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  1. Thread: tarp pullouts

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    I use a Superfly with the center internal pole...

    I use a Superfly with the center internal pole mod the most. It works really well for me. Even so, I still get tarps with external pullouts. I had a medium size tree take out part of my tarp during...
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    Split ridgeline with wasps on each end. Fleaz on...

    Split ridgeline with wasps on each end. Fleaz on stakes.
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    I'm planning on 1 oz overstuff if I get a...

    I'm planning on 1 oz overstuff if I get a Diamondback. With the higher 950 down fill I would definitely get a little since it's pretty wispy. The way I think of overstuff is to help give a quilt some...
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    This was my approach. The 30 may be too cool for...

    This was my approach. The 30 may be too cool for the lows and too hot for the summer highs. I would get a solid 20 that's warm for the shoulder seasons and take something light for the dead heat of...
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    Here's some more for comparison. I imagine the 40...

    Here's some more for comparison. I imagine the 40 degree Incubator would be close to the 0 degree Wookie in stuff size. All quilts in the picture were at medium to high compression. The cuben bag on...
  6. Thread: Hi From PA

    by reznix
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    Welcome from the Lehigh Valley! Just spent this...

    Welcome from the Lehigh Valley! Just spent this weekend enjoying our AT rock pile...
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    I just mean that I end up pushing the ridgeline...

    I just mean that I end up pushing the ridgeline organizer around a lot compared to the shelf that I lob things into. It's like a big bucket to put stuff in on the side. Now I have been know to use...
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    I really like the shelf as the go to stuff it...

    I really like the shelf as the go to stuff it spot for the hammock. Lots of room without being in the way like a ridgeline organizer. One reason I bring the bugnet in winter is because I would miss...
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    WBRR DL, with net, evergreen. Used only a couple...

    WBRR DL, with net, evergreen. Used only a couple times, excellent condition $165. Does not come with straps and I've modified the suspension with Dutch biners to use with my Beetle buckles. I can...
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    HG Econ Incubator 0 degree used maybe 3 times,...

    HG Econ Incubator 0 degree used maybe 3 times, excellent condition. $185 including shipping.

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    Yeah this is me too. After work I need to get...

    Yeah this is me too. After work I need to get some fresh air, and that doesn't involve the Internet in any capacity.







    Hammocking... are we perhaps at the end of the beginning?
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    Poll: Have any kids or other convenient helpers? ...

    Have any kids or other convenient helpers?

    "Hey, go set dad's hammock up"
  13. I use an 11' superfly with center pole mod for me...

    I use an 11' superfly with center pole mod for me and the kid with a spreader bar. It's not bad but you won't be able to close the doors. We've been in rain with no issues but not really bad storms....
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    I have the original one zipper version of the UQP...

    I have the original one zipper version of the UQP and usually just use the ribbon ties. It hangs low but doesn't touch the ground. Adjusting where you tie the ends helps with excessive sag. Since I...
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    I have a Ghost pepper 20 with draft collar and a...

    I have a Ghost pepper 20 with draft collar and a 40 without. I haven't missed it on the 40 and have used it down to high 30's. If you like the option and don't mind the extra cost or slight weight...
  16. With the blackbird, I find having the head end a...

    With the blackbird, I find having the head end a good amount lower helps prevent any neck flex and positions your body best. Now, I am 6' so I have 2 less inches to deal with. I keep my feet right...
  17. I have both 0 and 20 degree wookies. As long as...

    I have both 0 and 20 degree wookies. As long as the cord is secured on the head end and the rubber band on the foot is knotted properly, they are pretty much set it and forget. You actually only have...
  18. Thread: Superfly 20d

    by reznix
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    I had an olive silpoly superfly that was taken...

    I had an olive silpoly superfly that was taken out by a falling branch. Currently using the camo one and like it very much. I wholeheartedly recommend them. the center pole mod is totally worth it as...
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    Welcome! From a little north and east of you in...

    Welcome! From a little north and east of you in the valley.
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    Sharing my own personal hammock pillow journey...

    Sharing my own personal hammock pillow journey for others enjoyment:



    None - No need for a pillow in a hammock, that's silly and unnecessary weight.

    Bunched up puffy/random clothes - hmmm, I...
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    I splurged on the SensorPush...

    I splurged on the SensorPush. I thought I'd miss the readout screen but it's small and simple to clip to my CL or ridgeline. It seems accurate and in line with my other temp sensors. Haven't had it...
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    a solid 20 degree TQ is worth it. My 40 is nice...

    a solid 20 degree TQ is worth it. My 40 is nice for lighter weight and less bulk but the 20 is the work horse for me. I hate sleeping in a pile of clothes and prefer a high lofting down cocoon when...
  23. This is an area of paranoia for me. The last...

    This is an area of paranoia for me. The last thing I do before my first sit-down is check both beetles to confirm they are attached properly. When rushing, it is certainly easy enough to only attach...
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    Hey I have one of those! Mine didn't work so well...

    Hey I have one of those! Mine didn't work so well when it got below -5 so I moved to a different thermometer.

