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    Good stuff, I made mine extra wide because I too...

    Good stuff,
    I made mine extra wide because I too like the extra comfort and range it provides.

    I was wonderingm since there are sometimes gaps between the hammock and the UQ edge due to the...
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    Can an UQ be too wide?

    The title basically asks my question.
    I have a DIY JCP Puffer jacket underquilt that is wide enough to wear the edges rise almost to the height of the sides of my hammock.

    Does this cause any...
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    Thanks guys! All great ideas that I will test to...

    Thanks guys!
    All great ideas that I will test to see what suits me best.
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    Tarp Guyline storage in snakeskins

    I've just converted over to some snakeskins for my Tadpole tarp and am having trouble with the guylines cooperating.

    I have two snakeskins and not just one long one. My problem occurs at the...
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    UQ Protector Design Questions

    Hello all,
    I have a DIY JCP UQ that I made and would like to add some weather protection to it.

    I ordered some 1.1 oz ripstop and am deciding on my design.

    If I don't mind having it...
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    I am in! Woooooo!

    I am in! Woooooo!
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    Woohooo! Looking forward to it! Happy Holidays!

    Woohooo! Looking forward to it! Happy Holidays!
  8. My imagined case of hammock OCD wanted it to be...

    My imagined case of hammock OCD wanted it to be flawless,haha!
  9. Thanks for the tips guys. I'll need to try some...

    Thanks for the tips guys.
    I'll need to try some differently spaced trees. This longer hammock is new to me so I have to tweak my setup
  10. I noticed mine did this as well. However, I have...

    I noticed mine did this as well.
    However, I have a mini biner clipped on my tarp suspension in order to secure the triangle and my whoopies got caught on the biner.
    Any weight would have pulled the...
  11. It's raining outside currently so I cant snap a...

    It's raining outside currently so I cant snap a pic, but I do have my hammock suspension running through the triangle created by the tarp.

    It appears the triangle made is too small because my...
  12. Help with Tarp/Hammock setup during heavy rain

    I seem to be having issues getting the right configuration for my tarp and hammock when in full rain protection mode (low tarp pitched close to hammock).

    I have an 11 foot hammock and the Kelty...
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    Thanks and it makes sense. I've been able to...

    Thanks and it makes sense.
    I've been able to separate the two panels by cutting the two stitches from the outside of the jacket. Same method to remove the zipper.
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    Is there anyway you can post a picture of the...

    Is there anyway you can post a picture of the specific seams that you're talking about. I am having trouble distinguishing the stiches that hold the down from the others that need to be cut. TIA
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    The bottom side of my bag seems to loft up much...

    The bottom side of my bag seems to loft up much nicer than the top.
    Maybe I just need to throw it in the dryer first but I found that odd.
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    Linville River, great morning! ...

    Linville River, great morning!

    http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i4/amwolffman/IMG_19700809_165019_zpsabc6fff9.jpg
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    Yup, just did this with my two down jackets after...

    Yup, just did this with my two down jackets after a washing.
    Works great
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    Well that's not good to hear. I've used my tarp...

    Well that's not good to hear. I've used my tarp about 15 nights and this was the first in which it rained.

    Hopefully the hose test will clear up if I got a bad product.

    ^^And to Hawk-eye, yea...
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    Just checked my Walmart and they had 2 of them....

    Just checked my Walmart and they had 2 of them.
    However, they have them packed up in their compression sacks.
    I noted the delivery date to the store was December of 2012.

    Anyone thinks the...
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    My CRL was run through the top loops so the tarp...

    My CRL was run through the top loops so the tarp was hung under the ridgeline. Water wasn't coming from my lines.
    I had a tight pitch but maybe too much open space that allowed for the wind to push...
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    Could have been the cross wind as it was really...

    Could have been the cross wind as it was really blowing.
    I was actually camped out in the campsite South of the Pinchin Parking lot.
    Sure was a storm.
    I was pitched with a simple diamond config...
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    It's a 9 foot diamond tarp that was pitched low...

    It's a 9 foot diamond tarp that was pitched low but open.
    I just can't figure out if this is normal for this tarp.
    This was my tarps first true rain test thus far.
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    Not necessarily, I slept on a diagonal and my...

    Not necessarily, I slept on a diagonal and my entire profile got soaked.
    The entire inside of the tarp was wet with droplets.
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    Rain dripping through tarp

    Took a trip to the Linville Gorge this weekend and had some issues with my tarp Monday night.
    It rained for 9 hours straight with pretty decent wind gusts.
    I have a Kelty Noah 9 and after about 4...
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    Coolness, it seems to be that we are trying to...

