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    I don't run an UQP or Winter Sock, though I do...

    I don't run an UQP or Winter Sock, though I do have the WBBXLC with the winter top cover. The best luck I have had stopping the wind is to run a tarp with doors all the way to the ground (or run it...
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    Sorry for the super old bump. Works been busy. ...

    Sorry for the super old bump. Works been busy. The main issue with Underquilts is making sure there are no air pockets between the quilt and hammock. This will cause CBS (Cold but syndrome), or...
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    Dispersed Camping is more my style. Have fun!

    Dispersed Camping is more my style. Have fun!
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    It is all part of a system, and it is best to...

    It is all part of a system, and it is best to have this all tested. I generally tell people to try shoulder season camping at high elevation first, as this is generally as cold as many winter hangs...
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    I was able to get the Incubator out this last...

    I was able to get the Incubator out this last weekend and get some hanging time. Car camped near the Wigwam trailhead for Lost Creek Wilderness. Fished the famous Cheesman canyon and tried out...
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    I only have the phoenix 20, burrow 20, and the...

    I only have the phoenix 20, burrow 20, and the new Incubator 0. So I haven't tried the 40. With that being said I don't see myself ever getting a 40. The 20 is great for three season use in the...
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    Thanks again for the quilt. You guys need to get...

    Thanks again for the quilt. You guys need to get on Instagram! I posted one of those picks there and tagged it with #hammockgear. Brandon is doing it! ( ;
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    Here is a thread on Winter hanging tips:...

    Here is a thread on Winter hanging tips:
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/105037-Winter-Hanging-tips

    Once you get your kit worked out, which may take you several trips, then...
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    And here was another picture from last winter. ...

    And here was another picture from last winter. This was RMPN out of the Bear Lake TH at around 10,000ft. We were hidden in a depression in between two ridges, thankfully. As the winds reached...
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    Got the New UQ in. It is masterly stitched, as...

    Got the New UQ in. It is masterly stitched, as per usual for Hammock Gear. Spent a couple of movies worth of time in it this weekend (Mad Max and Avengers). Had the window open and it was around...
  11. Thread: Lightning

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    Here is what I do. Lightning is the #1 natural...

    Here is what I do. Lightning is the #1 natural killer in CO.

    Start Counting: the time between lightning and thunder. about 1 mile (away from you) per second difference. Is it coming or going? ...
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    It would be good to know your use case. So we...

    It would be good to know your use case. So we can see where you are on the weight vs coverage spectrum. I have a tarp from Simply Light Designs (Winter Haven) and Warbonett (Big Mamajamba). They...
  13. Thread: I am amazed

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    And the more you are in the woods, the stronger...

    And the more you are in the woods, the stronger the pull when I am away! But I like it that way. With fall in the air; the dry fly fishing bite is on and the Aspens are changing colors. Also,...
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    Yes, the 0 will be good for your scenario and...

    Yes, the 0 will be good for your scenario and geographical location. Love the U.P.! You can just vent your top quilt on those 50 degree nights. If you are getting a 0 degree and plan to use it in...
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    Hot tents are awesome! I was caught unawares by...

    Hot tents are awesome! I was caught unawares by a foot and a half of really wet snow in the middle of the night last March. It was 50 degrees and clear when we went to bed. Had to bail out of my...
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    Here are a few. Arapahoe National Forest in...

    Here are a few.

    Arapahoe National Forest in February at 9500ft and a good 5ft snowpack. Ski toured out of camp the next morning.
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    Going into RMNP to camp for first tracks. This was...
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    New Incubator

    Finally pulled the trigger on a HG Incubator 0 with +1oz overstuff! I have been using my Phoenix 20 and supplementing the last couple of winters. I plan on doing more winter camping for backcountry...
  18. This is the Simply light Designs Winter Haven...

    This is the Simply light Designs Winter Haven Tarp in the 11' Ridgeline. I got it in silver/grey color cat cut, with line locs, seam sealed, and with side panel pull outs. Both my WBB XLC [11 ft]...
  19. Simply Light Designs Winter Haven tarp [Short Term] Review

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JCPTMH0raFM/VXJTWgbVa5I/AAAAAAAAFTs/0TxCRCnB3ZQ/w1214-h809-no/_MG_1250.jpg

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    I wanted a tarp for winter camping and car camping. When I am backpacking...
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    When running a 3/4 length underquilt you need to...

    When running a 3/4 length underquilt you need to supplement some extra insulation in your foot area. I use a small pad that doubles as a sit pad inside the footbox of my overquilt, per Shug's Video:...
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    I think the real distinction is weight. If I am...

    I think the real distinction is weight. If I am not going very far, or car camping, sure I will bring a tarp with doors AND the kitchen sink. If I am backpacking, I will most likely save the 10+...
  22. Thread: Unique hangs

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    Nice hang. You downtown? Check out Smokey D's...

    Nice hang. You downtown? Check out Smokey D's BBQ (13th and Locust), or Court Ave Brewing Company for a pint. Some of my old stomping grounds! I got some trad climbing gear from a friend this...
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    Just got the tarp yesterday and pitched it in my...

    Just got the tarp yesterday and pitched it in my basement (because I was being lazy). I apologize for the lack of light, but you get the idea. This thing is HUGE! I really like how there are d...
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    Haha, you won't get scolded around here for not...

