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  1. Don't start imagining problems - an HG Burrow is...

    Don't start imagining problems - an HG Burrow is likely to be infinitely superior to a Snugpak because it's down and doesn't weigh 27 pounds like the Snugpak!

    I have six HG quilts and I rarely...
  2. Thread: zing it

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    Yeah. He calls them Soft Shackles but they're...

    Yeah. He calls them Soft Shackles but they're actually soft shackle prussics.

    https://dutchwaregear.com/product/1-75-soft-shackles/

    I make my own, but they're pretty cheap at $4.50 each.
  3. Thread: zing it

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    I use the Dutch soft shackle prusiks on all my...

    I use the Dutch soft shackle prusiks on all my tarps.
  4. I haven't bought any hammock gear in 4 years. I...

    I haven't bought any hammock gear in 4 years. I have HG 40*, 20* and 0* quilts, and a Hammock Gear Winter Palace. I won a Dutch Chameleon a couple of years ago at a raffle, and last month won a Dutch...
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    Nice work. How many hours did that take you?

    Nice work. How many hours did that take you?
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    This assumes that the "windward end" will remain...

    This assumes that the "windward end" will remain windward. I live in a coastal area and the prevailing wind can shift every few minutes, so you're all set up for wind that suddenly shifts and comes...
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    It only took one rain storm with a skimpy tarp to...

    It only took one rain storm with a skimpy tarp to realize I'm not a meteorologist, that site selection doesn't work for me, and I'd rather stay dry. Doors it is!
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    Yeah, that kind of weight jumps out at you, but...

    Yeah, that kind of weight jumps out at you, but that's for the synthetic version. There's a down version about half that weight.
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    I just know fallkniven didn't find the EE Revolt...

    I just know fallkniven didn't find the EE Revolt very satisfactory and sold it, but I think he had the 10D.
    ...
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    Modular hammocks allow you to match the...

    Modular hammocks allow you to match the insulation you need with the hammock. I am under the impression that insulated hammocks aren't commercially successful because it's a bit kludgy to change the...
  11. Still iffy.

    Still iffy.
  12. I hit up Booskerdoo twice a year for free coffee...

    I hit up Booskerdoo twice a year for free coffee (Loco Libre Hang in early November and NJ Winter Hang in late January), but I don't think I've ever solicited donations for the Thanksgiving Hang....
  13. I use the 10* buffer rule - make sure your quilts...

    I use the 10* buffer rule - make sure your quilts are rated at least 10* lower than the expected low temps.
  14. I thought it was possible to have three internal...

    I thought it was possible to have three internal pole mods?
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    George decided against sales in this thread: ...

    George decided against sales in this thread:

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/149289-Labor-day-sale?highlight=running+sales%2C

    "I have taken a long look at the market and it's...
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    George doesn't do sales.

    George doesn't do sales.
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    Waterproof hammock? I think not.

    Waterproof hammock? I think not.
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    I never take my HG 20* Phoenix below 30* F, but I...

    I never take my HG 20* Phoenix below 30* F, but I suppose a Burrow is a bit warmer. Good luck!
  19. There are some dead spots in America where group...

    There are some dead spots in America where group hangs rarely occur or have minimal attendance. You may have found one!

    One such dead spot is the Adirondacks. Despite this OP's insistence that he...
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    I have the sidecar and the peak shelf, and in two...

    I have the sidecar and the peak shelf, and in two years, have never used either of them. Not even once. They're there for show.
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    I started with the HG standard, but did not find...

    I started with the HG standard, but did not find the coverage sufficient. I got wet several times with wind-blown rain coming under the tarp. Then I upgraded to the Palace and haven't gotten wet...
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    I personally think the Housefly is too small for...

    I personally think the Housefly is too small for one person, well enough two. It's 10 ft. 8 inches long and 8 ft. 10 inches wide, not long enough for an 11 ft. hammock, and not wide enough to offer...
  23. I really wanted to win a postage-stamp asym tarp...

    I really wanted to win a postage-stamp asym tarp so I could practice site selection, but it was not to be.
  24. Nope, don't come with the tarp. Get them from...

    Nope, don't come with the tarp. Get them from Dutch or HG.
  25. I have cuben fiber snakeskins and a cuben fiber...

    I have cuben fiber snakeskins and a cuben fiber stuff sack. Works for me.
  26. If you're coming I'm coming. Don't forget the...

