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    Grand Trunk Ultralight

    It was my 1st trial into hammocking and convinced me on my 1st overnight er!
    Got cold-butt syndrome but then found this forum and now I own a dream hammock, Hammock Gear UQ, built a TQ as my 1st...
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    Here's a pic with a little grand trunk on it! I...

    Here's a pic with a little grand trunk on it! I think I may have to add about 16 inches of pipe on each end for my larger 12 foot Dream Hammock.

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    Oh, good to hear! I'm a huge northface fan but...

    Oh, good to hear! I'm a huge northface fan but haven't heard much about their zip off pants. How's the weight of them?
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    Sawyer Mini! (going to use in-line with my...

    Sawyer Mini! (going to use in-line with my platypus bladder. Anyone doing this?)

    Tubbs snowshoe bag/backpack (for storing and carrying my snowshoes while I snowboard out!)

    Also got this hammock...
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    That flash pack is sweet! Very lite! I also...

    That flash pack is sweet! Very lite!

    I also go the Sawyer Mini. Can't wait to try it out!

    Check out the Columbia Silver Ridge zip off pants. Ultra lite and drys very quick.
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    Appalachian Hammock has a tarp that looks like...

    Appalachian Hammock has a tarp that looks like the OES ones and seems to compete in every area.

    http://appalachianhammock.com/collections/tarps
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    Yes. One side will need to be longer so that you...

    Yes. One side will need to be longer so that you have enough material to complete the end baffle.
  8. 11' gnome 1.8oz night grid camo Extra zipper ...

    11' gnome
    1.8oz night grid camo
    Extra zipper

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/12/a7u9e8av.jpg
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    I went on a solo trip knowing it was supposed to...

    I went on a solo trip knowing it was supposed to rain to try out my new Warbonnett edge tarp. I absolutely love old-growth forest in Washington!

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/01/uru5ase6.jpg
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    Yes it was loose in the footbox

    Yes it was loose in the footbox
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    I tried out the snap on TQ pad last night on a...

    I tried out the snap on TQ pad last night on a simple trip. Wow! It made a huge difference! It was so nice to have my pad exactly where it needed to be all night long. I could pull my feet in and out...
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    A toggle system would work great I think (if your...

    A toggle system would work great I think (if your TQ footbox closed up via the same method). I have snaps on my TQ so that's what I'm having to add to my pad.

    I want to keep my pad from moving is...
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    Attachable Foot Pad for Top Quilt

    I'm working on adding an attachable foot pad by using the existing snaps on my top quilt. I'd love to get everyone's feedback as I am a DIY rookie.

    So far it seems like it will work really well! ...
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    Materials were about $110 but I had to spend a...

    Materials were about $110 but I had to spend a little more since I didn't have basic materials such as needles and pins and such as it was my first project.
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    I'm working on adding an attachable foot pad by...

    I'm working on adding an attachable foot pad by using the existing snaps on my quilt. I'll post a new thread with pics soon to get everyone's feedback!

    So far it seems like it will work really...
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    OH NOOOO!!!!! My wife has found out I can now...

    OH NOOOO!!!!!

    My wife has found out I can now sew and is having me make my kids' pants into shorts for the summer as well as reattaching torn bra straps.... ;) No one warned me of this!
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    I appreciate all the encouragement!

    I appreciate all the encouragement!
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    The Argon is incredibly soft!! Tough to work with...

    The Argon is incredibly soft!! Tough to work with and I'm not sure it's as "down proof" as other down proof fabrics. Waking up on my first trip out I could see quite a bit of light "fuzz" in the sun...
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    It took me about 2 weeks of evenings, so maybe 15...

    It took me about 2 weeks of evenings, so maybe 15 hours. But a lot of that was planning and figuring the best way to do things since I didn't know what to do.
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    Sticky: Nice! That will make it much easier! I know...

    Nice! That will make it much easier!

    I know you'll rock it! Keep us posted with pics!
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    Finished it is 74" long and 46" wide at head end...

    Finished it is 74" long and 46" wide at head end and 36" wide at foot end.

    I used one the directions from the DIY top quilt sticky here: https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=4362
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    Sticky: Down TOP quilt, directions and pics

    Some advice from my recent project: there is no need to taper the quilt. It doesn't save you hardly any weight at all, plus with your foot size, you will need the extra room. It's so much more work...
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    1st DIY Top Quilt

    I recently finished my very first sewing project: a baffled down filled top quilt made out of Argon 67. Yes I now know how ridiculous of a first project this was to undertake, but I think it turned...
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    Sticky: Thanks to this amazing forum, I was able to take...

