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    I love seeing zombie threads rise from the dead. ...

    I love seeing zombie threads rise from the dead. :scared: I get to read interesting posts I missed the first time around.
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    I went back and forth on this for awhile as well....

    I went back and forth on this for awhile as well. Ultimately I decided to go smaller tarp and UQP. With a large tarp, I had to take the whole tarp every time on every backpacking trip. So there would...
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    How skinny are the hammock users and how do they...

    How skinny are the hammock users and how do they sleep? It might work if they are skinny kids who sleep in their backs all night. Probably really pushing the limit for adults, particularly side...
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    Head slap!! Why didn't I think of that. Please...

    Head slap!! Why didn't I think of that. Please let us know how that works out for you. I've got some other ideas I've been playing with to affix things to my hammock and if the magnets hold your...
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    It's been 18 months since I first took on this...

    It's been 18 months since I first took on this challenge in January 2021. I got a hang in all 12 months last year and only one yard hang! Took pix of every trip. Ditched the "signs" idea after...
  6. More curious than caught up. The thought just...

    More curious than caught up. The thought just popped into my head the other day. I'm definitely planning to give it a go myself once the weather allows and I can play around with it. But while I was...
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    I was playing around with similar ideas many...

    I was playing around with similar ideas many years ago and failed miserably.

    First, I tried to fold and lay a fleece blanket to the inside a PLUQ. (Same principle.) The fleece tended to slide...
  8. I hadn't thought to ask Warbonnet directly. I...

    I hadn't thought to ask Warbonnet directly. I guarantee that lay direction will matter when stacking a Yeti outside a Wooki. It matters for the Wooki! I wonder though whether they've ever had the...
  9. Thanks Shug! But it looks like Frankenquilt is a...

    Thanks Shug! But it looks like Frankenquilt is a symmetrical quilt. So is the Incubator. Lay direction doesn't matter with a symmetrical quilt. So it really doesn't matter which way you lay...
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    I've got the same color Eldorado. It's gorgeous...

    I've got the same color Eldorado. It's gorgeous isn't it?!
  11. Thanks cougarmeat, but I didn't have a question...

    Thanks cougarmeat, but I didn't have a question about stacking inside or outside. I understand pros and cons of my options there. I'm really just trying to determine whether lay direction makes a...
  12. Thanks for the reply, chef1. I beginning to...

    Thanks for the reply, chef1. I beginning to wonder whether anyone had any experience or an opinion on the matter. I was this close to sending a "Buehler?" follow-up. LOL

    I agree that putting the...
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    Hennessey tarps are asym tarps. They are shaped...

    Hennessey tarps are asym tarps. They are shaped like a parallelogram rather than pure diamond (more like a slightly skewed diamond). The design is purposeful ... to provide a bit more coverage than a...
  14. Stacking Asym Yeti UQ on Outside - Does Lay Direction Matter?

    I sleep both standard and reverse lay (depending on mood and hammock) and most of my UQs are symmetrical, but I do have an asymmetrical (standard lay) WB Yeti. My question below presumes sleeping in...
  15. Thread: BBXXLC?

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    The standard Wookie won't even fit the XLC...

    The standard Wookie won't even fit the XLC without jury rigging it. It's designed to fit the original Blackbird. Warbonnet makes a separate-sized Wookie (the Wookie XL) to fit the XLC. They would...
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    It's now "Autumn Outdoor Gear".

    It's now "Autumn Outdoor Gear".
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    WB, LL, and JRB are all great vendors. Can't...

    WB, LL, and JRB are all great vendors. Can't really go wrong with any of them.

    Not to make your choice harder, but if you haven't already, you might also want to take a look at the Hammock Gear...
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    And in case anyone is wondering ... I have the...

    And in case anyone is wondering ... I have the Thunderfly and it also fits back in the stuff sack with all the accouterments inside my mesh snake skins. My stakes would probably fit too, but I always...
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    Argon 67 = 10D Argon 90 = 15D Denier is just...

    Argon 67 = 10D
    Argon 90 = 15D

    Denier is just a unit of measurement that describes the thickness of the threads/fibers used to make the fabric. As George alluded, there are many types of fabrics...
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    I made hammocks out of 1.7 MTN Hybrid and 1.8...

    I made hammocks out of 1.7 MTN Hybrid and 1.8 Airwave to compare. I'm a big guy and like a firm hammock and was looking for something a little less stretchy than 1.6 HyperD or 1.6 Hexon. Both the...
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    Are you a cold sleeper? I usually don't go to the...

    Are you a cold sleeper? I usually don't go to the long sleeves and long bottoms until the temperatures drop below about the mid-50's F. Coincidentally, that happens to be roughly the same temperature...
  22. A schedule??? When did things get so organized? ...

    A schedule??? When did things get so organized?

    I swear I overheard the following conversation last year:


    Attendee: "When is breakfast?"
    Dutch: "When I get done making it."
    :lol:

    Every...
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    What he said! The Yeti has a more traditional...

    What he said!

    The Yeti has a more traditional shock cord suspension although it does not have an adjustable length and (as mentioned earlier) it has no secondary suspension. The Yeti (at 40" wide)...
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    You're welcome! What goes around comes around. I...

