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    Got my notification as well this morning. ...

    Got my notification as well this morning. Ordered 3/27
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    Ordered on 3/27 as well. Still awaiting...

    Ordered on 3/27 as well. Still awaiting fullfillment.
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    That is true IF you have a thru hiker permit. If...

    That is true IF you have a thru hiker permit. If you don't have a thru hiker permit, you are required to sleep in the shelters, and if they are full, someone with a thru hiker permit is "supposed"...
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    I've had a JRB Mt. Washington 4, which is still...

    I've had a JRB Mt. Washington 4, which is still an ounce or two heavier than an Econ Incubator 0, and loved that quilt so much, but I too spent a lot of money to get my pack weight down. For the...
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    I just pulled the trigger on one. I've gone back...

    I just pulled the trigger on one. I've gone back and forth since they came out. The gram weenie in me kept saying "save those 5 ounces" and the practical side in me said "save the $$$". If I ever...
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    For about a 5 oz weight penalty, you save $100. ...

    For about a 5 oz weight penalty, you save $100. Not a bad trade off at all.
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    I've seen single digit and negative degree temps...

    I've seen single digit and negative degree temps on The AT in February, March and April, so I would opt for 0 degree quilts.
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    lol...me: Backer # 650 ish......Survey # 16. I'm...

    lol...me: Backer # 650 ish......Survey # 16. I'm just eagerly awaiting these first backers to get their hammocks and post some pics!
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    And on a side note...if you are hiking on the AT...

    And on a side note...if you are hiking on the AT within the GSMNP, and do not have a thru hiker permit, you must stay in the shelter...if you arrive to a shelter and all the spots are taken, someone...
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    Maybe he was a bit taken back by you being a bit...

    Maybe he was a bit taken back by you being a bit of a $%^&
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    I think it has to do with the way I "furl" my...

    I think it has to do with the way I "furl" my tarp. When I roll my tarp up in preparation for sliding the snake skins over, I don't take the end and roll it toward the center, which causes a big...
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    I guess we'll have to agree to disagree. Each...

    I guess we'll have to agree to disagree. Each time I have bought the properly sized skins to my tarp, and each time, they are a pain in the arse, which is why I no longer use tapered skins.
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    In the photo below, the half of the snake skin in...

    In the photo below, the half of the snake skin in the red circle is narrower than the end of the snake skin that is at the center of the tarp. The narrower part of the snake skin makes it harder to...
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    I've had ones from Hennessy, Mountain Goat and...

    I've had ones from Hennessy, Mountain Goat and Wilderness Logics, and they are all tapered. The snake skins from these vendors are all two piece. On each piece, the hole on one end is greatly...
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    I got a couple sets from that guy on eBay. ...

    I got a couple sets from that guy on eBay. Reasonably priced and well made. I don't care for the mesh snake skins from the various vendors out there. Its the taper I don't like. I like the entire...
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    FS: Payment received. The tarp (and all the...

    Payment received. The tarp (and all the accessories) is SOLD!!!!
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    FS: PM sent with Paypal info. The tarp is Sold...

    PM sent with Paypal info. The tarp is Sold pending funds.
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    FS: Hammock Gear Cuben Fiber tarp w/ Doors

    12 foot Cuben Fiber Tarp with Doors, Wilderness Logics snakeskins and misc dutch bling. Tarp was only used a handful of times and is in excellent condition...no holes, or repairs or damage of any...
  20. SOLD: Payment sent.

    Payment sent.
  21. SOLD: I'll take the Winter Palace. Please PM me with...

    I'll take the Winter Palace. Please PM me with your PayPal info.
  22. Well, I haven't decided whether I am going to try...

    Well, I haven't decided whether I am going to try this mod or not, but I just see how handy in general the kam snapper would be.
  23. Thank you both! :)

    Thank you both! :)
  24. Jellyfish and Leiavoia, what size of kam snaps...

    Jellyfish and Leiavoia, what size of kam snaps are you using? I was looking to order a kam snap kit and see that there are a multitude of snap sizes.
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    Poll: 1.6 for me. The gram weenie in me would prefer...

    1.6 for me. The gram weenie in me would prefer 1.0, but at 248 I'd rather not risk it. Maybe after I lose a bit I'll get one in 1.0.
  26. A big shout out to Paul and the staff. I ordered...

    A big shout out to Paul and the staff. I ordered a Jarbridge Monday morning to take advantage of the 10 % off sale, and added a pair of gaiters to take advantage of free shipping over $100. I...
  27. Get the warmer quilt. You can always vent it if...

