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  1. #11
    Moderator raiffnuke's Avatar
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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Senior Member lostinthewuds's Avatar
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    First,welcome to the forum!

    Second, I have used a walmart CCF blue waffle pad and a piece of reflectex in my DIY double layer hammock. I've used this set up down to 26* and was plenty warm. I'm not sure which kind of bubble wrap you're thinking about but I know reflectex works well.

    lost
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    Member flailer's Avatar
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    Yes !!!

    Thanks for the warm welcomes!!!!

    And Thanks too for the responses - All the responses have been right on target .... and properly redirecting my question towards the key attributes, rather than what i was focusing on...

    i managed to camp for about 6 weeks last spring/summer/fall, and this year's plans are for the same, maybe more

    After some thought have no doubt that my hammock will often be "base-camp". So weight and packability (if that's a word) come in a distance second to comfort in sleeping, roominess, and high-functionally.

    My sleep is important to me. i'm not gunna skimp $$ and sleep poorly. Also, i dont wanna do some kind of test-runs on poor designs, and there-by reject hammocking as "THE SUPERIOR" (huge grins) option.

    I'm watching, and reading, and learning, and have had to stop myself 5 times from just picking up the phone and ordering. Both the WB's and the HH are very attractive to me. Darker forest colors and camo are appreciated too

    leering, drooling, and peaking under the tarps continues)

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    Member flailer's Avatar
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    as a total noob, it seems to me:

    - HH is the premium brand, particularly if weight is a primary concern, and comfort a close second. (packability another advantage)

    - WBBB is the premium product/brand if comfort comes first, and weight takes a back-seat to hanging/sleeping comfort and in-sling usability.

    - Quilts, UQ and TQ, are premium add-ons, and are limited to hammock use, not functional for the times one is forced to ground-sleep. Between that, and the $$, they are not for me.

    p.s. rats, i missed out on an opportunity to buy a used beginners' rig.

    thanks again for such a GREAT forum !!!!!!!!!!

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    Welcome to the higher side of camping. I know there is a lot to grasp just starting out, but you found the right place to start here at HF. My suggestion would be find a member or two in your area or go to a hang close to you and check out people's gear. We all love to show and talk about camping and gear.

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