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    No kids unless you count two mid-teen cats. Maybe...

    No kids unless you count two mid-teen cats. Maybe that's why I still have all my hair? Lol
  2. Thread: Vertex

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    The head up or feet up vs flat lay is simply how...

    The head up or feet up vs flat lay is simply how you hang it on a tree just like any other hammock. Nice thing is that each side has their own suspension so if you want more feet up or a tighter lay...
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    East Tennessee, 3 friends in 3 occasions needed...

    East Tennessee, 3 friends in 3 occasions needed help. All 3 triggered spot (2 orv park, one on a trail). No one ever came. No calls made to state or local authorities. Your mileage may vary.
  4. Open up the suspension at the ends, loop it...

    Open up the suspension at the ends, loop it through, close it back up. I can take pics if you need when I get home.
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    If you plan to revisit that run this spring let...

    If you plan to revisit that run this spring let me know! Love the pics and want to explore that old mill
  6. Maybe the prices go up with material then maybe...

    Maybe the prices go up with material then maybe back down a bit. (no pun intended). It is no different with gas and other products. That said, I am trying to find a way to budget for a 40degree set!...
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    5-6 hours. I did mine overnight and was overtired...

    5-6 hours. I did mine overnight and was overtired enough to make a few mistakes. I wouldn't mind making another but I want to custom make another that has taller sides. I'm trying to figure if there...
  8. Thread: Vertex

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    Mine are forest green/black, not blue. Some of...

    Mine are forest green/black, not blue. Some of the skies in those pics were pure cloudless blue though
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    I am just guessing that a set of 40degree econ...

    I am just guessing that a set of 40degree econ incubator/burrow would not displace or be noticeably different in weight than my 20degree down set but for several hundred in reduced cost. I was trying...
  10. Thread: Topo maps

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    Doing sections of the maps on hammocks? Ohhh......

    Doing sections of the maps on hammocks? Ohhh... Next project! Awesome idea!
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    I take a light weight Little Joey camp chair on...

    I take a light weight Little Joey camp chair on my hikes. Its kept on the outside of the sleeping bag compartment so I can toss it up quickly without taking the pack off. The tarp is always at the...
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    Can you imagine waking up to the fluttering sound...

    Can you imagine waking up to the fluttering sound of thousands of confused butterflies all wondering why half of them aren't moving? :) Butterflies do make for some intricate patterns that are fun to...
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    Last night was my first overnight test of my...

    Last night was my first overnight test of my 20degree set of Burrow/Incubator. Temps got down to 29 but it was the random 20mph wind gust through the valley that really tested it. I had my DIY 12'...
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    I'd be very interested in a 40 burrow to go with...

    I'd be very interested in a 40 burrow to go with my set. Just got the 20 burrow (down, not econ) and love it!
  15. Oh, weight and full can be trimmed with a swap to...

    Oh, weight and full can be trimmed with a swap to Whoopie slings! Even stock its as light as most 2-3 person backpacking tents.
  16. I am heading to work but will answer the main...

    I am heading to work but will answer the main question. The vertex VX is essentially putting the same pockets from the NX270 underneath. That's the main change. As I have the NX270 (started going...
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    Looks great to me! I need to learn how to do the...

    Looks great to me! I need to learn how to do the bucket on the hammock. Your tarp came out much better than mine! Very nice
  18. Thread: Vertex

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    Said, I recently got an incubator underquilt but...

    Said, I recently got an incubator underquilt but haven't tried to put it under. I have read there are hot and miss on fit as the shelf tries to push down one side of the suspension. I will give it a...
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    I did a review on the Vertex and underliners....

    I did a review on the Vertex and underliners. I'll dig for it but pads don't work well in there, Z-liners do.

    Hopefully this works.
    ...
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    It can get busy but I have always found sites....

    It can get busy but I have always found sites. The open lake by the dam and north side (Joyce Kilmer area) where you car camp go first. West side with the coves and river bits are more readily...
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    I loved the Jax Journeys I have played with. You...

    I loved the Jax Journeys I have played with. You can certainly tell their whitewater ancestry. Playful, sturdy, etc. Like to add one to my group. I'm down to a pair of 17c sea kayaks that haul the...
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    I liked the way it looked like 2 items that came...

    I liked the way it looked like 2 items that came together in the pictures to form a complete unit. Then I realized it didn't. Its essentially the incubator/burrow I already have with the underquilt...
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    Dakota, bingo. I have a 20degree North Face...

    Dakota, bingo. I have a 20degree North Face sleeping bag that is considered a great brand. At 35 degrees with 2 layers of thermals and those disposable hot pads on my feet I was still cold. ...
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    Looks to be about 1.5-2 hours from me (Knoxville)...

