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    If you had a double layer hammock you could stick it in there and no sliding problem...
    but if not.......

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gx38go8-Ig8

    If you can manage it i would be impressed

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomsawyer222 View Post
    If you had a double layer hammock you could stick it in there and no sliding problem...
    but if not.......

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gx38go8-Ig8

    If you can manage it i would be impressed
    You could also use some grip clips to hold the wool blanket in place inside your hammock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomsawyer222 View Post
    If you had a double layer hammock you could stick it in there and no sliding problem...
    but if not.......

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gx38go8-Ig8

    If you can manage it i would be impressed
    I hope that guy never needs to get up and moving fast wrapped up like that. He's wrapped up in there better than a burrito.
    "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." - Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbmcghee View Post
    I hope that guy never needs to get up and moving fast wrapped up like that. He's wrapped up in there better than a burrito.
    Yeah but i truly wonder how well that wrapping is working out for him..

    Generally all the wool blankets i have seen are too thick for grip clips but maybe the blanket could stretch some

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    I've had really good luck with a wool blanket from Pendelton on the inside of my single layer hammock. It doesn't compress at all, so it would be hard to carry backpacking, but for nights around the house or car camping, I prefer that to CCF.

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    tie off two corners of the blanket to the ends of your hammock and fold the other two in.

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    I have a wool shirt with a Gore Windstopper lining. It is crazy warm. Warm, to the point that it is unwearable on all but the coldest of days.

    A layer of Tyvek sewn to the outside of a wool blanket might prove surprising.
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    generally the advantage to wool is that it breaths so well which allows it too be used in a large temperature range adding tyvek or the windstopper membrain kinda defeats that....

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomsawyer222 View Post
    generally the advantage to wool is that it breaths so well which allows it too be used in a large temperature range adding tyvek or the windstopper membrain kinda defeats that....
    Maybe, but it lowers the floor of that range substantially, and might be a comfortable alternative to pads. I'm gonna try it, anyway. The cost is minimal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbmcghee View Post
    Granted, you wouldn't want it for a long haul trek due to its weight but has anyone tried a wool blanket as bottom insulation in the same fashion you would lay on a pad? Or if you have some ability, you could try a wool UQ.

    Like I said, its weight keeps it out of the pack for long hauls except for possible wool diehards. However, a wool blanket is pretty cheap and bulletproof. When wet it still provides something like 90% of its insulating value and it can multitask. Also it won't take a spark from a campfire unlike nylon that instantly light your butt up.
    OK, I'll start by saying, I shouldn't even really be posting this as I don't own a hammock yet, and haven't had the chance to try one in an overnight situation so I'm not speaking with any experience, BUT, with that said - I do quilt....

    Has anyone considered quilt batting? There are several options other than the fluffy white stuff that first comes to mind (cotton, wool, silk, bamboo). It can be easily cut to desired size, and is generally quite lightweight, yet very warm, and inexpensive. Of course it could be sandwiched between some nylon, but if it's inside the hammock that may not be necessary, wouldn't be waterproof if you didn't though.

    As for the 'slippage' - I have no idea without actually trying it. If you work with a cotton batting (think super thin) you could sew little patches of some sort of non-slip item to one side of the batting in 3 or 4 key areas - like maybe the shelf-liner non-slip stuff (again, super light weight).

    I'm leaning toward a Warbonnet blackbird - at 5'1" I'm wondering if I could get one made slightly shorter, don't need the length and extra weight. Haven't found any, but are there 'petite' size/weight hammocks?

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