    Thanks to this amazing forum, I was able to take on my first sewing project and build a DIY top quilt. Yes, it was the first time I sewed and yes, I know it was a ridiculous first project. It was a...
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    Sticky: I seems like either method will cause a loss of...

    I seems like either method will cause a loss of "effective width." One option requires a loss of fabric width but is insulated to the edges, while the other method maintains fabric width, but...
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    Sticky: So one side of the quilt fabric is larger and is...

    So one side of the quilt fabric is larger and is "folded" down and sewn over the ends of the baffles?

    That makes a lot of sense actually. It would have eliminated the issue I'm now facing. My...
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    Sticky: Question: Would it work to taper the baffle...

    Question: Would it work to taper the baffle material to a point at the ends to help close up the gap between the edge of the baffle and the edge of the material where it will be sewn around the...
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    Just ordered the Edge and got a shipping notice...

    Just ordered the Edge and got a shipping notice the next day!
  29. Ya I think I might go with a warbonnet edge....

    Ya I think I might go with a warbonnet edge. Light weight, great price, good coverage. Downside is having to add another 2 stakes and guy-line, but I guess it beats getting wet...
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    The warbonnet edge seems like a great tarp for a...

    The warbonnet edge seems like a great tarp for a great price! Seems like one of the lightest as well.

    Anyone own this tarp?
  31. Got the simplylightdesigns tarp and set it up,...

    Got the simplylightdesigns tarp and set it up, and unfortunately it is too small for my 11' DH gnome so I'll be returning it... :( I was already kind of attached to it since the quality, color,...
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    OES Alternative?

    I absolutely am hooked on the OES tarp. It's quality is raved about, it's price is great, BUUUTT........ (we all know how big that but is)

    What is good alternative? I'm mostly concerned with the...
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    Seamstick tape to close baffles?

    I'm making a top quilt and was trying to think of the best way to close baffles after I stuff them with down. I thought about seamstick (double sided fabric) tape, but am concerned about how it will...
  34. Just ordered the Simply Light Designs Simplicity...

    Just ordered the Simply Light Designs Simplicity asym tarp! Thanks nuttysquirrel for the great referral! That looks like a great tarp, and Jared's (owner/operator) customer service is phenomenal!
  35. Oh great tarp!! Do we know the ridgeline length?

    Oh great tarp!! Do we know the ridgeline length?
  36. Hennessy Rainfly best diamond/asym tarp? Or...

    I'm looking for an ultralight tarp to cover my 11' Dreamhammock. I can't afford cuben quite yet, and am not too concerned with maximum coverage as I do not plan trips with massive amounts of weather...
  37. PEACE OF MIND! My first hammock was a GT (without...

    PEACE OF MIND! My first hammock was a GT (without a bug net) and I realized I didn't sleep as well because I always had to remember in the back of my mind that I could slip my head or foot out over...
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    Hammock Gear Pillow?

    Reminds me of a Newsboys song... Anybody?! Hahaha
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    Great pics!

    Great pics!
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    I do not have experiential knowledge, but logic...

    I do not have experiential knowledge, but logic says that if a fabric is down proof, then it's down proof either way. Like a water bottle keeps water from getting out as well as prevents other things...
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    My UL Argon order just arrived! Any tips before I...

    My UL Argon order just arrived! Any tips before I start cutting a sewing? This will be my first time working such thin material.

    Thanks guys!
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    Argon vs Momentum vs Std Nylon

    I ordered some UL argon for a top quilt and plan on reinforcing the bottom 18" of my edges with grosgrain so I can use snaps as a closure method.
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    Ooo that arrowhead pillow is nice and...

    Ooo that arrowhead pillow is nice and inexpensive!! Great find!
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    Are they on the dream hammock calculator yet?

    Are they on the dream hammock calculator yet?
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    How big is the HG pillow and what does it weigh?

    How big is the HG pillow and what does it weigh?
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    Hammock Gear Pillow?

    I've seen the Hammock Gear Pillow on their site, but there is no details or pictures yet. Has anyone purchased one or seen one yet?

    I would love to get my hands on a down pillow at the high...
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    So if I wanted to use snaps on that UL argon,...

    So if I wanted to use snaps on that UL argon, would grosgrain be the best option to ensure it has the strength to keep from tearing?
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    That sounds like some great fabric for sure!...

    That sounds like some great fabric for sure! Although it is much too heavy for my ultralight obsession. I've got a fever, and the only cure is ultralight! Haha
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    Would it be wise to have a grosgrain trimmed edge...

    Would it be wise to have a grosgrain trimmed edge if using UL Argon
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    It's also $25/yd!!

    It's also $25/yd!!
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