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    I like mine about 2' shorter than my hammock then...

    I like mine about 2' shorter than my hammock then should anyone rip a hammock there's a slightly short spare
  2. I found a couple of the different types of...

    I found a couple of the different types of water-resistant down to perform significantly worse that a untreated quality down. Quilts might be OK (but I've yet to wet a quilt outside of a dunk in the...
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    The whole setup is great but that quilt is...

    The whole setup is great but that quilt is blummin' marvellous. Kudos.
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    They don't grow geese commercialy in Siberia,...

    They don't grow geese commercialy in Siberia, marketing BS
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    The thin light is evazote foam, a Google search...

    The thin light is evazote foam, a Google search will give you some temp ranges. It's the best foam I've found for hammocks but It's expensive and pretty delicate, warm and comfortable though
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    Welcome aboard from the north west

    Welcome aboard from the north west
  7. The snugpak mentioned will take you nowhere near...

    The snugpak mentioned will take you nowhere near freezing IMHO, I've always found snugpak have vastly overstated temperature ratings compared to the cottage vendors
  8. The rain storm should be handled by your DWR...

    The rain storm should be handled by your DWR shell and UQP, if you think you need it. Humidity is more of issue should it get mixed in with sweat etc, but it shouldn't be more than a few grams that...
  9. To the OP: try wetting the down you have. I've...

    To the OP: try wetting the down you have. I've found that wetting good quality down is much much more difficult a task than it first appears and that any fabric with a half decent DWR is plenty...
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    I like that idea a lot, thanks for sharing

    I like that idea a lot, thanks for sharing
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    Nice build! I tried the closure method you've got...

    Nice build! I tried the closure method you've got but your's is spot on, mine certainly didn't look that great. Well done sir.
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    You can admit that is a cushion for your...

    You can admit that is a cushion for your diamantéd chihuahua, we won't judge ;-)
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    Having done A, C and D: A is easy, works well and...

    Having done A, C and D: A is easy, works well and easy to stuff. B, I did it sewn through but it was difficult to stuff but looked fantastic and really stable. C, surprisingly easy to do, looks great...
  14. Yeah they definitely look cool, I think I will...

    Yeah they definitely look cool, I think I will probably round those corners off and see what happens. Even if it's just for hanging at home rather than trips
  15. So I thought I found the perfect suspension system

    But alas...

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    DMM ice axe leashes supplied the clips and just threaded through some mule tape (duraline). Happened in less than 2 hours but I sell hammock gear so I do setup and...
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    Great work Tacblades, I used a similar one made...

    Great work Tacblades, I used a similar one made from primaloft 60gsm and it worked great. Though admittedly I used it more as a summer bag most of the time
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    I say build that quilt, even if it isn't amazing...

    I say build that quilt, even if it isn't amazing just pull out the insulation and reuse it and only a $60 shell ruined. If it works you'll have a one of a kind super musk quilt, which everyone will...
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    Gadget: those hex nuts are the king for...

    Gadget: those hex nuts are the king for hammocking as you can rethread the hammock suspension through the holes in different ways for different gaps, I usually just take two with me as a just incase...
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    Nice work there Becky. I great way to simplify...

    Nice work there Becky. I great way to simplify the sewing of the zip and the mitten hook, genius!
  20. A lamzac bag with a down quilt stuffed in would...

    A lamzac bag with a down quilt stuffed in would be more than an emergency make do, stuff a top quilt in there and that's a king among lounging around camp.

    Great idea gadget
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    I'd consider it a bit of a waste unless it could...

    I'd consider it a bit of a waste unless it could double duty as a bivy bag or something
  22. Awesome! Although the bar has been raised as now...

    Awesome! Although the bar has been raised as now dutchware is no longer DIY enough
  23. No, it shouldn't really make any difference to...

    No, it shouldn't really make any difference to the wetness or drying time in the morning as the moisture from sweat will be mostly vapour and DWR wouldn't effect the vapour coming out of the bag...
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    Brilliant build and a great guide too, thanks TZB

    Brilliant build and a great guide too, thanks TZB
  25. I'd personally use a backup stitch with a normal...

    I'd personally use a backup stitch with a normal sewing machine just on the inside of the 4 thread overlock/serger to make a '5 stitch overlocker stitch', I find it gives a nicer finish IMO
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    If you make a sewn through synthetic go for...

