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    I have two of these; one for inside the hammock,...

    I have two of these; one for inside the hammock, one for outside around camp. Simple, cheap and have worked well so far. Records lowest temp over 24 hour period.
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    If you happen to camp/backpack with a small...

    If you happen to camp/backpack with a small hatchet or fixed blade knife, you could wrap your handle with it. Helps with grip and makes it available in case you need it in a pinch when out in the...
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    I generally recommend 54" for ground sleepers,...

    I generally recommend 54" for ground sleepers, 50" for hangers who are restless. If you are REALLY restless then maybe 54" in a hammock, but given the coverage ratio of TQ vs UQ, most folks are...
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    Again, maybe I didn't spend enough time trying,...

    Again, maybe I didn't spend enough time trying, but:
    1. I found it messy.
    2. It was sometimes a pain to do solo
    3. The chalk wore away pretty quick, making the line hard to follow towards the end....
  5. That's a mighty fine looking TQ! Congrats on a...

    That's a mighty fine looking TQ! Congrats on a great job!
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    I tried this method and was not very successful....

    I tried this method and was not very successful. But I chalked it up to my lack of skills. It could work very well for others.

    Sorry. I had to.
  7. Those are sweet [o]tter! Looking forward to...

    Those are sweet [o]tter! Looking forward to seeing everyone!
  8. Can't wait to see the outcome of this. What a...

    Can't wait to see the outcome of this. What a sweet idea Dutch!
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    Free weekends are a precious commodity these...

    Free weekends are a precious commodity these days, but I would interested in trying to make a few of these if possible!
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    Welcome from DC!

    Welcome from DC!
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    I would recommend 70ish and sharp as well, with...

    I would recommend 70ish and sharp as well, with the caveat that I have not had the pleasure to work with the HyperD yet. 70 is my go to though for these type fabrics. +100 for sewing some test...
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    Best of luck to you! Your logo is sick! Love it....

    Best of luck to you! Your logo is sick! Love it. Gear looks spectacular as well!
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    Saw that one in person..or perhaps the RII...

    Saw that one in person..or perhaps the RII version in the Spring at MAHHA. Let's just say that [o]tter is the man. So awesome.
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    No problem, glad to help! Good luck!

    No problem, glad to help! Good luck!
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    I don't think it is too heavy at all, and it is a...

    I don't think it is too heavy at all, and it is a really nice material. Quick math, so hopefully not too far off, but a normal sized quilt say around 72x50 would probably be around 1.4 ounces heavier...
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    In general, full taper is the lightest and...

    In general, full taper is the lightest and provides adequate, albeit the least amount of coverage. Still totally sufficient in the hammock as the underquilt provides underside coverage as well as...
  17. I thought this thread was going to be something...

    I thought this thread was going to be something completely different and disheartening. Turned out much better! :)
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    In my humble opinion, both Boston and MAD have...

    In my humble opinion, both Boston and MAD have some great advice!
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    Not too shabby a morning. I woke up to a dump...

    Not too shabby a morning. I woke up to a dump truck outside my window. :(
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    Those are pretty snazzy looking! I like it!

    Those are pretty snazzy looking! I like it!
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    Seriously impressive. Really nice work there....

    Seriously impressive. Really nice work there. Looks like you will be fitting in just fine around here. :)
  22. Hey Doug, Thanks for the kind words! I am...

    Hey Doug,

    Thanks for the kind words! I am super excited you are happy with your quilt. It was a pleasure both to make it and to work with you. Hope it brings you many warm nights!
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    I would not suggest this as a complete...

    I would not suggest this as a complete alternative to getting some professional instruction, but this book is incredible and lays out any climbing scenarios you could possibly think of, illustrations...
  24. Right now, it looks like I won't be able to make...

    Right now, it looks like I won't be able to make the whole weekend. :( I may be able to get up there early Saturday morning at least for one night, but even that is tentative. I will know better in...
  25. Thread: Pad or no pad

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    Have to agree with most of the posts. Take the...