    If you're coming I'm coming. Don't forget the top quilt!:lol:

    You're in charge of bringing coffee.
  27. A few years ago, there was a guy who really...

    A few years ago, there was a guy who really obsessed over "backcountry" lightning in Arizona.
    ...
  28. By the way, my 12' ft. Dutch Winter Tarp without...

    By the way, my 12' ft. Dutch Winter Tarp without any cordage or doodads is $180, and an 11 footer would be $170. Dutch provides the options to trick this tarp out to include cordage, Dutch doodads,...
  29. I look forward to using the Dutch Winter Tarp....

    I look forward to using the Dutch Winter Tarp. It's a big, wide tarp - 12 ft. long by 11.5 ft. wide. That's a lot of tarp for winter. And it's polyester, which I like.

    As for all the cool Dutch...
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    Have you ever had an experienced hanger help you...

    Have you ever had an experienced hanger help you adjust the UQ? It doesn't sound like you have the underquilt set up right.
  31. I think I know what I won now. After consulting...

    I think I know what I won now. After consulting with Dutch, it appears I have a 12 ft. Winter Tarp with no pole mods (no poles included) and no tarp pull-outs on the sides. The tarp came with two...
  32. That's gonna add a few grams.

    That's gonna add a few grams.
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    I always look at the expected low temps and then...

    I always look at the expected low temps and then take quilts that are rated at least 10* lower than that. And ten degrees lower isn't always enough, but it's a pretty good buffer.

    For example, I...
  34. I just won a prototype of the Dutch Winter Tarp...

    I just won a prototype of the Dutch Winter Tarp at a hang this weekend. Can't wait to try it out!
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    My foot end is usually around 6" higher.

    My foot end is usually around 6" higher.
  36. I won the Dutch Winter Tarp in the raffle! This...

    I won the Dutch Winter Tarp in the raffle! This is my second time winning a Dutch item in a raffle. A couple of years ago, I won a Dutch Chameleon (camo), which will clash with the blue tarp, but I...
  37. Same guy who said, "I hang over the dying fire....

    Same guy who said, "I hang over the dying fire. That's all the bottom insulation you'll need."
    ...
  38. There are very few people who do not experience...

    There are very few people who do not experience condensation using the SuperShelter (BillyBob58, one of the top proponents of the Supershelter, will be along shortly).
  39. Two quarts of salsa verde cooling in the fridge....

    Two quarts of salsa verde cooling in the fridge. I can't tell how spicy it is because I guess I'm a little immune to habanero peppers. Anyway, the salsa verde will have a chance to marinate overnight...
  40. Batsto Village is the place. They close at 4 pm.

    Batsto Village is the place. They close at 4 pm.
  41. Probably not.

    Probably not.
  42. Booskerdoo has kindly donated coffee for this...

    Booskerdoo has kindly donated coffee for this hang. Next time you want some great fresh roasted coffee, check them out.

    http://www.booskerdoo.com
  43. Fallkniven, are you bringing your throwing knives...

    Fallkniven, are you bringing your throwing knives and cornhole?
  44. You sure you know how to operate that pepper...

    You sure you know how to operate that pepper spray? At a group hang a few years ago, an HF member named jshep420 managed to spray his own face with bear spray. It's hard to fathom how someone could...
  45. Heaven is near exit 58? Who knew?

    Heaven is near exit 58? Who knew?
  46. We should have grilled it.

    We should have grilled it.
  47. Breakfast meats I've had at group hangs: 1)...

    Breakfast meats I've had at group hangs:

    1) Mattyoc20 - cures his own bacon. I hope you can try it before you die.
    2) NJRedneck - can fry bacon better than anybody in history. Every piece is...
  48. P47Chowhound thinks grilling bacon is acceptable...

    P47Chowhound thinks grilling bacon is acceptable - that is verboten for me. Bacon is meant to be cooked crispy, not leathery. Njredneck is the ultimate bacon cooker - he knows how to cook bacon!

    I...
  49. You da man, err, woman!:lol: I hate pre-cooked...

    You da man, err, woman!:lol: I hate pre-cooked anything - just makes no sense to me.
  50. You do know that we have the biggest bacon glut...

    You do know that we have the biggest bacon glut in history right now? Forty millions pounds of bacon and they don't know how to sell it all. We haven't had such a surplus of bacon in 48 years.
    ...
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