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  1. Not a bright color but here is a burnt red outer...

    Not a bright color but here is a burnt red outer with a titanium grey inside.
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    I'm in. And thanks

    I'm in. And thanks
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    Welcome to the forum. Check out the 'Trip...

    Welcome to the forum. Check out the 'Trip Planning' section. I think a group hang near Lincoln is being planned for early April.
  4. OK - not well thought out, organized, or written...

    OK - not well thought out, organized, or written but...

    IMO overstuff mainly helps to reduce the down shifting within the compartments. 1 1/2 inch baffles can be packed tight with down and still...
  5. That's close to me. I'm a definite maybe. ( my...

    That's close to me. I'm a definite maybe. ( my schedule changes frequently and unexpectedly)
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    Welcome David. Looks like you have some...

    Welcome David. Looks like you have some interesting ideas and experience to contribute to the forum.
  7. Or maybe just a way to fasten back one triangle -...

    Or maybe just a way to fasten back one triangle - the more I look at this the better I like it.
  8. Durtsurf - thanks for chiming in here. It...

    Durtsurf - thanks for chiming in here.
    It seems that sometimes our HF Vendor loyalty makes it hard to break into the group and get acceptance - but make yourself known here and soon you will be...
  9. I have the insulated Vluxe. I think it has the...

    I have the insulated Vluxe. I think it has the same R value of the regular size. I don't think I could get anywhere near being comfortable at 0*, that is, in a hammock. It may insulate better on the...
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    I did have a strap sheared by mis-applied...

    I did have a strap sheared by mis-applied terminal hardware (OK, I messed up). I was able to tie the strap together and continue. I always carry a short length of amsteel, some zing-it, an extra...
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    I have had a HG top quilt and now have an EE....

    I have had a HG top quilt and now have an EE. Both work well on the ground. A little extra care is needed to tuck in the edges around you to keep out the drafts but both quilts are designed to be...
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    I just measured mine, hanging unloaded, hanging...

    I just measured mine, hanging unloaded, hanging loaded, and laying flat on the floor. All measurements were 77".
    Being 6'4" I fill my RR from end to end. I would love to have it be 81" long :>)
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    I owned several different GE hammocks before I...

    I owned several different GE hammocks before I got my Ridgerunner with the spreader bars. I know lots of folks love their GE hammocks but I could never get really comfortable. The main issue for me...
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    I just received a one piece tarp sleeve from...

    I just received a one piece tarp sleeve from Mountain Goat. Just contact her with your request and she will make it to your specs.
    I think I'm going to like the one piece even better than I do the...
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    FS/FT: PM incoming with trade offer - Mountain Goat...

    PM incoming with trade offer - Mountain Goat 2-piece tarp sleeves for Atlas straps?
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    My wife has graciously offered an old flannel bed...

    My wife has graciously offered an old flannel bed sheet to experiment with. I'm thinking of just covering one side of the pad with the material to save some weight.
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    I really don't know. The liner I am looking at is...

    I really don't know. The liner I am looking at is from ALPS Mountaineering. They have one style that specifies 'polyester fleece' and a lighter weight one in either polycotton or microfiber.
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    Pad Cover - Poly Cotton or Microfiber

    I am thinking of getting a sleeping bag liner to use as a cover for a foam pad.
    One of the products I am considering is available in either a Poly Cotton or a Microfiber material.
    Which material...
  19. You are right that a square, flat tarp is very...

    You are right that a square, flat tarp is very versatile. I have went from Hex and Rectangle tarps to a square tarp for just that reason.
    I did try a Noah 9 on the diagonal one time. With the...
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    When I had a DD, and before I had an under quilt,...

    When I had a DD, and before I had an under quilt, I used a rectangular, 40 degree, synthetic sleeping bag placed between the layers. It was good into the 40's. Not a lightweight option, but it works.
  21. I tend to agree. I have a Warbonnet bridge, and...

    I tend to agree. I have a Warbonnet bridge, and while it is much more comfortable to me than any GE hammock I have tried it is even better when I use a pad between the layers. The shoulder squeeze in...
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    I think you will be pushing the limits of your UQ...

    I think you will be pushing the limits of your UQ (a lot). A light pad to supplement should help a bunch.
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    My rain gear, a Frogg Toggs Poncho, doubles as my...

    My rain gear, a Frogg Toggs Poncho, doubles as my ground sheet. Although more often than not i don't use a ground sheet.
  24. Thread: HG Burros

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    I am 6'4", 200 lbs. I had a long length, regular...

    I am 6'4", 200 lbs. I had a long length, regular width Burrow. The quilt came up to about eye level on me. The standard length is 5" shorter so would fit you about the same as a long does on me. The...
  25. I use a Klymit V Luxe in my RR. The V Luxe is 30"...

    I use a Klymit V Luxe in my RR. The V Luxe is 30" wide and fits fine. It squeezes a little at the center but just enough to hold it in place nicely. The 25" Thermorest should fit fine.
    I...
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    For a similarly priced, and weight, tarp with a...

