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  1. [QUOTE=bkrgi;1423084]I don't think I would ever...

    [QUOTE=bkrgi;1423084]I don't think I would ever use a nylon fabric as a sock just cause it does not seem to handle condensation very well....it seems to cool faster than air temp (radiant losses) and...
  2. Hi bkrgi, Thanks for the reply. I used a wool...

    Hi bkrgi,
    Thanks for the reply. I used a wool blanket over the ridge line to try and capture the condensation and prevent it from collecting on the inside of my nylong hammock sock. Both the blanket...
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    WTB: Are you still looking for this? If so, I have one...

    Are you still looking for this? If so, I have one with pole pockets sewn on tarp with ties attached to pullout patches, done by 2QZQ (Donna). It is the old digital cammo pattern/color. It has NEVER...
  4. This actually made me LOL. Many of them just...

    This actually made me LOL. Many of them just don't seem to understand. Lucky is the man whose significant other loves all things hammocking as much as he.
  5. Hi designer, Thanks for taking the time to reply...

    Hi designer,
    Thanks for taking the time to reply and for your insight. A couple of things: The exposure at to night sky wasn't an issue for the instructor. In fact, it helped him because he had zero...
  6. Thanks Nothermark. Yeah, the problem I had was...

    Thanks Nothermark. Yeah, the problem I had was that there was so much surface area of my hammock exposed, that it was almost unmanageable. I think if it is around 90% encapsulated within a Pea Pod,...
  7. Thanks for the positive feedback and the link to...

    Thanks for the positive feedback and the link to the cotton parka. I'm definitely going to check that out!

    Cheers,
    Mickey
  8. Thanks guys. It was a great trip. I recognize the...

    Thanks guys. It was a great trip. I recognize the fact that MANY people go out and winter hang with the stated TQ/UQ configuration and have no issues. This was just my experience at those specific...
  9. My first deep winter hang: The case for natural fibers and my own lessons learned

    I went out last weekend on my first Winter hang. I was very excited, but still a LOT nervous. It was a car camping trip to Fish Creek Pond in Saranac, NY, so I took as much gear as I could possibly...
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    Thanks for the info and link SirMarkos. I'll...

    Thanks for the info and link SirMarkos. I'll check it out.
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    Weeeeelllll. The guy hosting the outing is...

    Weeeeelllll. The guy hosting the outing is actually a Wilderness Education Instructor, and promises to teach us how to build emergency snow shelters if there's snow. It's in upstate NY and it's also...
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    Welcome from Allentown!

    Welcome from Allentown!
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    Well that settles it. Hot water bottle for the...

    Well that settles it. Hot water bottle for the main, hand warmers in reserve for strategic spots, and tealight candle lantern for mood lighting. Thanks for taking the time to provide all the advice...
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    That's an interesting idea. Is this what is...

    That's an interesting idea. Is this what is considered and "over cover"? I've always been a 3-season guy and never had a need for anything other than what I already have. Now that I'm pushing into...
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    Sound advice. Although, I mentioned that I would...

    Sound advice. Although, I mentioned that I would only burn it prior to going to bed, and after I wake up in the morning. I NEVER let anything burn unattended...winter or otherwise.
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    Unfortunately I won't have any chance to pre-test...

    Unfortunately I won't have any chance to pre-test prior to the trip. Fortunately it will be car camping, so I can take as much gear I possible to increase my safety/comfort margin. I've used my...
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    I'll be using my Superfly as well, pitched low,...

    I'll be using my Superfly as well, pitched low, so your analogous gear/conditions/experience are what I was looking for. "Thank you" for confirming JackJ.
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    Thank you for the cautionary statement. As long...

    Thank you for the cautionary statement. As long as it isn't an exposed flame (tealight lanterns aren't) and it is kept a sufficient distance away from the ridgeline, tarp walls, and hammock material,...
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    Thanks for the opinions/info guys. I'm probably...

    Thanks for the opinions/info guys. I'm probably just over analyzing and looking to increase my intestinal fortitude through peace of mind (however disparate perception and reality are), due to being...
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    Tealight Candle Latern for heat?

    Hi everyone,
    It's been a long time. I'm prepping for my FIRST Deep Winter Hang in the lower Adirondacks next weekend. I was wondering if anyone's used candle lanterns inside their buttoned down...
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    Man, I go away to build rifles for the winter and...

    Man, I go away to build rifles for the winter and come back just in time to find out you have new wears to pedal?! My wallet is already on its way to catching fire and I haven't bought all your...
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    AHE sells black 1/16 (1.58mm) poly guyline by the...

    AHE sells black 1/16 (1.58mm) poly guyline by the foot. I think it's rated to 100lbs.
    I know it's not zing-it, but thought I'd post anyway, just in case you might be interested. :-)
    Cheers,
    Mickey
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    Awesome! Thanks. :D

    Awesome! Thanks. :D
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    Wow, it's cool that works for you. I can't help...

    Wow, it's cool that works for you. I can't help but feel like someone's trying to peel my hammock out from under me if I put anything heavier than my iPhone in my Eno pouch.

    Cheers,
    Mickey
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    Could you just roll them up inside the tarp body...

    Could you just roll them up inside the tarp body and then slide the skins over everything? I know my skins fit over both my MacCat D and Superfly (each with doors), albeit snuggly. You'd just have to...
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    I don't know about anyone else, but my peak bag...

