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  1. I think that looks pretty sweet, and I'm not a...

    I think that looks pretty sweet, and I'm not a camo person.
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    I don't think I made a typo, but I might have...

    I don't think I made a typo, but I might have confused the situation by talking about 2 different TQ's in the same post. The LLG 50° is 900FP. The E.E. Enigma 40° is 950FP.
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    I have a 50° Operator Ghost Pepper in 7D/900FP...

    I have a 50° Operator Ghost Pepper in 7D/900FP that I'm always waffling on whether I want to keep. Not because I don't like it or there's anything wrong with it, but because I also have a 40° E.E....
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    -16°F for me as well, which coincidentally was...

    -16°F for me as well, which coincidentally was the same night as OneClick's -16°F, if memory serves.
    This was with a 0° TQ and wearing an Outdoor Research down sweater over my baselayers, sleeping...
  5. Taking nothing away from WV's experimentation, I...

    Taking nothing away from WV's experimentation, I have to agree with what cougarmeat is saying.

    Without shortening the length of the dogbones in the bridge suspension triangles, it's hard to...
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    It's a bit OT, but I'm heading out shortly to buy...

    It's a bit OT, but I'm heading out shortly to buy some pork butts for a big batch of homemade Italian sausage. And I'll be getting several more next month to smoke up and make into pulled pork for my...
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    That's essentially similar to what he initially...

    That's essentially similar to what he initially proposed in post #1, although he drew it with a tree hugger connecting to the daisy chain with a carabiner. Your suggestion here is simpler, though...
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    Ain't that the truth. But no, that's not me...

    Ain't that the truth. But no, that's not me either. In fairness, I CAN do free body diagrams and calculations, I just don't really enjoy doing so... not unless the OP is willing to pay my...
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    Kind of hard to say, and it's going to vary from...

    Kind of hard to say, and it's going to vary from situation to situation. Each tree (and therefore each strap) is going to be under a different load depending on the respective length of each leg and...
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    Is there a specific set of 3 trees you're...

    Is there a specific set of 3 trees you're planning this for?

    If you had the theoretically perfect 3 trees, forming an equilateral triangle, and you used up the entire 12' lengths of daisy chain to...
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    "Poopy Butt Hang" That's a thing? Lol, that...

    "Poopy Butt Hang"

    That's a thing? Lol, that one might be a little too much.
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    I have a HG 40° Phoenix and a LLG 50° Operator...

    I have a HG 40° Phoenix and a LLG 50° Operator Series Habanero, and with either of those, sometimes nothing else is necessary depending on clothing, TQ, and weather.

    I also have a JRB Greylock 4...
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    Yarome, I believe I shared this with you before,...

    Yarome, I believe I shared this with you before, but FWIW I'll add my method.

    I have a set of short dogbones - basically the buries are butted up against each other - and I loop those over the...
  14. Thank you to the Secret Spaceweasel who sent...

    Thank you to the Secret Spaceweasel who sent these gifts my way. They chose some items from my wish list, specifically the merino wool Buff and the large DCF stuff sack kit from RBTR. Also included...
  15. I have that mug in the same color and use it...

    I have that mug in the same color and use it almost daily. It doesn't detract from the character, but as a word of caution, mine lost a little of its color after being run through the dishwasher's...
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    Ok, point taken, and your list is making me...

    Ok, point taken, and your list is making me hungry. Could go for some sticky toffee pudding.

    ~~~

    Sorry, don't have much to say about the OP. I don't watch this YouTuber, and how she chooses to...
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    The answer to your question completely depends on...

    The answer to your question completely depends on the fill power of the down that you harvested from the comforter. Any idea?
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    Great looking Battenbergs, wow! That's very...

    Great looking Battenbergs, wow!

    That's very British, though! "Continental" would be from mainland Europe. Sorry for being nit-picky, but I'm impressed with the bake!
  19. Wow, that is quite a list. Very cool! I hope...

    Wow, that is quite a list. Very cool!

    I hope everyone stays safe and warm in this last week before Christmas. Looking forward to seeing what everyone receives in the exchange. Ho ho ho!
  20. Are there any vendors participating this year, as...

    Are there any vendors participating this year, as in some of the previous years?
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    My XLC is fern green, but I don't know if I have...

    My XLC is fern green, but I don't know if I have any pics of it. I'll take a look.

    Looks like nothing too useful. A tiny bit of it in the background of a photo focused on something else. This is a...
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    It's all good. You won't be disappointed with the...

    It's all good. You won't be disappointed with the Operators. If you find the lack of secondary suspension on the UQ to be a problem, post again and we can provide some tips.

    There's a good part...
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    He's using a VBL inside his TQ though, which...

    He's using a VBL inside his TQ though, which should greatly reduce that possibility, one would think.
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    Agreed, and going back a few weeks, I suggested...

    Agreed, and going back a few weeks, I suggested the bib over face may be becoming saturated (like I know the material of my balaclava does if I wear that) and once saturated, further moisture is just...
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    Same here. It's a complicated system...