    Looking forward to hearing how it went.

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    The mitten hook with the shock cord wasn't bad...

    The mitten hook with the shock cord wasn't bad but I use a nite ize #2 for the centerpole. One end through loop sewn into ridgeline and the other to pole. Easy and fast.
  26. Thread: Hammock pillow

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    I have one of those and like the concept a lot....

    I have one of those and like the concept a lot. It just ends up being too lumpy for me no matter how I stuff it.
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    I have both and greatly prefer the internal...

    I have both and greatly prefer the internal center pole. Better wind resistance, only one pole to deal with and overall easier to use.
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    I have a Superfly with a factory center pole mod...

    I have a Superfly with a factory center pole mod and would say something is needed to secure the top of the pole, be it a tie on the ridge line or cords run to each end. The length of pole you use as...
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    Sorry to hear that. I really abuse mine and...

    Sorry to hear that. I really abuse mine and haven't had any rips on any of them. Thanks for the note of caution.
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    Welcome from a little further to the Northeast....

    Welcome from a little further to the Northeast. Definitely take some time to look at all the options available. There are certainly many and high quality ones at that. Since you mention backpacking,...
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    George, please take the time that YOU need. I...

    George, please take the time that YOU need. I love your quilts and look forward to ordering more but I would only want to do so knowing that you are in a good spot and not rushing things. Perhaps...
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    I fiddled with two piece skins for awhile. Got...

    I fiddled with two piece skins for awhile. Got the HG mesh sleeve and won't go back. It's just too convenient. All my tarps get the one piece treatment now.
    https://www.hammockgear.com/mesh-sleeve/
  33. Thread: What UQ to use

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    I have a BB XLC and a couple wookies as well as...

    I have a BB XLC and a couple wookies as well as the HG Incubator 0. No issues with any of them and the wookies are certainly set and forget. I sleep on my left side and back as well as shifting...
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    I have a single and a heavyweight double. I...

    I have a single and a heavyweight double. I prefer less stretch and like the double better. The single gets used when I want to pack lighter. I'm 6' and 200 lbs for reference.
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    Whichever you pick, I love my center pole. Much...

    Whichever you pick, I love my center pole. Much cleaner and more internal space than two externals. Totally worth it.

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    I have a 40 degree Wookie and wouldn't go much...

    I have a 40 degree Wookie and wouldn't go much below that with it. I would recommend the 20 degree if you think you'll get into 30's.
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    Hello and Welcome from Allentown! It is much more...

    Hello and Welcome from Allentown! It is much more comfortable in a hammock than under one.
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    I'd choose silpoly over silnylon, 11' over 12'...

    I'd choose silpoly over silnylon, 11' over 12' and some form of door/beak over none. Can't comment on DCF as i haven't fallen down that hole yet.
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    Prayers and well wishes to you!

    Prayers and well wishes to you!
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    Did the exact same thing and it made my tyvek mat...

    Did the exact same thing and it made my tyvek mat a lot less acoustically jarring.
  41. Thread: Im stuck

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    This is a pretty good idea, especially if you're...

    This is a pretty good idea, especially if you're just starting out and not sure about things. To the original poster, you could buy a cheap tarp close to the minifly size and see if it fits your...
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    i started with a 0* UQ and 20* TQ and then added...

    i started with a 0* UQ and 20* TQ and then added a 40* set. The undererquilts are Wookies so they aren't as bulky as regular ones. I nest the TQ's when it gets to single digits or lower.
  43. My worst hangs have been when I rush to setup in...

    My worst hangs have been when I rush to setup in the dark or cold. When it's light out and there are no storms bearing down, you have time to tweak things. And you're more likely to do so. Not sure...
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    I use 15' straps, dutch clips and beetle buckles...

    I use 15' straps, dutch clips and beetle buckles for easy adjustment and simple setup. It's heavier than other solutions but gets the job done. Love my beetles.
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    In my experience, kids don't tell you they're...

    In my experience, kids don't tell you they're cold until they are really cold. A couple of hot hands made a HUGE difference for my daughter at the last fall MAHHA. Anything below 45* F and I pack a...
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    What length poles are you using on the superfly?...

    What length poles are you using on the superfly? I just ordered a center pole for mine and figure if I ever go with end poles it will be on a huge winter tarp setup.
  47. Welcome from Allentown, PA!

    Welcome from Allentown, PA!
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    Welcome from Allentown PA. We've got lots of...

    Welcome from Allentown PA. We've got lots of rocks if you want to hike the AT up this way.
  49. Thread: Hammock pillow

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    You do lose the curved shape since the Fillo's...

    You do lose the curved shape since the Fillo's are rectangular but I like how it has a softer feel to it than the S2S. It's also thinner which is nice if you under inflate and don't want a lot of...
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    I have the Superfly and Thunderfly. When bad...

    I have the Superfly and Thunderfly. When bad weather is expected any season I grab the Superfly. If it's mild then it's the Thunderfly to save some weight. One thing to consider is whether you want...
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