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    I need advice on cold weather gear

    I'm a noob from central Idaho, McCall to be exact. I have an ENO DoubleNest and that's it. The summer doesn't last very long up here so I was wondering what type of gear combinations you would suggest for cold weather. I don't plan on going to hang in extreme cold, but I would like to camp in it next year. I am also more of a Do-it-Yourself person, so if you have any plans that would be awesome.

    I have done a little research and I'm thinking a peapod and topquilt. I was thinking of making the lining of the footbox on the topquilt out of fleece. As for a tarp I am going to make a blackbishop BlackCat tarp.

    Again, any input or advice is greatly appreciated.
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    Sounds like you got it bud.. lookin forward to pics of your projects.. wind protection can't be overrated
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    New Member ineedpaintball's Avatar
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    What do you use? And do you have any pics of it all setup?
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    I did a whole series on hammock camping....cold weather included!
    May give some insight..... http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=15516
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    Shug- I watched your YouTube videos, they are what got me wanting to go hammock camping. I think the topquilt and bottomquilt setup would be a pain to keep in place. I like the simplicity of the peapod better, especially after watching the video of you sleeping in one in your backyard at -17.
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    I did 3 blogs on my experiences with winter hammocking and hiking:

    http://watermonkey.net/category/winter-hiking/

    If bulk and weight are no concern for you then peapod the hell out of it. I dont think you need a top quilt with a pod.
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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ineedpaintball View Post
    Shug- I watched your YouTube videos, they are what got me wanting to go hammock camping. I think the topquilt and bottomquilt setup would be a pain to keep in place. I like the simplicity of the peapod better, especially after watching the video of you sleeping in one in your backyard at -17.
    It is actually a sleeping bag and not a real Peapod...works like a champ.
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    Yeah I know... My sleeping bag isn't rated as cold as yours tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ineedpaintball View Post
    Shug- I watched your YouTube videos, they are what got me wanting to go hammock camping. I think the topquilt and bottomquilt setup would be a pain to keep in place. I like the simplicity of the peapod better, especially after watching the video of you sleeping in one in your backyard at -17.

    I have both an UQ and TQ from Hammock Gear. No problem at all with keeping them in place. I have not had the nerve to try a DIY quilt. Good Luck with yours. Tried to convert a sleeping bag into a peapod, a pain in the butt to get into and out of. If you try this method, make sure that your sleeping bag has plenty of room/width to start with. I think that was the downfall of mine.
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