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    WTB: 0-20 degree UQ & winter tarp

    I would like to pick up a “long” underquilt in the specified range, would also entertain 3/4 length versions. Also looking for a dyneema winter fly w/ doors. Thanks.
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    Bumping this. Still in the market!

    Bumping this. Still in the market!
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    Thanks very much, I meant to specify that I do...

    Thanks very much, I meant to specify that I do need a long version.
  4. FS: The tarp is still for sale.

    The tarp is still for sale.
  5. FS: UQ sold to boomzilla!

    UQ sold to boomzilla!
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    Hmm, I’m not sure I’m in need of a 0deg UQ. But...

    Hmm, I’m not sure I’m in need of a 0deg UQ. But tell me more.
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    10-20deg quilt setup

    Looking to get a top & bottom quilt in this temp range. Open to anything you may have. Thanks!
  8. FS: The guylines will go with it, but I hadn’t...

    The guylines will go with it, but I hadn’t intended to send out the ridgeline with the tarp, and it’s actually missing one normal carabiner now since it broke on the last morning of my trip. But if...
  9. FS: HG 12ft Dyneema Tarp, Economy Incubator 30deg UQ

    Both of these have been used lightly (less than a month) and exhibit no wear. If you read any of my recent posts, you may know I’m just looking to winterize my rig a bit. If you have a 20degree...
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    I have been re-learning my setup lately it seems....

    I have been re-learning my setup lately it seems. With my suspension setup, I’ve found that the only way to achieve the right height is to hang my straps much higher than the 6ft recommended. I’d say...
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    Thanks for all the help here, guys. I think I’m...

    Thanks for all the help here, guys. I think I’m gonna pick up a separate tarp (flat) and build a modular bivy type setup for trips where I don’t intend to hammock.
  12. Those are both good ideas. I never once used a...

    Those are both good ideas. I never once used a drip line, and I’ve had some brutal rain come through without getting soaked, but it certainly isn’t the “right” way.
  13. I thought about that as well. But it is...

    I thought about that as well. But it is definitely nice having the whoopies when I hang everything up and then realize I could use a slight adjustment. If I didn’t have them, I would be doing more...
  14. Thanks! I do want to try continuous loops on the...

    Thanks! I do want to try continuous loops on the hammock and have a biner or other water break connecting the sling. I would probably just keep the sling connected to the hammock at all times, so...
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    Yes, it’s the long/wide in red. I’m 6’3” and...

    Yes, it’s the long/wide in red. I’m 6’3” and about 190lb.
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    I’ve got an Outdoor Vitals Stormloft 30 TQ I...

    I’ve got an Outdoor Vitals Stormloft 30 TQ I might part with in favor of something warmer for winter.
  17. Thread: DCF Tarps

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    I am rockinga HG standard dyneema, and the...

    I am rockinga HG standard dyneema, and the quality is top notch. I’m looking for one with doors, but other than that, I’m as happy as could be with its performance/build.
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    FWIW, I just used a HMG 3400 on my long section...

    FWIW, I just used a HMG 3400 on my long section hike, and I’m very happy with it except that I think my particular one might be a dud in terms of water resistance. Other hikers in the same storms...
  19. Whoopies directly on hammock... am I in the minority?

    How are you guys all doing your whoopies? I have the fixed end of mine attached direct to hammock, then the adjustable end goes through a soft shackle that I attach the becket hitch to. I wonder what...
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    I don't seem to think there is an issue with coverage. Granted, I have not been in sideways rain with it, but I am well pleased with the coverage. 11' tarp over an 11' 8" hammock. Doing a week on the...
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    I think I’m gonna try my luck with a 20deg...

    I think I’m gonna try my luck with a 20deg Phoenix. Been debating adding a CCF sitpad to my pack for some time anyways. Probably wouldn’t save any weight compared to now, but would cover my needs and...
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    Yeah, I was thinking that will be my endgame. The...

    Yeah, I was thinking that will be my endgame. The 30 seems like an oddball rating.
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    I love a good joke. But again, I think maybe...

    I love a good joke. But again, I think maybe people are misunderstanding that I’m not asking about being stuck out there and doing things in a pinch or for “survival”. I’m specifically hoping to see...
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    Thanks. Yeah I had seen that on their site, but...

    Thanks. Yeah I had seen that on their site, but then they had also mentioned to me directly that overfill could help with cold despite not adding the loft, so I just figured I’d ask folks who aren’t...
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    Adding down to UQ...thoughts?

    Hey everyone. Just wrapped up my AT section hike through Virginia. Took me 35 days, wanted to finish a little quicker but a gnarly shin splint shacked me up a few days in Waynesboro. Anyways, thanks...
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    I was kinda specifically looking to avoid...

    I was kinda specifically looking to avoid bringing the hammock on a trip like this where IÂ’d certainly be on the ground. A setup with more open space would be ideal. I have 12ft of tarp to work...
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    Show me your “go to ground” setup!

