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    Eliminating breath condensation on top quilt

    Awhile back Shug mentioned hooking a piece of fleece to the ridgeline above his face to catch breath condensation from collecting on the top quilt. I tried this last weekend on an overnighter. The low temp was only about 25F but breath condensation is still an issue at those temps particularly from the nose since your nose angles down toward the top quilt. I tied the corner of a bandana on the ridgeline of my traveler hammock and then tucked the bottom of it into my balaclava at my chin. The results were excellent! The bandana was soaked in the morning but I had zero condensation on my top quilt which was great! I don't move around much in the hammock when I sleep so this method worked great for me and I'll for sure be doing this on all cold weather trips from now on. Thanks for the tip Shug!

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    Thanks for posting!
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    I tried this a few weeks back with great success too! It's one of those "this is so simple, why didn't I think of it!" things. Shug's video, amongst the wealth of info on this site, have been of real help.

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    Hey pizza .... I too have been happy waking up with a dry TQ .......glad the bib thing worked out for you too.
    Thankee for the shout-out.
    We should hit the trail again sometime>>>>>>>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    We should hit the trail again sometime>>>>>>>
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    Absolutely!

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    First I have to learn how to sew (well, I knew that!), ... then I have to spend lots of time in Joann Fabrics, ... now I have to wear a bib to sleep? Y'all are turning me into a big sissy!!!

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    Thanks much pizza for your efforts and conclusions. Experience!!! such a good teacher

    Shug be the man, what an inspirational guy, talents and ideas galore. Thank you Shug.

    I'll be trying out a DIY frost grabber tomorrow if all goes well. I have my bridge hung, did a trial hang a few weeks ago and am ready for a second shot at it. Temps are suppose to be in the single digits and will test my abilities.

    Here are some photos of what I had sewn up yesterday. Six segments with fringe that will hold max amount of frost. The fringe will act like small fingers reaching out to grab all they can Material is Maldden Mills fleece. Suppose to be pil resistant when washed. (we'll see.)

    The piece is 20" in diameter.



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    A thought.........

    I wonder if a wicking tee shirt, with just your head through the neck hole and the hem clipped to the ridgeline with suspender clips would work as well as a custom-fabricated device?

    Just thinkin out loud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stovemandan View Post
    Thanks much pizza for your efforts and conclusions. Experience!!! such a good teacher

    Shug be the man, what an inspirational guy, talents and ideas galore. Thank you Shug.

    I'll be trying out a DIY frost grabber tomorrow if all goes well. I have my bridge hung, did a trial hang a few weeks ago and am ready for a second shot at it. Temps are suppose to be in the single digits and will test my abilities.

    Here are some photos of what I had sewn up yesterday. Six segments with fringe that will hold max amount of frost. The fringe will act like small fingers reaching out to grab all they can Material is Maldden Mills fleece. Suppose to be pil resistant when washed. (we'll see.)

    The piece is 20" in diameter.



    Such is life.................

    My daughter changed my plans

    She will go into the hospital tomorrow to have an ultrasound that will determine if a "c" section will be necessary or induced labor to deliver my "grandson"

    My wife and I will be leaving this evening to arrive in Kenosha, WI to be with her family for next 4 days so we can babysit our 2 grandaughters

    Hammock hanging will have to wait.

    Just a note:

    The frost grabber will hang from above not lay flat on my face without support.
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    I got good results from draping a 3' square silk bandana under my chin, and over the TQ. I don't have a ridgeline, but it worked well just the same.
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