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    Take the UQ. Why wake up cold in the middle of...

    Take the UQ. Why wake up cold in the middle of the night. If it gets to 60 you will.
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    For the range of temperatures you will encounter...

    For the range of temperatures you will encounter on a thru, it will be nigh impossible to get as light with a hammock system as with a ground dwelling system, given the best/lightest gear choices in...
  3. If it's hot, loosen the UQ to ventilate your...

    If it's hot, loosen the UQ to ventilate your hammock underneath you. But then when you wake up cold in the middle of the night. snug the UQ up and go back to sleep.
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    I'm sure in the tropics you would not need an UQ,...

    I'm sure in the tropics you would not need an UQ, but in the Smokies you will be sorry if you do not bring one. The 40 degree Phoenix MAY be more than you need, but not by much. If you had a 50...
  5. Also available on Amazon, with Prime shipping,...

    Also available on Amazon, with Prime shipping, for even less $$ and faster receipt of item.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TXZ4JUA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  6. Suggest as much carpooling as possible since the...

    Suggest as much carpooling as possible since the trailhead parking lot is not huge and there are likely to be many others there in addition to the hammock crowd. It's a very popular backpacking...
  7. Thread: Hey-o from Ohio

    by QiWiz
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    Welcome to the madness. Check out NEOH...

    Welcome to the madness. Check out NEOH backpacking club (like Two Tents sez) if not familiar.
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    I think it is easier to see through a dark...

    I think it is easier to see through a dark bugnet. Not sure why, now that I think about it.
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    Welcome to one of the best places to hang out on...

    Welcome to one of the best places to hang out on the web.
  10. Thread: New Guy Here!!!

    by QiWiz
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    Welcome! Hope to see you sometime out on trail.

    Welcome! Hope to see you sometime out on trail.
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    Welcome to a great community. Lots of...

    Welcome to a great community. Lots of enthusiastic knowledgeable folks here.
  12. Thread: JRB Down Sleeves

    by QiWiz
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    No problem. If someone else is interested, I'll...

    No problem. If someone else is interested, I'll sell for $68 shipped to you in CONUS.
  13. Thread: JRB Down Sleeves

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    I have a pair in new condition. Never used on...

    I have a pair in new condition. Never used on trail, just tried on at home. Make me a good offer!
  14. This problem is common enough that I've noticed...

    This problem is common enough that I've noticed many reviewers (for backpackinglight.com, for example) will list "claimed weight by manufacturer" or something similar and "actual weight".
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    FS: I'll take it. Cozy too.

    I'll take it. Cozy too.
  16. FS: Thanks for info. I'll pass. Needed to be new to...

    Thanks for info. I'll pass. Needed to be new to give as gift.
  17. Sold pending funds to Squid In The Woods

    Sold pending funds to Squid In The Woods
  18. Pretty sure it's black on inner and olive green...

    Pretty sure it's black on inner and olive green on outer (I go for subdued colors) but I will double check when I'm home in a few hours
  19. Hammock Gear Phoenix 40 degree UQ, 1 oz overstuffed, Like New

    SOLD SOLD SOLD TO SQUID IN THE WOODS
  20. FS: If the Rocky socks are new I'll take them; if...

    If the Rocky socks are new I'll take them; if used I won't. ; )
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    I like to able to open it up, primarily for...

    I like to able to open it up, primarily for faster drying, but also for my wearable JRB quilts (eg., Sierra Sniveller) to be worn as serapes.
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    Yes, lots of uses for these hanging gear pouches....

    Yes, lots of uses for these hanging gear pouches. Just updated my website to make it easier to find and order the black/blue or cammo sets or individual pouches as you like. The medium pouch works...
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    Welcome to the madness. The good kind . . .

    Welcome to the madness. The good kind . . .
  24. Thread: New hanger in OH

    by QiWiz
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    Welcome from NEOH. The adventure begins . . .

    Welcome from NEOH. The adventure begins . . .
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    "It's just a hobby, dear . . ."

    Be careful with hobbies. They can sneak up on you and before you know it, you've got a second job. Trust me, I know. :laugh:
  26. Thread: Pillow

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    I use a pillow (usually made from something I was...

    I use a pillow (usually made from something I was carrying anyway, rather than a dedicated pillow) in my hammock and if ground dwelling. Just more comfortable to have it.
  27. Special Deal ends on Thursday 6/5/14

    This Special Deal ends Thursday 6/5/14.
    Act fast or miss out.
    Can you dig it?
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    Campmor may still have them.

