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    I'm only around 165lbs so weight shouldn't be a...

    I'm only around 165lbs so weight shouldn't be a problem with a single layer of 1.1 I don't think.

    That all sounds pretty good so far, keep us posted! :thumbup:
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    That is pretty cool, I have long liked the idea...

    That is pretty cool, I have long liked the idea of a hammock that's multi-purpose, and something that can double as a usable bivy with a bugnet is pretty awesome. I look forward to seeing more on...
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    ZPacks sleeping bag packed size?

    I've been researching the ZPacks sleeping bags, and I'm trying to decide how bad I really want one ;)

    Does anyone here have one that can share some pics for size reference of the ZPacks bag packed...
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    Looks like I'm out for this one after all, sorry...

    Looks like I'm out for this one after all, sorry I couldn't make it. Have a great time everyone!
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    I put this one on the calendar, would love to do...

    I put this one on the calendar, would love to do another group hang! Preferably this time without managing to come down with the swine flu during the hang like last year :D

    Not 100% sure yet if...
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    Where'd you find it for $35? For that price I...

    Where'd you find it for $35? For that price I might pick one up this time around.
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    Ah man that stinks, I was really looking forward...

    Ah man that stinks, I was really looking forward to seeing you again too. Been too long! Sorry to hear about the finances but good luck with the new job. Hopefully we'll get a chance to get together...
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    Bummer man, hope to catch up with you again...

    Bummer man, hope to catch up with you again sometime soon!
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    Hobbit, please report back if you try it :)

    Hobbit, please report back if you try it :)
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    I don't believe they are cat cut. If you look at...

    I don't believe they are cat cut. If you look at the pic on the website it's just a plain hex shape, straight across at the bottoms & corners.
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    Thanks Beep!

    Thanks Beep!
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    Wow those are really light, I wonder what they're...

    Wow those are really light, I wonder what they're doing differently to get the extra weight savings, especially when you factor in the zipper. Maybe lighter nylon than typical? Looks like I'd save...
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    Lowest Temp for a NeoAir?

    I have a thermarest and a couple UQs already but I've been considering buying a NeoAir (probably the Large size for the extra width). This would be both for use in the hammock and on the ground or...
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    Actually shipping & handling looks to be $15 so...

    Actually shipping & handling looks to be $15 so total cost would be $65. But for that kind of money you're probably still better off with the Hennessey Hex anyway.
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    My vote would be for the inflatable pad under you...

    My vote would be for the inflatable pad under you plus either sleeping bag on top. That should be sufficient... I've done temps well below 40 with an inflatable Multimat Superlite under me and a...
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    I'm really happy with my Warbonnet Edge tarp in...

    I'm really happy with my Warbonnet Edge tarp in Spinn, it's just the right size to give full coverage (though no extra space), it's very lightweight and small to pack. If you have the budget for a...
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    Hehe... sadly she bowed out already so it looks...

    Hehe... sadly she bowed out already so it looks like I'll be going solo for this one. Looking forward to it though, been too long since my last group hang!
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    Been so busy lately it took me until last night...

    Been so busy lately it took me until last night to suddenly remember October also means Fall MAHHA hang!

    I've got a busy couple of months going but I am going to make every effort to make it and...
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    My experience is a little different than yours,...

    My experience is a little different than yours, but I do definitely see a difference in the quality of sleep in the hammock and on the ground.

    I didn't really appreciate the hammock fully until I...
  20. Thread: camping blanket

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    You could also look into a travel blanket....

    You could also look into a travel blanket. There's the silk ones from Sea to Summit - packs very small and light but it's only good for very warm temps. There's also a brand called Cloudz that they...
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    I did it this past winter one night on my WBBB......

    I did it this past winter one night on my WBBB... resulted in a bunch of condensation but I'm not convinced it did a whole heck of a lot to retain heat. I pitch my tarp (WB Edge in Spinn) low and...
  22. Sorry I couldn't make it this time but glad you...

    Sorry I couldn't make it this time but glad you made it out! You look REALLY different with the beard, I had to do a double-take :D

    -Jay
  23. Hope you all are having a good time :) I just...

    Hope you all are having a good time :)

    I just got back from a Australia/New Zealand trip and have a lot to catch up on so couldn't make this one, but have fun!
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    Yeah I always thought the hammock/tarp combos...

    Yeah I always thought the hammock/tarp combos like the All-Terrain Hybrid Hammock had potential. It's rarely a bad thing to have an extra tarp if it's raining :D
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    Cool hammock charity crossover

    Hopefully this is on-topic and suitable for the forum but mods please feel free to move it if needed.

    A month or so back I was fortunate enough to attend the Appalachian Mountain Club's Mountain...
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    I've been less active on the forum lately so I...

    I've been less active on the forum lately so I missed this thread when it was started but I just wanted to chime in and say I've had the same experience with my 3/4 quilt(s). It's frustrating because...
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    I'm 5' 10" and about 165lbs so I'm close to the...

