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    Ridge Runner questions

    hrm...I see what you're saying there, but that's like buying into a whole new ecosystem. By the time you add in a "compatible pad" (pretty sure my 2" thick self-inflating pad is not), that's $300. I...
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    Ridge Runner questions

    At home, I'm an avid stomach sleeper. Sometimes I'll roll onto a side, but if I end up on my back, I tend to snore or at least breathe weird and wake up with a sore throat.

    Camping, I use a Dutch...
  3. Which tarp should I get for my Hennessy Deep Jungle XL hammock? (11' hammock)

    I would suggest you check out Hammock Gears tarps. The Quest is their basic hex tarp and is right within your budget. https://www.hammockgear.com/new-website-sil-poly/

    Better quality than you'll...
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    After using mine for a week, I have to say I love...

    After using mine for a week, I have to say I love the lack of "fiddle factor" in setting it up. The only downside I noticed is that when you want to pull it aside during the day (or on a really warm...
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    I have a Dutchware bottom-entry bug net which...

    I have a Dutchware bottom-entry bug net which I've never used. I usually bring it (just in case) but have not yet had an issue with bugs at night. Granted, most of my trips involve overnight lows...
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    Thanks...that's a great tip! And I can get them...

    Thanks...that's a great tip! And I can get them in yellow! It'll be a bit pricier than buying the webbing and sewing/tying the end loops, but a lot easier.
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    Understood. Most of our kids string them up like...

    Understood. Most of our kids string them up like a clothesline. I'm not overly concerned with a specific color, but want something that will be really easy to see (and harder to leave behind).
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    Source for bulk tree strap webbing?

    I'm looking to get 10 pairs of tree straps for our Scout Troop as lenders. We had Summer Camp last week and despite our telling the Scouts over and over that they needed to bring tree straps for...
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    Yeah, I'm kind of in the same boat. Will be...

    Yeah, I'm kind of in the same boat. Will be spending next week at scout camp with my son's troop and low temps are supposed to be between 65-70 degrees. I recently made a fleece TQ (mid-weight fleece...
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    Hemlock Mountain Outdoors

    https://hemlockmountainoutdoors.com/

    This company popped up in a Facebook ad a while ago and I just checked out their site. Their stuff looks pretty good on paper/screen, and allegedly handmade in...
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    New budget hammock

    if you like camo, Dutch has some True Timber 11' netless hammocks in the closeout section for $30. Then again, you already have a hammock, but Dutch's netlesses are probably the best deal in hammocks...
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    Eastern PA Loop Trail Recommendations

    Earlier this year, my son's scout troop did a section of the AT (Wind Gap PA to the Delaware Water Gap), which was - for most of them - their first experience backpacking. Many had a great time and...
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    My Trailwinder arrived on Saturday....

    My Trailwinder arrived on Saturday. Unfortunately, with rain pretty much every day/night for the next week, not sure when I'll be able to try it out. :cursing:
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    SIMPLY LIGHT DESIGNS ASYM UNDERQUILT

    Got the ship notice for mine today, should be arriving Saturday. Amazing turnaround time.
  15. Dutch makes some nice stuff and I have a set of...

    Dutch makes some nice stuff and I have a set of hookworms which I used for a while, but nowadays I find it easier to just attach the line to stakes with a marlin spike hitch. With the shock cord...
  16. I see your point. Using Lash-it or Zing-it, that...

    I see your point. Using Lash-it or Zing-it, that could get costly. Figuring 24' of line per tarp (4x guy lines 6' long each), outfitting 4 tarps would be roughly $16 (assuming you bought a 180' spool...
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    SIMPLY LIGHT DESIGNS ASYM UNDERQUILT

    I like Moroccan Blue, but my HG set is that color (outside) and I wanted something different. When I placed the order (last Friday) the 3.6 insulation showed as "+1 week to ship", so I guess they...
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    SIMPLY LIGHT DESIGNS ASYM UNDERQUILT

    I ordered a 40 degree in charcoal Argon. Hopefully it arrives in time for Scout Summer camp in mid-July.
  19. I'd like to withdraw this post, but I can't seem...

    I'd like to withdraw this post, but I can't seem to do that. I can "Close" it, but not sure that's the same thing. So...a little admin help??
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    SIMPLY LIGHT DESIGNS ASYM UNDERQUILT

    Got it, thanks! Now I just need to make up my mind between this and a 40 degree HG Phoenix. That would cost and weigh a bit less (~$20 [on sale] and ~4 oz.), but this seems like a better multi-tasker.
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    So, that answers one of my two remaining...

    So, that answers one of my two remaining questions (will the whole thing be the same color, since all the other photos seem to be two-tone). Last question: where along the length of the hammock does...
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    SIMPLY LIGHT DESIGNS ASYM UNDERQUILT

    quick question: which length would be best for an 11' Dutchware netless?
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    FS: I'll take the other set of Buckles!

    I'll take the other set of Buckles!
  24. +1 on this. Those Spectra colors remind me of the...

    +1 on this. Those Spectra colors remind me of the late 80s. I worked in a department store at that time and I think 90% of the clothes we sold were one of those colors. But, back on topic, a packaged...
  25. Bump for updated/expanded description.

