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    Senior Member Throkda's Avatar
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    A belated epiphany...

    I've since changed over to an Insultex underquilt, but I was rearranging the gear closet today, and dug out my SuperShelter. One thing I had never figured out with this thing was how to put it away...never could roll it up tight enough to get back in the stuff sack. Well, looking at it again today, I had a thought -- since the stuff sack opened at both ends, was it meant to be treated like a Bishop Bag? I threaded the line from one end through, cinched it shut, and started stuffing. The whole pad went in easily and surprisingly quickly! I don't know if that was the intent of the design, but it worked.

    Of course, it suddenly occurs to me I should have paid attention to which end was the head when I was trying it...
    "Can't we all just live in trees and hammocks?"
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    Senior Member Roche's Avatar
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    I believe the Super Shelter is to be stored open / not stuffed, same as a sleeping bag. But that tip should work when hiking to the next campsite.

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    I just love epiphanies! I wish I would have more of them though

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    Senior Member Throkda's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roche View Post
    I believe the Super Shelter is to be stored open / not stuffed, same as a sleeping bag. But that tip should work when hiking to the next campsite.
    Yes, for storing, it's supposed to be open (much like sleeping bags)...however, I was mostly talking about packing it up in its stuff sack, instead of just shoving it loose into my backpack. I'm just happy I figured out a good way to get it back into the bag it came in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Throkda View Post
    Yes, for storing, it's supposed to be open (much like sleeping bags)...however, I was mostly talking about packing it up in its stuff sack, instead of just shoving it loose into my backpack. I'm just happy I figured out a good way to get it back into the bag it came in.
    Well now, that is amazing! I have managed to roll the pad up and get it back in it's sack before, but it has always just been way too much trouble to fool with. So, once I get the HHSS on the hammock, I have just left it on the hammock until it is too hot to use it. Then I just stuff everything- sometimes TQ included- into a large stuff sack or just into my pack. Other times, I took only the pad out, and put it into a dry sack with other items, then compressed it all, and put the hammock and UC into snake skins. But your method of getting it back in it's original sack never occurred to me.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    Senior Member Gaberloonzie's Avatar
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    So, if you're not using it would you like to sale it? I'm very interested in picking one up.

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    Senior Member Throkda's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaberloonzie View Post
    So, if you're not using it would you like to sale it? I'm very interested in picking one up.
    Well, I do use the undercover, just not the pad, but I'll consider it. PM me with a fair offer for either the pad alone, or the pad with undercover, and maybe we can work something out. The pad's been used maybe 3 or 4 times..the undercover about a dozen more times than that, on car camping-type trips. Both are in really good shape.
    "Can't we all just live in trees and hammocks?"
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