    Same here.

    It's a complicated system though... external climate, microclimate under the tarp... breath temp higher than ambient, breath raising %RH in the microclimate, moisture leaving the body...
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    But condensation will happen more readily on...

    But condensation will happen more readily on colder surfaces. The inside surface of the tarp would be colder than the outer shell of the TQ, but in at least one of his prior posts, I believe...
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    Did you get a 13' Thunderfly? Those rings are...

    Did you get a 13' Thunderfly? Those rings are for attaching the RR bugnet pullouts. I believe they are only on the 13' tarps (except they're on all models of the Cloudburst).
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    I agree. Despite the size/weight difference, if...

    I agree. Despite the size/weight difference, if I had to choose between the 40° HG/EE set and the 50° LLG Operator set, I would choose the 40° set. FWIW, the HG/EE 40° set weighs 25.3oz in one...
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    The sack on the left is a 40° set of Hammock Gear...

    The sack on the left is a 40° set of Hammock Gear premium Phoenix and Enlightened Equipment Enigma. Both 950FP and again the UQ is 10d fabric while the TQ is 7d.
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    I can't compare to the Recon series, but the...

    I can't compare to the Recon series, but the stuff sack in the middle contains both the Operator Series UQ & TQ. The TQ is 75" long, standard width. You can see how the packed size of both in one...
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    Yeah, no harm in trying!

    Yeah, no harm in trying!
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    Why not leave the tarp intact? The corner areas...

    Why not leave the tarp intact? The corner areas you shaded can be used as pseudo-doors. A square or rectangular tarp is much more versatile than a hex.
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    IMO, it's overkill in terms of coverage and bound...

    IMO, it's overkill in terms of coverage and bound to be disappointing in terms of quality.
    In cool/cold conditions where that much coverage might be useful, being all sealed up in there is going to...
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    This is my go-to. I didn't know about alt-248. ...

    This is my go-to. I didn't know about alt-248. I wonder why it has two codes. °~°
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    On a phone, it's probably accessible in the...

    On a phone, it's probably accessible in the symbols section of the keyboard (it is on mine anyway).
    On a computer, the answers have already been provided, and it's a symbol that's used so often here...
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    Good info! You double posted the Frog Togg link....

    Good info! You double posted the Frog Togg link.

    https://www.warmlite.com/product/no-sweat-shirt/
    https://www.warmlite.com/product/vapor-barrier-no-sweat-pants/...
  37. To my knowledge, the Lapp bend (or hitch in this...

    To my knowledge, the Lapp bend (or hitch in this case where it's being tied to a continuous loop! :laugh:) does not have an ABOK number. A little research reveals that it has often been called a...
  38. Same as you, while seeing no real value in being...

    Same as you, while seeing no real value in being pedantic about it, I've questioned to myself whether the J-bend (a slightly less popular alternative to the becket hitch for hammock suspension) is...
  39. In short, my understanding is the same as yours. ...

    In short, my understanding is the same as yours.

    The sheet bend is so-called because it joins one rope to another. By definition a bend is a knot used to join one rope to another. Most bends...
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    Trolling as usual, mayne!

    Trolling as usual, mayne!
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    I really like the design of that hood. Was...

    I really like the design of that hood. Was tempted to get one during the 25% off sale. Kinda bummed I didn't.
  42. Stopper knot never hurts. I like the Ashley...

    Stopper knot never hurts.

    I like the Ashley but a double overhand works nicely in shock cord.
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    That was a tauntaun. I doubt Chewie would take...

    That was a tauntaun. I doubt Chewie would take too kindly to Luke slaying a wookie!
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    Smart! That EE pad attachment system is really...

    Smart! That EE pad attachment system is really nice, too. It's great that George could accommodate you on that request.
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    Looks great! I like the colors choices. Enjoy!...

    Looks great! I like the colors choices. Enjoy!
    btw, what synthetic quilt is that? E.E.?
  46. Is there a particular reason you want to run the...

    Is there a particular reason you want to run the CRL under the tarp? It seems like that's a less common approach among the hammock crowd (I know you're not a religious member of that crowd). One...
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    These are an option that won't involve sewing or...

    These are an option that won't involve sewing or seam sealing.
    https://dutchwaregear.com/product/clip-on-tarp-pull-outs/
  48. Thread: zing it

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    It's not my intent to badmouth using soft...

    It's not my intent to badmouth using soft shackles on a continuous ridgeline because everyone can HYOH... but I don't like them. Or at least they're not my preference.

    A continuous ridgeline...
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    Not my photo, but this shows the concept....

    Not my photo, but this shows the concept. Actually, this is slightly different than how I've done it, in that this shows both dogbones over both hooks. I used 1 dogbone per hook. As shown in the...
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    When you choose continuous loops only, the RR...

    When you choose continuous loops only, the RR still comes with the suspension dogbones attached. It just means there are no straps, cinch buckles, whoopie slings, etc. It includes the hammock with a...
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