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    Awesome! I remember the truck coming down the...

    Awesome! I remember the truck coming down the drive at gradma's house on the river. "Come-on kids, everyone inside."
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    Tried that once.....woke up in a...

    Tried that once.....woke up in a panic.:scared::laugh:

    Last couple times out in the cold I've noticed the bugnet actually retains some body heat in the hammock. Thinking about building an over...
  3. Thread: Dogs

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    My border collie, 30 lbs. soaking wet, would...

    My border collie, 30 lbs. soaking wet, would carry all his gear and food, and all my food, and still kick my butt up the trail. He'd curl up to practically nothing in the tent too. I miss that dog....
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    If it doesn't breath? Hell, I get frozen...

    If it doesn't breath? Hell, I get frozen condensation on my mosquito netting when the temps are cold enough. Short of nothing at all, I don't think you can get much more breathable than that.:laugh:
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    Ah, I see. I grabbed the formula from the copy...

    Ah, I see. I grabbed the formula from the copy (fourth tab) and pasted it in. Assuming it's correct it should be good. Hope I'm not the one who screwed it up in the first place.
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    This one is the estimated dimensions of the quilt...

    This one is the estimated dimensions of the quilt I'm building:

    103479

    14oz. may be right, but it just seems to be stuck on that number.


    This one I increased the baffle height and over...
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    I'm doing something wrong or the spread sheet...

    I'm doing something wrong or the spread sheet seems to be messed up. Can't get it to calculate the amount of down.:crying
  8. Poll: Just finished sewing the shell of my first TQ. I...

    Just finished sewing the shell of my first TQ. I used a zipper for the footbox so it would seal up fairly tight when closed. I wanted to be able to lay the quilt out flat in case I had to warm up a...
  9. Thread: Bury length?

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    http://www.samsonrope.com/Documents/Splice%20Instr...

    http://www.samsonrope.com/Documents/Splice%20Instructions/12Strand_C2_Whoopie_Sling_AmSteel_AmSteel-Blue_WEB.pdf
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    I'm going to try and get away without a...

    I'm going to try and get away without a drawstring or closure at the top unless I hear an overwhelming "It won't work." Figure I can add it later if needed and would prefer not to have a cord or...
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    Thanks Scotty, I appreciate the insight. Funny,...

    Thanks Scotty, I appreciate the insight. Funny, I'm thinking about doing some darts for differential at the shoulders to help the quilt tuck around me at the open end better, but leave the foot end...
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    Yeah but, I'm asking about a Top Quilt. I...

    Yeah but, I'm asking about a Top Quilt. I understand the need for differential cut in an underquilt. Is it common or necessary in a topquilt? Most I've seen in the DIY section here seem to be built...
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    I use a Tadpole over my HH Expedition hammock....

    I use a Tadpole over my HH Expedition hammock. The 132" ridgeline is plenty long enough in my opinion. My tarp is the most basic option but I have a winter tarp as well with doors if I'm out for that...
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    ????? This would start to concern me. Is...

    ?????

    This would start to concern me. Is "slightly" a little less of a silky feel as the coating starts to wear, or is there an actual change in the mechanical properties of the fiber?
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    What is it about your bag that is not packable? ...

    What is it about your bag that is not packable?

    Maybe look at some of the el-cheapo stuff at Wallyworld etc. for a bag that will work temporarily as a packable top quilt, and if you can make it...
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    Do quilts like HG's Burrow and UGQ Flight Jacket...

    Do quilts like HG's Burrow and UGQ Flight Jacket use differential cut baffles?

    I see what you're saying with the drawings, but in reality wouldn't the scenario in the top drawing act differently...
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    Ah, ok. Hadn't seen UGQ's new quilt either. So...

    Ah, ok. Hadn't seen UGQ's new quilt either. So there doesn't seem to be a real down side to running longitudinal baffles other than maybe harder to sew?

    Boston, What size did you make your...
  18. After finally having a chance to use the winter...

    After finally having a chance to use the winter tarp I made, I was surprised at how much heat it holds with the doors closed up tight. First time I used it was 9* low with a 20mph wind. Even with a...
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    Baffled by Baffles.

    I'm in the planning stage of making a top quilt and am wondering what the advantages and disadvantages of different baffle arrangements are.

    I notice that most of the top quilts I see use a...
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    HG uses Epsilon as an outer shell for their...

    HG uses Epsilon as an outer shell for their quilts. I own one. No issues with down coming through on that side. Ripstop by the Roll lists Epsilon as downproof as well.

    Just ordered a few yards of...
  21. Glad you got it worked out. Hope you like it as...

    Glad you got it worked out. Hope you like it as much as I like mine!
  22. Yes they do, or at least they did, just ask. They...

    Yes they do, or at least they did, just ask. They can only list so many options on their website without it getting confusing. A 10* incubator has approx. 2 more oz. of down and a baffle height that...
  23. Why not get a 10*?

    Why not get a 10*?
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    The Looney is trending back as of two days ago....

    The Looney is trending back as of two days ago. Got down to 1.28 against the USD, at 1.24 today. Might not be so bad in a week or two. Worked out well for my trip to Quebec last weekend...
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    Can you get someone to help adjust it while you...

