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    Senior Member T- Minus's Avatar
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    Don't eat 4hours before dark and have your set up completed 2hrs before sleep. Cool off by taking a camp shower and changing clothes into something dry and light. Also position tarp to catch the wind unless rain or storming, A nice funnel can be nice or duel porch mode if no air movement. Having quilts in standby also helps stay cooler and deploy them if needed.
    Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
    Helen Keller

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    I go to the lake and find some shade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T- Minus View Post
    Don't eat 4hours before dark and have your set up completed 2hrs before sleep. Cool off by taking a camp shower and changing clothes into something dry and light. Also position tarp to catch the wind unless rain or storming, A nice funnel can be nice or duel porch mode if no air movement. Having quilts in standby also helps stay cooler and deploy them if needed.
    And if you don't have a shower or short on water, a damp rag on your forehead does wonders.


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    The hammock is HOW I beat the heat: get me the hell out of that hot, stuffy, upstairs apartment where even having A/C on doesn't help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backoff View Post
    Same problem here. I wish I didnt need the bug net as its much cooler without it but even with Sawyer Permetrin coated the skeeters still get ya through the hammock. A combo of Sawyer and a thermocell keeps them at bay but it is still very warm unless there is a good breeze. I like it really cold so its tough for me to sleep through the night at all. Thinking of just getting an indoor hook just so I can get more used to the hammock in ideal conditions. You know, A/C going and a big fan. Maybe the TV going watching Shug youtube videos.
    If you hang a gear hammock under you, but inside the bug-net, the skeeters can't get at your back side.

    Alternatively, if you're using a built in bug-net as on the Chameleon, your UQ will help in this regard too. It might seem counter-intuitive to use an Underquilt when too hot, but usually you end up chilled in the wee hours anyway, and heat rises. I use an UQ year round, switching to my summer quilt. But I stash my TQ at the foot for the hottest portion of the summer and generally I'm comfortable like that, but then, I'm used to not having A/C.

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    USB fan and a small powerbank on the ridgeline... scroll down in this article I did to see a picture of the one I use. Works great.
    https://moosenutfalls.wordpress.com/...hangtime-hook/

    R3l@x is going to bring his ice/fan insulated "swamp cooler" to the Harold Park SF hang this coming weekend. I'll try to grab a couple of shots of that!
    >> Onward thru the fog...>>
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    I sleep inside my house, A/C, fan, no bugs... perfect!!!


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    Camping in Texas heat, this is how I do it, as viewed from my Sparrow

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    camp in the winter.
    “I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news”
    ― John Muir

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    Create your own cool!

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