    Campmor may still have them.
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    "Obsession just means you really care" just...

    "Obsession just means you really care"
    just sayin' . . . .
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    Check out the Northeast Ohio Backpacking Club if...

    Check out the Northeast Ohio Backpacking Club if you want to find some like minded souls to share trail with.
    Blueberries won't be ripe for another couple months, as far as I know. Sure that's what...
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    the best list I've seen was put together by...

    the best list I've seen was put together by 1azarus on whiteblaze: HERE

    He may have missed some hammock-specific gear makers.
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    Hanging gear pouches in cammo. Photo !

    OK so here's what they look like . . .

    86377
  33. How to get a nice discount on some great gear for UL backpacking . . .

    I had posted this in the backpacks subforum but a moderator suggested it might belong better here.

    The information about this deal and how to access it is on my Special Deals page, but is not for...
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    Hanging Gear Pouches Now in Cammo Colors Too !

    For you Cammo fans, I've gone and done it. Same sizes and prices as the monochrome pouches. The Cammo material is a little thicker, so a little heavier. Just go to my pouches page and let me know YOU...
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    When I use quilts, which I do except in extreme...

    When I use quilts, which I do except in extreme cold, I cinch the top edge around my neck to help keep it in place and trap warm air (unless I'm too hot). So a good hat or hooded jacket (or both) is...
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    This is exactly why I abandoned pads and went to...

    This is exactly why I abandoned pads and went to underquilts. I move and roll a lot, even in a hammock. The successful pad users seem to me to be folks that can just stay in one position all night.
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    FS: Happy to confirm the blue one is an original...

    Happy to confirm the blue one is an original spinnaker fabric Murmur. I have the identical pack. Mine has been used much more. ; )
  38. Thread: Newbie in Ohio

    by QiWiz
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    Happy to welcome another Buckeye to HF! You've...

    Happy to welcome another Buckeye to HF! You've come to the right place.
  39. Thread: New from Ohio

    by QiWiz
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    Welcome to HF. If you have not tried trekking...

    Welcome to HF. If you have not tried trekking poles (two), that and lightening your load would be my tied for first two recommendations for happy knees.
  40. Thread: Howdy from Ohio.

    by QiWiz
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    Welcome, welcome, welcome. This forum is very...

    Welcome, welcome, welcome. This forum is very friendly and there are folks here with DEEP/WIDE experience in all aspects hammock-wise.
  41. I would always have at least a single layer IX...

    I would always have at least a single layer IX underquilt, though it might just be hanging a foot below the hammock when its hot. Takes a few seconds to cinch it up against me in hammock if it gets...
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    I have a tarp (Zpacks with doors) that I use for...

    I have a tarp (Zpacks with doors) that I use for hammock hanging and have also used to shelter me or me and company for ground-dwelling, using a neoair for a pad when ground dwelling. My quilts also...
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    I usually use a mini biner to hook my pack by...

    I usually use a mini biner to hook my pack by it's pull loop onto my ridgeline at head or foot end of hammock. If the weather is such that this will result in a wet pack, I may move it to a more...
  44. Sale is still on !

    You probably noticed, but both the FireFly and FireFly XL are now on sale . . .

    Go to Special Deals page to see the sale.

    Can you dig it?
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    Welcome to the lighter side. One less thing leads...

    Welcome to the lighter side. One less thing leads to another, as they say.
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    Actually, the right thickness of cuben would be...

    Actually, the right thickness of cuben would be quite tear-resistant and strong, though abrasion might still be an issue. Joe at ZPacks has some video that demonstrates how hard it is to tear (not...
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    Photo and Introductory Pricing Link for new Ridgeline Hangin' Pouches

    OK, for now, the only way you can get these pouches is by clicking on THIS LINK, which will take you to a site page that can only be accessed by HF users for introductory pricing. Here's what they...
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    NEW Hammocking gear coming to QiWiz.net

    QiWiz Ridgeline Pouches are coming . . .

    My first product for all you hangers out there. Sturdy zippered pouches in your choice of three convenient sizes with a sturdy nylon clip to attach to your...
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    What I was thinking of was this type:...

    What I was thinking of was this type: http://www.rutalocura.com/Tent_Stakes.html but to be honest I don't have any. I have used the ones made from Easton aluminum arrow shafts and they can be pounded...
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    food protection

    In bear country, I either do a decent hang or use a canister. In non-bear country, I use an Ursak Minor critter-proof bag and just tie it to a tree at head height. If I think there could be a random...
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