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    Take this with a grain of salt too.

    Take this with a grain of salt too.
  2. I've hit freezing in mine with a light base...

    I've hit freezing in mine with a light base layer. I'm middle of the road between hot/cold sleeping. The difference for me is I carry my zero degree phincubator almost always so makes the temps more...
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    I got the clip ons to try before sewing but never...

    I got the clip ons to try before sewing but never could figure it out so they just sit in my gear box. I'm lost too.
  4. +1. I have the same setup[emoji6] . Never had it...

    +1. I have the same setup[emoji6] . Never had it higher than 70. Never been to hot unless I had too much top quilt.
  5. Sunkmail and I did 'em both last year. Definitely...

    Sunkmail and I did 'em both last year. Definitely nice local trips. The views from the top on HSCT are incredible.
  6. -Howe Sound Crest Trail (starts from Cypress and...

    -Howe Sound Crest Trail (starts from Cypress and ends at Porteau Cove)
    -Elsay Lake (Starts from Mt. Seymour parking lot by the lifts and ends back there again)

    These are close overnight trips,...
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    Mine goes everywhere with me. Thanks for funding...

    Mine goes everywhere with me. Thanks for funding these Dutch!
  8. It is very personal. I have the stingerz with...

    It is very personal. I have the stingerz with lash it lines much like you mentioned ony Superfly, same for my HG tarp. I also think Brandon recommends the two lines over a CRL for his tarps.
  9. My HG standard 11' with doors, stingerz and...

    My HG standard 11' with doors, stingerz and lash-it tie outs is 270g. Covers my XLC well.
  10. Thread: XLC Stand Help

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    I may be doing it wrong but I have a 10' ridge...

    I may be doing it wrong but I have a 10' ridge pole that works well. I have Whoopie hooks on my continuous loops and it fits fine if tight to get the hooks into the loops.
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    Five for me, XLC for summer camping, Dutch Argon...

    Five for me, XLC for summer camping, Dutch Argon 11 for winter, MadTree Core that I snooze in occasionally but never overnight anymore, a cloth one from Thailand that started it all and lastly my...
  12. I got in as well but when he didn't reply I...

    I got in as well but when he didn't reply I figured he was drinking the beers before replying...
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    Had a raccoon paw me from below, woke me up and...

    Had a raccoon paw me from below, woke me up and it bolted. Just saw him as he went over the fence.
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    I don't like the way they pack in the skins...

    I don't like the way they pack in the skins either but still use them as I just shove them in the mesh pocket of my bag. It's definitely a love/hate thing for me.
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    Boom, enjoy! :shades:

    Boom, enjoy! :shades:
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    No problem. It definitely seems off. I have both...

    No problem. It definitely seems off. I have both those hammocks and a similar UQ, only 5" longer than yours. On my Dutch hammock the primary suspension is over my legs. There is no way for it to cut...
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    Glad that it's better but still wondering what...

    Glad that it's better but still wondering what was cutting in? The primary runs parallel to your body and can't cut into you. Are you referring to the cords that cinch the ends closed?
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    My first reason I did this was to save having to...

    My first reason I did this was to save having to buy sets of hooks for each suspension. I used to just move the loops onto whichever hammock I was using. I only have two sets now so I always have...
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    Which cords are digging in? The primary runs end...

    Which cords are digging in? The primary runs end to end so that doesn't sound like the problem. My Phincubator is just a bit longer than your Phoenix and I have it super tight with no cutting into me.
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    I thread the hook onto the loop beforehand. I...

    I thread the hook onto the loop beforehand. I can't see it fitting through the hole otherwise. I just ran outside and snapped a photo of it in use. That's where I spend most nights of the week.
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  21. Way to go!

    Way to go!
  22. Should work fine. I haven't he same thing....

    Should work fine. I haven't he same thing. Coverage from heels to mid thigh with my 2/3 UQ. Not much condensation but it is there.
  23. I've never noticed that...huh.

    I've never noticed that...huh.
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    I know it's slightly different take but I have my...

    I know it's slightly different take but I have my whoopie hooks on the continuous loops. That way I can hook to any suspension.

    It hooks to the Amsteel whoopies, Amsteel UCR's, the stock...
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    SOLD: I'm probably getting in late but I'd like two of...

    I'm probably getting in late but I'd like two of each if available.
  26. Ah, now I see what you were talking about. Love...

    Ah, now I see what you were talking about. Love these!
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    I have the Adutchable, the Dutch Buckle,...

    I have the Adutchable, the Dutch Buckle, basically all youp mentioned Banjoman. The Buckle is best for me with long straps and a whoopie/ucr. The Adutchable lets me adjust it from the strap. I find...
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    My first hammy was short, around 9.5 feet. I had...

