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Testing the limits of my hammock

5:40 p.m. on November 24, 2013 (EST)
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Not really a trip report, but I took my hammock lower than ever last night.

6:50 p.m. on November 24, 2013 (EST)
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Ha-ha.

I've been down to 20F* with a pad so you have me beat there.

I used a 1/4" polyethylene sheet cut wide like you did with a layer of reflectix under my torso and a 30F* bag and extra fleece clothing.

Much lighter than an UQ but not as warm.

I started with a Henessey but now use a Warbonnet Black Bird. 

What kind of hammock do you have?

BTW I still love tents too - very comfortable for me with the right airmat.

 

7:33 p.m. on November 24, 2013 (EST)
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Nice....

A solution to the flashing tape ripping might be to use gaffers tape...

It has cloth threads woven into tape and typically is stronger...

I've used it to repair holes in an air pad better than repair kits...

Also----if I donate a dollar, would you put my name on a business card?

Kevin "he who prefers tents over hammock" Umberger

9:38 p.m. on November 24, 2013 (EST)
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Mike, I'm currently using a Grand Trunk Skeeter Beater. If Santa has me on his "nice" list, I'm hoping to have a DreamHammock DangerBird under the tree this Christmas.

Kevin, I like the idea of the gaffers tape! I know where I can get my hands on a smaller roll.

I don't think I'm going to carry any business cards on the trip. For $1, I'll chew a pack of gum in your honor!

10:09 p.m. on November 24, 2013 (EST)
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A backpack full of gum?

If you can't find a small roll---let me know...

I can "borrow" some from work....

11:00 p.m. on November 24, 2013 (EST)
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My gf and I both use hammocks. The first night she slept in a hammock it got down to 22°. the next time it got down to 14° with snow on the ground. She slept nice and warm both times. 

She sleeps in a JRB bridge hammock and we use under and top quilts made by  www.hammockgear.com

I sleep in an DIY bridge hammock (made by hikingdad) and I also have a Warbonnet Blackbird 1.1 double layer. I prefer the bridge hammock to the Blackbird. It is just a better lay

11:00 a.m. on November 25, 2013 (EST)
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Ewker,

Some day, I'll have a top quilt. For now, I throw my bag over top of me.

I have a JRB Greylock III for an UQ. I picked it up dirt cheap off of eBay. It's a great UQ, but it's temp rated at 23F. Hence the pads for this night.

3:27 p.m. on November 26, 2013 (EST)
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Goose,

a zipped open sleeping bag works great for a top quilt. I used my Marmot Helium 900 fill 15° bag one for a long time before I bought a top quilt.

The Greylock is a good UQ. I am surprised you needed a pad with it

8:09 a.m. on November 27, 2013 (EST)
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Ewker,

I didn't use the Greylock. It's rated to 23F. Since I was expecting an overnight temp of 10F, I switched over to pads.

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