    For a similarly priced, and weight, tarp with a lot of good reviews take a look at DD Hammocks.
    I just bought a 3x3 from them and it looks like a good tarp.
  27. On Ebay, thanks to advice given on this forum, I...

    On Ebay, thanks to advice given on this forum, I bought enough .344 aluminum poles to make a full hoop set and a partial hoop set, with end fittings and shock cord, for under $20.
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    FWIW - I ordered a (not in stock) TQ from EE...

    FWIW - I ordered a (not in stock) TQ from EE during their Holiday Sale and received it in just under 4 weeks. Their shipping times may be less than that now.
    The design of the HG vs the EE UQ...
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    I think I am doing the same thing as 'funny...

    I think I am doing the same thing as 'funny money'. Here it is when I was using a Jarbidge. I am doing the same thing on a modified New River.
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    If you think that you might ever use a pad then a...

    If you think that you might ever use a pad then a double layer is the way to go. The pad between the layers stays in place and except for the added comfort you will not know it is there. If you have...
  31. Thread: camp fire

    by Passinthru
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    I agree. Hammock, tarp, and insulation is way too...

    I agree. Hammock, tarp, and insulation is way too expensive to risk damage from errant sparks, or even too much smoky smell.
    When weight is not an issue and I plan to have a campfire I carry a...
  32. I used brass grommets attached to the web loops...

    I used brass grommets attached to the web loops for my pole mod. But i like the idea of using split rings. I think I will look at making some changes.
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    :) The exact same question, with the exact same...

    :) The exact same question, with the exact same wording, was asked in post #17 almost 8 1/2 years and 600 posts ago.

    How do I know that? Let's just say I'm having a lazy Sunday afternoon.
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    I have been using this one. Easy to change the...

    I have been using this one. Easy to change the thickness (by folding) to accommodate either back sleeping or side sleeping. Can double as a sit pad. Only weighs 3 ounces and packs small.

    ...
  35. I used to have an AMBUSH - have not had a LYNX. ...

    I used to have an AMBUSH - have not had a LYNX.
    My problem with the AMBUSH was that my 6'4" body fills the entire length of the RR. The head end elastic of the LYNX came a little short of full...
  36. Not a picture of the empty sack. But here is a...

    Not a picture of the empty sack. But here is a pic I took to compare it to another. Mine was the same color as the SF tarp.
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    yes, that's from Robert Service poem 'The Land of...

    yes, that's from Robert Service poem 'The Land of Beyond'.
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    Those look like the same ones that I have. I keep...

    Those look like the same ones that I have. I keep a couple with me 'just in case'. Of the different ones I have seen and tried I like these the best. Mine were sold by Sierra Designs but they don't...
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    Are these the Dutch biners you (the OP) are...

    Are these the Dutch biners you (the OP) are referring to?
    I haven't found anything smaller with the strength to use on a ridgeline.
    ...
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    Boston is exactly right. A rectangular quilt can...

    Boston is exactly right. A rectangular quilt can be used but will probably interfere with the use of the pockets.
    Here's how the 42" wide Jarbidge works on the RR. I had Paul at AHE make a New...
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    My synthetic UQ just get stuffed in under, over,...

    My synthetic UQ just get stuffed in under, over, or around the other gear in my pack without any kind of stuff sack. Usually it goes in just after any down items that are stuffed in the bottom of the...
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    This makes sense to me...

    This makes sense to me...
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    I leave mine attached to the tarp - just kind of...

    I leave mine attached to the tarp - just kind of toss them up on the fabric, grab two corners of the tarp and roll towards the ridgeline. Then slide the tarp skin over the tarp. When the tarp is...
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    Any quick change tie line ideas?

    In some situations I find that I want to change the location of my tarp tie outs from one attachment point to another. I usually use a sheet bend or larks head to make the attachment to the tarp...
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    Hmmm...This sounds right. I guess the second bury...

    Hmmm...This sounds right. I guess the second bury would be a back up if the first one slipped but it would not add any strength to the loop. But except as a back up the second bury would only have to...
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    Remember when tent floors were measured, and...

    Remember when tent floors were measured, and advertised, using diagonal measurements rather than length/width. It made no sense and was certainly misleading. Nowadays that doesn't seem to happen as...
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    I just received my Enigma TQ yesterday with 20D...

    I just received my Enigma TQ yesterday with 20D camo outside and 10D Burnt Orange inside. I can't speak to the breathability yet but only to the look and feel.
    The difference in the 10d and 20d...
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    FS: Payment received. Tarp will be shipped on Monday,...

    Payment received. Tarp will be shipped on Monday, Dec. 14
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    FS: Tarp is sold pending payment. PM sent to Jimboh

    Tarp is sold pending payment.

    PM sent to Jimboh
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    FS: Price adjusted to $115 shipped CONUS.

    Price adjusted to $115 shipped CONUS.
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