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  1. I totally agree that expecting anything to dry...

    I totally agree that expecting anything to dry while compressed is a lost cause. I was excited about the idea of pulling my hammock and under quilts right out of the bag and tossing up with speed...
  2. Keeping Down dry vs. letting it dry

    Along the topic of storing and keeping Quilts and hammock together I was also wondering about the practice of putting down in dry bags for packing. Would it not be better to allow the down to breath...
  3. Just watched a cool vid on a WL thread and the...

    Just watched a cool vid on a WL thread and the slugs look cool. Keeping with the DYI theme. I have a 2QZQ UQP and was wondering if I could wrap it around my UQ,TQ,H and either lash it or come up with...
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    First time doing a Google search lead me directly...

    First time doing a Google search lead me directly to the tread I needed to read:shades:I am a lazy man at heart and after a long hike the thought of setting up using slugs seems great. I've gotten a...
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    I have the SS XXL TQ and love it. I have had it...

    I have the SS XXL TQ and love it. I have had it down to 32 twice but I have the regular WL UQ 3/4 rated at 15 degrees I think? I wear light thermal top and bottoms. First time at 32 I was cold-...
  6. Kind of off topic but I can't find any pictures...

    Kind of off topic but I can't find any pictures or videos on how to compress and pack the "TUBE" once you get your gear in them. If any one could point me that direction it would be great. FWIW I...
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    Got my shipping notice!Setting up the turtledog...

    Got my shipping notice!Setting up the turtledog Hammock stand on the back porch and getting ready for Monday night for my first test.
    Merry Christmas and I hope every one else's gear arrives safe...
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    Order 6215- 20 degree Top quilt in Hunter...

    Order 6215- 20 degree Top quilt in Hunter Green/Black. I'm glad everyone else is getting shipping notices but would love too hear some good news soon. I'm still awaiting fulfillment.

    Also want to...
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    I'm order 6215-looking forward to hearing some...

    I'm order 6215-looking forward to hearing some good news soon.
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    Looking great. Is that a 3/4?

    Looking great. Is that a 3/4?
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    Order #6215 Order Date: 30th Nov 2014 This...

    Order #6215
    Order Date: 30th Nov 2014
    This order is marked as Awaiting Fulfillment
    Getting stoked seeing the other orders getting knocked out so quick.
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    Order 6215 here- Waiting on a 20 degree burrow....

    Order 6215 here- Waiting on a 20 degree burrow. Wish I would have pulled the trigger on a cuben tarp. realize I could have saved a little more cash because I know I want one. Keep the shipping order...
  13. Stuck with the problem

    I'm 5'11" and have had calf ridge presure in all my hammocks. I have a WBBB xlc,BIAS Camper XL,and a few off brand. I can "find a sweet spot" and get a comfortable lay but it's easy to shift and find...
  14. I'm heading down Saturday-your pictures fired me...

    I'm heading down Saturday-your pictures fired me up! I've always taken the the Big Creek Rim trail in the Alum Gap but was thinking about taking the Big Creek Gulf trail this time. Do you know how...
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    Will the pack fit a 40" waist? I'm interested but...

    Will the pack fit a 40" waist? I'm interested but looked at some specks and am not sure it would fit.
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    I have the single layer 1.7 and dig it! I can't...

    I have the single layer 1.7 and dig it! I can't speak to the traveler but I am hooked on the shelf that comes on the xlc-. I have an under quilt but have used a pad in the backyard and love the lay I...
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    Sticky: Great illustration it helped me get started. I am...

    Great illustration it helped me get started. I am going with the wedding/buckle system for now and found that hanging my head end slightly lower than the foot end also helps a lot.
  18. QiWiz sold me with the sale- I have a new FireFly...

    QiWiz sold me with the sale- I have a new FireFly on the way. Looking forward to testing it on the trail.
  19. FOUND: Firefly wood stove or other wood burning options

    I bought a FireFly on sale: Thank You for the other offers-I love messing with wood burning stoves while hanging out at camp. I am looking for a Firefly but could be talked into another stove with a...
  20. Been checking out Virgin Falls and I'm 95% sure...

    Been checking out Virgin Falls and I'm 95% sure thats where I'm heading. I think I'll hike down to Virgin falls for the 1st night and hike back out to Laurel falls for the second night. Maybe do the...
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    Welcome- from another Nashville hanger. I have a...

    Welcome- from another Nashville hanger. I have a boy about to be four and I'm hoping he might dig a hammock in his room at some point. I have a turtledog stand built and hang indoors a lot. He...
  22. Cool..Looking it up now. Virgin falls sound like...

    Cool..Looking it up now. Virgin falls sound like a good idea. Is there good hiking for two days or is it better for an overnight camp?
  23. TN>Looking for a two night loop suggestion>Wed.19th-20th

    I am getting out into the woods next Wed. and am looking for a great two night loop. 5-10 miles each day. Any one up on a mid-week hike is invited. I'm willing to drive up to 2hrs. from Nashville....
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    I'm gonna try and make my tadpole work for...

