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    I love my sparrow set up as well, and love...

    I love my sparrow set up as well, and love hanging tandem with the kids. I have to get me some beetle buckles to replace my diy pvc spreader bar. Love the color combos on those sparrows!
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    Looks great. What did you use for your attachment...

    Looks great. What did you use for your attachment points for the spreader bar between the two hammocks?
  3. Just camped at hungry man lakes campground South...

    Just camped at hungry man lakes campground South of Itasca. Only 14 spots first come first serve. Great little campground imo. I posted a thread with some pics

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    Cinnamon roll pap tarrts! Thanks for the advice...

    Cinnamon roll pap tarrts! Thanks for the advice on State forests sir.

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    Thanks. It's funny how bad weather trips can turn...

    Thanks. It's funny how bad weather trips can turn out to be favorites. It was nice and cool out!

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    Rainy tandem hang with my 6 year old.

    My son has been asking for dad to take him camping for the last week so we headed to Northern, MN for an overnighter. I wanted to sleep under the same tarp so I found a thread on a pvc spreader bar....
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    Ever camp in Paul Bunyan State forest on the NCT?...

    Ever camp in Paul Bunyan State forest on the NCT? That's not too far from me either.

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    Thanks Shug, I will definitely give that a look....

    Thanks Shug, I will definitely give that a look. My 6 year old is wanting to get out to the Piney woods!

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    Thank you sir, I've sent you a PM. Sent from...

    Thank you sir, I've sent you a PM.

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    Definitely have to account for the skeeters, but...

    Definitely have to account for the skeeters, but I'm more worried about the ticks!

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    State Park hang in North Central MN

    Looking to get out this weekend with my 2 boys. Any State parks near Alexandria that would be good for hanging? Anyone hang in Itasca? I'm just looking to get out for a 1 nighter. Any advice would...
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    More food for thought. Here's a loco libre...

    More food for thought. Here's a loco libre cayenne pepper on an Eno. I've had this same underquilt on my 11foot dream hammock and it fits both great with a little adjusting. The Eno is small for me,...
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    My son just received his econ Phoenix 20 degree...

    My son just received his econ Phoenix 20 degree ordered on 3/31. Amazing quilt at a great price. He can't wait to get it out in the woods!...
  14. Thanks OCDave I'll have to look into that! ...

    Thanks OCDave I'll have to look into that!

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  15. Scout Troop destined for the North Shore.

    My son's Scout Troop has talked about planning a trip to the North Shore this fall. I'm looking for any suggestions on a 2 night trip for a group of 10-12 boys. There will be a couple hammock...
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    Sintax77 and the Shug! Sent from my SM-G930V...

    Sintax77 and the Shug!

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    I ordered a 3/4 length Apex 6.0 Cayenne Pepper...

    I ordered a 3/4 length Apex 6.0 Cayenne Pepper for my son's first underquilt. Black outside with grey inner. It is amazing! We slept out in the backyard, it maybe got down to 40 degrees and my son...
  18. I think when you are selecting an underquilt from...

    I think when you are selecting an underquilt from any of these cottage vendors it all comes down to small personal preferences. I personally have a 20 degree Zeppelin from UGQ that you couldn't pry...
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    I did notice the lack of structure when in...

    I did notice the lack of structure when in A-frame mode. I can see how a continuous ridge would help with that. I think my boys like the security of the tarp in A frame mode ,because it resembles a...
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    Rigging a Noah's Tarp 12

    I'm in the process of setting up my 10 & 11 year old boys with hammock set ups. They've had them rigged up in their rooms all winter and can't wait to get out in the woods. I purchased a Noah's tarp...
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    Just ordered a 20 degree phoenix for my 9 year...

    Just ordered a 20 degree phoenix for my 9 year old son's birthday. This was exactly what i was looking for at a great price! I know he'll love it. My other son has a partial Loco Libre Synthetic that...
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    I ordered one for my son's first underquilt. I...

    I ordered one for my son's first underquilt. I can't wait to get it! i'm curious what length you went with? and how it compresses down.
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    I'm also 5'11" and find the standard length to be...

