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    Talking First Hang

    Hey guys, Thought I'd let you know about my first real experience with my new setup in the outdoors rather than my backyard hangs. I went with 4 other buddies to Azusa Canyon overnight, where we also hiked to "The Bridge to Nowhere" after setting up camp.
    The Setup:
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    Kelty Light Year XP 40*F Pull up bag.

    Anticipating it would drop into the 40s I setup the tarp at a fairly low pitch as we were pretty close to the creek. I setup another ridgeline to hang gear and attach my shockcord from my pull up sleeping bag. To add more warmth, I hung a small tent foot print over me from the ridgeline, this easily added about 10* of warmth.I tried sleeping without the footprint above me, and it was too cold. I also had an original space blanket as a ground cloth to make it easier to get in and out from the damp sandy ground.

    Overall: I was pretty warm, I checked my thermometer throughout the night and the low was 37*F. I did feel a slight coolness on my back but nothing bothersome. I think a proper hammock sock would have been more efficient keeping more warmth in.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on a Hammock Sock? Any suggestions on how to go about making one?

    Ps. My friends were envious of my setup and are thinking of getting their own setup. I thank you guys for contributing some awesome information on the forums, without you guys, I would've been cold. Thanks!
    I will be editing a video of my trip and post it ASAP!

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    First hangs are always so much fun. Esp. when you have friends wanting your setup. Nice job! Just Jeff has pictures of hammock socks on his page. I also found this thread by NCPatrick.
    Last edited by HappyCamper; 04-12-2010 at 06:56.
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    Thanks HappyCamper. I will put those designs in my future project. Time to figure out how my mom's sewing machine works.

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    An admirable first hang!
    Best wishes for MANY more
    Tom

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    I just LOVE it when folks just DO IT! By trying things out, you learn what works, what you wish for and gain huge points for initiative!!

    Way to go!
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    have any other comments on the kelty bag you used? ive been eye balling that bag for a bit..great first hang .next time you see your pals they will have a hammock .. you watch.. keep us posted on your ventures..

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    I use the long version even though I am 5'4 so I can keep the bottom of the footbox closed at the end and pull the bag above my head. The length of the bag is almost as long as the whole hammock. Im thinking about getting the 20* version for winter camping. BTW, my bag is about 2lbs!!!

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    Thanks Tom!

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    Good on you ..... and just stay at it!!!!
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