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    Prefers life at 12 MPH. FLRider's Avatar
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    Another option to stay with the shorter tarp: what kind of rain gear are you using?

    The reason I ask is that a poncho (one that actually opens all the way up along the sides, like the GI poncho or the GoLite poncho/tarp) can be rigged as an improv Grizz beak. Then, all that's needed is to pick a site where you can hang the foot end of the hammock into the prevailing wind and put the poncho up as the beak.

    I've a short video on how I do that with mine (since making the video, I've added grosgrain loops at the shoulders of the tarp so that I can run some line from the bottom of the beak to the tree on that side if the wind is really blowing):



    Hope it helps!

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    My AT setup

    Here is my setup and I'm 6'3 240 lbs

    shelter : ounces : Hammock trip List Ultra light - 3 season

    sleeping bag :14 : hammock gear top quilt burrow Long 50deg
    hammock :27 : hennessy Explorer light
    under quilt :23 : Jarks R Better
    tarp : 8 : HMG cuben tarp
    straps :4 : Rappel rings webbing
    stakes : 2 : ti stakes

    I weighted all my gear with a ounce scale at home so the weights should be accurate enough. I tried to go with the most comfortable light weight and convinent gear I could find. I hiked half the AT with gear twice as heavy, and plan another thru hike soon. I figure if you are smaller you can cut some weight down with a smaller hammock save oz, blue foam sleeping pad 8-10 oz instead of under qulit, or a Grand trunk nano-7 hammock 7.4 oz with a bug net another 8 oz.

    But I like my setup for easy setup, comfort... and durablility

    good luck
    Last edited by YukonCornelious; 06-28-2012 at 11:01.

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    Yeah I can switch to summer gear. What do you suggest I look into switching?

    I'm going to use agg ul jacket and Zpack kilt.

    I have my REI igneo bag, is it worth switching to a tq?

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    Looking for opinions on UQ/TQ Setups that are Lightweight and around 40*

    I will probably switch to a lower rated UQ for cold temps, and vary my top layers by what i wear while sleeping, so try to use some gear for multipurpose.

    Looking into options that people have already posted and starting to compare, if any of the Hammock Vets out there want to chime in I'd love the help!

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    I came up with these as my options:

    TeWa Breeze UQ - For Warm Weather - 10 oz
    HammockGear Burrow (M50??) -~13 oz

    Any opinions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subsammich View Post
    I came up with these as my options:

    TeWa Breeze UQ - For Warm Weather - 10 oz
    HammockGear Burrow (M50??) -~13 oz

    Any opinions?
    I have a 20* set from hammockGear, a burrow and a phoenix, that are M50. They are my prize piece of equipment. Very lightweight and very compressible. They are in the bottom of my pack at the moment for a trip I am leaving for in the morning, but when I get back Sunday I will put them in their stuff sacks and weigh them. I can't say enough great things about them though. The phoenix I find very easy to adjust and haven't had a problem yet with cold spots or drafts after the initial set up. Sorry for the rant, I am just very pleased with these pieces of equipment. I will get back to you Sunday.

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    Yes Please let me know!
    Im very glad to hear your pleased with them, i think they are going to be the right choice for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subsammich View Post
    Yes Please let me know!
    Im very glad to hear your pleased with them, i think they are going to be the right choice for me!
    Yeah you honestly can't go wrong with them. Besides being great quality, working with them is just as good. If you want to send me your email I will take some pics while I have it set up this weekend on my WBBB along with pics of them on the scale.

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    Those are great quilts you have decided on, I will say that I own a great deal of HG quilts and every single one is as near to perfect as can be, but I will say that depending on your size and how you sleep (flat on back, side, flip/flop) you might want to have it widened slightly if you are planning on sleeping on the ground (in shelters) to prevent drafts... Unless you have prior experience with quilts?

    FWIW Adam (Stormcrow) the Guru at HG is awesome to deal with, and he will help you as much as he possibly can, he's also got a lot of experience, so my recommendation is give him a ring and pick his brain (don't be let down if he doesn't answer as he's usually extremely busy).
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    :thumbs up: for HG
    I was talking to a fellow member who has a custom HG tq/ya setup that's sub 17oz
    I like!

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