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    I have the same idea. What I did was hang in the...

    I have the same idea. What I did was hang in the hammock/place some stuff in it and measured the width at the head, foot, and middle. I plan to use these point as fixed points and make a rough...
  2. This is my review for the original Quarter Dome...

    This is my review for the original Quarter Dome Air Hammock:

    Excellent beginners bridge hammock
    Over the weekend I had my first chance to take out the REI Quarter Dome Air bridge hammock...
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    I stand between 2 trees with my hiking poles...

    I stand between 2 trees with my hiking poles pointed at the trees. If they are about 1-2 feet from each tree it's perfect for me. You can obviously adjust this technique based on your pole length,...
  4. Thread: Speed Tips

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    I use colored hair ties for my suspension. Red...

    I use colored hair ties for my suspension. Red for head and blue for foot. The other advantage of hair ties is the elastic is enclosed so it doesn't break down as quickly from exposure to light and ...
  5. Thread: Speed Tips

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    I agree with most of the comments. Practice...

    I agree with most of the comments.

    Practice setting up and tearing down so you can do it in the dark by feel, i.e., everything should come out in the order you need it and you should be able to...
  6. Thread: Cramps

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    I use dehydrated banana chips. They are easy to...

    I use dehydrated banana chips. They are easy to make if you have a dehydrator and easier to just buy. I get mine at Aldi. I eat them at dinner as desert or as a snack on the trail.

    I used to be...
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    I don't see how using it in between layers would...

    I don't see how using it in between layers would be any better because the voids still aren't filled. Sure, you'd have a thin membrane covering both the top and bottom but I'd expect cold to go...
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    Sticky: A DIY fleece bag sounds like something that would...

    A DIY fleece bag sounds like something that would be quick to make and keep you warm and snugly. I think I'll make one. Currently I've just been wrapping a Buff or microfiber towel around it which is...
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    The problem I have with the Inertia is that it's...

    The problem I have with the Inertia is that it's designed for use with a sleeping bag to fill those cutouts. When I use a pad in my hammock I don't use a UQ so the only thing between me and the cold...
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    Sticky: Same. I have recently acquired a stainless steel...

    Same. I have recently acquired a stainless steel Nalgene that should allow me to just put it on the stove, heat the water, and just close the cap (really tight) without having to transfer the water...
  11. Separate. I like the ability to store them in the...

    Separate. I like the ability to store them in the outside pouch when they get wet. I'm always slightly concerned that I'll forget to bring them or leave them on the trees but so far that hasn't...
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    I was with you until this part. I'm a bit...

    I was with you until this part. I'm a bit confused about why the REI isn't a bridge.
  13. My take away from that situation would be a bit...

    My take away from that situation would be a bit different. Since the essential problem was a lack of tree straps, I would fix that problem rather than go to ground by carrying a backup CCF pad. As a...
  14. I like to divide my gear into two categories:...

    I like to divide my gear into two categories: essential and nice-to-have. For the essential, I ask myself what would happen if one of those items failed. For example, if my headlamp failed. What if...
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    Reflective tracers are really handy at night so...

    Reflective tracers are really handy at night so you don't run into your lines. Non-reflective tracers aren't really useful to most of us. The tracer doesn't even have to be externally visible...
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    Apparently I was misinformed. I just received my...

    Apparently I was misinformed. I just received my shipment today and I got one red spool and one green spool. The green seems to have a slightly lime green tracer in it which is invisible if you are...
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    The page for the tracer seems to be gone. I...

    The page for the tracer seems to be gone. I believe they were selling both solid colors (at full price) and some of the spools of tracers at a discount. I think you got lucky and somebody sent you a...
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    I had an issue with PayPal when I placed my order...

    I had an issue with PayPal when I placed my order so I gave them a call to make sure I wasn't charged twice. Since I was talking to them anyway, I asked about the color and that's when they said it...
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    Just so you know, the color (red, green) is the...

    Just so you know, the color (red, green) is the color of the tracer -- not the color of the cord. It still may be useful to have two different identifiable cords. And since you get free shipping by...
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    Just pulled the trigger on this. They have both...

    Just pulled the trigger on this. They have both the red and the green tracers on sale (but the red is going fast). Just got off the phone with these guys and they said this was Amsteel with no...
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    I wash mine using a machine with an agitator but...

    I wash mine using a machine with an agitator but I put it on gentle cycle. The major concern with the agitator is ripping the quilt but I've never had any problems with using it -- it's stronger than...
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    I find that sometimes I need earplugs when the...

    I find that sometimes I need earplugs when the birds just won't shut up but I eventually got used to the sounds of the woods. I'm not sure I would have if I always used my earplugs. I bring them...
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    I have the bugnet version and even when I don't...

    I have the bugnet version and even when I don't need it, I deploy it about 2 feet which gives me an area that's protected on the sides so anything in that area can't fall out of the hammock, no...
  24. Thread: Down Allergy?

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    I was going to suggest washing in a fragrance...

    I was going to suggest washing in a fragrance free/additive free laundry detergent but I'm guessing you probably already switched to that if you were hospitalized for laundry detergent.
  25. Thread: DOWN QUESTION

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    You are absolutely correct. What I was trying to...

