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  1. It hasnít been four years, but I understand that...

    It hasnít been four years, but I understand that itís not as often as I would like. Most of the time for me itís simply family commitments. Sure, I could just tell my wife ďIím leaving for two days...
  2. You want it long enough to wrap around your...

    You want it long enough to wrap around your quilts. I found the 10í to be just right.


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    On my calendar.


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    I have the side sling and I would compare it more...

    I have the side sling and I would compare it more to having a gear hammock attached to the side. O suits my purposes more because I like to put medium sized items in it and itís a perfect place for...
  5. Iíve been using mine for well over a year and...

    Iíve been using mine for well over a year and love it.

    As far as packing goes, Iíve found it far simpler than using individual stuff sacks for UQ, TQ, and hammock. I shove the entire catchall...
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    Ditto


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    They actually make a version of these that donít...

    They actually make a version of these that donít require a vacuum. Thereís a double seal at the bottom that closes from outside air pressure, these are normally found in travel sections with luggage....
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    Iím a comfort guy. Personally I would go with 0į...

    Iím a comfort guy. Personally I would go with 0į quilts and pay the extra weight penalty, or at the very least be well versed in vapor barrier use.


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    Great news. Sent from my iPhone using...

    Great news.


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    Are you using the quilt hooks sewn into the side...

    Are you using the quilt hooks sewn into the side of the Chemeleon? I donít have a LL, but I do use the hooks with a HG Incubator without any issues.


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    I went to DS for a winter trip, and even then the...

    I went to DS for a winter trip, and even then the trails were either wet or frozen. That being said, itís a wonderful place to hike.

    As for hanging, I think the wetness makes the Sods one of...
  12. Because of the wind issue many have noted, I use...

    Because of the wind issue many have noted, I use a standard 1qt utility spray bottle instead of a garden sprayer. It typically sprays larger drops than the garden sprayers and therefore they donít...
  13. Iíve been avoiding this thread simply because I...

    Iíve been avoiding this thread simply because I canít make it this weekend. Looks like it will be a great time! Have fun everyone!


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    Why buy an expensive hammock?

    Iíve been mulling over the initial question: Why buy an Expensive Hammock?

    Iíve been trying to think of justifications, excuses, evasions, yada yada.

    But the short and honest answer is:...
  15. I just pulled it up, no problems. Sent from...

    I just pulled it up, no problems.


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    Iím not a fan of PayPal. I use it because some...

    Iím not a fan of PayPal. I use it because some sites thatís all they take. I had one issue where I bought an item using PP and when I received it, the item didnít match the description on the sellers...
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    Mine has too broad of an edge. Instead of...

    Mine has too broad of an edge. Instead of trimming a few threads it ends up zapping a whole stretch of chord.


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    Iíll just be echoing others, but I think it just...

    Iíll just be echoing others, but I think it just depends on your personal preference for being enclosed and what type of weather youíll be facing. Also whether this is your only tarp or itíll youíre...
  19. Thread: UP Insulation

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    Thatís what Iím waiting to see.

    Thatís what Iím waiting to see.
  20. The CDTs can be found multiple places online by...

    The CDTs can be found multiple places online by searching Double Black Diamond Down Packable Throw. Amazon in particular has them as well. Costco is popular simply because they have them at the...
  21. Iím In the less is more crowd as well. Just...

    Iím In the less is more crowd as well. Just enough to keep the dirt, grime, and body oils off my hammock and quilts.
    Winter I typically wear silk thermals. Summer and shoulder Iíll wear a t-shirt...
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    Thatís the angle I was thinking of as well. My...

    Thatís the angle I was thinking of as well. My quilts with calendared fabric are perfectly soft.

    Net testing idea: put the calendared side in the bottom of the hammock and see how it does against...
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    Now they sub-divide them into flat and shaped...

    Now they sub-divide them into flat and shaped tarps. Shaped tarps are basically pyramid variants, with a few exceptions.


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    Take care of yourself, George. Regardless of your...

    Take care of yourself, George. Regardless of your ultimate decisions for LLG, youíll always be a big part of HF. Wishing you all the best.


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  25. Curious if anyone using the Tensa4 will be at the...

    Curious if anyone using the Tensa4 will be at the Bataan Memorial Death March this year and using it. This is my first time to the event so Iím in a hotel, but others on one of the group said the...
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    It should be fully stretched, but not absolutely...

    It should be fully stretched, but not absolutely tight. Once the ridgeline is fully extended, making it any tighter doesnít do anything but add stress to the system, youíre not lengthening the lay by...
  27. Thread: How do you...

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    I hang mine off my primary suspension. I made...