    I don't know about anyone else, but my peak bag ALWAYS ends up swinging wildly outside of my hammock. So for me (in gathered end hammock), I think the RL option is best, if not kept on my person. The...
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    Gaberloonzie, I'm trying to picture this, but am...

    Gaberloonzie,
    I'm trying to picture this, but am finding it difficult. Any pics? No shelf or pockets in my ENO, so I'd probably have to go with sometihing like what you described...if I don't wish...
  28. So, wrt to the OP's question: Did I undersand...

    So, wrt to the OP's question: Did I undersand this correctly? That there isn't really a correlation between hammock design and warmth, but rather proper paring of design between hammock and...
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    slowhike. I do and continue to respect the job...

    slowhike. I do and continue to respect the job that the moderators perform. I was unaware that moderator's views were "not up for debate"...however, I feel that I was courteous in my replies (with...
  30. Jazilla Got it. Thanks! I have mostly JRB...

    Jazilla
    Got it. Thanks! I have mostly JRB quilts, so I think they are designed for both gathered ends and bridge. I guess I'm off to buy a bridge now. Sigh, it's a never ending cycle. ;)

    Cheers,...
  31. I'm unfamiliar with bridge hammocks. Do the UQ's...

    I'm unfamiliar with bridge hammocks. Do the UQ's cover the head/food ends? I've been thinking about getting myself one to have an alternative design and broaden my own experience/knowlede.

    ...
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    Not everyone who might read this has access to...

    Not everyone who might read this has access to that section. I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree. And I see the courtesy shown in my replies is not returned. Noted for furture interactions...
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    I think this is debatable. Caliber=weight and...

    I think this is debatable. Caliber=weight and form (design). This has direct bearing on how and where you can/should store your firearm, should you choose to CCW while backpacking/hammocking. This is...
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    With respect, caliber IS relevant, as they...

    With respect, caliber IS relevant, as they directly correlate to weight and space (form factor)...AND was part of the OP's question.

    Cheers,
    Mickey
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    It depends on my area. If two-legged predators...

    It depends on my area. If two-legged predators are really only my concern, I carry a little .380 in my pocket holster and it stays there. If four-legged critters could be an issue, or its my first...
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    Good point nothermark. We sometimes take it for...

    Good point nothermark. We sometimes take it for granted that everyone knows what we are talking about, wrt acronyms. In doing so, we unintentionally defeat the purpose of the forum; to share and...
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    My pleasure buddy! We'll have to start talking...

    My pleasure buddy! We'll have to start talking canvas sock and mukluks when you get back. ;)

    Cheers,
    Mickey
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    lazy river road, Thanks for the compliment. :D...

    lazy river road,
    Thanks for the compliment. :D You won't be sorry. I'm torn when it comes to the SEEPs. Both are good and I had great success with each of them. I think the Dutch SEEP would have the...
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    ferret, I LOVE my MMG socks. If I had to choose...

    ferret,
    I LOVE my MMG socks. If I had to choose one as "mine", I think I'd choose the uninsulated with Dutch SEEP from my previous post/review. I feel it's a little more versitile wrt...
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    +1 on what Raul said. You might not have had the...

    +1 on what Raul said. You might not have had the "magic" 30* sag. If you are confident that you did have adequate sag, check on how you were laying. Sometimes it simply means you are too close to...
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    I see a lot of people saying, "warmer UQ"...I...

    I see a lot of people saying, "warmer UQ"...I think this is were it gets personal. In my experience, I like using a warmer TQ than UQ. One of the things that really factors into the decision is the...
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    I have the JRB Hudson River(30*), a Hudson River...

    I have the JRB Hudson River(30*), a Hudson River with 1oz over stuff (20*), and Old Rag Mtn.(0*), and an AHE New River (30*). All perform well. I often find that I get over heated in most conditions...
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    ...or maybe for us all to road trip to FL so we...

    ...or maybe for us all to road trip to FL so we can hang out with you in your neck of the woods...eating bacon together!

    Cheers,
    Mickey
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    That has to be one of the most eloquent reports...

    That has to be one of the most eloquent reports I've ever read Black Wolf. It was great meeting and joking around with you. I need to get that recipe from you again...the only thing I remember is the...
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    MMG Hammock Socks - Part Deux

    I recently met up with MacEntyre at the 2011 Fall MAHHA gathering, where he brought my MMG Insulated Hammock Sock with regular SEEP. To update my previous MMG sock review...
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    A BIG +1 on all the previous sentiments. :D I...

    A BIG +1 on all the previous sentiments. :D I really enjoyed myself this year, getting to know the vets a little bit better...and getting the chance to meet some of this year's new faces.

    The pot...
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    I'm in! Thanks!

    I'm in! Thanks!
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    Congrats les! Also, a BIG +1 on the thanks to...

    Congrats les! Also, a BIG +1 on the thanks to Paul.
  49. Thanks Hooch! I had the same issues for about a...

    Thanks Hooch! I had the same issues for about a year until MacEntyre found me a source. The link is...
  50. Thread: Molly Mac ?

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    OK! OK! Twist my arm why dont'cha? But seriously,...

    OK! OK! Twist my arm why dont'cha? But seriously, I've been considering getting the canvas sock for the NJ Winter Hang in February. I've always been a little intimidated by the idea of it (deep...
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