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    KAQ New River

    Well, we received our New River underquilts late last week, a long one for me and a normal for my 9 year old son. Even though it was going to be around 0 degrees we set up our tarps and Grand Trunk UL hammocks with a WalMart CCF pad and the New River and attempted to sleep out. Well, we made it till about midnight where I noticed my backside was a bit cold (I am a side sleeper)... But that is a bag problem, the underquilt worked wonderfully. My feet (which are always cold) were toasty warm in the wool socks. The side of my body on the CCF pad was warm, on the verge of hot. I would say that if it had been in the 20's I would have been pretty good with the clothes I had on. Thanks to Arrowhead Equip. for their wonderful product and service.

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    Hey Kerflop, Glad they got there in good shape. Once this chill breaks they should be just about right for most of your normal weather. Let me know if you need anything at all.

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    I plan on ordering some buckles and chian link soon... We currently use a two ring system with our webbing. The rings are pretty heavy, but I don't know the weight, and the rope (which was all I had at the time) is well above the stuff you use in terms of weight.

    This weekend it should be in the mid 20s overnight (if the weather man is correct, so I am not holding my breath). If that is the case we should be toasty warm...

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    Oh, I miss-interpreted the description of your configuration.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kerflop View Post
    We currently use a two ring system with our webbing.

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    Oh, those rings... I was thinking you were talking about loops or something on the hammock it self... I think the rings may be too far away from the hammock to clip to... They are a good foot or so from the gathered end of the hammock. Plus I think I have finally decided to drop the rings for a whoopie sling and toggle setup... The weight difference should be great...

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    Very cool, the Cinch Buckles have been super popular, we have been going through them and Chain Links like crazy. Got lots in stock though

    20's should be a lot more comfortable
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    Hey Paul,

    Any pics or illistartions on how to properly hang the new river? I am not sure I am doing it correctly... I can post pics this weekend but if you have anything (close ups would be great) of how to do it properly would be a big help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerflop View Post
    Hey Paul,

    Any pics or illistartions on how to properly hang the new river? I am not sure I am doing it correctly... I can post pics this weekend but if you have anything (close ups would be great) of how to do it properly would be a big help.

    Hey Kerflop, I don't have any pics handy at the moment but I could get some this weekend I think.

    But Cavscout has the basic idea down. I just clip the mini biner any place on the suspension close to the head and foot that will take it. On most hammocks you should have some easily to get to line that goes to Rings,Tri Rings, Cinch Buckles, or right to a Whoopie sling, UCR or what ever you are using for suspension. Just clip that biner on any place then snug---and only Snug up the end channel lines. You still want a good bit of give in the end channels and if you over do it they will actually cause the quilt to gap and let in cool air. You also don't want to go to crazy with the quilt suspension tension, you need just enough to keep it off the ground and in contact with the hammock when you are not in it. Once you lay down that will stretch the lines just right. To much tension before you get in will just make the quilt pull and torque open when you get in. Flex in the shock cord is the doctors orders.

    Let me know though if that doesn't help.

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    I've just been hooking mine to the rings using the included mini-biners and cinching the draw cords on the ends to snug up the ends. Has worked great so far.

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    My hammock doesn't have rings...

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