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    Phoenix is a nice UQ. I use a 3-season Yeti for...

    Phoenix is a nice UQ. I use a 3-season Yeti for longer hikes because it weighs a lot less than my Incubator
  2. Have 2: 20 degree burrow and 40 degree burrow

    Have 2: 20 degree burrow and 40 degree burrow
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    I carry a set of 3 foot, Dynaglide whoopies in my...

    I carry a set of 3 foot, Dynaglide whoopies in my Just-in-case kit. I have often made 4 foot whoopies, since I hang in some pretty tight places and shorter ones work better, and are lighter.
  4. I have used my 40 degree burrow down to 32...

    I have used my 40 degree burrow down to 32 degrees and was warm (1 extra ounce of down). I have found that too many clothes actually makes me colder. Sounds counter-intuitive, but I actually stay...
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    I have used my 3.3 Kevlar straps with Ti cinch...

    I have used my 3.3 Kevlar straps with Ti cinch buckles for 35 nights. No edge fraying, but of course, sticky, spruce tree sap has done a number on them. I washed the straps in hot soapy water,...
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    If my machine has issues with the bobbin or...

    If my machine has issues with the bobbin or bobbin thread, it is most generally the top tension. I now use a scrap of the same material I am going to be using for a project and do a rolled hem in...
  7. I used Lash it for all of my lines. I used 50...

    I used Lash it for all of my lines. I used 50 feet total. I use a line on each end of the ridgeline and make those about 10 feet. My side tie outs are about 4 to 5 feet long. The tarp itself only...
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    The newer models of both have secondary...

    The newer models of both have secondary suspension. My older version of UGQ does not, but rigging it with one was easy, since the quilt has little plastic triangles along the edges and the...
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    I measure my DIY hammock length with the finished...

    I measure my DIY hammock length with the finished hammock laid out flat. I then measure from where the continuous loop is attached on one end to where it is attached on the other end. The actual...
  10. Dutch, just when I think 3.3 Kevlar is the Holy...

    Dutch, just when I think 3.3 Kevlar is the Holy Grail; you do this to me. Dutch Bad!, but in a good way.
    You know I want some; and yes, I probably will order some and yes, I will use it with Ti...
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    The netting will flap in your face a little, but...

    The netting will flap in your face a little, but not that much. You can use the shelf more like a pocket, just keep it light or stuff will bump you when you move around. On cold, still nights, even...
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    Welcome from Preston County! There is now an...

    Welcome from Preston County! There is now an October Watoga Hang. The 1st annual WaHHA! (Watoga Hammock Hangers Association!) was this past October. Keep watching for the thread, which should be...
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    I take the length I want x 2 (for 7 inch, I...

    I take the length I want x 2 (for 7 inch, I figure 14 inches of amsteel) and add 12 inches (4" for each bury (8") + 1" for taper (2") and 1" for loss from bury (2"), so 14 inches + 12 = 26 inches. ...
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    Sticky: I live in Preston Co, WV just below Fayette Co,...

    I live in Preston Co, WV just below Fayette Co, PA and garrett Co, MD. Like to meet other women hangers too, although I certainly don't mind backpacking/camping with the guys.
  15. Whoopie hook on the adjustable end also means...

    Whoopie hook on the adjustable end also means that the hook is not wearing on the same place every time. It rides a bit differently each time you set up. So, whoopies should get less wear.
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    It could be the paracord, since it does stretch,...

    It could be the paracord, since it does stretch, especially when wet & that will let the middle sag down after a while.
    I have an Argon Sil tarp (nylon) that will do this, since it will stretch a...
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    The weather we have had lately is pretty...

    The weather we have had lately is pretty conducive to condensation, especially with no leaves on the trees.
  18. None, so far, but I just knocked on wood.

    None, so far, but I just knocked on wood.
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    Definitely check to be sure it is tight. Mine...

    Definitely check to be sure it is tight. Mine lifts my hammock up a LOT. I also installed a secondary suspension on the Yeti, by sewing a few grograin tabs to each of the 4 corners, just under the...
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    Yep, most do put in inside the foot box. It can...

    Yep, most do put in inside the foot box. It can still shift around a bit, but is easier to "find" with your feet. The really light pads, like the Thinlite pads can collapse a bit, I use the 3/8"...
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    You are welcome. Let us know how it works for...

    You are welcome. Let us know how it works for you.
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    I like to go with grays, browns and other drab...

    I like to go with grays, browns and other drab colors. I do have one camo DIY hammock, because the material was on sale. I do have a couple of snazzy hammocks; one in red and one in blue/purple...
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    What Bubba said. If the angle from the guy outs...

    What Bubba said. If the angle from the guy outs to the stake is off much, tightening only works so much. If I can't get the flapping to quit, I restake whatever corner appears to be the culprit.
  24. I usually use 70 for most of the thinner nylon...

    I usually use 70 for most of the thinner nylon materials. I use 90 for general purpose sewing in heavier material.
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    I have never trimmed the selvage edge either. I...

