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    Blaze, that setup looks awesome. Maybe add a...

    Blaze, that setup looks awesome. Maybe add a down UQ and you could go really low. A polar pod will be mine eventually. I've been thinking about getting a traveler but wanted to be able to use a...
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    Would a down bag be able to deal with that sort...

    Would a down bag be able to deal with that sort of treatment? Also, I'm intrigued by the zippered poncho liner offered by Wiggy's, has anyone used this? Will a poncho liner, a ccf pad, jeans socks...
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    one more vote for a freebird

    For me, for whatever reasons, the blackbird shape is the most comfortable lay...better than any non-footbox style. I also bugged Brandon about this idea a while back. He heartlessly told me to just...
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    Ridgeline purpose on Traveler?

    I have an ENO double nest and it has no ridgeline. What is the purpose of the RL on the traveler? On my blackbird, I can tell that the RL needs a fair amount of sag or else it gets too much of a...
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    Hey I had not seen the bear burrito oven before. ...

    Hey I had not seen the bear burrito oven before. Looks like a perfect fit on the BB...high class. Just looks like nylon, which alone will warm up prety well. Just think about how much warmer a two...
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    More tweaking

    I covered most of the remaining exposed fabric and netting at the ends of the hammock and snugged the 2 UQ's better and slept comfy at 9F last night. 67 degrees inside the pod.
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    pseudo polar pod test

    See long thread under speer hammocks. triple thick poncho liner polar pod wannabe kept blackbird cocoon at a balmy 58F on an 18 degree night.
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    Pure luxury!

    Tested the poor man's polar pod last night. It just seemed logical to me that the pod must be the most effective hammock insulation overall, although not minimalist.

    - temp 18F all night, no...
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    Too cold to test

    Temps at -15F last few days. I skiied today but need to hang at a more reasonable temp to see what a pseudo polar pod will do. Weatherman says warming trend ahead.
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    I'll call it the "Great Room" for its...

    I'll call it the "Great Room" for its hugeaciousness. I like using my PL over the ridgeline and net already. I know it just won't be as thermally efficient as a smaller dead space. We'll test it...
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    I'm going to do some measuring this weekend and...

    I'm going to do some measuring this weekend and see what circumference would work best for a pod around an occupied blackbird. I do wonder about the length of 10.5 ft being too long for the BB...
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    little hotties handwarmers. $2. Just use the...

    little hotties handwarmers. $2. Just use the handwarmer packs, NOT the footwarmers. The foot warmers are designed for very low oxygen levels inside boots so will get too hot in the footbox. They...
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    I don't like my ears, nose and face cold either....

    I don't like my ears, nose and face cold either. And I don't like fabric stretched onto my face or stocking caps. So I like to use a poncho liner draped over my hammock to get a 10-15 degree warmer...
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    The down does have some natural body oils that...

    The down does have some natural body oils that repel water to a degree. But when faced with overwhelming water for long enough, they "wet out", all the puffiness goes away and the down has no loft...
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    Hmmm. Good stuff to think about. Thanks guys. ...

    Hmmm. Good stuff to think about. Thanks guys.

    But I'm confused. Mac you say it won't work but BB says it will but with limitations.


    I'm not obsessed with getting the max warmth for...
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    Peapod on blackbird

    I saw some discussion of this but hoped for more info. If you leave the side tieouts unstaked on the BB, will the Speer peapod work on it? pros/cons? I lay pretty much on full diagonal in my BB...
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    Polar pod dimensions

    Does anyone have the Polar pod? How big is it? weight? packed size? Does it have more loft than the pea pod? Would it be a better choice to use around a WB Blackbird hammock (with the sides not...
  18. Thread: Firework hang

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    Firework hang

    New years eve. Just me and the wifey tonight. Waiting for midnight. Four hours to go. Wait a minute, it's 30 degrees outside and we've been sub-zero for weeks! I'm watching some fireworks from...
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    TW, Pads will work but underquilts UQ's are more...

    TW, Pads will work but underquilts UQ's are more comfortable for most people it seems. You can experiment with different widths of potential underquilts by using any old rectangular sleeping bags...
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    Consider this

    Is your bag a mummy? Here's another option: just modify it into a top quilt. Your need may be for an UQ but it seems like it might be easier to build one from another bag or from scratch. You're...
  21. How long and wide is the green one?

    How long and wide is the green one?
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    OK, pics are on gallery for underquilts. ...

    OK, pics are on gallery for underquilts. Compares the PL, UQ to mil spec PL for volume and stuffability. The UQ is in a wiggy's compression sack size small, next to a fully expanded 8X18 sack. The...
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    I'm pretty much with you on the weights there...

    I'm pretty much with you on the weights there Rambler. I don't backpack with the ground pad and would prefer a smaller UQ for backpacking, esp in above freezing weather. The UQ could be made any...
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    More on Wiggy's gear

    I saw the older thread on this and it looked like people were curious about Wiggy's gear. I have a wiggy's UQ that is 44 X 84 inches. It is the 20 degree thickness of insulation called L-12. It...
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