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    I have used my Frogg Toggs Dri Duk poncho as an...

    I have used my Frogg Toggs Dri Duk poncho as an UQ protector, it worked pretty good. Added some grograin loops on the corners to attach to my suspension and seems to do well.
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    Welcome to the group. I started with the Skeeter...

    Welcome to the group. I started with the Skeeter Beater, great hammock. My son uses it now, I have a WBBB XLC. I am 280, but slightly taller, 6'4". I still have my Noah 12, use it for group...
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    Post a trip report if you do it. Want to know...

    Post a trip report if you do it. Want to know what that area is like.
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    "Thomas" loved it, Ashley is the old guy...

    "Thomas" loved it, Ashley is the old guy (me):shades:. Worked out well, he only had about 18 pounds with food and water. Of course, I think he would have eaten 18 pounds of food if he had...
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    I do the same with my carbon arrows, they work...

    I do the same with my carbon arrows, they work great.
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    Memorial Day in the Cheaha Wilderness Area

    Memorial Day weekend, my son and I, along with Obmit here on the forums, and his son, took a little backpacking trip along part of the south Cheaha loop. My son and I drove up and spent Friday night...
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    Welcome from central Alabama. Lots of great info...

    Welcome from central Alabama. Lots of great info here. If you can catch a local hang you could always go and take the tents, then check out some hammock gear first hand.
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    I started with the standard, used it several...

    I started with the standard, used it several years. I am 6'4", and 280. I never really felt uncomfortable in it, or at least did not think I did....until I got the XLC. The XLC just feels better,...
  9. I have zipped my down jacket over the ridge line...

    I have zipped my down jacket over the ridge line and foot end of my hammock before and slid it down to create a foot cover. Worked well.
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    FS: Awesome, funds sent.

    Awesome, funds sent.
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    FS: I will take it Joe if you still have it. Be...

    I will take it Joe if you still have it. Be perfect for my son.
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    Welcome from Montgomery.

    Welcome from Montgomery.
  13. Thread: Gear Clearout

    by aboyd
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    FS: On the Boreas Muirwood 30 Pack, looking for a...

    On the Boreas Muirwood 30 Pack, looking for a pack for my son. What's the volume, 30 liters I guess?
  14. What's your thoughts on using these in wind and...

    What's your thoughts on using these in wind and rain. Think the bungee cord will hold up?
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    I might do that.

    I might do that.
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    Just the orange channels, did not think of using...

    Just the orange channels, did not think of using orange for underside, cool idea.
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    Steal away, hope it works well. I have enjoyed...

    Steal away, hope it works well. I have enjoyed mine.
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    Not bad, little bigger than a Nalgene bottle. ...

    Not bad, little bigger than a Nalgene bottle.



    It's wasn't that hard, but I would say you might want to practice on some stuff sacks or something first. The multiple layers can be a little of...
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    Got my name in the hat, needed another pair...

    Got my name in the hat, needed another pair anyway.
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    I would say mine are closer to 2' than 3'. I can...

    I would say mine are closer to 2' than 3'. I can measure them, but I am betting in the 22-24" range, certainly not 3'.
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    Another Superfly setup video

    I received my Superfly from Warbonnet this week, fast shipping considering the rush of orders they have seen and sickness in the ranks. Thanks to Brandon for getting things out so quick.

    I had...
  22. I got my Superfly yesterday, awesome tarp. Did a...

    I got my Superfly yesterday, awesome tarp. Did a quick pitch to give it a look, plan to get it all set with guylines and such this week.
  23. Same here, used to think I was colder than I...

    Same here, used to think I was colder than I realized and the body was naturally purging liquids to compensate. But, has happened in warm weather also, but not as much.
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    I have an 11' XLC, and use an 11' tarp, no...

    I have an 11' XLC, and use an 11' tarp, no issues. I have a 10.8' tarp I made, and could use it, but would not want to get caught in a bad storm.
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    Nice, really liking the trailer setup. Looks...

    Nice, really liking the trailer setup. Looks like a fun outing.
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    Welcome from another central Alabamaian. Lots of...

