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    Thanks! I agree that I need to do better videos...

    Thanks! I agree that I need to do better videos on my site. with dark colors, contrast is key.



    Like other's have noted, loading up the gear storage doesn't affect the quilt sag, so long as you...
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    Ahh well yeah, try it out and see! I think a lot...

    Ahh well yeah, try it out and see! I think a lot of the comfort and security of a zippered net could be psychological. You are able to get into different positions when a top is zipped onto the edge,...
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    can't you tell with your XLC? completely removing...

    can't you tell with your XLC? completely removing the net (and consequently the foot box and shelf) makes the XLC into just a simple gathered end hammock, only with half a zipper attached to the hem....
  4. okay, good luck! there's no reason not to like...

    okay, good luck! there's no reason not to like winter camping if you're able to sleep warm. btw, you won't need a 0 to stay comfortable at the temps you said you plan on camping. Plus, you can...
  5. Adequate bottom insulation is the key to keeping...

    Adequate bottom insulation is the key to keeping warm when the temperatures drop and there's really no question that the most comfortable way to do it is with an underquilt. Fitting the UQ properly...
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    welcome! there's no better place to start the...

    welcome! there's no better place to start the madness than right here. I suggest reading, then read some more, and keep reading! search for and ask questions when you have them. videos help too, and...
  7. don't you love the Backcountry Quilt from SD?! I...

    don't you love the Backcountry Quilt from SD?! I think it's the most innovative design in top quilts yet.
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    FS: I'll take The Glacier DH RG #3 ;)

    I'll take The Glacier DH RG #3 ;)
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    thanks Brother Bones, I'd love to meet up too...

    thanks Brother Bones, I'd love to meet up too sometime, and I'm sure it'll happen someday. I'm headed backpacking in WV next weekend for some much needed trail time. I'm also not going to be able to...
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    Hammock with built in Undequilt

    Just to be clear, Sheltowee Boone Hammocks aren't really double layer like Bonefire and others I've seen. The Boone Hammocks' integrated under quilt could be called the second layer, but the key to...
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    welcome from Central KY! super helpful group of...

    welcome from Central KY! super helpful group of enthusiasts here.
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    Derek says it best: 111450

    Derek says it best:

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    Derek comments about that part in the video...

    Derek comments about that part in the video within the comment section on YouTube... basically he notes that the drip string wasn't applied properly, and that makes all the difference; otherwise the...
  14. I'm with Sarge... I've heard somewhere that...

    I'm with Sarge...

    I've heard somewhere that zing it is made for use as throw lines over tree limbs where 'slickness' is a desirable attribute. And lash it is 'gripper' for tying, or lashing...
  15. what I find interesting is that the OP says they...

    what I find interesting is that the OP says they had an XLC which enables yu to zip off the net ('foot box' included) and can then experiment with the left lay... but apparently they never thought of...
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    Bottom insulation is key, without it dialed in,...

    Bottom insulation is key, without it dialed in, you'll be cold all over. I would have to think your sleeping bag would well as a TQ IF yur bottom insulation is figured out, which shoulds like it's...
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    one thing that makes a HUGE difference in...

    one thing that makes a HUGE difference in sleeping comfortably throughout the night is the ability to stay warm from below. It's hard for me to think about piecing together a rig without first...
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    Welcome from Central KY. Lots to learn on this...

    Welcome from Central KY. Lots to learn on this forum, keep reading
  19. Yeah that pic tutorial shows what I'm talking...

    Yeah that pic tutorial shows what I'm talking about above. to clean things up a bit, you can run your RL loop through the middle of the gather and attach it your suspension as you girth hitch it.
  20. First of all, an asym hammock like the HH or WB...

    First of all, an asym hammock like the HH or WB or DH are only have an asymmetric bugnetting attached, all of the hammock bodies are rectangular. Remember KISS (Keep It Simple Silly).

    Also, don't...
  21. I like having the continuous loop attached to the...

    I like having the continuous loop attached to the end of the hammock (via whipped end) and use an inverted whoopie with a whoopie hook because sometimes my hang is simply too short for whoopies (one...
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    Welcome to the madness! I live outside of...

    Welcome to the madness! I live outside of Lawrenceburg and manufacture all of my gear out of my home on Beaver Lake. I give FREE HAMMOCK FACTORY TOURS to anyone who is interested :lol: I'm happy to...
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    Hidy from Lawrenceburg! Keep an eye out for a...

    Hidy from Lawrenceburg! Keep an eye out for a late summer/fall trip here on the forums, I'm sure there'll be one. I'd like to organize one myself on of these days. I've been on a couple hangs with...
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    you want 1" or 7/8" grosgrain for the tarp RL......

    you want 1" or 7/8" grosgrain for the tarp RL... there is a HUGE variety on the Internet, I'd pick some up from DIY Gear Supply, they've got the good stuff.
  25. yes they do [emoji33]

    yes they do [emoji33]
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    Yes, an underquilt will breathe and will...

