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    Thanks! One more if you don't mind: have you ever...

    Thanks! One more if you don't mind: have you ever taken it to the rated temps and been warm enough, once you got it adjusted right?
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    Did you loosen the main suspension, or the cords...

    Did you loosen the main suspension, or the cords that go left to right for the ends, or both?
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    Most likely you have already watched the video on...

    Most likely you have already watched the video on how to adjust your UQ, but maybe not:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFzMVW-8TOc&feature=emb_logo
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    Just select the button, then go to the entire...

    Just select the button, then go to the entire quote, and select/delete the parts you do not wish to quote, a I did in this quote from you. Will that work for you?
  5. Yes it does! I have been tempted to work on my...

    Yes it does! I have been tempted to work on my DIY skills just so I could make one exactly like the HT90, except perhaps with a different material that would be rated for 400 lbs. I don't care about...
  6. IMO, it(the old system) is really is not the...

    IMO, it(the old system) is really is not the least complicated, nor does it have the least bit of fiddle factor, compared to my quilts or anything other than pads. It's just a matter of understanding...
  7. DG, I forgot this tip: the HHSS, just like most...

    DG, I forgot this tip: the HHSS, just like most full length UQs I have used, tends to have this problem when I go diagonal: if I put my feet right, then the insulation will tend to gap away at my...
  8. Hey there DG! Sounds like you are up for a new...

    Hey there DG! Sounds like you are up for a new bunch of adventures trying to keep warm in a hammock! The learning should be fun!

    Of course everyone varies on how any system like this one or...
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    These good folks beat me too it. The cheapest,...

    These good folks beat me too it. The cheapest, simplest and most bombproof way to assure warmth in bridge hammocks is to add closed cell foam either into the pad pockets(if you have those) or right...
  10. This has become pretty much routine for me with...

    This has become pretty much routine for me with all gathered end hammocks. Some need it worse than others, and more often than others, but for me sooner or later they all need it. Even if they don't...
  11. Great report, beautiful pics! My 2nd ever hammock...

    Great report, beautiful pics! My 2nd ever hammock camping trip was up the Hoh River towards Blue Glaciar/Mt. Olympus, this brings back memories!
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    Here is a tarp pitch, in rainy, windy, misty...

    Here is a tarp pitch, in rainy, windy, misty weather, where my sil nylon undercover really helped:
    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/2/2/9/AhhBraktimeatlast_thumb.jpg
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  13. The bars on the original(which I think is the...

    The bars on the original(which I think is the same as the Deluxe except the original had a removable Velcro bug net) and on the 2nd model called the UL, the bars are the same width head and foot. On...
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    I have always liked this aspect of this company,...

    I have always liked this aspect of this company, they do other things as well. I'm sure other companies do good things that we don't even know about, but I know SMR does. I was considering starting a...
  15. I have a synthetic UQ made that way, but it has...

    I have a synthetic UQ made that way, but it has not been available for other than us privileged folks for a good 10 years now. And which one is that? Drum role please: The WB Yeti. Yep, the first few...
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    I'm just seeing this for some reason. Have we...

    I'm just seeing this for some reason. Have we discussed this on a different thread? If not, some one else had a similar complaint.

    I don't doubt your experience, but I also don't understand why...
  17. There are 2 JRB BMBHs. One is called the UL, and...

    There are 2 JRB BMBHs. One is called the UL, and is single layer and shallower than the original. I have both, but can not conveniently set them up to measure the fabric right now.

    The "UL"...
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    For me, the times when I have had the worst...

    For me, the times when I have had the worst shoulder squeeze were when I had a hammock- mostly without a RL - too tight. The more sag I have in a GE hammock, the less shoulder squeeze. That might not...
  19. The mods can close it for you. I'm not sure, but...

    The mods can close it for you. I'm not sure, but if the thread is new, you might can delete it.
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    Aaron, that looks about right to me. It does not...

    Aaron, that looks about right to me. It does not look too tight at all. For emergency help, try that knee pillow.
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    Doesn't Aaronbagby...

    Doesn't Aaronbagby have the UL Explorer? If so, I have had a couple of those, and they are within a couple of inches of 11 ft. believe the RL length, at least on the older models, was 108", and on...
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    I gave up on all this sort of thing a long time...

    I gave up on all this sort of thing a long time ago. For me all GE hammocks have this problem either a little or a lot, though some only rarely have it. But then another time the best one still ends...
  23. minus 38F? If so, wow! (or even -38C is not much...

    minus 38F? If so, wow! (or even -38C is not much different is it?) Have you ever done much better with that UQ on a GE?
  24. Did you accidentally post the same thread twice?...

    Did you accidentally post the same thread twice? If so, you might want to close this one, to avoid folks answering in both threads.
  25. Well, VBs are a whole new ball game, it's like...

    Well, VBs are a whole new ball game, it's like doing things in reverse from what we have all been traditionally taught. Most people won't even consider them, but there are a few of us here who have...
  26. Bridge hammocks and deep winter, oh yes, maybe my...

