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    Another vote for keeping them separate. If there...

    Another vote for keeping them separate. If there are no bugs, it's much nicer to hang without the netting. The weight penalty of carrying both is minuscule, unless you're trying to shave that last...
  2. Well, it sure is nice to have so many good cuben...

    Well, it sure is nice to have so many good cuben hammock tarp options out there now. A far cry from a couple of years ago. I have the HMG and MLD tarps and the quality of both is excellent. It's...
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    It depends on the tarp fabric and construction I...

    It depends on the tarp fabric and construction I suppose. My Maccat 1.1 Silnylon and MLD 2K.08 Cuben have both survived some pretty serious hail peltings in the high country with no visible damage....
  4. Wow, things are definitely looking good at...

    Wow, things are definitely looking good at Hammockgear.com! It's so great to see you continue to grow your business and provide more exciting new product options for this community.
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    I picked up the GoLite ultra20 a couple of years...

    I picked up the GoLite ultra20 a couple of years ago on one of their 40% off sales, and it's been a good quilt that I use regularly for 3 season. But I would not rate it as a 20 degree quilt. They...
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    What a great first hanging trip. Well done!

    What a great first hanging trip. Well done!
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    I guess experiences vary on the spinn issue. I...

    I guess experiences vary on the spinn issue. I have had similar issues as tonejones in the past when it comes to spinn. One time a guy was walking by my tarp with firewood and twig that was sticking...
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    Yep, that's what I do.

    Yep, that's what I do.
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    It depends what you are looking for in a tarp....

    It depends what you are looking for in a tarp. Ron Bell at MLD has more experience building cuben tarps than just about anyone. He has concluded that the lighter weight cuben fabric does not meet his...
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    As fas as I know HMG only has white cuben for...

    As fas as I know HMG only has white cuben for now. I checked out a zpacks cuben tarp a while back and recall observing that it did not have much (or any) reinforcements on the tieouts. Don't know...
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    Yeah, the HMG Windrider pack is also pretty...

    Yeah, the HMG Windrider pack is also pretty interesting. I have the gen1 version. It is made of a cuben/ripstop hybrid material, totally waterproof and really really tough, with CF frame stays for...
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    The linelocs do require slightly heavier lines to...

    The linelocs do require slightly heavier lines to work well. The lines that shipped with it look a lot like Kelty Triptease, but I'm not sure what they are. Going with lighter line and ditching the...
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    Hyperlite Mountain Gear Cuben Tarp

    This outfit is a brand new up and coming UL gear manufacturer who has just made the top of the list for best ultralight pack in the new Backpacker Magazine gear guide. Their cuben tarps are bomber...
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    Another +1 on the Kelty 12x12. And you can't beat...

    Another +1 on the Kelty 12x12. And you can't beat the price. When I go out hanging with the wife it's my go to tarp.
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    +1 on animalcontrol's response. I have used that...

    +1 on animalcontrol's response. I have used that setup a lot with no issues.
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    Here's an AZ hanging pic from last weekend. ...

    Here's an AZ hanging pic from last weekend.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/showimage.php?i=12705&c=18
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    Welcome to HF ATROX. We have a bunch of hangers...

    Welcome to HF ATROX. We have a bunch of hangers in the Phoenix area. If you like to backpack, check out the Arizona Backpacking Club at the link below. We have trips going on all the time. I had a...
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    Definitely the Traveler is my go to hammock year...

    Definitely the Traveler is my go to hammock year round. I went the same route you did a couple winters ago and picked up a DL 1.1 so I could supplement my UQ with pads. That lasted for a while and...
  19. Thread: have to ask...

    by drewboy
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    Most of the 8x10 or larger sized tarps provide...

    Most of the 8x10 or larger sized tarps provide enough side coverage so you can sit in your hammock and change your clothes out without any issues. A lot easier than crawling around on the floor of...
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    Well that's certainly been my experience!...

    Well that's certainly been my experience! :confused:
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    Enjoyed your videos. Nothing like a little...

    Enjoyed your videos. Nothing like a little adventure to restore the balance in your world.
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    Cool, thanks Dejoha. Always great to have another...

    Cool, thanks Dejoha. Always great to have another option.
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    +1 on the BWDD. It was a great loss in this...

    +1 on the BWDD. It was a great loss in this community when S Littlefield got out of the tarp business.
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    Check out the new AHE Flamethrower down booties....

    Check out the new AHE Flamethrower down booties. Great price and Paul is great to do business with.
  25. I always keep my tarp in an outside pocket of my...

    I always keep my tarp in an outside pocket of my pack like others have described. Last time out with my Event Packa I was thinking that the huge pocket (that doubles as a storage pouch) in the Packa...
  26. Just awesome, thanks for sharing. This is a whole...

