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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Maybe we could meet at a park in town and workshop some time. PM me!
    That sounds great! The BPL folks in the Twin Cities have had a couple of gatherings this year, the last of which was lunch in St. Paul on Grand Ave. followed by some gear show'n'tell in a nearby park. It was fun to actually meet some real folks behind the forum posts and actually see/feel/handle/try some of the new lightweight gear that people have.

    Once my BB and MacCat(on order) actually arrive and I recover from the new gear smell, I'll PM you about getting together for a hands-on session.

    In the meantime, I'm doing some internet homework on underquilts...and finding I don't fully understand the full-length vs. short (e.g. Yeti) differences. Yeah, I know...length/fill/weight is different!! BUT...do the shorter UQ's with some additional leg/foot area padding work as well? I'm thinking Minnesota temps down into the single digits (mmmmmmmm). I'm also thinking about some cheap down comforter DIY makeover into a UQ. Maybe I should recycle my 40 year old Holubar 10 degree down bag into a UQ.

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    Senior Member PS's Avatar
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    Beep, I have the BB and MacCat Deluxe. I think you will be very pleased with that combo.
    I also have the Yeti and have been very pleased.
    Boy time stands still when you're waiting for the brown truck, doesn't it???

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    Senior Member beep's Avatar
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    Progress!!

    Quote Originally Posted by beep View Post
    OK...I'm sure few here will be surprised. I confess to falling to temptation!

    1. I put my MLD Grace Duo tarp up for sale on the BPL forum.
    2. I joined Brian's work queue at OES for a new Deluxe MacCat SpinnUL tarp.

    So that leaves me with the Blackbird/MacCat combination on order with estimated completion 2-3 weeks. That's looking mighty tasty to my eyes!
    OK...Good news!! It looks like my MLD tarp has a buyer so I won't be in too much of net cash drain for MacCat Deluxe. (Translation: now I can think more seriously about UQ purchase...

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    Senior Member beep's Avatar
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    Updating

    1. My Blackbird has landed! Thanks, Brandon!
    2. My OES MacCat Deluxe SpinnUL has also landed! Thanks, Brian!

    And Brandon has my order for a Yeti UQ! I'll be hanging in style!

    Seriously, the BB and Deluxe MacCat are really well-made gear (but you know that, right?).

    I'm looking forward to getting out to really use all of it, but that will be a couple of weekends out with my current commitments.

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