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  1. Thread: MW 3

    by HillbillyHanger
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    I think many overlook the versatility of the...

    I think many overlook the versatility of the horizontal baffle. My first down UQ was/is a Greylock 3. I like to migrate the down on the opposite ends of the quilt. No need having down where your...
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    Welcome from Albemarle!

    Welcome from Albemarle!
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    It is very comfortable. I can not overstate the...

    It is very comfortable. I can not overstate the simplicity and greatness of the shelf. It's great in spring/Fall when you go to sleep and it's still a little warm for a topquilt. Just store it in...
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    I think Katabatic Quilts came out with a design...

    I think Katabatic Quilts came out with a design that they claim eliminates the hole. It uses a draft collar so the videos describe. I have not seen one in person, but I have seen several Youtube...
  5. Thread: Kat?

    by HillbillyHanger
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    Thank you all.

    Thank you all.
  6. Thread: Kat?

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    Kat?

    Does anyone know if Kat is still making snakeskin or hat?
  7. Given a choice, I put the head end into the wind...

    Given a choice, I put the head end into the wind or side into the wind if lucky with tree layout. I then tie the head end doors together with shock cord and use one stack to to the ground. The...
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    The one premise that I have learned about...

    The one premise that I have learned about hammocks: you don't know until you try it out! I'm a 100% side sleeper in a bed and I was concerned when I tried a hammock the first time. No issues. I...
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    Welcome from Albemarle!

    Welcome from Albemarle!
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    I just learned something. I always thought the...

    I just learned something. I always thought the Yeti was a "No frills" underquilt. I didn't think it had draft collars or even cinch cords to adjust the gaps on the ends. I thought it was a...
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    I enjoy her channel. She just makes bad...

    I enjoy her channel. She just makes bad decisions sometimes: she went to Auburn and she took that dude on the hike instead of me! :)
  12. I've found that I use my summer quilt liner often...

    I've found that I use my summer quilt liner often inside my Sierra Sniveller (at least those trips that I'm not that concerned bout weight). It's a great piece of gear for the late Spring/Early Fall...
  13. I made that same transition: Hennessy Explorer...

    I made that same transition: Hennessy Explorer Deluxe Zip to the Blackbird XLC. I agree, at first. The Hennessy is initially easier to get in and out of as the tie outs are lower/out of the way. ...
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    I like the down jacket. I do it with a slight...

    I like the down jacket. I do it with a slight twist. I always put my down jacket under the top quilt when I go to bed. I might put it beside my torso or put it down by my feet. That way it's nice...
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    In his defense, you cannot "dial in your setup"...

    In his defense, you cannot "dial in your setup" until you actually hang the hammock. Every hang is different. I agree that you must have familiarity with your system and how to make adjustments,...
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    I agree it sounds like his tree spacing was not...

    I agree it sounds like his tree spacing was not optimal. Also, if that UQ is not adjusted right, its easy to the top quilt is insufficient as well. If the bottom is cold, the top is going to be...
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    I have the Lite Owl and it's my "go to" Winter...

    I have the Lite Owl and it's my "go to" Winter hammock. I like the double layer as I can slip tomorrow's clothes in between the two layers and they are warm the next morning. I would recommend two...
  18. I use a JacksRBetter Summer Quilt a lot when it...

    I use a JacksRBetter Summer Quilt a lot when it is warm. I'm a cold sleeper and I'll toss it in the hammock most late Spring Summer nights. When I car camp, I will often use it as a liner with my...
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    Welcome from Albemarle!

    Welcome from Albemarle!
  20. I don't mean to be disrespectful, but I don't...

    I don't mean to be disrespectful, but I don't understand how the footbox impacts an underquilt. On my XLC, the footbox is a triangular-shaped piece of netting that is above the hammock itself. When...
  21. FS: Hi, what is the manufacture date listed on the...

    Hi, what is the manufacture date listed on the quilt tag?
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    Welcome from Albemarle!

    Welcome from Albemarle!
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    JRB was the first

    I love my JRB stuff. I have a couple Summer quilt liners, a Stealth, and a Sierra Sniveller. Yesterday, on YouTube I saw another company advertising a new, wearable quilt. Someone had commented...
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    I dont know about actual foot to head. I hang...

    I dont know about actual foot to head. I hang the hammock foot end about 18 to 20 inches higher. I climb in and test the ridgeline. I adjust the ends until the ridge tension is where I know I get...
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    Wow. So much bashing. Eeyore and Tigger both...

    Wow. So much bashing. Eeyore and Tigger both lived in the 100 Acres wood. I didnt realize we had so many Eeyores hanging out in hammocks.
    I'm not an Auburn fan, but I'd share a camp with her...
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    I use shock cord on the 4 corner pull outs (Shug...

    I use shock cord on the 4 corner pull outs (Shug video). I marlin-spike hitch the stake and stretch until the shock cord is about half-way stretched. It seems to create a nice tight pitch. Then,...
  27. Check out the Superfly setup on Warbonnets page. ...

