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    Talking Hello hangning buddies!

    Hello all,
    I have been inspired from Shug's videos to try hammock camping. I recently had some knee surgery this past year and wanted to get back into backpacking. After evaluating my gear, I thought about lightening my gear but didnt want to sleep on the ground. So I found you guys and I just completed my setup.

    Last night I slept in my backyard between my guava and orange tree. Temp was around 49*F.

    ENO Pronest Hammock
    Eno Profly Tarp
    My suspension system consist of 3/4 inch webbing using 2 descending rings as a buckle
    Kelty Light Year 40*xp
    -I just got this bag in the long. It weighs 2lbs 1oz, I am only 5' 5" and setup the sleepingbag around the hammock. the Light Year series has a zipper foot vent that allows this.

    Overall I was comfortable but need to make more insulation happening between the hammock and bottom portion on the sleeping bag wrap. I tried using a space blanket but still got cold butt. I will try using my Big Agnes pad for insulation tonight.

    Let me know what you guys think of the setup and any suggestions would be great.

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    New Member Nathan H's Avatar
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    Hey there alphaqlater, welcome aboard from another Newbie based in the UK

    I use a closed cell foam mat, and so far..... have not been cold

    I have a DD Travel Hammock
    A Softie 12 Sleeping bag
    A UK Army Issue Goretex Bivvy Bag
    And a NATO Issue Closed Cell Foam mat

    Seems to work fine for me

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    Welcome to the forum Al
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    Senior Member babelfish5's Avatar
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    Hello Alphaqlater,

    Welcome to the forums. Sounds like you have a good setup. I'm with Nathan H and think a closed cell matt would really help out. Another thing you may want to consider is a weather shield. The Jacks - R - Better weather shield or Dri-Ducks poncho would add another 5-10 degrees of warmth as well.

    I would start with the closed cell matt 1st though.
    "Once you start down the Dark Path, forever will it dominate your destiny." - Yoda


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    Thanks for the advice and good to see some consistency on the forum. I'll be trying it again tonight with my z-lite pad.

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