    Yes, an underquilt will breathe and will prevent/eliminate overheating to the point of sweating. With a proper fitted and an appropriately rated UQ you can ditch the pad altogether. no more sweaty...
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    using the liner as a makeshift UQ could...

    using the liner as a makeshift UQ could potentially work at those temps.. but it's hard to say.

    don't underestimate the importance of bottom insulation, it's the most important part of your...
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    Continuous loops are nice to bring along when...

    Continuous loops are nice to bring along when tree spacing is shorter than the minimum distance to use one or both whoopies. I don't think you need to have them permanently installed onto the...
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    no surprise people are quick to point out the...

    no surprise people are quick to point out the need for bottom insulation; it's something that you'll always take with you. Take a look at my hammocks and bug net accessory where the UQ is integrated...
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    The section of pad probably does outweigh the...

    The section of pad probably does outweigh the extra 1/4" of quilt (my pad is 7 oz) but having the pad to sit and stand on around camp is crucial for cold weather. Plus, for me, it guarantees warm...
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    I think it depends on if you sleep comfortably...

    I think it depends on if you sleep comfortably with a pad at your feet and legs.

    I've slept with a 3/4" UQ that covered the back of my head to the back of my knee at the shortest with a 36" piece...
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    Listen to those who have been around a long time....

    Listen to those who have been around a long time. The importance of bottom insulation is the #1 most important thing you need to sleeping comfortably in a hammock. If you're cold, you're miserable....
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    ahh ...well that would certainly make this...

    ahh ...well that would certainly make this picture misleading:

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    I'd be interested to know what it is you have...

    I'd be interested to know what it is you have patented regarding the hammock? from the site: "All of my hammocks are designed using the Patent Pending formula" but elsewhere throughout the site,...
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    That's a good one! Another argument against...

    That's a good one! Another argument against ground dwellers! I'll be sure to remember this when talking to people about advantages of camping hammocks to ground shelters [emoji5]️



    First, I...
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    following the '30 degree rule thing' is important...

    following the '30 degree rule thing' is important even if yu use a hammock with a fixed RL. Ignoring the rule can put a surprising amount of stress on your anchors. I recommend consulting the...
  37. Cold at 50 degrees - DutchGear Sock or HG Phoenix?

    yeah a sock alone won't keep the chill off,, better go with another UQ.. sounds like a 3/4 length will be the perfect addition to your arsenal. keep in mind that you can stack quilts to boost...
  38. nice! I've seen those Nite-ize gear ties... seem...

    nice! I've seen those Nite-ize gear ties... seem like handy little things.

    I sometimes upload pics that are sideways and don't know how that happens because they are oriented correctly before...
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    I'm glad that you like the bug net! I know...

    I'm glad that you like the bug net! I know you're not alone in feeling more secure with a zipper but the trade off of my Topper is it's ease of use, and you nailed it on the head! Being able to...
  40. Agreed... more videos are defiantly on my list of...

    Agreed... more videos are defiantly on my list of things to accomplish in the near future. I'm focusing on tarps at the moment. I hope to launch a couple sizes of tarps and another accessory on my...
  41. sounds great! [emoji106][emoji106]

    sounds great! [emoji106][emoji106]
  42. Hey, thanks for taking the time to post T.Monk!...

    Hey, thanks for taking the time to post T.Monk! Try to remind me to send you a suspension for the second UQ you plan on stacking inside the Boone when I get the updated stuff sack ready. It's a...
  43. nice write up! I haven't made it to Whistling...

    nice write up! I haven't made it to Whistling Arch area yet but it's for sure on my radar now, great views!

    I'm happy to hear that you slept well; sounds like we need to hook your wife up with a...
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    That is impressive! I just bought some 3mm...

    That is impressive! I just bought some 3mm Glowire and I'm excited to be able to offer it with my products.
  45. I would take Law Dawg's suggestion and get a...

    I would take Law Dawg's suggestion and get a second pair of knowledgable eyes to help with the situation. SilvrSurfr too has good advice about your pad; put it in your footbox with your feet and...
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    sorry, i misunderstood the question in that...

    sorry, i misunderstood the question in that thread when I said that was something I was working on... I AM working on a built in zippered net hammock, NOT an add on zippered net; that's something you...
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    oh I misunderstood. something like the ENO...

    oh I misunderstood. something like the ENO Guardianor the WB Traveler Net? I'm not working on anything like that. I try to build products that are simple, functional and unique. a zippered net or a...
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    Sure! I talk a little about it earlier in this...

    Sure! I talk a little about it earlier in this thread. A zippered net Boone is definitely in the works, but I hate to get anyone's hopes up ...there's still some things I'm working out. But, sign...
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    [emoji16] the zippered netting Boone is still...

    [emoji16] the zippered netting Boone is still very much in its early stages. I'm not sure retrofitting your hammock w a zipper will do it justice; there are some definite differences between the two....
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    Thanks for the order TMonk! I'm excited for you!!

    Thanks for the order TMonk! I'm excited for you!!
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