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    Phillipsart's Avatar
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    Blackbird, fly and UQ arrived.

    My Warbonnet Blackbird 1.1Dbl Hammock, Camo Superfly and 3-season Under Quilt turned up in the post yesterday.

    Setup for the 2nd time this morning, Plan to camp out in my backyard tonight. Leaving for a 4 days solo hike next week followed by the Bushwalkers Pilgrimage at the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, run by the Sunshine Coast Bushwalkers Club.

    Was surprised to see how small the packaging was, Upon opening of the package I found the UQ packed loose inside the packaging, that's a good idea Brandon, as the UQ would have spent 4 weeks in transit compressed into the small sack supplied. Very happy with the entire setup. Light, Comfortable and easy quick setup. Did I mention Comfy?

    Total weight of Hammock, fly, rope and Under Quilt is apx 1.6kg
    All of this will be replacing on my solo hikes, Tent 3.6kg and Downmat 1.2kg.


    The whole setup is very compact when packed away.

    Found it all very simple and quick to erect. The order I placed for the whoopie slings etc, also turned up in the post. The whoopee slings are great. Not one knot needed to be tied.
    The prussic knots have no problems holding the tension on the Superfly. What does concern me are the s-biners used to connect the fly to the prussic on the tarp ridge line. according to what's printed on the packaging, Maximum they can hold is 2.2kg. Are they strong enough?. So far there holding just fine, Don't know if I can trust those S-biners on a hike.
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    Congrats on a great set up. Glad it finally arrived to it's destination. I know you were fretting over it. As for the s-biners, that is how they are used. Not sure which ones you got, but I would have used the small stainless ones. I had two on order, but I misplaced them and just made me some soft shackles to use the same way.
    Enjoy your trip and shoot some pics if you get the chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loneoak View Post
    Congrats on a great set up. Glad it finally arrived to it's destination. I know you were fretting over it. As for the s-biners, that is how they are used. Not sure which ones you got, but I would have used the small stainless ones. I had two on order, but I misplaced them and just made me some soft shackles to use the same way.
    Enjoy your trip and shoot some pics if you get the chance.
    Thanks Loanoak.

    I'm currently spending my first night in the hammock, laying here with my iPad. It's a beautiful night, slightly overcast. Possible shower later tonight, currently the temp is 13.7 degrees Celsius. Expected minimum of 6 to 8 degrees Celsius.

    I can feel the cold a bit under my lower legs, will need to do something about that. Have to look into a short piece of pad. I feel very warm with the 3-season yeti. Very comfortable. Who ever would of thought a hammock could be so comfortable. This is one nice piece of craftsmanship, thanks Brandon.

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    Right now I am jealous. That tarp looks great. I have a olive superfly on order. I know I should get it in a couple o weeks. So enjoy and let us know about your trip when you get back.
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    I think the ccf pad is the way to go, most use a 1/8" or a 1/4" thickness. Does double duty as a sit pad also, so keep it on the outside of your backpack if possible for when u stop to take a break.

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    The tarp ridge line with the prussic knots. there slipping a bit when I tighten the Camo Superfly. I was warned about this, I need a tight pitch on the superfly, because it's windy here where I live. Might have to redo the prussic knots in question to a 4 wrap instead of a 3 wrap.

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    Congrats on the new rig; worth the wait, wasn't it? Don't forget to seam seal those superfly tieouts!

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    Nice looking setup. Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flangler View Post
    Congrats on the new rig; worth the wait, wasn't it? Don't forget to seam seal those superfly tieouts!
    I remember reading that somewhere here, thanks for the reminder. I've got some SilNet, should do the job perfectly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillipsart View Post
    The tarp ridge line with the prussic knots. there slipping a bit when I tighten the Camo Superfly. I was warned about this, I need a tight pitch on the superfly, because it's windy here where I live. Might have to redo the prussic knots in question to a 4 wrap instead of a 3 wrap.
    if you add a wrap to the prussik it will help. more wraps tend to hold better. its kinda like a safety release.

    can you get pic of the UQ stuffed next to either the hammock or tarp? i have the same setup minus the UQ and am curious on the size of it compared. thanks!
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