    I'm also 5'11" and find the standard length to be plenty. I always have to pull it up to get my feet all the way inside the foot box. There is plenty of length to pull it up over my face, but I...
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    Thanks to this thread i'll have something...

    Thanks to this thread i'll have something entertaining to read while swaying in my hammock tonight. Not sure I agree there is a rift a brewing. My kids arguing over who gets the last pop tart in the...
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    I'm not sure I would have needed the added width....

    I'm not sure I would have needed the added width. I think the 44 inch version would have suited me just fine. I never have to worry about pulling up on the sides of the quilt though so I can't...
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    I have the 48 inch version if that's what you are...

    I have the 48 inch version if that's what you are referring to. Mine is full 20 degree 850 fill M10 inner and HD 1.0 outer. This is a great quilt! You can't go wrong with UGQ. It blankets my 11ft...
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    Thanks for the detailed insight. I can't argue...

    Thanks for the detailed insight. I can't argue with you on the lofty goodness of down, but was curious of what people thought of synthetic quilts vs pads for a cheaper options for kids. Trying to get...
  28. I can't imagine a better hammock than my Sparrow....

    I can't imagine a better hammock than my Sparrow. Completely modular, zippers on both sides that meet in the middle. Mine was cut to lay head left-feet right, but I've laid the opposite way and it...
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    Anyone know what kind of temps this could take...

    Anyone know what kind of temps this could take you down too, and how this might compare to a Synthetic underquilt with 6.0 Apex? Just interested why someone would look towards a pad vs. a synthetic...
  30. I ordered a couple 11' outpost hammocks from...

    I ordered a couple 11' outpost hammocks from wildhorn outfitters off amazon along with a Kelty 12' Tarp. The outpost hammocks come with cinch buckle suspension for $50 bucks. I have a dream hammock...
  31. Thanks for the suggestions Bic. Have a good trip...

    Thanks for the suggestions Bic. Have a good trip this weekend, wish I could have made it work!
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    Here are some pics of my centerpole mod on my...

    Here are some pics of my centerpole mod on my winterdream 12 membrane 138086138087138088138089138090138091138092
  33. Good to hear from you Bic. I am a nube to the...

    Good to hear from you Bic. I am a nube to the hammock world and the SHT so I was hoping to make your fall colors trip coming up, but I have two boys in football so it's just not going to happen this...
  34. I enjoyed this video, as i'm hoping to get out on...

    I enjoyed this video, as i'm hoping to get out on the SHT for the first time very soon. I"m curious how you felt about your pack load this time after all was said and done? Any unnecessary items...
  35. Thanks!, I'll check that out.

    Thanks!, I'll check that out.
  36. Great looking setup! I sleep well in my Sparrow...

    Great looking setup! I sleep well in my Sparrow as well. Even the chair matches!
  37. Fall group hangs on the Superior Hiking Trail?

    I'm new to the forums and the hammock world. Are there any annual hangs in Northern MN? I don't get away in the summer time due to my job, but would love to get out this fall. Never being on the SHT,...
  38. So far so good. It's really light and packs up...

    So far so good. It's really light and packs up well. I haven't had a chance to test it out in the woods, but have survived a couple rain storms in the back yard. The Winterdream is awesome, I love...
  39. Yes, both great products. I love the Sparrow. I...

    Yes, both great products. I love the Sparrow. I keep coming up with excuses to sleep out in the backyard. I just have to get some tarp sleeves to make packing up the Winterdream a little easier.
  40. Thanks. I can't wait to get it out on the trail.

    Thanks. I can't wait to get it out on the trail.
  41. Those are the mini side release buckles. I found...

    Those are the mini side release buckles. I found them @ makeyourgear. Each clip is attached to 20 inches of shock cord. Works great for stowing the doors when not in use.
  42. My New Setup! Winterdream & Dream Hammock

    I just wanted to share my new set up. I haven't seen a lot of pictures of the Winterdream tarp by UGQ so I thought I'd throw these up. Great quality products from UGQ and Dream Hammock. Excellent...
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