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    Weather shield in fog

    With a 4 season tarp w doors closed would I need a weather shield to protect my UQ from fog?
    Ground=Cold+Hard+Wet

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    I doubt it.
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    I doubt it too, but fog can be insidious. The few times I've been out in it I was surprised at how it went under my tarp and got everything wet. Fog doesn't follow the vertical rules of most precipitation - it goes under your tarp, over your hammock. I'm gonna experiment some more next time we get some fog in Jersey.

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    Fog goes where it wants to.
    Plan on drying your gear in the sun if possible.

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    My body warmth kept my UQ dry in a night cloud on Hawksbill in the Linville Gorge. Weathershield would for sure help though.
    Fog goes where fog wants to go......
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    IF you could get the fog to condense on the DWR nylon UQP that might reduce the amount the UQ would be exposed to.
    It still wouldn't help the TQ.... Maybe a sock or something draped over the ridgeline?

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    In heavy fog I would think a hammock sock would be better.

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    Pitched to the ground, no. But yes if your tarp is up off the ground. If you go with the HG Cuben I would suggest a breathable 2qZq UQP for calIfornia costal fog. I was out at PT Rayes about a month ago and the fog was so thick you could swear it was raining. It was worse because it got everywhere.

    Good luck in choosing.


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    looks like 2QZQ is closed for a bit so will have to make my own weather shield

    Will I also need a top shield? Or would I be better off making a hammock sock?
    Ground=Cold+Hard+Wet

    Solution!!!! Sleep in a TREE

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    hammock socks can be great - just be careful to ensure you're not condensing inside the sock, soaking everything.

    i can't speak to the why's, but its happened to me-- guess the conditions weren't just right for the sock, my bodies output, etc.

    i've had the best luck with the 2QZQ UQP for most conditions 15 - 40F. if i were doing deep cold, i'd use a hammock sock no doubt. above 40, i generally don't worry about it.

    synthetic might be an option if you're always in fog? at todd lake this summer in the cascades... my quilt was soaked from about 9pm - until the sun came out again.

    a lot of factors.
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