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    For all-around, Iím like others and use 4 mini...

    For all-around, Iím like others and use 4 mini groundhogs for the main corners. I also carry a couple of shepherds hooks for the doors and right now Iím carrying 2 Dutch carbon fiber stakes just to...
  2. To me, my order of priorities are: Cost...

    To me, my order of priorities are:
    Cost
    Packability
    Weight

    I like what Dynema has to offer, but since I only make it out 4-6 times a year, the cost and lower pack volume of Silpoly fit my needs...
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    Good luck on your thru hike. Yes, hammocks and...

    Good luck on your thru hike. Yes, hammocks and tarps arenít plug and go like a tent is, but that is countered by the vast options you have of pitching in different conditions.

    I donít have the...
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    Weíve been noticing it here on the Chesapeake as...

    Weíve been noticing it here on the Chesapeake as well. A few cold nights, but until this weekend nothing sustained.

    This happened a couple of year ago and we thought we were going to end up with...
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    I just realized I will be out of town for a...

    I just realized I will be out of town for a company meeting the week before the cleanup. I might still be able to make it Saturday, just depends on what I may have missed at home after being away for...
  6. Perfect, thank you for the reply. That may be...

    Perfect, thank you for the reply. That may be what I try next then.

    Always appreciate your feedback.


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  7. How do you deal with the Kevlar straps rolling up...

    How do you deal with the Kevlar straps rolling up and not laying flat? Iím currently using UMHWPE straps and the one thing I cant stand is how bad they roll up. Is Kevlar any better?


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    This is where keeping your foot end slightly...

    This is where keeping your foot end slightly elevated helps.

    As for lip protection, I get severely chapped lips when my nose is runny in the cold. Someone on here turned me on to Dermatone a...
  9. Personally, I would hang on to the Silpoly, at...

    Personally, I would hang on to the Silpoly, at least thru a couple of trips. You might find you like the sil for some situations. If not, 6 months waiting shouldnít hurt your chances of selling it,...
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    Iím allergic....... To uptight people. Too...

    Iím allergic.......


    To uptight people. Too much of that during the week, no need for it on the weekends.


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    I think I can make it that weekend. Iíve been...

    I think I can make it that weekend. Iíve been told no outings for January, but my daughter will be limited to what she can do riding wise in February so I got a release for a weekend during that...
  12. https://youtu.be/Hs3x5pTyASQ Sent from my...

    https://youtu.be/Hs3x5pTyASQ


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  13. Most top quilts have a pad attachment strap...

    Most top quilts have a pad attachment strap accessory. With those, the side of the quilt are ďattachedĒ to the top side of the pad and tuck in underneath you. That way the quilt doesnít drop down...
  14. I tried this method with a new 40L pack and...

    I tried this method with a new 40L pack and shoulder season setup on an overnighter and I have to admit it worked quite well. I was a little worried just because quilts are expensive, but youíre...
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    Reminds me of a wild plant class I took once. ...

    Reminds me of a wild plant class I took once.

    How to tell the difference between a mushroom and toadstool? Eat it before going to bed. If you wake up, itís a mushroom. If you donít.......
  16. Interesting. My luck my quilts would be destroyed...

    Interesting. My luck my quilts would be destroyed in a week, but you have given me (a lot) to think on. Thanks for your insight!


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  17. So your Dodd is simply loose with your quilts...

    So your Dodd is simply loose with your quilts basically wrapped around separated days? You donít have any worries about messing up your quilts?


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  18. Thanks for the input, I thought I remembered you...

    Thanks for the input, I thought I remembered you having one in your list. Iím a side sleeper as well and the Neo Air has seemed comfortable (enough) the few times Iíve used it so far.


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  19. Beautiful, thankee. I might have to try this. ...

    Beautiful, thankee. I might have to try this.


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  20. The Lapp looks straight forward enough, Iím just...

    The Lapp looks straight forward enough, Iím just trying to understand how you actually tie this onto a CL. The only way I can figure is you pass your hand thru the loop, wrap the strap around the CL,...
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    Then Iím completely at a loss with everything...

    Then Iím completely at a loss with everything else youíve tried. I really thought the VB attempt would be the solution.


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    How about the down itself, does it feel damp or...

    How about the down itself, does it feel damp or just the fabric. Youíve pretty much ruled out everything except for something in the actual construction of this TQ. Did you use the same down in other...
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    Iíve been trying to keep up with this thread, and...

    Iíve been trying to keep up with this thread, and just wanted to confirm this is with the same top quilt every time, correct?

    If so, then maybe thatís the issue. Maybe thereís just something about...
  24. Thank you for the reply. I was mainly concerned...

    Thank you for the reply. I was mainly concerned with how well the tarp handles high winds when using a ridgeline, seems like you didnít have any issues and thatís great to hear. Based on your use of...
  25. Thanks for all the feedback and information you...

    Thanks for all the feedback and information you have on your LDH posts. Iím trying to work on a similar type setup just so I have something prepared should I ever do any hiking where a tarp would...
  26. I tend to prefer wider packs as well, but I...

