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    I started with a Clark Tropical and I now have a...

    I started with a Clark Tropical and I now have a 1.0 double layer BB. I too will only be compairing how I lay in and sleep in each. Both for me are very comfortable. The BB has more inside room and...
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    Because I camp in humid conditions, I've had both...

    Because I camp in humid conditions, I've had both my Underground under quilts made with true waterproof on the outside layer ripstop. Because it's waterproof it's also wind proof. This may not...
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    I never use stuff sacks for my down quilts when...

    I never use stuff sacks for my down quilts when I'm backpacking. Down quilts need the least amount of compression that you can manage. Every morning when I go to put all my gear back into my pack, I...
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    I camp year round here. Temps range from low of...

    I camp year round here. Temps range from low of 17F to 110F. On top of that I have to figure in back surgery and now my back is even colder. I went with two sets, a deep winter set (takes me from...
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    I have one of the smallest sea kayaks made (Impex...

    I have one of the smallest sea kayaks made (Impex - Mystic). It's very narrow and only 14' long. When I'm fully loaded with a tent (& all that goes with that) +all my food and water, this kayak is...
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    :lol::lol::lol: When I'm in my hammock, I too...

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    When I'm in my hammock, I too have found that I sleep better and get up later than I do when I'm at home.

    Now you need to get to work on reducing that 40# backpack. You must...
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    any material is gonna wear. That being said, I'd...

    any material is gonna wear. That being said, I'd look into a cheapy hammock to hang on the porch. Plus, even though it's protected, still check it for things like spiders. Otherwise, you should be...
  8. Wow!! I enjoyed reading your post!! Well first...

    Wow!! I enjoyed reading your post!!
    Well first I'd say, you spent the weekend hanging and you slept well. It sounds like you shared the bear's space and he left you alone. At least you weren't...
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    My husband had to do this once with his Blackbird...

    My husband had to do this once with his Blackbird and tarp because the trees were so big and far apart that his tarp didn't reach to the trees. Otherwise, no, tie to the tarp to the trees. If it's...
  10. question: are you planning on packing this and...

    question: are you planning on packing this and keeping it packed and ready to go?? If so then down is probably not a good idea. It needs to stay fluffed out when not in use or it tends to forget...
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    What I've heard is that yes it does degrade. ...

    What I've heard is that yes it does degrade. This does all depend on how it's been stored and used. I've got 30 year old down comforters that as far as I can tell, seem to be as warm now as they...
  12. Several issues going on here. One you might not...

    Several issues going on here. One you might not know is that most sleeping bags ratings are for a temp. that will keep you alive and not nessesaryly comfortable. So your sleeping bag that's rated...
  13. My Scout troop has camped over there a few times....

    My Scout troop has camped over there a few times. I've also heard that there's a Geocache on the island!! I also use Trails End to put in at to paddle over there. The picture below my name was...
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    For my Underground quilt, I e-mailed Paul and he...

    For my Underground quilt, I e-mailed Paul and he asked all kinds of questions. In the end he made me the perfect Winter Under quilt. I used it this past winter and it's just now gotten to night time...
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    Personally, I'd go with the lower rated UQ...

    Personally, I'd go with the lower rated UQ because I think you can adjust it so that you can use it in a much wider range of temps. My under quilt is rated at -10 (custom made Underground quilt) and...
  16. I've added Masonboro Is... It's a nice place to...

    I've added Masonboro Is... It's a nice place to go camping .... with a tent!!! No trees and you can only get there by boat. I kayaked over to it.

    Lumber River State Park... I was told that we...
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    I have the 1.0 BB and my husband has the 1.7 BB ...

    I have the 1.0 BB and my husband has the 1.7 BB For me personally, I find my husband's hammock feels bigger inside than my hammock does. I know it's weird because these are the same hammock except...
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    I've got the even lighter BB 1.0 material in a...

    I've got the even lighter BB 1.0 material in a double and not had any issues with skeeters in my neck of the woods.
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    I'm gonna have to look into seeing if that class...

    I'm gonna have to look into seeing if that class is offered around my area. Is it simular to Wilderness Firstaid?
    And as far as others seeing the benefits of hammocking... I've found that with all...
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    I lived up on Whidbey Is. for 3 years and I...

    I lived up on Whidbey Is. for 3 years and I remember the weather as raining, raining and did I mention, raining! Soooo what kind of tarp do you have? Because it's gonna be your most important piece...
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    WoW!! Please do keep up posted and give a...

    WoW!! Please do keep up posted and give a warning "before" the show airs, I'd like to anounce this to my troop so they also watch it.
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    the piece of tyvek (a construction dumpster find)...

    the piece of tyvek (a construction dumpster find) that I carry is about 2'x4'. It's just big enough to lay on if I have to. Otherwise it's used under my hammock for backpack, shoes and a clean dry...
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    well I finally made a decision on the two tarps...

    well I finally made a decision on the two tarps I'd ordered (one 12x12 and one 16x16). They were not as described. They were not seam tape sealed. And they most diffinately were not compareable...
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    have you tried calling the company (sportsmans or...

    have you tried calling the company (sportsmans or bargain) that you ordered from?? When I called them, they said that if I was at home when the package was delivered, that I could refuse delivery. ...
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    I have an UnderGround quilt too!!:) It took me a...

    I have an UnderGround quilt too!!:) It took me a couple of weekends to really get it adjusted right so that now all I have to do is attach the ends to my hammock. I do take the extra shockcord...
  26. For me, I've found this to be true... over...

