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  1. I try to never say never but this is very close...

    I try to never say never but this is very close to truth for me too. Email-only is bad enough but I get it for small vendors. However the contact form is the worst way to communicate, IMO.
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    Looks like a great trip! Thanks for the report! ...

    Looks like a great trip! Thanks for the report! If you use hiking poles, you can employ them to shimmy your tree straps a good bit higher on the tree than what you can reach with your arms. My...
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    So sorry to hear about your brother. I'm about...

    So sorry to hear about your brother. I'm about your age but live in GA so logistics would be a challenge for us to hike together but I do have a suggestion. Check out the "Hang outs and Trip...
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    I just completed a through of the Foothills Trail...

    I just completed a through of the Foothills Trail with some other Forums members and spent a lot of time paring down my gear list of all but the most essential items. I still brought my Dutch gear...
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    You said you would eventually get a 40 degree...

    You said you would eventually get a 40 degree quilt. When you do decide to do that, I would strongly suggest trying a 3/4 length as, IMO, they are less $, lighter, less bulky, and easier to get a...
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    Sorry I do no know the answer to answer to your...

    Sorry I do no know the answer to answer to your question, but I do know that they are very good quality and have been durable for me. It seems like the time they would be weakest would be when the...
  7. FS: I'll take the halfwit. Please PM PP info. Thanks

    I'll take the halfwit. Please PM PP info. Thanks
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    Poll: NO! No, you may not use that as a top quilt...

    NO! No, you may not use that as a top quilt under any circumstances. Hammock Camping is a family-friendly pastime and the use of something called "Sexy Hotness" would be hormonal overload to the...
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    No, I just got the pot alone. It's cut down a...

    No, I just got the pot alone. It's cut down a bit so it's not a full size pot-extremely compact and worked well at home. Field report coming next week!
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    Good Point! Maybe I'll be better off to make a...

    Good Point! Maybe I'll be better off to make a single use cozy and keep in the food bag!
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    Thanks. I wasn't sure if the adhesive would...

    Thanks. I wasn't sure if the adhesive would stick to the slick surface, but I'll certainly give it a shot! BTW, Shug, thank you for all you've done in your videos to help me and so many others...
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    Temporarily sealing reflectix?

    I am trying to get an extra use for the 12x16 piece of reflectix that I always carry and use for a "doormat", ground sheet, knee pad, suppelemental emergency insulation, etc. I recently acquired a...
  13. Very well made and enjoyable video! I especially...

    Very well made and enjoyable video! I especially liked how you narrated it.
  14. Did he have some kind of budget quilts using the...

    Did he have some kind of budget quilts using the 50/50 blend? I hadn't bought anything from him in the last few years and don't recall that when I placed my order.
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    Greetings from a fellow Georgian, although I'm...

    Greetings from a fellow Georgian, although I'm not sure I've ever been to Springfield!
  16. He's up on Facebook as of this morning. I have...

    He's up on Facebook as of this morning. I have bought a few items from him and have had great service so far. He's been very helpful answering any questions I've had. Man, there's a lot of...
  17. IIRC, Marty claimed the older ones good to 45...

    IIRC, Marty claimed the older ones good to 45 degrees, then a few years ago, he switched to 900fp and lowered the rating to 40.
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    While it's true that the vast majority of...

    While it's true that the vast majority of experienced hammockers switch over to underquilts, don't assume it is something you have to do. For example, Tim Watson, a popular Youtuber hammock camper...
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    Just remember, all those bells and whistles come...

    Just remember, all those bells and whistles come with TWO costs: $$$ being one and ounces/grams being the other. A spreadsheet listing all your gear and its weight seems like a super-geeky thing to...
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    I've been in some big storms in my WL Tadpole...

    I've been in some big storms in my WL Tadpole which I believe is only 7'8" wide and only got wet once-on Springer Mountain in a driving rain. (For some reason, it always seems to be howling on...
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    I had this same problem for a long time. The...

    I had this same problem for a long time. The first times I tried to sleep in a hammock I stayed up almost all night long. The funny thing was that even though I didn't get much sleep, I still felt...
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    [QUOTE=swampfox;1961813]Heads up! NOTICE: The...

    [QUOTE=swampfox;1961813]Heads up!
    NOTICE: The first bridge above Virginia Hawkins Falls has been badly damaged by a fallen tree and is impassable. Until a reroute can be determined it will be...
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    Check out the Foothills trail in SC. Lots of...

    Check out the Foothills trail in SC. Lots of videos from HF members on it. Also, check out the Red River Gorge in KY and Linville Gorge in NC. Sipsey Wilderness in AL or do a section hike on the...
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    FS: I'll take it. Please PM PP info.

    I'll take it. Please PM PP info.
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    I am 5' 7" on a good day and have both short...

