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  1. Is Black Friday a traditional German Holiday?

    Is Black Friday a traditional German Holiday?
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    BillyBob- I tried the low to the ground thing...

    BillyBob-

    I tried the low to the ground thing early on. Being a carpenter by trade (and climber/arborist in the past) it's quite noticeable how quickly the wind picks up as you rise above the...
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    Reflectix isn't your best bet. ...

    Reflectix isn't your best bet. https://www.gossamergear.com/products/nightlight-sleeping-pad-torso-length#specs
    Something like that, or a thin light foam is better. But you are quite correct-...
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    BillyBob- ...

    BillyBob-

    https://sectionhiker.com/how-does-the-insulation-in-a-therm-a-rest-neoair-work/

    Check this out, the photo mainly.
    I know we've discussed how thermal pane windows work and other...
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    If I may ask... what is the magic number that...

    If I may ask... what is the magic number that would have kept you in the bridge?
    That said- having told many folks to try a gathered end before a bridge I can't really argue with your point.

    But...
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    Don't forget your head insulation- biggest...

    Don't forget your head insulation- biggest mistake new quilt users make. It seems silly but even on cool nights it can make a massive difference in the experience. Otherwise- happy to hear you...
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    I believe they are 16 ounces or less for the for...

    I believe they are 16 ounces or less for the for the pair.
    They started as a costco exclusive but are available direct and in a few different 'flavors' that vary slightly in weight.
    ...
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    "What does this mean for Therm-a-Rest products?...

    "What does this mean for Therm-a-Rest products?
    The new standard uses a different test protocol and device, which means all of our pads will be receiving new R-value ratings. Our gearÂ’s R-value...
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    Jumping back in- 24" dogbones seems very...

    Jumping back in-
    24" dogbones seems very short... but it is 80% of 30" and you have the ring plus a little webbing too so it technically checks out for about a 200lb user. As you noted in another...
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    Brandon- Do you put a differential cut of some...

    Brandon-
    Do you put a differential cut of some sort in the double layers?


    The reason I don't build double layers (at least for pad sleeve use) is that it's a 'no win' for me (the vendor)....
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    Before you give up completely- you can always...

    Before you give up completely- you can always simply put the pad in the bridge.
    In the Double layer this really shouldn't change the geometry much.

    Yes, much like every ground dweller you do...
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    IF you splice- you could try reducing the dogbone...

    IF you splice- you could try reducing the dogbone sizes gradually and see how she rides.
    If you happen to be fairly light (under 175bs) then there is some more wiggle room... but as you are...
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    The amsteel with a loop on each end is a dogbone....

    The amsteel with a loop on each end is a dogbone. And if you are going to buy those- might as well pick up the soft shackles too. (along with other suspension parts like your new tree...
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    Excellent point... DCF sales are rare and Hammock...

    Excellent point... DCF sales are rare and Hammock gear has a solid reputation for them (and an easy product to sell here if you change your mind) so that is an easy trigger pull if there is a sale.
    ...
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    Congrats- usually takes me quite some time to...

    Congrats- usually takes me quite some time to explain this to people :cool:

    The simple answer is that so long as you are within the single layer weight rating, it's not really a concern but if...
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    Above 200lbs- it gets a bit complicated jacking...

    Above 200lbs- it gets a bit complicated jacking around with bridge suspensions.
    I'm mildly familiar with the geometry of the ridgerunner simply due to it being very popular. So I bought one last...
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    Technically- if you don't mind it being super...

    Technically- if you don't mind it being super saggy in the center you can hang it as short as you'd like.

    As far as redoing the suspension (beyond simply removing the buckles)... I wouldn't mess...
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    Well then, The 'Aye's' have it and the motion...

    Well then, The 'Aye's' have it and the motion carries. Pass the flask and back to business.

    Sometimes Just Bill types too much and it's just plain confussin'.
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    Excellent visual aides and thank you! Feels...

    Excellent visual aides and thank you!

    Feels bad correcting an otherwise very helpful post BUT guessing it was a simple mistake-
    The BMBH, RR and my stuff (plus Bic, Grizz, WV, etc) are ALL...
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    So to answer your trekking pole question I'll...

    So to answer your trekking pole question I'll reference your first post's pictures.

    Here's a bit of a simple disclosure... I don't own a BMBH. I've seen em, layed in one, don't like them. To...
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    Hopefully the tongue in cheekiness came through...

    Hopefully the tongue in cheekiness came through on my post , just as the straightforward info you provided did.
    And you managed to do it without giggling into the keyboard too hard about the BA...
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    Before you throw the baby out with the...

    Before you throw the baby out with the bathwater....

    Let me throw on my SUL gram weenie arsehole hat on for a second and discuss this from that end.
    I think one common problem with approaching...
  23. I did not like it, it was stiff and...

    I did not like it, it was stiff and clammy/plastic feeling as a hammock.
    I might even still have that around someplace...

    I much preferred the M10 fabric for this type of hammock. There is a...
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    Actually not a bad question. The simple one-...

    Actually not a bad question.

    The simple one- tarps.
    A tarp should be the stated length (or match closely enough per the spec sheet the vendor provides).

    Hammocks do get a little trickier from...
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    Thanks for the reply! Yar, it's a double...

    Thanks for the reply!

    Yar, it's a double whammie actually in this case as the Ridgerunner doesn't use a ridgeline so the variations in the pitch on the RR are much wider than with other bridges as...
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    https://seatosummitusa.com/products/mosquito-pyram...

    https://seatosummitusa.com/products/mosquito-pyramid-net-shelters

    This net is also a net that comes up as a cheap option for both bridge users and ground dwellers.
    It can be found onsale for...
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    Just so I'm not stirring Kirby the wrong way;...

