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  1. Just a quick caution, in case you didn't already...

    Just a quick caution, in case you didn't already know(I could not tell for sure from your post): Do not wrap any hammock suspension around BOTH poles. Unless the ball end cord connecting the poles or...
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    I found that old thread where Cannibal tested the...

    I found that old thread where Cannibal tested the prototype torso sized(neck to butt) WB Climashield Yeti in a CO winter. I need to Edit my above response. The temp was uncertain, since his...
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    I think what Shug said is right on: "You will get...

    I think what Shug said is right on: "You will get a lot of opinions but will never know for sure until you try it."

    I have a 3/4 length JRB Greylock 4, and old(no longer available) JRB MW3...
  4. Oh yes, it is quite likely that I had some damp...

    Oh yes, it is quite likely that I had some damp cotton. But, I still felt the almost instant warmth when getting into the insulated hammock, and then didn't feel it when I added the polyester fleece...
  5. Your humble opinion is about the same as mine. Of...

    Your humble opinion is about the same as mine. Of course, I don't want to feel cold down there. But seems to me that if the clothing I am wearing- or a pad I am laying on- inhibits the warming up of...
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    I am 6'1" and up and down between 205 and 210 lbs...

    I am 6'1" and up and down between 205 and 210 lbs recently ( all time max 226). I have all the room I could ever use in my 11 ft SHIH. I don't know how much diagonal I am able to get, but it matters...
  7. I was warmer with my UQ without a jacket. Or, was I?

    (warning, long post. Main points in bold you can just skim and read them)

    I meant to post about this a couple of months ago when it happened, just never got around to it and/or I forgot about it....
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    On a just before 2021 Christmas trip to the North...

    On a just before 2021 Christmas trip to the North Carolina mountains, sleeping at about 3300 feet elevation, I was using gear that was new to me. A Superior Gear 30F rated insulated Hammock, and a...
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    So many people suffer with cold feet! Oddly, when...

    So many people suffer with cold feet! Oddly, when hammock camping, I have never had cold feet that I can remember. However, I might have had cold feet one or two times but for a couple of tricks...
  10. Sorry, some how I missed your comment from back...

    Sorry, some how I missed your comment from back in November. But, yes, it is tethered from the Apex to a boom Stake. What I can't remember from that picture is whether or not I had stakes driven into...
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    Great report! I have some history with Mt....

    Great report! I have some history with Mt. Sterling, a couple of times over the years, but not for many years now. But your pictures, starting with the bridge and the sign for"Mt. Sterling 6.2...
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    "Long: 87" long, 36" wide at the shoulders, 30" ...

    "Long: 87" long, 36" wide at the shoulders, 30" wide at the hips, 18" wide at the toe box (bottom), and 72 of shoulder girth. Long size bags are best for individuals 6'-1" to 6'-6" in height."
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    What's up, Ewker! I'm surprised that yours had...

    What's up, Ewker! I'm surprised that yours had 900 FP and sewn thru construction. Mine, purchased about 08, was 900 FP with baffles. Yours was a version II, I don't remember which version mine was....
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    Just looking back on your OP, and some more...

    Just looking back on your OP, and some more thoughts/questions came up:

    Psyc: "NO under pad or top quilt to start, only the Pea Pod, that's it.....1st hour: my back warmed slightly, but not "Sandy...
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    Well, hey, that is just my wild guess based on...

    Well, hey, that is just my wild guess based on weight compared to the weight of the one I used to have, one from about the same time of manufacture. But on a slow day with nothing to do, measure the...
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    Psyc: "2 am: my feet got cold in the booties.��...

    Psyc: "2 am: my feet got cold in the booties.�� Not good, moved around for a while, and that improved. It was probably poor circulation. "
    Oh, BTW, though I am sure I am repeating myself: for...
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    OK, that tells us a lot, as would measuring loft....

    OK, that tells us a lot, as would measuring loft. I remember my 20F model(green outside/silver inside) was 41-42 oz, though I think it was a 900FP model. So an 800FP 20F would be slightly heavier....
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    Yes, I always found a deeper/wider hammock to be...

    Yes, I always found a deeper/wider hammock to be more of a challenge with my Speer Pea Pod. Mainly because the wider and deeper the more the side edges of the hammock would lift the top layer of the...
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    "7. I can't Velcro and snap it closed with gloves...

    "7. I can't Velcro and snap it closed with gloves on, and, it's a little finicky, especially in the dark, again my hands get real cold, real fast.
    8. It would be nice to have a draft stop on the...
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    OK, Psyculman, I'm back with a few comments and...

    OK, Psyculman, I'm back with a few comments and questions!

    1: First, I am curious to which model you are using, since Speer made several different ones and temp ratings, and even some synthetic...
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    WOW! A Speer Pea Pod thread and report from some...

    WOW! A Speer Pea Pod thread and report from some one besides me (or Shug with his DIY pods)! I see the Speer label on it, same as the one I used to have, but which model did you have? The 20F down...
  22. OK, so I probably won't need to do that then. But...

    OK, so I probably won't need to do that then. But it is what I was suspecting.
  23. Well, to me, mine looks more lofty than I would...

    Well, to me, mine looks more lofty than I would expect for a 30F UQ. But, that is not always easy to determine on these quilts because it is hard to flatten them out and the down can be moved around...
  24. Thanks! I have meant to get one of their...