    My first hammy was short, around 9.5 feet. I had to string it super tight to get comfortable. I moved to a longer hammock and that fixed it. I still get a calf ridge though. No amount of adjustments,...
  29. Thread: Nice camp!

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    Nice camp!

    Thought my hammock brethren might enjoy this. Hammocks, lean-to's and bushcraft!

    http://thejackstraw.tumblr.com/post/100356593485/autumn
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    That's pretty cool. What did you use to make the...

    That's pretty cool. What did you use to make the bends in your tool?
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    HYOH I guess. Gets pretty gusty here on the...

    HYOH I guess. Gets pretty gusty here on the Pacific but yeah, I often camp wherever I want, not in a designated spot and we got tons of places to choose from for hiding from that pesky sideways rain...
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    2 Dutchware hammocks, 2 HUG bugnets from...

    2 Dutchware hammocks, 2 HUG bugnets from Arrowhead Equipment should work fine. Will cost you around $140 for those 4 items. Use your current sleeping pad and bags and you're rolling. You may need to...
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    Fair point, I'm not big on the math but it does...

    Fair point, I'm not big on the math but it does work for me and my wife with our 11' hammocks here on the West Coast of Canada in light rain. I would definitely want my Superfly for heavier weather....
  34. Thread: Pillow ideas?

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    I carry a down hoodie on every trip. Stuffs into...

    I carry a down hoodie on every trip. Stuffs into its own pocket. Instant pillow.
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    Good thing we all weigh in then. He didn't...

    Good thing we all weigh in then. He didn't mention he needed a four season tarp, he said three. I would still stand by the Standard with doors as suitable for bunk bed use except in the heavy wind...
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    I have both those tarps. Love them and yes, the...

    I have both those tarps. Love them and yes, the HG is worth it IMO.

    The coverage is going to be more problematic for the bottom hammy if it's hammering down. That extra 1.5' makes a difference in...
  37. Thread: Ti Cinch Buckles

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    Lol, of course the writers of Last Saskatchewan...

    Lol, of course the writers of Last Saskatchewan Pirate would come up with this. As an ex-prairie lad this put a smile on my face!
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    My buddy spends 4 weeks a year volunteering in...

    My buddy spends 4 weeks a year volunteering in the Amazon.

    Get the biggest tarp you are able. The Superfly is a good option since the doors will help when it's cold. If it's anything like my...
  39. Thread: Ti Cinch Buckles

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    We're sorry. Should we stop ordering...;)

    We're sorry. Should we stop ordering...;)
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    Now that is customer service and a great example...

    Now that is customer service and a great example if integrity!
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    I wash cold and gentle, handled one wash fine....

    I wash cold and gentle, handled one wash fine. Time will tell for longer, I'll try and remember to update next time I do it. Boston's ideal sounds better in the long run.
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    I'll try and remember to snap a photo of what I...

    I'll try and remember to snap a photo of what I mean when I get home but think of it like a marlin spike hitch, using the toggle as the pin.

    Definitely a backcountry camping trick, never done...
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    Tenacious tape fixed my down jacket. 1 year,...

    Tenacious tape fixed my down jacket. 1 year, still holding.

    It happens, don't beat yourself up. I cursed like crazy when I snagged the hole in my jacket. It happened as I was heading out for a...
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    I use Lash-It for my line and have for years. I...

    I use Lash-It for my line and have for years. I have a Dutch hook on one end and I tie the far end loose. I make toggles out of sticks to hook into pant loops or hang loops in my wool. I drape socks....
  45. If you have lots of bugs near you I'd recommend...

    If you have lots of bugs near you I'd recommend the XLC. I'm 186cm and it is a fantastic hammock for me.

    If few bugs, opt for making your own as mentioned above. That way you can see if you like...
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    Sounds great. Shoot me a text when you have an...

    Sounds great. Shoot me a text when you have an idea.
  47. Thread: Night sounds?

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    +1 And I probably need to sleep out more...

    +1

    And I probably need to sleep out more often.

    I find if I haven't slept out in a while that the first night is a little restless but if I get out at least once a month it doesn't bother me. ...
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    You should swing over for a look at my stand...

    You should swing over for a look at my stand Scott. I'll be out tomorrow but anytime during the week you're welcome to see the hinges I got and how they are holding up.
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    Hello from Vancouver! Hope you got a bug net...

    Hello from Vancouver!

    Hope you got a bug net for hanging in Ontario! My wife is from Sudbury and every time I visit I wonder if the bugs will carry me away...
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    Same as above. I never go out without Tenacious...

    Same as above. I never go out without Tenacious Tape.
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