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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    Personally, I'm not a fan of the "Swiss-Army-Knife" approach to hammocks. However, your system seems well thought out and I'm sure will attract fans. Good luck in your venture.
    Hi SilvrSurfr, Thanks for the comment but, I must clarify a point you raised. A Swiss Army Knife is a great invention. In general, however, specialized tools perform better than the all-in-one tool. There is a trade-off between having everything in one place that is readily accessible and having superb capabilities and functionality. The cork-screw, the scissors and the wire cutter in a Swiss Army knife are OK, but they are not the best tools for doing the respective jobs.

    The Raptor Sleep-Shelter is different. It's a modular system that has refined capabilities and functionality. It is not designed to be like a Swiss Army Knife in nature. Quite the contrary...It is up to the user to select the panels or modules they need or want. The Raptor is not a ready made system. I painstakingly designed all of the panels and modules to work in concert with each other, when and if they are attached. Therefore, they are specialized in their ability to perform with a higher degree of efficiency.

    Hope that helps and thanks again for your input.
    Sincerely,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gresh View Post
    Something I don't know that I've seen addressed (and if I've missed it, please correct me) is storage solutions: double ended stuff sack, bishop bag, snake skins, or otherwise, I'd like to see what kind of stock storage comes with the base product and the individual components.

    Thanks.
    Hi Gresh-- All of the individual components come with a stuff sack... As far as the Raptor is concerned, there is what I call a Shelter Sheath. It's a cross between a long bishop bag and a snake skin. It slides over the configured system and is secured at each end with a drawcord. Then, it's rolled up and secured with two compression style cinch straps. Rolled up size varies from 4" to 8" in diameter by 10" length. It's 8" diameter with top screens, hammock, 40*top quilt and 30*bottom quilt. I will post a video shortly.
    Hope that helps...Thanks for asking.
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    Exactly the answer I was looking for, thanks for your response! I'm looking forward to the video so I can see if what you're describing is what I'm visualizing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunner76 View Post
    Hopefully you can make the Smoked Butt Hang in April and bring some of your toys to show off.

    Best of luck on your venture.
    Thanks gunner76-- I will try to attend the SC hang in March...
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    I watched the video in the other thread (Raptor Explained), and it definitely kept my attention. Hopefully we'll both be able to attend the Spring Swing in March (waiting to find out if I'm off from work that weekend) so that myself and others can check it out in person.

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    Wondering how many threads this should occupy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HungLow View Post
    Wondering how many threads this should occupy...
    Occupy ALL the threads!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    Thanks for the shout-out WV. I will be happy to review this system, given the time to fit it in with {work,travel,family,scouts,other projects}
    Grizz, you can double as a Hammock Consultant in addition to Grizz Engineering.

    Len,

    Looks like an interesting system. I see several aspects of other designs incorporated and expanded on in yours. I peeked over on your Kickstart page and I did not see an option to get a set-up fitted with any type of insulation. I would think that a system such as yours, some may be more interested in getting top and bottom insulation with the hammock at the get go and add in things like the net and panels as they need them. I am not sure if this is even possible with how Kickstart works, but you may get more nibbles by including those options.

    Also, you would be doing well to send Grizz a set-up to review. He is very fair, honest and unbiased. He is a very well respected member here. All assuming he has time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkbyrd View Post
    Occupy ALL the threads!

    Hi darkbyrd--That sounds like a rhetorical question...Thanks anyway for the kind remark -
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    Quote Originally Posted by HungLow View Post
    Wondering how many threads this should occupy...
    Hi HungLow--I'm not sure about that...maybe you can help me out.
    Thanks for question.
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