    Bump for updated/expanded description.
  26. WTB: Econ Phoenix or other partial length UQ, 40-ish degrees

    Looking for something lighter/less warm than my 20 degree incubator for Summer hanging. Ideally, I'd like a HG Phoenix, but open to other options in the 40 or maybe 30 degree range. Would like to...
  27. Introducing myself and a few of the items that I make. Autumn Ultralight

    It's no problem at all! I'm sure I'll adjust and it'll work great.
  28. Got my ridgeline and toggle soft shackles in the...

    Got my ridgeline and toggle soft shackles in the mail today. Very nice work, especially the button/stopper knot on the "fixed" end of the ridgeline. While I had ordered the double toggle version (I...
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    FS: I'll take it. More of our Scouts are trying...

    I'll take it. More of our Scouts are trying hammock camping, so it'll be good to have a spare.
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    I have a DIY UQ made from a Tribe Provisions...

    I have a DIY UQ made from a Tribe Provisions "Adventure Blanket" (only $20, but almost 2 lbs. and bulky). Last Summer, I used that underneath and a TexSport fleece sleeping bag liner as a TQ and was...
  31. Well, one reason would be to allow you to easily...

    Well, one reason would be to allow you to easily detach one side of the tarp and flip it over to the other. Maybe I'm the only weirdo doing that, though. On my winter tarp, I don't foresee...
  32. What's your general opinion on the Pine Quilt? I...

    What's your general opinion on the Pine Quilt? I have a 20* set of HG Econ quilts (incubator & burrow) which works great in cold weather. This past weekend, temps only got down to about 50* at night,...
  33. Thread: Cost to go UL

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    Hay Carumba! Almost a pound and a half for a bug...

    Hay Carumba! Almost a pound and a half for a bug net! Dutch's Bottom Entry (aka: Fronkey) bug net is just under 6 ounces and only ~$12 more than the ENO bug net.
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    Thanks...main reason I didn't just go Google it...

    Thanks...main reason I didn't just go Google it is that I'm a work. But, I found myself waiting for a huge file copy to finish and with nothing else to do, popped over to Dutch's site. Grabbed a few...
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    While I do love the lightness of Dutch's...

    While I do love the lightness of Dutch's hardware, those Dutch hooks are a pain to get the line into or out of when you're fingers are a bit numb/raw after scrambling over rocks for an hour. I just...
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    You mean something like this: ...

    You mean something like this:
    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Trail-Multi-Purpose-Tarp-with-Removable-Screens/895570759
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    I recently switched my corner tie-outs to Micro...

    I recently switched my corner tie-outs to Micro Cord but have only gotten out to the field with it a couple times so far. It's too tiny for splicing, so I just make a loop on each end of a 6-8'...
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    I do have one of those slip-type setups, but...

    I do have one of those slip-type setups, but rarely use it because it lets the camera flop around a bit too much. I've used holster-style bags in the past and wasn't a big fan, but having watched a...
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    Thanks for all the replies. I'm specifically...

    Thanks for all the replies. I'm specifically thinking about where/how to keep the camera while hiking to keep it accessible but secure. In camp, I'll either have in hand or hanging from my OpTech...
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    weight capacity of mini biners?

    I brought some of SLD's mini biners a few months back. Anyone know what the weight limit/capacity of them is? I'm thinking of using them to suspend my DSLR (Pentax K-70, about 2 pounds with lens). I...
  41. WTT: Dutchware netless (standard width) color swap

    I have a standard width Hexon 1.6 Dutchware netless in coyote brown. It's in excellent condition and has only been slept in maybe a dozen nights.

    I'd like to swap it for the same item in either...
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    I have a set of 20 degree HG Econs in Moroccan...

    I have a set of 20 degree HG Econs in Moroccan blue with gray inners. Very nice color combo and fantastic quilts. I have not yet used them in mosquito weather, so I can't comment on that factor yet....
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    Integrated pseudo-soft shackle?

    Any reason this wouldn't work? Basically, I pulled the end of a piece of amsteel through itself to make a loop (adding a nylon washer to prevent it from pulling through completely), then added a...
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    Hammock pillow

    I got one of Hammock Gear's small pillows a while back and found that it's just the right size to squish down behind the back of my neck. The only problem is it's a bit slippery, so I made a pillow...
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    Yes, fleece is going to be a bit heavier and...

    Yes, fleece is going to be a bit heavier and possibly bulkier, but it is cheap. Also, for reference, the "synthetic silk" (polyester) bag liner I have is 5.7 ounces and the stuff sack is about the...
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    In warmer weather, I use either a fleece sleeping...

    In warmer weather, I use either a fleece sleeping bag or a synthetic silk bag liner, or both together, depending on conditions. The fleece bag is especially nice in humid weather as it does a good...
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    It's all yours, but I goofed on the length of...

    It's all yours, but I goofed on the length of zing-it I had left. See PM for details.
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    Tato tarp connectors and some Zing-it

    No photos, but if you're reading this thread, you probably know what Tato tarp connectors are. I thought these would be perfect for me, but the "T" part is too big to fit through the D-rings on...
  49. external pole mod attachment material and length

    I'm adding a set of external poles to a HG Voyage tarp (similar design to Superfly, but about 4-5" narrower). What I'm unsure of is the best way to connect the ends to the side panel pullouts. I have...
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    Sweet! I try to cook one meal a month in one of...

    Camp style of course~~~~[/QUOTE]

    Sweet! I try to cook one meal a month in one of mine, even at home. Every year, I make Alton Brown's overnight cinnamon rolls in my aluminum (1970s vintage) DO ...
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