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    New Member duckobx's Avatar
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    My Blackbird, arrived!!!!!!

    Brandon...kudos...now I see first hand what everyone has been saying...
    What a hammock!!!!
    This is one pretty piece of work..just went out and put it up in the snow in my backyard to try it once... sri no pics ...before Mt.Rogers this weekend
    It has the room I am looking for and the pad works better in the BB than my HH..
    I will give a report once we return from Mt. Rogers..

    duckobx

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    Quote Originally Posted by duckobx View Post
    Brandon...kudos...now I see first hand what everyone has been saying...
    What a hammock!!!!
    This is one pretty piece of work..just went out and put it up in the snow in my backyard to try it once... sri no pics ...before Mt.Rogers this weekend
    It has the room I am looking for and the pad works better in the BB than my HH..
    I will give a report once we return from Mt. Rogers..

    duckobx
    There will be multiple BB hangers at Mt Rogers (skskinner, FishinFinn, myself, headchange4u, others I'm sure)...we will help if you need any
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    Thank You...sounds like it is going to be a great time....I did'nt put my tarp
    up probably should have...it's the Kelty Noahs 9x9...oh well more fun..

    duckobx

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    Quote Originally Posted by duckobx View Post
    Thank You...sounds like it is going to be a great time....I did'nt put my tarp
    up probably should have...it's the Kelty Noahs 9x9...oh well more fun..

    duckobx
    Is the Kelty 9' on the diagonal or side?
    Your BB starts off being 10' long...ends up shorter due to gathering the ends, hemming, etc.
    Assuming you have the webbing/triangle ring option, measure the length of your BB from ring to ring along the the ridgeline to get a max length. Then measure your tarp along the ridgeline to make sure you have coverage. (you could hang everything back up outside and measure more accurately)
    Since there is a slight possiblility of precipitation this weekend, I won't want to see you get wet.
    If your tarp coverage is short, I'm sure someone will lend you a bigger tarp. Ask away! (I would but I only have 1 big tarp)

    Nevermind - I looked up the Kelty Noah 9...9' on the side. So, about 14' ridgeline...you should be good to go!
    Last edited by animalcontrol; 01-20-2009 at 19:05. Reason: update tarp info
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    New Member duckobx's Avatar
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    I sure hope so
    But I believe if I hang sides steep pitch close to BB and use spare line to
    close in the ends I should be fine....I have a spare tarp smaller an
    will throw it in pack just in case
    Thanx for input...I will reevaluate my tarp situation after MT. Rogers
    and get Brandons Superfly to be safe..

    duckobx

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    How did your diy quilt turn out ?
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    New Member duckobx's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darby View Post
    How did your diy quilt turn out ?
    good tho I need to get a heavy duty compression sack...it is 3 layers
    of climashield instead of 2it will be carried outside my pack..so I reckon it will be my extreme cold quilt...I will have to reevaluate my setup and have a couple
    quilts..for the different trip conditions..so like you and John...my
    hammocking accessories are growing by leaps and bounds

    duckobx

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    We will get to see how well three layers works this weekend that's for sure.
    Beer won't solve problems, but then again, neither will milk !
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    New Member duckobx's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darby View Post
    We will get to see how well three layers works this weekend that's for sure.
    you bringing your bag or a quilt??
    duckobx

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