    Looks to be about 1.5-2 hours from me (Knoxville) and an awesome paddle, especially the stars. At least from the i75 side. What area did you put in? Lot of camping spots? If you are game to try it...
  25. May the snow be with you in this weird weather!

    May the snow be with you in this weird weather!
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    Google, in a world of marketing where most of the...

    Google, in a world of marketing where most of the temp ratings fall into the "extreme/may keep you from hypothermia" level out cottage vendors stand apart.
    While I have a new incubator and burrow I...
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    Looks good! Moroccan blue?

    Looks good! Moroccan blue?
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    Looks great to me! I need to learn how to do the...

    Looks great to me! I need to learn how to do the top covers now. Hmm.. DIY stickies hopefully have something. All these great ideas topped off with pics in awesome spots!
  29. Sweet! How long did it take to ship?

    Sweet! How long did it take to ship?
  30. Low price and a few fitment issues aside I'm glad...

    Low price and a few fitment issues aside I'm glad to see it is doing a good solid job. That could help a lot of new hangers get past one of the hardest hurdles; fixing cbs on a budget without...
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    There are those things completely out of your...

    There are those things completely out of your control and can't be helped. Customers will understand or they won't. At least you are being preemptive and announcing it!
    (and if you have it don't...
  32. Mass drop seems to be a great place to get ideas,...

    Mass drop seems to be a great place to get ideas, then Google the item on shopping, find it for less and without waiting 1-2 months for 'the drop.' Have seen a lot of things on both sites I like.
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    That explains why it didn't come up 2 weeks ago...

    That explains why it didn't come up 2 weeks ago but did for each of the previous 3 weeks. I forgot until the order arrived with no thread. I thought I just missed it.
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    I take an ipod nano with a few select songs....

    I take an ipod nano with a few select songs. Sometimes I put an ear in on a longer hike, sometimes I don't. Mostly I write books and mentally edit and choose the music to go with it. Sometimes at...
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    Thanks! Sounds like I have a project Tonight,...

    Thanks! Sounds like I have a project Tonight, along with another idea for a ridgeline bag
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    I have the material to make one but not a...

    I have the material to make one but not a pattern. Wasn't sure if it is just a rectangular gathered end like a mini hammock or not
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    Sweet! Very nicely done

    Sweet! Very nicely done
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    Good idea but he would have to be careful not to...

    Good idea but he would have to be careful not to run afoul of patents. Love seeing those projects. :)
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    Looks sweet to me! Gotta wonder if you put...

    Looks sweet to me! Gotta wonder if you put literal blood, sweat, and tears into it by the bandaged thumb. That is true dedication!
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    Something I believe we all hate with a passion....

    Something I believe we all hate with a passion. However, nothing says you have to stay with the included stuff each. If it frustrates you find one a size up that doesn't and you will smile more in...
  41. Nothing wrong with tents. I have 6! Same number...

    Nothing wrong with tents. I have 6! Same number as my hammocks. :) We live in a fantastic area to enjoy both. Maybe our paths will cross?
  42. Have you priced out the materials? High quality...

    Have you priced out the materials? High quality bug nets and zippers are not cheap! (which is why they are relegated to my futur attempts when I get better). Add in being well practiced in how to...
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    2 7foot are often easier, close it from the ends...

    2 7foot are often easier, close it from the ends and it allows you to stake some parts even in the wind
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    They may not make the same one I have (deluxe...

    They may not make the same one I have (deluxe with a semi-bean shape that coddled your neck) but no noise. It has a super soft cover, warm but not sweaty, and super easy to inflate/deflate. Might be...
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    If a $30 underquilt on a $30 gets someone through...

    If a $30 underquilt on a $30 gets someone through a few weeks of trying comfortably before they take the plunge to higher end I'm all for it! If that same $30 does a poor job and turns people off?...
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    Ditto the Sea to Summit Aeros. Soft wrap with a...

    Ditto the Sea to Summit Aeros. Soft wrap with a bladder middle, no noise and while I'm unsure on insulation I used it in upper 20s without the head being cold
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    Just curious on the down pillows: down compresses...

    Just curious on the down pillows: down compresses under any weight so how does that work for a pillow unless you are stuffing the bejeebies out of it?
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    Sea to summit Zeros. Inflatable, small, easily...

    Sea to summit Zeros. Inflatable, small, easily adjustable (light tap on deflater for perfect snuggliness) and after 3+ years of heavy use zero issues and still looks new.

    Its been blown out of...
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    Sew much brown! (pun intended) looks great! Hmm....

    Sew much brown! (pun intended) looks great!
    Hmm. No custom tag on mine but it was. Weird...?
  50. I have a more basic version (only middle length...

    I have a more basic version (only middle length adjustable) in my bedroom. It alternates between the Ticket to the Moon hammocks and the shorter Clark NX270 with a quick slide and tighten. Its not...
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