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    I don't think so. I think the lay refers to the...

    I don't think so. I think the lay refers to the way the bugnet is sewn onto the hammock body. I have an XLC that is Head Right, feet left, but when you unzip the bugnet from the hammock, the...
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    I'll use the whoopies in Spring, Summer, and...

    I'll use the whoopies in Spring, Summer, and Fall. In Winter, I often just use a slipped backet hitch with the hammock continuous loops.
  3. Question for clarification: Is this starting at...

    Question for clarification:
    Is this starting at 10 am on Friday the 9th or Saturday the 10th?
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    Interested.
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    I have a Wilderness Logics double layer. I...

    I have a Wilderness Logics double layer. I believe it is double 1.1. I also have a XLC in the double layer 1.1. I find both comfortable. I tend to use the XLC in the Spring, Summer, and Fall...
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    :laugh:Thank you!

    :laugh:Thank you!
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    Name that Tune

    During my time experimenting with tree swingin', I have discovered two melodies that I absolutely love and can list to over and over. The first one is Mr. Emery singing about those wonderful North...
  8. Thread: Stand

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    Thank you

    Thank you
  9. Thread: Stand

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    Stand

    Does anyone make a portable hammock stand similar to the one that Hemmeck used to sell?
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    If weight were not a concern and I wanted a...

    If weight were not a concern and I wanted a diamond configuration, I'd be tempted to try a 10x10 square pitched in a diamond configuration. I bet Simply Light Designs would even make one in a...
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    I just answered the original question. The...

    I just answered the original question. The original post did not specify weight concerns or criteria other than a diamond configuration. The person asked for help and I tried to oblige. People...
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    I've never used one, but several people have...

    I've never used one, but several people have reviews of this tarp on Youtube: ...
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    I think the Master of Sector 7 demonstrates...

    I think the Master of Sector 7 demonstrates installing the Hudson River in this video. Should be the same for the Shenendoah.

    https://youtu.be/D9N3KkV5Zf4?list=PLahaAdtfX9ZKzSYSBm3mBYSPGHjdyGqsL
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    Several options depending on your balance of...

    Several options depending on your balance of weight and $:
    1. If $ is not an issue, buy a TQ rated to that temperature.
    2. If bulk/weight is not an issue, the JacksRBetter fleece quilt is a good...
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    I'm not an expert but I think the term...

    I'm not an expert but I think the term assymetrical refers to the cut/design of the bugnet. If you unzip the bug net off the XLC, you have a simple, gathered end hammock. The hammock body/fabric is...
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    I only seam sealed the pull-outs on my Superfly...

    I only seam sealed the pull-outs on my Superfly and I used the tube that was included. However, I used/use the Permatex Flowable Silicone on my other tarps.
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    I have a 20 degree full length from Hammock Gear...

    I have a 20 degree full length from Hammock Gear and a 0 degree full length UGQ Outdoors. I have a 3/4" 20 degree JacksRBetter Greylock 3 that I really love for backpacking. I really like the...
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    I didn't know about sewn options when I bought my...

    I didn't know about sewn options when I bought my first two topquilts about 8 years ago. I bought JRB quilts and used to put a spare sock in the hole in cold weather. Never had any issues. Last...
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    The shelf is outstanding. In the Winter, I often...

    The shelf is outstanding. In the Winter, I often use a netless hammock. I miss that shelf so much those times.
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    I've used small pieces of plastic. Until I...

    I've used small pieces of plastic. Until I ordered one from Trailheadz Gear. Nice. I think it will last a lifetime.
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    I started with the continuous ridge line. After...

    I started with the continuous ridge line. After watching Brandon do the setup video on the Superfly I switched to a line on each end. After all, if the manufacturer of the tarp is using a line on...
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    I started with a 3/4" UQ and had to learn to...

    I started with a 3/4" UQ and had to learn to adjust. It did not have the secondary suspension and I added that and it made a pretty big difference. However, the 3/4 quilt that I use is about 6"...
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    Condolences to Mr. Smith and his family. I never...

    Condolences to Mr. Smith and his family. I never have met Mr. or Mrs. Smith in person, but have purchased a couple of hammocks and accessories over the years. At each transaction, they were always...
  24. The Thermarest sit pad stays in place really...

    The Thermarest sit pad stays in place really well. I've had the Arrowhead pad roll up on me. I tend to use it for supplemental insulation (those times that I don't do a great job adjusting the...
  25. I'm on old man on blood thinner so I sleep cold. ...

