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    Welcome to the forums. Let us know if you have...

    Welcome to the forums. Let us know if you have any questions and good luck in your DIY endeavors.
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    It works fine on hammocks.

    It works fine on hammocks.
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    While the RR is a flat laying hammock it's...

    While the RR is a flat laying hammock it's definitely no where near as flas a lay as a bed :)
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    Welcome to hammock forums. I love that Savage...

    Welcome to hammock forums. I love that Savage Gulf area but it can be a butt kicker for an out of shape guy like me but I keep going back for more :)
  5. I only ever plan to take my quits to 10 degrees...

    I only ever plan to take my quits to 10 degrees above their ratings for a comfort range. It really depends on how warm a sleeper you are and the wind. The wind can make the best quilt feel...
  6. You should check out LocoLibre sub zero top...

    You should check out LocoLibre sub zero top quilts if you want the warmth.
    https://www.locolibregear.com/gear.html#!/Sub-Zero-Topquilts/c/22041212/offset=0&sort=normal
  7. Thread: Cold Front

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    Yes, it was a rude awakening from the record...

    Yes, it was a rude awakening from the record settings highs in the upper 90's just 18 days ago :)
  8. Thread: DWR question

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    I would highly recommend the LocoLibre...

    I would highly recommend the LocoLibre Ridgerunner quilt. It's warm, fits perfect and looks cool to boot.

    As far as hydrophobic goes - get it if you can but wet down isn't very usable so if you...
  9. Thread: Cold Front

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    It's a rare event when it' colder in Alabama than...

    It's a rare event when it' colder in Alabama than it is in Northern Minnesota but today was one of these times :) I didn't sleep out as my desire wanes when it gets this cold and there's wind. My...
  10. When u want to camp.. but have to work... you...

    When u want to camp.. but have to work... you call in sick :)
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    Check out this GPS trail to the falls. They are...

    Check out this GPS trail to the falls. They are worth the boring walk down 201 :)
    https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/the-never-ending-hike
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    What do you have now and we can easily recommend...

    What do you have now and we can easily recommend good ways to spend your money :)
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    You may be over dressing and causing sweat and in...

    You may be over dressing and causing sweat and in turn becoming cold. I'm a very very cold sleeper and my Loco Libre 20 quilt set with a short sleeve shirt and sweat pants will take me down into...
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    You should be able to reattach the grommets or...

    You should be able to reattach the grommets or replace them with larger ones but a properly rated top and bottom quilt should take care of the need for the cover in the first place.
  15. Yep, if the insulation can't breath then there's...

    Yep, if the insulation can't breath then there's no place for the ever present condensation to go.
  16. Any non breathable insulation layers spells...

    Any non breathable insulation layers spells trouble when camping in cold damp weather. Do yourself a favor and get a down top and bottom quilt and you'll eliminate all but the worst of hanging...
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    Are you car camping or backpacking? If car...

    Are you car camping or backpacking? If car camping you can take anything you need, ie covers from your bed, electric blanket if the site has power, heaters, etc.
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    Shouldn't hurt as long as they aren't metal.

    Shouldn't hurt as long as they aren't metal.
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    Time for some real insulation. A good top quilt...

    Time for some real insulation. A good top quilt and full length winter rated under quilt will last you a lifetime.
  20. Goose can be made to taste very good provided you...

    Goose can be made to taste very good provided you marinate it properly :) A full tummy makes it easier to sleep as well.
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    Welcome to the forums Josh. You can comment on...

    Welcome to the forums Josh. You can comment on whatever you like. If someone doesn't like it that's their issue ;) I'm a Ridgerunner fanboy so you'll not get any negativity from me on this choice...
  22. Thread: RR Convert

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    I don't use trekking poles as spreader bars and...

    I don't use trekking poles as spreader bars and the extra weight doesn't both me but I'm not longer a long range hiker either. Six to 8 miles a day and I'm happy in my RR :)
  23. Thread: RR Convert

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    Preach on brother. I revert to a gathered end...

    Preach on brother. I revert to a gathered end from time to time to save a bit of weight and have regretted it each and every time.
  24. Thread: RR Convert

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    You've got to check out Georges RidgeRunner under...

    You've got to check out Georges RidgeRunner under quilts they are great and I love the look of the baffles.

