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    I agree, the WB method seem to make more sense...

    I agree, the WB method seem to make more sense with the direction of load. Once I dial-in the final placement, I'll rework it with this design.
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    Like this? 94666

    Like this?

    94666
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    I made and tested out my version of the ghost...

    I made and tested out my version of the ghost last weekend. I patterned mine after the newer version that @Sgt Rock made using a string to create the footbox rather than the sewn fabric. I added...
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    My "formula"

    Thanks for bumping the thread. Below is a write up on how I designed my quilt size. I don't know if it is quite definitive, but it ended up being a good size for me.

    MRSTOP's GUIDE TO FIGURE OUT...
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    I'm getting ready to make the ghost using the...

    I'm getting ready to make the ghost using the 2013 string mod. This will be my first DIY hammock. I hoping to get clarification on a few things:

    1) Is the hammock end whipped? Or are you...
  6. From what I can tell, they both use 6oz Apex. ...

    From what I can tell, they both use 6oz Apex. The Jarbidge is 42"W wide by 58"L (2,436 in2) and the similar prospect is 44"W x 54"L (2,376 in2). The EE Prospect is about 3oz lighter. Probably due...
  7. Any reviews on the Enlightened Equipment Prospect?

    I'm debating between the EE Prospect and the AHE Jarbidge KAQ. I have heard very good things about EE's top quilts but but no I can't find reviews on the Prospect UQ. There are tons of good reviews...
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    I used the #20 snap.

    I used the #20 snap.
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    I just made a topquilt with primaloft and used a...

    I just made a topquilt with primaloft and used a separate piece of fabric. I cut it 3" wide and to the width of the quilt + seam allowances. I folded it over and aligned it to my 1" seam allowance....
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    I am just finishing sewing up my TQ. It is M50...

    I am just finishing sewing up my TQ. It is M50 with 6oz Primaloft sport. From a weight perspective, it probably saved about 2 oz vs. the 1.1 oz ripstop. While I'm trying to save weight, I'm not...
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    Well, after nearly a year, I'm finally making...

    Well, after nearly a year, I'm finally making headway on my topquilt. Everything is cut and ready to sew.

    The Primaloft Sport I am using has a scrim on one side. I believe the scrim gets removed...
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    That makes sense. The mailman just dropped...

    That makes sense.

    The mailman just dropped off the KAM snap tool (love ebay FAST N FREE!). I'll have to do some playing around after I get back.
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    I have been working on the quilt (unfortunately...

    I have been working on the quilt (unfortunately it won't be done for this weekends trip to Red River Gorge). The more I work with the M50, the more I'm concerned about it tearing in certain spots...
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    Sticky: Thanks for this. Can this replace the long list...

    Thanks for this. Can this replace the long list of stickies at the top of the forum?
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    Snaps it is! Sounds like this is the easier and...

    Snaps it is! Sounds like this is the easier and possibly better way to go. I'm probably shaving off some weight in the process. I'm hoping this baby comes in under 20oz!

    Should i reinforce the...
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    Placed an order for the KAM snaps: ...

    Placed an order for the KAM snaps:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190574184373&var=490027365380

    I did a mixture of #20 Black, White & Gray along with a #16 Black. I thought...
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    Interesting. Maybe we'll need to add a vent like...

    Interesting. Maybe we'll need to add a vent like the cuben bags.




    Sort of. I kind of liked the flexibility of the zipper should I get into the colder shoulders of the season and if I go to...
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    Based on your responses and some more clarity of...

    Based on your responses and some more clarity of thought, I think I have answered some of my questions. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

    Still trying to understand the grossgrain loop and zipper...
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    Good advice. I have been planning this project...

    Good advice. I have been planning this project for far too long. Other things forced it to get on the back burner, but I really don't want to make another trip with my daughters pink 5 lbs. bag! ...
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    I mistakenly put M90, but it is actually M50 so...

    I mistakenly put M90, but it is actually M50 so I'll have the same concerns. I'll check out the KAM snaps. I like the idea of plastic as it may save a little weight ;) with less noise potential.
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    Top Quilt Design Help

    This is my first real sewing project and I need some help as I'm heading for a hang this weekend and might need the warmth.

    I'm making a top quilt with 6oz. Primaloft Sport and M50 fabric. I'm...
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    I purchased one of the Walmart pads you are...

    I purchased one of the Walmart pads you are mentioning. It's still in the package, but it looks pretty stiff and coarse as mentioned. In comparison, looked at a CCF pad at Bass Pro Shops and it was...
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    You guys had me worried. I received an email...

    You guys had me worried. I received an email that my new Mamajamba shipped Friday just one week after ordering. Even better it arrive at my door in Ohio today (Monday). It's just in time for my...
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    Thanks for the advice.

    Thanks for the advice.
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    That's an excellent idea. Too bad I ordered a...

    That's an excellent idea. Too bad I ordered a single 6 oz layer instead of two 3 oz layers :(. There's always next time I guess. Of course, I'll need to determine if the aesthetics are worth the...
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    Stabilizing primaloft

    I am about to make a top quilt with Momentum 50 and 1 layer of 6.0 oz per yard Primaloft from thru-hiker. I understand that Primaloft requires stabilizing to keep the fibers from moving. Rainshed...
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    Makes sense. Thanks! Great book BTW.

    Makes sense. Thanks! Great book BTW.
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    Two questions: 1) Instructions call for 55" or...

    Two questions:
    1) Instructions call for 55" or wider no-see-um. Would slightly narrower (54") be a problem?
    2) Where do you get the "toggle" (this newbie is not familiar with the terminology)? ...
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    I was referring to the tarp. After looking at...

    I was referring to the tarp. After looking at the pictures from MrClockWork, it makes sense now.
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    Quick question on your materials: It mentions 6"...

    Quick question on your materials: It mentions 6" of webbing. What material / width did you use? Was it grosgrain?
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    thanks for confirming!

    thanks for confirming!
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    tarp guyline the same as zing-it?

    I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on a Mambajamba. Rather than place a separate order for zing-it elsewhere it may be more efficient to order through Warbonnet. Can someone tell me if the...
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    So let's expand on this thought. How would sleep...

    So let's expand on this thought. How would sleep movement affect quilt sizing? Is it the top width, foot box width/size, length? If so, how much should be added to the non-mover dimensions?
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    Thanks for the support. I read through the...

    Thanks for the support. I read through the current 22 or so pages here and the 240 or pages on the DIY section. I thought I would create a repository of all that I captured as well as ask questions...
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    Definitive guide for top quilt sizing?

    Greatings. I am new to hanging and in the process of putting together my gear. I am most likely to go with a DIY top quilt, but maybe not depending on time. Regardless of which option I go with, I...
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