    Get the warmer quilt. You can always vent it if you get too hot.
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    I love my Mt. Washington 4. That's a heck of a...

    I love my Mt. Washington 4. That's a heck of a deal.
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    Single or Double doesnt bother me. What does...

    Single or Double doesnt bother me. What does bother me is the taper on each end of the snake skin. It makes it so hard to get the snake skin to slide over that last foot and a half to two feet. I...
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    I too just picked up some MS FX Trekkers as well...

    I too just picked up some MS FX Trekkers as well as the Warbonnet end cap adapters. I had been wondering if Paul used the Warbonnet adapters or not after viewing his video demonstrating the locking...
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    A tarp with RSBTR's Fallen Leaves "Dark Green"...

    A tarp with RSBTR's Fallen Leaves "Dark Green" pattern would be awesome....Just sayin'
  32. Thread: REI hammock?

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    I would argue that point. I think ZPacks has...

    I would argue that point. I think ZPacks has crossed the threshold from "cottage vendor" to a mid level outdoor products company (or whatever description you would want). The quality of their gear...
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    If you are referring to Mountain Crossings at...

    If you are referring to Mountain Crossings at Neel Gap (30 miles in...38 miles counting the approach trail, which technically doesnt count), they will not have top quilts nor underquilts. The only...
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    If you store your cannister of fuel bundled up in...

    If you store your cannister of fuel bundled up in your pack, you won't have any problems at all with it. I thru hiked in 2013 and there were a couple times where we had to melt snow because of no...
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    The stock picture of the Winter Palace on HG's...

    The stock picture of the Winter Palace on HG's website shows a tarp with a straight bottom edge, so I think that is where the confusion lies. When I ordered mine a couple years ago, I was expecting...
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    If it was me...and assuming you are using a...

    If it was me...and assuming you are using a gathered end hammock, I would go for the Mt. Washington 4. I've experienced the single digit Georgia nights in February and March, and was glad to have...
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    I seam sealed the pullouts yesterday on my Marpat...

    I seam sealed the pullouts yesterday on my Marpat WD from the Massdrop sale, and waiting on an order from Dutch containing line to rig up all the tie outs. Sadly, it'll be a couple weeks before I...
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    FYI....if the bottom entry is your only issue...

    FYI....if the bottom entry is your only issue with it, there is a seamstress who will sew up the bottom entry and sew in a side zipper. Her work is excellent and reasonably priced. If you google...
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    I have an EE Prodigy 30 degree synthetic quilt. ...

    I have an EE Prodigy 30 degree synthetic quilt. The quality and features are excellent, but the long wait time was not.
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    Six to seven years ago, there weren't many...

    Six to seven years ago, there weren't many vendors making tarps for us hangers. OES at that time was one of only a SMALL handful, and their quality was excellent. Nowadays, there are so many...
  41. FS: Payment received. The hammock is sold! Thanks!

    Payment received. The hammock is sold! Thanks!
  42. FS: Bump. $175 shipped CONUS.

    Bump. $175 shipped CONUS.
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    Yep, Paul is good people.

    Yep, Paul is good people.
  44. FS: Price Drop: $200 shipped CONUS.

    Price Drop: $200 shipped CONUS.
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    I've done both. Not sure if you're worried about...

    I've done both. Not sure if you're worried about damage by stuffing, and I don't think there is a concensus on whether stuffing is harmful or not. My main reason for going to "rolling" it up and...
  46. In 2013, I started an AT thru hike in February. ...

    In 2013, I started an AT thru hike in February. One of the first nights on the trail, the temp got down to 10 degrees. I was using a JRB Mt. Washington 4 UQ, which is rated at 0-5 degrees. My TQ...
  47. FS: They stopped offering single layer hammocks in...

    They stopped offering single layer hammocks in the 1.0 Robic about a month after I ordered this. If I recall correctly, they listed the "comfort" rating as 240 pounds.
  48. FS: Hammock only in the stuff sack weighs...

    Hammock only in the stuff sack weighs 15.9.....stuff sack only weighs 0.5, so Hammock only is 15.4 ounces.
  49. FS: I grabbed that from the weight listed on Dream...

    I grabbed that from the weight listed on Dream Hammock's build page on my hammock, but I just weighed it myself, and that weight is indeed the hammock, tree straps, toggles and stuff sack. ...
  50. FS: Dream Hammock Sparrow SL 1.0 Robic XL Coyote Brown

    Up for sale is a Dream Hammock Sparrow, single layer 1.0 Robic XL in Coyote Brown. Never hung, not even to test. I took it out of the stuff sack when I received it and inspected it and then a second...
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