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    Sorry - first responder on my own question but I...

    Sorry - first responder on my own question but I just read the Insul Bright thread in this forum. May keep summer sock with an Insul Bright "hat" draped over the ridgeline. But that is addressing...
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    DIY Canvas Sock from drop cloths?

    We use a Dutch summer sock as part of our winter hammock system. Other parts are two 3 Season 2/4 underquilt rated to 20F, down top quilt rated to 10F. SOL breathable bivvy as an emergency backup....
  3. So I used to use the hot water bottle trick: boil...

    So I used to use the hot water bottle trick: boil water, pour into a metal water bottle, put the water bottle in a sock, put it in the hammock for added warmth.

    Last few times though I have had...
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    0F New River? from Jarbidge fan

    So we have been toasty with our Jarbidge 2/4 three season under quilts. We actually double them up (we own four) and regularly take the rig down to single digits.

    I am thinking about the New River...
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    Yes, I have the egg carton style foam sit pad but...

    Yes, I have the egg carton style foam sit pad but can never get it to stay put while using my 3/4 three season jarbidge down to single digits. I do as others, stuff a coat down there so it is warm in...
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    This is some great feedback. Just the tweaking I...

    This is some great feedback. Just the tweaking I am looking for.

    Yes, our last hammock trip we pitched in a small ravine. Excellent wind shelter, not low enough to be in the cold spot. But we did...
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    Winter Campsite Tweaking

    So we've camped in winter before. This last weekend, against better judgement, I tried tenting again and it was a fail. Windy snow storm interfered with set up, to much gear, frozen ground thwarted...
  8. Adding Snugpak cocoon to existing TQ and UQ

    Hello folks,

    I have been enjoying greatly my Jarbidge 3 season (20F) 3/4 under-quilt and hammock Gear econ 10F top-quilt for a while now. We occasionally camp down into the single digits though....
  9. Thread: inside tent?

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    inside tent?

    So dear wife does not hammock camp. Actually, does not camp much but I am trying to change that. Thinking of getting a standing room tent with excellent ratings on keeping occupants warm, dry and...
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    GT, I hike and hang with my daughter. We both...

    GT,

    I hike and hang with my daughter. We both use Dutch netless hammocks. Our suspensions differ and change around a bit during different seasons (winter dexterity dictates simple suspension). We...
  11. Wiggy's does this too with their sleeping bags....

    Wiggy's does this too with their sleeping bags. You can get down to a -80F rating if you combine their mummy and shell bag as as system.

    I use a Dutch Sock. We use the summer ones which are half...
  12. Doubling up for winter 2x 10F TQ and 2x 20F UQ

    So I have a Jarbidge 3/4 underquilt. It is the three season version, rated to about 20F. I have had it down to 5F with assorted other frosty tricks - hot water bottle, sleeping bag draped over...
  13. So count me in. Possibly two of us. We camp...

    So count me in. Possibly two of us.

    We camp four seasons but tend to avoid deer season in the daks.

    As for Lake George activities the Tongue Mountain Range is beautiful 4 seasons. The Lake...
  14. Yes, expect some company on the trails. There are...

    Yes, expect some company on the trails. There are several well used trail heads Adirondack Loj, Elk Lake, AMR, The Garden...

    But one of the slightly lesser used is Upper Works. You can access...
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    I have a 3 season Jarbidge under-quilt, rated to...

    I have a 3 season Jarbidge under-quilt, rated to I think 20F. We use them almost year round. I will actually pack them for hot summer trips and just have them ready to go next to the hammock....
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    Yes, it is the breathable escape one I have. I...

    Yes, it is the breathable escape one I have. I have been impressed with it. Thank you.
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    Extending cold weather abilities

    So we love camping in the winter. Last year we replaced our 0F synthetic (read bulky, heavy) with 10F down Top Quilts. Our Under Quilts are 3 season Jarbidges, rated to 20F (but used comfortably...
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    Thank you! Very much appreciate that.

    Thank you! Very much appreciate that.
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    Two Speed, Can you share some of the mistakes?...

    Two Speed,

    Can you share some of the mistakes? All machine related? With the Xenon being wide is this a one seam tarp - along the ridge-line?

    There is a YouTube out there of a fellow using a...
  20. I've had my 3 Season Jarbidge down to teens in...

    I've had my 3 Season Jarbidge down to teens in comfort about three times now. I have a Dutch Summer Sock and a Superfly Tarp. Sleep in base layer and a fleece layer on top. One time I augmented it...
  21. Thread: new york hang

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    Is this Dec 8th? Open to others? Blaze orange may...

    Is this Dec 8th? Open to others? Blaze orange may be in fashion ir your area is actively hunte
  22. We carry the SOL Escape Bivvy as part of our...

    We carry the SOL Escape Bivvy as part of our emergency gear. It is breathable. I figured why not use it as part of sleep system. Was very surprised how much toastyness it added.

    Yes, extreme cold...
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    ++ for the superfly. Impress you parents by...

    ++ for the superfly.

    Impress you parents by saving the difference elsewhere. A plastic gatorade bottle instead of 'hydration system'; a knorr pasta side dish from supermarket ($0.99) instead of...
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    Hey, I came from a Noah 12 too and now use a...

