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    Pulling up tight for cold weather is one thing,...

    Pulling up tight for cold weather is one thing, but having adjustablity for warmer weather is another. I didn't anticipate this problem when I bought the Clark. Down underquilts are expensive so...
  2. What length quilt are you using? I can see that...

    What length quilt are you using? I can see that this method of rigging the underquilt would work well but it seems to me that it might reduce the insulated length by about a foot based on your...
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    Not a big deal. I'm not interested in the zliner...

    Not a big deal. I'm not interested in the zliner though because its too bulky and heavy and it wont work with my other hammocks. Unfortunately, most down underquilts dont hang so well on the tx-250...
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    Anyone else? I got one recommendation for a JRB...

    Anyone else? I got one recommendation for a JRB Mt Washington 3.
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    I remember that...it was a nice job. I think that...

    I remember that...it was a nice job. I think that down would compress to a point that it would develop cold spots if you tried to fit a 46 inch width to a 50 inch width since something's gotta give. ...
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    The TX-250 has a wide bed size. It is 50.25...

    The TX-250 has a wide bed size. It is 50.25 inches wide. The NX-250 is the same width. The JRB underquilts are 42 inches wide, so sewing a strip of velcro lengthwise on one isn't going to...
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    That's helpful to some degree, thanks. One thing...

    That's helpful to some degree, thanks. One thing about having a Clark ... ask a question and not too many people respond. I also thought about adding the velcro down the sides....its a good idea...
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    Underquilt for Clark TX-250

    Can anyone give me some advice for a good length and width for an underquilt that will work well with my hammock? I have a Jarbidge synthetic underquilt and I like it but I like to go with something...
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    That's the weight of the EMPTY smaller shell. It...

    That's the weight of the EMPTY smaller shell. It does not include the weight of the down fill or any of the suspension. The weight of fill is easy enough to calculate and add it on, but suspension...
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    I have contacted him directly before. He and I...

    I have contacted him directly before. He and I don't think alike. After about 5 emails on my previous question a few years ago I didn't get my question answered. He tried to help me but wasn't able...
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    Wow, a couple of days and no comments. Zero. ...

    Wow, a couple of days and no comments. Zero. Maybe very few people have made this.

    I had a tough time deciding which forum to post this in. It is related to DIY, but my question is more about...
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    Wilderness logics underquilt DIY shell

    Has anyone tried doing the wilderness logics diy underquilt shell? It looks like a nice product, but it doesn't list a weight for the shel

    If you've made one, any details about final weight,...
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    Also ramblinrev no apology is needed. Thanks,...

    Also ramblinrev no apology is needed. Thanks, though. I learned my love of the outdoors in the Allegheny National Forest on and around the Tionesta in Forest co. PA.

    My southern friends tell me I...
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    If you've been sewing for decades you certainly...

    If you've been sewing for decades you certainly don't need my idea. I was a fairly good at sewing back when I made Frostline kits as a teenager. These days I'm out of practice and this idea got me...
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    OK. It doesn't sound like you like my...

    OK. It doesn't sound like you like my suggestion. Fair enough. Don't use it. You have already warned others not to use it either. everyone can make their choice. I agree with you by the way...
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    The carpet tape does not end up in the seam. It...

    The carpet tape does not end up in the seam. It is a temporary fixture to hold the fabric down and none of the adhesive comes off onto the fabric when you pull the fabric off. So the needle never...
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    Another pin alternative

    I used a kids washable glue stick when making my DIY 11' hammock. The smaller diameter sticks are just about the width of the seam you want to make and they are sticky enough to adhere almost right...
  18. Thanks. i didn't mean to imply I was being...

    Thanks. i didn't mean to imply I was being ignored. Eventually I got a lot of information but it took awhile.

    Anyhow, I have a bunch of gear that I've been using for many years. I know what I...
  19. I like the openess of a trap like many who have...

    I like the openess of a trap like many who have commented here, but I also want to stay warm and dry and I believe wind or even a breeze is what robs your warmth in a hammock. I have been...
  20. I seem to have an unusual ability to post...

    I seem to have an unusual ability to post questions nobody is interested in. I asked the question because it seems unlikely to me that adding doors to a tarp would compete warmth wise with the other...
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    Misspell the thread title and you have to own it....

    Misspell the thread title and you have to own it. I just did it myself here on hammock forums and over on a volvo owners car repair website. I never claimed to be able to spell. In fact I'll...
  22. tarp with doors compared to no doors and an unde rquilt cover or hammock cover sock

    Will using a tarp with doors be as warm in the winter as a tarp without doors and an underquilt protector or tarp without doors and a hammock cover sock?

    I am considering different alternatives...
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    I just weighed my DIY 11 ft x 58 inch hammock and...

    I just weighed my DIY 11 ft x 58 inch hammock and its 11.375 ounces so its 1.9 oz/yd2 fabric. I bought the fabric from a bargain bin for half price at a local fabric shop. So its a little lighter...
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    You make a good point about having two hammocks,...

    You make a good point about having two hammocks, although I think everyone missed the point that I already have a 11 foot DIY simple hammock (no net and no cover) and consider it to be slightly too...
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    6 to 8 ounces of Makers Mark and/or some nice...

    6 to 8 ounces of Makers Mark and/or some nice cigars.
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    Yes, I made an 11 ft by 58 inch DIY hammock out...

