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  1. 3rd dibs! Plus my message is too short.

    3rd dibs! Plus my message is too short.
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    Mine does this too... I usually just throw a...

    Mine does this too... I usually just throw a pillow on top of the shock cord to keep it off my face.
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    Hammock sold!

    Hammock sold!
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    Bump + character limit.

    Bump + character limit.
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    This is unmodified, so it's still a bottom-entry...

    This is unmodified, so it's still a bottom-entry classic. It comes with the standard tarp (which came with it as a package). I'm still looking for those prussik hooks.

    3 answers for the price of...
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    SOLD: Hh Ulbp

    I have for sale a HH ULBP in good condition. The only thing missing are the prussik hooks for the tarp, as I usually tied it directly to the tree. I'll look for these in the meantime because I'm...
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    This is cool. For anyone who already has the...

    This is cool. For anyone who already has the gray/green model and is disappointed that they didn't wait for camo, I have a short story...

    Last weekend I was hanging in a park-n-camp (which I...
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    I did my pulls with homemade seam sealer and a...

    I did my pulls with homemade seam sealer and a small art paintbrush. You can't really see it once it's dry anyway, so I wouldn't worry about taping it off.
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    6thsies! Wait, is that right? How many freaking...

    6thsies! Wait, is that right? How many freaking people are in front of me? :D
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    They occasionally show up on steepandcheap.com...

    They occasionally show up on steepandcheap.com but you have to watch the site pretty religiously (I use the little desktop app that sits in the toolbar) and wade through all the THOUSANDS of pairs of...
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    I've said this elsewhere, but I'll repeat it...

    I've said this elsewhere, but I'll repeat it since it's been a while.

    I use a MJ as well and have NEVER had the ridgeline leak or any misting through the tarp, even in 6 hours of driving rain with...
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    Entropy, I looked at the ULA packs when I bought...

    Entropy, I looked at the ULA packs when I bought the Gregory. The Z55 is heavier (by close to 2lbs for the large, I believe), but it felt lighter on my back, and that's all I care about, not what it...
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    I also LOVE my Z55. Best of all the packs I own....

    I also LOVE my Z55. Best of all the packs I own. If you can get ahold of it I highly recommend it.
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    I love the ERL and have done it many times (to be...

    I love the ERL and have done it many times (to be fair, it's a lot closer for me :D ) Glad to see you got out and had some fun there.
  15. I'm always a side sleeper in a bed, but found I...

    I'm always a side sleeper in a bed, but found I sleep great in my WBBB on my back with my pack under my knees. Then again, sometimes I push it out of the way and go fetal... I'm a thrasher.
  16. I just ordered a brown deluxe b/c I was worried...

    I just ordered a brown deluxe b/c I was worried about coverage with the standard. NOW this thread gets bumped up :D
  17. Nomex 1.1 DL FTW!

    Nomex 1.1 DL FTW!
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    I'm also bringing a stand, if someone wants to...

    I'm also bringing a stand, if someone wants to keep track of how many of us will need trees.
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    Here in flyover country we have these things...

    Here in flyover country we have these things called "lightning points" on our houses (don't actually have them here in my LR subdivision, but the farm I grew up on in central IL had them on every...
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    This may have changed, but about a year and a...

    This may have changed, but about a year and a half ago when I bought mine (1.1dbl), the word on here was that mosquitoes can bite through the single layer hammocks but not double layers. They're bad...
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    If anyone else is from the little rock area we...

    If anyone else is from the little rock area we might as well carpool as long as schedules allow. I could potentially take 3 other adults comfortably and we could split the gas. If any of you are...
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    I've floated and fished the Buffalo for 10 years...

    I've floated and fished the Buffalo for 10 years now, and the others are right. The trout are in white river and somewhat in the mouth of the buffalo, but they're all stockers. Local ecologists...
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    I'm probably in, but I won't know until closer to...

    I'm probably in, but I won't know until closer to the actual date. I'll see if I can round up a stand so I can free up trees for others.
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    When mine leaked, they weren't really getting my...

    When mine leaked, they weren't really getting my stuff wet. The problem was that the wind was gusting around 65-70mph and I was on a rocky beach, scrambling around trying to get my corners tied back...
  25. I didn't read the whole thread but recently...

    I didn't read the whole thread but recently incorporated my Montbell down jacket into my sleep system on a trip that should have been too cold for my quilts. I was sweating all night every night.
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    When I seam-sealed my side pulls I used silicone...

    When I seam-sealed my side pulls I used silicone caulk thinned with mineral spirits and applied with a small art paintbrush I had lying around.

