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    I have used mine in the Summer and am planning on...

    I have used mine in the Summer and am planning on taking it on my next trip in the middle of July. As Tall Paul said, it does help negate wind chill. I'm a cold sleeper and was "volunteering" at...
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    I've never seen a Katabatic quilt except on their...

    I've never seen a Katabatic quilt except on their website and on review videos. Have always heard they were true to their temperature rating and have always read rave reviews. The Outdoor Gear Lab...
  3. I agree with you Silentorpheus. I think she was...

    I agree with you Silentorpheus. I think she was starting to develop some ideas that would have been interesting to play out. And hey, I think she has/had a pretty good field tester in Hang N Out. ...
  4. Her quilts are so well made and valued, that few...

    Her quilts are so well made and valued, that few people sell them. When they do post them, they go quickly. I agree that she was not a huge shop, but even Hang N Out acknowledged in one of their...
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    Curious as well. I'm trying to decide between...

    Curious as well. I'm trying to decide between the Diamondback and the Katabatic quilt. Things I like about both. Diamondback is more customizable though.
  6. Leighlo-flash in the pan? You are delusional. ...

    Leighlo-flash in the pan? You are delusional. Her quilts are highly sought after. They never stay on the For Sale section more than an hour or so. I joined the Forum as she was closing to go to...
  7. Thank you all for the recommendations1

    Thank you all for the recommendations1
  8. Greyson Highland Loop Recommendation

    Looking to take a Scout troop on their first hiking trip to the Highlands. Can anyone recommend a two-day loop for new hikers that is both tent (Gasp!) and Hammock friendly. Thanks in advance, the...
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    Thank you. My son signed up for the polar...

    Thank you. My son signed up for the polar challenge when he heard how cold it is! Sometimes they have to learn the hard way
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    Top quilt recommendations

    Has anyone spent the night in July near/at Camp Daniel Boone? I can see the temp forecasts at the nearest weather station, but wonder if anyone had experience at the camp elevation in mid July. Not...
  11. Bob had a good video on Youtube about using the...

    Bob had a good video on Youtube about using the WL Lazy Slug tube. I've never used one, but he outlined the benefits in the video. Unless you find a used one, youll have to buy another brand as ...
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    I'll share some of my observations. I have (2)...

    I'll share some of my observations. I have (2) HG quilts (40 degree Econ Phoenix, 20 degree Econ Incubator) and I have a GL 3. My GL 3 is about 4 years old. I don't have a thermometer cause I...
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    I admit I sleep cool. I take blood thinner and...

    I admit I sleep cool. I take blood thinner and that maybe the cause. I cannot get away without something even in Summer. I've camped on Badin Lake in July several times and I'm okay until about 1...
  14. The price that you paid might give a clue. I...

    The price that you paid might give a clue. I think Marty sold the 900 fill SS 3/4 quilt for $135 and full length for $165. I think the economy SS 3/4 quilt was around $100. I think that quilt was...
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    I have a double 1.1. My first hammock was a...

    I have a double 1.1. My first hammock was a single layer Hennessy. Mosquitos got me a lot in July. I bought the double and that problem went away. I use an underquilt too in cooler temps. I use...
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    Interesting thing is manufacturers in many...

    Interesting thing is manufacturers in many industries can make a few tweaks and call the product another name and sell through different retailers. For example, Whirlpool can make basically the sam...
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    Respectfully, it depends on your definition of...

    Respectfully, it depends on your definition of mill. We buy fabric rolls from Hyosung. It's not a final tissue like in a hammock etc but we buy fabric rolls from them that we use with another few...
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    Shug, the proctologist? Frozen butt hang?

    Shug, the proctologist? Frozen butt hang?
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    I hang my hammock or I attempt to achieve to 30...

    I hang my hammock or I attempt to achieve to 30 degree hang. If you watch any of Tom Hennessy's setup videos, he always pulls the suspension way tighter. Not sure why.
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    The only difference between a Sheet bend and a...

    The only difference between a Sheet bend and a Becket hitch is the fact that one is made with two ropes and one is made with a rope and a loop. They both are tied the same way. Similarly, a reef...
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    I'm no expert, but I'll give you an answer that...

    I'm no expert, but I'll give you an answer that you dont want to here: it depends. Everybody is different and then throw in wind, etc. I've got a buddy who sleeps in a mesh hammock in a 20 degree...
  22. Thank you. Have been using mine for about 4...

    Thank you. Have been using mine for about 4 years now with no issues. Straps look brand new still ! Never have used a stopper knot. The just are easy to use
  23. In the video you recommend tying a stopper knot. ...

    In the video you recommend tying a stopper knot. It is demonstrated at the end of the working end. Looks like it would "slip" a long way. I'm asumming that was for demonstration purpose and that...
  24. OK. I'm no expert, but I have spent a few nights...

