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    The bottom edge will flap a wee bit because it is...

    The bottom edge will flap a wee bit because it is a flat tarp, not a cat-cut [=catenary-cut= with scallops cut out of the long edges]. Make sure to use the panel pulls if possible. Don’t set the...
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    I’m not a stomach sleeper, but I have put a...

    I’m not a stomach sleeper, but I have put a thermarest neoair all season pad in the pad sleeve of my RR and that flattened everything out. I briefly lay on my stomach so I know it is possible, but I...
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    You understand that posting in this thread...

    You understand that posting in this thread obligates both of you to provide photos of your items in use so the rest of us who didn’t buy anything can live vicariously through you. ;-)
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    Love it! The kind of hack that comes from a...

    Love it! The kind of hack that comes from a creative mind and would never occur to me.
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    ...more stuff that Canadians never think...

    ...more stuff that Canadians never think about...:o
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    After a pop-up thunderstorm that plowed through...

    After a pop-up thunderstorm that plowed through my campsite out of the blue, I set up every hang as if there will be a hurricane.

    Tie to vegetation—-tree roots, small trees, etc. As a rule, you...
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    Without the 4” piece, you are deeper “in” the...

    Without the 4” piece, you are deeper “in” the hammock; there is more of a side wall. As a side sleeper, it is nice to be able to press my back against the side wall. I’m glad I have the older...
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    That was my first EGL hang. Just want to say...

    That was my first EGL hang. Just want to say thank you to everyone for making me feel welcome! And for the meat!
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    I could bring some "moros y cristianos" (black...

    I could bring some "moros y cristianos" (black beans cooked with onion, garlic, tomato, bell pepper, etc; served on rice)--goes well with pork. And maybe a brownie, too, to add to the desserts.
    I...
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    Hey folks, I would like to attend this weekend's...

    Hey folks, I would like to attend this weekend's gathering, and meet the legendary EGL hangers.
    I would probably show up Saturday in the early afternoon, if that's okay.
    Let me know what i can...
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    Very interesting! thanks for posting those pics!

    Very interesting! thanks for posting those pics!
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    Uh...you know ferret posed that question four...

    Uh...you know ferret posed that question four years ago.:lol: this thread is from 2014!
  13. One of these days I will make it. I promise! I...

    One of these days I will make it. I promise! I just need to subscribe to the planning thread...I always make my plans for Algonquin trips, and then find out after the fact that you guys were in the...
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    Didn’t member Acer make a simple topcover a few...

    Didn’t member Acer make a simple topcover a few years back? Worth checking with them.

    I think it would be pretty easy if you have sewing skills to get a rectangle of nylon longer than the RR, add...
  15. Great reports! I was hiking in the park that same...

    Great reports! I was hiking in the park that same weekend, thinking it must be fairly miserable conditions for canoeists. But you guys did just fine and ate well, to boot. Thanks for posting those...
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    I recall Brandon saying that the ridge line need...

    I recall Brandon saying that the ridge line need not be super tight. It’s the other guy lines that you should really pull hard when making your pitch. Maybe ease off on the ridge line tension a bit. ...
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    Tree—-titanium Dutch Clips on dyneema straps—-...

    Tree—-titanium Dutch Clips on dyneema straps—- Dutch Cinch Bugs—-dogbones. So I removed the apex buckle to do this. Largely for ease of storing wet straps separately.
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    Great report and info. Thank you so much for...

    Great report and info. Thank you so much for posting this.

    I was digging around the net and found this report from the Suluk 46 website from 2011, might also be helpful to somebody:...
  19. Early winter in Quebec you’d be below zero...

    Early winter in Quebec you’d be below zero Celsius for sure every night. 20F doesn’t mean comfortable at 20F. What is that...minus 6? You’ll probably feel chilly spots as you hit freezing. The...
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    Ridgerunner! My reasons: 1) no pressure on my...

    Ridgerunner! My reasons:

    1) no pressure on my heels (what drove me from gathered ends), no calf ridge
    2) the great open view
    3) don't have to reach up as high on the tree
    4) less fiddling to...
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    On another tack, seeing as WB comes from the mtns...

    On another tack, seeing as WB comes from the mtns of Colorado, home of Cheyenne Mtn and NORAD, i thought The Bomb Shelter would be good, but I see Mtn hardwear has already got that. So how about......
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    Snowcap is very good. Contains the winter element...

    Snowcap is very good. Contains the winter element and the protection element.
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    How about the Squallbuster?

    How about the Squallbuster?
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    I’m still liking Quinzee in its various possible...

    I’m still liking Quinzee in its various possible spellings Kwinzee, etc. It’s a snow shelter built on the ground. The Sock is like an Air Quinzee.

    Another possibility since the warm Chinook wind...
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    I love the simplicity of the mod. Doesn't...

