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    I agree. The quilt may be gaping beneath your...

    I agree. The quilt may be gaping beneath your shoulder when you change position. I have found there is a tendancy for that to happen with gathered end hammocks and UQs. What is a perfect fit when on...
  2. Gilligan, that is a beautiful spot!

    Gilligan, that is a beautiful spot!
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    One thing to keep in mind, especially when...

    One thing to keep in mind, especially when keeping the legs warm, re: condensation on pads like some folks get, and some get it real bad: Shug has always used his TR sit pad as a leg pad INSIDE the...
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    I so much agree about the personal pref thing....

    I so much agree about the personal pref thing. Especially when changing from gathered to bridge- or even just from one gathered to another gathered- and changing what you have grown used to. See, I...
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    I'll mention one, as far as I can tell so far:...

    I'll mention one, as far as I can tell so far: JRB, taken over by DGrav. I have been able to check out a couple of the products, and it appears to me to be of the same high quality. Also, customer...
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    Makes me proud! ;)

    Makes me proud! ;)
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    I just watched this video for the first time, as...

    I just watched this video for the first time, as far as I can remember. For some reason, I have no sound. But, I was totally flabbergasted at the end, when Turk is giving credit to folks who he...
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    That sort of thing is why I prefer - whether with...

    That sort of thing is why I prefer - whether with a short UQ or full length UQ- to depend on pads for my leg warmth. There has been many a gap problem reported here over the years, but seems to me...
  9. Wow! Wild and beautiful! You are right,...

    Wow! Wild and beautiful!



    You are right, hard to pick the best spot in ID!




    I would love to hang there!
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    Are you stacking quilts?

    Are you stacking quilts?
  11. Man, that looks like a great spot! And with...

    Man, that looks like a great spot! And with kayaks!
  12. Above timberline, no trees, ground cloth and pad:...

    Above timberline, no trees, ground cloth and pad:
    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/2/2/9/4034-r1-13-12a_thumb.jpg
  13. Where was your prettiest/favorite place to hang?

    I stumbled on this picture by Wildgene just now, and it took me back. I have plenty of my own pictures of this spot, but I really liked this one. In Sept 2006, I was hanging in the trees down on the...
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    I think I said that wrong. Sposed to be "butt...

    I think I said that wrong. Sposed to be "butt hurt hang" rather than "hurt butt hang". But I suppose the same thing?

    But( or however), I think I have actually participated in one or 2 butt hurt...
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    I'm sure that would be delicious, but there is...

    I'm sure that would be delicious, but there is something about that name that just sounds unpleasant to me.

    Has there been a hurt butt hang yet? I know a few folks who might go to that one.
  16. Thanks for the great report with very useful...

    Thanks for the great report with very useful info! Particularly interesting about such great results with a pad that only has a R3 rating, I believe. It sounds like you were at a minimum adequately...
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    I've read studies indicating spending too much...

    I've read studies indicating spending too much time in wet TQs can lead to a reversal of mental age.
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    Hopefully they don't assume we are a bunch of...

    Hopefully they don't assume we are a bunch of butt holes, or obsessed with same.
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    Sounds just like my raising in south GA(Blakely,...

    Sounds just like my raising in south GA(Blakely, Bainbridge and also more northerly GA locales).
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    When I read that from Cmoulder, I immediately...

    When I read that from Cmoulder, I immediately thought of Shug. Or Carl. And French Fried Taters.
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    My experience with frost bibs hanging from my RL...

    My experience with frost bibs hanging from my RL (even with everything inside a sock at 6ºF, is that it has tended to be soaked. Amazingly, even at 6F(but inside that sock) not even frost, just...
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    Though you have way more damp quilt issues than I...

    Though you have way more damp quilt issues than I have personally experienced or observed with others, especially on such short trips, and while I am surprised VBs have not solved your problem(I'm...
  23. Also, did you hear any shooting, or see any...

    Also, did you hear any shooting, or see any hunters? I wonder if any deer hunters bother with the wilderness area since they would have to drag the meat out with out a vehicle. I have some blaze...
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    Poll: Well, if you want as many options as possible ;)...

    Well, if you want as many options as possible ;) :
    https://www.jacksrbetter.com/product/jrb-12-x-10-universal-tarp/



    Length: 12 feet (3.65 m)
    Width: 9 feet, 8 inches (2.95 m)
    Make:...
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    Me too. I can not figure out where this moisture...

    Me too. I can not figure out where this moisture is coming from. The VB appears to def not be making it any worse, but also not preventing it as of the last test. If the VB is stopping his body vapor...
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    A mystery. Where is this consistent moisture...

    A mystery. Where is this consistent moisture coming from? What about your frost bib? What are you using? What about a VB frost bib, something hanging between your face and middle quilt that not only...
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    I continue to be amazed. This is a problem of...

