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    I've had a cuben tarp and a cuben hammock at...

    I've had a cuben tarp and a cuben hammock at temps from -10F to -40F on several trips in all kinds of weather.

    Never had a problem with any of the fabric or with the bonded seams.
  2. How are the Kevlar straps holding up for you guys?

    Hello everyone.

    I just bought some kevlar from Dutch, and also just came across this post:
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  3. Excellent pace on this trip. Those sites near...

    Excellent pace on this trip.

    Those sites near the first portage were not filmworthy. but do work in a pinch. at 2am even



    Gordy's

    never been
  4. It sure looks nice up there in them woods! ...

    It sure looks nice up there in them woods!

    Excited to see the rest of the trail and campsites.

    The 2 mile portage from the parking lot sure is fun with a canoe. ;-)
  5. Thanks for the comments and stories guys. Most...

    Thanks for the comments and stories guys.

    Most of my camping is in the BWCA from a canoe. Plenty of rain and foggy mornings. I've not yet been cold because of wet down gear.

    billybob, I agree,...
  6. I survived! Actually, I was quite warm and...

    I survived!

    Actually, I was quite warm and comfortable.

    I wore the clothes I would have on the trail in these conditions.
    light long underwear top and bottom. thin nylon pants. thin fleece...
  7. Well, the tq had dried a little too much just...

    Well, the tq had dried a little too much just sitting in the hammock for 8 hours. So I hosed it down again before crawling in for the night. Its quite damp in here and I got my clothes a little wet...
  8. Hosed it down good on both sides. Let it soak...

    Hosed it down good on both sides.
    Let it soak for about 5 minutes per side
    Hosed into the footbox like it was on fire.
    DWR around the neck area is not very effective when dirty.

    Threw it into...
  9. Looks like it will get down around 35F tonight. ...

    Looks like it will get down around 35F tonight.

    I may wet the quilt again and sleep out.

    Very curious to see how it will perform.
  10. Looks like a real nice quilt man. I'll bet it...

    Looks like a real nice quilt man.
    I'll bet it is good to about 30 in a hammock.

    Is it really 950 Hyperdry?
    Where did you find 950 at?
  11. INBOX cleared for you man. The old RAB top...

    INBOX cleared for you man.



    The old RAB top quilt is NOT made with water resistant down. (Edited OP to make it more clear) It also has "old tech" pertex fabric which seems to be thought of as...
  12. Accidentally got some heavy rains on my Down quilts last night

    Hello Campers!

    Some friends and I had a great 5 day trip in the BWCA last weekend.
    When I got home, I hung my gear out to dry and air out.
    I forgot to pack things away before bed last night.
    ...
  13. Been thinking on the Hustler here too. Not sure...

    Been thinking on the Hustler here too.
    Not sure if I can swing it in May, we should discuss.
    I'm already out 5 days in the canoe on Memorial weekend.

    Gotta get back up that way soon though!...
  14. What a fine way to kick off a Monday. Fresh...

    What a fine way to kick off a Monday.
    Fresh Shug vid of the North Shore.

    Thanks for taking the time to film for us out there.

    I'm looking forward to a bit of woods n water next weekend.
    Cool...
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    When I was working on some tarp tie-out designs,...

    When I was working on some tarp tie-out designs, I tested Lineloc 3 to failure at just over 100#.

    This is a very high load for a single tie out. Seeing it in person was a real eye opener.

    I use...
  16. you could make a standard continuous loop and...

    you could make a standard continuous loop and then double it over to make it half as "long"
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    This post seems like a great resource. ...

    This post seems like a great resource.

    However, I cannot see any of the pictures.

    Can anyone else see them today?
  18. Thread: UQ cover

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    Did you get cold?

    Did you get cold?
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    A soft shackle (4g) might be the lightest way to...

    A soft shackle (4g) might be the lightest way to complete my setup without hardware. I have not tried this. It would still require you to have a loop on both ends of your tree straps.

    You could...
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    This is what I've been doing for a few years now....

    This is what I've been doing for a few years now. Simple and works well for me.
    Tree strap and loop on end of ucr are larksheaded together. Biner finishes the job at the tree....
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    I've been using a 9x15 tarp for canoe trips for...

    I've been using a 9x15 tarp for canoe trips for about 10 years.
    It is a good size for 3, and with 4 people it gets tight in there.

    We use a ridgeline if possible when a gabled end setup is...
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    I cannot say for sure how much of a difference in...

    I cannot say for sure how much of a difference in dew that you will have with different pitches.
    I usually only pull the tarp down tight if there is a really windy storm. Then morning dew is pretty...
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    Had another great trip out in the woods last...

