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    I'm reluctant to put anything but real insulation into my PeaPod. A sheet of Insultex worked well recently. I'll put a Top Blanket or a Frog Sac in it, but nothing that isn't some kind of lightweight insulation.

    I love the idea of putting boots in the ends, though!

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    Now I know about needing some space filler in my PeaPod. It was forecast to be over 40 last night dropping to 36 for an hour. It ended up 28 verified by the frozen water for the goats.

    I tried out my new "roomy" hammock that I finished hours earlier. It is 60" wide and a lot more comfortable than my Travel Hammock. The little hammock gave me several warm nights without augmentation in my PeaPod.

    Thanks to the advise on this thread, I loosened the PP at both ends and decompressed the loft at the bottom. This kept my bottom warm!

    As for the top, my handy Te-Wa UQ became a TQ. Only my toes were cold. I dreamed of helping some poor guy keep from freezing to death. Oh well, dreaming = sleep)

    I will add some better top insulation tonight and hope for more 20+ coolness for my 13th consecutive day outside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pastorus View Post
    Only my toes were cold.
    I wore my $19 REI down booties last night... they were almost too warm!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    I wore my $19 REI down booties last night... they were almost too warm!
    I should have worn my down bootie last night. Tonight with a better TQ, it just won't be cold enough for the booties.
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    Im wondering if there is a fine line between throwing too much stuff in the peapod to increase insulation that it kind of defeats the purpose- you have to bring more stuff... weights down the bottom of the peapod too much?... What about the concept from Big Agnes- their overbags? a peapod overbag that adds additional loft and naturally is larger in size made to fit over the original peapod? Even though its two items, together they will compress much less than all these other blankets some are saying they use? Im just trying to make sense of all this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harpo63 View Post
    ...a peapod overbag...
    I was thinking of that... I have a hammock sock in the works that is insulated on the bottom half.

    Gotta get the shape right...
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    Is your hammock sock water proof? I would love to see your design when youre done with it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevebo View Post
    Is your hammock sock water proof?
    No, it isn't. I want it to breath. Insultex breathes rather slowly, though.
    Quote Originally Posted by stevebo View Post
    I would love to see your design when youre done with it!
    Here it is!

    I just sewing up the head end and making a SEEP (Side Entry/Exit Portal), as discussed. No pictures of the latest mod, because I'm charging camera bats!

    I'm just headed out to try getting in and out of it!

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    I always use a hammock sock with my pea pod and Warbonnet Traveler hammock. Condensation is not much of an issue since I vent the hammock sock and I hang a sponge off my ridgeline.. The temps inside the hammock sock work well in conjunction with the PeaPod. The cold winds do not rob your body of its heat. You stay warm. I really like this system.

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    Good to know it works well, JoggerJohn. When this next cold snap hits us, I will try the new IX insulated sock with the PeaPod... supposed to be 15*F tomorrow night. I've been testing IX only the last few nights.

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