    For me, I've found this to be true... over insulation on the bottom and I can use less insulation on the top. I did have to test in different temps to find out the lowest temps I could use the light...
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    this is one of those .... you need to test to...

    this is one of those .... you need to test to find out... type answer!!! If you're not able to test and find out exactly what temp you need to add an under quilt at, then just pack an under quilt...
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    my two tarps came today. A 12x12 and a 16x16. I...

    my two tarps came today. A 12x12 and a 16x16. I didn't even bother to open the 12x12 because I already know it's to small. I did open the 16x16. Mine measures 11x11 with straight sides (not cat...
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    yep!! and that they are being sold by Sportsmans...

    yep!! and that they are being sold by Sportsmans Guide and that they are in stock!! Weird huh!!! I wonder how long it will take before Amazon has sales and people unhappy with their purchases!!!???
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    well this saga is up to 347 posts and it's still...

    well this saga is up to 347 posts and it's still no where near ending. I'm soooo disapointed about all this and I've not even received my tarps yet. And yes, I ordered 2 of them, one in each size...
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    I enjoyed your first few pages. Please let us...

    I enjoyed your first few pages. Please let us know how your cheesy grits and chocolate oatmeal works out. It could turn out to be so different of a taste sensation that it might work simply because...
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    I think we all sleep differently, some warmer,...

    I think we all sleep differently, some warmer, some colder. What I've found is that I need to have my back warm and toasty. I'll use my winter UQ (officially rated at -10) all through winter and...
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    I too store all my tarps in their stuff sacks. ...

    I too store all my tarps in their stuff sacks. On every trip, when I get home, I'll hang my tarp out in the back yard and make absolutly sure that the tarp is dry and clean. Then I'll just wrap it...
  34. Do you already know what the lowest temp you can...

    Do you already know what the lowest temp you can sleep at just using your 20 degree UQ??? Have you tested it? If you have then yes, adding the ridgerest will lower THAT temp. But by how much?? You...
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    I use a 60" long Underground quilt on my BB. ...

    I use a 60" long Underground quilt on my BB. I've got it dialed in so all I do now is slip the end shockcord over the end knot of my BB. And then I use the piece of shockcord that's pulled tight on...
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    over time, any and everything is gonna wear. So...

    over time, any and everything is gonna wear. So far, I've not seen or noticed any wear in this area on my hammocks. I used to used mule tape for tree straps and found wear on the stitched loop...
  37. "once" while in my Clark hammock, I managed to...

    "once" while in my Clark hammock, I managed to put to much pressure on the zipper and caused it to seperate. I just pulled the zipper-pull back across the open section and then rezipped it up.
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    for me, I've found that I need to do a lot of...

    for me, I've found that I need to do a lot of these things. I pitch my tarp with one end higher. I need air flow under the tarp but still have to be careful of wind and what the temps will be at...
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    having made a few of these whoopies and also used...

    having made a few of these whoopies and also used a lock brummell on them, I too don't see how stitching would make a really short bury any safer. I've used as short as 5" for the locked brummell...
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    Both my homemade top quilts, my summer and my...

    Both my homemade top quilts, my summer and my winter one are not sewn. I'm finding that I like my summer one that way. But I'm gonna have to sew up the winter one. During the night, as I move...
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    I've only been able to hammock in falling snow...

    I've only been able to hammock in falling snow once. Loved it!!!
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    thank you so much for helping to maintain those...

    thank you so much for helping to maintain those trails!! My Troop had a couple of scouts out there this past weekend too!! They were with a group of scouts that are going to Philmont this year. We...
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    I do this with my Underground quilt!! I use the...

    I do this with my Underground quilt!! I use the little loops that are close to the center but nearer to my foot end. Also, I will use the left over shockcord, the piece that's pulled and is now...
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    WOW!! :lol: You are one determined hammocker!! ...

    WOW!! :lol: You are one determined hammocker!! I would have been dumped out on the ground if I tried all that!!! Shoot, I've got a hammock simular to your's that I only use for sitting around camp...
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    Sometimes I'll get into my BlackBird and have...

    Sometimes I'll get into my BlackBird and have that ridge line that you're talking about. For my hammock, that means I've set it up wrong. I usually only need to adjust one side or the other, tree...
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    If I'm remembering right, There is a shelter...

    If I'm remembering right, There is a shelter there. You've got to walk a bit to get to it though. You could just stay in your vehical. There's a park of sorts there, or at least I remember a bunch...
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    Dead air space is cold. It's cold because there's...

    Dead air space is cold. It's cold because there's nothing there to hold the heat coming off your body. If you put an "air" mat under you, you will be cold. If that mat has down (or some kind of...
  48. I can't attest to snow but I can talk about wind...

    I can't attest to snow but I can talk about wind and rain. My tensioners, connected right at the tarp and then to the 4 main guylines, have held up in some extreamly windy conditions and horrible...
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    I've made climashield under quilts, a winter and...

    I've made climashield under quilts, a winter and a summer one. I used the thicker climashield for the winter and doubled it. I also tied sections of it together so it wouldn't shift around. The...
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    In reguards to the full length or 2/3's UQ.... ...

    In reguards to the full length or 2/3's UQ.... I'm an extreamly cold sleeper (especially after back surgery and having a ton of metal put in me) and my UQ only goes from my feet to my shoulders. I...
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