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    Adjusting HG Incubator

    Just wanted to confirm a couple things for adjusting my HG Econ Incubator that I purchased earlier this year.

    1. After attaching to my hammock, should I tightened both line locks on the ends so the UQ is slightly lifting up the hammock?
    2. Are you supposed to tighten the line locks a little more on your head and foot ends? I tried this a couple times and it seems then my feet will pop out from the UQ. If I get them back in then my shoulder will sometimes be exposed. Recently I tried leaving all the secondary suspension loose and just tightening the draft collars. This seemed to work better however it was a warm enough night that any small drafts were not a problem.

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    From the Great Shug, I found THIS to be dead bang on. I can't, and I don't think anyone else could, improve on this.
    UL, because nobody ever asks "How can I make my pack heavier?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmoulder View Post
    From the Great Shug, I found THIS to be dead bang on. I can't, and I don't think anyone else could, improve on this.
    Dang, you beat me to it. Was just going to share that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arcana73 View Post
    Dang, you beat me to it. Was just going to share that one.
    lol, well when it comes to adjusting an Incubator, if you're ever seen Shug's tutorial, that is the automatic go-to!
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    Yeah, I have watched it previously. Maybe I was over tightening the secondary on my foot and head ends which caused it to pop off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grantrs View Post
    Yeah, I have watched it previously. Maybe I was over tightening the secondary on my foot and head ends which caused it to pop off.
    Yes, overtightening the secondary shock cords is a common mistake, which I also made at first. It's a 'Goldilocks' thing that has to be just so. Colder weather will help you figure out if it's too tight or too loose, but feet/head popping out does point to too tight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grantrs View Post
    Yeah, I have watched it previously. Maybe I was over tightening the secondary on my foot and head ends which caused it to pop off.
    Yes....the primary should be the tighter of the two. Secondary “pulls” it. There is a sweet spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmoulder View Post
    Yes, overtightening the secondary shock cords is a common mistake, which I also made at first.
    Same here. And worse, over tightening the ends (smallest cinch cords). That just let cold air rush right in.

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