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  1. Thread: Costco Down TQ

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    These sound great. Which way would be better to remove the stitching, or does it not matter?

    I ripped thenshort seams.

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  2. Thread: Costco Down TQ

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    I seam ripped two of mine and then off-set...

    I seam ripped two of mine and then off-set layered them with cam snaps so that the seams do not line up. I went 2.5 baffles to one side on the layering so that it makes the double quilt wider with...
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    Based on my experience, I would add it as an...

    Based on my experience, I would add it as an underquilt. You can add clothing layers to keep warm on top. If you get cold from the bottom, you are done for.

    To make it work right, though, I think...
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    Should work. You need to add/attach it so it does...

    Should work. You need to add/attach it so it does not compress. Also seam ripping either the horizontal or vertical seams helps get better loft and warmth. Generally ripping the horizontal seams is...
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    I started with Costco Down throws and used a 2QZQ...

    I started with Costco Down throws and used a 2QZQ Unerquilt protector to build a combined underquilt with water proof underquilt protector built in. Might be useful in Oregon.

    Simply Light Designs...
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    Jared at Simply Light Designs is turning around a...

    Jared at Simply Light Designs is turning around a highly custimized Winter Haven for me in about a week. So if you want custom features, he can do it.
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    Yes, so I was out for three days this week. The...

    Yes, so I was out for three days this week. The first two nights were down to 10 degrees. My feet didn't get seriously cold, but I did get worried a bit that they wouldn't warm up enough after...
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    Thanks for the insight. Fortunately, I don't have...

    Thanks for the insight. Fortunately, I don't have tiredness issues or fitful sleeping. I have slept more than 50 nights in a hammock this year and this was the only time it happenned.

    Hopefully,...
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    I made a double that converts to a triple. I have...

    I made a double that converts to a triple. I have taken the double to the low thirties with no problem. However, I usually use a Jacks r Better fleece topquilt liner too because I like fleece.

    I...
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    Yes, pretty interesting. I really think I just...

    Yes, pretty interesting. I really think I just didn't have enough ventilation. Once I vented a bit more I slept for a few more hours with no issues.
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    Pretty much exactly what happened to me. Thanks...

    Pretty much exactly what happened to me. Thanks guys!
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    Just a weird dream or something else?

    Had a bit of a strange thing happen last night. Dreamt I was in the hospital and could see myself having a hard time breathing. My dreamself woke up in the hospital and was still having problems...
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    Thank you. Great pics in that thread.

    Thank you. Great pics in that thread.
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    Nice! Thank you for sharing that link. The...

    Nice! Thank you for sharing that link. The pictures help a lot.
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    Thank you for the link to the Badlander! Glad to...

    Thank you for the link to the Badlander! Glad to know Jared has made this design. Love my fully decked out Trail Lair.
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    Not sure why I didn't think of pulling one door...

    Not sure why I didn't think of pulling one door back. I do like how the beak doors of the Thunderfly pull away toward the tree. Seems like the full doors come more straight down.

    I also worry...
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    Tarp idea looking for feedback

    Has anyone ever tried or thought of building a tarp with a beak on one end like the Thunderfly and a full door on the other?

    I have been thinking about a Thunder or Mountainfly, but want a...
  18. I think I am a bit of an oddity on condensation....

    I think I am a bit of an oddity on condensation. I had no problems with condensation with this setup in Oregon even when I had condensation on the underside of my tarp because it was so humid and...
  19. Here are some pictures. Basically, I took an...

    Here are some pictures. Basically, I took an Underquilt protector and came up with a way to fit two down blankets integrated on the inside of the Underquilt protector to serve as insulation.
    ...
  20. Exactly. Spent more than 6 weeks in a Hammock...

    Exactly. Spent more than 6 weeks in a Hammock this year on work projects. Vermont, Oregon, Colorado, Pennsylvania and Maine just for fun! A light Topquilt and a lighter tarp might have to go on the...
  21. Took this setup to 18 degrees - Pleasantly Surprised

    Was in Colorado for a project. Nearest hotel 60 miles away. National Forest 10 miles away. Had already been in Oregon camping in a State Park for a few days in another project.

    Had my "Fall...
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    Yes, missed the snow storm by a day. Got some...

    Yes, missed the snow storm by a day. Got some fleuries over the weekend.

    The insulated UQP worked way better than I expected. Built it as a Summer Option. Proved way more capable.
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    Yes, heard the Elk bugling at night, but didn't...

    Yes, heard the Elk bugling at night, but didn't see one. Saw a wolf down in the valley on my way to the project. Thought it was a coyote, but then saw a coyote a couple days later and it was tiny...
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    Pics not uploading right.

