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    Why didn’t I think of that!?

    Why didn’t I think of that!?
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    BTW, the new Flex Capacitor packs are out. I...

    BTW, the new Flex Capacitor packs are out. I believe the main differences are new sizes. Old size is medium plus a smaller and a bigger one (60-75L), and they have new colors and bottle pockets on...
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    I would tell you all about it, but I already done...

    I would tell you all about it, but I already done forgot it!
  4. Yup, but there was an older version of XLC (gen...

    Yup, but there was an older version of XLC (gen 1.0) that would need to be excluded because they used a different zipper part then. The Eldorado came out after the XLC 2.0, so it got the same...
  5. You can find the book by Ed Speer used on Amazon...

    You can find the book by Ed Speer used on Amazon if you’re interested…

    Hammock Camping: The Complete Guide to Greater Comfort, Convenience and Freedom
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/0971859442/
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    Whatever they promised at the time of purchase is...

    Whatever they promised at the time of purchase is what you should expect. Warbonnet is good at meeting their promised lead time. There have been a couple times they came a little early for me, more...
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    I just hope she starts with a Wookie UQ and not a...

    I just hope she starts with a Wookie UQ and not a pad. She made some pretty good choices with the Blackbird and Minifly. I would recommend the Eldorado and Thunderfly, but if you insist on UL, that’s...
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    Dixie’s trying Warbonnet

    oops double post…
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    Dixie’s trying Warbonnet

    Cool! This will be entertaining to watch :) She will be taking it on a section of the Pinhoti trail. No mention of an UQ though lol.


    https://youtu.be/VQte7gi7Xjo
  10. The fully insulated box will be shaped more like...

    The fully insulated box will be shaped more like a bucket bottom and the sewn-through box will be shaped more like a ziplock bag bottom. So as far as roominess goes, the sewn through will be...
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    Definitely get a sewn footbox for colder temps....

    Definitely get a sewn footbox for colder temps. For warmer temps it’s a matter of preference. If the idea of opening it up doesn’t seem like something you would do anyway, might as well go for sewn...
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    Sticky: I liked the twisting tree straps tip. I...

    I liked the twisting tree straps tip. I completely forgot about that one.
  13. Poll: I think an insulated hammock (sewn-on UQ) would...

    I think an insulated hammock (sewn-on UQ) would be a popular item.
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    Sticky: There are plenty of ways. It would help a lot if...

    There are plenty of ways. It would help a lot if you say what device and software you are using to browse the forums, but the best general recommendation is to copy and paste the original post into a...
  15. Man, you are not joking about how that Bad...

    Man, you are not joking about how that Bad Weather Bonnet makes you look like a super hero! I love it [emoji23]
  16. Thread: zing it

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    zing it

    Listen up, MY way is THE best! No really, it’s quite nice. Take two lines. Tie a bowline knot on one end of each line. Be generous with the size of the loop. A larger loop is easier to thread...
  17. Might want to do the wild experiments on cheaper...

    Might want to do the wild experiments on cheaper fabrics first. I would think you are going to need to make the ridgeline pretty long and it’s going to be difficult to get in and out over the high...
  18. I like the idea. How much heavier is it than an...

    I like the idea. How much heavier is it than an equivalent symmetrical version?
  19. Oh look at that. Lawson finally came out with the...

    Oh look at that. Lawson finally came out with the 2.5mm Guywire! And 25% off. Santa came early. EARLY!
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    FS: Payment received and sold to Noobstar73. Thank...

    Payment received and sold to Noobstar73. Thank you everybody :)
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    FS: 20° Diamondback Topquilt

    This amazing 20° Diamondback topquilt in a regular length, 55” width can be yours for only $200 Paypal shipped to CONUS. Only 10 months old in a 15D Autumn Orange inner and outer shell. No damage, no...
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    Whatever you do, make sure you get it right now...

    Whatever you do, make sure you get it right now while they are 20% off. Much cheaper that way. I think the sale ends today. I ordered some Keb Trousers. I’m a different body size, 5’11” 150 pounds,...
  23. What I do is use my sitpad for those unexpected...

    What I do is use my sitpad for those unexpected cold spots and it works pretty well.
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    FS: Payment received and sold to Longtrail! Thank you...