    I am 5' 7" on a good day and have both short Incubators and Phoenix quilts. If I had it to do over again, I would only have the Phoenix because it's lighter (not a concern of yours), but also packs...
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    What's the rib joint in Murphy? My brother lives...

    What's the rib joint in Murphy? My brother lives there. Thanks
  27. FS: Sorry for the confusion, just came in from some...

    Sorry for the confusion, just came in from some work. I took the "nevermind" to mean Brooklyn wouldn't take them after all.
  28. FS: Kind of confused here but if Brooklyn doesn't...

    Kind of confused here but if Brooklyn doesn't want the pockets, I'll take them. Please PM PP info.
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    I attach mine with the tag end of the straps that...

    I attach mine with the tag end of the straps that I use to hang the hammock. I use dyneema straps beckett hitched to the loops on the hammock, then take the remaining strap and beckett hitch to the...
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    Thanks, Caminante and Skater! Skater, that BMT...

    Thanks, Caminante and Skater! Skater, that BMT hike sounds very interesting. I've done a few miles on it North of Long Creek Falls in GA. Just to get this straight, the BMT crosses 74 and there is...
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    Weekender near Murphy, NC?

    My brother is a longtime hunter/fisherman/outdoorsy type but has never been backpacking. When it warms up some, I'd like to take him on a two nighter up near his home in Murphy. I'm not too...
  32. I just bought it as well! See you on the NYT...

    I just bought it as well! See you on the NYT bestsellser list!
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    Add it to the list!

    Add it to the list!
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    It was an honor to be "The Fall Guy" in another...

    It was an honor to be "The Fall Guy" in another Hornblower original!
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    Would be a great TrailName for someone just ripe...

    Would be a great TrailName for someone just ripe for the picking!
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    I too am 5'7 on a good day. I have a short...

    I too am 5'7 on a good day. I have a short incubator that only gets used when my whole family goes out because I love my Phoenix so much. I, too use a down pillow so I position the back of the...
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    I was really impressed by it-especially...

    I was really impressed by it-especially considering its shortness. Of course, shortness is a trait of mine as well and hammocking is one of the few areas I'm aware of where being short is an...
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    Ha! 26 years and still my best friend-even if we...

    Ha! 26 years and still my best friend-even if we don't share all the same interests.
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    Hello Pensy. If I were actually camping, I'd...

    Hello Pensy. If I were actually camping, I'd have used warmer gear, but just wanted to find out the bottom end on these quilts. Come to think of it, going out to sleep knowing there is a very good...
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    Ah, the old filibuster maneuver! Don't get me...

    Ah, the old filibuster maneuver! Don't get me wrong, she wasn't trying to stop me from going, just questioning my sanity for going out at all. LOL at the sign you've given enough info to satisfy!
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    I'm not sure, maybe it's because you see those...

    I'm not sure, maybe it's because you see those nice quilts getting soaked on the outside and you're afraid the inside is just as bad-does bad things to the soul! I'm just glad I didn't have to pack...
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    Only ya'll can appreciate this....

    I posted this in the "Trip Reports" Forum because technically this is a trip-a series of trips to my backyard gear testing. Here in N. Ga we've finally got a string of clear weather with some decent...
  43. FS: Quilt is sold to ZRaptor.

    Quilt is sold to ZRaptor.
  44. FS: Sure Hudson...For some reason I can't get pics to...

    Sure Hudson...For some reason I can't get pics to upload from my phone but I'll be glad to email or text anyone pics if you PM me with your phone number. Thanks and sorry for the inconvenience.
  45. FS: Peppy, it is 36 inches wide in the middle and 68...

    Peppy, it is 36 inches wide in the middle and 68 inches long. Thanks for the tip, OldNWay, but I already have another partial length quilt that I use so I figured I would pass this one along to...
  46. FS: Wilderness Logics Summer Series Full Length UQ

    Has been used less than five nights. Excellent condition. Olive green No damage whatsoever. Stored loose in a smoke free home. We had a dog and cat but they never got close to my gear closet. I...
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    I have one and love it for many reasons. See my...

    I have one and love it for many reasons. See my review in the Gear Review forum. That being said, I'm with skater in that I don't see a way to make it into the "bag" it would need to be to perform...
  48. Thanks. Congrats on the 7OT win Saturday!

    Thanks. Congrats on the 7OT win Saturday!
  49. Are shockcord loops necessary on silpoly tarps?

    I'm awaiting delivery of my first silpoly tarp. I've always had good success using loops of shockcord on the corner tieouts to help tension the silnylon tarps during the night. Should this be...
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    Good work, Sid! Looking forward to seeing it in...

    Good work, Sid! Looking forward to seeing it in action soon!
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