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    If you are not backpacking the Kelty Noah 12 is a...

    If you are not backpacking the Kelty Noah 12 is a great tarp because of the width.

    Yeah, the Superfly works quite well with the RidgeRunner for lighter setups - I would not want to use a tarp with...
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    No need to limit yourself to the Lynx (although...

    No need to limit yourself to the Lynx (although it is awesome!). I use a Wilderness Logics summer Series full length underquilt for warmer conditions and it works perfectly. Again, the...
  3. If it is for car camping than the Noah 16 x16 is...

    If it is for car camping than the Noah 16 x16 is highly recommended. Massive, well-made tarp and nobody ever said "this is just too much coverage" - especially when introducing their wife to...
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    If you like hanging in a cedar grove next to a...

    If you like hanging in a cedar grove next to a singing river...may I suggest some trips that include the Cross River campsite and the Caribou River multi-group site. My two favorite campsites -...
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    I utilize the state park system for family...

    I utilize the state park system for family camping in our pop up camper - and sometimes when bike touring. Unfortunately, it is all too common to see the RV yahoos hanging Walmart hammocks from...
  6. An inflatable pillow allows you to adjust to your...

    An inflatable pillow allows you to adjust to your optimal needs at the time. I also found that the nylon pillow against the nylon hammock was like teflon. I used liquid electrical tape on the...
  7. Hope you like it. The setup gets faster and...

    Hope you like it. The setup gets faster and easier with time. I hang the foot end considerably higher than the head end - you'll find your groove. Congrats.
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    The best hammock is a comfortable hammock for...

    The best hammock is a comfortable hammock for you. Sounds like you have some reasons to try something else and the Ridgerunner is definitely different. My base pack weight is around 16/17 pounds...
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    The weight of Cuben is very appealing but three...

    The weight of Cuben is very appealing but three things keep me from replacing the Superfly. Maybe your logic might be similar....

    1) My lifestyle allows just a few trips a year - 3 or 4 nights...
  10. It is really interesting to see what people took...

    It is really interesting to see what people took away from my original post. I just re-read it and I think I avoided saying "My stuff is better", "Do it like me", or "Expensive is better". I've...
  11. Can't get the DCBerry pic to behave - but the pic...

    Can't get the DCBerry pic to behave - but the pic shows a frosty walk out.

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  12. Great to meet/catch up with everyone. It is my...

    Great to meet/catch up with everyone.

    It is my sincere hope that Hillbilly was able to 'work things out' last night. His offer to assist if anyone got in trouble makes him some good people in my...
  13. Finland is warmer than St. Paul right now. I'm...

    Finland is warmer than St. Paul right now. I'm genuinely worried that Hillbilly will be wearing shorts when we arrive tomorrow. :scared:

    Interesting new challenge to pack for a trip with a 45...
  14. Doc B The Winter Palace has roughly the same...

    Doc B

    The Winter Palace has roughly the same width as my superfly that I use with my Ridgerunner. Personally, I wouldn't want a tarp that had any less width... I think the 12ft winter palace is...
  15. Oh it freezes. Cut off the carton and make the...

    Oh it freezes. Cut off the carton and make the giant ice cube unfrozen over the fire in a pot.

    I use large yogurt containers that have a natural taper to them. Creates a 32oz ice cube that tips...
  16. I did my best to craft this in a way that was...

    I did my best to craft this in a way that was helpful - mainly because I wish I had read a post like this when I got started.

    I'm surprised my tone seemed "my stuff is the best"... The irony is...
  17. Good point - the Hennessy packages are...

    Good point - the Hennessy packages are comprehensive. There are a ton of options - I just outlined one of them. I'm a serial DIYer so I'm certainly not saying one has to spend $$$$$ to get it...
  18. The Expensive Hammock That Will Save You Money

    This post serves to help new hammock campers save money as they acquire the necessary gear to safely and comfortably convert to a hammock shelter while backpacking. First, I’ll describe a typical...
  19. Here's the link from earlier in the thread. ...

    Here's the link from earlier in the thread.

    https://www.google.com/maps/dir/47.4146988,-91.2752301/47.4039281,-91.2986502/@47.383588,-91.2928834,3284a,20y,40.91t/am=t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!4m1!3e0
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    I'm still not giving up on Governor Knowles State...

    I'm still not giving up on Governor Knowles State Forest just across the border in Wisconsin. Inside of 1.5 hours for me. They just created several new backpacker campsites but the sites I've...
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    The line connecting your pull outs could be much...

    The line connecting your pull outs could be much longer. Try 12 feet which gives 6 feet of run until the apex
  22. Check out this thread: ...

    Check out this thread:

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/102839-Plumbing-Extension?highlight=plumbing+extension

    All is discussed - even the concept of evaporated urine clouds. ...
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    The superfly, with its 11' ridgeline works just...

    The superfly, with its 11' ridgeline works just fine. If I ever upgrade to the Cuben winter palace I covet so much I'll get it in the 12' just because mobetta.
  24. Thread: Try an UQ

    by hikenbike
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    You should be fine as long as you hang the bottom...

    You should be fine as long as you hang the bottom hammock from some shock cord. The idea is to compress the cheapo comforter as little as possible. This solution is far from ideal and super...
  25. Thread: Try an UQ

    by hikenbike
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    If weight isn't an issue.... Buy a $35 Dutch...