    Can you get someone to help adjust it while you are laying in the hammock, or at least take pics for you so you can look at them or post them here?
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    How wide is your pad? I'm about the same size as...

    How wide is your pad? I'm about the same size as you and couldn't even start to do that without having some body part pushing against the hammock fabric without pad in between. Granted, the newest...
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    TZ75man, Realestate is why I use an...

    TZ75man,

    Realestate is why I use an underquilt. I move around quite a bit through the night and like to spread my limbs away from my body. My quilt gives me 44" of ground to play with, I can't see...
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    Bottom entry bugnets are not necessarily bottom...

    Bottom entry bugnets are not necessarily bottom entry.

    I built a cinch at the bottom bugnet for my wife's hammock and used bungee for the cinch cord. The trick is to cinch it just tight enough to...
  29. You may be fine. I sleep on my stomach and sides...

    You may be fine. I sleep on my stomach and sides in a bed and was afraid I would not be able to sleep in a hammock. Turned out I sleep very well on my back and sides in the hammock, mostly on my...
  30. FYI: According to the manufacturer of our...

    FYI: According to the manufacturer of our harnesses and web gear at work, stitch tightness is just as important as the pattern. These type of joints apparently get much of their strength from the...
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    Cool! Saw your description of this in another...

    Cool!

    Saw your description of this in another thread and couldn't quite wrap my head around what you were describing. Now that I see it, I like the design very much. Nice work!
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    Lowest I've been was two nights ago at 9* and...

    Lowest I've been was two nights ago at 9* and windy, fleece bed sheet and a 35* bag used as a TQ....but mine's a 10* quilt. Same amount of down as a 20* +2oz overstuff. The baffles are just cut a...
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    That's been working for me as well. Mine is on a...

    That's been working for me as well. Mine is on a HH and I have adjustable tie outs from the first hook point down on each edge that line up with the pull outs on the Hennessy at the shoulder and...
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    Don't HG quilts come with a temp rating tag? Mine...

    Don't HG quilts come with a temp rating tag? Mine isn't even a stock offering and it has one. I thought I'd seen pics of +1, +2, etc. tags to indicate overstuff too. Am I mistaken?
  35. Adjusting the ridgeline for me is something done...

    Adjusting the ridgeline for me is something done at or near home. When I'm out I don't want to be futzing with things like that. May be one reason why it's not more popular.

    I changed the stock...
  36. I just pass the knot and toggle back through the...

    I just pass the knot and toggle back through the sewn eye of the huggers when I take them down. Knot stays tied around the toggle keeping it with the strap for the next set-up. Since I've been...
  37. It's everything. I think with insulation...

    It's everything. I think with insulation everything makes a difference and they all add up.
    Fastfoxengineering you're from Mass right? So you're familiar with the storm that just rolled through...
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    Alex, Wish I could make it. Too much going on...

    Alex,

    Wish I could make it. Too much going on at work this weekend for me to bail. Had so much fun last time. Definitely want to do this again.
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    No 0*, but I hung my 10* to the side of my...

    No 0*, but I hung my 10* to the side of my hammock when I was out on the river last week. Low of 60-65*. Woke up middle of the night and pulled it under me because my back was getting a little...
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    No worries man, it happens. I'll probably do a...

    No worries man, it happens. I'll probably do a local overnight Mon-Tue with my buddy out here.

    We need to be careful about group size and the type of trip we do. Anything over a small handful of...
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    :scared: Really??? I guess you get a pass for...

    :scared: Really???

    I guess you get a pass for family. Hope you have a good trip.

    Jerry, where are you at? If this isn't going to work out, I'd rather see if I cover for the guy on at work this...
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    Yup. Got to nail down some details this week. ...

    Yup. Got to nail down some details this week.
    Just got back in to town.
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    I use an HG incubator. Clip the s-biners over the...

    I use an HG incubator. Clip the s-biners over the hammock suspension, then tie out the second hook ring on each side to the hammock pull-out. I've got my quilt tie-outs set up with mitten hooks and...
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    Word. I'll figure out the logistics, but I'm...

    Word.

    I'll figure out the logistics, but I'm thinking 7/5 we drop a car at Ledyard. Drive w/gear and boats with my car & trailer to Ryegate. I'll have to figure parking within walking distance...
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    Absolutely. Starting the 5th? Going 'til what...

    Absolutely.

    Starting the 5th? Going 'til what day?
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    Closer or same drive time? Woodsville, NH,...

    Closer or same drive time?

    Woodsville, NH, below Ryegate Dam, is the same drive time from Boston as Fryeburg, ME.
    Hanover, NH is approx half an hour less drive time.

    In Hanover, there is...
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    CT river starting at Guildhall is 20 min further...

    CT river starting at Guildhall is 20 min further from Boston than our put in at the Saco. Anything further south is even less time.

    Jerry? How far can you go?

    A friend and I did Turner's to...
  48. Thread: Pillow

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    Oooh, That looks niice.

    Oooh, That looks niice.
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    Full size pillow. Helps spread the hammock out...

    Full size pillow. Helps spread the hammock out and prevents shoulder squeeze.
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    There's plenty of bits of the CT to do. Closest...

    There's plenty of bits of the CT to do. Closest one is 2 or 2 1/2 hours from you guys. We can choose another section. Just tell me your max travel time.
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