    I love the simplicity of the mod. Doesn't irrevocably alter anything. Easy to put on and take off.

    By the way, I posted some pics in another thread of the Thunderfly with Warbonnet's own pole...
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    You shouldn't hang across major pathways like...

    You shouldn't hang across major pathways like that. You never know when a moose or a deer will come along...;)
  27. Wow! Chard, you're a great writer. I want to hear...

    Wow! Chard, you're a great writer. I want to hear more of your early trips to the park in years gone by.
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    Shug Shack, okay, but Shug Sack is a definite...

    Shug Shack, okay, but Shug Sack is a definite nonstarter. :scared:
  29. I think the Thunderfly is more than ample...

    I think the Thunderfly is more than ample coverage, more than a fair weather-minimal coverage tarp. It is full coverage. I finished seam sealing a couple of days ago and so on the weekend I set up...
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    Cool. Good to know. Thank you!

    Cool. Good to know. Thank you!
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    BTW What is the purpose of the S-binders at...

    BTW What is the purpose of the S-binders at either end of the interior of the Spindrift?
    https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Hammocks/n-6DKLD/Hammocking/i-k6VwWph/0/8ebe6832/L/IMG_1874-L.jpg
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    It's from Colorado. It offers protection from...

    It's from Colorado. It offers protection from attack (by the elements).

    How about "The Cheyenne Mountain" ? (Bunker of NORAD)
    How about "The Bunker" ?
    "The Hunkerdown"?

    Actually that last...
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    There's something satisfying about name groupings...

    There's something satisfying about name groupings that make sense.

    The WB underquilts are all fuzzy creatures: Yeti, Wooki, Lynx. Makes sense (although one is legendary, one is scifi, and one...
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    Right you are! Had to google that! That looks...

    Right you are! Had to google that! That looks like a cool museum. You're lucky you live nearby.
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    It's the place where you park your sr71 Blackbird...

    It's the place where you park your sr71 Blackbird ....the Hangar!
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    I got the Cinch Bugs, too, but I'm really lazy....

    I got the Cinch Bugs, too, but I'm really lazy. :rolleyes:
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    Wow! I totally missed that on the website page....

    Wow! I totally missed that on the website page. :(
    I'll show myself out...
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    Good point. If it becomes a big problem, I think...

    Good point. If it becomes a big problem, I think I might modify it to make that easier....as described by user Boatstall in this thread, post 18:...
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    Recently I got a Spindrift Sock and a winter...

    Recently I got a Spindrift Sock and a winter Lynx. Undoing the Lynx attachment minicarabiners can be difficult with cold hands through the doors of the Spindrift! I found it simplest to remove the...
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    I pitched the Thunderfly, but didn't have time to...

    I pitched the Thunderfly, but didn't have time to put it in porch mode. Sorry! There were just a few hours of sun, and I wanted to put the silnet on and let it dry, so I needed to pitch at a...
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    Wow! That looks like Bushwack camo in a green...

    Wow! That looks like Bushwack camo in a green tint, or is it just the lighting in the photo? Green bushwack would make an awesome looking tarp.
  42. Yes I do! Brand spanking new!

    Yes I do! Brand spanking new!
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    Not much to say. I guess I am an active sleeper....

    Not much to say. I guess I am an active sleeper. I roll around a lot and side sleep, etc. The Wooki has a tie down at the foot box, but there is no counterpart on the left shoulder. I found that if I...
  44. Seam sealing my Thunderfly...Here are some pics...

    Seam sealing my Thunderfly...Here are some pics of my Blem Thunderfly, turned inside out cuz I was seam sealing it. First sunny day in a while.

    My conclusion is that this will replace my...
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    But the CB offers the biggest porch! :shades: ...

    But the CB offers the biggest porch! :shades:

    Seriously, though, I've got a Thunderfly that I need to pitch this weekend to seamseal the panelpulls, so I will let you know how it pitches in porch...
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    That is a very interesting post. I'm surprised...

    That is a very interesting post. I'm surprised the pad zippers are not offered as an option, but I guess the zippers add a lot of weight.

    I think I will see how deep I go down the wintercamping...
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    Good question. I'm trying to lighten it up as...

    Good question. I'm trying to lighten it up as much as I can without physically altering anything. I switched out the stock webbing strap suspension for Dutch's Cinch Bugs with dyneema polypro straps...
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    No condensation issues?

    No condensation issues?
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    It's a great piece of gear. I found that once it...

    It's a great piece of gear. I found that once it set up, it is finicky to take down. I didn't bother removing the underquilt. Just took out the Poles, removed the treestraps, and shoved hammock,...
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    Curious about the Amok Draumr. I've only heard...

    Curious about the Amok Draumr. I've only heard good things. What are the downsides that would make you want a RidgeRunner? BTW How's the stomach sleeping in the Draumr?
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