    Thanks! I have meant to get one of their comforters and check that out, but did not yet get er done. I have an original 30F. They really make some quality and interesting products, seems to me.
  25. Does it snap in in TQ mode?

    Does it snap in in TQ mode?
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    Glad to hear you are out of the hospital and...

    Glad to hear you are out of the hospital and working on recovery! God bless you, George!
  27. Re: "In this case, I was really pushing "safety",...

    Re: "In this case, I was really pushing "safety", since I had my faux VBs over these cotton layers, so if my body vapor condensed or I sweated much at all, it could not wick or otherwise escape...
  28. Hey there, Skippy! See my response to CrawlDaddy...

    Hey there, Skippy! See my response to CrawlDaddy re: the Pea Pod. I think you will LOVE it. In addition to being a VERY efficient under quilt, I also find it to be an exceptionally comfy gathered end...
  29. Yep, I am a "cotton kills" believer, and I never...

    Yep, I am a "cotton kills" believer, and I never take cotton as insulation on backpacking trips. I might take some as a cooling layer when I have plenty of non cotton. But in non critical situations,...
  30. Thanks all for the interesting comments! ...

    Thanks all for the interesting comments!




    Yes, for sure, anyone who knows anything about me knows that I am a layer kind of guy. Like you, many is the time that I have pushed gear well past...
  31. Test: Superior Gear 30F insulated hammock and SMR Inferno 30F TQ at 25F

    So, a couple of nights ago at 3300 ft elevation in NC, the forecast low was 18 to 24F, with 3 mph wind. I did not have all my gear with me. I did have my tarp, but did not want to bother pitching it...
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    I have the old original war bonnet yeti which was...

    I have the old original war bonnet yeti which was made up of removable layers of Climashield.

    There was a huge differential between the inner layer and the outer layer. Then, single layers of 2.5...
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    Money received for original model JRB BMBH, will...

    Money received for original model JRB BMBH, will try to ship in the next day or 2 max.
    Bill
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    Prayers for George! Bill

    Prayers for George!
    Bill
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    Well, that sound's like a good idea! Or anything...

    Well, that sound's like a good idea! Or anything to keep you on the safe side. I could lay a pack on the wrong side of the width limiter, it should serve as a good reminder to not sit down on that...
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    It is not needed, but sure adds convenience and...

    It is not needed, but sure adds convenience and peace of mind. I often just use a counter weight. But, I have used a ground anchor, attached loosely, with a bit of slack in the line. It will not...
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    Ditto.

    Ditto.
  38. Did you ever try VB socks, and/or Shug's trick of...

    Did you ever try VB socks, and/or Shug's trick of wrapping a puffy jacket or vest around the foot end of a hammock and UQ, pod style?

    I was not using Shug's trick the time my feet were over heated...
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    OK, thanks. I have an original and a UL AND a...

    OK, thanks. I have an original and a UL AND a James river, I suppose I should sell 1 of them. So if your sale to Ironfish does not work out, then I will chime in.
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    Which one are you looking for? The original with...

    Which one are you looking for? The original with a detachable bug net? Gen 2 about identical but had a zippered, perm bug net? Or Gen 3 also called the "UL", which has a perm zipped bug net, and is...
  41. Is that (PodSock) a product one can buy now, or...

    Is that (PodSock) a product one can buy now, or something you are considering making?

    I always considered the way the Speer Pea Pod closed around the ends the biggest contributor- or almost at...
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    I have not used those quilts on a Town End, but I...

    I have not used those quilts on a Town End, but I have on several different JRB bridge hammocks as well as a War Bonnet bridge, and all have worked great!
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    Hi Skippy! I will never forget that Halloween...

    Hi Skippy! I will never forget that Halloween hang ( 09? 2010?) in the Sipsey where it rained a ton one night, then you woke up with a bad stomach bug the next morning! That is the one where Thomas...
  44. Great report! Thanks for posting!

    Great report! Thanks for posting!
  45. When you look at those last pictures I posted...

    When you look at those last pictures I posted from 08, look closely at the ends. Then consider how hard we have to fight to keep cold air from coming in the ends(either) of our UQs. Too loose and...
  46. Ha! This picture "popped up", while I was looking...

    Ha! This picture "popped up", while I was looking at a Tensa thread. It's me way back in Jan 08, on my first time out- first time hang- with my brand new 900FP, Speer Pea Pod, wrapped around a 9 ft X...
  47. I may have had some stakes at each foot, or a...

    I may have had some stakes at each foot, or a cord running from each foot out to the boom stake, or not, I can't remember. But it did not slip....
  48. Believe it or not, I considered the same thing,...

    Believe it or not, I considered the same thing, some sort of snorkel. I considered a cardboard tube from paper towels. But, with a tiny breathing hole, I never actually had any condensation problems....
  49. 5'2"? WOW! At 1 foot shorter than me, I can't see...

    5'2"? WOW! At 1 foot shorter than me, I can't see any sort of reasonably wide pod causing you any trouble with the diagonal!

    Truly, it does make sense. And it does not have to be heavy to help. In...
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    I may have already shared this: I am sad to think...

    I may have already shared this: I am sad to think about how much things might have changed since I left Flagstaff in Dec 85, or since I left UT to move back east in 87. Though I have had several...
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