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    Down pillow to rest feet on. Relieves heel...

    Down pillow to rest feet on. Relieves heel pressure which likely has a lot to do with it, but also surrounds the ankle and lower leg with down. Better than down booties, but sometimes I wear...
  2. Thread: Clear tarp

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    Plenty of options for quick deployment of a tarp...

    Plenty of options for quick deployment of a tarp instead of suboptimizing with special material that's not made to be similar to a Superfly. Stingers on RL that can be unclipped and clipped back to...
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    Worst thing about an UQP is having to make sure...

    Worst thing about an UQP is having to make sure you grab 3 things when you go to sit in the hammock. Don't ask me how I know this, LOL.

    I don't know that I buy the added weight/bulk argument. ...
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    Seems to me that while the sock might add a few...

    Seems to me that while the sock might add a few degrees (just a few), the real benefit is allowing the insulation to not be robbed of efficiency - in terms of achieving its rating - by wind,...
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    FS: Sold Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Sold


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    FS: I did and still getting that msg, think because...

    I did and still getting that msg, think because the donation status lapsed. Canít figure out how to donate through Tapatalk?


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    FS: Xmas special! $195 shipped Get it before I...

    Xmas special! $195 shipped

    Get it before I leave town next week and withdraw.


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    FS: Bumpity bump. Sent from my iPhone using...

    Bumpity bump.


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    My opinion on buying cheap is to not pay for...

    My opinion on buying cheap is to not pay for design and engineering of an integrated net hammock if youíre wanting the least expensive option. Buying one of those cheap only seems to make it more...
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    FS: Black Friday (LOL) price drop... $210

    Black Friday (LOL) price drop... $210
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    Good to hear from you. Look forward to hearing...

    Good to hear from you. Look forward to hearing about your experiences hanging.
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    Welcome!!!

    Welcome!!!
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    I'm interested to hear what a MiniSodan like Shug...

    I'm interested to hear what a MiniSodan like Shug says, but I expect the answer is still no to zipping up a bag. I could see some value to cutting any sort of draft in really cold weather, but I...
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    So, if I'm understanding you correct, you're...

    So, if I'm understanding you correct, you're questioning whether the down in the part of the TQ that is tucked under you could be better used in the UQ - since your raw materials are fixed in terms...
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    FS: HG Incubator zero, short

    Great ultralight winter UQ, selling because it deserves to be used more than it has, or than I expect to going forward. Its from 2013 and averaged about 2 outings a year. Non-smoker, typically...
  16. I concur with this. However, will say that I...

    I concur with this. However, will say that I made it to 23 in my 30 degree rated Bonefire Whisper, and with ease for a typically cold sleeper. I'm now a big believer in how well the sewn-on...
  17. Just FYI - more insulation means you're more...

    Just FYI - more insulation means you're more insulated, but doesn't necessarily mean you'll be warmer. A zero quilt is plenty of under insulation for what I presume is your NC/VA mountains stomping...
  18. Hey, that's great!! I think we all know that...

    Hey, that's great!! I think we all know that first night (or first morning) experience and want it for everyone. I had a long wide pad where I couldn't get on the diagonal one trip and it turned...
  19. Thread: Type of pad

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    You can do that with reflection, just very bulky,...

    You can do that with reflection, just very bulky, but wicked light and effective. I think it insulates pretty well for the weight and thickness.


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  20. Thread: Type of pad

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    Foam can also be bulky, but it can also be cut to...

    Foam can also be bulky, but it can also be cut to size. Personally, when I use a pad, I like a shorter one where my head and feet hang off - this exaggerates a flat lay. Unfortunately, there are...
  21. I do think an over-overstuffed (since cottage...

    I do think an over-overstuffed (since cottage makes already overstuff) quilt can give you some confidence that some little quilt issues are not the source of you being cold, and rather you can have...
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    Whew! You know, the anticipation of having to...

    Whew! You know, the anticipation of having to ask is just so overwhelming. Thanks!
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    FS/FT: Clarification, did you mean rescind? I assume so...

    Clarification, did you mean rescind? I assume so since its not marked sold.
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    Yeah, UQP is about the same difference in weight,...

    Yeah, UQP is about the same difference in weight, right? Personally, I wouldn't do without down when its cold, but have switched to synthetic for summer and early fall because those are times - for...
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    A 1.0 single layer is about 8oz, you put whatever...

    A 1.0 single layer is about 8oz, you put whatever net option you want with it. I take a 1oz headnet with me as its sometimes needed during daytime. Rarely use it at night, but good to have just in...
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    I'd recommend the 20 degree Wooki because of the...

    I'd recommend the 20 degree Wooki because of the fit. Worth the weight over the Yeti. Just my opinion, but full length pads are terrible in a hammock. Better off with a short, light pad which you...
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    Just don't leave any food out. But seriously,...

