Last edited by quigleyman; 06-03-2012 at 22:54.
Okay, another question guys. Does anyone have actual experience using a space blanket under their hammock draped like an UQ? The quality tarp kind (5'x7') I mean. In theory it will block wind and reflect body heat, but how well does it ACTUALLY do the job? It is already a permanent item in my kit anyway, so if I can multitask it, great.
Just got back from a rainy overnighter in the berkshires of western mass. It got down to the mid forty's and I was toasty warm .I used my DIY poncho liner UQ. Again,I can get mine compressed down to a little larger than a liter Nalgene bottle using a Sea to Summit Event comp sack.Hope this helps.
Condensation as the temps drop, seem to be the major problem with space blankets. Some it's not a problem, for some it could be dangerous, depending on temp ranges, and user expertise.
I used just the poncho liner UQ. On the inside of my hammock I used my MountainHardwear 45 deg lamina synthetic bag. I open it up and use it as a blanket. I do plan on getting a down UQ. Mainly for the weight and compactness.Peace
nice. Im using a PLUQ and I have a swiss military fleece sleeping bag liner. (its THICK..a bag unto itself) I can go down close to freezing if I put my tarp in "winter" mode.
I paid $15 for 3 of them through sportsmans guide. They are amazing.