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    New Hanger with insulation questions

    Hello everyone......new hanger here and would like to ask some questions about insulating your hammock. I have just purchased a Hennessy Hammock Deep Jungle XL which is IMHO an amazing product..... Both comfortable and simple, I have only hung in the backyard so far but am already in love. Looking forward to field testing soon and also plan on putting a review up on the forum soon. I am getting off point here back to my question........as I am new to hammocking I was wondering about the insulation requirements during the mid to late summer months. Do most hangers here use some sort of insulation all year or only when temperatures drop to certain points? I spent a lot of time researching hammocks and insulation on this site before purchasing my Hennessy and feel relatively well versed in the options available in the industry however am wondering more about the "when" most people use these available product options. If anyone has some insight into expected temperatures and insulation kit packed for trip it would be greatly appreciated. I know that this becomes a very personal topic...cold sleeper.....warm sleeper ect, just looking for some guidelines so that my first field test won't be disappointing and/or uncomfortable.
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    There are a few, rare times in a year that I don't have something underneath my hammock, and I'll bet even fewer where you're at. The general guideline is 70 and below, but even in warmer weather late at night/early in the morning insulation is necessary. If not an UQ, an UQP or weathershield do the trick.

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    Thanks for the quick response goobie. I kinda got that impression that most use some sort of insulation system almost all year. Any suggestions on easy starting point for warmer camping months for a newbie? Maybe weather shield to start? Easy and cheap.
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    You're very welcome, it's what we do here
    This http://theultimatehang.com/2013/02/d...eather-shield/ Simple, cheap, easy, and serves double duty!! Been my warm weather "UQ" for a couple summers now.

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    I'll be looking into that option for sure. Looking forward to being a part of the forum family..... Thanks for the warm welcome.
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    Hopefully you'll be warmer now

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    Closed Cell Foam (CCF) pad are a cheap and good insulation. They can be found at Walmart for about $10, just slip it into your hammock and lay on top of it or put it in your sleeping bag.

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    You can try this : Turn anything into an underquilt for less than $10
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...d.php?t=125244


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    Quote Originally Posted by Girlshangbetter View Post
    Closed Cell Foam (CCF) pad are a cheap and good insulation. They can be found at Walmart for about $10, just slip it into your hammock and lay on top of it or put it in your sleeping bag.
    In warm weather I just use a Whitney wool blanket folded over, in the HH under a sleeping bag. Another wool over if it gets cold. Colder weather I have a sheepskin pad under all that. Some day I'll get an UQ but for now I go with what I already have. It was quite sufficient this winter in Florida and spring in the Alabama/Tennessee mountains when campmates with vans and trailers were complaining about the cold and running their heaters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jane.cassidy View Post
    In warm weather I just use a Whitney wool blanket folded over, in the HH under a sleeping bag. Another wool over if it gets cold. Colder weather I have a sheepskin pad under all that. Some day I'll get an UQ but for now I go with what I already have. It was quite sufficient this winter in Florida and spring in the Alabama/Tennessee mountains when campmates with vans and trailers were complaining about the cold and running their heaters.

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    I agree that one should use what they have and just get out there. I have upgraded, piece by piece, and now have basically top shelf equipment. But.... My Walmart gear served me well along the way. It's the journey, not the destination!

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