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    Slightly late to the party, lol. The last reply...

    Slightly late to the party, lol. The last reply in this thread was 9 years ago!
  2. Thread: Backpack Size

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    60L is a good place to start. That will fit 3...

    60L is a good place to start. That will fit 3 days no problem and more depending on how UL/minimal you are. Some people use 60 for a thru hike, so a lot depends on your level of luxury.

    I 2nd the...
  3. Dont use Duct Tape, get Tenacious Tape or DCF...

    Dont use Duct Tape, get Tenacious Tape or DCF Tape. It bonds better, and the adhesive wont 'goo' over time. Tenacious or DCF tape will be just fine. REI has Tenacious. DCF probably has to be ordered....
  4. I've camped 2 nights with no tarp so far and have...

    I've camped 2 nights with no tarp so far and have had a good experience. The semi-arid southern california conditions around me work perfect for no tarp, so its usefulness is limited by climate, but...
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    Well I finally tried sleeping with my 14lb jack...

    Well I finally tried sleeping with my 14lb jack russell/chihuahua in the hammock this weekend.

    Went flawless. I brought her normal thin/slightly padded dog bed thats about 12x18". I put her on...
  6. I did the same thing this weekend. Friday I left...

    I did the same thing this weekend. Friday I left work at 5, packed up and left the house at 7, trailhead at 7:45, camp at 8:15, done setting up around 9, started a fire and ate dinner, bed around...
  7. Thread: Poison Ivy

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    I thought I knew what PI was, then I moved to...

    I thought I knew what PI was, then I moved to Massachusetts and Connecticut for a little while. The biggest PI vine I ever saw out east was about 5" diameter, hairy like a sasquatch, had stiff/woody...
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    The draft collar on my HG incubator seems to...

    The draft collar on my HG incubator seems to serve me well.

    If you dont have any luck here, consider contacting ben at goose feet gear. He does a lot of custom down clothing. A draft collar seems...
  9. I havent taken my 40 that high yet, as I just got...

    I havent taken my 40 that high yet, as I just got it a couple weeks ago. But most companies dont make a 60, only a 50 and 40*, so 40 is only 1 notch below the warmest quilts available, just to put it...
  10. I asked the same question recently ...

    I asked the same question recently
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/161485-HG-Burrow-50-or-55-quot-wide

    I decided the 5" extra just got in the way for me and will be getting...
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    I have a Econ 20 Burrow and am venting heavily in...

    I have a Econ 20 Burrow and am venting heavily in temps above 40. I would not consider it a summer quilt at all. At 50-60* it would be hard to find the right balance of heat dumping without getting...
  12. If you dont get many responses here, try asking...

    If you dont get many responses here, try asking on backpackinglight.com as well. The gram counters and hardcore crowd over there has lots of experience with WM products

    I dont have WM quilts, but...
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    Snake skins are almost mandatory for setting up...

    Snake skins are almost mandatory for setting up in moderate+ wind. Its possible without, but is much more frustrating.

    Finding a sheltered area will be key. If you cant find some shelter it will...
  14. FS: PM'ing you about the trail lair

    PM'ing you about the trail lair
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    Agree with the HG Econ 20 set, or 20 UQ 30TQ. Any...

    Agree with the HG Econ 20 set, or 20 UQ 30TQ. Any of the cottage quilts will serve you well, but I like the HG Econ line because the cost: performance ratio is the best among the cottage brands, IMO....
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    Fabric strong enough for dog?

    I had an ENO double nest and its fabric was pretty beefy. I felt confident bringing my 14lb dog in it with me and never had problems from her hanging with me. I have only bought 1.6 fabrics from...
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    I used to live in Plymouth across the marsh from...

    I used to live in Plymouth across the marsh from the marshmallow bubble field tim. Small world.

    This forum's for sale section is quite draconian and you'll have an easier time selling on pretty...
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    One thing to consider is most 50* top quilts are...

    One thing to consider is most 50* top quilts are sewn through with 1" loft, while 40* is typically a 1" baffle with 1.5" total loft. The baffle will make the 40* feel more than 10* warmer as soon as...
  19. $45 a night for a back country site is...

    $45 a night for a back country site is ridiculous. I reposted this on 3 other outdoor forums to get it on people's radar.

    I can tell you at $45/night, I wouldn't ever bother with a permit, as the...
  20. Thanks everyone. Sounds like the only issue with...

    Thanks everyone. Sounds like the only issue with too wide is extra fabric, and I'll deal with that as needed. Some flexibility to loan it out to my taller friends or use it myself outweighs the...
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    Starts in 25 mins - set your egg timer!

    Starts in 25 mins - set your egg timer!
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    I only have HG quilts, both 20*. I have slept...

    I only have HG quilts, both 20*. I have slept below freezing (not sure how much lower than freezing as I didnt have a thermometer, but there was a good layer of ice in my water bottle so im guessing...
  23. Thanks. I see its 30d material and 800 DWR down....

    Thanks. I see its 30d material and 800 DWR down. I went thru the archive and 40* never shows up. Anyone know the target loft? The archive calls their 20* bag 2" loft which most mfgs now consider...
  24. Yes, but a group consensus from a few short...

    Yes, but a group consensus from a few short people will probably be 80% accurate and much cheaper

    Shorties, please chime in!
  25. Hey Shorty, how you doin? (...short people in wide hammocks?)

    Im getting a 2nd hammock - sometimes my wife will use it who is 5'4", other times I might loan it out to take a friend on a hike or take it instead of my chameleon. I like the Wide hammocks as I am...
  26. Looking for info on Warbonnett Mamba 40 quilt

    I am looking for as much detailed info on the discontinued Warbonnett Mamba 40 quilt with full length vertical baffles.

