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    blue pad and emergency blanket combo?

    going out real soon for my first hammock hang and brrr its cold! its day time mid 40's and night low 30's would a wally world blue pad and emergency blanket and my sleeping bag thats rated down to 20*
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    I'd rather be too warm than not warm enough. You may want to take an extra blanket with you or do a cheap underquilt out of a walmart sleeping bag...

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    If $$$ is a factor, you can take a second blue pad and duct tape them together. The blue pad/ emergency blanket combo may work, though. But, as stated, too warm is better than too cold.
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    You could probably do 30 with that, but it would be pushing it. IMO. I have done 30 in a WM bag and a CCF pad and I wasn't freezing, but could've been more comfortable.

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    stay well hydrated - it helps keep the body warm
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowAlpha View Post
    stay well hydrated - it helps keep the body warm
    Yeah, but then I have to get up at 3am when it's "Holy Cow it's cold!" outside to relieve myself...

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    does reflectix work? I heard stuff about condensation, but.. if i out it under the blue pad would that prevent condensation?
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    Reflectix works similarly to a blue pad I'm told. Might be useful to put a piece sideways under the pad, but extended out so it covers your shoulders and hips. It'll definitely add to your warmth.

    How low? You're asking the wrong guy... I haven't seen below freezing very often.
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    I used a thermarest z-lite pad and a 20* bag down to 28* the other weekend and was pretty comfortable. I had on a few layers of clothes as well. The only problem I had was cold feet.

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    so would there be a solution to my problem in pad form? or am i going to butcher a sleeping bag and make a UQ.
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