    As others have said, my tarp is heavy. Since it's...
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    Trout, as you can see by my profile, I use a WBBB...

    Trout, as you can see by my profile, I use a WBBB w/ 3/4 underquilt and a GoLite Ultra 20 topquilt. It's pretty much good for year-round in my neck of the woods with some added clothing like a down...
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    Same trouthunter from trailspace?

    Same trouthunter from trailspace?
  29. Don't make down quilts with it... the down will...

    Don't make down quilts with it... the down will come right through the fabric. If you're making some sort of synthetic it will probably be fine.
  30. I just started a thread the other day about this...

    I just started a thread the other day about this stuff. I weighed it once and it's more lik 0.9oz, not 1.1. Use the search function and put in my name to find the thread.
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    Same as the others here. I use a Yeti and GOlite...

    Same as the others here. I use a Yeti and GOlite TQ. I use one of those very large ziplock bags as a pack liner and shove the two quilts and my down parka in first with no stuff sacks.
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    Brandon charged me $15, I think, but that was...

    Brandon charged me $15, I think, but that was before he really got his site set up nice like it is now. I don't know what he charges for it now. Easiest way is to ask him. I've only had to use...
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    FWIW, I've been using the older big mambajamba...

    FWIW, I've been using the older big mambajamba for about a year now. I've had it out in rain driven by 65mph wind gusts and golfball sized hail. I found that the ridge doesn't leak at all, but I...
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    Anyone actually make a hammock out of this stuff...

    Anyone actually make a hammock out of this stuff to see if it would hold?

    I appreciate your comments, dutch!
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    Wal-mart ripstop

    So I happened on two different colors of ripstop-looking material at walmart yesterday. I was standing in line to buy it and the girl was taking forever to help the people in front of me. I started...
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    FWIW, I'm a light sleeper and tend to focus in on...

    FWIW, I'm a light sleeper and tend to focus in on all the strange sounds when I'm out. It keeps me from sleeping, so I usually wear earplugs for a restful night's slumber. Might make some people...
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    My god... that tarp is gigantorous.

    My god... that tarp is gigantorous.
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    I changed to a Fancee Feast stove and Heinie Pot....

    I changed to a Fancee Feast stove and Heinie Pot.
    Stopped wearing boots and started hiking in Vasque Mantra hiking shoes.
    I now take only 1 extra pair of socks and wash/dry as I go.
    I carry less...
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    To liven up the mix, a quote from firearms...

    To liven up the mix, a quote from firearms instructor and author John Ross on the definition of paranoia:

    "My definition of the difference between preparation and paranoia is the degree of...
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    These are all hypotheticals. I can give you a...

    These are all hypotheticals. I can give you a few real life experiences.

    1) Ran into feral hogs on the buffalo river while floating. I was armed (not legal at the time). They charged the canoe....
  41. I use the summer Yeti (3/4) as my sole underquilt...

    I use the summer Yeti (3/4) as my sole underquilt and have had it below 30. It gets uncomfortable at about 20 unless you put some thought into it. I am a warm sleeper.

    When I'm not too worried...
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    You could do it, but it would take some...

    You could do it, but it would take some creativity. You have to have something to give the net some support to keep it away from you. Hiking poles/sticks/fence posts would work for this... they...
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    I have the old long model and mine is 21.6oz for...

    I have the old long model and mine is 21.6oz for those who wanted real weights.
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    Got the backcountry.com version. LIke you said,...

    Got the backcountry.com version. LIke you said, it's a couple of bucks plus shipping, but it's very nice.
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    I'll second these products. I have the UL parka...

    I'll second these products. I have the UL parka from them and it might be the best piece of gear I've bought. Someone's going to get a good deal on this.
  46. Love my big MJ in sil. It's so good I can't...

    Love my big MJ in sil. It's so good I can't justify replacing it, even though the spinn stuff looks nice. Plus it's in Brandon's "stealthy" gray/green color.
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    Brandon made the Black Mamba with design...

    Brandon made the Black Mamba with design characteristics from an Ultra20 I sent him. I sent with it a list of the things I thought were weaknesses with the GoLite design. From what I gather, he...
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    Trail, if you've got more boys interested I've...

    Trail, if you've got more boys interested I've got a HH ultralight used a few nights for $100 shipped.
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    The kind Randy has is what I used to use, but the...

    The kind Randy has is what I used to use, but the little glass tube fell off into my hammock and then broke, almost poking a hole in my hammock. Be careful with those!
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    I've used my pack in the past. A pillow or...

    I've used my pack in the past. A pillow or stuffsac doesn't work for me because it's not big enough. I'm currently working on a sling type thing that will hang off the ridgeline and support my...
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