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  1. WTB: WTB - Premium line 3/4 underquilt and top quilt 40's

    Revising my quilts. Looking for a 40F set of premium line quilts.. 3/4 underquilt & topquilt with sewn footbox.


    I would prefer 900 or 950 fp, but will entertain all options.

    Must be 10D...
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    Please move this post.. I am adding a new...

    Please move this post.. I am adding a new revised version.
    Thank you!!
  3. FS: It's yours. PM coming your way!

    It's yours. PM coming your way!
  4. FS: Phoenix is sold

    Phoenix is sold
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    HammockGear Phoenix 40F & Burrow 40F ~ Premium Line

    Looking to add a Hammock Premium Phoenix & Burrow 40F. Much prefer 900fp but will entertain the 850fp if the deal is right.

    Must be 10D or lighter fabric..

    Thank you in advance!
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    I have them.. PM me...

    I have them.. PM me...
  7. FS: HG Incubator 30F Econ / HG Phoenix 40F Econ / Litesmith QwikBack Chair

    HammockGear Incubator 30F Econ ~ 800fp - As new!! - SOLD PENDING PAYMENT

    Catch and release for me.. Ordered from HammockGear about two months ago, used at home maybe two times. Never on the...
  8. We got to play around with the Lapp Hitch this...

    We got to play around with the Lapp Hitch this weekend. I'll have to doe it a bunch more times before I am ready to switch.



    Nothing better than repetition.. in a local park, your yard, or the...
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    I have a small loop of micro cord through the CL...

    I have a small loop of micro cord through the CL where it locks on the gather. I hook the primary to that. Then I have a prussik on my SRL with a small diamond knot evo loop. I pull the primary...
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    Sqidmark used to shorten the primary suspension...

    Sqidmark used to shorten the primary suspension permanently and had a mini ucr on the end that he used to adjust the primary tension. I never tried it, but I saw it in action and it was neat.
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    Even if technology stood still until 2028, your...

    Even if technology stood still until 2028, your skills, likes and dislikes will change. What you choose today will evolve to something totally different if you're open to trying various options.
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    You can vent if you're too warm. If you're cold,...

    You can vent if you're too warm. If you're cold, your sunk.
    Err on the side of too much insulation.

    Sometimes all it takes is flapping the UQ a few times to let some cold air in, and cool you...
  13. Great post.. this should be a sticky!!

    Great post.. this should be a sticky!!
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    A few things... At the time i was using a 12'...

    A few things...

    At the time i was using a 12' tarp and the length limited how low it could go.

    The Dyneema straps were somewhat of a necessary evil to allow the prussick to slide and I hated...
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    I collaborated on a similar Single Line Susp...

    I collaborated on a similar Single Line Susp (SLS) and used it for part of a season.. Found it to be a bit inflexible.

    A single tree strap at each end, I used either 12 or 15 footers, attached to...
  16. Thread: Tarp lines?

    by MikekiM
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    Bonding would work. If you can find a piece of...

    Bonding would work. If you can find a piece of fabric the same as your tarp it's best, but I have mixed fabrics when bonding. You'll want a patch a fair bit larger than your rip.

    Use Silnet and...
  17. Thread: Speed Tips

    by MikekiM
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    I use the skin & stuff sack.. most days. The...

    I use the skin & stuff sack.. most days. The skin helps wrangle loose lines. I grab the doors and put and single turn in them capturing the guy lines and door lines if they aren't already rolled in...
  18. Thread: Speed Tips

    by MikekiM
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    I use the skin & stuff sack.. most days. The...

    I use the skin & stuff sack.. most days. The skin helps wrangle loose lines. I grab the doors and put and single turn in them capturing the guy lines and door lines if they aren't already rolled in...
  19. I do this ^^ with the becket. I've seen...

    I do this ^^ with the becket.



    I've seen the vid showing the Lapp and the Anti-Lapp. One holds and one doesn't. Once that was put in my memory, I lost the ability to remember which is...
  20. I understand.. and glad you found the UGQ...

    I understand.. and glad you found the UGQ options.

    That said... I work with a 1945 Singer Featherweight 221.. It's an incredibly small machine designed for traveling quilters. And I setup on a...
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    All good advice ^^^^^^ Especially the bold... ...

    All good advice ^^^^^^ Especially the bold...

    If you want to add some versatility, try a pair of down pants. cmoulder has had them on every winter trip we've done and I have lusted over them...
  22. I know you showed me the Lapp Hitch half a dozen...

    I know you showed me the Lapp Hitch half a dozen times.. but I need to see it again. I'll remind you this weekend. I've tried it a few times, but muscle memory hasn't set in yet...
  23. FS: Good enough.. I'll take it Sent from my...

    Good enough.. I'll take it


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. FS: Your inbox is full... Sent from my iPhone...

    Your inbox is full...


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  25. FS: Hammock Gear Incubator 0* Standard lenghth custom Wide

    What fill power? 10D fabric? What's the total weight?

    PM sent.


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    ^^^^^ This ^^^^^^^ It doesn't sound like...

