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    I use either a small patch of Tyvek, or more...

    I use either a small patch of Tyvek, or more recently a signal panel cloth from The Hidden Woodsman.

    Its nice to have a dry/clean spot to set a few things or to stand on when getting in and out of...
  2. Great pics and I learned something new! Will...

    Great pics and I learned something new! Will definitely be using that coffee/stroopwaffle trick now!
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    Every once in a while I'll dig through my gear...

    Every once in a while I'll dig through my gear bins and find some old piece of equipment that I end up using on my next trip.

    Always interesting to see the evolution in personal gear choices.
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    Beautiful pictures as always! Love seeing your...

    Beautiful pictures as always! Love seeing your hammock trip posts.
  5. I planned on bringing my hot tent setup. BUT I...

    I planned on bringing my hot tent setup.

    BUT I might still bring a hammock and quilt set too! Just cant decide yet.
  6. I use about 5' lengths for my guyline on the...

    I use about 5' lengths for my guyline on the corners and about 4' for the doors.

    I really like using Evo loop shackles for my doors instead of a carabiner. Just personal preference but they've...
  7. I have an older nylon blackbird and a dreamtex...

    I have an older nylon blackbird and a dreamtex XLC. The XLC has a bit more texture to it, not quite as slick as the old stuff. I think its the ripstop weave that gives it its feel and the extra...
  8. Agree with TominMN. Bite the bullet and save...

    Agree with TominMN. Bite the bullet and save yourself some money in the long run. You will not be disappointed in any SLD gear. Love my hammock from them.
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    I end up switching back and forth between...

    I end up switching back and forth between whoopies and a beetle buckle setup from Dutch. I just cant make up my mind.

    What I usually go with is whoopies and a marlin spike setup in 3 season...
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    I only have a freebird but I love it. Nice and...

    I only have a freebird but I love it. Nice and light when I dont think bugs will be an issue and I love the AirWave fabric.
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    As I recall most synthetic quilts, like apex for...

    As I recall most synthetic quilts, like apex for example, will suffer a bit if you have them really cinched down in a compression sack but suffer less than down would. Stored somewhat loosely they...
  12. Signed up to attend this year! Will be there a...

    Signed up to attend this year! Will be there a half day on Friday and all of Saturday, really looking forward to it.
  13. Great trip report Shug! Looked like a tough one,...

    Great trip report Shug! Looked like a tough one, surprised you ran into as many people out there as you did.

    Looks like you've done just about every trail up in the BWCA now except for the PowWow...
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    Between using a UQ, and a light spray of...

    Between using a UQ, and a light spray of premithrin I've never had any mosquito issues with my hammocks, even the lighter single layer ones.
  15. That place looks incredible! Nice trip report.

    That place looks incredible! Nice trip report.
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    Mine is a single layer, a double layer would...

    Mine is a single layer, a double layer would certainly be more firm.

    For me I found the fabric soft to the touch, not super stretchy either. My favorite fabric is still AirWave but Hexon 1.6 is a...
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    I think the Hexon is probably your best bet as...

    I think the Hexon is probably your best bet as well. Good luck!

    I got a Hexon 1.6 from SLD a few weeks ago and love it, great feel and super comfortable.
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    SLD Catch All

    Got to test out SLDs catch-all this weekend. Worked fantastically well, was easily able to fit a hammock and TQ/UQ hammock set in with no problem. Based on the size I could easily get 20F quilts in...
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    That is cool! Lots of little details in that...

    That is cool! Lots of little details in that hammock.

    One of these days I’ll get around to trying a bridge.
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    Cedar Ridge Outdoors makes UP synthetic quilts I...

    Cedar Ridge Outdoors makes UP synthetic quilts I believe, and LocoLibre use to at least.

    I have a few made with Apex and have really enjoyed those. I have a 45UQ/TQ set that I use in the summer...
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    Hard to tell from the pictures but I’d echo,...

    Hard to tell from the pictures but I’d echo, trust your gut.

    Roll off brings up an excellent point about setting up in the dark too! I’ve made the mistake of hanging from a dead tree once in the...
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    Yeah this is my first Hexon fabric hammock. I...

    Yeah this is my first Hexon fabric hammock.

    I do really like it, but I still give the slight edge to AirWave. Totally a personal preference I know, but I love how soft AirWave feels.
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    They are definitely a bit more bulky. I go...

    They are definitely a bit more bulky.

    I go back and forth with them and the UHWMPE straps never seeming to settle on one. I just hate flattening those straps sometimes to keep them from getting...
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    Its a superb hammock. I love the way its cut, I...

    Its a superb hammock. I love the way its cut, I feel like I get even greater views from the trail lair than I have with other hammocks.
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    Have you considered spider/poly straps? Not...

    Have you considered spider/poly straps?
    Not quite as light but more durable, dont have to worry about sunlight weakening them.
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    New Trail Lair

    I just got a new single layer Hexon 1.6 Trail Lair and got a chance to spend some time laying in it today.

