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    Or, a 90º hammock

    Or, a 90º hammock
  2. I was talking about neck support. That is the...

    I was talking about neck support. That is the first time I really noticed that issue in that hammock. Maybe I simply was not close enough to the head ridge.
  3. Good to know, that tells me that the rated low...

    Good to know, that tells me that the rated low temp of 25F is solid and maybe even a bit conservative. I was a warmer sleeper, warmer natured in general 30 years ago, so it's not like am a human...
  4. Update. 26F. None of my usual tricks such as VB...

    Update. 26F. None of my usual tricks such as VB clothing, UQPs(also no tarp but no wind) or space blankets. Cotton PJs, otherwise the only layer was a fleece jacket. The same nylon socks I had been...
  5. Thanks for th reply, Gregori! Let me clarify: I...

    Thanks for th reply, Gregori! Let me clarify: I am not concerned at all with the strength of this stand, it has proven bomb proof for must be a year or two now. As for stronger winds: Yes, we had...
  6. I would like some opinions on questions I have...

    I would like some opinions on questions I have about top bars. This would apply to any top bar I think, whether A frame or Spurtle.

    1: I suppose that applying force mostly compressing as well as...
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    When was that? I never was willing to take a...

    When was that? I never was willing to take a chance on ordering when the web site was still up, which was for quite a while, during which I was unable to contact any one there, via either phone(I...
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    I don't think anyone is selling Speer designs. I...

    I don't think anyone is selling Speer designs. I must have tried for a year or two to get in touch with Dale, hoping to order either a Pea or Polar Pod, but could never get any response to e-mail or...
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    Yep, I'm sure the shipping is so high because...

    Yep, I'm sure the shipping is so high because this stuff is heavy.

    The bottom part of the pass through elbow connector is 8" long(the upright part in this picture, but in use that part would be...
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    L shaped elbows should work for uprights/feet as well as top rail

    I was hesitant to order some more fittings from Tarps dot com, particularly with the shipping that easily doubles price. But I don't know what I was thinking. I already have 4 elbows that I am using...
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    So, that is 4 sections of 1 ft each, for a total...

    So, that is 4 sections of 1 ft each, for a total of 4 ft wide, with 2 ft on each side coming out from the T?

    Great, 4 ft is not all that wide, which will be better for trying to fit it into tight...
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    Wow! Thanks for some practical info from some one...

    Wow! Thanks for some practical info from some one who is out there in severe conditions for more than a night or two! I personally am an occasional user of vapor barrier(VB) clothing, which has kept...
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    Steve, my JRB dual differentially cut GL4 UQ,...

    Steve, my JRB dual differentially cut GL4 UQ, rated at 0F, specs a 3" baffle along with a loft rating of 3.5". Keep in mind that a number of people have reported being warm at zero or below. I can...
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    Good info! I have been using a version of the A...

    Good info! I have been using a version of the A frame stand like OneClick built for a long time. Height adjusted by adjusting the spread. And I need a lot of height for my 90º hammock tent,...
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    What kind of hammock do you have? You don't...

    What kind of hammock do you have? You don't happen to have one of the designs that work so much better(compared to gathered end(GE) hammocks) with a pad, do you? Like a bridge or 90º hammock? If so,...
  16. What kind of floor material are you hanging over?...

    What kind of floor material are you hanging over? Is it anything you could and would be willing to sink some sort of eye bolt into? On the side closer to the yard, can you run a line to a stake in...
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    Very nice! I must get over and hike that area...

    Very nice! I must get over and hike that area soon!
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    I think by now you have probably figured that the...

    I think by now you have probably figured that the quilt is not wide enough for you to side sleep, especially with no wide UQ to over lap. But since you are using a pad, it should be pretty easy to...
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that Snugpack...

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that Snugpack Cocoon something like the old Speer Pea Pod? Or at least some sort of pod? And you are going to have all that other gear layered inside of the Cocoon,...
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    Ditto all of that. I have had zero issues...

    Ditto all of that.

    I have had zero issues staying warm while side sleeping in any of my JRB bridges, using the 52" wide JRB Snivler and other TQs which are at least as wide. However, most of my...
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    Man, does that look like fun! Except of course...

    Man, does that look like fun! Except of course for all the work of getting the stuff dragged in. I guess no mre wet quilt issues for you, eh?

    Could you transport that gear in a wider pulk?...
  22. $220 sent by Paypal, to a fellow MS boy who has...

    $220 sent by Paypal, to a fellow MS boy who has migrated east to AL!
  23. I'll take it.

    I'll take it.
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    Have you considered cutting the pad in half, with...

    Have you considered cutting the pad in half, with the top 1/2 about the same length as your 3/4 UQ or whatever part you feel needs more insulation, and putting the lower part under your legs inside...
  25. Actually, I'm not sure there are that many of us...

