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    My two tips not necessarily in order are: 1....

    My two tips not necessarily in order are:

    1. Do not hang any higher than you are willing to fall.

    2. Do not underestimate the importance of bottom insulation be it an underquilt or pad or...
  2. How will the new 10.5 hammock work with your 10'...

    How will the new 10.5 hammock work with your 10' bug net?
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    How far from Boston are you willing to be? I have...

    How far from Boston are you willing to be? I have hung at Wells State Park in Sturbridge before with kids. There are clean bathrooms, a lake, a nice small field for frisbee or ball. If you are not...
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    Another Great Cust Svc Experience with Dutch

    I just wanted to write a quick note here to thank the staff at Dutchware. Due to some miscommunication what I got in my order was not what I expected. I wrote a note to Dutch and got a response from...
  5. Thread: Bugnet question

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    This was done on a setup without an underquilt. I...

    This was done on a setup without an underquilt. I checked very carefully. There was no tightness anywhere.
  6. Thread: Bugnet question

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    I just got my Dutch bugnet and had the same...

    I just got my Dutch bugnet and had the same concern as the OP. I have only used it on a few test hangs so far so I don't have any overnight experience to go by, but what I found is that the cinch...
  7. I got the Kevlar straps with Ti cinch buckle even...

    I got the Kevlar straps with Ti cinch buckle even though it is not recommended. I have only done some test hangs of 3 hours at the longest, but have not seen any twisting (or any other) issues at...
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    I was bitten by the Dutch Bug!

    It will be no surprise to anyone here that I just had an amazing experience ordering from Dutch. It was my very first order from him and based on his glowing reputation I knew I was in for something...
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    Welcome, from Central MA.

    Welcome, from Central MA.
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    When mine arrived in the mail I put it on the...

    When mine arrived in the mail I put it on the couch to try it out. That night I decided to sleep with it. I have not put it away since. I use it at night when I sleep and I also use it on the couch...
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    I live very close to you. I use an ENO setup. A...

    I live very close to you. I use an ENO setup. A lot of people here will tell you you can do much better than ENO, but I have been extremely happy with my rig. I have camped in rainstorms with nothing...
  12. Thread: Hi from MA

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    Love the Post Office Pub. Welcome from another MA...

    Love the Post Office Pub. Welcome from another MA hanger.
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    Use it up on all your clothes, not just your...

    Use it up on all your clothes, not just your camping clothes.
  14. Thread: Hand Sanitizers

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    Boil your hands for at least one minute. They are...

    Boil your hands for at least one minute. They are then safe to use.
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    Relax people. All I was doing was making a...

    Relax people. All I was doing was making a suggestion for improvement based on first hand experiences and the experiences of others. It was no more and no less. If they want to take the suggestion,...
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    Please know my post was not a complaint. It was...

    Please know my post was not a complaint. It was merely a suggestion for how to improve based on your own word of "Stormcrow has been quite inundated with calls, and he is trying to return calls while...
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    I have shopped with plenty of other cottage...

    I have shopped with plenty of other cottage venders and never had anything close to the issue I and others have had with HG responding to customer inquiries. As a matter of fact I find most cottage...
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    Responding to customer inquiries seems to be an...

    Responding to customer inquiries seems to be an ongoing issue for HG. I had a very similar issue with them last year and I got multiple emails from other members who told me the same thing happened...
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    Here is another vote for UGQ. I do not have any...

    Here is another vote for UGQ. I do not have any experience with EE so this is not a knock on them, just an endorcement of how please I have been with UGQ. Their customer service is among the best and...
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    I asked the same question when I first started...

    I asked the same question when I first started hammock camping and the answer that was given that really made me want a top quilt was that the zippers on a typical sleeping bag could end up putting a...
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    Yes you can absolutely do that.

    Yes you can absolutely do that.
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    I have a UGQ TQ with flat sewn footbox and I love...

    I have a UGQ TQ with flat sewn footbox and I love it! No comfort issues or issues of any kind.
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    It's called a stuff sack for a reason.

    It's called a stuff sack for a reason.
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    For nights in April/May in NE that setup should...

    For nights in April/May in NE that setup should keep you comfortable, assuming you have some sort of top insulation already, like a sleeping bag or blanket.
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    ENO is a great way to get into hammock camping if...

    ENO is a great way to get into hammock camping if you want a one click buy and be done sort of option. Some of their stuff is great (others not so much), but most of it is heavier and more expensive...
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    Welcome, from another Central MA hanger.