    I continue to be amazed. This is a problem of type(middle only is damp) and extent the likes of which I've never had, with or without a VB, and you are having it repeatedly. If your VB is is keeping...
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    Yes, that certainly makes sense, thanks for...

    Yes, that certainly makes sense, thanks for catching that!

    I'm wondering about some dirt cheap(from HF) mechanics wire for wrapping the 3/4"? It's pretty thin. Too thin? 20AWG diameter, gauge I...
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    Thanks, guys!

    Thanks, guys!
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    So I assume there is a tool for this readily...

    So I assume there is a tool for this readily available at Lowes/ HD? Called pop rivet tool?
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    Hey, good idea about the JB-welded flashing! "and...

    Hey, good idea about the JB-welded flashing! "and pinned on as Jeff-oh showed in the first post...........pop riveted". I need to learn how to do that.
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    It seems to me that, even with the larger tarps...

    It seems to me that, even with the larger tarps with doors, unless pitched very close to the ground and doors closed, there will always be a potential slight breeze blowing under the UQ. Thus it...
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    Yes, and he did say it was a tight fit. Just an...

    Yes, and he did say it was a tight fit. Just an FYI. This is from the site for ordering steel tube:
    "
    Important Information about Telescoping Tube and Pipe

    It's common for our customers to...
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    What about duct tape around the 3/4" to minimize...

    What about duct tape around the 3/4" to minimize the gap? Worth fooling with? Of course, then you have the mess left from duct tape if you ever decide to remove it, or when the duct tape wears out....
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    In answer to my own question above, I found some...

    In answer to my own question above, I found some tables listing EMT specs, here is one: https://www.sizes.com/materials/conduit_EMT.htm

    This one says 1" EMT has a wall thickness of .057 and 1.163...
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    So, I take it that 1" EMT ( 1" OD, right? ) has a...

    So, I take it that 1" EMT ( 1" OD, right? ) has a less wall thickness than "I used the standard: 1" OD. / .035 wall thickness and 0.93 ID Tubing." mentioned previously? Leading to a looser fit and...
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    Ditto all that Shrewd said. And the many others...

    Ditto all that Shrewd said. And the many others also. Not sure why I'm chiming in, when the subject is pretty well covered. I get the feeling the consensus is: no you don't need one, but they sure...
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    Hey there, welcome to cold a** WY from usually...

    Hey there, welcome to cold a** WY from usually warm MS! I have been making trips to your wonderful Wind River Mountains since 1985. And in fact I did my first ever sleep and backpack with a hammock...
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    Good advice from others. One more: boil or at...

    Good advice from others. One more: boil or at least way warm up water, pour it over the trouble spots, then shake remaining water off very quickly. But above all else: be careful with the trees! Ice...
  40. Thanks! I enjoyed the video! Looks like you had...

    Thanks! I enjoyed the video! Looks like you had fun!

    You were a bit beyond the rating of your quilt, typically some folks can go lower while some others are colder sleepers and can't make the...
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    Well, how did it go? I still have not slept in...

    Well, how did it go? I still have not slept in mine yet. (mine is a single layer and has the adjustable RL, which they did away with after a few people had issues) But, I can say at least a couple of...
  42. Pea Pod was first, in a variety of temp ranges...

    Pea Pod was first, in a variety of temp ranges and both down and synthetic, but the Snugfit came along not too much later. I also wish some one would start making both of those again, as it is...
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    Yep, that(no coffee for the cold morning) is...

    Yep, that(no coffee for the cold morning) is almost a disaster all right.

    Warm at 12F with a 14 0z TQ could well men warm at 11F or 5F. That is still an unknown, seems to me. Add your parka, wow,...
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    Were you wearing the EB parka on this test, or...

    Were you wearing the EB parka on this test, or the 150wt fleece Eddie Bauer jacket? Or both? And what do you usually wear with that TQ at these temps?
  45. I think that is correct about JRB, with the...

    I think that is correct about JRB, with the possible exception of- at about the same time- Speer was making the Pea Pod. Which is still an UQ, just with a TQ built in and both big enough to wrap...
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    "VB jacket and pants had quite obvious moisture...

    "VB jacket and pants had quite obvious moisture on the inside, but not a ton. Felt slightly clammy at times but not too bad, and always warm." I forgot to say: that seems to be the only sacrifice,...
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    Well, yet again, worked as predicted. Seems to...

    Well, yet again, worked as predicted. Seems to qualify as proof of concept, more or less. May I also presume you have not been previously as warn with oherwise similar layers with this quilt way...
  48. There is nothing like a pod Nothing in the...

    There is nothing like a pod
    Nothing in the world!
    There's nothing to which you can nod
    That is anything like a pod!
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    Great video, had it all to yourself! That was a...

    Great video, had it all to yourself! That was a lot of wind for your tarp to handle, looks like it did a great job.
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    At last, a reasonable explanation!

    At last, a reasonable explanation!
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