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    Another hammock as an underquilt?

    I have a spare hammock for newbie buddies to use: (Byer Parachute Traveller Hammock)
    http://www.rei.com/product/749499?vcat=REI_SEARCH

    Is there a way to turn this hammock into an underquilt to be used under my HH?

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    I don't know about making it into an underquilt, but you can hang it under you and put a pad in it or fill it with leaves as some people have done.

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    it's winter and I'm up in the mountains so I can't get no leaves :-)

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    You could still use it to hold a pad, but I imagine you'd have the same problems with getting the pad in the right position. It'd get all out of whack when you pushed it aside to enter.

    You might give some thought to those $35 no-net Claytors. They have a pad pocket and you don't really need the netting since it's winter and you're up in the mountains. Hammock shipped $35 + $5 Wallyworld blue pad = cheap warmth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aceatc View Post
    it's winter and I'm up in the mountains so I can't get no leaves :-)
    Look directly under your feet. (unless of course you're in a pine forest....in that case look for pine needles)

    Miguel

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    I suspect, where you are, those leaves are covered with snow. But if you could get at them and get them in a garbage bag ( aka Garlington insulator ), it would help. Or, a space blanket in that GI would help, but probably wouldn't be enough for your temps. But that plus a summer bag or a layer of Polarguard or Climashield might be interesting. What you should have with your extra hammock underneath would be about the same as my HH Undercover, except mine is SilNy and water/windproof. But I ahve had good results with all of the above, except I have never tried leaves. But this time of year down here, leaves would work great! They are everywhere, and dry.

    It's mainly just a matter of putting something down there, and then being able to tighten the undercover ( or hammock I suppose) up enough so that the insulation is just touching your back when you are in the hammock, with NO air gaps. If you can do this, you will be warm, assuming adequate thickness under you for the temps involved. And I can't think of a reason why a separate hammock would not work for this. In fact, I have often described my SuperShelter as simply a hammock for my hammock.

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    I would think a good sleeping bag would do it. As low of a rated bag as you have. You could also put some clothes in it too for insulation. Like was already mentioned, just make sure the insulation under you touches your back without being compressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miguel View Post
    Look directly under your feet. (unless of course you're in a pine forest....in that case look for pine needles)

    Miguel
    Under my feet is 2-3 feet of snow... I'm not digging through that for leaves... oh no sir and/or madam

    plus when I do dig down to the mountain floor I would find that evergreens don't drop leaves >.<
    Last edited by aceatc; 12-11-2007 at 22:55.

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    You can dig a snow trench and hang your hammock inside it...good windblock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    You can dig a snow trench and hang your hammock inside it...good windblock.
    Kinda like a hammock igloo.
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