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    Welcome from Albemarle!

    Welcome from Albemarle!
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    JRB was the first

    I love my JRB stuff. I have a couple Summer quilt liners, a Stealth, and a Sierra Sniveller. Yesterday, on YouTube I saw another company advertising a new, wearable quilt. Someone had commented...
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    I dont know about actual foot to head. I hang...

    I dont know about actual foot to head. I hang the hammock foot end about 18 to 20 inches higher. I climb in and test the ridgeline. I adjust the ends until the ridge tension is where I know I get...
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    Wow. So much bashing. Eeyore and Tigger both...

    Wow. So much bashing. Eeyore and Tigger both lived in the 100 Acres wood. I didnt realize we had so many Eeyores hanging out in hammocks.
    I'm not an Auburn fan, but I'd share a camp with her...
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    I use shock cord on the 4 corner pull outs (Shug...

    I use shock cord on the 4 corner pull outs (Shug video). I marlin-spike hitch the stake and stretch until the shock cord is about half-way stretched. It seems to create a nice tight pitch. Then,...
  6. Check out the Superfly setup on Warbonnets page. ...

    Check out the Superfly setup on Warbonnets page. Brandon shows the Slipped Buntline one one end and the Trucker's hitch on the other. Slipped Buntline is easy to loosen after a lot of wind load...
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    I love the shelf. Especially in Spring and Fall...

    I love the shelf. Especially in Spring and Fall when it's just cool enough to go to sleep without a top quilt. Wake up around midnight and it's a bit cool, reach up into the shelf and grab that...
  8. I've personally experienced the following: ...

    I've personally experienced the following: squirrel ran across the tarp lines. I think he/she was amused as they ran across and then ran right back. I had a racoon come up under the hammock and...
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    I always put my Dutch wasp about 2 inches from...

    I always put my Dutch wasp about 2 inches from the tarp on each side. I just never move it. I wrap the cord over the wasp when storing the tarp. I'm just adjusting the cordage and never spending...
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    Experiment. Try the V, dont try the V. HYOH. I...

    Experiment. Try the V, dont try the V. HYOH. I dont think Derek was being anal retentive or just trying to sell books. Then again, my whoopie slings arent stretched as tight as some.
  11. I love my XLC. I got hte double layer 1.1. My...

    I love my XLC. I got hte double layer 1.1. My first hammock was a single-layer and the mosquitos ate me up through the bottom. Also, in the Winter, I like to put my clothes in between the two...
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    If I follow you correctly, I think this is very...

    If I follow you correctly, I think this is very similar to one of the suspension updates that Leighlo quilts did. They had shock cord one one end and line locks on the corners. The shock cord ran...
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    I'm a relative noob, but BillyBob might be on to...

    I'm a relative noob, but BillyBob might be on to something. I have an XLC and I use a Phoenix. I do nothing to the primary suspension other than clip it on. I do always have the foot end of my...
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    Shug in capris pants? What's going on in sector...

    Shug in capris pants? What's going on in sector 7?
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    Hello from Albemarle.

    Hello from Albemarle.
  16. Like Watertooner said, 'it depends, kind of, sort...

    Like Watertooner said, 'it depends, kind of, sort of'. I use the UQP as standard Winter equipment. Often, I camp on slopes/ridges. One side of the tarp is usually higher than the other and often...
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    I'm originally from Tn and I know the 0 degree is...

    I'm originally from Tn and I know the 0 degree is not over kill. I live in NC and have a 0 UQ. I've hunkered down in the Uwharries in Feb at 15 to 16 F and that's at relatively low elevation.
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    I recently added a 20F Hammock Gear Economy...

    I recently added a 20F Hammock Gear Economy Incubator to my fleet. I took it on a trip and I had never put it on the hammock. Did basic setup (I never messed with the primary suspension as it...
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    I use a sit pad as well. I have one of the foam...

    I use a sit pad as well. I have one of the foam ones from Arrowhead that's a nice size. I tend to use my Thermarest Inflatable sit pad the most. Slightly underflate it. I learned that from Mr....
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    That would be great video. Shug of the third...

    That would be great video. Shug of the third party with Dixie of the first party. To be transparent, I've thought several times that I'd like to try a stroll through the piney woods with her.
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    I've never seen either in person, but how similar...

    I've never seen either in person, but how similar is this to the way the Katabatic quilts cinch the footbox?
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    Had a wonderful time (in spite of carrying the...

    Had a wonderful time (in spite of carrying the bear canister). Plenty of water. We had a group of 10 and everyone was able to find hang spots (3 of us) and tent spots. That was a good loop for...
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    Yes, that is the loop. Thank you. I feel better...

    Yes, that is the loop. Thank you. I feel better than we might find some trees. I'm not above sleeping on the dirt, but I do prefer the elevation of the hammock. Thanks again.
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    Hanging spots on Sam's Knob loop?