    Welcome from another central Alabamaian. Lots of great info here. Enjoy!
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    Video: Checking the fit of my summer UQ

    Made a quick video showing my DIY summer UQ. Ordered insulation and fabric from Dutch. Weighs right at 10 ounces, and fit seems good on the XLC.


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    Thanks guys. Hope to give it a test fit on the...

    Thanks guys. Hope to give it a test fit on the blackbird this afternoon.
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    Finished my warm weather UQ

    Thanks to Dutch, finished my 2.5 ounce climashield and Argon 90 UQ tonight. Dimensions are 40"x55". Used some 1.9 sil for the channels instead of grosgrain. Weighs just right at 10 ounces. ...
  30. Thread: Hanging in Bama

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    I am in Montgomery, welcome to the forum.

    I am in Montgomery, welcome to the forum.
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    I used a standard BB for years, I am 6'4" and...

    I used a standard BB for years, I am 6'4" and 280. You should be fine.
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    The Warbonnet buckles are fine, once you use them...

    The Warbonnet buckles are fine, once you use them a few times, but I do prefer the cinch buckles from Dutch.
  33. Thread: Quilt projects

    by aboyd
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    I believe in the 40's, but not 100% sure. ...

    I believe in the 40's, but not 100% sure. Although I saw where medicineman posted he took his into the 30's.
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    Shug has a video about the sliding issue, use a...

    Shug has a video about the sliding issue, use a little piece of shock cord on the corner of the quilt, and prussik it to the main suspension line. I do this on my Greylock 3 and it works great.
  35. Thread: Quilt projects

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    Maybe taper the foot box end, it doesn't need to...

    Maybe taper the foot box end, it doesn't need to be so wide. I have big feet though, so the space is nice.
  36. Thread: Quilt projects

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    Quilt projects

    Did this Argon and 2.5 oz climashield quilt last year, and just laced the foot box up temporary to test. After a few nights, decided to go ahead and sew it up. Quilt is approx 52"x71", covers my...
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    I have a silk bag liner that is actually split...

    I have a silk bag liner that is actually split down the side almost to he bottom. Picture a silk top quilt. Almost like having a foot box. I don't hang much when it gets real hot here in Alabama,...
  38. Awesome, been sitting here contemplating a summer...

    Awesome, been sitting here contemplating a summer UQ...and BAAM!, you pushed me over the edge to order the stuff.
  39. Good stuff, looks like a great trip indeed.

    Good stuff, looks like a great trip indeed.
  40. Open Pand Recreation Area-Conecuh National Forest

    Had not planned to camp this weekend, but an opportunity presented itself, and I jumped on it. Was planning to do a little backpacking and try out a trail I had never been on. The Conecuh Trail in...
  41. Wish I was there.

    Wish I was there.
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    I order one this week. I have two Argon tarps,...

    I order one this week. I have two Argon tarps, but wanted a winter tarp with doors. Considered making one, but just love what I see in the Superfly, so decided to give Warbonnet more business.
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    Good looking tarp you got there, nice work indeed!

    Good looking tarp you got there, nice work indeed!
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    The sil Argon was nice, wonder why he dropped it?...

    The sil Argon was nice, wonder why he dropped it? I have two tarps I made from it, and they seem fine...however they do not have a lot of use on them yet.
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    They are nice. Put it off a long time, glad I...

    They are nice. Put it off a long time, glad I finally did it.
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    Hanging out tonight

    My weekend trip looks like it won't be happening, so hanging in the yard tonight instead.

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    Oh man, these look nice. I have made my own...

    Oh man, these look nice. I have made my own tarps so far...but this is tempting, I really like the look.
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    Looks very similar to my setup, I like it.107161

    Looks very similar to my setup, I like it.107161
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    Gotta put this spot on my list of places to go,...

    Gotta put this spot on my list of places to go, great report.
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    My son and I were out camping about a year or so...

    My son and I were out camping about a year or so back. It was just us, and we were probably 2 miles in from the truck, nothing serious...but far enough to feel alone. We had just finished dinner...
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