    Payment received and sold to Longtrail! Thank you everybody :)
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    FS: I normally wear a 12 regular in Altras. These are...

    I normally wear a 12 regular in Altras. These are 12 double wides and I stepped down to a pair of 11 double wides. It is much easier to get away with a looser fit with mukluks. Part of the core...
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    FS: Bump it up.

    Bump it up.
  27. Have you used the Hammock Gear hex tarp with linelocs?

    You could also do what I did. Just add these little guys to your tarp. Larks head them on.

    https://zpacks.com/products/lineloc-3-with-loop
    ...
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    You mean the typical mesh bag hung from the...

    You mean the typical mesh bag hung from the inside of the peak? Well the SLD bag has more volume and it’s much easier to get into with the zipper design. You can literally put a pair of high top...
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    Hey that’s very similar to what I use too! I had...

    Hey that’s very similar to what I use too! I had Jared at SLD make me a custom one out of Monolite. Perfect material for it. I also had him run shock cords through the side channels (full length...
  30. Have you used the Hammock Gear hex tarp with linelocs?

    From everything I have read, LL3’s are not strong enough to hold the tension of a tarp ridgeline. But NAMA Claws are perfect for the tarp ridgeline. These Claws do well for all sorts of applications....
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    Sidecar vs Peakshelf

    Here’s an alternative that I have found works pretty well and can be attached to any hammock. It’s a zippered pouch designed to be hung from the inside of the peak, mimicking much of the...
  32. Ooh, nice choice. That’s what I’ve settled on...

    Ooh, nice choice. That’s what I’ve settled on after trying out a few tarps. I also have mostly WB too, lol. Tarp, hammock, TQ, UQ, rain jacket.
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    FS: Steger Yukon Mukluks

    Bought these about a year ago from Steger and used them on a week long backpacking trip and that’s it. They worked great, but I decided I need a smaller size. These are size 12 double wide. I am...
  34. Clearly, this itself is a conspiracy! The winter...

    Clearly, this itself is a conspiracy! The winter tarp ambassador himself “wins” a free winter tarp!? How fitting :)
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    Double nesting in one hammock can be done. I know...

    Double nesting in one hammock can be done. I know because my best friend that I frequently hike with prefers to do that with his girlfriends. Now I think a big part of that is because he likes to...
  36. 10D, 15D, and 20D are the most common fabric...

    10D, 15D, and 20D are the most common fabric options for quilt shells. These numbers are referring to the size of the threads being used. So there are many brands of fabrics that fit into these...
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    FS: Payment received and sold to Kamileon! Thank you...

    Payment received and sold to Kamileon! Thank you everybody :)
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    FS: Price drop to $65

    Price drop to $65
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    Suspension suggestion

    Lol, that’s perfectly normal if you ask us! I can only imagine the gossip being spread over there about that “insane teacher”!
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    How warm can 0 degree underquilt go?

    I had a ridge runner and a lynx UQ for a little while. I would argue that it is much harder to overheat from a warmer Lynx UQ or any bridge UQ because it’s doesn’t wrap up around you on the sides...
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    The fiddle factor with that setup for me was...

    The fiddle factor with that setup for me was flattening out the straps around the tree and rain traveling down the suspension wetting my hammock and UQ.
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    FS: morning bump

    morning bump
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    Suspension suggestion

    I’ll reiterate what others have said about taking your inexperienced family or friends along with you. Chances are they won’t have the same level of motivation as you to learn on their own how to...
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    FS: Price drop to $70.

    Price drop to $70.
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    FS: Bumpity-bump…

    Bumpity-bump…
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    FS: Solo Stove Lite + Titanium Pot Bundle

    Selling my used Solo Stove Lite and 1100ml Toaks titanium pot with pan style lid together as a bundle. The stove nests perfectly inside the pot and there is plenty of room on top of the stove for...
  47. FS: There they are! Had trouble finding them on the...

    There they are! Had trouble finding them on the site, lol. I’ll take both for $100 please :)
  48. FS: So which model are these exactly?

    So which model are these exactly?
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    This sounds like the best theory to me. I never...

    This sounds like the best theory to me. I never even thought about this before. I’m gonna have to check this out when I get home.
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    FS: Payment received and sold to CaptainCoupal! Thank...

    Payment received and sold to CaptainCoupal! Thank you everybody :)
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