    If you make a sewn through synthetic go for primaloft gold as it's lighter, warmer and more compressible that climashield. I do like my primaloft quilts and have made several sewn through but don't...
  27. Welcome aboard, very interesting bargain setup BTW

    Welcome aboard, very interesting bargain setup BTW
  28. Wouldn't cutting a corner increase the relative...

    Wouldn't cutting a corner increase the relative length of that seam making the edge more floppy?
  29. Very cool. Though I'd be interested as to what...

    Very cool. Though I'd be interested as to what would happen if you fell on your barefoot free climb, forced splits maybe? ��
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    I've used sewn through down to freezing (I don't...

    I've used sewn through down to freezing (I don't advise this just illustrating a point) so it can work just fine. This biggest issue is compression, if you have a 1" thick quilt, sewn through every...
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    Haha, almost! I got a bunch of samples that were...

    Haha, almost! I got a bunch of samples that were in the 0.5 - 0.7oz range that were intended to be produced but I believe that the market wasn't there so no more were produced. I've just been...
  32. I've not done what you are suggesting but I did...

    I've not done what you are suggesting but I did make a quilt with a warmer down filled central piece fitting over the body with a thinner primaloft edges (1' wide on each side). This worked well,...
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    I must admit I do struggle to give up my high...

    I must admit I do struggle to give up my high sided UQP as it really can alter the warmth of my sleep system. I made it from 0.6oz fabric with a small section of elastic in the middle to tighten it...
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    I made a UQP that attached directly to an UQ...

    I made a UQP that attached directly to an UQ using a few KAM snaps. Worked pretty well and, as Snowball suggested, saved some fabric too as it was cut into an ellipse to get it tighter in towards...
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    I do place fires under my lightweight silnylon...

    I do place fires under my lightweight silnylon tarps when it's really ghastly out. I hang my tarp at a very low angle to maintain more cold water on the surface, select non spitting wood and keep it...
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    Thanks, I do actually make custom tarps and bits...

    Thanks, I do actually make custom tarps and bits ☺ this one was just because I liked the colour's (I sure didn't need another!)

    allemansrätten is jealously inducing to the English, especially in...
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    My rule of thumb is to always be off trail enough...

    My rule of thumb is to always be off trail enough that a orange tarp is hidden from view. Placement is paramount obviously.

    If you like camo it's all good though. The issue I have (because I'm...
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    I think really don't think that you need to worry...

    I think really don't think that you need to worry about private land in the UK, there's no criminal trespass. The laws are there for gypsies and fly tippers, I've met loads of farmers, landowners...
  39. I remember an old oak tree exploding like that at...

    I remember an old oak tree exploding like that at my old house in the Lake District, the tree was 50m from my living room where I was reading and the house shook like a little earthquake had hit....
  40. That is fantastic! This idea has come up before...

    That is fantastic! This idea has come up before but I've never seen a solution as elegant as yours.

    I've hung from a Land-rover defenders roof rack before and could hear the creaking! Hopefully...
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    Don't forget that some sag can happen as knots...

    Don't forget that some sag can happen as knots tighten and the bark and moss get compressed, mix this with a slight stretch in the strap itself and it adds up.
  42. Welcome and I hope you and your neighbours feet...

    Welcome and I hope you and your neighbours feet dry out soon.
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    Here's my less enticing sock... 122359 ...

    Here's my less enticing sock...

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  44. I like the idea of you hammock, especially useful...

    I like the idea of you hammock, especially useful as many areas in the UK you will go to ground and having a pad is necessary.

    I made a double layer with polyester and a original thermarest and...
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    Welcome from the UK

    Welcome from the UK
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    I've been using a XL large lazy slug tube that...

    I've been using a XL large lazy slug tube that doubles as a close fitting sock to keep the wind off, it's much easier than a bishop bag which was always my go to storage. I've never used the proper...
  47. Ooo I like how you finished the stitching on your...

    Ooo I like how you finished the stitching on your Knotty mod
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    Ah right, it's still a sweet looking beast ☺

    Ah right, it's still a sweet looking beast ☺
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    Good looking quilt, well done. Is it sewn...

    Good looking quilt, well done. Is it sewn through? If so I'm very impressed as they are really difficult to put together
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    I've used my umbrella a few times on multi day...

    I've used my umbrella a few times on multi day trips and found them pretty good. I kinda like the nerdy very Britishness of it too

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