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    We got to meet up with Darby (one of the owners...

    We got to meet up with Darby (one of the owners of Tree to Tree) at the craft beer bar he owns in NC on our way down to the Fall Sprawl. To quote him “The best thing about not selling hammocks is I...
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    It was packed and printed at 1:17. The mailman...

    It was packed and printed at 1:17. The mailman just picked it up. The label said 2 Days so you may have it Saturday (USPS can be odd on what counts as day 1)

    Enjoy!
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    We are not fans of secondary suspensions in...

    We are not fans of secondary suspensions in general so we wanted to find the simplest and lightest solution. We use end suspensions instead of side channel suspensions on all of our full length...
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    Here is a close up of how the cord locks are...

    Here is a close up of how the cord locks are attached. The small grosgrain ribbon at the top of the photo loops through an attachment slit in the cord lock, the round shock-cord in the center is the...
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    Hello! We made a slight change last year that...

    Hello! We made a slight change last year that made a big difference. We attached the toggles that are used on the drawcords to the corners of the quilt via a loop of grosgrain ribbon and passed the...
  6. Our first ever hammock camping trip my wife was...

    Our first ever hammock camping trip my wife was using the stock asym tarp with her backpacker ultralight. Heavy rains and wind and she did not get wet from the rain. But the backsplash from the...
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    Hello! I just emailed a reply but figured I’d...

    Hello! I just emailed a reply but figured I’d post here in case others have the same question.

    The simple answer is, yes some folks do sleep on their stomachs in the JRB UL (and the Bear Mountain...
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    Shipping Delay/Going Fishing

    We are hitting the road for a couple days to get outside and do some gear testing! We will have a rare exception to our same or next JRB Business day shipping policy. Anything ordered after 2 PM 8/20...
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    I have so many stuff sacks that I have never used...

    I have so many stuff sacks that I have never used also. Depending on what type of trip I'm doing I change how I pack my quilts. For Backpacking trip its either a lawn and leaf bag or a hyperlite Pod....
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    Thanks for the suggestion! Right now the website...

    Thanks for the suggestion! Right now the website doesn't allow for add-on products that deduct from the same inventory as an individual product. (I'm still looking for a solution though!)

    I did...
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    We stopped including compression sacks a few...

    We stopped including compression sacks a few months back and dropped the price accordingly.

    A lot of folks no longer use compressions sacks and instead keep their quilts dry inside a lawn...
  12. Date saved! Had a great time last year!

    Date saved! Had a great time last year!
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    Cost of materials is the main contributor.

    Cost of materials is the main contributor.
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    An under quilt or a pad blocks all but the...

    An under quilt or a pad blocks all but the longest stingers.
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    No bugnet. We experimented with a few modular...

    No bugnet. We experimented with a few modular options but haven’t found one that we felt comfortable releasing.

    The picture was one of the test mules, I didn’t notice the bugnet when I added it to...
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    FYI: I just added the first batch of hammocks to...

    FYI: I just added the first batch of hammocks to the website.
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    Thanks for all the feedback. The JRB JRB UL took...

    Thanks for all the feedback. The JRB JRB UL took longer than we expected but we believe the final result was well worth it.
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    They are all packed and ready to go. We are just...

    They are all packed and ready to go. We are just finishing up some photos and putting together instructions. Once that is done the first run of hammocks will be available on the site shortly.
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  19. Hmmmm, a hang. that I could turn into a nice long...

    Hmmmm, a hang. that I could turn into a nice long motorcycle trip and a visit to Asheville...............
  20. Thinking about making this hang. Trying to decide...

    Thinking about making this hang. Trying to decide to tie it in with a motorcycle trip along Rt 6 or bring my truck with a kayak.......
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    We have Underquilts in stock. Anything ordered...

    We have Underquilts in stock. Anything ordered early today will ship today.
    https://www.jacksrbetter.com/product-category/camping-quilts/underquilt/
  22. All Jacks R Better quilts are box baffled except...

    All Jacks R Better quilts are box baffled except the following which are sewn through: Sierra Stealth, Shenandoah, Ultralight Shenandoah.
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    Hi! It was on the forum and on our...

    Hi! It was on the forum and on our Instagram/Facebook. Since you are interested I just extended the coupon out through the 31st.
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    I experimented with not using one in the summer....

    I experimented with not using one in the summer. I found that once it was in the 70s I needed one. I also found that even in higher temperatures if the temperature dropped a few degrees during the...
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    Memorial Day Sale

    If any one is looking for a 40 degree quilt we are running a Memorial Day $20 off sale on the Shenandoah Multi-Function quilt.

