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    Hey that looks like an awesome setup! Welcome...

    Hey that looks like an awesome setup! Welcome from Saskatoon, Sk.
    James
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    It will be pretty heavy so use 1/8 on the ends...

    It will be pretty heavy so use 1/8 on the ends for the main.
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    Hi! Are you talking 0įC? Or 0įF? Iím guessing F...

    Hi! Are you talking 0įC? Or 0įF? Iím guessing F due to the pulk sled. For lotsa heat you could go with a dual layer Climashield quilt using two 7.5 layers or a 10.5 & 7.5 to really reach that. Iím...
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    Yours looks pretty darn good!

    Yours looks pretty darn good!
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    Diy Karo Step topquilt

    Iím doing a kero step style. Fully lofted foot box ( not pinched around the edges) wanted something around slightly different. https://www.littleshopofhammocks.com/product/fireballtopquilt/

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  6. Thread: HG Incubator

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    FS: Looks like Argon 90. It had the dimpled look to...

    Looks like Argon 90. It had the dimpled look to it. A67 doesnít at all.
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    Mara 70 , and the tera80 are thick thread (Tera...

    Mara 70 , and the tera80 are thick thread (Tera 80 less so but stiffer) Sometimes normal domestic machines have problems with it. The needles you mentioned are also too small for it. With general sew...
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    Beautiful shots!

    Beautiful shots!
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    Waiting to see some more hang pictures from you...

    Waiting to see some more hang pictures from you :)
    James
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    You can hammock camp this whole trail. Iíve got...

    You can hammock camp this whole trail. Iíve got friends that have done it, doing it and doing it again. Not counting the folks I know who live out there. Beautiful trail.
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    Primaloft does need to be quilted. No ands ifs or...

    Primaloft does need to be quilted. No ands ifs or buts. Itís an amazing synthetic insulation but for an UQ, use climashield and save yourself some hassle.
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    Donít over think it. Get some gear, get outdoors...

    Donít over think it. Get some gear, get outdoors and test test test. More you do the more experience you will acquire. With experience you will figure out the details with setting up quilts. This...
  13. If no one else has mentioned this. Your comparing...

    If no one else has mentioned this. Your comparing a parachute hammock which is between 9-10í long to a 12 foot long hammock. Your going to have a freaking huge difference in how the ya mates to your...
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    Im saying Iíve never seen one work itself loose....

    Im saying Iíve never seen one work itself loose. Weakening a rope to prevent something that shouldnít happen seems wrong. The extra strength of the rope is a safety buffer that shouldnít be expected...
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    Whatís interesting about this whole conversation...

    Whatís interesting about this whole conversation is it was started with broken loops from a vendor. They did the loop poorly. I believe there was another thread with the same poor broken loop from...
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    Welcome from Saskatoon , Sk. Center ofvthe kniwn...

    Welcome from Saskatoon , Sk. Center ofvthe kniwn universe.
  17. There is one. Itís called a Warrior Edge. Not cut...

    There is one. Itís called a Warrior Edge. Not cut symmetrical.
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    Enjoy! Have fun in the trees!

    Enjoy! Have fun in the trees!
  19. Had a customer keep his 1.1 Silpoly tarp up in...

    Had a customer keep his 1.1 Silpoly tarp up in the sun for around 140 days running. UV killed it before it lost its waterproof ness. Split across the ridgeline which had me super curious how that...
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    No worries. Just following up on stuff. Cheers ...

    No worries. Just following up on stuff.
    Cheers
    James
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    Where might you have heard that? Definitely open...

    Where might you have heard that? Definitely open and busy.
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    Whoa! Closing! No way!! I was away for a week...

    Whoa! Closing! No way!!
    I was away for a week doing the Boreal Trail. So maybe that was where the confusion was. As Peppy said, itís been super busy. Started early this spring and hasnít stopped. ...
  23. Welcome. Lots of hammock campers in edmonton. Iím...

    Welcome. Lots of hammock campers in edmonton. Iím over in Saskatoon. Enjoy!
  24. You can sleep on either side in any asym hammock....

    You can sleep on either side in any asym hammock. Yes there may be some fabric vs netting in your view but your eyes are closed anyway. I sleep on my back , fetal position left or right side and any...
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    It burst because you push against the mat when...

