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    Peter_pan's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by thecrumb View Post
    Pan - thanks for the reply! I was joking about sleeping in the suit - it's WAY too funky to sleep in

    I would probably have my Thermarest with me which is what I'm assuming people mean by 'pad'?

    And can I assume a sleeping bag tossed in would serve the same purpose as a quilt while I'm getting started?

    Thanks!
    Jim
    If it stays reasonable ( above 50) the skinny pad will proly do.... below that you 'll need wings, stuff gear or a UQ.

    Pan
    Ounces to Grams.

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    Senior Member thecrumb's Avatar
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    Thanks for all the feedback. Right now looking at the Skeeter Beeter. Dirt cheap and all I'll need is a tarp.... Then if I like it - I can upgrade...

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    I have the Skeeter Beeter Pro and love the lay of this hammock. I did add spreader bars on the netting to spread the nettind open a little more and works great. I did a test hang in it last week in my backyard and slept with a half inflated self-inflating pad and a thin blanket and was warm, but it was also 76* that night and humid.
    Chris

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    Senior Member thecrumb's Avatar
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    Alright - I've settled on a Skeeter Beeter Pro. Now I'm looking for a cheap tarp - any suggestions? I've found some reference to Sportsman's Guide - any other good solutions?

    Hoping to get this in the next week or so in order to setup and experiment before my trip in August.

    Thanks again,
    Jim

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    Wally world cheapo tarp is probably your cheapest route, though its not the lightest or smallest of tarps. If you decide you like the hammock for camping, you could always upgrade.

    I have the SG Camo(no longer available & a HH HEX(not sil nylon). Keep an eye out( i hope you dont have a glass eye and think I am being funny) on the 4 sale section here. Some good prices on tarps have been popping up lately.

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