    Haha, you won't get scolded around here for not exhausting every search query before posting. Although, I have always considered my syle to be Drunken Master Kung-fu (search "drunken master jackie...
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    Welcome! This place is a wealth of knowledge...

    Welcome! This place is a wealth of knowledge with some of the nicest folks on any internet forum that I have been a part of. Time to start getting your systems sorted for the AT. Have a fun...
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    Hike #3 on this page is the one I was talking...

    Hike #3 on this page is the one I was talking about:
    http://www.pmags.com/backpacking-loops-%E2%80%93-mags-favorites#lost-creek-wilderness-loop
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    Winter Hanging tips

    There has been some chatter recently regarding winter camping, and I thought this would be a good opportunity to do a little brain dump on this subject. I have been winter camping for most of my...
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    +1 in 3 season trips I have been foregoing...

    +1 in 3 season trips I have been foregoing another fire starter sometimes because the alcohol on some tinder works soooo well.
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    I didn't see any down in Estes, but they are...

    I didn't see any down in Estes, but they are definitely down low somewhere this time of year.
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    Oh, and going to be posting a trip report soon...

    Oh, and going to be posting a trip report soon from my trip last weekend to Rocky Mountain National Park. Another reason is the stars are soooo good in winter. Here is a taste:...
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    Once you have a system that works for you, and...

    Once you have a system that works for you, and you can be comfortable, winter hanging/camping has a lot of benefits over summer. Some of these are more relevant to Colorado than elsewhere, but some...
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    When I do tent/cowboy camp, I put my sleeping pad...

    When I do tent/cowboy camp, I put my sleeping pad inside the top quilt. To keep everything sealed tight. The biggest issues I have going to ground with my Burrow 20 top quilt is keeping a good seal...
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    I have been using the yellow zing it for more and...

    I have been using the yellow zing it for more and more uses. Great line and plenty strong for almost all uses other than suspension. I do use a reflective cord for my guy-outs off of the tarp. For...
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    At some point I needed to just make a decision...

    At some point I needed to just make a decision and stop ogling over all the tarp options. Pulled the trigger on the SLD designs yesterday afternoon and Jared just confirmed my shipping address this...
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    I think you definitely need to make a distinction...

    I think you definitely need to make a distinction on how far, in hours, you are willing to travel from DIA to the trail-head. While Crested Butte, Telluride, and Durango are some of my favorite...
  36. Like you said; Can't go wrong with either vendor....

    Like you said; Can't go wrong with either vendor. I don't have experience with the dream hammocks, but have been looking at them for a while. I do love my BBXLC. The foot box really flattens the...
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    Great job doing your research ahead of time. ...

    Great job doing your research ahead of time. Looks like you planned well. Welcome to the forums.
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    Thanks for the input. Adding the door kit later...

    Thanks for the input. Adding the door kit later was my thought when I purchased the Mamajamba, but I am steering away from that because I already have one tear in my Mamajamba, I don't think the...
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    Winter Tarp Options

    So I am about ready to pull the trigger on a winter tarp with doors, and thought I would bounce some questions off the hammocking masses. I currently only have a Big Mamajamba tarp, which covers a...
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    Think of the under-quilt as a replacement for...

    Think of the under-quilt as a replacement for your sleeping pad, and not a replacement for your sleeping bag. A bag or top quilt is still necessary for comfort, but you can just start with using...
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    Nice! Knowledge is always your best piece of...

    Nice! Knowledge is always your best piece of gear. For material items my favorites are my HG 20 degree Phoenix Under-quilt, WBBXL, and zing-it/tarp flyz.
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    UQ

    +1 on the under-quilts as well. CBS (Cold butt syndrome) is generally the first challenge people have to work through with regards to their hammock systems. What that means is you get waaay colder...
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    +1 on this.

    I think no one has done a full climbing anchor because it is a bit over-kill for most. Much simpler to do the above.
  44. Let me start by saying that I love my 20 degree...

    Let me start by saying that I love my 20 degree burrow and phoenix, and hammock gear is the bees nees. With that being said, I don't think the burrow is the best quilt for going to ground, nor do I...
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    Trip Ideas

    Pretty much all of Colorado will not be ready to backpack in March. Unless you go to the Southern desert zone or something, and maybe not even there. I will actually be skiing RMNP in March. Plus...
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    I use the Metolius FS Mini Biner's. Light,...

    I use the Metolius FS Mini Biner's. Light, small, and full climbing strength. Have you thought about just using slap straps inside? I'm not sure what everyone is using for their permanent hang...
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    It is a very common problem these days, especially in the ski touring segment. More people are becoming weight conscious, which makes weight a higher priority for the manufacturer. Now the "Weight...
  48. Thread: Dabbler

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    Welcome to the addiction (and the site). I think...

    Welcome to the addiction (and the site). I think you are on the right train of thought that hammock camping might help tie your other interests together. Great for getting an early start on...
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    The area I keep coming back to in in the front...

    The area I keep coming back to in in the front range (near Denver) is the Lost Creek Wilderness. There would be many different options for loops. Late summer is a great time for this area.
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    I second using the sawyer squeeze bags as flasks....

    I second using the sawyer squeeze bags as flasks. Lately, I have been filling it with tin cup whiskey. Very smooth! For those who bring a camp stool. I am not a big fan of not having a back rest. So...
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