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  1. Nice work, Klaussinator! I have done something...

    Nice work, Klaussinator! I have done something similar, using s-biners as that is what I had on hand. I have found it to work really well. The only drawback I have found is that the area for...
  2. Thread: unfilled UQ

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    Right on, thank you Jacob! You still in Japan? ...

    Right on, thank you Jacob! You still in Japan? I heard it was quite a big winter for snow over there. Happy hanging :)
  3. Thread: Pillow ideas?

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    I like to take the little stuff sack that came...

    I like to take the little stuff sack that came with my fleece sheets. I jam some clothes into that...it's really soft. And not terribly heavy.
  4. Thread: unfilled UQ

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    unfilled UQ

    I know that I have seen somewhere that someone makes UQs without the down, and are just open on the one end to be stuffed and sewn. Please help!

    Some background:
    2 years ago I made myself a...
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    I am so totally in love with this idea. Anybody...

    I am so totally in love with this idea. Anybody have some extra bamboo in the Eastern Idaho area that you'd want to help me out with?
  6. Thread: Gave my notice

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    Here's to you! (clink, gulp) May you have enough...

    Here's to you! (clink, gulp) May you have enough wind to keep the bugs away, and enough shade to never get burned. Have a great trip!
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    Sending you a PM now

    Sending you a PM now
  8. I don't really have anything technical to add,...

    I don't really have anything technical to add, but just wanted to say I think it's great that you are setting your mom up like this. Way to go!
  9. I'll take it! PM comin atcha.

    I'll take it! PM comin atcha.
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    I'll take it!

    I'll take it!
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    Assuming there may be a little material to pull...

    Assuming there may be a little material to pull on, could you do the "small rock & line" kind of tie-out? You know, where you put a small rock inside the netting, then you wrap the net onto the rock...
  12. I'll take the Exos!

    I'll take the Exos!
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    Dang it, now I have to plan a trip!

    Dang it, now I have to plan a trip!
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    Wow, what a great trip. I hope you noted the...

    Wow, what a great trip. I hope you noted the site number of that perfect spot on the cliff for next time!
  15. Thread: Hello all!

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    Welcome hangingcool! I think it's great that you...

    Welcome hangingcool! I think it's great that you are doing a test run on the system. I started with a pad and a sleeping bag before getting into a UQ situation, and it was plenty warm for me. Good...
  16. Thread: Simple Mods....

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    That stake wrap is great! I want to make a...

    That stake wrap is great! I want to make a bigger one for my tent poles. Oops, busted. I still have a ground dwelling setup.
  17. vanRihn, i too sleep in my hammock indoors. mine...

    vanRihn, i too sleep in my hammock indoors. mine has amsteel whoopie slings with the fixed loop run through the gathered end channel. one end is attached to a screw in eye bolt & the other end has...
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    good on ya! hey, i saw your other post about the...

    good on ya! hey, i saw your other post about the UQ choice. If you really want to make it a priority to get out & hang this year, go for the quilt that will let you hang right now. If you can be...
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    I love the pocket relocation!

    I love the pocket relocation!
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    +1 on outandback comment. some of the ski bags...

    +1 on outandback comment. some of the ski bags that make it off the planes are a tad rediculous. IMHO you should be fine. of course you'll be paying, but so be it.
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    I don't think you will need a winter tarp for the...

    I don't think you will need a winter tarp for the AT. If you decide to go this way, maybe for the early part when it might be colder, just make sure to have a nice light option ready to get sent to...
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    my wallet thanks you for taking this one,...

    my wallet thanks you for taking this one, chuckwagon! great rod, enjoy :)
  23. good pickup, exclr8! I made mine into a pretty...

    good pickup, exclr8! I made mine into a pretty nice UQ and overstuffed it with some more down (maybe overkill?).
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    you said it, water sports get cha wet! i think a...

    you said it, water sports get cha wet! i think a skirt setup would be the call. +1 on the small drybag idea. i paddle alone at times and i like to have the phone with me. way to get out!
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    dang, that exped looks awesome, but just don't...

    dang, that exped looks awesome, but just don't have the funds.
  26. I'll take it. shouldn't spend the $$, but what...

