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    The (one of) silver lining to being new and...

    The (one of) silver lining to being new and getting quality gear is that if it isn't optimal you can sell it on the forum for close to retail. Nobody likes to "lose $" but sometimes it's a cost of...
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    "I'd keep playing around with your 3/4 a little...

    "I'd keep playing around with your 3/4 a little more. Give it a chance. Then try to decide if it's right for you after a few good tests."

    I agree with him. However, if it never feels quite right...
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    FT: Which model, condition, pics?

    Which model, condition, pics?
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    Welcome! But be careful about handing around...

    Welcome!

    But be careful about handing around .... can get you slapped! :lol: Sorry - couldn't resist.

    Enjoy your trip.
  5. Thread: NOOB HERE

    by Otter1
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    Welcome from Tallahassee! As has been said,...

    Welcome from Tallahassee!

    As has been said, Shug's videos and the Ultimate Hang should be mandatory.

    You'll likely NOT strike gold the first time with your setup. You'll either buy a...
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    FS/FT: I'll take the cinch bugs

    I'll take the cinch bugs
  7. Thread: WR Down poll

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    Poll: I know the pluses & minuses of untreated down so...

    I know the pluses & minuses of untreated down so I've stuck with that.

    Edit: I do have a partial UQ w/treated down that has yet to be used, though.
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    FS: I'll take it

    I'll take it
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    Thanks for sharing your trip! Magical.

    Thanks for sharing your trip! Magical.
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    One more thing if you decide to go with the...

    One more thing if you decide to go with the folding pad: you better not toss 'n turn or it gets displaced easily. (NOTE: I haven't tried AHE's specifically, just another folding pad) Not the end of...
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    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL!

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL!
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    So in case you're not confused yet, just loosen &...

    So in case you're not confused yet, just loosen & tighten your UQ suspension :).

    As stated above, you do want the UQ to lift the hammock when unweighted. But having the suspension too tight will...
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    Depending on the fillpower of the down, 19oz is...

    Depending on the fillpower of the down, 19oz is probably going to be too much. 2.5" + will definitely get you to your lower limit too. So you won't need the feathers.

    That said, feathers can...
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    FS: I'll take it

    I'll take it
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    Thank you for the great pics! Your stitching is...

    Thank you for the great pics! Your stitching is really nice.

    Did you use any different methodology w/the down vs the Climashield to get a snug fit?
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    Those are the ones I was recommending to the OP,...

    Those are the ones I was recommending to the OP, but I'm not sure what he wants exactly, since he referenced not wanting the webbing with them??? I'm a little confused.
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    Can you do without the slides? Warbonnet sells...

    Can you do without the slides? Warbonnet sells 'em that way, on continous loops.
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    I wouldn't do it, even if it wouldn't technically...

    I wouldn't do it, even if it wouldn't technically fail. It is strong, but two in the hammock will stress the fabric differently than one.
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    Don't be too happy to see each other. It would...

    Don't be too happy to see each other.

    It would shred, for sure!
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    Oooooooh! Yeah, Loco Libre hs designed gear to...

    Oooooooh! Yeah, Loco Libre hs designed gear to fix the issue as well! They look awesome.
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    "Oooh. that company wasnt even on my radar. I am...

    "Oooh. that company wasnt even on my radar. I am going to add that to my list. Any reason why you chose them over the other companies (WL, UGQ, HG, etc)?"

    Yes. I had used TQ's w/"horizontal"...
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    My Enlightened Equipment Enigma and Revelation...

    My Enlightened Equipment Enigma and Revelation TQ's are some of my favorite gear - the down doesn't shift from where I need it.

    Great products, great company.
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    Zpacks sells 'em. Weigh nothing.

    Zpacks sells 'em. Weigh nothing.
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    hurts my eyes! But it's a great pattern, for...

    hurts my eyes! But it's a great pattern, for sure.

    Orange has really grown on me so it will be interesting to see how I feel about it in the future.
  25. That is so light! Well done. Oh...and...

    That is so light! Well done.

    Oh...and welcome, from Tallahassee.
  26. Florida is hot. I don't like to gunk up my hear...

    Florida is hot. I don't like to gunk up my hear w/so much sweat and trail grit.
  27. Thread: Speed Hooks

    by Otter1
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    Todd(s) don't die. We live forever!!!!!

    Todd(s) don't die.

    We live forever!!!!!
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    What a nice idea! Thank you.

    What a nice idea! Thank you.
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    FS: Aren't they both 1/8" thick?

    Aren't they both 1/8" thick?
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    Wow! I love my EE quilts and you really...

    Wow!

    I love my EE quilts and you really tackled a tough project. Most impressive!
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    You BOTH are awesome!

    You BOTH are awesome!
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    VERY impressive! I'd love to see a few pics...

    VERY impressive!

    I'd love to see a few pics of the quilt.
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    knockoff Loop Aliens

    knockoff Loop Aliens
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    I do throw my quilts in the dryer on "air fluff"...

    I do throw my quilts in the dryer on "air fluff" for a few minutes after each trip (and sometimes before trips). Mine are always very lofty.

    To prevent a repeat of your freezing episode, always...
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    That's the plan on the hammock end - but which...

    That's the plan on the hammock end - but which knot to tie it to the tree strap?
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    Thanks for the heads up! Which knot would you...

    Thanks for the heads up! Which knot would you recommend for this stuff?
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    Great firestarter. Outdoor insulation - I'm...

    Great firestarter. Outdoor insulation - I'm sorry but I wouldn't bother (no rudeness intended).

    Ever felt how heavy a bath towel is? Enough lint to insulate well will be heavy. Keeping it dry...
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    Nice looking quilt! If you want a light,...

    Nice looking quilt!

    If you want a light, 40-ish quilt, then yes - you should take some out. If you want a warmer quilt, then leave it alone - just accept the weight.

    I like the idea of ripping...
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    I'm glad folks are trying it out. It does have...

    I'm glad folks are trying it out.

    It does have a loose weave so we'll see...
  40. I"m sorry about your issues! I believe you...

    I"m sorry about your issues!

    I believe you handled it correctly by going to Brandon. And, given that you didn't reach your goal with the transaction & that your trip is soon, I understand coming...
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    dblhmmck, This is beautiful simplicity! How...

    dblhmmck,

    This is beautiful simplicity!

    How much does it weigh?
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    Great pics...Thank you!

    Great pics...Thank you!
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    +1 on the stitching!! How tall are you?

    +1 on the stitching!!

    How tall are you?
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    That means it will arrive this morning :) Dutch...

    That means it will arrive this morning :) Dutch is cool like that.
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    FS: Please consider mmaiolo81's response an "I'll...

    Please consider mmaiolo81's response an "I'll take it".
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    FS: Emberlit Ti Fireant

    SOLD

    New, never used.

    In gift box with sleek, light pouch and with solid/alchy fuel base insert.

    $59 shipped ConUS. Paypal only.
  47. That's what I was wondering, too! Sweet UQ...

    That's what I was wondering, too!

    Sweet UQ setup!
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    As was said above, full length is easier. ...

    As was said above, full length is easier.

    Partial is obviously lighter.

    (Not the answer you want but...) This is really one of the MANY pieces of gear that you have to try to see what you like...
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    I was interested in Spyderline 'til Grizz had the...

    I was interested in Spyderline 'til Grizz had the sheath wear/tear.
  50. Great way to spend some time! Beautiful. ...

    Great way to spend some time!

    Beautiful.

    THanks for sharing.
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