    Just don't leave any food out.

    But seriously, do you not have cinch cords on the ends that meet in the middle? I thought that was std. And so, I just overlap them and cinch them down. Frankly,...
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    Like it, swing in the daytime, sway in the night...

    Like it, swing in the daytime, sway in the night time!
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    Pretty dern cool!! Think I'd like something...

    Pretty dern cool!! Think I'd like something where the hitch holds a post for one side to be attached there and then to a tree. Anything like that out there?
  30. Well, the Yeti is part of the Warbonnet system,...

    Well, the Yeti is part of the Warbonnet system, too. And my thought is you'll still be cold in the stouter quilt if you haven't figured out how to stay warm in the Yeti at 20+10 temps. That said,...
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    Were they actually leaking, or was this more...

    Were they actually leaking, or was this more condensation or noob setup error? I'd bet its the latter. I do agree that unless you want something to keep in the car for that sort of camping, they're...
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    FS: You mean this in a good way, right? Just...

    You mean this in a good way, right? Just clarifying.
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    Pretty much a non-issue. Sort of valid question...

    Pretty much a non-issue. Sort of valid question when you look at it and try to imagine getting in and out, but not all that much different from a regular gathered end hammock. If netted then a...
  34. Not sure if this was on the site when you ordered...

    Not sure if this was on the site when you ordered or not, but looks to me that the "in-stock" normal ship time is 1-2 weeks (5-10 business days). I think this is the norm for most makers as I don't...
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    Looks like all is the same, but they've added the...

    Looks like all is the same, but they've added the XL to the name. I guess Explorer vs Backpacker wasn't enough in marketing terms.
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    Excellent advice, especially on the mindset of...

    Excellent advice, especially on the mindset of beginning on the learning curve as opposed to making some sort of error - like we all haven't made similar "errors". And one of the best explanations...
  37. Just a thought, why not do a double layer hammock...

    Just a thought, why not do a double layer hammock with a patchwork outer layer?
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    Its tough in the state parks to hang, being that...

    Its tough in the state parks to hang, being that trees are cleared for campsites and you're supposed to hang over the pads. Looks like you did a perfect job with hammock at chair height. Because...
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    If you're getting a hex, I think doors is the way...

    If you're getting a hex, I think doors is the way to go, and congrats on your new Superfly! I choose between the small, lightweight SLD asym and a large Toxaway with doors added. The extra weight...
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    Very interested in your finished project. Iíve...

    Very interested in your finished project. Iíve long thought of doing something as sort of a nod to AT shelters. Not because I love shelters so much, but that they are iconic. Something like a...
  41. Yes, I imagine we've all experienced that to some...

    Yes, I imagine we've all experienced that to some degree. One of the things I love about being in a hammock is that I can look out and see what's out there. I have yet to see anything, which goes a...
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    I also like a shorter quilt. My winter incubator...

    I also like a shorter quilt. My winter incubator is the short model at 73" - fits me neck to heels, and I use both a head and foot pillow. So I'm 70" tall and supplementing a 73" quilt for full...
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    Like this pic, with a post in the middle? ...

    Like this pic, with a post in the middle?

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    That would fit 12 hammocks and be much larger than what is required per OP, no?

    p.s. or was your post a tongue-in-cheek response to my...
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    I'm thinking 7 posts in a rectangle setup. ...

    I'm thinking 7 posts in a rectangle setup. Whereas you would have four corners and two middle posts, replace one of the middle posts and spread 2 posts to accommodate the vertex? I think that might...
  45. You guys/gals are the best. Great stuff and...

    You guys/gals are the best. Great stuff and you're pretty quick about getting it done and out the door. You're also great about accommodating hikers that had "accidents" with their quilts. There's...
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    If you're going for a diamond tarp to save...

    If you're going for a diamond tarp to save weight, I'd go for the SimplyLightDesigns.com Simplicity tarp which weighs less than that Hyperlight and costs less, though with international shipping...
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    Hiking the FHT you'd completely bypass where the...

    Hiking the FHT you'd completely bypass where the hangs were held. However, if you took the Fork Mt trail as a detour, that would take you by there. Also, if you took the detour to the fish hatchery...
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    Anywhere of elevation, not good to rely on normal...

    Anywhere of elevation, not good to rely on normal summer stuff. Quilts are easy to vent anyway, always better to have more.
  49. Poll: I've got both on two different tarps. Line locs...

    I've got both on two different tarps. Line locs on the asym as its really easy. In fact, I the stakes on the lines and wrap up with the tarp for an easy grab and go pkg. On my hex tarps, I prefer...
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    Two things come to my mind here... 1) it would...

    Two things come to my mind here... 1) it would be hard using walking sticks, and 2) if not using sticks, I sure wouldn't want to trip/fall and make the arm worse.
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