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    Have you tested the SuperShelter? Are you bringing along anything else for bottom insulation? I'd be surprised if the SS alone keeps you warm for mid-March temps...but that's another thread!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Birchbark View Post
    Departing Springer Mountain mid-March with HH and SuperShelter (should I be afraid?).

    Good luck all!
    Be afraid, be very afraid. I'll be out there about that time. I agree with Jeff. I would be very cold with just that.

    I am planning on taking my DIY hammock, hammock sock, JRB nest, 1/2 in. ccp, and 20 ish degree bag. I need that plus my clothing to make it into single digits.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    If your pack can afford the space, toss in a 3/4 length CCF pad, $7 at wally world. Worst case you can send it home or hiker box it if you find you don't need it. Should you be afraid? dunno, this is one of those subjects that is YMMV
    I'm going April 1st or there abouts with a JRB Nest, CCF pad and a 30 degree bag. With this combo I've been down to 20 degrees (16 w/wind chill) now with no problem.

    Get out and test it out for a night or two, I was worried about my 'cold weather setup' until I got out and tested it for myself.

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    name:Gray
    trail name: Fat Man Walkingtrail:
    AT: NOBO starting at Daleville, VA heading up to Swift Run Gap, SNP.
    Start Date: Either last week of July & First week of August or Last week of August & First week of September
    type of hammock: HH Ultralite Explorer Asym.

    Going when I do, I know that it will be cooler (55 tp 65) in the higher elevations and that I won't need a whole lot of extra insulation but, I am trying to get my arms around just exactly what I will need.

    Right now I am thinking about just the under cover and underpad but am wondering if I may need more. I will be a virgin hanger this trip.

    Have had a very restful nap in the back yard already on one of our warmer days with only the hammock.

    Any advice greatly appreciated.

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    Welcome to the site.

    What helped me the most was just doing as much backyard testing as I could. I had to bail indoors a few times when I was starting out. It is the safest way to know how cold you can go.

    Post your whole setup and we will try to offer some advice the best we can.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Springer to Maine
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    Homemade hammock, pad, SPE, tarp, G4 pack
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    Approximately 25 lbs. fully loaded
    I've slept in this setup at 30 degrees and was comfortable all night, I only felt coolness towards my feet in the morning.
    Last edited by Gypsy"04"; 01-23-2007 at 00:14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gypsy"04" View Post
    Springer to Maine
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    Homemade hammock, pad, SPE, tarp, G4 pack
    20 degree bag
    Approximately 25 lbs. fully loaded
    I'm planning on starting that Sunday. See you out there.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    I was just today thinking of starting on Sunday instead of Saturday, just to avoid the Saturday crowd.

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    I'm not too worried about the crowd. My main reason is that I am going to spend the weekend with a friend in Atlanta that I haven't seen in a while first.

    If you start sunday I will be the guy on the Approach trail wearing a backpack and carrying trekking poles.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    I'm not too worried about the crowd. My main reason is that I am going to spend the weekend with a friend in Atlanta that I haven't seen in a while first.

    If you start sunday I will be the guy on the Approach trail wearing a backpack and carrying trekking poles.
    with or without hiking boots
    p.s might want to try pants and a shirt this time of year ehehehehhe.
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