    I'm gonna try and make my tadpole work for awhile. I have yet to get caught in the rain and really just need to give it a chance. Also thinking about an under quilt cover from 2qzq to help with the...
  25. ok weird- posted this thread and it says 38 post...

    ok weird- posted this thread and it says 38 post in the side info. Still has me zeroed out on my profile. No info available from my profile page.
  26. Was looking forward to 50 post- back at 0

    After the new update my post count went from 39 to 0. When I look at threads I started the post count seems to be at the point it was when I posted the thread. Any one who could point me in the right...
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    Really cool! Checked out the site and the first...

    Really cool! Checked out the site and the first run is already sold out.
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    I have the tadpole with 11' ridge line. but it...

    I have the tadpole with 11' ridge line. but it just seems light on overhang on the ends. Need to test it in the backyard before I get caught out in a heavy rain on the trail.
  29. Thread: New WBBBs

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    I am enjoying my XLC so far but am having a...

    I am enjoying my XLC so far but am having a little trouble dialing in my under quilt. I love the shelf but am kind of bummed that you loose it when you remove the bug net- but willing to make the...
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    Poll: Got my WBBB XLC last week. I ordered a discounted...

    Got my WBBB XLC last week. I ordered a discounted one and saved $30. I'm totally stoked with the hammock after two nights. Learning how to pitch the BB xlc I also got better at pitching my BIAS...
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    I got my XLC last week and took it out for a two...

    I got my XLC last week and took it out for a two nighter. Great hammock. Little learning curve on my 3/4 under quilt but slept good both nights. I bet your going to enjoy it!
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    Thanks Black Foot. Not sure- but I think I am...

    Thanks Black Foot. Not sure- but I think I am close to doing it right. I'll just keep messing around with it.
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    Dutch clip question/set up

    I am trying to use my dutch clips like the handy dandy instructions but they don't want to snug up on the side of the tree ( where the pressure is on the strap not the clip ). I set it to the side...
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    What tarps for your BBXLC?

    I set up my XLC with a WL Tadpole tarp and had about 8-10in coverage at each end. Should that be enough if I set it up right? Just wondering what tarps other XLC owners are going with. Really want an...
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    Thanks every one for the great advise. I'm going...

    Thanks every one for the great advise. I'm going to keep working on my set up. Maybe my wife can help me find the cold spot? On a side note-set up today for a quick nap and used a thermarest...
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    Great trip report. I did some freezer bag cooking...

    Great trip report. I did some freezer bag cooking on a two nighter this week and really enjoyed how easy it was. All store bought stuff though. Need to make some of my own stuff. Looked like the...
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    Thanks Mountainhanger- I felt like the quilt was...

    Thanks Mountainhanger- I felt like the quilt was sagging just a touch and tried tightening the shock cord holding the quilt a bit. It also seemed to get worse the colder it got. I also had enough...
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    I have the regular UQ not the summer. I did get...

    I have the regular UQ not the summer. I did get the summer TQ and really like it so far.
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    New BBXLC UQ question

    Just had my 1st night out in the woods with my new XLC and really enjoyed my hang. The shelf came in so handy and the strap/buclkle set up made hanging the hammock supper quick ( I added dutch clips...
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    The Turtle saves me from a purchase.

    The Turtle saves me from a purchase.
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    Had a great solo hike. Really stoked about my...

    Had a great solo hike. Really stoked about my gear which included a new blackbird XLC. May post a few pics when I get around to it
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    TN>SAVAGE GULF>6th and 7th last min.

    Hello...planning a last minute trip with clearance from my wife. Leaving Nashville tomorrow and hiking in to Alum Gap Camp Area from
    Stone Door Trail that starts at the ranger station. Thinking...
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    Can a newbie from Nashville, TN tag along on this...

    Can a newbie from Nashville, TN tag along on this trip. Was thinking about doing Sipsey on my on but could use a group hang to learn from some pros.
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    I posted this awhile ago and didn't get any...

    I posted this awhile ago and didn't get any response. Still not sure whats going on with my hang. I'm setting up inside on a hammock stand I made and hope getting out between two trees may help.
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    My wife just got in my WBBB xlc and seemed to...

    My wife just got in my WBBB xlc and seemed to really like it. I'm thinking we may need to do a table cloth DYI hammock for her before she takes over mine.
  46. I'm in- cool looking set. Thanks for putting it...

    I'm in- cool looking set. Thanks for putting it together
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    Camper XL ridge pressure?

    I bought a camper xl in the fs section of the forum. I'm enjoying it but getting a noticeable ridge ( calf pressure?) on the foot end of the hammock when i hang. I installed whoopies on it and left...
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    Thanks for the invites Ewker,fluffy1216,Rainman,...

    Thanks for the invites Ewker,fluffy1216,Rainman, I am looking forward to getting out more but have a few irons in the fire with some work I'm doing this week end. My wife is encouraging me to get out...
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    Hello from Nashville, TN 1st Hang

    Well I have been putting some gear together over the holidays and finally got out to test it all out. Had a great solo overnight hang at Savage Gulf. It got down to 30 degrees and I got a little...
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    Great suggestions

    Thanks Rain Man and Sky Kid- I had thought about the Long Hunter loop and may move my hike to Sat- Sunday. Would love to make the backpacker meet-up. Just have to see how my plans shake out. I had...
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