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  1. #21
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    I think rweb is onto something. Looking at your picture, it appears that your feet are pressing onto the right side of the hammock, completly off the underquilt.

    Good luck finding the solution.

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    Airgaps between the UQ and hammock, pressure on your calfs, wind, foot elevation...lots of factors. Already some good suggestions as to what you can do.

    For me the important thing are to:
    Make sure you are warm before going to bed by eating something and doing some activity like a short walk or even some jumping jacks. I find my feet warm up when I do this.
    Make sure your feet are dry so put on new dry socks. A Nalgene hot water bottle in a sock or sleeve of some kind works wonders for warming parts of your body. I use a reflectix cozy on mine and just enough heat bleeds from the lid to warm my foot area for hours.
    Make sure you block any wind or breeze. Covering the foot end as Shug shows in his video is great for blocking wind and for retaining any excess heat not trapped by your quilts. Alternately you could invest in an UQ protector or a winter sock.
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    I normally use 3/4 length UQs so my head and feet are not covered by the UQ. I use a Klymit PillowX for my head and throw my jacket down at the foot end of my hammock to place the foot end of my TQ on. I agree on not using tight fitting socks. I have also placed hand warmers in my front pant pockets as this places them over the femoral artery in the legs. I find the cloth material in the pockets is thick enough to keep the hand warmers from burning me but still let lots of heat thru.

    I have problems keeping a beanie on at night so I will often wrap / drape a spare shirt around my head for insulation leaving a small opening for air.
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    I always use the footpad which comes in handy to sit on too. It makes a world of difference as soon as you put your feet on. I use the pad from Arrowhead equipment.
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    I too have very very cold feet and tried everything but to my amazement I tried the no socks approach and it works. Once the temps fall below the 20 degree range I use a hot hands in my "Hot Box" pouch that is sewn in my LocoLibre top quilt. I love this option. Open a hot hand and pop it into the slot and no cold feet for me.

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