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    Senior Member chillyhiker's Avatar
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    Good luck to you and Bat I will be following bat on trail journals will you be posting there also?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloomgorge View Post
    if you're leaving in march how many nights do you plan to use to dial in your quilts. i think you mentioned you sleep in your hammock ever night in your home but sleeping inside a house is a little different than sleeping outside.
    i found when i made my first UQ it took Kevin (dblcorona) and i almost 3 nights of fiddling and checking each other. i found i need to add a shock cord that ran up over the top of my ridge line to get the most warmth.

    i don't think i saw duck tape. i wrap a few yards around my poles along with 5' of shock cord on each pole as well.
    I'm pretty surehe's in a clark and make a bunch of down "pillows" to it the pockets under a clark.. That's his insulation, no fine tuning, just put them in the pockets. At least that's what I gathered when I was lookin' at his DIY quilt thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slo View Post
    I'm pretty surehe's in a clark and make a bunch of down "pillows" to it the pockets under a clark.. That's his insulation, no fine tuning, just put them in the pockets. At least that's what I gathered when I was lookin' at his DIY quilt thread.
    yes that is correct i have velcro in the pockets to hold them in place

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    How're those workin' or you buddy? Youtried them out outside yet? You experience any cold spots?
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    have a great hike. you will dial in your gear list by Franklin LOL and say Hi to Ron Haven when you get there.
    take it slow and enjoy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slo View Post
    How're those workin' or you buddy? Youtried them out outside yet? You experience any cold spots?
    i have not been able to try them outside yet one it is too cold for my gear but also i have no trees in my yard to hang from.

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    did you make them with baffles or one big pocket pillow for each of the pockets on the clark? if they're one big pillow i would think the down will migrate down to the bottom and you could have cold spots on your sides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by balloonatic View Post
    i have not been able to try them outside yet one it is too cold for my gear but also i have no trees in my yard to hang from.
    rut row raggy! Hope you getto test your gear before you head out buddy. We had a little heat wave come through columbus, oh today, hopefully up in Mich you'll get some quality testing weather soon
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    Take lots of pics. and vids.......And if you have time, take a journal.....eletronic..
    THere is a young man doing the trail the end of March, I am folloing his adventure through a blog....Looking forward to it.

    I admire you for doing this....Would love to join you....Best wishes....and blessings your way for a great adventure....

    Jerry

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    I haven't read through the whole thread so someone else may have picked this up already; where are your warm clothes? It get cold in the southern mountains in March and April. I started my thru on 3/18/09, and had plenty of use for my mid-weight longs, hat and gloves, and my down parka. Even hiked through a 2 day snowstorm in the Smokies. I kept my cold weather gear until I reached Pearisburg.
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