    Hey,

    I came from a Noah 12 too and now use a Superfly with my daughter. I too have the spreader bars but do not like using them with the Superfly. Instead I pitch the tarp a wee bit higher than...
  25. Thread: new york hang

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    The Interloken hike was fun. XJ's offer is very...

    The Interloken hike was fun. XJ's offer is very attractive.

    For the Adirondacks there is the Adirondack Loj 'wilderness' campground. Reservable Lean-To's, tent sites, access to indoor plumbing and...
  26. ggreaves mentions in post #22 a massdrop for a...

    ggreaves mentions in post #22 a massdrop for a Sierra Designs Mountain Guide Tarp. A nice sized tipi style tent. $100USD less than Seek Outside's Silvertip - which is smaller. I've seen the...
  27. I almost jumped on that massdrop for the hot...

    I almost jumped on that massdrop for the hot tent. Bigger than Seek Outside's entry level one. I was thinking of a hammock hot tent but figure having something smaller to use as just a warming...
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    Hmm. We have the summer socks and regularly pack...

    Hmm. We have the summer socks and regularly pack them inside same bishop bag that came with our Dutch 11' netless hammocks. Suspension too. So I think Dutch is being modest again. The summer ones ,...
  29. Sorry - another great opportunity but booked that...

    Sorry - another great opportunity but booked that weekend. :mellow:
  30. PM Sent!

    PM Sent!
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    Paul & Co, Thank you for your hospitality. A...

    Paul & Co,

    Thank you for your hospitality. A great event. New gear works really simplifies my rig.

    J
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    So count me in officially. Solo this trip....

    So count me in officially. Solo this trip. Arriving late Thu or early Fri. Leaving Sat AM.
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    On my way

    Stryder --> Salsa, chips, guacamole and possibly a desert...

    BUT I am arriving late Thursday (airlines willing) and leaving Saturday morning. I am flying into Salt Lake Thursday from NY for...
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    So eMail you a list w/ quantities and you can...

    So eMail you a list w/ quantities and you can invoice us?

    John
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    No worries - I thought it was some sort of...

    No worries - I thought it was some sort of hammock ninja stuff that was over my head
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    Hey, I am looking at the Quick Clip suspension....

    Hey, I am looking at the Quick Clip suspension. In the image 150436 you have the whoopie's fixed eye loop attaching to hammock and the longer adjustable loop attaching to tree strap. The three items...
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    I will look into ordering that book... Looks...

    I will look into ordering that book...

    Looks like Mirror Lake area is out - 60" base of snow today and 24" on the way says the local range station. They are thinking they would still be closed Jun...
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    This may because I have not tried a Fronkey yet,...

    This may because I have not tried a Fronkey yet, will make one this summer.

    But we have been enjoying our Dutch 'Summer' Socks. It is half net and half solid. On colder trips we rotate the net...
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    Opting for Mirror Lake as a start. May reserve a...

    Opting for Mirror Lake as a start. May reserve a front country camping site for first evening - get into SLC at 4:30pm so probably getting into that area at dark or a bit after. So having a...
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    Hey - great photos. Would love to see pack size...

    Hey - great photos. Would love to see pack size on the HG Burrow 10 or 20
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    Wow. Interesting set up. People referencing the...

    Wow. Interesting set up. People referencing the such-and-such street trail-head. Looks like you have Ogden the City, a river and than bang! Wilderness mountain trails right there!
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    No problem with low temps - comfortable down to...

    No problem with low temps - comfortable down to teens with current rig. Actually prefer a bit of cool weather.
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    Thanks - the elevation thing will be important....

    Thanks - the elevation thing will be important. Unfortunately play time is prior to the conference I am attending. Should be flying in Jun 1st, Conference starts Sun Jun 4th. The Uintas seem to be 4...
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    Jiminy Crickets! A 20F Burrow AND Incubator for a...

    Jiminy Crickets! A 20F Burrow AND Incubator for a total of $300!

    A quick question. I use a 20F synthetic 3/4 UQ and a 0F synthetic mummy as topquilt. I am thinking going with a 20F full length...
  45. Thread: Too cold!

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    No doubt!

    No doubt!
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    Atlas, sorry - just saw this. Adir-brr-rondacks ...

    Atlas, sorry - just saw this. Adir-brr-rondacks

    Also two weeks back I had the Jarbidge out again in weather in the teens. Tarp w/ doors, Dutch Summer Sock, and SOL Escape lite bivy with a 0F...
  47. Thread: Too cold!

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    Forgive me, but since you are not from bitter...

    Forgive me, but since you are not from bitter cold country I have to ask. When you say your base layer was "thermals" have you checked the cotton content? I see a lot of the waffle thermal underwear...
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    Yes, fun but not sure it is practical. These guys...

    Yes, fun but not sure it is practical. These guys look like they are having a good time though:
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    floating hammock stand

    Was looking at a gear rental place for a Spring trip and bumped into these:
    https://www.hammocraft.com/

    Was not looking for such a thing, thought it fun/funny so wished to share.
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    Sticky: We use metal bottles with sock over it. I have...

    We use metal bottles with sock over it. I have had handwarmers fail several times - you open them as directed and they do not heat up. No idea why. Just donit trust them anymore.

    If your toes are...
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