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    Thanks for the compliments on the photo. I took...

    Thanks for the compliments on the photo. I took it with my cell phone!

    When I uploaded the image to my Google account so I could post it on this site it automatically adjusted the image...
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    I converted my hiking buddies!

    Or I should say my snoring did. I did a quick overnighter on a local peak up to a "hermit hut" cabin that was built about 20 years ago. My two hiking buddies slept in the shelter on hard boards. I...
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    I love Shug's videos. I think my favorite is one...

    I love Shug's videos. I think my favorite is one of the first of his I ever saw. The "Solo Stomp" through the piney woods! He is a true ambassador for hammocking.
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    Before I bought my UQ I used a military bivvy...

    Before I bought my UQ I used a military bivvy bag. I would slide my Thermarest into the foot box of my topquilt and then slide that into the bivvy bag. So I would be in the bivvy with the Thermarest...
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    Thanks. The pack is a Camp Trails Mckinley that I...

    Thanks. The pack is a Camp Trails Mckinley that I found at Goodwill for $12. Cleaned it up and it works great. Its my first external frame pack and I really like it so far.

    This is a great day...
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    North Oregon Coast

    Snuck in an early October overnighter with a stretch of sunny weather on the Oregon coast. Hiked from Cape Falcon to Arch Cape (about 9 miles) and then a couple miles down the beach to my camp spot...
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    On my ENO DN I have the whoopies slings for...

    On my ENO DN I have the whoopies slings for suspension, a structural ridge line, the AHE New River underquilt (fits perfectly and easy to set up) and the Tadpole tarp. Everything is either stealth...
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    My set up ENO DN, AHE New River, whoopie slings,...

    My set up ENO DN, AHE New River, whoopie slings, Tadpole tarp has been fantastic. Very comfortable. Plenty of room for me (6 ft) and easy to set up.

    The nice thing about and ENO is you can use a...
  9. How about this one?...

    How about this one?
    https://sphotos-a-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/563085_10151281140423869_406654862_n.jpg
  10. Willapa Hills Trail: Southwest Washington

    Here is a link to a video I made of my two day hike on the Willapa Hills trail in Southwest Washington. The trail follows an old rail line from South Bend to Chehalis Washington. Unfortunately I...
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    Mods give you something to do between trips. That...

    Mods give you something to do between trips. That may be the REAL value!
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    Interesting thread. I am curious what you have...

    Interesting thread. I am curious what you have ended up doing? Using the rings or something else?
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    I was messing around in my ENO DN with my New...

    I was messing around in my ENO DN with my New River UQ and some shock cord. The New River stays pretty snug so using the side loops didn't seem necessary. But looping some cords around the structural...
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    Check out the New River by Arrow Head Equipment....

    Check out the New River by Arrow Head Equipment. I just ordered one for my ENO DN and I love it. Fits perfectly. Easy to set up and dial in. Very reasonably priced as well. There may be better UQs...
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    I quickly set up my stealth brown Tadpole...

    I quickly set up my stealth brown Tadpole tonight. I really love the color. Its perfect for the NW woods. Matches perfectly with my brown AHE New River underquilt. I better leave a trail when I walk...
  16. My New River underquilt arrived yesterday! Wow!...

    My New River underquilt arrived yesterday! Wow! Really impressive workmanship! Nice job Paul! I set it up tonight. Very easy to adjust. Got it dialed in quickly. Can't wait to try it out overnight. I...
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    Interesting. Thanks for all the posts and links....

    Interesting. Thanks for all the posts and links. I figured I wasn't the FIRST one to think of this.

    I do agree that a built in lightweight UQ would make a nice ENO product for warm weather...
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    Built in UQ?

    Disclaimer: I searched the forum for this topic without finding any results. Perhaps my search strings were incorrect.

    Has anyone manufactured a hammock with a built in underquilt? If not, why?...
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    Hey guys, stop pestering Paul with questions and...

    Hey guys, stop pestering Paul with questions and let him get back to work. Specifically, work on my New River underquilt I ordered! :)
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    Great thread. My only solo overnighter in my...

    Great thread. My only solo overnighter in my hammock was a sleepless night as I listened for every crack of a twig or movement in the brush. To be honest it was one of the quieter nights in the woods...
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    My concern about the Blaze UQ was that it looked...

    My concern about the Blaze UQ was that it looked like was made to be pretty constricting. That would turn me off right there.

    As for how to spend your money, I think the Blaze Top quilt might be...
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    My Tadpole arrived today! Its beautiful... I mean...

    My Tadpole arrived today! Its beautiful... I mean its really beautiful. I need a moment... who thought I would ever get emotional over a tarp? Thanks Marty!
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    My Tadpole is ordered and on the way. I chose the...

