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    FS: Tarp sold to jcreamer, thread finished.

    Tarp sold to jcreamer, thread finished.
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    FS: Sold to jcreamer, pending funds. Won't post...

    Sold to jcreamer, pending funds. Won't post pictures/weight as a result, but if it happens to fall through, I'll post them up.
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    FS: Sorry for not posting last night - yesterday was...

    Sorry for not posting last night - yesterday was a crazy day. Will post tonight for sure. If anyone has any inquiries on the sale, though, let me know. A great tarp in perfect/brand new condition!
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    FS: Brand New HG Winter Palace + Extras

    Selling my brand new, never-used HammockGear Winter Palace full setup. In perfect, as-new condition. Took it out to set it up once in my front yard before a trip that ended up not happening. Haven't...
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    I've used both. Agree with others that both are...

    I've used both. Agree with others that both are amazing choices, but I prefer the WBBB XLC due to the footbox and shelf. Small things but important for me as a gathered end can tend to not give as...
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    I'd consider snake skins or a sleeve. Makes tarp...

    I'd consider snake skins or a sleeve. Makes tarp deployment, management and use a lot nicer. These are nice and light: http://www.hammockgear.com/hammock-gear-cuben-sleeve/, although you can always...
  7. That would be great! I'd definitely pick up a 20*...

    That would be great! I'd definitely pick up a 20* Incubator or Phoenix if you offered them.
  8. +1 on just soaking it in and enjoying it...

    +1 on just soaking it in and enjoying it together!

    You might also consider the pillow situation. I find a small pillow under my head and possibly one under my knees helps with longer sleeping...
  9. Very nice. This and the tarp are yet another...

    Very nice. This and the tarp are yet another great business decision that really benefits your customers.

    Any plans to offer any 20degree quilts in the future?
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    I am getting one of the stands and have a...

    I am getting one of the stands and have a Ridgerunner with straps. I plan to clip the carabiner into the straps fixed loop at one end and then just choke up the buckles/hardware right up to the loop....
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    In short, it depends. On how warm you sleep,...

    In short, it depends. On how warm you sleep, conditions, etc. You can always vent - the TQ especially. You can also vent an UQ, although I've found that less important. I've used a 20deg UQ on a 60...
  12. Thread: Fabric options

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    Best to contact Brandon. I've seen him make...

    Best to contact Brandon. I've seen him make exceptions for these kinds of batches in the past, although that was a few years ago in my case. Not sure if he's done anything recently for it. He's a...
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    And this is why Dutch is also at the top of the...

    And this is why Dutch is also at the top of the list in the business. Not many industries where you'd see a competitor posting praises of other retailers on a popular site like this.

    Hammocking is...
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    Trip to the Front Yard

    First hammock trip of the year a few weeks back - a hang in our front yard. My son on the left in the DIY gathered end and me in the WB RidgeRunner. Our last house had a grant total of one tree - so...
  15. Depending on how your tarp covers, I've found...

    Depending on how your tarp covers, I've found those lines to be even more helpful to attach to the shock cord from the netting. Water will run down those to your netting and get things wet. The metal...
  16. What he said. Get one that fits you. After that,...

    What he said. Get one that fits you. After that, I'd recommend that lightest one that properly fits your gear. The Osprey Exos, for example, fits me terribly (so uncomfortable for me). The Atmos fits...
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    +1 to Warbonnet. An amazing group. I live in...

    +1 to Warbonnet. An amazing group. I live in Colorado and had the opportunity to pick up an order a few years ago in person and talk with Brandon for a few minutes. He's as nice in person as he's is...
  18. This is also my experience - I prefer keeping the...

    This is also my experience - I prefer keeping the quilt separate, especially so I can store it more loosely when at home. If you find that for your backpack/packing style on the trail it would work...
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    I'd recommend the Nat Geo Trails Illustrated...

    I'd recommend the Nat Geo Trails Illustrated maps. Good enough quality for a general trip planning on well traveled trails and they show water sources. I looked and the one you want looks to be:...
  20. If staying at Red Rocks, make sure you go up into...

    If staying at Red Rocks, make sure you go up into the mountains. The campgrounds in the city (Chatfield state park, Bear Creek Lake, etc.) are all pretty barren - and state parks in CO don't allow...
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    This was the first thing that came to my mind...

    This was the first thing that came to my mind when reading the original post. Terribly sad story. Was an important reminder to us all about where to hang. Cinder blocks should definitely be avoided...
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    Nice report! That's definitely one of the great...

    Nice report! That's definitely one of the great pros of hammock camping - it gives the opportunity to stay in places tents can't easily go. Thanks for sharing and posting pictures.
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    Great to hear it went well for you! That...

    Great to hear it went well for you! That sag/correct hang angle can make a huge difference.
  24. Thread: DIY Topquilt

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    Great job. I once made a short down UQ and...

    Great job. I once made a short down UQ and dealing with the down was a nightmare. Yours turned out so well, though, that it almost inspires me to make my own TQ!
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    Outnback is right... But, if you froze at 40...

    Outnback is right...

    But, if you froze at 40 it sounds like you're a cold sleeper. Unless you can really tweak to get a lot more out of it you might want to buy or borrow a 20 degree setup. August...
  26. What are you trying to achieve with the silnylon...