    I'm on old man on blood thinner so I sleep cold. I bought one of the 40 degree Phoenix UQs when the Econ line came out. I used it for Summer Camp in July with the Boy Scouts. Even in July I have...
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    Thank you all

    Thank you all
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    Latest Guyline Recommendation

    I've been using Zing-it for many years. Lately, I've been using a product manufactured under license by one of our more prominent cottage vendors. I really like both of them; however, I do tend to...
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    Although lighter options exist, the "standard"...

    Although lighter options exist, the "standard" 11' Superfly is hard to beat. You can roll the doors out of the way if not needed. It has 4 side pull-outs that can be used with trees or trekking...
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    Agreed. I always enjoyed his videos and he...

    Agreed. I always enjoyed his videos and he always that twinkle in his eyes when he would say 'I'm gonna die'.
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    Yes, Sergeant Rock. Just wondered if anyone had...

    Yes, Sergeant Rock. Just wondered if anyone had heard if he was still creating new suspensions or innovations.
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    Sargeant Innovations

    Years ago, a hammock innovator who had the 'Sargent name in his trail name used to have several posts about hammock suspension and insulation developments. Has anyone seen or heard any new...
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    Ducks and geese spend their whole lives in water....

    Ducks and geese spend their whole lives in water. Id say that's a good indication that the down can perform after a few washings.
  33. You have been Blessed. I had 15 + mosquito bites...

    You have been Blessed. I had 15 + mosquito bites on my back during my first night in a single-layer Hennessey Explorer Deluxe. I bought a double-layered XLC after that and have not had a single...
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    I'm sure the Wooki is a great, easy to install...

    I'm sure the Wooki is a great, easy to install gear. I thought about it for my XLC. However, I like to switch from side to side at times. As a result, I bought an Incubator and a Zeppelin. The...
  35. Thread: MW 3

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    I think many overlook the versatility of the...

    I think many overlook the versatility of the horizontal baffle. My first down UQ was/is a Greylock 3. I like to migrate the down on the opposite ends of the quilt. No need having down where your...
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    Welcome from Albemarle!

    Welcome from Albemarle!
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    It is very comfortable. I can not overstate the...

    It is very comfortable. I can not overstate the simplicity and greatness of the shelf. It's great in spring/Fall when you go to sleep and it's still a little warm for a topquilt. Just store it in...
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    I think Katabatic Quilts came out with a design...

    I think Katabatic Quilts came out with a design that they claim eliminates the hole. It uses a draft collar so the videos describe. I have not seen one in person, but I have seen several Youtube...
  39. Thread: Kat?

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    Thank you all.

    Thank you all.
  40. Thread: Kat?

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    Kat?

    Does anyone know if Kat is still making snakeskin or hat?
  41. Given a choice, I put the head end into the wind...

    Given a choice, I put the head end into the wind or side into the wind if lucky with tree layout. I then tie the head end doors together with shock cord and use one stack to to the ground. The...
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    The one premise that I have learned about...

    The one premise that I have learned about hammocks: you don't know until you try it out! I'm a 100% side sleeper in a bed and I was concerned when I tried a hammock the first time. No issues. I...
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    Welcome from Albemarle!

    Welcome from Albemarle!
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    I just learned something. I always thought the...

    I just learned something. I always thought the Yeti was a "No frills" underquilt. I didn't think it had draft collars or even cinch cords to adjust the gaps on the ends. I thought it was a...
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    I enjoy her channel. She just makes bad...

    I enjoy her channel. She just makes bad decisions sometimes: she went to Auburn and she took that dude on the hike instead of me! :)
  46. I've found that I use my summer quilt liner often...

    I've found that I use my summer quilt liner often inside my Sierra Sniveller (at least those trips that I'm not that concerned bout weight). It's a great piece of gear for the late Spring/Early Fall...
  47. I made that same transition: Hennessy Explorer...

    I made that same transition: Hennessy Explorer Deluxe Zip to the Blackbird XLC. I agree, at first. The Hennessy is initially easier to get in and out of as the tie outs are lower/out of the way. ...
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    I like the down jacket. I do it with a slight...

    I like the down jacket. I do it with a slight twist. I always put my down jacket under the top quilt when I go to bed. I might put it beside my torso or put it down by my feet. That way it's nice...
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    In his defense, you cannot "dial in your setup"...

    In his defense, you cannot "dial in your setup" until you actually hang the hammock. Every hang is different. I agree that you must have familiarity with your system and how to make adjustments,...
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    I agree it sounds like his tree spacing was not...

    I agree it sounds like his tree spacing was not optimal. Also, if that UQ is not adjusted right, its easy to the top quilt is insufficient as well. If the bottom is cold, the top is going to be...
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