    Planning on hiking this loop with our Scout troop this weekend. I have never been. Trail guide I've been reading says campsites with plenty of tent and hammock sites. Have you found this to be...
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    Thanks everyone. Next time you see me at...

    Thanks everyone. Next time you see me at Louise's, the peach cobbler is on me
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    Preventative Maintenance

    I've got a tarp that's approaching 6 years old. I always store it clean and dry. Besides seam sealing, what should be done? How long should the materials last before it no longer repels water?
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    I transitioned from a Hennessy Explorer Deluxe to...

    I transitioned from a Hennessy Explorer Deluxe to an XLC. I'm 5'9 and I enjoy the room in the XLC. The side shelf is great. It works well in late Summer/Late Spring that you can place your top...
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    Thank you for that very clear "unofficial"...

    Thank you for that very clear "unofficial" answer. It answered the question that I had: Were they able to use one cord lock to accomplish eliminating the accordian effect and cinching the quilt...
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    Is the cord lock that the main suspension loop...

    Is the cord lock that the main suspension loop also used to cinch the ends of the quilt as well? Does it accomplish two functions: cinch the ends and also hold the corners in place to prevent...
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    Thank you

    Thank you
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    Thank you.

    Thank you.
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    Thank you!

    Thank you!
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    Thanks Mr. Emery. I've added the secondary to my...

    Thanks Mr. Emery. I've added the secondary to my Greylock 3. I'm thinking about the Greylock 4 and just wondered how the new arrangment looked (wondering if I don't like it can I convert back to...
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    Thanks. I have a Greylock 3 with the original...

    Thanks. I have a Greylock 3 with the original suspension. The website does not appear to show the version that you do. If I understand, the shock cord that cinches the quilt end goes through a...
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    Greylock 4 Suspension

    Has the Greylock 4 suspension been changed? I heard that it had, but when I reviewed the website it appears to be the same. Thanks in advance.
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    I have used a Jarbidge and Greylock 3 for several...

    I have used a Jarbidge and Greylock 3 for several years on my XLC and have been pleased. I'm sure Warbonnet makes a fine underquilt, but I recently purchased a full length UGQ for Winter. I decided...
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    You might message gbolt and ask him about his...

    You might message gbolt and ask him about his experiences. He did the AT last year with the Yeti. He posts on hete occasionally. I think his YouTube channel is gboltonthetrail.
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    Thank you. Hope all is well with the shoulder

    Thank you. Hope all is well with the shoulder
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    XLC question

    Have had my XLC for about 5 years. Love it. Have not had any issues. Just a curious question: how/what do you look at when staking out the shelf and entry side tie out? I've just always...
  40. Those 'antiquated' units helped put someone on...

    Those 'antiquated' units helped put someone on the moon!:cool:
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    I have used mine in the Summer and am planning on...

    I have used mine in the Summer and am planning on taking it on my next trip in the middle of July. As Tall Paul said, it does help negate wind chill. I'm a cold sleeper and was "volunteering" at...
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    I've never seen a Katabatic quilt except on their...

    I've never seen a Katabatic quilt except on their website and on review videos. Have always heard they were true to their temperature rating and have always read rave reviews. The Outdoor Gear Lab...
  43. I agree with you Silentorpheus. I think she was...

    I agree with you Silentorpheus. I think she was starting to develop some ideas that would have been interesting to play out. And hey, I think she has/had a pretty good field tester in Hang N Out. ...
  44. Her quilts are so well made and valued, that few...

    Her quilts are so well made and valued, that few people sell them. When they do post them, they go quickly. I agree that she was not a huge shop, but even Hang N Out acknowledged in one of their...
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    Curious as well. I'm trying to decide between...

    Curious as well. I'm trying to decide between the Diamondback and the Katabatic quilt. Things I like about both. Diamondback is more customizable though.
  46. Leighlo-flash in the pan? You are delusional. ...

    Leighlo-flash in the pan? You are delusional. Her quilts are highly sought after. They never stay on the For Sale section more than an hour or so. I joined the Forum as she was closing to go to...
  47. Thank you all for the recommendations1

    Thank you all for the recommendations1
  48. Greyson Highland Loop Recommendation

    Looking to take a Scout troop on their first hiking trip to the Highlands. Can anyone recommend a two-day loop for new hikers that is both tent (Gasp!) and Hammock friendly. Thanks in advance, the...
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    Thank you. My son signed up for the polar...

    Thank you. My son signed up for the polar challenge when he heard how cold it is! Sometimes they have to learn the hard way
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    Top quilt recommendations

    Has anyone spent the night in July near/at Camp Daniel Boone? I can see the temp forecasts at the nearest weather station, but wonder if anyone had experience at the camp elevation in mid July. Not...
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