    Coolness, it seems to be that we are trying to decide between Linville Gorge, beginning of At or Mt Rogers.
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    Thanks for the advice guys/gals! Any idea how...

    Thanks for the advice guys/gals!

    Any idea how Mt. Rogers is early March? If it snows, are the trails still doable (no snow shoes)?
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    Forecast for the first week of March shows snow...

    Forecast for the first week of March shows snow and chillllly temps in VA.
    Looking to be a little warmer.
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    I'm headed to hike around March 10. Hopefully no...

    I'm headed to hike around March 10.
    Hopefully no snow as I won't have enough time to finish my down UQ and only have a makeshift.

    Also I will be bringing a hiking newbie so bad weather...
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    Advice on Southern AT stretch

    Looking to do a 3-4 day hike on the AT somewhere in Georgia/NC/VA in March and was looking for some suggestions for the best section to do.

    Anyone have any advice?
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    The rep told me around $230 and it would be out...

    The rep told me around $230 and it would be out mid March
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    I 2nd this, use the diagonal

    I 2nd this, use the diagonal
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    The silica packets are in the pockets unless...

    The silica packets are in the pockets unless there is more in the front baffles.
    Can someone confirm or deny this?
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    Thanks bud! Very compressible.

    Thanks bud! Very compressible.
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    How packable is the down in these jackets? I'm...

    How packable is the down in these jackets?

    I'm contemplating buying some but it would be nice to know if it is going to be worth the project.
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    They are sadly out of stock and their new line...

    They are sadly out of stock and their new line will be priced around $230.

    I was looking to get one but was disappointed when I heard that news.
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    Yea that's what I figured. I talked to a...

    Yea that's what I figured.

    I talked to a Go-Lite rep today and he said their new line this spring will retail around $230.
    Shucks!
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    Comparable Down top quilts

    Are there any down top quilts that are priced similarly to what the Go lite was priced at?

    http://www.golite.com/UltraLite-800-Fill-1-Season-Quilt-Long-P46824.aspx

    Looking for compressiblity...
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    Literally haahha, but thanks for the...

    Literally haahha, but thanks for the responses,guys/gals.

    I'll look more into the BIAS hammock but I think I'll be testing my sewing skills again....and if I mess up, I'll have an unlimited...
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    My sewing skills are pretty week, the only thing...

    My sewing skills are pretty week, the only thing I have made is my bugnet.
    Also my sewing machine is literally from the 70s, and has some issues.

    I do want to try it though and it may be the...
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    Cheapest and most comfortable hammock

    Yes, I realize the title of this post is very idealistic, but hey, one can dream.
    I am a college student (i.e. broke) and love my hammock camping.
    I currently have an ENO DN that I used with a DIY...
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    I really like this seeing as it allows...

    I really like this seeing as it allows adjustability but able to lock it down.
    Great thinking!
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    I appreciate the reply, I'll use soem SC and if...

    I appreciate the reply, I'll use soem SC and if that doesnt work, Ill be back here haha
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    Granted, I am not using shock cord yet since my...

    Granted, I am not using shock cord yet since my new order hasnt come in yet.

    This seems like it would keep the UQ from sagging.

    IS this the only issue or something im missing?
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    How to keep UQ from bunching up?

    Hey all, just made a makeshift UQ with an old sleeping bag and some batting.

    My problem lies after it is hung, the length of the UQ seems to bunch up, (Im using the channel suspension.

    Is there...
  45. Thanks for the responses, yeh the knot im talking...

    Thanks for the responses, yeh the knot im talking about is just wrapping it around the tree which I can probably substitue for a non friction knot.

    I have some prussik loops made out of accessory...
  46. Problem with Tech line as a tarp Ridgeline

    Hey all, I got about 30 ft of some Tech line to use for the ridgeline of my tarp.

    The problem I am having is that on one tree I tie a simple bowline but on the other, I tie a modified prussik...
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    Thanks Gray! and for the ridgeline, is that...

    Thanks Gray!

    and for the ridgeline, is that length accounting for the Prussak knots as well?
    If not, how much does each not take up about?

    Just wondering so I dont have to buy a bunch of...
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    Help a Noobie out on Ridgeline length

    Hey guys, Im new to this but have been reading up and ready to go put together a little suspension system.

    If I am gonna hang whoopies from a D ring and want to run my ridgeline from those 2 D...
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