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    Senior Member affreeman's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Cold Feet......if your not wearing your parks but it over the hammock foot end. works great.
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    A great idea, but not workable on a hammock with netting attached, like a Hennessy or Blackbird.

    I always have a down jacket with me, either a very light down liner in the summer, or a heavier, warmer down jacket in colder weather, and have often thought it would be the perfect answer for use as bottom insulation under my lower legs and feet, allowing me to use a 3/4 underquilt. I envision something made of netting and a bit of elastic to be used to hold a jacket up against the bottom of the hammock, like a mini UQ. Even in the case shown in your photo, it would seem more efficient to keep all of the down jacket under the hammock where it is needed, since your TQ provides the needed top insulation to your feet.

    I am not a DIY gear maker so don't really know how easy or difficult something like this would be, but to my uninformed mind it seems like it would be rather easy. Judging by the plethora of ideas and innovations I see here at HF, I'm guessing somebody has probably tried this and knows why it is not practical, but I haven't come across the reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazilla View Post
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    Nice area and nice report! Thanks
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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    I just did do it on a -1º trip in my Blackbird but I have the netting flipped back....so it can be done. Now I am not so sure about a Hennessy as I don't have one.
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    Originally Posted by Shug
    Cold Feet......if your not wearing your parka but it over the hammock foot end. works great.
    Shug the Warm-footed.
    Quote Originally Posted by affreeman View Post
    A great idea, but not workable on a hammock with netting attached, like a Hennessy or Blackbird.

    I always have a down jacket with me, either a very light down liner in the summer, or a heavier, warmer down jacket in colder weather, and have often thought it would be the perfect answer for use as bottom insulation under my lower legs and feet, allowing me to use a 3/4 underquilt. I envision something made of netting and a bit of elastic to be used to hold a jacket up against the bottom of the hammock, like a mini UQ. Even in the case shown in your photo, it would seem more efficient to keep all of the down jacket under the hammock where it is needed, since your TQ provides the needed top insulation to your feet.

    I am not a DIY gear maker so don't really know how easy or difficult something like this would be, but to my uninformed mind it seems like it would be rather easy. Judging by the plethora of ideas and innovations I see here at HF, I'm guessing somebody has probably tried this and knows why it is not practical, but I haven't come across the reason.
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    How about just having a piece of ripstop with some suspension attached like a UQ but no insulation of its own. Rig it up at the foot end, lay your jacket out in it and snug it up?

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    Great report. I think you just sold me on the 20* Phoenix. I would rather have a little too much then not enough. Plus I do not like having to sleep in a lot of clothing. Thanks for the great report again!

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