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    Finally got a few hours

    Well I met up with the guys and it was about 26*, I just threw on some sweat pants and sweat shirt, just to see how warm I would be without all knids of thermal gear on. I strung the KAQ, made a few minor adjustments, climbed in and slid into my 0* mummy bag, I was pretty darn cold. After I got settled in and stopped moving around I started to warm up and low and behold I was really toasty. The only cold spot I got was my toes when I was on my side and my heels when I was on my back, I found out after I got out that I had an air gap, which was causing my problem.

    I am very very impressed with the KAQ with the Deep Winter upgrade, Thank you Paul and everyone at AHE!!! Great quality!!

    So after a few hours of warm coziness, I was summansed by messenger back to the house to help out with sick kids. Oh well, at least I know everything works, just got a little tweeking to do and I'm ordering my 14 X 12 Chinook tarp today!!!!!!

    Here are some pics of my set up!













    Tbull

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    Nice work of it . . .
    and photos . . . now that's what I like

    Is your tarp a double layer, thermal type ? ? ?
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    Any time spent in a hammock is good time. Even though you only a got few hours hanging. You had fun and learned some. So I would call that a good hang
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppabear View Post
    So I would call that a good hang
    You made me think I can't wait for a newbie to sign up

    and use the name NAIL

    so I can say

    "Good hang Nail"

    I should probobly stop this . . .

    . . . naaaa . . .
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    thanks for the positive comments guys.

    The tarp is just a cheap blue on one side and silver on the other from Wal-Mart.

    Tbull

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    I'm glad you posted some pics of the plain ol blue tarp. Now I can link to them when people ask if they can use a blue tarp from wal mart! Thanks

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    Whooooo Buddy! Glad you got out there .... for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tbull55 View Post
    ... I was summansed by messenger back to the house to help out with sick kids.
    oh, I can so relate to this

    nice write-up, thx for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tbull55 View Post
    thanks for the positive comments guys.

    The tarp is just a cheap blue on one side and silver on the other from Wal-Mart.

    Tbull
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    > I humped a couple of them the the NY/NE hang last Fall...they were converted into an overhead shelter over a picnic table during the torrential rains we encountered.

    Thankfully, I carry a bag of Grip Clips, which provided us with means to attach the two tarps together, and several guy-out points. We ate relatively dry that weekend!

    Tarps - not just for hammocks!
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    eflat7 I'm glad you posted some pics of the plain ol blue tarp. Now I can link to them when people ask if they can use a blue tarp from wal mart! Thanks
    You know the old blue tarp worked well, i'm ordering the Chinook for more room and packability!

    Shug Whooooo Buddy! Glad you got out there .... for a while.
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    Yeah I guess some hang time is better than none

    MrTiles Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tbull55
    ... I was summansed by messenger back to the house to help out with sick kids.
    oh, I can so relate to this

    nice write-up, thx for sharing!
    Yeah, it's abummer sometime, but as soon as they get old enough I'll have them out with me!

    > I humped a couple of them the the NY/NE hang last Fall...they were converted into an overhead shelter over a picnic table during the torrential rains we encountered.

    Thankfully, I carry a bag of Grip Clips, which provided us with means to attach the two tarps together, and several guy-out points. We ate relatively dry that weekend!

    Tarps - not just for hammocks!
    They are pretty handy, just ask all those people who suffer from hurricanes!

    Thanks Everyone,
    Tbull
    Last edited by Tbull55; 01-03-2011 at 11:40.

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