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    Senior Member koffar's Avatar
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    Switching my bed for a hammock

    Hi
    Sleeping in a hammock is so **** comfortable that Im thinking of replacing my bed with a hammock.
    So far I have:
    WBBB 1.1 DBL
    Woodsman 1.5 DBL
    Diy Hammock(1.5 SL gathered end)

    Love all my hammocks above, but if im replacing my bed permanently, weight and price isnt a big isue.
    Is there any hammocks that are made for sleeping indoors? Made of a material that doesnt require a UQ in temps around 55-65 Fahrenheit.

    Would really like to hear from people with indoor hammock sleeping experience

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    Senior Member gargoyle's Avatar
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    My opinion.
    If your hammock material keeps you warm at 55-60*, it would be too warm when temps are 70-80*.
    I sleep in a diy hammock. And when neccessary I add an uq.
    Other solutions to Cold Butt Syndrome (indoor version) I have tried are sleeping on blankets or rigging up a blanket so it become a suedo uq. You dont need as much indoors since breezes arent as much a problem.

    If you made an indoor double layer, you could add insul as needed.

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    I sleep in a large Brazilian hammock every night. I lay an old sleeping bag in it to lay on for insulation. Throw a blanket or another light sleeping bag over me. Sometimes that is to warm and I do without the top cover for at least half the night. Sleep like a baby in a cradle.

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    Senior Member koffar's Avatar
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    what kind of Brazilian hammocks do people reccommend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by koffar View Post
    what kind of Brazilian hammocks do people reccommend?
    Mine is a La Siesta.

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    Senior Member koffar's Avatar
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    Do you have a link?

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    The place where I bought mine no longer handles them. Go the their website and look for a dealer near you. http://www.lasiesta.com/en/

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    Tableclothfactory.com DIY hammock although for the majority of my year and a half hammock time I used a DIY Ripstop hammock. The Tableclothfactory hammock has it beaten hands down mostly because I have the extra wide 90"ers now. Wider is better.
    From Somewhere near Parkville, Mo
    William Crane
    aka MrClean
    Everything you need to know about Hammocks in vids and reading:
    Hammock in 3 minutes D. Hansen - It really is this easy to make a hammock
    Shug's Hammock Newbies videos - Takes you buy the hand and shows you in video
    The Ultimate Hang D. Hansen - now read about everything
    JustJeff's Hammock tutorial - more reference
    TableclothFactoryBlanks - shorter lengths available on sidebar
    The TurtleDog Stand thread - Hang anywhere.

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    My experience has been that using a basic hammock allows you to fine tune your insulation, day by day.

    I sleep in a 1.1oz ripstop nylon hammock with my sock bottom, and use a light quilt modified with a foot box for a top quilt. In summer, I don't use any bottom insultation, other than the sock. As the temps gets cooler, I use a car windshield reflective pad to line the sock. Last winter, I used down quilt to line the sock and tented a wool blanket over the ridgeline and sides of hammock. (I turn my thermostat down to 50* at night in the winter)

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    I sleep in a ENO dn every night with a light fleece blanket. When winter comes I have made up a UQ from a sleeping bag hanging from the RL. Some nights are harder than others to find the sweet spot. Check your rigging regularly for wear,
    Carpe noctem!!

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