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    Here are some pics of my purple Dreamtex...

    Here are some pics of my purple Dreamtex Blackbird XLC. It's a great color!

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    Is this tarp actually evergreen?

    This is a tarp I bought in last year's sale. I had ordered evergreen, but was surprised at how dark the tarp was when it arrived. The color of the stuff sac is actually how I imagined evergreen to be...
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    I'd really been crossing my fingers for a sale on...

    I'd really been crossing my fingers for a sale on underquilts, but heck, I'll take it! I know it's been a tough year (plus they still have that message up on their site), so I was wondering whether...
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    I thought I'd add my thoughts to reznix's points....

    I thought I'd add my thoughts to reznix's points.

    I agree about the silpoly. My tarps are both silnylon, but they sag horribly in rain, and I've heard that silpoly is better with that (and people...
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    That's the same set-up I have (except I had 2qzq...

    That's the same set-up I have (except I had 2qzq add a center pole pocket because Warbonnet didn't used to offer them), and it has worked well. I've used it with a Ridgerunner, a Dreamhammock...
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    Thanks. I hadn't realized they weren't produced...

    Thanks. I hadn't realized they weren't produced by Dutch. I just tried googling 'puffer pouch' and found the original manufacturer, who is still selling them. I won't post a link on this forum, but...
  7. I have them in my bedroom, and I sleep in my...

    I have them in my bedroom, and I sleep in my hammock probably 3/4 of the time. The only time I sleep in the bed is if I want to cuddle with my kitties, who so far are not very excited about getting...
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    Puffer pouches discontinued?

    I have a couple of the puffer pouches and think they are awesome. I've been eagerly waiting for more colors/sizes to come back into stock, but now I can't find the puffer pouches listed on the...
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    Wow, that is one interesting tent. It would be...

    Wow, that is one interesting tent. It would be too flat for me and my weird back, but it's cool to see a suspended tent.

    Also, nice landscaping job, Shug! I wish my front yard looked like that....
  10. I'm really not a tent fan. If I have to go to...

    I'm really not a tent fan. If I have to go to ground, I prefer a mid. Even four-man tents give me a closed-in feeling, and I prefer floorless. That being said, I have a very tough time sleeping on...
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    Great info! Thanks so much!

    Great info! Thanks so much!
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    I had to go looking for this - I'd never seen it...

    I had to go looking for this - I'd never seen it on the site before! Truth be told I couldn't find it even now by exploring menus - I had to do a search for 'ridgeline'. It does look pretty nifty - I...
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    Thanks! Yeah, I'd probably get two, one for the...

    Thanks! Yeah, I'd probably get two, one for the actual ridgeline to hold my CPAP (this is obviously a car-camping rig - I can't take my CPAP backpacking anyway as I don't have a battery for it), and...
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    My camp shoes are cloth and rubber water shoes...

    My camp shoes are cloth and rubber water shoes (so a bit more substantial than flip-flops but still flexible in the same way). My CPAP machine is 9.5" X 5.5" and 4.5" tall. About the size of a loaf...
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    Thanks. Yeah, that is a problem I run into with...

    Thanks. Yeah, that is a problem I run into with my Incubator. I grabbed a Warbonnet pillow in the last sale and that helps.
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    Thank you!

    Thank you!
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    Yeti drawbacks?

    I've been looking at new underquilts for my XLC. I definitely want to get a 20 degree Wooki, and probably a 0 degree Wooki as well. The 20 would be perfect for up to probably 80 degrees, but for...
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    I'm not really surprised. I don't think it would...

    I'm not really surprised. I don't think it would be a minor mod - it would be something where they'd really have to put in some design time.
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    Specifically what I'm looking for is partial...

    Specifically what I'm looking for is partial doors. Unfortunately I haven't seen anyone but Warbonnet offering partial doors. Maybe Warbonnet will offer end pole mods someday...
  21. Here is the review from my mom: "I can't...

    Here is the review from my mom:

    "I can't believe how compact and light everything is. It's really amazing. I really like my waterproof skirt." (she and my dad both got rainskirts)
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    I also had a chat with her about it, back when I...

    I also had a chat with her about it, back when I got my center pole mod (because the end pole mod was what I actually wanted), but they hadn't done that before, and told me I needed to figure out...
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    Thing is that I already have a Superfly, so it's...

    Thing is that I already have a Superfly, so it's hard for me to justify buying another tarp with the same "body" (if you get what I mean) - so basically any standard winter tarp. If Jared offered...
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    This is my dream set-up actually. I'd love to...

    This is my dream set-up actually. I'd love to have the end pole mod especially, but I would probably get both center + end. I really hope Warbonnet adds the end-pole mod as an option. Also, I'm...
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    Thanks, Shug, but the gear sling is actually a...

    Thanks, Shug, but the gear sling is actually a different product from the ridgeline sling, which seems to be newer (there is a link in my original post if you are curious). I haven't been able to...
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    Ridgeline sling?