    Welcome, from another Central MA hanger.
  27. Thread: Help Out A Noob

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    Can I ask why an underquilt is not a must at the...

    Can I ask why an underquilt is not a must at the moment. I am not saying it should be a must for you. You may have some very valid reasons for coming to that conclusion. The reason I ask is that when...
  28. Thread: Help Out A Noob

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    I hear a lot of people bash the ENO for its...

    I hear a lot of people bash the ENO for its length and also for the tarp. I am a short guy (5'7) so for me the length is not as much an issue as for some others, but I camp with a friend who also has...
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    I have that tarp and use it with an ENO single...

    I have that tarp and use it with an ENO single nest. I have used it in some serious weather and never had any issues whatsoever when using it with that hammock. The only time I ever found it too...
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    Oh cool that is good to know. I will do that when...

    Oh cool that is good to know. I will do that when I order my TQ from you guys. Thanks again!!!
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    I could not be happier

    I have been dreaming of buying an underquilt since I first learned of them a few years ago. Money has been tight so I was making due with a blanket rigged up under my hammock. Not idea, but it did...
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    Likewise OldRagFreeze.

    Likewise OldRagFreeze.
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    To Adam, Thank you very much for your response...

    To Adam, Thank you very much for your response and understanding. The fact that you publicly recognize that there is an issue speaks volumes, and as I said to you privately, I will still be...
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    What really got me was that he said he got my...

    What really got me was that he said he got my second email, but it got lost because he could not mark it as unread. The second email was read by him. It expressed that I was having a problem getting...
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    I have done just that. Unfortunately it took...

    I have done just that. Unfortunately it took posting this thread to get any response.

    BTW, when Adam did finally write to me he mentions that it was an admin who sent him a message alerting him to...
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    I think I showed a lot of patience giving them...

    I think I showed a lot of patience giving them three opportunities to just send me an email saying they got my request and will answer when they can. First off, every other cottage shop I requested...
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    High expectation? I think I set the bar as low as...

    High expectation? I think I set the bar as low as possible. They have a contact us link on their website that lists a phone number and email address. I contacted them three times with no response....
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    This response just blows my mind. Keep emailing?...

    This response just blows my mind. Keep emailing? No thanks. I am not going to beg them to take my money when there are so many other vendors who also do great work and take measures to make sure they...
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    Unfortunately that does give me major reason to...

    Unfortunately that does give me major reason to doubt their service. How could it not? Being busy is not an excuse to not respond to an inquiry. I would have been absolutely fine with a canned...
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    Thanks Tony. I would say I am glad I am not the...

    Thanks Tony. I would say I am glad I am not the only one, but I would never be glad someone had negative experiences with anything. At least I know that their customer service is not up to snuff and...
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    I thought it might have gone to spam although my...

    I thought it might have gone to spam although my email is a standard gmail email with just my name so it really should not have been flagged. However that was the reason for my phone call to them...
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    Hammock Gear Customer Service

    Can someone please tell me if my experience is an anomaly or not? I have heard great things about Hammock Gears products. They were on the top of my short list as I was looking for an underquilt. I...
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    Awesome, thanks!

    Awesome, thanks!
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    My decision is becoming easier. Getting info...

    My decision is becoming easier. Getting info about UGQ has been painless. Getting info from Hammock Gear, not so much. I sent them an email on Monday and when I did not hear back I sent another...
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    Thank you so much for that post Paul. That is so...

    Thank you so much for that post Paul. That is so excellent info. I am glad I asked because all my assumptions were wrong. I figured there must be a difference between grey and white. I also didn't...
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    Sweet, thanks 2eez4life.

    Sweet, thanks 2eez4life.
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    Awesome, thanks for the link BabbyDaddy!

    Awesome, thanks for the link BabbyDaddy!
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    The reason Wilderness Logic is not on the top of...

    The reason Wilderness Logic is not on the top of my list (but not ruled out) is the weight. All things being equal I of course want a lighter quilt.

    One of the things that is making buying one so...
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    Oh just thought of another question while looking...

    Oh just thought of another question while looking at UGQ. On many sites I see the option to overfill. Since I know next to nothing about this stuff I am not sure if/when/why/ I would need to...
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    I am not limiting myself. I am open to any...

    I am not limiting myself. I am open to any suggestions :) I had looked at underquilts.com and to be perfectly honest, the design of the website turned me off to considering their products. That is my...
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