    What are you trying to achieve with the silnylon over a breathable material (argon is a popular and much lighter choice)?

    I agree with the others that it's likely to cause a bit of condensation...
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    Congrats! The XLC is a wonderful gathered end...

    Congrats! The XLC is a wonderful gathered end option. The quality and features really set it apart as one of the top choices. You won't be disappointed!
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    Welcome! Hammocking with the scouts is a ton of...

    Welcome! Hammocking with the scouts is a ton of fun. Comfortable - and always a conversation starter with the scouts and other adults. Lots of opportunities to spread hammocks to them as well!
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    I have a kid's Deuter Climber in very good...

    I have a kid's Deuter Climber in very good condition that I can part with. It's non adjustable, but a bit lighter as a result and just the right volume for younger kids that shouldn't be carrying...
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    +1 - cinch buckles are one of the simplest, most...

    +1 - cinch buckles are one of the simplest, most reliable things for younger ones to use and adjust themselves.

    An additional consideration is how to get the straps connected around the trees -...
  31. Good suggestions already - I'd especially second...

    Good suggestions already - I'd especially second the 285 recommendations. Pretty much anywhere along the Colorado Trail after Segment 2 or 3 is amazing for hanging (until you get south, at least -...
  32. Lots of good specific answers above. As a...

    Lots of good specific answers above.

    As a general answer, though, the main differences are cost/size vs easy of adjustment. At one end you have the Fleaz that are lightest and cheapest but can't...
  33. Main advantages of a double layer is to 1-hold a...

    Main advantages of a double layer is to 1-hold a par more securely and 2-greater weight capacity.

    In terms of hammock choices - lots of choices out there. Warbonnet and Dream Hammocks are two of...
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    Congrats! Be wary - ordering for Dutch becomes...

    Congrats! Be wary - ordering for Dutch becomes addictive. I placed 3 orders over the weekend - forgot something important that I couldn't live without just a day after ordering the last set of stuff...
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    +1 to the never needed them camp. If I were to...

    +1 to the never needed them camp.

    If I were to need them, though, I'd probably place on each side of the triangle - maybe a 3-4 inches up from the spreader bars. I'd want to make sure they were...
  36. Thread: newby help

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    +1 to the Dutch Ridgeline and especially the...

    +1 to the Dutch Ridgeline and especially the Dutch Clips. Those things are light, small and work great for quickly wrapping the webbing around the tree. Love em.

    I've also been looking...
  37. Thread: Just purchased

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    Congrats! The Ridgerunner has become my most...

    Congrats! The Ridgerunner has become my most comfortable and go-to hammock. Great quality and soooo comfortable!
  38. It's not for me. I've found that fully waterproof...

    It's not for me. I've found that fully waterproof undercovers or socks gather too much condensation for me (from moisture in air or even just my body heat) and end up making the UQ damp, even if...
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    Great comparison. A high quality top quilt is to...

    Great comparison. A high quality top quilt is to a Big Agnes bag what the Big Agnes bag is to something like a Walmart Ozark type brand. All will work but temperature ratings, pack sizes, weight and...
  40. I'd echo what others said. I wouldn't use the...

    I'd echo what others said. I wouldn't use the ridge runner without the Lynx or a pad. The sock alone isn't enough - it's best to boost ratings in cold weather by a few degrees but especially to block...
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    For me - a regularly-sharpened knife. But I like...

    For me - a regularly-sharpened knife. But I like the idea of box cutting blades that others are mentioning. Definitely nice not to have to sharpen a knife so regularly!
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    None that I'm aware of. HammockGear tends to only...

    None that I'm aware of. HammockGear tends to only offer discounts once a year around Black Friday. The rest of the year is full price - and totally worth it! Amazing products - I just placed an order...
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    Great looking UQ. Really like the color and...

    Great looking UQ. Really like the color and stitching. I'm sure she'll love it.
  44. Thread: Tato Gear

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    Great shout out. Both your innovations have had...

    Great shout out. Both your innovations have had an awesome impact on the hammock community. Thanks for all you've done!

    I personally really like the TATO Tarp Connector pieces.
  45. Cool setup! I also like putting both quilts in a...

    Cool setup! I also like putting both quilts in a single bag. I put the bag in the bottom of my pack and then stuff the quilts into that. It allows me to ensure a nice, even fit and fill into the...
  46. Thread: Top Quilt

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    Enlightened Equipment has some of the lowest...

    Enlightened Equipment has some of the lowest priced options for down. Arrowead Equipment has synthetic options that are typically lower cost. As mentioned, most are about the same price. All are...
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    Definitely no calf ridges. If they're a...

    Definitely no calf ridges. If they're a deal-breaker for you in the gathered end varieties, the RR will be like a dream!
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    +1 - it's more than twice as "thick" but still...

    +1 - it's more than twice as "thick" but still soft. Honestly, it's noticably softer than standard silnylon of similar weights, but still feels like silnylon. The Argon 67 stuff feels crazy light and...
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    Congrats - I just got my 20 Incubator last week....

    Congrats - I just got my 20 Incubator last week. Got it up for a quick day-time hang. Definitely great gear.
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    Congrats! A cuben tarp is on my list at some...

    Congrats! A cuben tarp is on my list at some point in the future. Would be nice to drop 8-10 ounces and still retain the same coverage.

    Enjoy the new gear.
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