    I'll take it. shouldn't spend the $$, but what the heck! send me your paypal info.
  27. Thread: Diy update

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    dang, she's a beast! adds a cool carnival feel...

    dang, she's a beast! adds a cool carnival feel with the stripes :)
  28. Thread: Dog shelters

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    Oh my god, that is freaking adorable. My dog...

    Oh my god, that is freaking adorable. My dog always wanted to be as close as possible to where I was sleeping, so this seems perfect. Can't wait til I can get another pup.
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    +1 on octo's note, the patterns from green pepper...

    +1 on octo's note, the patterns from green pepper are solid.

    some time working with pre-made patterns will help out a lot. you will gain a feel for how big seam allowances are, and therefore...
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    Count me in, please! Thanks for the exciting...

    Count me in, please! Thanks for the exciting community fun!
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    count me in, and a safe and happy holiday to...

    count me in, and a safe and happy holiday to all!!!
  32. good luck, i hope nobody buys it ;)

    good luck, i hope nobody buys it ;)
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    nice! i'm all about the multi-use gear, so if you...

    nice! i'm all about the multi-use gear, so if you can stay warm without UQ, i'd say go for the 20 deg. that way you can use it all year, whereas the 0 deg would be overkill in the summer. anyhoo,...
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    I wasn't expecting to be buying bike stuff here,...

    I wasn't expecting to be buying bike stuff here, but...
    I'll take it
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    I see that you have body fat down as your...

    I see that you have body fat down as your insulation...is that picture you? cuz if it is, you had better get busy with the diy quilts :)

    +1 on all of squidbilly's advice. make sure to check out...
  36. Thread: Side Sleeping

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    i have a DIY crinkle taffeta hammock and i can...

    i have a DIY crinkle taffeta hammock and i can sleep on my side but only if i go pretty much fetal position. that being said, i could never sleep on my back in bed but i can in the hammock.
    not...
  37. Thread: DIY tq

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    super job! looks totally pro. i have a snap foot...

    super job! looks totally pro. i have a snap foot box on my tq for the same reason and i really like it. also allows me to have a little bit more quilt bunched up at the foot/lower leg where the 3/4...
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    nicely done. would be easy to adjust to allow a...

    nicely done. would be easy to adjust to allow a bit of venting if you were needing it, too. not really relevant for this time of year, but still...
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    that was one amazing sale, good luck with all...

    that was one amazing sale, good luck with all your new gear setup!!!
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    Dang it, I wanted that sawyer!

    Dang it, I wanted that sawyer!
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    Nice job, you gotta test the cold weather (really...

    Nice job, you gotta test the cold weather (really any) gear so you can feel comfortable taking it out into the woods, right?!
    maybe I'll hang outside this weekend...
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    when i first saw the title of your post, i...

    when i first saw the title of your post, i thought "no way, how'd they hang in JTree?" of course its a ground dwelling experience, but that desert is sooo incredible. glad you got to try some...
  43. I'll take it! sending pm

    I'll take it!
    sending pm
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    Nice nikao, looks like you beat the snow! i like...

    Nice nikao, looks like you beat the snow! i like the wind break setup.
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    fantastic, thank you!!! i just grabbed some $1...

    fantastic, thank you!!! i just grabbed some $1 bin nylon from wally world and am just trying to make some time to get it treated.
  46. Skyline Drive is awesome!!! It is still the...

    Skyline Drive is awesome!!! It is still the biggest lure to the AT through hike for me. Thanks for sharing.
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    oh, man, what a great looking trip!!! nothing...

    oh, man, what a great looking trip!!! nothing like fresh high country trout. great diligence on saving the bacon for breakfast, i'd have wrapped those fish :)
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    stosh, looks good! i am still in the hemming and...

    stosh, looks good! i am still in the hemming and hawing stage of UQ design. unfortunately it is more hawing and less hemming. I, too, am planning on using a combination of old down and new down. ...
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    reminds me of the time...we've all had em. just...

    reminds me of the time...we've all had em. just gotta keep on heading out and doing it. if it always went perfectly, what the heck would we talk about?
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    kudos on getting out despite the heat. it's all...

    kudos on getting out despite the heat. it's all in your perception, right? hot, but not as hot as in the tents...way to be!
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