    If weight isn't an issue.... Buy a $35 Dutch hammock. Hang it semi-fitted with bungee cord under your current hammock with a big-ol (synthetic insulation) comforter in between. If you don't have...
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    Go in the garage and close the door. Sandwich a...

    Go in the garage and close the door. Sandwich a square of mosquito bug net between two section of a shop vac extension wand. Suck up down until you loose suction. The down is now trapped inside of...
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    I didn't fact check the entire thread but it...

    I didn't fact check the entire thread but it seems like everyone went right to suggesting down quilts without asking the original poster what his goals are. If lightweight and compact size for...
  28. Last year's site was between Pullmyfinger Road...

    Last year's site was between Pullmyfinger Road (Heffelfinger) and Moose walk trail.

    Here's a potential:

    Paste these coordinates into Google Maps (satellite view) 47.403935, -91.282126 It...
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    Fastmatt - you have stumbled onto one of the most...

    Fastmatt - you have stumbled onto one of the most DIY'ed items in hammock history. Search PLUQ and behold the buffet of information. Good luck - many folks seem to love them.
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    Those are designed to bear the weight of 1/2 of a...

    Those are designed to bear the weight of 1/2 of a garage door. Sure, they can hold more and often do. They are also expensive and a pain to repair. The choice is yours!
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    You came close to testing how much it costs to...

    You came close to testing how much it costs to repair a garage door track. Two tests in one!
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    Have you considered the 20 degree Lynx and buying...

    Have you considered the 20 degree Lynx and buying the 2QzQ underquilt protector? Adds significant warmth and can be left behind....about 5.5 ounces.
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    3 season weight? Winter weight? The prices...

    3 season weight? Winter weight? The prices differ wildly. Personally, I think the Wilderness Logics summer series is a great value - comfortable to mid 40's which is plenty for most folks. Light...
  34. FS: Sold. Paid. Will be shipped in about an hour. ...

    Sold. Paid. Will be shipped in about an hour. Thanks Hammockforums.net!
  35. FS: Just measured the loft - 2ish to 3ish in some...

    Just measured the loft - 2ish to 3ish in some places. But remember that this is a sewn through quilt. Wilderness logics, hammock gear,....all use sewn through construction on summer weight quilts....
  36. FS: Fill power is unknown. I harvested this down from...

    Fill power is unknown. I harvested this down from a very high end down comforter....so not the exotic 850/900. Perhaps in the 700 range? It's good stuff (pun intended). Maybe 1.5/2 inches of...
  37. FS: WIDE/LONG 45 degree-ish Down Top Quilt+extras -$100 shipped

    Hello fellow hangers-

    I'm selling a top quilt because I have a DIY problem. There, I said it....and so begins my road to recovery.

    The quilt is quite light and compact at 20 ounces. I've...
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    I stuff my quilts into a trash compactor bag - no...

    I stuff my quilts into a trash compactor bag - no stuff sack needed. On top of that goes my hammock and clothes in their own stuff sack and perhaps a fleece or down jacket/vest if the trip calls for...
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    If you try to stretch the quilt cords over the...

    If you try to stretch the quilt cords over the spreader bars than the quilt will not seal/fit. I use 4 small, light carabiners hooked into the webbing loops (where the Lynx quilt attaches) and they...
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    If you are just tossing it in your car after car...

    If you are just tossing it in your car after car camping - by all means. You could use anything really. Compressible snake skins are made of ripstop, cuben, or bug mesh, etc.... Tyvek will be a...
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    I tried a bunch of methods and I always ended up...

    I tried a bunch of methods and I always ended up reaching for a loop of picture hanging wire. Squeeze it into a point and it works great for splicing. Have fun - the stuff is amazing.
  42. Seems about what I used. Perhaps just appears...

    Seems about what I used. Perhaps just appears shorter in the pics
  43. I've done a fair amount of sewing tyvek and I...

    I've done a fair amount of sewing tyvek and I ended up using a much longer stitch length than you are displaying. I found the shorter length ends up making too many perforations resulting in the...
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    If you're summer car camping, in a hammock with...

    If you're summer car camping, in a hammock with no bug net, you could certainly rig something up to mitigate the soggy. Otherwise cooler weather would result in condensation and the extra weight...
  45. MN>2015 Winter Camping Symposium>10/21 thru 10/25

    http://www.wintercampingsymposium.com/

    Any other forum members planning to attend? I'll be hanging Friday and Saturday night and plan to geek out on the hot tents and stoves, etc...
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    The Noah is often discounted on Amazon. Just...

    The Noah is often discounted on Amazon. Just purchased the Noah 16 for $75 for winter camping. The Noah 12 sounds great for your needs. It seems many folks start and end with that tarp. Only...
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    It seems like it would be relatively painless to...

    It seems like it would be relatively painless to move the site a few hundred yards down the road. Given the almost-car-camping nature of the event it's hard to beat that area. I didn't use the...
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    The hang site is about 100 yards from the road. ...

    The hang site is about 100 yards from the road. You could bring a grand piano if you were really motivated and had good friends. Three feet of new snow could change the math. Snowshoes were not...
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    MN>Frozen Butt Hang 2016 Date?

    The sooner I block this on my calendar the more likely it is that I'll be able to do it.

    Looks like the weekend of 1/23/16 would be in line with the historical timing?
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    I carry a very similar kit as Shug (but that's...

    I carry a very similar kit as Shug (but that's because I enjoy a similar style of backcountry travel!). His videos helped me refine a few things as well as add/drop a few things. I probably owe him...
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