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    You can always vent the 20 Trail Winder in the...

    You can always vent the 20 Trail Winder in the summer by loosening the sides, and possibly lengthening the lineloc at the end to make it hang a little lower under your hammock. I've learned that my...
  2. FS: Yeah, unfortunately I don't think it would work...

    Yeah, unfortunately I don't think it would work as well for ground sleeping, as your body will straighten out further than in a hammock. That is, unless you're around 5'5"-5'6".
  3. FS: I want to clarify, at 5'9", the TQ will give you...

    I want to clarify, at 5'9", the TQ will give you shoulder coverage in a hammock, but won't reach all the way up the neck. This isn't really a big deal for me, since it's used in warmer weather...
  4. FS: Yes, that is with the footbox cinched up.

    Yes, that is with the footbox cinched up.
  5. FS: At 5'9", it can be snapped around the neck, but...

    At 5'9", it can be snapped around the neck, but is a little tight if legs are completely straight.
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    I second the becket hitch recommendation. All you...

    I second the becket hitch recommendation. All you need are 12'-15' straps and CLs on your hammock. Easy peasy.
  7. FS: Loco Libre Operator Series 50 Degree TQ/UQ Set

    Up for sale is a lightly used set of 50 Degree Operator Series quilts from Loco Libre. Both quilts are in great condition with no stains, tears, or fraying and from a smoke free home. Set includes...
  8. Thread: 1000FP

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    In theory, you may be right. But if John over at...

    In theory, you may be right. But if John over at TrailHeadz is able to source the lighter weight fabrics (as he is hoping), that should help alleviate the issue of the weight of the fabric causing...
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    There's nothing wrong with your ENO. There's also...

    There's nothing wrong with your ENO. There's also nothing wrong with a sirloin steak. But once you've had a dry-aged ribeye, you may not want the sirloin anymore! ;)

    I'm joking of course. But...
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    You're welcome! I've used my 20 UQ when the lows...

    You're welcome! I've used my 20 UQ when the lows were only in the mid-70s. I've learned that the top quilt will be biggest factor on whether or not you'll be too warm.
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    All of the cottage vendors make great quilts-...

    All of the cottage vendors make great quilts- well, the ones that make quilts. I would recommend a 20 UQ as a first buy. It's the most versatile for year-round use. You can vent it in the summer, or...
  12. I believe pretty much every vendor includes a...

    I believe pretty much every vendor includes a certain % of overfill as standard. The amount of overfill definitely varies by vendor, however.

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    Welcome aboard...from another 38 y/o dude who...

    Welcome aboard...from another 38 y/o dude who also loves backpacking!
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    Looks like you have a very comfortable setup....

    Looks like you have a very comfortable setup. Most first-time thru hikers have to adjust their gear at least once after getting some experience under their belt. You will probably be no exception!...
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    All of my dealings with Myerstech has been...

    All of my dealings with Myerstech has been through FB Messenger, and he has always responded within the hour. I'm not sure about his eBay communications, but I would imagine that he would be very...
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    I bet! I'm probably not going to do any...

    I bet! I'm probably not going to do any swimming...hopefully a lot of relaxing though ;)

    We did the North Sylamore Creek trail last December, and the weather was perfect. Hopefully we'll luck out...
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    What a nice looking trip! I'm actually going to...

    What a nice looking trip! I'm actually going to ERL the first week of December with my buddies. Hopefully the crowds will have died down a bit- as the weather should be cooler by then.
  18. While not 100% sure, I'm guessing that your...

    While not 100% sure, I'm guessing that your hammock is a triple-panel design, similar to ENO, Grand Trunk, and most other hammocks available on Amazon. If that's the case, I would recommend switching...
  19. Thread: Baffle Shapes

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    I'd also add Warbonnet's diamondback baffle to...

    I'd also add Warbonnet's diamondback baffle to the list. Similar to straight baffles, but probably helps control down shift a little better.

    I think the karo step is best for maximizing loft and...
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    I agree completely. I'm always gonna need the...

    I agree completely. I'm always gonna need the guylines attached to the tarp when I pitch it- may as well just keep them connected permanently.
  21. Thread: Chill Gorilla??

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    I've seen the same thing happen the other way...

    I've seen the same thing happen the other way around. There is a commonly-held belief that the craftsmanship of cottage gear is better, simply because it is cottage and hand-made. I've seen this to...
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    I noticed the same thing back when I use to hang...

    I noticed the same thing back when I use to hang in my garage. I think part of it has to do with the length of the suspension. Even though most webbings used for hammocks don't stretch all that much,...
  23. It sounds like a proposal to install hammock...

    It sounds like a proposal to install hammock poles into the ground may be the next step. They can always put up signs to protect themselves from legal ramifications, or require folks to file an...
  24. Unfortunately, for every one responsible hanger,...

    Unfortunately, for every one responsible hanger, there are probably 5 irresponsible hangers who don't take the proper precautions, and use gear that may damage trees. Education is the best policy, in...
  25. Thread: 20 Trail Winder

    by rweb82
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    I've asked him about a down Trail Winder, and he...

    I've asked him about a down Trail Winder, and he said that he doesn't like working with it- partly because it's very messy, but mostly because he would have to have a completely different setup...
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    Sounds like a nice bit of kit! Enjoy working with...

