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    Stacking underquilts

    Hello all,

    I am thinking about my first winter camping trip with my hammock and I have two underquilts. One is a 30 degree and the other is a 40 degree. Any thoughts on if I stack these, how far down in temp I may be good for? Thanks...

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    This should help

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    Stacking underquilts

    Not sure what lowest temperature you will be comfortable, stacking your 30 and 40 degree underquilts.
    Shug has a good video on stacking underquilts

    If your setup is optimal with no large gaps, Im guessing you will be ok at 20 degrees
    There is no guarantee
    Avoiding gaps and getting full loft with both quilts, at same time is a skill that I dont presently have
    I stack my 20 and zero degree underquilts, with 20 closest to hammock and zero on outside, furthest from hammock. I do this to avoid smashing zero underquilt, since its doing the most work. And I do smash the 20 underquilt, losing some but not all of its insulation value.
    At least this way Ive probably lessened the odds of having air gaps
    If you will watch Shugs video and practice in your backyard, correct setup, then you will get the most out of your insulation
    Did you say Wisconsin? Always have a plan Bas in bail. B near your car, you can always get in your car and run engine. B ready to add wood to your campfire and chill out until sunrise. And there are more ways to beat the cold!
    Good luck
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    https://support.enlightenedequipment...-Sleep-Systems. This chart from Enlightened Equipment is a good starting point, but it also depends on your TQ rating, if you have a tarp with doors, a hex or a diamond, how windy it is, if you sleep warm or cold and so on. Generally speaking though, you should be good down to 0 with that combo, and looking back through previous threads on this topic confirms this :

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ng-underquilts
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ng-Underquilts
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...0-Stacking-UQs
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    I did a video on that subject. May give some insight.
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    I had good success stacking my Climashield underquilt from AHE over my Cedar Ridge Outdoors UP synthetic quilt, kept me warm down into the single digits last month. If you look closely, you'll be able to see the corner of the CRO quilt sticking out.

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    Thanks Shug, you are the reason I went on my first solo backpacking trip last fall. Thank you. Can't wait from my spring trip - I am hooked!

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    Thanks, this is helpful. I am going to experiment a few nights in my backyard to gain some confidence and experience

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    Those Hudson backyards have been pretty chilly the last few days!

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    I would say 20f is safe. I figure my 20 and 40 to be good for 15f. 0 and 20f good to -35f
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