    I hang mine off my primary suspension. I made mini Whoopiís out of ZingIt with mitten hooks that I attach to just above the underquilt suspension.

    Depending on how high my hammock is off the...
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    Iím a recent convert to these as well. Love them....

    Iím a recent convert to these as well. Love them.


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    Lol! Thatís exactly why I have five different...

    Lol!

    Thatís exactly why I have five different sets of suspensions!!

    My favorite is exactly as pgibson desribes: 4í huggers with Whoopiís and Dutch Beners. The only downside to this setup is...
  30. Thread: New from Texas

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    Lol, nice. You and I will get along great. I...

    Lol, nice. You and I will get along great.

    I never said uncomfortable, Austin is still Texas after all. Just not my favorite place in Texas.

    (A&M Corpus and Galveston still got you beat on...
  31. Thread: New from Texas

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    Welcome from a fellow (displaced) Texan. I miss...

    Welcome from a fellow (displaced) Texan. I miss Texas, but Austin ainít exactly my cup of t.
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    Welcome to the addiction. Our 12 step program...

    Welcome to the addiction. Our 12 step program includes lots of whoopie, some bling, and often times a heavy dose of camaraderie.



    Blasphemy! Being a Texan is like being a Marine, thereís no...
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    Someone actually makes a net bivy that you enter...

    Someone actually makes a net bivy that you enter in from the top, I think itís Mountain Laurel Designs.
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    FS: Thank you! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Thank you!


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    FS: Do you have weights of the Incubator and...

    Do you have weights of the Incubator and Jarbridge?

    Thanks!


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    This is an interesting argument as far as where...

    This is an interesting argument as far as where to stack the VB on the event your synthetic insulation becomes soaked.
    Placing the VB under the insulation gives your body heat the ability to...
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    The procedure they mention most likely works, but...

    The procedure they mention most likely works, but after several days you still end up with a heavier FKT quilt, which on top of a down bag could cause it to collapse. The true test would be comparing...
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    I prefer over the fly. I donít have to worry...

    I prefer over the fly. I donít have to worry about the line rubbing on the tarp. Also if it starts to rain you donít have to worry about water running down the line and under your tarp.
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    I currently have the all mesh version and I got...

    I currently have the all mesh version and I got it specifically because I was worried about venting when compressing the quilts. I love this version.

    One thing I noticed when using my current one...
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    I feel the same about the time travel part. One...

    I feel the same about the time travel part. One of the reasons I started researching VBs is because of a winter trip I went on last year. It was my first real sub-freezing backpacking trip and we...
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    Iíll have to check out your report. Yeah I...

    Iíll have to check out your report.

    Yeah I was at home and not out on a trip so I was inside when I changed out of the pants. For a multi day trip I would definitely keep VB socks and would...
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    Had the opportunity to get out in the backyard...

    Had the opportunity to get out in the backyard this weekend to try out a makeshift VB setup with temps looking to be in the low 20ís. I have a 20* TQ and 0* UQ with an UQP, so I thought this would be...
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    Lol. I noticed the lack of odor when I cut some...

    Lol. I noticed the lack of odor when I cut some cheese while wearing a makeshift VB suit last night.

    Tried out some VB in the hammock last night and on a hike today. Report forthcoming.

    ...
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    I tend to like 20* steps. Since you already have...

    I tend to like 20* steps. Since you already have a 0*, my personal recommendation would be a 20*, then a Costco can be made that should get you close to the 40* mark.

    My first true underquilt is a...
  45. Looks amazing! Thank you for sharing, and welcome...

    Looks amazing! Thank you for sharing, and welcome to the group!
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    Yíall are really making me sad that winter is...

    Yíall are really making me sad that winter is almost over here in the mid-Atlantic. I figure I have maybe three sub freezing weekends left so long as the weather patterns cooperate.
    Iím training...
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    Personally, I think it would come down to how...

    Personally, I think it would come down to how overheated you get vs sweat. I sweat a LOT, but donít necessarily overheat. But I can find myself overheating with VB very easily if not careful. So I...
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    So Warmlite keeps popping up, has anyone tried...

    So Warmlite keeps popping up, has anyone tried RBH? They make a full line of VB clothing that looks more traditional in appearance, but they are very low key.


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    Back to the OP. Iíve said it a couple of...

    Back to the OP.

    Iíve said it a couple of times, Iíll say it again, and Iíll continue to say it as much as I can: your extremities are extremely poor at warming themselves, even with great added...
  50. Very nice. So when are you going to jump on and...

    Very nice. So when are you going to jump on and try out vapor barriers for your clothing system. Iíve found that with the HG quilts, I really donít need much clothing for layering.


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