    Sounds like a nice bit of kit! Enjoy working with the Smurfs over at Dream Hammock- they are great people!
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    I think the specs you listed sound about right...

    I think the specs you listed sound about right for someone your size. HyperD is definitely not a delicate fabric, but is still plenty lightweight. As for storage, it all depends on how much stuff you...
  28. Thread: Why not Becket?

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    My guess is the weave matters more than g/ft....

    My guess is the weave matters more than g/ft. Webbing with tighter/smoother weave will be more likely to slip. My white UHMWPE 2.4g/ft does not slip at all, but the weave is not nearly as tight as...
  29. Thread: Why not Becket?

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    From my experience, most UHMWPE webbing works...

    From my experience, most UHMWPE webbing works great with the becket hitch. The only variants that have required additional wraps or a modified becket hitch are the ones in the sub-2g/ft range. Every...
  30. Thread: Trailhead Tarps

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    They make excellent gear from everything I've...

    They make excellent gear from everything I've seen. That does not necessarily translate into business success. But they seem to be keeping plenty busy.

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    I've used my 20 Loco Libre TQ at -13F, and was...

    I've used my 20 Loco Libre TQ at -13F, and was still warm. If yours is a 0 quilt, you should have no issues staying warm at or near 0. Loco Libre is very generous with the amount of down they...
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    Impeccable timing on the video. My 2QZQ UQP...

    Impeccable timing on the video. My 2QZQ UQP arrived on Thursday- just in time to use it on my overnighter last night. I like it!

    P.S.- If you keep posting videos of products I have just purchased...
  33. Thread: Need the pros

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    In my experience, hammocks made with the...

    In my experience, hammocks made with the triple-panel construction always feel like a cacoon. On top of that, 118" is too short for overnight sleeping for most folks. I'd recommend getting a hammock...
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    Between the two, I would probably go with UGQ....

    Between the two, I would probably go with UGQ. They are quite a bit cheaper and a little lighter than EE (all things equal). UGQ also offers more customization with their sizing/fabrics. Lastly, I...
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    Is it free?

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    Here's how I've been able to get better side...

    Here's how I've been able to get better side coverage with my 12' HG Dyneema tarp w/doors:

    When you hang the tarp, hang it just high enough to almost touch the hammock suspension, but leave it...
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    My 12' UHMWPE straps with Myerstech Evo Loops...

    My 12' UHMWPE straps with Myerstech Evo Loops (for tree connection) weigh just over 2oz for the bundle. I use a becket hitch to connect to my hammock.
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    The UQ doesn't actually attach via UQ hooks. As...

    The UQ doesn't actually attach via UQ hooks. As Shug mentioned, it attaches to the continuous loops on the hammock. All UQ hooks do is help hold it in place. They are a convenience, but not...
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    I will always us an UQ when camping. First, I...

    I will always us an UQ when camping. First, I will not camp if nightly lows are above the mid-70s. Second, even if it is around 70, I will still get a chill if it's windy, and don't have an UQ...
  40. Thread: Tarp length

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    I have both 11' and 12' tarps, and I like them...

    I have both 11' and 12' tarps, and I like them both, and both always keep me dry. The 11' can be used in slightly tighter spots- although I've never had an issue finding a place to string up my 12'...
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    Myerstech sells these straps. I have a pair, and...

    Myerstech sells these straps. I have a pair, and they are really nice, and well priced too. I've not noticed any real stretch from them. They are pretty light, and hold up well.

    Sent from my...
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    I use a one-piece HG snakeskin. When I take it...

    I use a one-piece HG snakeskin. When I take it down, I detach one side and tightly roll the tarp up until I get to the other side- and then detach that side. This method ensures that the tarp never...
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    I use a becket hitch with the 12' white UHMWPE...

    I use a becket hitch with the 12' white UHMWPE straps- I believe they're 2.4g/ft. And I use Myerstech Evo loops for the tree connection. This has been my favorite setup by far.
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    I've found that my Trail Winder UQ performs best...

    I've found that my Trail Winder UQ performs best when it's barely touching the hammock when I'm not in it. This allows the climashield to not compress as much when I lay in the hammock. And my the...
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    As far as I know, the only vendor that offers...

    As far as I know, the only vendor that offers truly "custom" quilts is Loco Libre. However, it does not appear that George is taking new orders right now.
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    Looks like they still do offer custom Econ...

    Looks like they still do offer custom Econ quilts: https://hammockgear.com/economy-incubator-custom/
  47. Tiny stuff sacks suck. Although, I don't really...

    Tiny stuff sacks suck. Although, I don't really use them much anyway. The only gear that goes in its own sack is my dyneema tarp (HG includes a spacious stuff sack), my cook kit, and a dyneema dry...
  48. Poll: UL rain jacket would be nice. Also an XL tarp for...

    UL rain jacket would be nice. Also an XL tarp for side-by-side hanging.
  49. Thread: Draft Collar?

    by rweb82
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    None of my top quilts have a draft collar, and...

    None of my top quilts have a draft collar, and I've never been cold- even in negative temps. But I would imagine that the head-end draft collar would create a full seal the quilt around your neck,...
  50. Same here. And one of the benefits to keeping the...

    Same here. And one of the benefits to keeping the lines on the tarp is you can use them to wrap around the tarp and compress it to make it smaller for storage. This is especially useful with my HG...
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