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    Hammock Socks

    Could somebody pleawe explain the function of a hammock sock in a hkammock setup?

    Noob here, trying to get some info.

    And here I thought me having regular ol' sock-socks was gonna be good enough...

    Thank you for your finormations!

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    Are they just a fomr of insulation, or do they serve another purpose? Do they replace a tarp set up?

    I assume they come in many shapes and sizes to fit the many dffierent shapes and sizes of hammocks?

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    Do you even need one unless ou're super hardcore?

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    I been lurkin' and studyin'... looks like a sock is inexpensive insulation, for boostin' yer underquilt in cold weather. Nuthin' about 'em in Shug's vids...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trapper View Post
    I been lurkin' and studyin'... looks like a sock is inexpensive insulation, for boostin' yer underquilt in cold weather. Nuthin' about 'em in Shug's vids...
    Firsta ll, thanks for the response!

    So it's more insulation than an alternative to a tarp? Okay, thanks much.

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    Does anyone have pics of how a sock fits over the hammoc? I think that would help me visualzie this better.

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    Hammock sock pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by SwingFromDeez View Post
    Does anyone have pics of how a sock fits over the hammoc? I think that would help me visualzie this better.
    Try these links...

    http://www.tothewoods.net/HomemadeGearHammockSock.html

    http://www.tothewoods.net/HomemadeGearTravelPod.html
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    Contact MacEntrye as well, he seems to have the sock thing down.

    Here is his web site http://www.mollymacpack.com/new.html

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    Never tried a full hammock sock myself but have tried just a dri-ducks poncho underneath the hammock which covers the whole bottom of the hammock and underquilt and that makes a very noticeable difference. I'm guessing it adds a 5 to 10 degree temp boost. I wonder if a full sock would maybe get too much condensation in cold weather?

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    hey i use a diy hammock sock out of a mummy bag, it is super warm b/c you are not compressing the insulation with your body weight, also if you have a thin bag liner in the hammock with you and the hammock sock around the hammock, it is substancially warmer.
    Dan

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