    Does anyone have one of these? They look pretty cool. Does anyone know whether you could fit camp shoes in there? I kind of like the idea of having a ridgeline sling attached to the pull-outs with my...
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    Though I wouldn't describe it as hilarious, I've...

    Though I wouldn't describe it as hilarious, I've come to find the repeated postings of some on this thread to be pretty amusing, as I enjoy speculating on people's motives for their posts. I'm no...
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    Some people enjoy being haters. I also suspect...

    Some people enjoy being haters. I also suspect that there is a healthy dose of jealousy involved when people have this kind of antipathy towards people making money with their hobby. As you said, if...
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    Haha, I think you're right! No, I wasn't clever...

    Haha, I think you're right! No, I wasn't clever enough to do it on purpose. I had put the Incubator on down in my basement at around midnight the first time I slept in the XLC. I was trying to get to...
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    So I FINALLY got out camping again, this time...

    So I FINALLY got out camping again, this time with my new Blackbird XLC instead of my Ridgerunner. I took the catch-all sack, though it's a little short for the 11 foot XLC. It does make set-up very...
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    I finally took my XLC out last weekend. I LOVE...

    I finally took my XLC out last weekend. I LOVE this hammock. It was so easy to get a good hang, and it was so comfortable. I also really love how spacious it is on the inside. One cool thing I hadn't...
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    The appeal with the center pole mod is that you...

    The appeal with the center pole mod is that you can get a semi-porch mod without having to use trekking poles/tying off to trees. Although you don't get as nice of a porch mode as you would with...
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    My Superfly has the pull-outs and last year I...

    My Superfly has the pull-outs and last year I sent it into 2qzq for a center pole mod (which wasn't offered back when I got my Superfly). I have some pictures showing the differences if that would...
  34. I introduced my parents to Dutchware!

    On a recent camping trip with my parents, I was talking with my dad about Zing-it. He decided to get some, but while I directed him to Dutchware, my mom started trying to find it on Amazon. She was...
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    Nice! People seem to love their tarptents. I...

    Nice! People seem to love their tarptents. I dislike tents for some reason (I want to like them but always find myself miserable in one) and stick with a mid when I have to go to ground, but I hope...
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    A TENT tent, or like a floorless mid? I...

    A TENT tent, or like a floorless mid?

    I second what others have said - can't wait for the video! I'll be interested to see which tent you go with.
  37. I'm probably going to go with the charcoal gray...

    I'm probably going to go with the charcoal gray for my quilt - sooner rather than later if they have a July 4th sale, which unfortunately seems unlikely given how busy they are - so I will post pics...
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    Until I saw that message on the site I'd been...

    Until I saw that message on the site I'd been hoping for a July 4th sale so I could pick up some things for my new XLC. After I saw that though, I figured the chances were pretty slim!
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    I was really impressed when she got straight back...

    I was really impressed when she got straight back on the AT after her dog died. That must have been tough.



    Yeah, I admire people who mix things up. It's easy to stay in your comfort zone. I...
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    Yeah, it was a good video. It seems like she will...

    Yeah, it was a good video. It seems like she will be much better prepared this time around. Plus now she has thousands of miles of hiking under her belt so she will have her routine and her other...
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    Putting yourself out into the public eye means...

    Putting yourself out into the public eye means you will encounter jerks, true. But... that doesn't justify the actions of the jerks. And I can still wish a smoother path for someone who seems like a...
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    Dixie is great. I really enjoy her videos. She...

    Dixie is great. I really enjoy her videos. She seems like a very nice, down-to-earth person, and her accomplishments are impressive. I hope she doesn't see this thread though honestly, given some of...
  43. Messing with the color options for the Bad...

    Messing with the color options for the Bad Weather Bonnet has been helpful for testing out how colors will look against my purple XLC, but unfortunately charcoal gray isn't an option for that. The...
  44. The charcoal gray for my Sparrow is definitely...

    The charcoal gray for my Sparrow is definitely gray. I'm surprised to see such a contrast in color for the Warbonnet fabric.
  45. It is, wow. It looks browner in the outdoor...

    It is, wow. It looks browner in the outdoor picture.
  46. Wow, that does look pretty brown. Would you say...

    Wow, that does look pretty brown. Would you say that the color in the picture is accurate to how it appears in real life?

    Edit: Oops, just realized I had been looking at the Wooki, which is...
  47. Anyone have pics of the charcoal gray?

    I did a forum search but didn't turn up much. I've been thinking that a charcoal gray Wooki might look very nice against my purple XLC, but only if the gray isn't too dark. I also was thinking it...
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    Oh, maybe! It would be the right size for that.

    Oh, maybe! It would be the right size for that.
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    My new Blackbird XLC!

    My new XLC came yesterday! When the package arrived I thought it was cat food actually, since I'd gotten a delivery notification for that, and the XLC wasn't supposed to arrive until the next day....
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    Just got a shipping notification for my XLC!

    Just got a shipping notification for my XLC!
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