    Yes, I made an 11 ft by 58 inch DIY hammock out of 1.9 oz/yd2 fabric and it's fIne. But when I add the bug net it gets to be a bit on the heavy side. Also, the weather shield on the Clark is nice...
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    6 feet 250 lbs. I've been looking at dutch's...

    6 feet 250 lbs. I've been looking at dutch's hammock but was wondering if there's something a little lighter. The Clark is great, but bugs usually don't bother me and the weather shield is...
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    Lightest 11 foot hammock for a 250 lb hanger

    I've got a DIY 11 footer that weighs around a pound and a Clark that's around 3.5 lbs. I love the Clark but its a little heavy for multi-day backpacking trips. What can I buy or make that will...
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    Thanks. I've noticed those and they are nice. ...

    Thanks. I've noticed those and they are nice. They are a little heavy though. I'm looking for something around a pound or less.
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    Thanks. I want to do a 50 degree quilt or...

    Thanks. I want to do a 50 degree quilt or blanket. I have a 20 degree nearly full length underquilt (jarbidge) and a 20 degree down top quilt. The down top quilt is way too warm for late spring...
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    Cheapo top quilt idea.

    Walmart has a twin bed 100% polyester blanket for about $5.00. Its in the bedding section by the fleece throws. The blanket is plenty big enough to cut down and use as a summer top insulation. It...
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    I know. I don't like sleeping with the poofy...

    I know. I don't like sleeping with the poofy loose nylon fabric. Stitching all the way across eliminates that for the most part. My original idea was to get it quilted like a poncho liner, but it...
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    Thanks. 50 degrees seemed about the limit for...

    Thanks. 50 degrees seemed about the limit for what I described. Thru-hiker put the effective temperature at a few degrees below 80. I don't know what effective temp is and I didn't see it defined...
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    The first one. It is pretty hot in the southeast...

    The first one. It is pretty hot in the southeast in the summer at night. My 20 degree down top quilt is too hot above about 50 degrees and I'd like to have something for the warm season. I don't...
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    Warm season top quilt DIY idea

    I am thinking of making a warm season top quilt for temps above 50 degrees. My idea is to make something like a poncho liner quilt but lighter. If I used the lightest argon ripstop nylon and some...
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    Snidetripod, thanks. I appreciate your help and...

    Snidetripod, thanks. I appreciate your help and comments. Sometimes you just get lucky. I found a merino wool sweater with no holes at goodwill for $6 that is just the right weight for an extra...
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    A snuggie is a good idea that I hadn't...

    A snuggie is a good idea that I hadn't considered. I have never seen them at walmart so I'll have to look for them. The snuggie has a serious image problem, though. I found a lightweight wool...
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    I've spent the last few days in my spare time...

    I've spent the last few days in my spare time looking for a lightweight wool blanket with no success. I know they're out there. I found the harbor freight blanket also and felt it was a great buy,...
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    That's a great piece of gear. Thanks. I'm going...

    That's a great piece of gear. Thanks. I'm going to look for one. My first thought when thinking about a summer top quilt was a light "military surplus wool blanket" but I ruled it out because I...
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    Thanks. That gives me a good idea of the size...

    Thanks. That gives me a good idea of the size and weight. I really like making my own stuff but sometimes you don't know what you'll end up with until its finished. I started another thread about...
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    I grew up backpacking up north with double digit...

    I grew up backpacking up north with double digit below zero F night time temps and was accustomed to carrying a 4 or 5 pound sleeping bag when I was younger. Now that I live in the south I can get...
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    I love wool blankets for car camping. The ones...

    I love wool blankets for car camping. The ones I've seen are too heavy and bulky for me to take backpacking. If you know of one that can compete with a 12 oz down summer quilt in weight and bulk...
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    I'm just trying to get a handle on the rolled up...

    I'm just trying to get a handle on the rolled up size and weight of a fleece quilt. The different options at wally world have no information to help you figure out the finished weight and warmth. ...
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    I bought a 20 degree top quilt that is big enough...

    I bought a 20 degree top quilt that is big enough for sleeping on the ground if I want to use it for that. Its a little big for a hammock but it it works well. If I make a fleece top quilt I'll...
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    Fleece top quilt - ideas

    I was at Wally world last weekend and was surprised how cheap fleece is by the yard. A warm weather top quilt could be made for about 15 dollars.

    For those who have done this how did you pick...
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    Thanks for the info. I know about the trick of...

    Thanks for the info. I know about the trick of stuffing quilts directly into the pack without stuff sacks. It does save some pack volume but I'm not a fan. I would do it with a poncho liner but not...
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    You're right that the PLTQ meets my criteria but...

    You're right that the PLTQ meets my criteria but I don't know its weight or bulk. My hammock gear has maxed out the volume of my pack. I don't have much room for anything bulky and I suspect the PL...
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    Thanks for the info. I guess I should define my...

    Thanks for the info. I guess I should define my idea of cheap. I am looking to spend less than 50 dollars.

    I don't want another expensive down or synthetic quilt. My first thoughts were PLTQ,...
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    Thanks. Good info. I have a 20 degree under...

    Thanks. Good info. I have a 20 degree under quilt and 20 degree top quilt. The combo is too hot for summer here in the southeast. I went out in early spring with 45 degree night time temps and...
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    I defined warm weather as greater than 50 degrees...

    I defined warm weather as greater than 50 degrees (>50 degrees) but if a post tells me what temp the person finds their top quilt useful for that's helpful. I guess I should have said > 50 degrees...
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