    OK. I'm no expert, but I have spent a few nights in a Hennessy. It's listed as an asymmetrical hammock. I think this means the bug net is cut asymmetrically. I believe the hammock body is...
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    Reverse Whoopie: Am I at Risk

    Recent convert to the ole Whoopie sling and Marlin Spike Hitch. Yes, 'On the Knot and not the toggle. I've been using a Dutch biner to connect to the CL on the hammock. All of the videos that I've...
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    Neither Rain, Sleet, Nor Snow....

    I used to hear this 'Neither Rain, Sleet, Nor Snow will stop the US Mail..
    Got my shipping notice from Hammock Gear. I hit the Track Package and shipping is paused due to cold weather!:I find that...
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    Thanks Mr. Emery. I saw your video. I might...

    Thanks Mr. Emery. I saw your video. I might have to try that binder clip. Don't forget to get Karl some persimmon pudding.
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    Winter Tarp Door Management

    What's your opinion about door management for winter tarps? Mitten hooks? Clips? Tie each one to a stake? Share with me best experiences. Thanks.
  29. Thanks. I feel like it had to be the metabolism...

    Thanks. I feel like it had to be the metabolism since I was so warm the preceding 6 hours. I'll have to have a snack at one of my star gazing sessions. At home, I never have to get up during the...
  30. Zeppelin and Superfly Maiden Voyage

    Finally got to use my new 0 degree Zeppelin and Superfly tarp. Low was only 30F but the wind was blowing.
    Initial thoughts:
    Superfly: Great piece of gear. My previous tarp was 12' ridgeline...
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    The premium versus Econ comparison is kind of...

    The premium versus Econ comparison is kind of "gray" compared to the questions that the OP is asking (he does mention the price, but it appears he asking more about the accuracy of the 40F rating). ...
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    Hello from Albemarle! I mainly use 3/4 length...

    Hello from Albemarle!
    I mainly use 3/4 length quilts. I ordered an incubator during the Black Friday event, but I have not received it yet. I imagine they have quite the backlog! I have a...
  33. I'm a cold sleeper and I use a fleece when it's...

    I'm a cold sleeper and I use a fleece when it's really hot. I also use a Snugpak jungle blanket in the Summer if it's rainy or cooler in the 60s. I have a 40 topquilt but usually save that for the...
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    Thanks. I haven't been cold yet. I did the sock...

    Thanks. I haven't been cold yet. I did the sock as a preventive since I was getting close to the rating of the quilt. I may try it next time without the sock to just see if I get any draft after I...
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    Foot Box Question

    I have a JRB quilt that's rated 25F, the Sierra Sniveller. Used it a couple of weeks ago at 28F and was very warm. To guard against drafts in the end of the footbox, I inserted a spare wool sock in...
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    I'm a fairly cold sleeper so I have to use an...

    I'm a fairly cold sleeper so I have to use an underquilt any time the temperature is below 70F. I agree with the 3/4 for Summer. I use a 3/4 Phoenix Econ and it works well. Before that I used a...
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    I don't own a Yeti, but have read that the...

    I don't own a Yeti, but have read that the 'standard' Yeti is cut for head left, feet right. It's my understanding the shape of the quilt is slightly different in the shoulder area. That being...
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    Thanks for all the feedback!

    Thanks for all the feedback!
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    Superfly

    Just got a new Superfly and I have a few questions for you experienced users. I have watched the setup video, but do have a remaining few:
    1. This is my first tarp with a cat cut ridge. How do...
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    Marty, Rest high on that mountain in one of those...

    Marty, Rest high on that mountain in one of those sweet lying owls! You will be missed. Prayers for your family.
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    I think my Tadpole can ride it out! Hunkered...

    I think my Tadpole can ride it out! Hunkered down in Albemarle!
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    Results: No leaks! I used the outside pole mod...

    Results: No leaks! I used the outside pole mod last week for 6 nights. 5 out of the 6 nights we had heavy rain. I added the door kit on one end because the foot end of the hammock was 'into the...
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    Outside pole mod

    Thinking about buying an outside pole mod for my tarp. Any issues with the pole lying directly on the ridge seam? Fast track to a leak? Thougtys/experiences?
  44. Yes, we are in B. We have about 4 of us hoping...

    Yes, we are in B. We have about 4 of us hoping to hang. Maybe we can find something. No time to make stands.
  45. Picture this: Opening scene of next video: Karl...

    Picture this: Opening scene of next video: Karl running down the trail singing Queen's 'Don't Stop Me Now'
  46. Thank you. I'm so looking forward to six nights...

    Thank you. I'm so looking forward to six nights in the hammock. Will kind of be said though as this is probably my son's last camp as a scout. He's finishing is Eagle project paperwork.
  47. Thanks. I don't go until the 22nd, but I am ready...

    Thanks. I don't go until the 22nd, but I am ready now
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    Thank you. I appreciate it

    Thank you. I appreciate it
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    Winter Tarp

    I've been using a 12' Wilderness Logics Tadpole tarp for the last few years and absolutely love the performance of the tarp. Thinking about a winter tarp and comparing the Superfly with the...
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    Thanks!
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