    Quilts are in stock and will ship tomorrow.
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    Thank you all for the very kind comments!

    Thank you all for the very kind comments!
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    Welcome to the forum! Add Cedar Ridge Outdoors to...

    Welcome to the forum! Add Cedar Ridge Outdoors to the list too.
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    I’ve never gotten wet in a hammock. Even in the...

    I’ve never gotten wet in a hammock. Even in the stock Hennessy tarp or my stupid light spinnaker hex tarp during crazy “frog choking” “gully washer” rains. But in those minimal coverage tarps even...
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    THANK YOU! I really appreciate it!!!!!! We...

    THANK YOU! I really appreciate it!!!!!! We originally got a quote from a "professional" but between the cost and not being sure if they would build the site we had in mind, we decided to learn how...
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    The Pinchot Trail is a great option for a...

    The Pinchot Trail is a great option for a weekend. Its about a two hour drive from Philly. 20 mile loop with a road bisecting near the middle so you can cut it in half and road walk back to your car....
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    Hi welcome to hammocking! I'm just north of you...

    Hi welcome to hammocking! I'm just north of you in Bucks county, plenty of great places to hang in our area.
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    Howdy neighbor! From just down the road in...

    Howdy neighbor! From just down the road in Hulmeville.
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    New Colors, New Prices, and a New Website

    HI!

    We have been busy putting together a new website that was launched earlier this along with new colors of our multi-function quilts and price drops on all of our quilts.

    As always if it is...
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    We will have information on the new hammock...

    We will have information on the new hammock shortly.
  35. Welcome from Bucks County PA. See you at MAHHA!

    Welcome from Bucks County PA. See you at MAHHA!
  36. Thread: Under Quilt Sale

    by DGrav
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    Under Quilt Sale

    If anyone is in the market for an underquilt we just put all of ours on sale. All are in stock and ship the same/next day.

    http://www.jacksrbetter.com/quilts/
  37. On fortunately we will not be making it to the...

    On fortunately we will not be making it to the hang this weekend. Have fun and enjoy the visit to the pub!
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    Two more non-green quilts left the shop today. ...

    Two more non-green quilts left the shop today.

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    Q They are for hanging an under quilt. For JRB...

    Q

    They are for hanging an under quilt. For JRB Mt Washington or Multi-Use quilt I pass those tabs through the corner tabs on the quilt and then attach the JRB underquilt suspension (which I girth...
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    Thank you all for an awesome first Hangcon! We...

    Thank you all for an awesome first Hangcon! We will be back again for sure!

    After a wet tear down we made it to Savannah for the night and will push on the rest of the way tomorrow!

    Safe...
  41. Super psyched for this hang! (even if the Florida...

    Super psyched for this hang! (even if the Florida temperatures are not the different from the Pennsylvania temps!). We are all packed will be leaving early Monday morning and making s few stops along...
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    Welcome to the forum from another rider. We are...

    Welcome to the forum from another rider. We are planning on doing setting up a ride and hang this year, probably in June somewhere along the Blue Ridge.
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    Fly Fishing and Hammocking! Sounds awesome, I...

    Fly Fishing and Hammocking! Sounds awesome, I have a new rod and real I’m itching to use but we will be at Trail Days that weekend.
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    It's on our calendar. We had a blast last year...

    It's on our calendar. We had a blast last year and or looking forward to it!
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    Ive been wanting to float the Shenandoah for...

    Ive been wanting to float the Shenandoah for awhile! Sounds like and awesome trip if it was a different weekend then Trail Days wed be in.
  46. Thread: Morsel Spork XL

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    Morsel Spork XL

    We are now carrying the Morsel Spork XL. It's got a spoon, it's got a fork, it's got a strong cutting edge, most important it's got a spatula like rubber edge that runs along the edge of the spoon...
  47. Thread: New underquilt.

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    Awesome! That is a great looking camp!

    Awesome! That is a great looking camp!
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    Welcome to the forum! You live in a real nice...

    Welcome to the forum! You live in a real nice area! I pass through there on the way to Trail Days and on a few motorcycle trips every year. I just got into fly fishing a few years back and I really...
  49. Thread: Mt washington 4

    by DGrav
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    Hi! The Mount Washington is back in stock and...

    Hi! The Mount Washington is back in stock and posted on the site!
  50. Fishing and hammocking.......... If I was to ride...

    Fishing and hammocking.......... If I was to ride the motorcycle down it would be the perfect trifecta of hobbies!
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