    I'm 5' 10" and about 165lbs so I'm close to the same size as you. I just did a 3 night trip sleeping in a tent with my JRB Sierra Sniveller which is 52" wide at the shoulders going down to 42" at the...
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    Sticky: This makes me appreciate my hex tarp that much...

    This makes me appreciate my hex tarp that much more :) Thanks Knotty
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    Added this one to the calendar. This time with...

    Added this one to the calendar. This time with almost 11 months notice let's hope my wife can manage not to plan anything else for the same weekend :D
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    You are awesome :) That answers my question...

    You are awesome :) That answers my question perfectly!
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    Picture is worth a thousand words, thanks Ski :)...

    Picture is worth a thousand words, thanks Ski :) Looks like either the 8x10 or the 10x10 will work just fine judging by that pic.

    I've never measured my Edge tarp's clearance over the ends, but...
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    Thanks for the reply. The Edge is pretty close to...

    Thanks for the reply. The Edge is pretty close to an 8x10 tarp itself, but that extra 6 inches on the ridgeline seems like a lot on paper. Sounds like it'll still clear with an 8x10 though which is...
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    8x10 and 10x10 tarps over a Blackbird?

    Hi All,

    I've searched this a few times and found a couple people saying they've used an 8x10 with a blackbird but I wanted to post here and see if I could get some more detailed feedback from...
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    For me, I'd bring my quilt even if sleeping on...

    For me, I'd bring my quilt even if sleeping on the ground. BUT - I have no problem sleeping on my back "coffin style" or on my side, and I don't toss and turn at night. Plenty of folks use quilts on...
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    +1 on that suggestion also, BK2 and its larger...

    +1 on that suggestion also, BK2 and its larger cousins are pretty popular for batoning due to the super thick hefty blade, and are pretty readily available.
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    Not sure exactly what you're looking for quality...

    Not sure exactly what you're looking for quality wise, but a Gerber Big Rock Camp Knife might do OK for you especially for just the one trip. You can pick one up at a lot of places, including some...
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    Everybody pretty much covered the salient points....

    Everybody pretty much covered the salient points. Just thought I'd add that my only hammock tarp is the Warbonnet Edge and you *definitely* can not fit two hammocks under there with any kind of...
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    Sticky: The weight includes the (heavy) carabiners the...

    The weight includes the (heavy) carabiners the Nano ships with. If you pull the carabiners out you'll get in the 4.9oz range :)

    -Jay
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    Looks very similar to the Sportsman's Guide one...

    Looks very similar to the Sportsman's Guide one in their current catalog:

    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=619954
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    Thanks for posting the pics and gear setups,...

    Thanks for posting the pics and gear setups, that's an interesting idea :)

    Two small corrections on my setup: It's a WBBB 1.0 Double Layer (only its second outing, but I'm liking it so far), and...
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    Thanks to everyone for a great time! I really...

    Thanks to everyone for a great time! I really enjoyed getting out in the woods and was happy with how toasty warm I stayed this trip. Good times, lots of good conversation and a fun day hike in...
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    I don't see any reason why this wouldn't work for...

    I don't see any reason why this wouldn't work for a hammock, but you have to be careful with technique so as not to light anything on fire or melt some nylon (yikes). If you're too high above the...
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    I have a Sierra Sniveller as Pan mentioned. I...

    I have a Sierra Sniveller as Pan mentioned. I like the extra width as it makes it easier for ground sleeping and a little extra coverage in the hammock. It can work as a full-length UQ or a TQ, and...
  44. I'm planning on going and will probably bring my...

    I'm planning on going and will probably bring my wife (who will also probably join the ground dwellers) :)

    -Jay
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    Poll: I am still planning to come.... so far planning...

    I am still planning to come.... so far planning to drive down Friday morning so I'd arrive early afternoon, unless there's a reason to get in much earlier.

    I'm looking forward to this as one of my...
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    Cool!! Don't work too hard, blackout ;)

    Cool!!

    Don't work too hard, blackout ;)
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    I've been thinking about similar charity...

    I've been thinking about similar charity fundraisers myself. Good on you for arranging this and going for it. Best of luck to you in reaching your goal.
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    Hey hey, not bad - I stayed nice and warm at 13...

    Hey hey, not bad - I stayed nice and warm at 13 degrees last night then, didn't even realize it had gotten that cold :)

    Had a great time, only sorry I couldn't make it for Friday night too. Just...
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    That's really neat! I was thinking about stands...

    That's really neat! I was thinking about stands the other day and wondered if a pair of tripods would work - now I know :-)

    -Jay
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    Poll: I've got a crazy couple of weeks going on here...

    I've got a crazy couple of weeks going on here (hence lack of posts) but I'm still planning to make this trip. My Jersey Winter Hang got cut short one night so I'm looking forward to a full weekend...
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