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  1. Stupid TQ Question - tight against you or left loose with air space?

    I have a 40* TQ with 2oz of overstuff. I went camping and the first night was into the low 50's I think. I was cool for a few hours but finally warmed up. next night was low 60's and I like to have...
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    I suppose you could add some snaps along what you...

    I suppose you could add some snaps along what you want to be the foot end to make a snap foot box, but that'd be a huge foot box! KAQ's are reasonably priced, so I'd see if you like the insulation,...
  3. I have a broken foot. been in the air boot for 5...

    I have a broken foot. been in the air boot for 5 weeks. I want to come, I'll have to see if I'm out of the boot and into some normal shoes by then or not. I really want to go, I'll be really bummed...
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    Usually SSL certs are valid for a particular site...

    Usually SSL certs are valid for a particular site or domain, so depending on what the URL was mobile.dutchware.com is different than dutchware.com/mobile. The former one would probably require a...
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    nylon stretches so much that any kind of coating...

    nylon stretches so much that any kind of coating you apply won't be very effective or long lasting. I've used mason line and Lash-it and I'll never go back to mason line. The stretch is unbelievable...
  6. Thread: Anyone ever?

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    Is there any issue of them compressing when...

    Is there any issue of them compressing when stacked or wind getting between the layers?
  7. I've been looking for the dates for the bear...

    I've been looking for the dates for the bear island hang. I broke my foot in late january, and I'm still healing, but I'm going to try to make the April bear island hang health permitting
  8. get some dutch bling and it'd qualify for pimp my...

    get some dutch bling and it'd qualify for pimp my ride
  9. What happens when a hammocker gets injured

    If I ever had to have a wheelchair....I want it to be like this one
  10. learned this the hard way. Took a long time to...

    learned this the hard way. Took a long time to plan a trip and coordinate schedules and when the weekend came it rained 4 inches. we hiked out in a torrential downpour having to cross multiple swift...
  11. I got in a wreck last year and injured my neck....

    I got in a wreck last year and injured my neck. My friends had a camping trip planned, but I didn't know if I could make it. I tried sleeping on the ground and it was a no go. I swapped to my hammock...
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    I love mine, great piece of kit. The only part...

    I love mine, great piece of kit. The only part you need to seam seal is the pullouts.
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    I have a Bayer easy traveler and I constantly had...

    I have a Bayer easy traveler and I constantly had a problem with my feet slipping out. Especially if I used...a foam pad! Your issue is the hammock. Mines really comfortable sans bedding, but I fight...
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    East of Nashville, hermitage area. I go camping...

    East of Nashville, hermitage area. I go camping on Percy priest lake a lot. You?
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    hey, someone else from Nashville! Yes I want to...

    hey, someone else from Nashville! Yes I want to know about speed hooks 2.0 too. wife got me some G clips, webbing and amsteel...all I lack are speed hooks
  16. tarp skins are a MUST. I have them on all my...

    tarp skins are a MUST. I have them on all my tarps. Do as Dutch says and make pockets and store your ridge lines and your Dutch bling right there with the tarp so you can have an all in one package...
  17. I own one. Great hammock. Friend has a hennessy,...

    I own one. Great hammock. Friend has a hennessy, but I've never laid in it. Dream hammock will let you customize it and really make it yours.
  18. I've had a raccoon visit me at night before....

    I've had a raccoon visit me at night before. going after my food bag. I kayak camp mostly so I keep my gear in dry bags stowed under my hammock for easy access. I'll be putting my food in a separate...
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    I have an 11' dream hammock and I've still got...

    I have an 11' dream hammock and I've still got lots of room on the ends of my Superfly. Remember hammock sag is around 83% of total hammock length in most cases, so a 132" long hammock only takes up...
  20. Thread: Help me choose

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    I tried it out as soon as it came yesterday. It...

    I tried it out as soon as it came yesterday. It was 41*. I was plenty warm on top. I'm still dialing in my kAQ mere river, so if anything the bottom was the issue. I think that quilt could go into...
  21. Bear traps. Never had issues with people kicking...

    Bear traps. Never had issues with people kicking my lines when I put a circumference of bear traps down.

    In all seriousness, I use zpacks.com zline. It's not reflective, but it's super bright. If...
  22. Thread: Help me choose

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    I ordered a 40* burrow with 2oz of overfill. I...

    I ordered a 40* burrow with 2oz of overfill. I sleep a bit on the cool side. I did get snaps so I can vent in the summer. Looking forward to some bear island hangs next spring!
  23. Thread: Frustrated

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    If you're getting shoulder squeeze it sounds like...

    If you're getting shoulder squeeze it sounds like your suspension angle is too shallow cause the hammock body to pull around you too tight. A properly adjusted ridgeline will help that.

    Distance...
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    This addresses a concern for me: The whoopies...

    This addresses a concern for me: The whoopies I've made and used seemed to look a little used where the adjustable part if the sling exits making me worry a bit. Seems that this is not only a way to...
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    So the 6' guy line question...you're right you...

    So the 6' guy line question...you're right you don't need that much. But several points that might make you need that much: you might want to do porch mode on either side depending on location you're...
  26. Thread: Holiday Deals?

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    I'm waiting for this as well. Gonna order a top...

