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    I have one of Ed's original synthetic PP's and a new 900 fill PP. I rarely use the synthetic one now except as a loan. Living in the mtns of NC I find the goose down PP sufficient to use except in the middle of the summer. For me, below 35*'s I will bring along my Speer quilt as an add on backup. Im a very cold sleeper though. Jeff's description of the PP is very accurate in my opinion. I absolutely love my PP. I use a home made speer type hammock so its a great set up for me. I like the versatility of stretching a ridgeline inside my pod for a tent like atmosphere for reading if chosen. I like the warm air feeling/breathing inside, in real cold weather. Ive never had a condensation problem. In very cold nights i will leave the ends open somewhat for ventilation. In very warm nights I just leave it open and use it as a bottom quilt. One night I used it as a quilt on the floor of a shelter with a 3/4 foam pad which I take anyway for my chair setup. Just my 2 cents

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    in this picture what is the purpose of the trekking poles? Looks like Tim is in a body bag


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    Helps hold the hammock open to reduce shoulder squeeze.
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    Hey Crawldaddy, it was good to meet you last weekend. On the occasion that you went "to ground" in your PP, were you comfortable?
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    I have a question about this picture of Tim -- is that "apple green" or is apple green lighter than that. I'm thinking of ordering some apple green DWR from Ed, but not if it's lighter than Tim's PeaPod. How would you characterize the color green in the picture?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stoikurt View Post
    Helps hold the hammock open to reduce shoulder squeeze.

    ok stupid question..Shoulder Squeeze???

    I have the cheap sportsman guide hammock and I wouldn't know if it was causing shoulder squeeze or not...how can you tell

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    When you lay in a hammock, with no tie out or spreader bar, the material on your side tends to squeeze in on your shoulders, which can cause cold spots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lvleph View Post
    When you lay in a hammock, with no tie out or spreader bar, the material on your side tends to squeeze in on your shoulders, which can cause cold spots.
    Not necessarily - I don't get any shoulder squeeze out of my Speer-type with no spreader bar or tie-outs. I think it's mostly just a matter of personal preference.
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    I think tim's hammock is pretty narrow as compared to some of the other Speer-type hammocks.

    Should squeeze makes me feel confined and makes it harder to move around while in the hammock. That's one reason I am so found of side tie outs on my DIY hammocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewker View Post
    ok stupid question..Shoulder Squeeze???

    I have the cheap sportsman guide hammock and I wouldn't know if it was causing shoulder squeeze or not...how can you tell
    Shoulder squeeze is where the hammock is set up in such a way where the sides push inward on your shoulders. This makes it uncomfortable or painfull. This can be fixed by adding more sag to the hammock (making the ridgeline length shorter) or by changing the gathering on the ends.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    ok more questions? what is the material (green color) that is the cover? can you use anything. I have seen nice shiny $1 material at WM that looks like it could be used for this or maybe the inside of it. I do know the material is not rip stop nylon but have no clue as to what it is.

    I seem to remember Tim's hammock had some type of blue material on the bottom. Guessing that is an underquilt.

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