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    I have not used the Jarbidge with a cub, I have...

    I have not used the Jarbidge with a cub, I have used it with the Explorer so I would think it would work with the cub. I'm fairly new, but you adjust the quilt to fit the person in the quilt and not...
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    Hi from Albemarle!

    Hi from Albemarle!
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    Our troop has about 50% of the boys that use...

    Our troop has about 50% of the boys that use hammocks. They tend to go back to their tents in the Winter. A lot of our older Scouts had previously migrated to buying their own solo tents. As far...
  4. Flatline, Marty convinced me I didn't need the...

    Flatline,
    Marty convinced me I didn't need the continuous ridgeline anymore when I bought my Tadpole and I've just been using two cords on each end. However, I can see the continuous ridgeline...
  5. Summer Quilt: 3 season Yeti Versus 40 degree Phoenix?

    I've made the PLUQ and it's okay. I have a Greylock 3 that I really like. I'm just contemplating a dedicated Summer quilt. I was thinking about a 40 degree quilt from Hammock Gear, but I've had...
  6. Thanks. I'll give them a few. Like the...

    Thanks. I'll give them a few. Like the idea/concept just wondered how much the pole rubs on the ridge area?
  7. I bought my son a 30 degree prodigy. I got him a...

    I bought my son a 30 degree prodigy. I got him a wide as he ground camps a lot with his Scout troop. Really nice quilt. I used it a couple of months ago with my Greylock 3 at 32 F and was very...
  8. Tadpole Side Pole Accessory Question

    Love my Tadpole tarp. I've been using shock cord on the side pullouts and have enjoyed this feature. I'm going to order a door kit for the tarp and I noticed the pole mod accessory. Does anyone...
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    I bought a Stealth then a Greylock 3. Have been...

    I bought a Stealth then a Greylock 3. Have been so happy with the products and service that I recently bought a 20 degree top quilt (wide version) that I haven't had a chance to use yet. Great...
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    I started with a Hennessy Hex. Good solid tarp. ...

    I started with a Hennessy Hex. Good solid tarp. Provides a lot of coverage and makes up for some inexperience in setting up. I gave it to my 12 year old son and it works well for him. I bought a...
  11. Thanks for the input. It's going to be a...

    Thanks for the input. It's going to be a difficult decision.....
  12. Warbonnet XLC and Drea Hammock Roaming Gnome

    I'm thinking about a new hammock. Do not need one. But that's beside the point. I started with a Hennessy Explorer Deluxe and have been happy with it. I bought a Lite Owl for Winter. Now, I'm...
  13. A Hennessy Explorer Deluxe was my first hammock...

    A Hennessy Explorer Deluxe was my first hammock (bought about 2 1/2 years ago). I still own it and I use it when the 'skeeters' are out and about. I have a Lite Owl that I use during colder...
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    I personally don't have the silk liners, but I...

    I personally don't have the silk liners, but I have some experience with liners in my ground/hammocking days. A local store was having an 'out-of-business' sale and I picked up the Sea to Summit...
  15. This should work pretty well. One guy as a video...

    This should work pretty well. One guy as a video on Youtube demonstrating this same blanket in a hammock. I made a 'Hillbilly" version using a USGI poncho liner. I sewed velcro up the side about...
  16. Longing for Summer : Bottom Insulation Question

    This ole Hillbilly is ready for Summer. My first underquilt was the 'standard No-Sew PLUQ'. I've since added a Jarbidge and a Greylock 3. I'm a fairly cold sleeper and have used the PLUQ even in...
  17. I've only used a sleeping bag on ground. I have...

    I've only used a sleeping bag on ground. I have a 15 F Big Agnes that I have routinely used in the low 20s. I have always slept comfortably wearing only a pair of boxers and a thin pair of Merino...
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    Hello from Albemarle!

    Hello from Albemarle!
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    I purchased my 12 year old son the Buginator. We...

    I purchased my 12 year old son the Buginator. We didn't realize they are designed for 11' hammocks so he didn't like how it didn't completely seal on the bottom. I kept it for use with my 11' Lite...
  20. Thanks to all. That 1.7 Green looks mighty fine!

    Thanks to all. That 1.7 Green looks mighty fine!
  21. Blackbird and Blackbiird XLC 'standard' fabric colors

    I know you can order each Blackbird and Blackbird XLC in the camo fabric, but what is the 'standard' non-camo color. Is the Blackbird black and the Blackbird XLC green? Looks like varies in some of...
  22. The interesting issue maynot be the pad, but the...

    The interesting issue maynot be the pad, but the application of the pad. The OP indicated the temperatures were in the 40s and 50s. That pad (I also think it's rated to around 35F. I have the...
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    +1 on Mr. Shug's pictures and directions. I saw...

    +1 on Mr. Shug's pictures and directions. I saw these and did the same to my Greylock 3. Worked like a charm. First night out the temperature hovered around a balmy 32 F and I slept like a baby...
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    Hello from Albemarle!

    Hello from Albemarle!
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    With respect to the JRB video and the Greylock 3,...

    With respect to the JRB video and the Greylock 3, the fact that your hammock is a zipper should make the process easier. You don't have to try and re-position the quilt after you've entered the...
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    Give Marty a call. He helped me a lot on the...

