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    Has anyone tried this ? another newb question

    Hey there folks

    I have some super thick industriel garbage bags that would fit the whole length of my hammock I was thinking of using it as a vapor barrier...I'm pretty sure someone tried this just wondering how it worked out?


    Thanks in advance !

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    In real cold temps vapor barriers work but they feel yucky.

    I use them in my boots in an emergency but wouldn't make them part of my regular sleep system
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    Are you going out when it's in the teens, or below zero?

    I wouldn't use a vapor barrier until it's well below freezing. There's another thread about "cold yucky back" you should have a look at. Some vendors sell a vapor barrier liner to use inside sleeping bags - in sub-zero (F) temps, to keep your body moisture from getting into the insulation and staying there. Remember that you are a source of a LOT of moisture and anything between you and the barrier will get WET.

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    I used a large plastic bag in 22 degree weather a month or so ago.

    There is a video that shows my setup in this thread. http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=24399

    Basically here is what I did:

    Grand Trunk UL hung very close to the ground.
    Space Blanket inside of hammock.
    Ridge Rest pad on top of that.
    I slept in a zero degree mummy bag.
    Another space blanket hung on a ridge line. (Close as possible to reflect heat back.)
    Then I used the plastic bag as a "sock" to cover the entire set up.

    The sock prevented any wind from reaching me and acted as a light weight tarp in case of rain/dew.

    I did not experience any issues with condensation and I slept warm all night.

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    Thanks everyone ...where I'm located is a bit of a toss up could be sleeping in the 2 degrees and before morning can drop to minus 5 or 10 so its a tuffy ...I'm going to try different things in the backyard before I go do ......Thanks again everyone for all your help

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