    I tend to prefer wider packs as well, but I realize thatís not the current trend because most people want more arm movement. But the reality is a wider pack keeps more weight centered on your back. ...
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    Iíve just been using ZingIt. I realize itís right...

    Iíve just been using ZingIt. I realize itís right on the verge of being too thin and in wet/windy conditions I need to throw a slip hitch to keep it from slipping, but it keeps me from having...
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    Iíve been using the Line Lock Kook is almost...

    Iíve been using the Line Lock Kook is almost exclusively and use them exactly as Dutch suggests on my Superfly. It comes with much larger tie-out loops that the Hooks wonít fit into, so I looped both...
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    Is an uq protector needed with a Superfly

    A others have mentioned, the Super Fly can be pitched low enough to the ground that rain and wind are rarely a problem, so no you donít ďneedĒ a UQP.

    Along with the aforementioned benefits, the...
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    Iíve used true compression bags before, my 0į...

    Iíve used true compression bags before, my 0į Econ Incubator fits in a 10L. Iím currently making some DIY packing pods like Hyperlight Mountain Gear sells and I think they will compress my quilts...
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    Thanks for the heads up. It would be a real shame...

    Thanks for the heads up. It would be a real shame if these were fully discontinued.


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    Got it, makes sense. Iíve thought about these...

    Got it, makes sense. Iíve thought about these things as well, and though Iím a solo camper Iíve worked out some contingencies:

    The Warbonnet Superfly works GREAT as a ground shelter. If anything,...
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    I like your thought process, but what Iím not...

    I like your thought process, but what Iím not understanding is why you would want to use your underquilt as a sleeping bag when you already have a top quilt, Most of which are equally suited for...
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    I just got my first 40į Phoenix as well. This is...

    I just got my first 40į Phoenix as well. This is my first 3/4 and I was wondering about the cold feet, but I found that for 40į and higher my quilt was perfectly warm enough.

    A couple of weeks...
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    Sorry, not against you at all. Their vague...

    Sorry, not against you at all.


    Their vague answers are because they canít make a firm statement without opening themselves up for lawsuits. If they give a definitive answer then someone it...
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    One word: Lawyers. (Or lawsuits, take your...

    One word:

    Lawyers. (Or lawsuits, take your pick.)


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  37. Morning routine in the hammock is something I...

    Morning routine in the hammock is something I need to work on. Might need to practice in the backyard a few times. ****.


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    If this ends up being MLK weekend or the...

    If this ends up being MLK weekend or the following weekend I might try and make the trip down. The main downside is the long drive from where I am, but it sounds like a grand event.


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    I should be available then, Iím out of town the...

    I should be available then, Iím out of town the first week of February but should be back that weekend. The only Hangul would be any competitions my daughters might get scheduled between now and...
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    Merry Christmas, Dutch! Sent from my iPhone...

    Merry Christmas, Dutch!


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    A filter that has been ďbrokenĒ due to freezing...

    A filter that has been ďbrokenĒ due to freezing still allows water to pass through. The issue of that the micro pores may have split and are now larger than spec and allow contaminants thru. Thereís...
  42. Thank you Space Weasel! A couple of goodies...

    Thank you Space Weasel!

    A couple of goodies from our vendor community: a Perfect Pouch from Dutch and a Hangtime Hook from Ridgeline Media.

    Then my Secret Space Weasel hooked me up with DIY...
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    That certainly makes making your bed a lot...

    That certainly makes making your bed a lot easier.


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    Spot on. She swapped out an MHG pack for a...

    Spot on. She swapped out an MHG pack for a different brand during her PCT hike because it didnít fit her properly. That was well over a year ago and judging by how many packs they are selling (and...
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    Iíve used the Gemini setup described in the DIY...

    Iíve used the Gemini setup described in the DIY section to take a 20* top quilt down to 2*. Worked extremely well.

    As Lenovia mentioned, at the very least ripping the short seams make a big...
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    Thatís something that has become a recent...

    Thatís something that has become a recent interest of mine. Although in MD it doesnít really get cold enough for long enough to get the full effect.




    Oh yes, the wormhole of hot tents, as I...
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    That would actually be a great collaboration! ...

    That would actually be a great collaboration!

    I watched her latest video announcing the switch to hammocks, and she admitted that she was trying too much new stuff at the same time and that she...
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    Nice review. I started eyeing those, when they...

    Nice review. I started eyeing those, when they came out, they just bumped up a notch in my wish list. Thanks!


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    Iíve had the black one on its own down to the...

    Iíve had the black one on its own down to the single digits. Iíve never been out any colder than that so I canít vouch for how much extra you get with doubling them up.

    I do know you need a...
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    Thatís what Iíve been using in backyard tests and...

    Thatís what Iíve been using in backyard tests and they work great. Theyíre a LITTLE heavy, but not terribly so. Iím thinking of getting a set of rain gear from Light Heart gear. They have Silpoly...
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