    Check out the Superfly setup on Warbonnets page. Brandon shows the Slipped Buntline one one end and the Trucker's hitch on the other. Slipped Buntline is easy to loosen after a lot of wind load...
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    I love the shelf. Especially in Spring and Fall...

    I love the shelf. Especially in Spring and Fall when it's just cool enough to go to sleep without a top quilt. Wake up around midnight and it's a bit cool, reach up into the shelf and grab that...
  29. I've personally experienced the following: ...

    I've personally experienced the following: squirrel ran across the tarp lines. I think he/she was amused as they ran across and then ran right back. I had a racoon come up under the hammock and...
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    I always put my Dutch wasp about 2 inches from...

    I always put my Dutch wasp about 2 inches from the tarp on each side. I just never move it. I wrap the cord over the wasp when storing the tarp. I'm just adjusting the cordage and never spending...
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    Experiment. Try the V, dont try the V. HYOH. I...

    Experiment. Try the V, dont try the V. HYOH. I dont think Derek was being anal retentive or just trying to sell books. Then again, my whoopie slings arent stretched as tight as some.
  32. I love my XLC. I got hte double layer 1.1. My...

    I love my XLC. I got hte double layer 1.1. My first hammock was a single-layer and the mosquitos ate me up through the bottom. Also, in the Winter, I like to put my clothes in between the two...
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    If I follow you correctly, I think this is very...

    If I follow you correctly, I think this is very similar to one of the suspension updates that Leighlo quilts did. They had shock cord one one end and line locks on the corners. The shock cord ran...
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    I'm a relative noob, but BillyBob might be on to...

    I'm a relative noob, but BillyBob might be on to something. I have an XLC and I use a Phoenix. I do nothing to the primary suspension other than clip it on. I do always have the foot end of my...
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    Shug in capris pants? What's going on in sector...

    Shug in capris pants? What's going on in sector 7?
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    Hello from Albemarle.

    Hello from Albemarle.
  37. Like Watertooner said, 'it depends, kind of, sort...

    Like Watertooner said, 'it depends, kind of, sort of'. I use the UQP as standard Winter equipment. Often, I camp on slopes/ridges. One side of the tarp is usually higher than the other and often...
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    I'm originally from Tn and I know the 0 degree is...

    I'm originally from Tn and I know the 0 degree is not over kill. I live in NC and have a 0 UQ. I've hunkered down in the Uwharries in Feb at 15 to 16 F and that's at relatively low elevation.
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    I recently added a 20F Hammock Gear Economy...

    I recently added a 20F Hammock Gear Economy Incubator to my fleet. I took it on a trip and I had never put it on the hammock. Did basic setup (I never messed with the primary suspension as it...
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    I use a sit pad as well. I have one of the foam...

    I use a sit pad as well. I have one of the foam ones from Arrowhead that's a nice size. I tend to use my Thermarest Inflatable sit pad the most. Slightly underflate it. I learned that from Mr....
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    That would be great video. Shug of the third...

    That would be great video. Shug of the third party with Dixie of the first party. To be transparent, I've thought several times that I'd like to try a stroll through the piney woods with her.
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    I've never seen either in person, but how similar...

    I've never seen either in person, but how similar is this to the way the Katabatic quilts cinch the footbox?
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    Had a wonderful time (in spite of carrying the...

    Had a wonderful time (in spite of carrying the bear canister). Plenty of water. We had a group of 10 and everyone was able to find hang spots (3 of us) and tent spots. That was a good loop for...
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    Yes, that is the loop. Thank you. I feel better...

    Yes, that is the loop. Thank you. I feel better than we might find some trees. I'm not above sleeping on the dirt, but I do prefer the elevation of the hammock. Thanks again.
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    Hanging spots on Sam's Knob loop?

    Planning on hiking this loop with our Scout troop this weekend. I have never been. Trail guide I've been reading says campsites with plenty of tent and hammock sites. Have you found this to be...
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    Thanks everyone. Next time you see me at...

    Thanks everyone. Next time you see me at Louise's, the peach cobbler is on me
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    Preventative Maintenance

    I've got a tarp that's approaching 6 years old. I always store it clean and dry. Besides seam sealing, what should be done? How long should the materials last before it no longer repels water?
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    I transitioned from a Hennessy Explorer Deluxe to...

    I transitioned from a Hennessy Explorer Deluxe to an XLC. I'm 5'9 and I enjoy the room in the XLC. The side shelf is great. It works well in late Summer/Late Spring that you can place your top...
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    Thank you for that very clear "unofficial"...

    Thank you for that very clear "unofficial" answer. It answered the question that I had: Were they able to use one cord lock to accomplish eliminating the accordian effect and cinching the quilt...
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    Is the cord lock that the main suspension loop...

    Is the cord lock that the main suspension loop also used to cinch the ends of the quilt as well? Does it accomplish two functions: cinch the ends and also hold the corners in place to prevent...
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