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    Non Quilt Underquilt

    New hanger here. I have convinced myself I am going to love it, so I have planned out my purchases, gotten started and jumped right in.

    I am getting a Trail Lair in 1.6W and a UQP. I will use that to hang indoors on my Turtledog stand through the rest of the winter to practice with the different variations and equipment and build up my gear. The very next thing on my list is a good UQ. I've been talking with the vendors and getting my questions answered and getting ready to order that but as you know dpending on who I end up ordering from it could take a while for it to arrive.

    What I have been trying to find, unsuccessfully, is if there is a reasonable way to get started hanging while waiting for the UQ to arrive without having to go out and buy anything extra.

    I will only be hanging indoors where the thermostat is set at 68. So reasonably, it will never get below 65 where I am hanging.

    Could I simply take the blanket or quilt off my bed and put it between the UQP and the hammock? I realize this is very stopgap, but I'm hoping that for an indoor hang that would provide enough insulation to avoid CBS and keep me from having to go out and buy a pad I won't use after I get my UQ or another temporary measure no matter how cheap.

    Thanks all for your help and advice.

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    Indoors? Just toss a blanket inside.

    If you have an underquilt protector on hand, as you indicated, you can put a blanket between the hammock and protector assuming you can snug the protector up well enough to hold the blanket in place. Costco down throws work really well for filling voids.

    You can also hang a blanket underneath the hammock by simply attaching some static cordage to the 4 corners of the blanket (and possibly the center too). The ol' knot-around-a-pebble trick works just fine for that.

    Or do nothing. At 68F, it just isn't a big deal.

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    Thanks, this was my initial plan, but as I researched it here, everytime someone asked about indoor insulation the almost universal answer was get a UQ. So I was hoping people would say that the blanket would work until the UQ gets here.

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    If you have a camping pad use that until......https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...PBkH55Ns90zkAu
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    I've been full-time over 5 years, and don't get rid of the UQ until it's 75 or so. I don't think I'm an especially cold sleeper, either.

    It's really easy to improvise an UQ from a full-size regular quilt, blanket, etc. All the complication comes from trying to minimize bulk and weight and drafts and to hit really low temp ratings, all of which is mostly irrelevant indoors. Think of the quilt like a hammock: gather each end and tie off. Doesn't need to be super strong anything since not load bearing. Then use shock cord to suspend snug underneath.
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