    ^^^^^ This ^^^^^^^

    It doesn't sound like you're coming up short on insulation.. rather you have some leaks that letting cold air in. The best UQ will be near worthless if cold air is leaking in...
  27. If you're looking at tarp that size, without...

    If you're looking at tarp that size, without cat-cuts, it could be a fairly easy DIY project. It's a lot of fabric to move around, but it's all straight seams.

    If you can't get to the next step,...
  28. I've had a pair of Dutch Clips for a lonnnng...

    I've had a pair of Dutch Clips for a lonnnng time, and have used them exactly once. I use Kevlar straps and those clips look like the are going to slice through the strap at first loading.

    The...
  29. LOL... Happy to help brother!! And, I'm glad...

    LOL... Happy to help brother!! And, I'm glad you're happy!!
    The toggle is a cool way to make then tensioner on the CRL, but we can redesign that RL so you have no hardware if you want to!!


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  30. ^^^^^ THIS ^^^^^ And I typically start with...

    ^^^^^ THIS ^^^^^

    And I typically start with the foot end strap as high as can reach and the head end at face height. I don't think I have retied a becket in a long time. It's usually close...
  31. PM me.. I'll make one for you. Mine has no...

    PM me.. I'll make one for you.

    Mine has no hardware on either end.
  32. Agree with trying different options.. if only for...

    Agree with trying different options.. if only for the fun of it. I've tried a ton!

    Worth mentioning... over the recent past I have focused on getting my gear simplified and lighter. Almost...
  33. I'll get a picture for you. After years of...

    I'll get a picture for you.

    After years of trying different options, none is easier and more simple that just a strap. Becket is my choice and I never had it lock up with the 2.2.

    I have a...
  34. Maybe replace your 7/64 Amsteel with mule tape? ...

    Maybe replace your 7/64 Amsteel with mule tape? I haven't weighed it though I do have a mile or two of mule tape. It would reduce the likelihood of the Amsteel on Amsteel slippage, and not suffer...
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    I haven't used an MSH in ages, but when I did I...

    I haven't used an MSH in ages, but when I did I used a fiberglass driveway marker for a while.. then switched to a $0.99 aluminum tent stake cut in two.. Then Ti toggles. Never tried a biner.
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  36. Kudos to you... What did you end up doing at...

    Kudos to you...

    What did you end up doing at the tree end, where you were regretting not getting the dutch clips?
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    WTT: Found what I need... please close this thread......

    Found what I need... please close this thread...
    Thank you HF!!
  38. Easy to make.. search youtube. You'll find a few...

    Easy to make.. search youtube. You'll find a few vids on how to make no-sew spliced versions.

    I tried all of them. Now I just clip my suspension to the ridge line. Done.
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    You're still using that same hammock? If yes,...

    You're still using that same hammock? If yes, that says a ton for the work Randy does.
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    WTT: A few yards of ClimaShield Apex 2.5

    I have a ton of stuff to trade.. Yards of fabric, tons of hardware.. bits and bobs.

    I need 3 - 4 yards of ClimaShield Apes 2.5 insulation.
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    I do the same. If I can't get the stake fully...

    I do the same. If I can't get the stake fully seated I'll either use the rock technique, or ditch the stake entirely and just use a rock, tree or a napping hiking buddy.

    Looking at the 'test'...
  42. Thread: Tree straps

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    My 2.2 Kevlar straps are finally showing the...

    My 2.2 Kevlar straps are finally showing the slightest bit of wear. Hate to replace them so I think I am going to make a set of huggers out of them... Sad to see them go.
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    Just recv'd a pack of them from Amaozn... Not...

    Just recv'd a pack of them from Amaozn... Not for repair but to reinforce a stress point on a DIY hammock. They are great. Sticks like velcro and if you take your time you can line up the mesh to...
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    Do you have the parts? I did this to my Ohm and...

    Do you have the parts? I did this to my Ohm and to my Zimmerbuilt. Pretty easy to do.

    PM me.
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    I used the same pole on four tarps.. two DIY,...

    I used the same pole on four tarps.. two DIY, one WB MamaJamba and one WB Superfly. All had a small piece 1/4" grosgrain ribbon sewn into the ridge line seam. Three had DIY pole pockets that would...
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    I do enter and exit by the same route (I use...

    I do enter and exit by the same route (I use hammock pullouts that always go towards the head end, so I enter from the foot end). However, I don't use the same pitch all the times. Sometimes low...
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    I did what Just Bill described.. fabric, fabric,...

    I did what Just Bill described.. fabric, fabric, APex, inside out leaving a small hole to turn it right side out.
  48. All of the tarps I've DIY'd have bonded on...

    All of the tarps I've DIY'd have bonded on reinforcement patches at the ridge, ground corners and side pullouts if equipped. Much cleaner look. No needle holes to have to seam seal and spreads the...
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    I used them when I carried silnylon and silpoly...

    I used them when I carried silnylon and silpoly tarps. I saw no downside. They were shock absorbers for the guy lines, and tensioners for the tarp. Then I switched to a single under-tarp pole and...
  50. Been on that stretch a bunch of times... Wish it...

    Been on that stretch a bunch of times... Wish it were closer to me!!
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