    You're welcome! What goes around comes around. I know I've learned quite a few things from your posts over the years.
    I actually discovered these clips courtesy of mmveets here on the forum....
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    cougarmeat is correct in that many of the tarp...

    cougarmeat is correct in that many of the tarp clip styles do have teeth. Some (like alligator clips) are very sharp and pointy. Others have teeth that are really more like ridges than teeth, aren't...
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    Search for "tarp clips" in your browser. Lots of...

    Search for "tarp clips" in your browser. Lots of varieties. Lots of vendors (including the usual suspects).

    You can also use the "acorn" or "pebble" method if you don't want to buy and carry more...
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    Bingo! I too prefer prefer a shorter ridgeline...

    Bingo!
    I too prefer prefer a shorter ridgeline and more sag. But it's never the same with any two hammocks, even if the hammocks are the same length. Hammock width and fabric stretch come into play...
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    Currently, my lightest gear combination for 20*...

    Currently, my lightest gear combination for 20* temps is:

    DIY 1.6 HyperD 11’x60” Netless GE Hammock..............346g......12.20oz (I'm a big guy and can't really hang with any lighter weight...
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    I just discovered this thread. I wish I had seen...

    I just discovered this thread. I wish I had seen it before I started to build my EMT tensa stand. Unfortunately, I didn't have a drill block (I didn't even know they existed) and I had to get through...
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    LOL !! Well ... I haven't tried my hand at...

    LOL !!
    Well ... I haven't tried my hand at bridge hammocks yet. [Here comes that urge again!] :scared:
  31. I agree with this approach, but with a variation...

    I agree with this approach, but with a variation that keeps you from having to move one toggle all the way to the opposite end of the CRL and is actually a bit faster to do.

    Simply push the...
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    Be warned ... the accumulation addiction worsens...

    Be warned ... the accumulation addiction worsens once you succumb to the DIY dark side. I have 9 hammocks. That's right ... NINE!!! And I made five of them myself as I've pursued the holy grail of...
  33. You're welcome! I searched for and found a lot...

    You're welcome! I searched for and found a lot ideas, videos, etc. on this forum and the web as I was preparing to make my TQ and many of those sites had tips or suggestions buried in them, but I...
  34. More pix from the hang....

    More pix from the hang.
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  35. Signed up and lookin' forward to it!

    Signed up and lookin' forward to it!
  36. Second night = 16*. I know that’s balmy for many,...

    Second night = 16*. I know that’s balmy for many, but it’s a new personal best for me. Not bad for my 20* quilts. (I was stupid and only brought one set and couldn’t layer.)


    Sent from my iPhone...
  37. First night fun! And the weekend is just...

    First night fun! And the weekend is just beginning.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220219/fdac2547614d129b80b203dd291417fd.jpg
    Got down to 19* last night by my thermometer.


    Sent from...
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    You don't mention what temps you're expecting to...

    You don't mention what temps you're expecting to face. I've never noticed any advantage of a sewn footbox TQ over any other kind for warmth, but I rarely go below the upper teens/lower 20s with my...
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    As a general rule, suspensions on full length and...

    As a general rule, suspensions on full length and partial length UQs are basically the same.
    However, there is a distinction between these two partials. The Phoenix comes with a secondary suspension...
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    Be careful with vendor spec charts. They are...

    Be careful with vendor spec charts. They are estimates. There are variations when the quilts are actually produced that can result in a significant differences. This can be particularly disconcerting...
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    My Heavyweight DL (70D) with CLs and stuff sack...

    My Heavyweight DL (70D) with CLs and stuff sack is 886g (31.25oz). I'm a big guy and like a firm lay so the extra layer and thicker fabric really make difference for me. I'm always most comfortable...
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    Mine's a DL in True Blue purchased new in 2019....

    Mine's a DL in True Blue purchased new in 2019. It's a little too heavy for long trip backpacking, but it's my favorite for group hangs and car camping.
    I don't have any photos with it bare, but I...
  43. FS: I'll take it. (box of items). PM coming.

    I'll take it. (box of items). PM coming.
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    I realize that there is subjectivity involved,...

    I realize that there is subjectivity involved, but it would seem to me that if they are all 20* quilts, they should all feel equally warm. Am I missing something?

    I only have one full length 20*...
  45. I considered both Argon 49 and Argon 67, but...

    I considered both Argon 49 and Argon 67, but those fabrics are a quite a bit more expensive for the weight savings. I always seem to find myself debating cost per grams saved. And the lighter weight...
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    Sticky: Sure. I could probably do that for awhile. I'll...

    Sure. I could probably do that for awhile. I'll PM you.
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    Instead of sewing on doors, you could try your...

    Instead of sewing on doors, you could try your hand at making some Grizz Beaks. They are basically doors that aren't permanently attached. Gives you the flexibility to leave them at home when you...
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    Sticky: Looks like Karla has been virtually the only one...

    Looks like Karla has been virtually the only one posting here for the past few years. But she's been reliably adding to the thread at least once every year even when no one else on the forum seems to...
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    I am so glad to see the Dutch contingent joining!...

    I am so glad to see the Dutch contingent joining! Some of my dearest friends wonen in Den Haag. I have not had a chance to see them often, but the few times I visited have been enough for me to fall...
  50. If you are worried about the separating prior to...

    If you are worried about the separating prior to or during the sewing, the solution is pin, pin, pin, pin, pin, pin, pin, pin ....
    The more pins, the more secure. I probably used many more pins than...
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