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  25. Keep this "stuff" out your way. We've yet to...

    Keep this "stuff" out your way. We've yet to have a frost but it looks like that's coming this weekend. Some excellent hiking weather is heading our way this weekend. Highs in the 50's, lows in...
  26. The leaves look great and that hiking along the...

    The leaves look great and that hiking along the creek was some classic trail. Thanks for sharing and taking us along.
  27. Put up a link and you should be able to gauge...

    Put up a link and you should be able to gauge interest by the respondents. I personally do not drink and hang very often so if I were in the area I'd come.
  28. Here's the existing thread. ...

    Here's the existing thread.
    https://hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/156145-Water-with-down-DownTEK-and-UP-insulation
  29. BB58, Good point if your willing to "tote"...

    BB58,
    Good point if your willing to "tote" synthetic. I personally use down because I backpack and would never consider any synthetic insulation but there are many who could care less about...
  30. I've slept in a complete fog out and while my...

    I've slept in a complete fog out and while my quilts did get damp they still worked just fine. On longer hikes I've had to take "sun" breaks to dry out the quilts which works fine and the quilts dry...
  31. I don't get it. Who's going to get their down...

    I don't get it. Who's going to get their down this wet in the first place. I guess you could always plan for the worst case but this would totally eliminate the purchasing of down. I've...
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    Where are you flying to maybe someone can give...

    Where are you flying to maybe someone can give you a ride?
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    Nice! Which tarp is that?

    Nice! Which tarp is that?
  34. Paul, I envy you and more so the time you...

    Paul,
    I envy you and more so the time you have to do this. I only hope and pray that when I finally get to retire I'll still have the desire and energy to do some of these longer hikes. Thanks...
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    Welcome to the forums. Yes, these hammocks are a...

    Welcome to the forums. Yes, these hammocks are a lifesaver for those of us who have back issues. I had back surgery 30 years ago in my 20's and the hammock has allowed me to get back out and...
  36. You're blessed that it wasn't worse than it was. ...

    You're blessed that it wasn't worse than it was. I'm not a fan of sever thunder storms and hanging in trees ever since a buddy took a lightning strike in a hammock. He has the butt burn marks to...
  37. On top of your equipment working you saved enough...

    On top of your equipment working you saved enough in a couple of nights to by a light weight quilt :)
  38. This is exactly what I do. I clip it to where...

    This is exactly what I do. I clip it to where the two dog bones come together.
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    I remember my first backpacking trip with my...

    I remember my first backpacking trip with my daughter. Thanks for the memory. These are special times.
  40. Yea, that Mt Washington is no joke and there's...

    Yea, that Mt Washington is no joke and there's always a death or two on this killer mountain each year.
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    Is that Elton John?

    Is that Elton John?
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    Be sure to give us a report on the hammock when...

    Be sure to give us a report on the hammock when you get it.
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    Only you can verify what will keep you warm at...

    Only you can verify what will keep you warm at these temps so try to backyard test prior to going is the best advice I can offer.
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    Welcome to Hammock Forums. Please do share your...

    Welcome to Hammock Forums. Please do share your knowledge with us as we've all got something to learn.
  45. Thread: So proud!

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    Looking good and getting them started early...

    Looking good and getting them started early (early) is the right thing to do.
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    I've always used peanut butter for sap and it...

    I've always used peanut butter for sap and it works albeit a little oil spot will be left behind.

    I found this on Backpacker.com -
    Pine sap is one of those things that can be a total pain in...
  47. This just adds to the many reasons I'll most...

    This just adds to the many reasons I'll most likely never go to this park. The main reason is a lot of people like this area and I do not like crowded areas. Just got back from hiking the 20 mile...
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    I'm confused. Doesn't your 20 quilt weight a...

    I'm confused. Doesn't your 20 quilt weight a lot less than a pad and sock? The 20 should be fine in 40 temps.
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    Yep, Warbonnet seems to always come through and...

    Yep, Warbonnet seems to always come through and that's why many of us like the company so much. Tell me about the heat. We just set 7 straight days of record breaking heat and set all time high for...
  50. 60 of course :) In reality it's approximately...

    60 of course :) In reality it's approximately 0
    Typically a 40 quilt has ~1.5" of loft and a 20 has ~2.5" that is ~4" of loft which is ~ 0 quilt?
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