    My Tadpole is ordered and on the way. I chose the stock tarp without any upgrades simply to save money. I don't usually set up my tarp in any fancy configurations so I am pretty sure I'll be happy...
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    It rained all night last night on a quick...

    It rained all night last night on a quick overnighter at 1200 feet and I stayed dry. The sides of my hammock did get wet but that is because I was 1) using a small tarp 2) had set it too high and 3)...
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    I have switched to whoopie slings mostly for...

    I have switched to whoopie slings mostly for weight and the ability to really dial in your hang but I still have a pair of slap straps and wouldn't hesitate to use them. I have never had any problems...
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    Best part of the night was climbing into my...

    Best part of the night was climbing into my hammock with a roaring fire and falling asleep listening to my friends tell stories.

    Worst part was waking up to what sounded like a low growl and ended...
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    How about now?

    How about now?
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    Great job! Really nice looking UQ!

    Great job! Really nice looking UQ!
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    Oregon Coast overnighter

    My first trip report. Nothing too adventurous - just a quick overnighter with three buddies. We scaled a nearby 1,200 peak here on the Oregon coast following logging roads and game trails to a...
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    I am planning a 21 mile longboard ride with 3 or...

    I am planning a 21 mile longboard ride with 3 or 4 buddies. We'll skate a "rails to trails" paved pathway from Banks, Oregon to Vernonia. Stealth camp overnight (with hammocks) and then skate 21...
  31. Stealth brown. I also ordered a Tadpole tarp in...

    Stealth brown. I also ordered a Tadpole tarp in brown. Gettin' my brown on!
  32. I just placed my order for my New River UQ. I...

    I just placed my order for my New River UQ. I just had to tell someone. My first UQ! If only I could place myself in a temporary coma until it arrives...
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    Are you really trespassing if you are off the...

    Are you really trespassing if you are off the ground????
  34. I just want to keep this thread going. Its all I...

    I just want to keep this thread going. Its all I have until I order my UQ in June. Keep talking guys!
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    I am purchasing a Tadpole in June and would be...

    I am purchasing a Tadpole in June and would be interested to hear any comments on some of the options you can select - cord pocket, tri loop, side pullouts. Worth the extra $$ over the stock tarp?...
  36. Well done, dad! Great photos! You can see the...

    Well done, dad! Great photos! You can see the treasured memories being made.
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    Actually, your post was helpful. I think I have...

    Actually, your post was helpful. I think I have decided to go for it and convert a synthetic mummy bag into a top quilt. I dont think its going to be a difficult project. Might as well use what I...
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    I think I got this covered. Thanks!

    I think I got this covered. Thanks!
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    I have never been in a Hennessey but by all...

    I have never been in a Hennessey but by all accounts its a great hammock. I think you just have to keep experimenting and fine tuning your set up. That is part of the fun. This forum has a ton of...
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    Thanks. I have a variety of sleeping bags that I...

    Thanks. I have a variety of sleeping bags that I have used as top quilts. What I am hoping for is a used but in good condition top quilt. Perhaps someone who has recently upgraded and is looking to...
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    It appears to be sold out?

    It appears to be sold out?
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    I have heard DIY makes good stuff and their...

    I have heard DIY makes good stuff and their customer service is top notch!
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    WTB: Top Quilt

    Looking for 30-40 degree top quilt in good condition suitable for someone 6 ft tall. Down or synthetic OK.

    Budget around $100

    Thanks!
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    If I was facing a situation where going to the...

    If I was facing a situation where going to the ground was a real possibility, I would take my bivvy bag and Thermarest.

    When hanging, I slip my Thermarest into the footbox of my...
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    Finally had time this weekend to install the...

    Finally had time this weekend to install the whoopie slings. They definitely make adjusting the hammock easier. I was a little nervous sitting back in the hammock that first time but of course they...
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    Is it safe to say that with an underquilt you...

    Is it safe to say that with an underquilt you will generally use a lighter sleeping bag than if you were using a pad?
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    Just about the time I think I have my mind made...

    Just about the time I think I have my mind made up new options come up. Oh well, it gives me something to do until June.

    Those Zeppeling UQs look great. I have never owned down anything so I'll...
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    My whoopie slings arrived today from Simply Light...

    My whoopie slings arrived today from Simply Light Designs. Order placed on 5/2 and delivered on 5/4 (free shipping). This is my 2nd order with them and I am pretty impressed. Everything is shipped...
  49. Great post! Really helpful for me as I am...

    Great post! Really helpful for me as I am considering a New River. Did you consider the Jarbidge and if so, why did you ultimately pick the New River? I am purchasing my first UQ and I have an ENO...
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    I posted this because I have actually encountered...

    I posted this because I have actually encountered hammophobia. Alot of folks bring up their bad hammock experiences (usually falling out of some shaky backyard hammock as a kid) whenever I talk about...
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