    Pics not uploading right.
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    Routt National Forest and Gear Report

    Spent 4 days and 3 nights in the Routt. I was out there for a job in a pretty remote area near Walden/Rand so I commuted to the job from my camp(s) in the Routt.

    SLD Trail Lair with wind shield;...
  26. Wow, great deal! Wasted about $200 on my learning...

    Wow, great deal! Wasted about $200 on my learning curve.
  27. Great thread!!! Learned a lot already. I have...

    Great thread!!! Learned a lot already. I have only extreme colded in the back yard or close to the truck. This is a good reminder that it is a different game if you are remote.
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    Still using my pulley system with a "no tree"...

    Still using my pulley system with a "no tree" connection using the Jeff Myers all-in-one setup. I spent three straight weeks with this set-up camping by a lake.

    The main thing I like is having a...
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    I'm in! Thanks!

    I'm in! Thanks!
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    I have taken my two layer Gemini down to below 40...

    I have taken my two layer Gemini down to below 40 degrees and was very warm. I built mine to be able to add a third layer for winter. I have taken that down to 17 degrees.

    This winter I modified...
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    Yes, I have a 12' tarp so I need a bit more space.

    Yes, I have a 12' tarp so I need a bit more space.
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    I have set up on trees that were just far enough...

    I have set up on trees that were just far enough for a good hammock hang say 13 feet apart where there is not enough room for the tarp to hang right on the all in one. 15 to 20 feet apart seems to be...
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    I've been using a similar set up for a while. It...

    I've been using a similar set up for a while. It has worked well with trees from 15 to 25 feet apart or so. I carry two extra lengths of Lawson Ironwire (which I use for the tarp ridgeline), if I...
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    it is really easy once you have the Gemini Made. ...

    it is really easy once you have the Gemini Made. What I did is take the thrid CDQ and seam ripped it in the opposite direction. So I took out the vertical seams and left the horizontal. This...
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    My offset works perfectly. And I really like the...

    My offset works perfectly. And I really like the extra width. Different horses for different courses.
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    I made one. Used Gemini technique of grosgrain...

    I made one. Used Gemini technique of grosgrain loops secured by camsnaps to create a footbox that uses shock cord to close up the foot end. I seam ripped the horizontal seams and took two Cdq's used...
  37. Great! It really worked well as an extra layer...

    Great! It really worked well as an extra layer of insulation for winter a few weeks ago. Given the weird weather we are having right now, I may be able to try it out in "summer mode" way before...
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    You can buy the Evo Loops - basically the whole...

    You can buy the Evo Loops - basically the whole set-up from Meyers Tech for not a lot of money. Then you only need to iknow the Becket Hitch and the tie the Whipping Slider. As OP mentioned there is...
  39. My pleasure!

    My pleasure!
  40. Here are some more pics. Basically, I...

    Here are some more pics.

    Basically, I attached clews to the down throw. I did a clew on each end and then a clew on the next seam. Then after that I did a clew on every other seam until the...
  41. Got it, thanks. Tried out my setup with the CD...

    Got it, thanks. Tried out my setup with the CD throw as an extra insulation layer with my Gemini earlier this week. It worked great! Temps wer below 30 degrees and I was very warm and very happy. ...
  42. What do you attach to? Do you have a piece of...

    What do you attach to? Do you have a piece of shock cord attached to the biner that goes over the hammock ridgelkne to another on the other side?
  43. Sorry for the alphabet soup! Yes, Costco throw....

    Sorry for the alphabet soup! Yes, Costco throw. Will be trying this out tonight as extra winter layer
  44. Except for the messy basement! Also, If it is too...

    Except for the messy basement! Also, If it is too warm for the UPQ, without much fuss I can use the shock cord toggle setup on the ends to attach to the hammock so the CDQ can be used without the UQP.
  45. 2QZQ UQP with integrated removable CDQ for Summer UQ or extra winter layer

    Here's a project that I thought might be of interest. I asked Donna from 2QZQ to sew some extra Grosgrain loops into my UQP.

    I then took a CDQ and used similar techniques to the Gemini to attach...
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    Heat Holders Socks really work well for me. I...

    Heat Holders Socks really work well for me. I use a Lite Pair in Spring and Fall and the heavy duty in Winter. Keep a fresh pair just for sleeping. They are not expensive either.
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    Suislaw National Forest.

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  48. Thanks, totally understand. Great sale!

    Thanks, totally understand. Great sale!
  49. Are custom tarps included in n the sale? Looking...

    Are custom tarps included in n the sale? Looking at a 12' Miuntainfly. Thanks!
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    LOVE my Trail Lair! I spent a full week in it...

    LOVE my Trail Lair! I spent a full week in it recently and have not slept that good in years. I got the wind shield with mine and had no condensation issues in Oregon in cold rainy weather....
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