    I have never trimmed the selvage edge either. I just roll it in and sew. No one has ever noticed and I don't think it affects the finished project.
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    UQP is pretty much a permanent part of my kit. ...

    UQP is pretty much a permanent part of my kit. Has kept me warm using a 20 degree UQ in the mid-30's and extremely high wind when other people were cold in winter UQ. It has also kept my UQ dry...
  27. Thread: UQP

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    2QZQ might make you one from the Argon 67. I...

    2QZQ might make you one from the Argon 67. I made DIY one from the Argon 67, it weighs 4 oz, but it is a bit shorter than the 2QZQ one, since I use shorter UQ and I am short.
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    I used to take a down one from Hammockgear, but...

    I used to take a down one from Hammockgear, but now just use my down jacket. The Hammockgear pillow is being used in my home hammock.
  29. We thank you for your sacrifice. A lot of people...

    We thank you for your sacrifice. A lot of people will benefit from what you have learned and shared.
    I certainly agree that the tarp and hammock need to "fit" each other. I too had a similar...
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    I have made one synthetic UQ. I did use grograin...

    I have made one synthetic UQ. I did use grograin for the channels on the ends, but wish I had just rolled a channel in the nylon and threaded the shock cord through it. I have noticed that the...
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    With the crazy weather TX has been getting, he...

    With the crazy weather TX has been getting, he may have more of a need for the Winter Palace than I would here in WV :scared:
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    A small plastic organizer case from the fishing...

    A small plastic organizer case from the fishing dept of Walmart. Works great, portable and the top is see through!
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    Kevlar straps and Cinch buckles.

    Kevlar straps and Cinch buckles.
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    Here is a link to a Youtube video on making one. ...

    Here is a link to a Youtube video on making one. I personally have not tried it.
    https://youtu.be/gN4eVKtsuqc?list=PL8dgs0-DT-AfjfdveozZJceDHyZV0xryX
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    Those itty bitty Niteize #0 will break when used...

    Those itty bitty Niteize #0 will break when used on a ridgeline. Hurricane Irene told me this the hard way. The #1's are a lot stronger.
  36. Yes, Dutch is certainly feeding my DIY addiction....

    Yes, Dutch is certainly feeding my DIY addiction. But, it keeps me off the streets and I am not robbing banks (yet :laugh:).
  37. You are welcome. Be aware that windy nights can...

    You are welcome. Be aware that windy nights can certainly change things. UQP really help with the wind issue. I have stayed warm in high wind at 34 degrees with the 20 degree incubator and UQP,...
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    I use some old Dynaglide UCR's. I can also use...

    I use some old Dynaglide UCR's. I can also use them for chair use with some short tree straps. You could also use some UCR's or Whoopies made from zing-it if you are not using it for chair mode. ...
  39. Unlike most large companies, the owners of the...

    Unlike most large companies, the owners of the cottage companies actually use their equipment, so they are probably closer to accurate on the temp ratings. I do not consider myself an especially...
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    I think WV has used wooden dowels on his bridges....

    I think WV has used wooden dowels on his bridges. Not sure of the diameter, but looked to be around 3/4 or 1 inch.
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    Have a friend with the XLC. He likes his...

    Have a friend with the XLC. He likes his 3-season Jarbridge from Arrowhead. It is a nice looking UQ. I expect most any UQ would work. WB does ship a little piece of cord with the Yeti to use with...
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    Check out Sam Ducharme's Youtube channel. He...

    Check out Sam Ducharme's Youtube channel. He finished the AT in Sept. Used 2 hammock setups: one for cold weather and one for warmer. His videos are a great watch and he just posted on his...
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    :lol: :lol: over this whole thread

    :lol: :lol: over this whole thread
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    I love the look of the Ogee tarp; need to make...

    I love the look of the Ogee tarp; need to make one! If you make the Ogee, please post pics and how well you like making it. It looks like a great way to make a tarp with great coverage and still...
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    I prefer the one long skin, it avoids that darn...

    I prefer the one long skin, it avoids that darn big air bubble in the middle that a person has to work out. For me, it is faster to sew and faster to use. BTW, yours looks way better than mine....
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    Wow, she called your bluff :D.

    Wow, she called your bluff :D.
  47. If expecting possible heavy rain, I put a twist...

    If expecting possible heavy rain, I put a twist in the webbing. That along with the cinch buckle with a slippery half hitch tied behind it and the whoopie hook attached to the continuous loop on the...
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    Sometimes condensation is unavoidable in certain...

    Sometimes condensation is unavoidable in certain temps, dew point, lack of leaves, etc. Have had it so bad on the underside of my tarp, in porch mode, that I decided to not lounge too long, in case...
  49. My machine is a rather cheap Brother ($79 at...

    My machine is a rather cheap Brother ($79 at Wally World); it has worked well except when sewing radically different materials, such as Xenon sil with nylon webbing. I think the feed dogs have issues...
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    Very nice video. Glad you had a great trip! ...

    Very nice video. Glad you had a great trip! D-sods is pretty much my backyard :).
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