    Actually, I'm not sure there are that many of us using one. Not compared to how many people use some version of hats, caps, balaclavas or jacket hoods, or possibly some combination of those. And I...
  26. Well, scratch everything I said about adjusting...

    Well, scratch everything I said about adjusting the Yeti, or most UQs. I don't think there is anything to adjust on the Wookie is there? It's either warm enough, or it's not. And surely a 0F should...
  27. BTW, if you are disgusted with the warm winter so...

    BTW, if you are disgusted with the warm winter so far this year in the east, maybe take a road trip to Mt. Baker, WA. Where they have had, this January, 283", or over 23 FEET of snow, and an average...
  28. I'm about the same. But, if I was going on a 30...

    I'm about the same. But, if I was going on a 30 day long trip to a place where I could not get out quickly and easily, down here in MS( that will never happen, and there really is no such place...
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    OK guys, if you can travel a bit west for your...

    OK guys, if you can travel a bit west for your snow, that should fix you up. ;) This is just the start of their heavy snow season. I just read where one of those atmospheric rivers was about to hit...
  30. Boy, was that a great video of a great trip!

    Boy, was that a great video of a great trip!
  31. I am one of those "layer"guys, a "more is more"...

    I am one of those "layer"guys, a "more is more" kind of guy, and have routinely used quilts a good bit lower than rated by means of layering puffy or fleece clothing and/or vapor barriers. Other...
  32. Wow, lots of good responces. I see most folks do...

    Wow, lots of good responces. I see most folks do what I do most of the time: Look at the forecast for the trip, which is usually a shorter trip of a day to 3 or 4 before having any civilization and...
  33. Clisby, I fully agree with your reasoning. Which...

    Clisby, I fully agree with your reasoning. Which is just because of my personal pref. Good arguments can be made either way.

    I MIGHT be the original fan here at HF for an UQP with smaller tarp...
  34. I see the R value at the product page: 5

    I see the R value at the product page: 5
  35. Do you prepare for record cold temps, despite some recent years of warmer than average weather?

    If you are hiking in on a trip where a quick bail out would at the very least be very inconvenient, if not nearly impossible, do you prepare for the absolute worse known to have ever happened? And...
  36. Hey Didrik, thanks for jumping in here! Do you...

    Hey Didrik, thanks for jumping in here! Do you happen to know the R value of these new pads? At 3.5" thick and insulated, I know they are going to be way warm!
  37. LOL! This is crazy, because I am looking at the...

    LOL! This is crazy, because I am looking at the video as I type, and it still shows, under the 78" LW a weight of 33 oz(830gm) and under the 87" long XL weighs 29 oz(940gm). The gm heavier weight...
  38. Wonder what the R value is? Have they got the...

    Wonder what the R value is? Have they got the weights reversed for the oz? Gms looks right, but oz?
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    You know, a few times in the past I have noticed...

    You know, a few times in the past I have noticed that when the east USA was having a miserable winter, often out west things would be abnormally dry, and sometimes a bummer for the ski resort....
  40. Beautiful! Did you stay warm?

    Beautiful! Did you stay warm?
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    Good to know!

    Good to know!
  42. Well, now, there is a thought, one I never...

    Well, now, there is a thought, one I never thought of. It might indeed be a factor. If so, a tarp close to the ground and attached to hiking poles rather than trees might be subject to less stress....
  43. WOW! :scared: TWO tarps, one DCF and the other...

    WOW! :scared: TWO tarps, one DCF and the other not, shredded on this one trip? That is wild, crazy and scary. I'm going to keep this in the back of my mind for all future trips. We are, after all,...
  44. I wondered this back at the OP: would a sil-nylon...

    I wondered this back at the OP: would a sil-nylon tarp have been any less likely to tear? Or no difference? I have read that sil-nylon is at least somewhat stronger than sil-poly.

    Snow caves have...
  45. Yep, looks to me like you were ready. With a pad...

    Yep, looks to me like you were ready. With a pad and Bivy and the near by shelter. Not to mention a near by ski area where you could get a hot hamburger to eat!

    And even a possible bail out to...
  46. Sawtooths was also my guess.

    Sawtooths was also my guess.
  47. JSH, you had a tarp destroyed also? Or you were...

    JSH, you had a tarp destroyed also? Or you were just caught in a bad storm?

    Dirtbag, yes, thanks for sharing! Along with a report from several years ago where some guys got hypothermic at a...
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    They keep telling us that - due to you know what-...

    They keep telling us that - due to you know what- recent years have been the warmest on record. And that this fall and now this Jan have been the warmest on record. But, then I think they(the local...
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    Sorry if already posted and I missed it, but is...

    Sorry if already posted and I missed it, but is height adjustable?
  50. I have. And it makes a huge difference.

    I have. And it makes a huge difference.
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