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    That's slick! Thanks for posting.
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    keep in mind that if it's too loose, an air gap can open (at the head end esp.) and vent your heat out

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    I'm not much help since my Yeti doesn't really move out of place. I occasionally have to pull it up on my "outside" shoulder but otherwise its quite stable.
    "The more I carry the happier I am in camp; the less I carry the happier I am getting there" - Sgt. Rock

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    Thanks everyone, I'll play around with those different ideas and see which works best for me!

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    Wrong End On Top?

    I was having such an issue last year on my 10 day hike. Wind blowing snow.(more like a 7-eleven slushy), tarp was taking a beating and I was cold and uncomfortable. I got out and realized the 3 season Yeti was on upside down. Put the foot end where it belongs and the head end in the appropiate place and Shaazammmm instant warmth and sleep!

    Might take a look at that. The little pearl button goes on the head end I believe. It has been several months since I have had it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyCamper View Post
    You can add more cord to the Yeti suspension so it isn't quite so tight and see if that helps. Instead of hanging mine around the gathered end of the hammock, I attach it to the suspension cords that came with my JRB quilts to give me some extra lenght. This helps me.

    Paul sells triangle thingies on his Arrowhead Equipment website. Ya have to read the thread and see the pictures to understand how they work.

    I've also added loops and mitten hooks to hammocks and UQ to keep quilts from slipping off shoulder.
    +1 for the Triangle Thinges, keeps my AHE KAQ Lost River right in place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BEAS View Post
    I was having such an issue last year on my 10 day hike. Wind blowing snow.(more like a 7-eleven slushy), tarp was taking a beating and I was cold and uncomfortable. I got out and realized the 3 season Yeti was on upside down. Put the foot end where it belongs and the head end in the appropiate place and Shaazammmm instant warmth and sleep!

    Might take a look at that. The little pearl button goes on the head end I believe. It has been several months since I have had it out.

    BEAS
    I'm lucky in that respect. My Climashield "Yeti" has a zipper that is on the bottom (ground side) of the foot end. Despite that, I think one time, in a hurry, I put it on upside down. Soon I'm thinking "you know, this thing just really is not as good as I thought!"

    Luckily I finally got out to see what the heck the problem was. Seeing the zipper up near the hammock instead of closer to ground quickly cleared up what the problem was. User error, the problem was me!

    BTW, word to the wise: it does not work worth a **** if put on either upside down, or foot/head end reversed, or both!
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    I had the same problem with my HammockGear Crowsnest. I did two things and have slept in it the past several nights with no slippage.

    1. Offset the shockcord on the entrance side. Once you have the UQ installed under the hammock, take the shockcord that goes on the head ends and give it some extra slack to the entrance side where your shoulder will stick out more on an assymetrical lay. Then do the reverse on the foot end, giving some extra slack towards the footbox. This will make the quilt lay ever so assymetrical in line with how you'll be laying.

    2. I then installed a "Te-wa mod" that he puts on all of his UQs. He adds a small piece of shock cord to the side where your shoulder will extend on the entrance side (where you just gave some slack). He attaches a mitten hook to a small piece of the shock cord and then attaches the mitten hook to the pullout on the entrance side of the WBBB. This keeps the shoulder end of the UQ permanently "attached" to the outside so that it won't slip out from under you.

    You can see a YouTube video of it here in which Te-Wa demonstrates how it works. It's 0:48 seconds into the video.

    Doing both of these worked like a charm for me and has eliminated any issues I had.
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    Have you tried putting the shockcord over the footbox ? Slipping it over the top of the FB has kept it nice and secure for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shewie View Post
    Have you tried putting the shockcord over the footbox ? Slipping it over the top of the FB has kept it nice and secure for me.
    that what i do and i never had a problem with my UQ slipping off...it does sometimes slide down alittle off my shoulder...but it's not a problem
    and i usually don't notice till i wake up to water the grass

    you could just super glue it in place

    or get some mitten hooks...and a small piece os shockcord ...and make something like the te-wa quilts have..that would be cheapest way...probly cost you nothing if you have the stuff at home...maybe $5...or less
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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