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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    I agree with qpens. An underquilt is vastly more comfortable IMO. But, $7 or $8 for a walmart blue pad or $200+ for an underquilt could make a difference if you're on a budget. If you have the $$ by all means get a UQ!

    As far as making them, well, maybe not a great first project. They aren't too terribly difficult; they just require something I'm still working on: patience. There are directions for the Potomac or KAQ here if you're feelin frisky.
    with a double bottom hammock you cant feel the pad,extremely comfy,warm,and cheap neo
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    Quote Originally Posted by neo View Post
    with a double bottom hammock you cant feel the pad,extremely comfy,warm,and cheap neo

    I know; I just can't make myself buy another hammock right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neo View Post
    with a double bottom hammock you cant feel the pad,extremely comfy,warm,and cheap neo

    Where do double bottom hammocks come from? This sounds like something that might be easy to make. Perhaps I could slip polyfill between the layers, or what are the things you might slip in there?

    Jonathan

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    neo is a huge fan of the Claytor hammocks. In fact, I think he just ordered one without a net for $30; don't know if it was a double bottom or not. warbonnetguy also made a post a couple of weeks back about 2 double bottom hammocks he made for someone that backed-out when it came time to pay. He might still have those available.

    Careful, you'll end-up having to build an addition to your house so you have more closet space for your hammocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    neo is a huge fan of the Claytor hammocks. In fact, I think he just ordered one without a net for $30; don't know if it was a double bottom or not. warbonnetguy also made a post a couple of weeks back about 2 double bottom hammocks he made for someone that backed-out when it came time to pay. He might still have those available.

    Careful, you'll end-up having to build an addition to your house so you have more closet space for your hammocks.
    i think you would need several thousand to need more than a single closet to hold the hammocks (unless you are including the underquilts or are hanging them up)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bootstrap View Post
    Where do double bottom hammocks come from? This sounds like something that might be easy to make. Perhaps I could slip polyfill between the layers, or what are the things you might slip in there?

    Jonathan
    this here is what i use neo

    http://www.mosquitohammock.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by kohburn View Post
    (unless you are including the underquilts or are hanging them up)
    Not yet.
    I'm going to need a much better job before I can start 'collecting' UQs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Not yet.
    I'm going to need a much better job before I can start 'collecting' UQs.
    cheaper to "collect them" if you have time to make them

    i have a feeling i'm going to try making a bridge hammock before an UQ incase i decide i like the bridge more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Careful, you'll end-up having to build an addition to your house so you have more closet space for your hammocks.
    I get it. Y'all sleep outside to make room for more hammocks in the house ... probably explains the origins of hammock camping ...

    Jonathan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bootstrap View Post
    I slept out last night with a hammock for the very first time in my life, I suppose it hit 40 degrees or so. I was using a 20 degree sleeping bag, a space blanket, a wool blanket and a therm-a-rest, with rain pants, a shirt, and a fleece cap. And I wasn't cold, but I wasn't particularly warm either - on the ground, I would have been sweating.

    So what do you use to stay warm at 40 degrees? 30 degrees? 20 degrees? What's the coldest you would go down to with a Hammock? At what point to you lower your hammock to near the ground and pack stuff around it?

    Jonathan

    P.S., Aside from the temperature, it was very comfortable. It did take a little while to get over a feeling of being vulnerable, but that didn't bother me by morning.
    The minority voice around here: I just use Hennessy's Super Shelter ( one HH OCF underpad and space blanket) and I'm usually fine between 30 and 40, assuming adequate bag on top. By adding various cheap light items underneath, I can do the high teens, lowest I've had a chance to test so far. I probably would have a JRB or KAQ or Speer under quilt, except I didn't know any better and got the SS when I made my first HH purchase. But on the plus side, it's a fair bit cheaper than a down UQ, maybe a bit lighter ( not much ) and maybe getting it wet is not quite as much of a worry. And for me, so far, it has gotten the job done. And I hear the SS over cover does wonders, though I have never used it. I might buy one for this winter.

    Although, I now have a netless Safari plus a JRB Bridge hammock on order. Other than pads, I have no way to insulate them. If I'm really crazy about that Bridge hammock, it looks like I'm going to be out a few more hundreds for some kind of UQ. Either that, or put up with pads. At least the JRB has a pad pocket. Who knows, maybe that will work as well as Neo's does. He certainly has no problems with a pad in his Claytor with pad pocket.
    Last edited by BillyBob58; 11-20-2007 at 15:44.

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