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    Quote Originally Posted by Dblcorona View Post
    Welcome aboard and to the MI group. I would say you would be best with an under quilt. Wouldn't cost you much if you went with a synthetic or an old sleeping bag conversion.
    Here's the problem....I pack in a hunting waist pack. I could care less about weight. I need compactness. I can rig pads on this setup pretty well, but UQs seem a little bulky. I tend to overpack, so I've found that if i focus on size that weight takes care of itself.

    I'm testing a 1" self inflating pad right now. If that doesn't work for me, my next step is gonna be to skip the pad and try just sleeping on a wool or fleece blanket in the bottom of the hammock. I also have a gore tex bivvy I can throw into the mix, if necessary, but I'd prefer not to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quigleyman View Post
    Here's the problem....I pack in a hunting waist pack. I could care less about weight. I need compactness. I can rig pads on this setup pretty well, but UQs seem a little bulky. I tend to overpack, so I've found that if i focus on size that weight takes care of itself.

    I'm testing a 1" self inflating pad right now. If that doesn't work for me, my next step is gonna be to skip the pad and try just sleeping on a wool or fleece blanket in the bottom of the hammock. I also have a gore tex bivvy I can throw into the mix, if necessary, but I'd prefer not to.
    Yeah, but under quilts have been the easiest way I've found to stay warm in a hammock. You may have to end up biting the bullet and saving up for one. My 40deg uq is about the size of a vitamin water bottle.
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    Welcome for Kalamazoo =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dblcorona View Post
    Yeah, but under quilts have been the easiest way I've found to stay warm in a hammock. You may have to end up biting the bullet and saving up for one. My 40deg uq is about the size of a vitamin water bottle.
    vitamin water,eh? hmm. I could probably deal with that.

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    If your into DIY, you can save a bit of money. Everything I'm using now (besides the tarp) is home made. Actually making a bug net for my hammock right now. The uq is 9.5oz and my tq is 14oz.
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    Welcome from western NC!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dblcorona View Post
    If your into DIY, you can save a bit of money. Everything I'm using now (besides the tarp) is home made. Actually making a bug net for my hammock right now. The uq is 9.5oz and my tq is 14oz.
    I dabble in diy. What do you use as bottom insulation, pad or UQ? If you made your UQ then I'm interested in how you did it. Actually, I'm interested in your entire setup if you don't mind sharing.

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    Using a 11' 1.5oz dbl layer gathered end hammock. The under quilt is a 3/4 length with 5oz of down. Here is the link to it. The bag it's in can go smaller.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=48308
    The top quilt is this one.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=36379

    This is my summer to maybe shoulder season set-up. I don't like pads. Never could get real comfortable with them.

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