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    taking forever to warm up

    when i first get into my hammock at night it takes me forever to start feeling any heat from my uq and tq is there a way of me getting warmer faster i always wait til im cold to get in the hammock

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    Probably wearing too many clothes would be my guess without any more information. It also helps to eat something right before getting in for the night.

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    Ya, we need a bit more info. What underquilt and top quilt, what temps are you in?
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    Jumping jacks and run in place briefly before getting in. It is your body heat that gets trapped in the down.
    I sleep in less and add clothing thru the night. Works well....for me.
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    Throw a warm water bottle in the hammock 15-20 minutes before you climb in...toasty warm insulation right from the get go and your body is not having to work overtime to bring the temp up. Which helps though the corse of the night with those calories in reserve as the temp falls.
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    and +1 one for what Shug said, just don't get all sweaty....you just want the furnace lit not at full burn.
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    well its anytime the temp is low 40s or below really and im usually just in a pair of terramar thermals and a tshirt and sleep pants and i have a jarbridge uq and an old sleeping bag as a tq and i was wondering if its just where i wait til im really cold to get into the hammock like is there any way i can pre heat the hammock

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    cool thanks for the advice guys

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    I could be wrong but it sounds like you are letting yourself get cold BEFORE entering the hammock.

    Add another vote for jumping jacks.
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    I would say that if your starting off Cold then it is a lot more work for your body to stabilize your temp. Not letting your self get cold is important to staying warm.

    Wear a warm jacket around camp, throw on a good warm hat, gloves...the whole kit to keep warm and then climb into a warm hammock and enjoy.
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