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    Cool First time.

    Last night i laid in my hammock for the first time. There was a light rain, and it was about 45 degrees. It was great, but I had a few problems. The biggest problem was that a pair of raccoon or the like decided to play tag under me. They were loud and woke me up just as i was getting to sleep. My legs were cold.(I used a half UQ, under my torso only) My legs were stiff, it was as if they were bending to much. I was trying to lay as flat as i could (i was laying at a diagonal). I felt like my feet were to high. This could have been why my feet were cold.

    I welcome all comments, constructive criticism, and suggestions. I want to take the hammock on a trip next week, so any solutions to my problems need to be cheap and be bought locally.

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    Trying hanging your foot end higher than your head end. It will keep your centre of gravity more to the middle and give you a little more material for your legs. Its not uncommon for the knees to get hyperextended. I tend to alternate bending my knees slightly. On occasion I put something under my knees like a folded jacket. I have read others do the same.
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    You need to have some insulation under your legs. reflectix is cheep and easy to work with. I or a roll at Lowes. Home Depot does not carry it in their stores in my area.
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    You will need to play with your lay. Adjust up or down at footend until happy. A few inches will do.
    Yes....put a small pad piece or something under your feet for sure. That will help immensely.....
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    Perhaps you can post a photo of your setup? It is easier to see some problems that way. I've learned that there are quite a few variables at play to get it just right in a hammock.
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    What the others have said. If it's 45*, you will most likely need something under your bottom half to help keep you warm. I often sleep with my legs in a figure 4, and as mentioned I put my foot end about 4-6" higher than my head end. It takes some tweaking to find your perfect hang, but once you dial it in you'll know it and it will become second nature to get it set up just like you like it.
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