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    Incubator with Blackbird

    I am borrowing a friend's WBBB 1.0 for a 4 day trek with my son. I have never set up a BB, and certainly not with my Incubator.

    Does anyone have any advice which may be specific to the BB I should be aware of when I am using the Incubator?

    Lows temps will be in the 20s and 30s, and I have a 20º Incubator.
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    This might help...........
    Not an Incubator but same principle.
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    Mine sags a bit in the middle so you might be prepared to run a shock cord over the ridgeline as a quick fix. Otherwise don't tighten the end closures more than you have to. To tight looks good from the outside but makes gaps on the inside. Get a helper to check your setup while you're in the hammock.

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    Set up the Incubator tight enough to raise the WBBB up without you in it (obviously). My hog body has never made the Incubator sag and so no need to support the middle over the SRL. Have you sorted out which end of your Incubator is the head end? That's been way important with my rig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Law Dawg (ret) View Post
    Set up the Incubator tight enough to raise the WBBB up without you in it (obviously). My hog body has never made the Incubator sag and so no need to support the middle over the SRL. Have you sorted out which end of your Incubator is the head end? That's been way important with my rig.
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    The end with the knot on the shock chord should be the head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bannerstone View Post
    Mine sags a bit in the middle so you might be prepared to run a shock cord over the ridgeline as a quick fix. Otherwise don't tighten the end closures more than you have to. To tight looks good from the outside but makes gaps on the inside. Get a helper to check your setup while you're in the hammock.

    David
    100% truth. That's exactly the issue and where the fine tuning comes in especially on the end channels. Loosening them on the ohio hang was exactly the fix I think and I slept straight through the night like a baby
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    Thanks all. I have been using the Incubator with my Skeeter Beeter for over a year. This is the first time I will have it on the WBBB. The BB is shorter by 6" than the SB, so I may have to shorten the suspension by a little. Thanks for the tips and the video. They were just what the doctor ordered.

    I am off before dawn. Again, thanks for the advice.
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    Buffalo Skipper, to follow up to my earlier sag comment: My problem area was under the calf and mostly on the left side. My solution was to pull the left side of the foot end by the grosgain loop toward the gathered end while leaving the right side free to move on the channels and accomodate the footbox. To counter this, I did the same at the head end on the opposite (right side). Effectively this anchored the quilt on the channels pulling it into a sort of diamond shape. The two corners left free to move on the channels are the footbox and the side where your head lies. Also my quilt is probably an older design and a 0* so this may not apply to the newer designs with the shelf.

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