    You are absolutely correct. What I was trying to convey was that because a single down tuft can be small in the noticeable part but still cover a lot of area, you may not see a lot when you look...
  26. Thread: DOWN QUESTION

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    You might also consider that the fill rating is...

    You might also consider that the fill rating is mostly an average. Also, the down tufts can be very small (if you've got good down) and there may be more down in the areas that don't look like they...
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    I like the idea. My last trip was raining and my...

    I like the idea. My last trip was raining and my pillow slipped out of the hammock and got wet so I'm looking for a way to keep the pillow in the hammock or at least if it flips out it doesn't hit...
  28. Also pitching higher and wider gives you more...

    Also pitching higher and wider gives you more room under the tarp so the spreader bars don't touch. Also, if you tarp is made of a durable material, it takes a lot of rubbing or poking to affect it....
  29. [QUOTE=TxAggie;1974647]It hasnt been four years,...

    [QUOTE=TxAggie;1974647]It hasnt been four years, but I understand that its not as often as I would like. Most of the time for me its simply family commitments. Sure, I could just tell my wife Im...
  30. It's not really important to you. I don't mean...

    It's not really important to you.

    I don't mean that in a bad way, but its just that everybody has lots of things they'd love to do but an infinite amount of excuses to avoid doing it. I'd like to...
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    I have had a hot water bottle leak and it will...

    I have had a hot water bottle leak and it will instantly soak through a Costco down quilt. There is no water repellent at all although you should be able to add some. Didn't really notice any...
  32. Poll: Line loc 3's. I actually have both at each...

    Line loc 3's. I actually have both at each attachment point to allow additional flexibility at the cost of some grams. I find it quicker to set up and easier to adjust. Being able to adjust in the...
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    I leave my lines attached to my DIY tarp to which...

    I leave my lines attached to my DIY tarp to which I've added Velcro loops at each point. It takes me a minute or two to figure-8 the lines and then open the Velcro and wrap it around the lines. I...
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    I use a Klymit V UL in my RidgeRunner and notice...

    I use a Klymit V UL in my RidgeRunner and notice the ridges more if the pad is fully inflated. It seems to allow a bit of cold to creep into my back last night when it was 64 degrees but it wasn't...
  35. That was my first though as well. I really like...

    That was my first though as well. I really like KAMSnaps but they can put significant stress on the fabric when un-snapping.
  36. You can get glow-in-the-dark KAMSnaps

    You can get glow-in-the-dark KAMSnaps
  37. Just out of curiosity, when you are sleeping on...

    Just out of curiosity, when you are sleeping on your side, how much extra quilt fabric do you have. If you only have an inch or two on each side, the problem might not be attaching the TQ to the pad...
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    I use a Tyvek sheet but when it's really raining...

    I use a Tyvek sheet but when it's really raining and the ground is very muddy I just give up. Then I'll just keep everything in my hammock (love thee RR pockets) or my pack and they only things that...
  39. I don't know about one with a ridgeline but I can...

    I don't know about one with a ridgeline but I can assure you that's it's possible to flip one. When I was first starting out, I set up my GE hammock between two trees and it was before I knew about...
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    I use an Xacto knife but I have several Olfa...

    I use an Xacto knife but I have several Olfa rotary cutters but I use them for fabric.

    I learned a technique when I was doing quilts. Always keep the rotary blade covered, i.e., pick up the...
  41. Nope. I'd keep it in a sealed container to...

    Nope. I'd keep it in a sealed container to prevent evaporation but it should remain good. I don't believe it breaks down in sunlight. The only reason you need to reapply it is because rubbing will...
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    It's the easiest to make (in my opinion) and the...

    It's the easiest to make (in my opinion) and the instructions are really good. A nice place to start your experimentation.
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    I wash my TQ in my top loading washing machine...

    I wash my TQ in my top loading washing machine and use my dryer with a couple of balls to fluff it up. You are not supposed to use a top loader and only use the larger commercial machines but I've...
  44. I have the dual layer RR and have been using it...

    I have the dual layer RR and have been using it with a down filled pad. It got down to 28 degrees and I didn't notice at all. It's *much* easier to slide the pad in between the layers without having...
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    My solution was to tie one end to the top of the...

    My solution was to tie one end to the top of the stairs bannister and the other end to the bottom of the stair bannister on the opposite side. It was a slight pain to have to duck under the tarp...
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    I'm with you. I use red/blue biners to...

    I'm with you. I use red/blue biners to distinguish head/foot ends. I like the white tyvek staging area because you can see everything and it's obvious when you've packed it all up. I also dipped my...
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    I'm 5' 11" and I hang it at eye height or a bit...

    I'm 5' 11" and I hang it at eye height or a bit lower, probably more like neck height. I generally target about 30 degrees but a bit more isn't bad. I find the RR very forgiving of your hang angle. I...
  48. I'm glad you mentioned your Compass app didn't...

    I'm glad you mentioned your Compass app didn't have a level because that's where I always go to check my hang. I had no idea that they moved the level to a separate Measure app. I'm glad I found this...
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    At first I thought this was the silliest post...

    At first I thought this was the silliest post but, not to be judgmental, I gave it some thought.

    One of the things I thought of was the Thermarest NeoAir Jembe Seat Kit...
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    Your feet may get wet from sweat but since the...

    Your feet may get wet from sweat but since the moisture can't evaporate (because of the barrier) they won't get cooled by evaporator cooling.
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