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    Comments like these is why prospective or new...

    Comments like these is why prospective or new hammockers may be turned off by this site. Sometimes I don’t post something I feel may provide insight because someone will provide unhelpful commentary....
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    No offense lord of lollygag, just offering...

    No offense lord of lollygag, just offering context to what I view as the strengths and weaknesses of each system. I’ve watched all your videos, I know you can bust miles when you wanna.
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    I’ll share a little insight as I own and use both...

    I’ll share a little insight as I own and use both a 20* Wooki and 20* Yeti. I’ve got over 30 nights in each, from temps in the mid teens to upper 50s. I backpack, and my main packs are around 40L....
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    I like the Warbonnet Mamajamba door kit. Truth be...

    I like the Warbonnet Mamajamba door kit. Truth be told, I usually only use half the kit, so only one end is enclosed. Helps with my mild claustrophobia, but still provides protection from changing...
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    I spent 3 nights in the Smokys in mid March when...

    I spent 3 nights in the Smokys in mid March when the overnight lows were between 8-12 degrees. 10* quilts are hardly overkill.
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    Bear cans for the win. Hate the **** things, but...

    Bear cans for the win. Hate the **** things, but unfortunately necessary for the smart bears in Yosemite.

    Don’t know what suspension you’re planning on using, but some of those conifers are huge....
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    Kinda harsh take, don’t you think? The Dixie from...

    Kinda harsh take, don’t you think? The Dixie from her first night on the AT to today is vastly more experienced and pragmatic. You watch her YouTube videos? She doesn’t “bash” any gear maker or...
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    I’m hoping (perhaps in vain) that the Dream Tex...

    I’m hoping (perhaps in vain) that the Dream Tex fabrics are back in stock for the Eldorado and BBXLC hammocks, and wide bushwack camo is available for the Superfly, or I’ll unfortunately have to sit...
  9. Thanks for the AAR Shrewd. I’ve been researching...

    Thanks for the AAR Shrewd. I’ve been researching the PCT to consider the possibility of hanging, and your report confirms the challenges that it holds. Also, I hadn’t considered that the giant...
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    My experience has been that state and national...

    My experience has been that state and national park campgrounds that have walk-in sites have had issues in the past with recreational campers stringing their Enos and other parachute hammocks without...
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    Hmm, nothing there on their website currently......

    Hmm, nothing there on their website currently...

    Last year they had a Labor Day sale, and I grabbed a $95 Thunderfly. If they have deeply discounted Ridge Runners this year I might have to snag...
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    When I first read the title, I thought it read “...

    When I first read the title, I thought it read “ Shug and his flatulence”.
  13. I’m in for bundle #3.

    I’m in for bundle #3.
  14. FS: I in for bundle #3.

    I in for bundle #3.
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    Thanks for posting this. I use my Cush as a...

    Thanks for posting this. I use my Cush as a pillow to put under my knees, inflated about half way. Very nice.
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    I use a mini caribiner to attach to the split...

    I use a mini caribiner to attach to the split ring that runs through the small hole. It has never allowed the snakeskin to pull through, have used it dozens of times.
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    I have a Diamondback 20 with 1 oz overstuff, 10D...

    I have a Diamondback 20 with 1 oz overstuff, 10D inside and out. Lowest I’ve had mine down to is 17 degrees, light wind with a single-layer Eldorado, WB Thunderfly Tarp, and standard 20 degree Wooki...
  18. FS: No interest in this tarp apparently, so I guess...

    No interest in this tarp apparently, so I guess I’ll keep it as a loaner.
  19. FS: Zpacks DCF hammock tarp still available.

    Zpacks DCF hammock tarp still available.
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    I got a first gen 20 degree Diamondback when they...

    I got a first gen 20 degree Diamondback when they were first available. The side elastics and draft collar weren’t an option at that time, or I would’ve opted to have them added. I really like the...
  21. FS: Still available.

    Still available.
  22. FS: Gonna try one last price drop on the ZPacks...

    Gonna try one last price drop on the ZPacks Dyneema hex hammock tarp- $205 shipped.
  23. FS: Half-Wit and asym tarp are sold. Price drop...

    Half-Wit and asym tarp are sold.

    Price drop on ZPacks tarp to $215.
  24. FS: Not sure which tarp you’re referring to, but...

    Not sure which tarp you’re referring to, but they’re both 11’ long.
  25. FS: The Half-Wit is a 10.5’ long hammock.

    The Half-Wit is a 10.5’ long hammock.
  26. FS: FS: ZPacks Hex Tarp, Dutchware Half-Wit Hammock, SLD Asym Tarp

    Gotta thin the herd a bit unfortunately. All prices include shipping CONUS, payment via PayPal.

    ZPacks Hex Hammock Tarp, .51 olive DCF. Came from ZPacks with a tiny pinhole, I patched with a bit...
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    I have a 3 season Jarbidge I got as a “starter”...

    I have a 3 season Jarbidge I got as a “starter” underquilt. I still use it 3-4 times a year, usually when expecting wet weather. I’ve had it down to the low twenty’s with a 20 degree topquilt, always...
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    Would be interested in attending as well. The one...