    Just awesome, thanks for sharing. This is a whole 'nother level beyond what we typically do out here in the Southwest. I'm hoping to do a hang or two down in the teens or lower this winter. Lots of...
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    Very nice. Makes me want to run out and bone up...

    Very nice. Makes me want to run out and bone up some more on rock climbing techniques. Out here in the desert where I live that really opens up possibilities.
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    Great job BillyBob! That's certainly pushing the...

    Great job BillyBob! That's certainly pushing the SS into new territory. So you had a supplemental CCF pad, or? And was it inserted under/over the SS foam pad?
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    UQ has been sold. Thanks for looking.

    UQ has been sold. Thanks for looking.
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    Sale pending to JTucker, awaiting Paypal...

    Sale pending to JTucker, awaiting Paypal transaction.
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    My personal experiences with Spinn have not been...

    My personal experiences with Spinn have not been so good. I found it to puncture much easier than Sil, and I did not like the noisy, crinkly feel of the material. I went directly from Sil to Cuben...
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    That's certainly a possibility. I keep it loose...

    That's certainly a possibility. I keep it loose enough over my face to prevent significant moisture accumulation.
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    Yep, it's not the Winter Coat model if that's the...

    Yep, it's not the Winter Coat model if that's the question, it's definitely 3s.
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    I use Feathered Friends booties, insulated all...

    I use Feathered Friends booties, insulated all around. They are a modular solution with inner socks that have a durable sole that can be walked on, and an outer boot that is waterproof. I recently...
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    It looks like he's exploring some interesting...

    It looks like he's exploring some interesting directions, I'll have to keep an eye on it. Thanks for the link.
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    I'm guessing that you will have some cold...

    I'm guessing that you will have some cold shoulder issues with an UQ that narrow. Especially if you use a gathered end hammock and lie diagonally.
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    I have a merino wool neck gaiter (aka, buff) that...

    I have a merino wool neck gaiter (aka, buff) that I can pull up over my nose as others have suggested. This works great for me. From the top side I have a Black Rock down beannie that I pull down...
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    I've had this down to the low 30's. I personally...

    I've had this down to the low 30's. I personally wouldn't take it much lower than that. It depends a lot on how cold a sleeper you are. I'm kind of in the middle, not particularly a cold or warm...
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    Down booties were definitely the cure for me....

    Down booties were definitely the cure for me. Also good advice on changing into fresh, dry socks. Make sure they are loose fitting so they don't cut off circulation.
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    SOLD: Te-wa 2/3 length Underquilt

    Blue and grey color, 15.0oz with stuff sack. A little under two years old, been out on maybe 20 trips and in excellent condition. Always stored un-stuffed and laid out.

    $110 shipped CONUS, Paypal...
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    Not sure if anyone mentioned down booties in this...

    Not sure if anyone mentioned down booties in this thread or not. I initially had cold feet issues and they solved it very nicely. Feathered Friends makes a very nice down booty, or you might check...
  42. Thread: 1.1 or 1.7

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    Poll: If weight is no concern, then definitely get the...

    If weight is no concern, then definitely get the 1.7 for max comfort. You won't see much of the fabric color anyhow after your bottom insulation is in place.
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    I leave mine bagged all the time. No issues at...

    I leave mine bagged all the time. No issues at all after a couple of years.
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    Definitely a great value. I own one myself. For a...

    Definitely a great value. I own one myself. For a 2 person hang it's my go to tarp.
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    That's a sweet pitch man. Those tarps are a bit...

    That's a sweet pitch man. Those tarps are a bit heavy but they are good quality and can sure get the job done.
  46. Thread: Cuben Tarps

    by drewboy
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    Cuben does not stretch like silnylon so the self...

    Cuben does not stretch like silnylon so the self tensioners people use to compensate for that are not required. Some people still like to use them for convenience of being able to position their...
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    Agreed. Their prices are already very...

    Agreed. Their prices are already very competitive. The Black Friday sale made them irresistibly, insanely, don't even care how much money is left in your checking account, competitive. :scared:
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    Best wishes to all on HF for a joyous holiday...

    Best wishes to all on HF for a joyous holiday season. We do indeed have a great community of people here. Happy hanging!
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    In the past ~16 months I have only taken my BB...

    In the past ~16 months I have only taken my BB out one time out of numerous trips, and really missed the openness of my Traveler during that trip. Most or all of the time in AZ I do not need the bug...
  50. I have a set of smaller diameter tarp guylines...

    I have a set of smaller diameter tarp guylines with prusik adjusters and my experience in the field has been they are a real pain to adjust once they get tensioned up. Linelocs are MUCH easier to...
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