    Had another great trip out in the woods last weekend. Hung the winter tarp high and in porch mode. We had a few inches of snow but I was able to keep up with clearing it off when needed. This was my...
  24. Sure was a nice area. Boogsy and I opted for...

    Sure was a nice area.

    Boogsy and I opted for an alternate route out.
    We crossed the river to the portage, went over the portage (easy one) and hiked the river for a while.

    Then we took a...
  25. Good times with some good guys. Thanks for...

    Good times with some good guys.

    Thanks for being the one man camera crew man!

    Sure was great to have some deep snow on the ground and fresh snow from the sky while we hung out.
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    Great hang reports! I got out last night for...

    Great hang reports!

    I got out last night for some sub zero hammock fun too.

    It was between -15F and -21F all night. not much wind.

    I had about 4.25" of down on top and on bottom.

    Tarp...
  27. Sounds like the pad might have been a big factor....

    Sounds like the pad might have been a big factor.

    What pads were your friends using?
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    Thanks all for the nice comments. Also thank...

    Thanks all for the nice comments.

    Also thank you to all who have chimed in and backed up my claims of hanging high and staying dry!

    The BWCA truly is a beautiful place to be.




    I'll bet...
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    Hang those tarps high but you might die!

    Hello Hangers!

    We all have the freedom to hike and hang the way that we choose to.
    I want to share my hang style with you today..

    I like hammocks for the open air experience.
    Waking up with a...
  30. Great to see the insulation available at your...

    Great to see the insulation available at your store.

    Also great to see the discussions comparing insulation.

    In my experience, synthetics do not keep their performance over the years as they...
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    Thanks for the pic and details. A quick look...

    Thanks for the pic and details.
    A quick look tells me you are likely not stressing the material more than someone would in a hammock.
    I did not take the time to do any calculations though.

    It...
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    Thanks for sharing this information with the...

    Thanks for sharing this information with the community.

    Please share a photo of the hammock CHAIR so we may be able to assess the stresses on it.
    Please include details on where the ripping...
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    I understand that these fabrics are not...

    I understand that these fabrics are not calendared.
    Are these poly D fabrics tested downproof by anyone?
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    Thanks Guys. I got some to play with finally. ...

    Thanks Guys.
    I got some to play with finally.

    Going to work on next summers gear sometime this winter.
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    Pretty much the same thing I have been doing...

    Pretty much the same thing I have been doing since I started using the cuben tarp too. This technique eliminates air pocket issues.
  36. When you said "5 years" I chuckled good man! ...

    When you said "5 years" I chuckled good man!

    Great video as usual. Glad you got to unwind after another big summer.
  37. I'll take the incubator. Thank you

    I'll take the incubator.

    Thank you
  38. Cool man. looks really fun! Maybe replace the...

    Cool man. looks really fun!

    Maybe replace the portaledge straps, metal buckles, and rings with some amsteel/UCR rigs?
  39. It's great to see a few others using built in...

    It's great to see a few others using built in insulation. It can be awesome but it's tricky to fashion it correctly.
    My rig has the baffles sewn directly to the hammock body.
    3rd summer and likely...
  40. Neat contraption you had there man. Someday I...

    Neat contraption you had there man. Someday I might fashion a bridge rig. It was fun feeding the skeeters with ya. Big Moon is out again. Cheers!
  41. Thanks for taking us along. Beautiful country...

    Thanks for taking us along.

    Beautiful country up there!

    Looking forward to the next chapter.
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    I do not see amsteel included in this sale.

    I do not see amsteel included in this sale.
  43. Klemhiest works much better for me in these...

    Klemhiest works much better for me in these situations
  44. A minimag is a very poor choice for lighting....

    A minimag is a very poor choice for lighting.
    There are many choices out there today.
    A headlamp would be a great addition to your kit. bring some extra batteries of course.

    Many freeze dried...
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    Great video. I'm typically out there just...

    Great video.

    I'm typically out there just after ice out also. But this year I ended up hiking part of the Kekekabic trail with some friends.
    Beautiful weather up there last weekend. hard frost a...
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    Payment sent. Thanks

    Payment sent.

    Thanks
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    I'll take the Triad Alcohol stove (new $30)...

    I'll take the Triad Alcohol stove (new $30) asking $15 lit several times still in great shape
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    Never used them and never had issues. I use...

    Never used them and never had issues.
    I use Dynaglide UCRs
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    Cool stuff once again Dutch -Can you please...

    Cool stuff once again Dutch


    -Can you please share a picture of the camo unrolled about 4 yards so we can see how much the pattern repeats?
  50. Does anyone carry 1.1 - 1.5 oz polyester? A bic...

    Does anyone carry 1.1 - 1.5 oz polyester?
    A bic lighter will melt the sharp ends of cut zip ties in about a second, and they become nicely rounded.
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