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    Perhaps this thread should be retitled "Hanging...

    Perhaps this thread should be retitled "Hanging WITH kids?" ... Jus sayin

    -Klauss
  2. I've been using the AcuRite for over two years...

    I've been using the AcuRite for over two years now with no problems whatsoever, plus I'm still on the original battery!

    I figure, why does it need to be wasting the battery monitoring temps when...
  3. Simple adjustable triangle thingie substitute

    After an unsuccessful attempt to turn my IX-UQ into an IX-IQ, I restrung my quilt suspension and tried to figure out how to best eliminate the air leakage at the ends. "Triangle Thingies" came to...
  4. Wow, amazing trip & video as always! Thanks for...

    Wow, amazing trip & video as always! Thanks for the "invite."

    My daughter, the same age, is starting to lose interest in Dad-time like this. Ahh, great memories though. Take every moment you...
  5. UPDATE: Overnight test complete.

    Alrighty then, Did a full 7-hrs overnight using my IX-IQ with a balmy low of 52 and light wind. Here's what I learned:

    The IX-IQ feels instantly warm when you lie down. I was comfortable all...
  6. Ok, I'll be spending a full night in my hammy,...

    Ok, I'll be spending a full night in my hammy, testing the IX- lQ to make sure if condensation (sweat) is an issue or not. So far everything's been fine, but with the low only in the mid fiftys, this...
  7. That was my first concern because I've noticed...

    That was my first concern because I've noticed that with pads. But so far not with multiple IX layers - not sure why.

    Definitely will require more testing :cool:

    -Klauss
  8. Yes it would, and I had the same thought. But I...

    Yes it would, and I had the same thought. But I think it would be best if the IQ is not permanently attached to the hammock, for reasons of packability and temperature changes. Hmmm...

    After a...
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    Nice - Love the color! Now go make yerself a...

    Nice - Love the color!

    Now go make yerself a ridgeline! :shades:

    -Klauss
  10. In response to several PMs, I'll try to get some...

    In response to several PMs, I'll try to get some pics tonight. And hopfully a full night of testing - looks kinda windy! ;)

    -Klauss
  11. IX-IQ ??? Maybe we've had this all wrong

    For several years now I've been using and enjoying my DIY IX-UQ, made from 4 layers of large screen TV wrap plus an outer shell of material very similar to what an UQ protector is made from. I've...
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    There might be something I'm missing, but I've...

    There might be something I'm missing, but I've never understood why folks use a continuous ridge line, either over or under. Don't we want to pull the tarp itself tight along its ridge? Then hook a...
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    I made a little Tyvek bag for my stakes & ridge...

    I made a little Tyvek bag for my stakes & ridge lines. It's tough enough that I don't worry about the stakes pushing through, so the bag gets rolled into the tarp when it's packed up.

    -Klauss
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    Well thank the Lord I'm off tomorrow (!!!) so I'm...

    Well thank the Lord I'm off tomorrow (!!!) so I'm hanging tonight! Yup, low in the mid-40's and no alarm clock on Monday morning should be just about perfect. No new gear at the moment, just a...
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    :lol: -Klauss

    :lol:
    -Klauss
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    I've been getting along just wonderful with my...

    I've been getting along just wonderful with my DIY organizer made from a mesh pocket from an old backpack and some ripstop nylon. I use prussik knots to lock it tightly on the RL so it doesn't sag,...
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    I usually use a small pillow, maybe 6x10, that I...

    I usually use a small pillow, maybe 6x10, that I DIY'd from a larger one. I guess you'd call it a neck pillow.

    Another option I go to when space is at a premium is an inflatable pillow made with...
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    Very nice! I did something similar last...

    Very nice!

    I did something similar last summer, using fiberglass tent poles cut down to about 8". Not as light as yours I'm sure, but they've worked well.

    -Mike
  19. Nice work! And I agree with the advantages of...

    Nice work! And I agree with the advantages of leaving the guy outs attached to the stakes.

    -Klauss
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    WELCOME! from southern VA, although I was born in...

    WELCOME! from southern VA, although I was born in Harrisburg! My father was the assistant conductor of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra years ago, and actually founded the Harrisburg Youth Symphony...
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    YES! THIS !!! I've never understood why this...

    YES! THIS !!!

    I've never understood why this hasn't caught on like wildfire - ?!? Absolutely secure with no way to slip. This is all I've ever used and I have yet to find a better way.
    ...
  22. Raos, you know the old saying, "Sometimes it's...

    Raos, you know the old saying, "Sometimes it's not what you say, it's how you say it" ...?

    We've got a good thing going here with our cottage vendors and with all aspects of this forum. Not the...
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    Haha :lol: (and WELCOME!) -Klauss

    Haha :lol:

    (and WELCOME!)

    -Klauss
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    NO. They're titanium. Ferizzle :laugh: ...

    NO.
    They're titanium.
    Ferizzle :laugh:



    JohnD,
    Cool idea! But I wonder if your guy line's already in tension, can you pull enough to make the loop?

    I'm thinking someone else on here...
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    I gotcha, makes perfect sense. Just thought it...

    I gotcha, makes perfect sense. Just thought it sounded funny like "start with warm water to get your stove going..." :shades:

    -Klauss
  26. Great vid as always! Love the "hot tarp" setup....

