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    My inexpensive sleep system used with my hammock.

    What's up guys, just thought I would drop this here to show off my sleep system used when hammock hiking/camping/backpacking. I am going to do a duplicate set up for my bug out bag because I like it so much and it's so lightweight. I don't do the large, usually over priced top/bottom quilts or the $300+ sleeping bags. My set up(not counting the hammock) cost me around $60 when I purchased it. The quick mods were just that, quick and very inexpensive. Check it out and let me know what you think.

    https://youtu.be/HuOA2hPkY-o

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    sidneyhornblower's Avatar
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    That's a fairly inexpensive and robust system, using a poncho liner inside the SOL bivy. Lots of people swear by that SOL bivy. I did something similar to your poncho liner mod, though instead of velco to hold the foot end together I put in a drawstring. I've used it twice in August and it's fine down to about 60 or so, though I used an underquilt one night because I use it more as a very cheap summer top quilt than as a sleeping bag.

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    In my opinion this might suffice for a night or 2 in very mild conditions. Throw in some rain, some cool weather, bugs, etc and most people will discover very quickly that some of those 'overpriced' quilts, along with a decent tarp and bug net, are worth their weight in gold... and likely more than that after several hours of teeth-chattering cold.

    I'll never forget the most miserable night of my life in Aug, 1981 (summer, right?) in Shining Rock Wilderness NC, suffering horribly with inadequate gear in a cold fog that was relentlessly sucking the energy out of me, shivering for hours and hours and not getting a wink of sleep. Things like this tend to give one a new and very different perspective!
    UL, because nobody ever asks "How can I make my pack heavier?"

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    Inexpensive, simple and effective, I like it!! Just ordered 2 of the SOL bivies one for this camping season and one for the BOB. Great video btw.

    Jim

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