    I’m trying to make my setup a little more versatile, so I was wondering if anyone has done anything they’re fond of in terms of a ground setup. I don’t mean like the way Shug does it in his video,...
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    Thanks again guys. I’m finished with my section...

    Thanks again guys. I’m finished with my section hike as of today, and I’m excited to get a winter tarp (and probably try out the RR) as soon as the deal is there or I can afford a new one.
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    As usual, my questions have been answered! Thanks...

    As usual, my questions have been answered! Thanks for the input, especially the photos. I have been intrigued with the RR for awhile, and I may have to give it a go once I’ve got a winter fly for my...
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    Ridgerunner and winter tarps

    Curiosity is getting me interested in the WBRR. I can’t see how they’d work in tandem with tarps w/doors, since the single suspension line is replaced with a pair from the bridged ends. Does this...
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    Good info, and I’ll be trying this out tomorrow!...

    Good info, and I’ll be trying this out tomorrow! Thanks
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    Looking for a HG Palace

    Will buy or partial trade a 12’ HG Standard Dyneema fly.
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    Yeah exactly. I don’t want to sacrifice any of...

    Yeah exactly. I don’t want to sacrifice any of the length coverage, so I’m gonna sell this tarp and jump up to the Palace for sure. I can’t post in the For Sale forums just yet, been here for years...
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    I’ve only got it up high because I can’t figure...

    I’ve only got it up high because I can’t figure out how to suspend it any lower. The suspensions of the fly and hammock get in the way of each other. Even the fly itself interferes with the hammock...
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    12’ tarp

    12’ tarp
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    Sadly I’m out solo. No one to check it for me....

    Sadly I’m out solo. No one to check it for me. I’ll try experimenting with the shock cords/D rings idea mentioned above.
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    Cannot avoid drafts from leg end

    Seems like no matter how I adjust my HG econ incubator, there just isn’t a way to avoid the air gap on the left side of the hammock at the leg end (my legs lie to the right, so the UQ pulls away on...
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    Yeah I made a hasty decision here to shave some...

    Yeah I made a hasty decision here to shave some pack weight for the 2nd half of my section hike. Posted that I was in the market for a dyneema fly on the wanted forum, turned out this one was for...
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    HG dyneema fly...ample coverage?

    Hey guys. Just got my HG fly and subbed it out for my old Hennessy Hex. The weight savings is obviously phenomenal, and I have no reason to doubt that the fly will perform. But it does slightly...
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    How do you store your dyneema fly?

    Hello all. Just purchased a dyneema fly on the forum here. Real excited to start using it. Got a question that may be an overdone one. For years I’d used the Hennessy Hex fly in their snake skins, so...
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    So last night was a little better, less pain than...

    So last night was a little better, less pain than nights past. Still not a comfortable sleep, feeling some shoulder squeeze as well as back pain. By the time I toss and turn into a bit of relief from...
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    Thanks. I’m gonna start raising my foot end up a...

    Thanks. I’m gonna start raising my foot end up a bit more for sure. Also, the ENO has long since been gifted to a friend. Hoping I can get the Hennessy working better for me nightly. It wasn’t...
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    Alright everyone, thanks for all the help. I’m...

    Alright everyone, thanks for all the help. I’m back on the trail with a recovering shin splint. Today is my short day to get back up to pace, so I have a lot of hammock adjustment time. Here is how...
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    Thanks fellas. I’m DMing now.

    Thanks fellas. I’m DMing now.
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    Looking for a UL hex fly (dyneema/etc)

    I’m looking to drop my base weight substantially. Currently running a Hennessy Hex Fly, would love to sub it for a dyneema or otherwise UL hex fly ASAP. Ideally it’d be a 12ft ridgeline, but would...
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    Guys, thanks for all this info. I’m unable to...

    Guys, thanks for all this info. I’m unable to provide pics, as I suffered a gnarly shin splint hours after this thread posted. Shacked up for a few days until I can hike again. But yes, I have been...
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    Excruciating back pain

    I’m on a section hike of the AT, and currently losing good sleep to pain in the center of my back every night. I’m in a Hennessy Ultralite Explorer on whoopies. I thought I was pretty hammock savvy,...
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    WTB top quilt

    Hello all. Leaving for a section hike in a few weeks, and would love to cut some bulk from carrying a sleeping bag in addition to my UQ. Anyone selling a top quilt? Looking for something 30degrees or...
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    Yeah I know there's no love for ENO here, and I...

    Yeah I know there's no love for ENO here, and I get it. Also, good info regarding their temp ratings. I just don't have a big budget since I just bought a car and a dozen other pieces of gear. I...
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    ENO Ignitor....worth it at $75?

    I'm in the market for a TQ for my upcoming AT section hike, and the HG guys seem too backed up to make the deadline. The pricing on these ENOs has hit the floor, and it's quite attractive. I've read...
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