    Would be interested in attending as well. The one planned for last spring at Redding Campground was a dud. It’s a great place for hanging though, lots of trees, showers and of course the Mulberry...
  29. I’ve used Ron from Sassafras Shuttle from...

    I’ve used Ron from Sassafras Shuttle from Fairview to Woolum. Not 100% sure he’s still shuttling, but he’s worth a try: 479-446-2910.

    Buffalo River Outfitter runs shuttles on the eastern side of...
  30. Glad you guys had a good time. I also prefer to...

    Glad you guys had a good time. I also prefer to hike that section east to west. Too bad you didn’t venture a little further to White Rock Mountain, it’s one of the highlights of the OHT.
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    Weight for my 20 degree 10d regular length 55”...

    Weight for my 20 degree 10d regular length 55” wide 850 fill w/ 1 oz overstuff is 19.41 oz, almost exactly to spec. It’s a really nice top quilt.
  32. The only real spur trails that I know of that...

    The only real spur trails that I know of that connect to the BRT that provides access to scenic areas are the old River trail, also known as the horse trail, and the Chimney Rock Trail that connects...
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    I’m a 44R guy, 178#, and my Diamondback is 55”...

    I’m a 44R guy, 178#, and my Diamondback is 55” wide. I’ve used it in my hammock and on the ground on my Xlite, and I’m glad I went with wide. The weight difference between standard width and wide is...
  34. I agree on the Thunderfly. I have one, and have...

    I agree on the Thunderfly. I have one, and have had it out for about 20 nights, including thunderstorms, freezing rain, and cold wind. As long as I have the sides pitched toward the direction of the...
  35. I own both an EE Enigma and a HG Burrow, both 10D...

    I own both an EE Enigma and a HG Burrow, both 10D fabric, both sewn foot boxes. Honestly, they are both outstanding topquilts, but if think you might go to ground on a pad the EE quilts have the best...
  36. Thread: Ok hangs

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    Can’t get away this weekend gentlemen, maybe next...

    Can’t get away this weekend gentlemen, maybe next time. Have a great time.
  37. Thread: Ok hangs

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    I would be down, live in the Tulsa area. I...

    I would be down, live in the Tulsa area. I attended an Arkansas hang last spring, and only myself and another dude showed up.
  38. Yep, I know that spot well. The Butterfield is a...

    Yep, I know that spot well. The Butterfield is a nice trail to hike in the winter, for the views and lack of crowds! The spring brings lots of hikers, especially scout troops. Glad you enjoyed your...
  39. I also have a Jarbidge, and agree w/ oldpappy....

    I also have a Jarbidge, and agree w/ oldpappy. Really nice, inexpensive APEX-insulated underquilt. Only down side is it’s a little bulky for backpacking.

    I would also suggest HG Econ Phoenix. My...
  40. Dang, I have to go out of town for a wedding, or...

    Dang, I have to go out of town for a wedding, or I would’ve taken you up on that! I love the Butterfield. The junction camp is a nice spot for hanging, about the halfway point. Lee Creek is really...
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    Yes, I’ve done it. At first I attached to my...

    Yes, I’ve done it. At first I attached to my Dutch netless, and assumed it fit perfectly, no adjustment needed. After a test run in 50 degree weather, I noticed a little CBS after 15 minutes or so. I...
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    Thanks for the review. I’ve had my 20 degree...

    Thanks for the review. I’ve had my 20 degree Wooki in the high teens a couple of times, with somewhat different results. One night was low of 17 w/ no wind, 50% humidity. Woke up with a chilly...
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    I think it’s fascinating that you placed a high...

    I think it’s fascinating that you placed a high priority of sleeping comfort vs. weight. Very interesting that you carried two topquilts and an Xlite. This strategy is certainly contrary to what I...
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    I feel ya. I put up with silnylon because at the...

    I feel ya. I put up with silnylon because at the time, other than cuben fiber/DCF, it was the only game in town. After I experienced silpoly I sold my silnylon tarps. You give up a little with regard...
  45. I’m getting Diamondback envy. Still haven’t...

    I’m getting Diamondback envy. Still haven’t received mine, ordered on 11/26/18. I did email Ryan a few weeks ago, he said it should ship by early this week. We’re running out of early this week...
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    Hmm, my order for my Diamondback still shows...

    Hmm, my order for my Diamondback still shows “processing”, no shipping notice. Been well over four weeks since I ordered. Maybe it’s time to drop them an email...
  47. Congratulations, that is a sharp looking quilt....

    Congratulations, that is a sharp looking quilt. Looking forward to getting mine, but my order is still “processing”.

    You have definitely upgraded from your REI bag!
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    170739 ZPacks 11’ hex tarp enclosed in single...

    170739

    ZPacks 11’ hex tarp enclosed in single snake skin, in DCF factory double-ended stuff sack.
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    Congrats on the new kit! I remember Brandon...

    Congrats on the new kit! I remember Brandon mentioned the top cover was redesigned with enhanced mesh vents; if you get a chance to use it can you report back on your thoughts?
  50. That 0 degree Wooki should handle the temps you...

    That 0 degree Wooki should handle the temps you may encounter just find. I’ve had my 20 degree into the teens, no problems.

    As previously mentioned an Argon underquilt protector would be...
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