    It burst because you push against the mat when you shift. It broke an internal baffle / connection. Not as heavy duty is my thinking.
  26. Thatís cool!

    Thatís cool!
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    For all your sewing needs use Tera 80. It's...

    For all your sewing needs use Tera 80. It's strong enough for webbing/straps and still supple enough for use with fabric of different thicknesses. The heavier Mara will be nothing but a pain trying...
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    FS: Will this fit the happy medium bridge?

    Will this fit the happy medium bridge?
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    Not necessarily, That chamber is limited by the...

    Not necessarily, That chamber is limited by the baffle material height. It's doesn't grow magically. ;)
    Often adding more down can shrink your quilt dimensions. In a topquilt it can make the...
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    Depends on the quilt. If itís made correctly it...

    Depends on the quilt. If itís made correctly it should be enough. Some people will add a bit extra to an UQ if they expect humidity on multinight outings to help maintain loft.
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    Ok. Put some more thought into this. To be honest...

    Ok. Put some more thought into this. To be honest itís been crazy busy and Marcusís order sat for a bit while I wrapped my head around it (knew his time line). Finally my brain said enough and woke...
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    See if I can help out.
    Down: donít expect the down to be 900. There are a few discussions on expected vs actual down received from AliExpress and amazon. I personally got samples of various fpís...
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    Sent you a PM
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    What is your UQ setup?

    What is your UQ setup?
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    In that picture you can see where I needed to...

    In that picture you can see where I needed to reinforce the connection with rolled grosgrain to make the loop tough. Each connection then utilizes shock cord to allow play without causing stress to...
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    Just checked my email and saw the responses here!...

    Just checked my email and saw the responses here!
    I would certainly look at making this a standard design for Bill's Bridge Hammocks.
    The first one made in an intuitive manner using photo's,...
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    The Underquilt I made for this bridge is totally...

    The Underquilt I made for this bridge is totally custom. It pretty much mimics the CatCut of the hammock and is slightly narrower once it's weighted so it can be attached with the grosgrain tabs. It...
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    Your welcome! Enjoy! On a side note itís so hard...

    Your welcome! Enjoy! On a side note itís so hard getting accurate coloured photos of lime green and Moroccan blue. Cheers!
  39. For summer I am using a primaloft TQ I made for...

    For summer I am using a primaloft TQ I made for that exact reason. Packs super small, nice and cosy and not overkill. Using my 30 or 20į just isn't possible to vent without creating a sweat shop in...
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    Welcome to the group! Cheers James

    Welcome to the group!
    Cheers
    James
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    You sure can. Easy way is to mark on the...

    You sure can.
    Easy way is to mark on the sleeping bag with a crayon the width you want , length as well.
    Then swish all the down in the channels to the opposite side of the mark you will sew on....
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    I remember starting out and fighting with...

    I remember starting out and fighting with everything. Seemed like things were being difficult to just be difficult. Once I got my system in place (and it has evolved considerably) things clicked. Now...
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    You give entertainment and information. And I...

    You give entertainment and information. And I appreciate that. I canít imagine the amount of work / time and effort you put into your videos. Much less the broken cameras lol
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    Your videos donít linger on filler, look at me...

    Your videos donít linger on filler, look at me kinda stuff. They are packed with info. I like them and fill refer back to them at times. No worries. You still have good pictures too ;)
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    Iím a picture guy too. I donít mind the odd video...

    Iím a picture guy too. I donít mind the odd video or a specific how-to video but Iím often disappointed watching a 3-5 video of something that could have been told in 20 seconds or with a single...
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    And you never know.. might exceed expectations...

    And you never know.. might exceed expectations and help out others in the same bind!
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    Keep in mind duck down does have a smell to it...

    Keep in mind duck down does have a smell to it when itís absorbed some humidity/moisture. Have that up around your face has made some owners not so pleased.
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    Give it a try. If itís available and not too...

    Give it a try. If itís available and not too expensive then you will have a quilt to use. Part of the diy fun!
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    Down Fill Power Question

    Iím not sure why down shifting would be worse. The down plumes are larger and still fill a given space. Often large long baffles have shifting more than shorter ones simply because when stuffing the...
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    Down vs synthetic experiences?

    Iím a down user myself. When talking about draping itís not just the fabric itís the insulation and the cut of the quilt. Draping simply fills the gaps around your body so nicely. One thing I...
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