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    It arrived, it's been tested, it's AWESOME!!!

    It's been a while since I ordered my 0* GDD Zeppelin.

    Paul was great to work with, answering all my questions via email along the way.

    The Zeppelin is well constructed, and looks superb.
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    Sticky: Why, why, why a hammock?

    I had a miserable night snow camping on a ridgerest.... I guess miserable doesn't even begin to cover it. I was up every 20 minutes with joint aches, back aches, headaches, etc.

    Afterwards I...
  3. I tried to sleep without any bottom insulation on...

    I tried to sleep without any bottom insulation on a 55* night and ended up be fairly uncomfortable... Until I figure out how to lay on my fleece jacket. That ended up being enough to get me through...
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    that's good to hear Reyno2ac. I'm going to...

    that's good to hear Reyno2ac.

    I'm going to pair the 0* Zeppelin with a 15* down sleeping bag for cold and a 0* syn mummy bag a la Shug for colder and all 3 for VERY COLD.

    I email Paul several...
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    while I have not had any experience with HG,...

    while I have not had any experience with HG, everything I've read about them on the forums indicate a reputable company...

    Give them a little while longer, hopefully you'll get an update soon!
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    I expereinced -2*F last winter on my back country...

    I expereinced -2*F last winter on my back country trip. I ended up being warm, but paid a huge weight penalty...

    1x 0*F mummy bag - 4lbs
    1x 0*F mummy bag - 6lbs
    1x thermarest basecamp - 4 lbs...
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    Super Excited...

    I just ordered a 0* Zeppelin full length quilt from Underground Quilts!

    ...can hardly contain myself! :D

    Hurry, hurry winter! I need some snow in the back country!

    Matt
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    by baldwima
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    Welcome fellow PNW'r

    Welcome from Albany!

    I'm relatively new here, and new to hanging, but excited and learning!

    Matt
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    Mrmike, I'm having trouble visualizing head...

    Mrmike,

    I'm having trouble visualizing head and foot boxes in a gathered end hammock...
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    I picked up a Sierra Designs Junction 15 (because...

    I picked up a Sierra Designs Junction 15 (because it is very close in dimensions to the WM Ponderosa) last year. Finally broke down and tried it around the hammock, pod style... Seemed to work...
  11. Thread: Howdy!

    by baldwima
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    Thanks for the warm welcome! Matt

    Thanks for the warm welcome!

    Matt
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    Ok, I'll have to do some experiementing on how...

    Ok, I'll have to do some experiementing on how narrow I can go and still be comfortable (and not fall out). I am trying to minimize the hammock "wrap" above my body so the hammock fits inside my...
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    Minimum Width...

    Do you guys have any guidance on a minimum width for a gathered end hammock?

    Shoulder width plus 6 inches per side?

    I'm looking to make a "narrow" hammock for winter camping within a mummy bag,...
  14. Thread: Howdy!

    by baldwima
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    Howdy!

    Hi all,

    Thought I'd take a minute to introduce myself.

    Where to start... Last year my dissatisfaction with ground camping reached epic proportions after a couple very uncomfortable nights snow...
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