape.Takes duct tape to a new level.
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    I have a HG 20d with my WBBB and it seems to be...

    I have a HG 20d with my WBBB and it seems to be good well below its rating. I have taken it to 12degrees with clothes on.I myself feel that the extra 1/4 length is wasted.I have no problems keeping...
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    I now know why it is worth dealing with wild...

    I now know why it is worth dealing with wild fires out there. Just the sheer beauty is enough,let alone those fish.
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    You would not want to be between 2 trees when one...

    You would not want to be between 2 trees when one of them gets hit.We are talking thousands of volts jumping around. I have crouched under a big tree on a motorcycle trip just figuring I would take...
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    While dating my future wife 28yrs ago we went...

    While dating my future wife 28yrs ago we went backpacking on the AT and went to watch the sunset with no flashlight.Although it was not dark when we went back to our stealth site we could not find it...
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    You just have to decide if you want to take the...

    You just have to decide if you want to take the risk.It is all about being the unlucky one who has the idiot come around.I worry when on scout outings too.We leave entire campsites unattended. ...
  36. Thread: SilNylon Tarp

    by used2fly
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    I really like WB customer service and quality...

    I really like WB customer service and quality products.I have heard great things from WL also. I have and Edge and superfly and am very satisfied
  37. Thanks for the video.Always fun to learn from...

    Thanks for the video.Always fun to learn from your rain or shine outings. Please take care of the knees to ensure future videos for those of us who live vicariously through you.
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    Had a few low 50s here in MD and I definitely had...

    Had a few low 50s here in MD and I definitely had my 40d HG UQ on. I have found 70 degrees to be the dividing line for quilt or no quilt.
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    Mountain goat made me 2 sets which pack easily in...

    Mountain goat made me 2 sets which pack easily in the warbonnet stuff sack.well worth the $20 a pr by the way.
  40. Thread: Seam Sealer

    by used2fly
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    Why seal it unless you know it leaks? I have...

    Why seal it unless you know it leaks? I have cloudburst and edge tarps and have done nothing to them and noticed no seepage on the tie outs or seams.
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    I sleep in my yard a couple nights a week and I...

    I sleep in my yard a couple nights a week and I do not bother using my trekking poles.I Cut a few sticks and just leave them lay when I take it down. Experiment but don't get caught like I did last...
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    I am only one year into this hammock thing and...

    I am only one year into this hammock thing and only a few nights of real cold weather ,but I just like the bug net on my WBBB.In my mind I just feel more secure,and even when the bugs are gone I have...
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    Sticky: So the Nalgene soft bottle is what everyone...

    So the Nalgene soft bottle is what everyone recommends?I have not had the nerve to do it ,but spent a 12 degree night last year wishing I had.
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    +1 with Shug.

    +1 with Shug.
  45. Thread: Am I to big

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    Then why the 250lb limit?

    Then why the 250lb limit?
  46. Thread: Am I to big

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    One thing no one has ever mentioned with...

    One thing no one has ever mentioned with overloading the WBRR is I would be more worried about getting a spreader bar in the head when it fails ,rather that the warranty.
    What happens if your site...
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    At least you can turn that into a...

    At least you can turn that into a profit.(Hopefully,it works out that way)
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    All I can say is there are some members here that...

    All I can say is there are some members here that hammock in cold we do not see here.12 degrees last winter with a 20degree setup was enough for me.Winter definitely separates the men from the boys...
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    I think warbonnet is very close to promised...

    I think warbonnet is very close to promised delivery dates. For me almost exact. I commend them on not making unrealistic promises.
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    I had a young Kousa redbud which split down the...

    I had a young Kousa redbud which split down the middle after an ice storm.I used clamps and large ty wraps to pull it together and then inserted 2-2inch lags through the split. 8 yrs later the lags...
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