    HOLY COW!!! I dont know if its the material, the design of the hammock or what, but its...
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    Where will you be mostly hiking? That to me would...

    Where will you be mostly hiking? That to me would be the biggest factor in which temp rating you went for. Will you be at higher elevations in the mountains? Hot and humid SE part of the country?
    ...
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    His quilts are worth full price trust me! I've...

    His quilts are worth full price trust me! I've got 3 now and I want to be buried with them when the time comes!
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    After seeing these video's I bought his book and...

    After seeing these video's I bought his book and learned a ton. Not all of it was applicable to my local MN woods but it gave me a greater insight into reading the trees in the woods I frequent. At a...
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    I've never had coverage issues with the MiniFly....

    I've never had coverage issues with the MiniFly. The wind and rain would need to be blowing sideways for it to get under the tarp. I personally dont think the MiniFly is any harder or easier than...
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    188463 Not a great one of my new 20F but the...

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    Not a great one of my new 20F but the only one I had before it got packed away in a box for a move. Carolina Reaper with an ounce of overstuff. Havent really put it through its paces yet but...
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    Keep an eye out here for used UQs they come up...

    Keep an eye out here for used UQs they come up fairly often.

    You may also want to check out Arrowhead Equipments apex underquilts. They're cheaper than down UQs, and if you're not going to be...
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    Worked out a deal with dakotaross. Thanks...

    Worked out a deal with dakotaross.

    Thanks again.
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    PM sent! Thanks for reaching out.

    PM sent! Thanks for reaching out.
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    Single Layer El Dorado

    Looking to try out something other than my double layer XLC and thought I'd look around for a used El Dorado.

    If anyone has a single layer El Dorado they're thinking of parting with let me know,...
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    I was just looking at an El Dorado this week!!!...

    I was just looking at an El Dorado this week!!! Not that I need one of course, just curiosity.

    I have an XLC that I use on my winter trips, I like the extra storage then to keep more spare...
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    So Airwave Vs DreamTex Vs MTN 1.7. They're all...

    So Airwave Vs DreamTex Vs MTN 1.7.

    They're all super close stretch wise. I really didnt notice much of a difference. I guess I'd give a slight edge to the MTN 1.7 being firmer, but its so close as...
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    Congratulations on your regained health! I can...

    Congratulations on your regained health!

    I can say with all honesty that my LocoLibre quilts are cherished items. I'll be staying warm and snug as a bug in them for decades!
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    Eventually I'll have to post some photos of my...

    Eventually I'll have to post some photos of my new LL quilts but they're in boxes now (unstuffed!) in preparation for a move. Two beautiful underquilts, one winter and another 3 season and a less...
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    FS: Cedar Ridge Outdoors 20F UQ

    SOLD

    Got this just a few months ago. Tested out on my hammock stand indoors only, never been outside and needs to go to someone that will use it. Custom 20F underquilt with the following features:...
  41. When I had a semi permanent stand setup I ended...

    When I had a semi permanent stand setup I ended up going with some ground anchors like this - https://www.homedepot.com/p/Vortex-10-in-Steel-Folding-Ring-Spiral-Ground-Anchor-ANCFR10-ORG-A/202703687...
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    Its expensive, but look at what a comparable...

    Its expensive, but look at what a comparable canvas tent would cost. Other hot tents like Arctic Ovens or the Seek Outside tipi tents are over $1k as well. Winter camping can be expensive!
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    Thats an interesting idea, would certainly save...

    Thats an interesting idea, would certainly save people some weight. I wonder how it would work in windy conditions though? To me thats the real strength of using snake skins.
  44. Regardless of the name you make great stuff! Good...

    Regardless of the name you make great stuff! Good luck with your future endeavors.
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    I've owned both models. At 5'5" I would...

    I've owned both models. At 5'5" I would personally go with the Yeti, especially if you dont sleep cold. Setup of a Yeti is just as quick, theres no secondary suspension or anything. Basically hang it...
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    Fine for me today.

    Fine for me today.
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    Looks like I ordered it 8/14/21. Well worth the...

    Looks like I ordered it 8/14/21. Well worth the wait in my opinion. I've tried quilts from just about everyone out there and my favorites are split between this Loco Libre Ghost Pepper and the...
  48. Shug this video was a delight! One of my favorite...

    Shug this video was a delight! One of my favorite trip report video's of yours. The enthusiasm to get outside and into the woods is infectious. Those clear, sunny, cracking cold days where its calm...
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    I too am a gear addict! For me at least, I end...

    I too am a gear addict!

    For me at least, I end up trying new gear out, then re-selling old gear or something I just bought and tested. This lets me try things out while still keeping the hoard to...
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    My 0 degree Ghost Pepper top quilt just arrived...

    My 0 degree Ghost Pepper top quilt just arrived in the mail today. Got a chance to hang in it over my lunch break and its an incredible piece of work. Well worth the wait!

    George glad you're on...
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