    Looking for info like-
    -Shell material, DWR coated?
    -Fill weight, power,...
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    @sloanie, I just remembered this - to help get...

    @sloanie, I just remembered this - to help get the best UQ seal on my last trip, i tightened the off-side secondary suspension and loosened the Head/Foot side suspension. This caused the quilt to...
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    Any of the cottage mfg's listed on the Forum main...

    Any of the cottage mfg's listed on the Forum main page, SLD included, make nice quilts that you will likely be happy with. If you're not counting grams the Hammock Gear Economy line is probably the...
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    12' Hammocks more comfortable?

    im 6'1" tall. Im going to add a 2nd hammock to my setup and am debating what to get. Another Chameleon in Hexon 1.2 is tempting me, but 1.2 is not offered in Wide and I require Wide.

    So if I'm...
  30. Length - I'd highly recommend a 11' hammock, as a...

    Length - I'd highly recommend a 11' hammock, as a longer one is typically more comfortable. 11' seems to be a sweet spot for most people.

    Width - at 5'10 I think you'd be happy with a Wide...
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    I also have a Wide chameleon and use a regular HG...

    I also have a Wide chameleon and use a regular HG Incubator. I have no problems with it sleeping diagonal and im 6'1".

    If the UQ slips off your head or feet (slips under the hammock that is), it...
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    Can you post a new link? The one in the original...

    Can you post a new link? The one in the original post is broken
  33. What did your pack weigh? :) Deep winter is...

    What did your pack weigh? :)

    Deep winter is tough. Shug had a sled instead of a pack in his -40 video which looked pretty sweet. Probably too steep or fluffy for that though.

    Beautiful though!
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    Alright, you all have made me feel good about 50,...

    Alright, you all have made me feel good about 50, so it will be!

    RE the premium vs econ, the weight difference (according to the HG estimator) is only 3oz and its $100 more. I know 10d packs down...
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    HG Burrow - 50 or 55" wide?

    I currently have a Econ Burrow 20, regular length, Wide width (55"). I feel like I dont really need the extra 5" and could do fine with a 50" regular quilt. Seems like I just stuff the extra quilt of...
  36. FS/FT: Price drop - $170

    Price drop - $170
  37. All good points guys. The ultimate goal is a...

    All good points guys.

    The ultimate goal is a DCF tarp and that will happen eventually, but that's $300-450 for a 16-20oz weight savings. I just bought a couple lightweight things like a lighter...
  38. You're both thinking like Oregonians. ;) 9 of...

    You're both thinking like Oregonians. ;)
    9 of the last 12 years have been drought for CA. On the coastal mountains of the Los Padres forest, we do not get any rain whatsoever, no mist, no fog,...
  39. Alright, I pulled the trigger on the Moonlight...

    Alright, I pulled the trigger on the Moonlight Cover to try out as a tarpless setup. I'll see how that goes.

    Im not worried about sky borne objects landing on my stuff. California semi-arid...
  40. FS/FT: WTT/FS My Dream Hammock Sparrow w/BN & TC for your Chameleon Wide or 40* Burrow

    Just changing this to a FS for simplicity. Only reason Im selling to to get a 2nd Dutch Chameleon so I can easily swap gear between my wife's setup and mine.

    I have -
    Dream Hammock Sparrow Asym...
  41. Replacing tarp with Cover or Sock in cool/dry weather?

    Im on a weight cutting binge as I have discovered a couple spots that are close to 20 miles into the back country which I would like to visit more, and 20 miles is much more pleasant with a 25lb pack...
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    The hot spring was one of the most amazing places...

    The hot spring was one of the most amazing places I've ever been in my life and I've seen my fair share of beautiful nature. The california wilderness does not have the same kind of epic-awe...
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    Well I just got back. Luckily only saturday night...

    Well I just got back. Luckily only saturday night had high winds. Overall it went well. I was pretty warm, and the only discomfort was my fault with a less than perfect hang. I was extremely tired...
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    Thank you both. Yes, widow makers are top of...

    Thank you both.

    Yes, widow makers are top of mind for me as a pair of hikers had a fully healthy palm tree fall on them and were air lifted out of there a couple weeks ago! The report said the...
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    Tricks for dealing with high wind?

    I've been lucky in that I've had relatively calm weather for all my hammock camping trips so far. This weekend ill be camping with Temps near freezing and a 20+mph wind. Chilly!

    I have 20* quilts...
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    Dutch is on a roll recently, Keep it up! I...

    Dutch is on a roll recently, Keep it up! I couldnt be happier with my Chameleon and bling. Nice to see like minded brands join forces as I can only see this making both companies stronger
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    I've always wanted to visit the Sunshine Coast....

    I've always wanted to visit the Sunshine Coast. You have great swell for Surfski, surfking, and beautiful beaches! Welcome to the group
  48. I dont understand how people are losing money. If...

    I dont understand how people are losing money. If you pay with Paypal Goods and Services I have never lost money on a deal. In 20 years and thousands of transactions of buying online through paypal...
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    My guess is all supply shortages (regardless of...

    My guess is all supply shortages (regardless of if its for car parts, a kayak or hammocking gear) will be around to some degree until there is a widespread vaccine available world wide.

    As you...
  50. Thread: Scammers

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    3% is cheap insurance. Even on other forums when...

    3% is cheap insurance. Even on other forums when someone says a F&F price, I just add 3% and pay G&S.

    3% insurance basically guarantees you get the product or your money back. Unless they are a...
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