    I'm waiting for this as well. Gonna order a top quilt from someone on black friday, hoping HG has a sale
  27. That would super helpful!!!

    That would super helpful!!!
  28. Thread: Help me choose

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    Pretty cold sleeper. My feet especially. I wear a...

    Pretty cold sleeper. My feet especially. I wear a base layer and fleece cap. Most nights will be 40's-60's, but I'm worried a 20 will be too hot and a 40 will be too cold. If I do camp in the 30's,...
  29. Thread: Help me choose

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    I looked at the down fill in a 30* quilt, and it...

    I looked at the down fill in a 30* quilt, and it seems to be around 10oz. A HG burrow 40 has almost 8, so if I add 2 oz of fill that'd put it where a 30* quilt should be right? Or is there some other...
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    SemperFiGuy, I noticed you have a dream hammock,...

    SemperFiGuy, I noticed you have a dream hammock, I've got a dream hammock thunderbird. I don't see you using the pack hooks in your pictures. Have you tried that? I'm curious because I'm trying to...
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    I just used my new river for the first time last...

    I just used my new river for the first time last night. You know what struck me the most....I don't have a top quilt so i was using a 40* sleeping bag unzipped as a TQ, and the bag was 3 times...
  32. I use MSR groundhog stakes. I really like them....

    I use MSR groundhog stakes. I really like them. the coghlans walmart Y stakes bend too easily. the AL hook stakes bend pretty easily too.
  33. I don't have great trees in my yard to hang from....

    I don't have great trees in my yard to hang from. Mine are more like 30' apart. I can't get any of my hammocks comfortable there, even using a ladder to get the suspension height I need. I feel your...
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    I'm waiting to see about hammock gear's sales as...

    I'm waiting to see about hammock gear's sales as well. I need a top quilt. I'm questioning a 20* or a 30*. I live in south eastern USA and don't camp below mid 30's....any advice anyone? lol
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    No. The Superfly is cat cut so the edges are all...

    No. The Superfly is cat cut so the edges are all that need to be staked out. What you WILL appreciate is the center pulls on the Superfly. Keeps the tarp off your hammock and quilts in high wind. I...
  36. Thread: Sales?

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    I'm about to order a TQ from someone having a...

    I'm about to order a TQ from someone having a black friday sale. I hope they announce something soon!
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    If you have old sleeping bags like you've said,...

    If you have old sleeping bags like you've said, you could sew some grossgrain or webbing loops on the corners and use a piece of shock cord tied to one loop then run through a small nite-ize S-biner...
  38. Thread: Help me choose

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    Help me choose

    I'm looking to get a Top Quilt for Christmas. I live in middle TN, so nothing super cold. Lowest I'll usually camp is 30*. I have a 20* New River KAQ. Was thinking about a 20* TQ, but I'm concerned...
  39. Any tips for washing a hammock? I'd be afraid of...

    Any tips for washing a hammock? I'd be afraid of the zippers on my thunderbird ripping the fabric
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    There's a fine line between wide enough and too...

    There's a fine line between wide enough and too wide. If it's too wide you risk rain dripping from the tarp dripping on your ground cover and soaking what you have laying on it. Even wind blown rain...
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    Here's what Hennessy had to say: "Those are...

    Here's what Hennessy had to say:

    "Those are some older dimensions from when our design was not asymmetrical. It's probably a legit product and they probably just need to update that so it matches...
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    Yeah I remember the sag, I just like a lot of...

    Yeah I remember the sag, I just like a lot of coverage from any wind blown rain, so I'm wanting a good 12' tarp since weight really isn't an issue. I am more worried about a cheap knock off...
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    I have a question about the Hennessy Hex tarp....

    I have a question about the Hennessy Hex tarp. The dimensions on amazon say 10x12. the dimensions on Hennessy's website are different. Size 132" on centerline x 103" wide or 11' x 8.5'. Quite a bit...
  44. I have mountain goat skins and a superfly tarp. I...

    I have mountain goat skins and a superfly tarp. I slide my skins toward the center from both ends, but stop about half way and loosely and gently roll from the bottom up to try to spread the fabric...
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    I'm in the same situation. The synthetic quilts...

    I'm in the same situation. The synthetic quilts are still too expensive vs a down quilt, so I'm leaning toward down. Does anyone know if HG, AHE, or UGQ ever has any sales that give a meaningful...
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    thanks guys! I'm actually headed to the auto...

    thanks guys! I'm actually headed to the auto parts store to get some flowable silicone to seal my SF tomorrow
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    please be specific with what silicone you used....

    please be specific with what silicone you used. is it the permatex flowable silicone that's pre-thinned, or the regular more caulk-like?
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    I use tarp door hooks from Dutch after I got...

    I use tarp door hooks from Dutch after I got tired of untying the doors to go pee and re-re in the dark. I attach that hook to a small loop prussic knotted to a piece of guyline attached to one of my...
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    What about flow able silicone from the auto parts...

    What about flow able silicone from the auto parts store? Easier to apply than caulk, easier than mixing silicone and mineral spirits. This is what I'm thinking about using on my Superfly tieouts....
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    Got a pic of it packed with something for size...

    Got a pic of it packed with something for size reference?
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