    Just so I'm not stirring Kirby the wrong way; Wasn't the net I sold you for a Kitsap Bridge?
    The RR has a roughly 14' ridgeline, my larger bridges have a 12' so I don't believe they will fit onto...
  28. At this point; I don't share my patterns. I do...

    At this point; I don't share my patterns. I do try to share what I can but unfortunately I've got well over $10k into things and until I recoup some more of that I won't be giving out the final...
  29. You would need to order a 17" with ferrule and a...

    You would need to order a 17" with ferrule and a 26" without... or two 26" poles.
    FWIW- for a few bucks more I'd just do the double 26" and trim them to be equal length when taken apart.
    Use...
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    Looking at your profile- if you can sew a bridge...

    Looking at your profile- if you can sew a bridge you can handle a Primaloft Gold UQ (or a down one).

    Apex is like a brillo pad once you've handled Primaloft. Probably closest in feel to synthetic...
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    The Scrim is just a carrier (like tissue paper). ...

    The Scrim is just a carrier (like tissue paper). It carries no structural value and is used for the manufacturing of the insulation itself as well as by some companies during the production of the...
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    Regarding the shake tests: I wouldn't call them...

    Regarding the shake tests:
    I wouldn't call them useless, but unrealistic is accurate. As mentioned- to reach that level of violent saturation you'd likely trash your sleeping gear to do so. There...
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    Welcome to the forum :jj: I'm not aware of...

    Welcome to the forum :jj:

    I'm not aware of anyone doing a side by side bridge setup off hand. Not impossible, but you'd likely need to sleep 'head to foot' to make it work in any practical way...
  34. According to Dogger: Shorts and sandals weather...

    According to Dogger: Shorts and sandals weather all weekend, with just enough of a nip come Saturday morn that he had to put on his fancy robe fer a bit.

    Others seemed less convinced about the...
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    Beyond simply not losing it... Yar- messed...

    Beyond simply not losing it...

    Yar- messed with this a bit. You're pretty well correct... the tension tends to simply concentrate the gather again at the low point. Though you can play with it...
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    The old school magic bullet was the Western...

    The old school magic bullet was the Western Mountaineering Summerlite. 32 degree mummy for about 18 ounces (it crept to 19 these days). Something many folks forget about with quilts is you still...
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    I obviously don't have anyone's sales figures in...

    I obviously don't have anyone's sales figures in hand... but a fairly recent development overall.

    A few years back there was a down shortage and price spike. Stuff got very expensive...
    When...
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    Yar... Brandon should have been included there...

    Yar... Brandon should have been included there with the other four. Though like the above brands; you'd never have heard of them outside this forum or have them be discussed elsewhere.
    That was...
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    Yar- quite true... though there are not many...

    Yar- quite true... though there are not many vendors in the USA who service both ground dwellers and hangers (Enlightened is the only one I know).
    https://1drv.ms/b/s!Apygyt54yYPwg5BPmq22GYZ1SR9sNQ...
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    Quite true... though I tend to appreciate the...

    Quite true... though I tend to appreciate the inverse.
    Money doesn't grow on trees... but in the woods it's just paper.

    Not having to think about how much food I have, how much water to carry, or...
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    Cmoulder... Gobsmacked sounds proper indeed....

    Cmoulder...
    Gobsmacked sounds proper indeed.
    You are a proper English Gentleman for restraining yourself from vigorously reddening her cheeks with the backside of your hand.

    You ever hear that...
  42. I'll have to read through when I get a chance- ...

    I'll have to read through when I get a chance-
    But Hyper D 1.0 for fabric is a common enough choice for UL.

    For FKT or pocket hammocks- Membrane 10 is an acceptable hammock material. Though I...
  43. As far as I know- Tim sources his fabric directly...

    As far as I know- Tim sources his fabric directly from the mill. I recall several posts/discussions from him regarding failed attempts to secure these materials.
    That said- I am fairly sure the...
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    As far as building bridges goes; if you haven't...

    As far as building bridges goes; if you haven't broken a few you're doing it wrong. :lol:

    As far as I'm concerned; You're always the founding member of anything related to recessed bar bridges....
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    Yar... you're 'there'. I think you mentioned it...

    Yar... you're 'there'. I think you mentioned it above at one point; after a few years of intense study on the SUL subject... like anything else it fizzles and settles down as you sort it out.
    And...
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    Bob- To more directly answer your question: ...

    Bob-
    To more directly answer your question:

    Rating insulation is not standard industry wide and you will find different standards in different niches of the outdoors industry.

    For example-...
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    I know yer joking around... but that's basically...

    I know yer joking around... but that's basically an FKT kit (fastest known time/speed hike/record attempt).

    It's really not as bad or as unsafe as folks think. Or that hard these days.

    You...
  48. Specifically- Stretchy to firm HyperD Hexon...

    Specifically- Stretchy to firm
    HyperD
    Hexon
    Mountain Series Hybrid

    That applies to both the 1ish and 1.6 ish sets of fabric.
    It also applies on a 'softness' to 'roughness' spectrum with HyperD...
  49. Not looking good- out tonight for sure. If I get...

    Not looking good- out tonight for sure.
    If I get lucky tomorrow maybe I can scoot out for the evening.

    Going to shoot for the Chili-hang though... so guessing I'll need to reserve my screwing off...
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    https://enlightenedequipment.com/enigma-h-e-custom...

    https://enlightenedequipment.com/enigma-h-e-custom/

    If you're going to spring for the upgrade... I'd go with one of these.

    You can get a 7d shell upgrade. After that... in 20* the difference...
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