    Have to agree with most of the posts. Take the pad. Be on the safe side. And warm.
  26. SirLips...that was definitely a much needed...

    SirLips...that was definitely a much needed laugh. Thanks.
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    Glad you had such an awesome time out in...

    Glad you had such an awesome time out in Colorado. Looks like you had to have quite the improvisation with the hammock and going to ground. Nice work! Did your son love it out there or what? Being...
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    Welcome from DC! Definitely make it a point to...

    Welcome from DC! Definitely make it a point to get to MAHHA if you can, great time and great people!
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    The Jarbidge is stellar! Get one! Do it. Do it.

    The Jarbidge is stellar! Get one! Do it. Do it.
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    Great minds indeed! :lol: Although, perhaps my...

    Great minds indeed! :lol: Although, perhaps my dad took that one. :confused:

    Looks like an awesome trip man, so jealous. Love the pics!
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    Rella, these are great. I always mention it. The...

    Rella, these are great. I always mention it. The NPT was one of the best hikes I ever did. Not because of the length, it is just so stunning the whole way. Here is a pic of sunset at Long...
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    Welcome! i just returned from a week in the daks...

    Welcome! i just returned from a week in the daks with the family. Rainbow lake area. Chilly week, but a wonderful time!
  33. Glad you guys are ok. My parents live in cuse and...

    Glad you guys are ok. My parents live in cuse and said parts of the region got hammered. I think some folks may have lost their lives too. Again, glad you made out ok.
  34. Big Jim! Thanks for the order sir, it will go...

    Big Jim! Thanks for the order sir, it will go out before I close up shop for the week on the 12th!



    Hey LRR, appreciate the feedback! They are definitely designed to be used both in a quilt or...
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    I vote an alternate weekend to MAHHA as well!...

    I vote an alternate weekend to MAHHA as well! Would love to make both!
  36. It is totally up to you! I usually start my half...

    It is totally up to you! I usually start my half taper quilts for normal sized quilts (72" or 78" length) at 45 inches from the top. That's just me, you can do it however. No taper will give you the...
  37. Thread: NOOB in WV

    by bartlax4
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    Welcome to the forums!

    Welcome to the forums!
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    Calendar Marked. Can't Wait!

    Calendar Marked. Can't Wait!
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    Welcome from DC!

    Welcome from DC!
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    Thank you Donna! Can't wait!

    Thank you Donna! Can't wait!
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    welcome from DC!

    welcome from DC!
  42. Thread: Top quilt

    by bartlax4
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    I was in the daks last july backpacking in the...

    I was in the daks last july backpacking in the high peaks. got down to just above 50 at night after being hot during the day. 40's at night wouldn't be an oddity anytime in july and august.
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    How much do they weigh? Tick Tweezers!

    How much do they weigh? Tick Tweezers!
  44. So great to hear rella, really glad you like it. ...

    So great to hear rella, really glad you like it. Ready to make you a LM0 when you are!



    I hope you were able to have a good weekend out penfold! Let us know how it went!
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    FS: Great snag! I have the same one and love it....

    Great snag! I have the same one and love it. Such a great little tool.
  46. Thread: Top quilt

    by bartlax4
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    Hey VW, First on length, whomever you choose,...

    Hey VW,

    First on length, whomever you choose, I would go with an option in the 72" range. I am 5'7" and it is a good fit. 69" is doable, but feels short. On temp, a lot depends on you personally...
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    I really love that picture! Just a great shot,...

    I really love that picture! Just a great shot, plain and simple. Thanks for sharing.
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    Condolences to his family and yours Dutch....

    Condolences to his family and yours Dutch. Terrible, terrible news. A sad day.
  49. Mid-Atlantic Mountain Works Top Quilt Weights.

    Hey everyone!

    Just wanted to let you all know I have posted estimated weights of all top quilt variations offered. They are located at the bottom of each quilt page. For example, you can click...
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    You got mad skills brother. Very nice! :)

    You got mad skills brother. Very nice! :)
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