    Give Marty a call. He helped me a lot on the phone when I ordered mine. An all-around good guy. My experience has been that he talks openly and honestly. I bought the 12' ridgeline to give myself...
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    BY no means am I an expert about underquilts. ...

    BY no means am I an expert about underquilts. I'm extremely new. A few questions:
    1. Have you watched Shug's video with the title 'underquitls revisited'? In this video, he shows adjusting a JRB...
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    Dutch Hammock Fabric Comparison

    What's the advantages/disadvantage comparisons between the Argon hammock fabric and the PolyD fabric? Is it just a "feel" preference? TNX.
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    Hello from NC! I'm originally from East...

    Hello from NC! I'm originally from East Tennessee myself. If you want a great tarp that you can add doors on, check out the Wilderness Logics Tadpole. Love mine.
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    Hello from Albemarle! +1 on the Wilderness...

    Hello from Albemarle!
    +1 on the Wilderness Logics Tadpole. I started with a Hennessy Hammock and it came with the Hex tarp. It is a good tarp with a lot of coverage. I have given it to my 13 year...
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    Yeti question

    Curious newbie here. Watched Brandon's video on the Yeti and he mentioned it's asymmetric design with a dedicated head and foot end. I know it is designed for the BB which has the foot box to the...
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    I've used the Jarbidge 3/4 quilt with my side tie...

    I've used the Jarbidge 3/4 quilt with my side tie outs on my explorer deluxe. I just don't spread them as wide as I do without the under quilt.
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    I have the Grey lock 3. Yes, all the down moves....

    I have the Grey lock 3. Yes, all the down moves. That is one advantage I think JRB has is that the down will settle to the bottom of the baffles where you are laying. Just my opinion. I've used mine...
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    I have not used my Greylock 3 with my Hennessy...

    I have not used my Greylock 3 with my Hennessy yet. I have used another partial underquilt with success on my Hennessy, but found it was easier to keep in place using the Triangle Thingies from AHE....
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    I've got a new Geeylock 3 as well. I used it two...

    I've got a new Geeylock 3 as well. I used it two nights at approximately 30 F and was well pleased. I added the shock cord Prussik loops on each corner that Shug showed on his Grey lock 4. Worked...
  36. I think Shug has a video of Shug in the 3rd...

    I think Shug has a video of Shug in the 3rd person or maybe even Karl dining on the delicacy of boiled peanuts. I'd reckon a fella could pass a lot of time learning about the culinary delights of...
  37. It just doesn't get a whole lot better than that....

    It just doesn't get a whole lot better than that. Shrug, to the rescue!
  38. Shug did a very detailed video on under quilts....

    Shug did a very detailed video on under quilts. The first example in the video is using a JRB Hudson River as an under quilt. I'd think the process would be very similar. I'd insert a link, but to be...
  39. I bought my 12 year old a Freebird hammock from...

    I bought my 12 year old a Freebird hammock from Dream Hammocks. For $75, you get a great hammock custom made for you and the suspension system. I later purchased him a Buginator, but he did not...
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    Not really sure what qualifies as a 'beginner's...

    Not really sure what qualifies as a 'beginner's hammock, but Derek Hansen gave it pretty good remarks on an initialreview . I will not buy one as I cannot fathom anything more comfortable than my...
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    Those Jacks R truly Better! Have also had great...

    Those Jacks R truly Better! Have also had great service with them.
  42. I've not tried that way. I have tied a Figure 8...

    I've not tried that way. I have tied a Figure 8 on a bight and used a carabiner with the old marlin spike hitch. It worked fairly well. You just have to redo the msh to make adjustments. I still use...
  43. Id be willing to bet this is the first trip...

    Id be willing to bet this is the first trip report video with the song 'Nasty Girl' playing as an intro! Enjoy your videos. Thanks for sharing.
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    My summer Stealth from JRB has the omni tape and...

    My summer Stealth from JRB has the omni tape and snaps and I love that. Just thinking that for less than 30F the sewn might be the way to go.
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    Top Quilt Foot Box Experiences

    With all of the great sales, I"m contemplating a new top quilt. Expected lowest temperatures in the 25-30F range. I use a partial under quilt with a supplemental pad. Lowest I have slept so far is...
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    Wonder if Papa Smurf would sew one on each side...

    Wonder if Papa Smurf would sew one on each side of a hammock for those that like to have both 'nuts' within easy reach?
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    Marty makes great gear and he is such a nice guy...

    Marty makes great gear and he is such a nice guy to talk with.
  48. Tnx, I'll just try the one on the bottom. I did...

    Tnx, I'll just try the one on the bottom. I did follow your guidance and made sure the under quilt suspension was over the top quilt. Stayed nice and snug slept well until that lost deer wandered...
  49. partial quilt, pad, and condensation help

    I tried out my new 20 degree partial quilt this weekend. Overall, very pleased. 32 degrees both nights and light winds. Used a 30 degree top quilt. I didn't want to risk being cold so I placed a...
  50. +1 on Arrowhead. I have a couple of Jarbidge...

    +1 on Arrowhead. I have a couple of Jarbidge underquilts that are really nice. Also, my son has a Prodigy topquilt from Englightned Equipment. It's a really nice piece of gear as well.
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