    Bridge hammocks and deep winter, oh yes, maybe my fav or close ( well, at least way down here, but my deep winter is way warmer than yours! )

    Bud sadly, not with my WB, only with JRBs. And mostly...
  27. I have found bridge hammocks in general very easy...

    I have found bridge hammocks in general very easy to insulate, and to remain warm even as I move around in the night. The same applies to 90 hammocks. I have always suspected it has something to do...
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    Was the tarp close to your face, or pretty high...

    Was the tarp close to your face, or pretty high above you? There is no way around it, warm, moist breath is going to condense like crazy on a cold layer of nylon. It will even condense on breathable...
  29. I do the same with VB clothing. Or, to a lessor...

    I do the same with VB clothing. Or, to a lessor degree with a space blanket on top of my under insulation. mostly inside a HH Super Shelter. Some combination of these things, along with a frost bib...
  30. I'll be surprised if any one knows. Buy it seems...

    I'll be surprised if any one knows. Buy it seems easily put to the test. Fill it up with water- if one end is closed- or lay it inside a sink to form a basin- and fill er up. Then see how long- if at...
  31. I totally agree. I hate tiny stuff sacks,...

    I totally agree. I hate tiny stuff sacks, particularly when they are too narrow for my hand with a handful of fabric to get inside. I always replace with reasonable sized sacks so that packing up is...
  32. I have always found my JRB and WB bridge hammocks...

    I have always found my JRB and WB bridge hammocks to be, in general, the easiest to insulate of all my hammocks. That is to say, more consistently warm with less likely to go wrong. Never any...
  33. Excuse me, I said: "I have until recently only...

    Excuse me, I said: "I have until recently only used it on on SMR hammocks, mainly the Claytor No Net, a 10 ft long hammock.", hopefully it was obvious that what I meant was: "I have until recently...
  34. I have the somewhat older model with the single...

    I have the somewhat older model with the single strap on each end, the UQ is shaped about like a gathered end hammock. I have until recently only used it on on SMR hammocks, mainly the Claytor No...
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    Looks to me like he only looks to his left, he...

    Looks to me like he only looks to his left, he seems worried about something in that direction. The tree falls from the opposite direction.
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    That's odd. I have an Inferno that is a couple of...

    That's odd. I have an Inferno that is a couple of years old, and have had little to any problems with sag. It has elastics on the side which really snug it up in a superb fashion. My main issue with...
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    Thanks for finding that, Ewker.

    Thanks for finding that, Ewker.
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    Lot's of good choices mentioned already, I would...

    Lot's of good choices mentioned already, I would probably be happy with many of them. I have always had great luck with the JRBs, the full length MW3, MW4 and most recently the Greylock 4 partial...
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    Since you are concerned about spreader bar to...

    Since you are concerned about spreader bar to tarp contact worsening when the tarp is too low/too close to the hammock, consider this: use side tie outs that came with the tarp, or adding some if...
  40. Thread: Down hoods

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    I have used a JRB hood for a lot of years. I...

    I have used a JRB hood for a lot of years. I sleep in it on the coldest nights, used for my personal record, which was only +6F, doesn't get much colder than that down here. But, I was plenty warm....
  41. Great to hear!

    Great to hear!
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    I have not seen Rain Man for quite a few years. I...

    I have not seen Rain Man for quite a few years. I am very sad to hear this. RIP Rain Man.
  43. Yes, I noticed that. It is sort of depressing to...

    Yes, I noticed that. It is sort of depressing to see all of those dead trees which were alive last time I was there, probably about 1985. Which is about the year the drought started, and it never...
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    Glad that I could help. Just remember that when...

    Glad that I could help. Just remember that when you are on the diagonal- or for that matter straight down the middle in a bridge hammock - any amount of UQ that is rising up above your shoulder is...
  45. Great report! It's now been 13 years since I did...

    Great report! It's now been 13 years since I did my 2nd hammock camp trip, along the Hoh River and on up the mountains from there. Your pictures remind me of that trip.
  46. Wonderful! I've got a picture of me standing on a...

    Wonderful! I've got a picture of me standing on a snow bank several feet deep in that area July 4th, 1985. I've been all over those mountains, but never got to hang a hammock there. But I have up in...
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    I also feel the short UQs are easier to...

    I also feel the short UQs are easier to consistently get adjusted correctly, compared to at least some full length UQs on a gathered end hammock( might not apply to Wookie or Trail Winder type...
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    Under your feet? Or knees?

    Under your feet? Or knees?
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    IMO, the answer to your first question, about...

    IMO, the answer to your first question, about "cold coming thru", is "NO". The only area you need to be concerned about cold with your UQ is the part of your body that is in contact with the UQ and...
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    Speaking of pillows, and speaking of lower back...

    Speaking of pillows, and speaking of lower back discomfort, have you experimented with a nice fat knee pillow?
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