    Great vid as always! Love the "hot tarp" setup.

    -Klauss
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    Ahh, so that's pre-coffee Rob, huh? :lol: ...

    Ahh, so that's pre-coffee Rob, huh? :lol:

    Great job, looks like you're well-prepared. I like that snap idea - hafta try that on my DIY TQ.
    Any idea on temps? Was the wind a problem? Can't say...
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    Hey there, joefbtg28, GOOD STUFF! Thank you. ...

    Hey there, joefbtg28, GOOD STUFF! Thank you.


    Hmmm, sounds like the ol' catch-22. Where do you get this lukewarm water before you thaw your fuel? :sneaky:


    So that's like 40 BELOW zero?!?...
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    WTB: Actually ... :rolleyes: If you look closely at...

    Actually ... :rolleyes:
    If you look closely at my pic, you'll see the prusik knots and the organizer can be separated. The line that runs thru the top of the organizer has a knot tied on each end. ...
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    WTB: When I made mine, I was concerned about it...

    When I made mine, I was concerned about it scrunching-up and sagging, but I still wanted to be able to move it up or down the ridge line. I just used some black paracord to add small prussik knots...
  31. Yup, what they all said ^^^ GREAT STUFF! ...

    Yup, what they all said ^^^ GREAT STUFF!

    MoMo's "saddle bags" must not have been too heavy - the way she bounces around, they didn't seem to slow her down. I assume she carries her own bed &...
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    When I made my IX-UQ I realized I didn't have...

    When I made my IX-UQ I realized I didn't have enough shock cord to go the whole way around. So I used braided mason line to run the length of both sides of the hammock, then transitioned to shock...
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    Ok, you win! (Dirtbag!) :shades: -Klauss

    Ok, you win! (Dirtbag!) :shades:

    -Klauss
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    I LIKE! -Klauss

    I LIKE!

    -Klauss
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    I'm going the other direction, having recently...

    I'm going the other direction, having recently removed the tensioners from my tarp. Here's why: The shock cord I've used seemed too wimpy and elastic tubing was too bulky. I changed all my guy...
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    Wow, that's a beautiful area! Great views and...

    Wow, that's a beautiful area! Great views and water features!
    That's an awesome hiking buddy you've got there, too.

    Thanks for taking the effort to share it with us...

    -Klauss
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    Can't upload video to MEDIA LIBRARY

    It's always worked in the past, but now I can't upload a video into the Media Library.

    It accepts the YouTube URL and retrieves the video info just fine. After typing my title and the...
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    Great vid Hangandy, thanks. To keep it simple,...

    Great vid Hangandy, thanks.

    To keep it simple, I've always used a MSH in the line and a trail stick. There's never a shortage of sticks and I'd probably lose the dog bone.

    -Klauss
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    "It all adds up" applies here, given the item...

    "It all adds up" applies here, given the item count that most of us need to carry in order to be prepared for an overnighter or a thru-hike.

    I questioned the same thing at first. But after my...
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    Dave Collins' CleverHiker.com is one of the new...

    Dave Collins' CleverHiker.com is one of the new channels that really hit the ground running. Good info and professionally done.

    -Klauss
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    Congrats! This bug won't pass quickly ......

    Congrats!

    This bug won't pass quickly ... trust me (us.)

    -Klauss
  42. Looks like pro-work to me! Beautiful! Thanks...

    Looks like pro-work to me! Beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing the trip with us.

    -Klauss
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    That, my friend, is a righteous setup! Seems...

    That, my friend, is a righteous setup! Seems like it's doin the job well.

    Thanks for the great video.

    -Klauss
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    WELCOME! Ahh, a Ural! Sign me, "Jealous in...

    WELCOME!

    Ahh, a Ural!

    Sign me, "Jealous in Danville"
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    Hey there, Vance -- WELCOME to the high life! ...

    Hey there, Vance -- WELCOME to the high life!

    If you're like the rest of us, you'll never have your setup all "sorted out." There's always something new coming down the trail (so to speak.) It's...
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    Welcome Hawk i (don't think I've said that...

    Welcome Hawk i (don't think I've said that yet...)

    Looks like a sucessfull first trip. Sounds as though you're right on track with the learning curve that we've all been through. Any other...
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    Cool trip, that was fun to watch! I'd be...

    Cool trip, that was fun to watch!

    I'd be thrilled to see armadillos around here, haha

    -Klauss
  48. Shweeeeet! :) Wonderful pics and a great trip...

    Shweeeeet! :)

    Wonderful pics and a great trip report, thanks! Funny how Mother Nature knos when you're (not) ready for rain, haha.

    -Klauss
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    Haha :lol: Yup, I like that! (your stuff sack...

    Haha :lol:

    Yup, I like that! (your stuff sack -- not the "carpet"!)
    I might have missed it, but how big is it? Diameter? I'm looking at this thing thinking, "Dude, that could double as a dirty...
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    Mine is a 4-layer with a ripstop outer shell only...

    Mine is a 4-layer with a ripstop outer shell only -- exposed foam on the inside. I've had it down to 22 while hanging beside a stream in PA last winter, and I don't consider myself a warm sleeper....
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