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    Quote Originally Posted by stevebo View Post
    did you have any condensation?
    A little, had the sock vented a bit so there wasn't a whole lot

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    The wind was to strong at the time to get a good shot

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    One more question....................with a sock, even though you are warmer for the night, is your sleeping quilt soaking in moisture? I remember reading in a book that the human body puts out alot of moisture during the night due to breath etc. I guess what Im really asking is, if you are on an extended trip, is your sleeping quilt getting heavier and heavier each night due to it soaking up moisture the sock wouldnt let escape?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevebo View Post
    One more question....................with a sock, even though you are warmer for the night, is your sleeping quilt soaking in moisture? I remember reading in a book that the human body puts out alot of moisture during the night due to breath etc. I guess what Im really asking is, if you are on an extended trip, is your sleeping quilt getting heavier and heavier each night due to it soaking up moisture the sock wouldnt let escape?
    No, everything was quite dry. But that may be because I had the sock open a little to let fresh air in. I'm a warm sleeper so I didn't really notice the cold. I think there was less condensation on my electronics than when I did my Section Hike in October.

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    I am considering a sock. I havent had blasting winds but got my Hennessy out last night with the supershelter only using the undercover to help block wind. I put my hammock gear underquilt on the outside of that. Worked real well. However i am thinking how spindrift changes the situation as i havent tested that yet. I imagine the bug netting stopps most things like flying snow but again i am new to winter hammocking. I was considering just bungeeing my frog toggs poncho to the outside instead of spending more money. Still I was using my hennessy hammock diamond tarp so not tons of coverage but with the wind barrier it seemed fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevebo View Post
    I guess what Im really asking is, if you are on an extended trip, is your sleeping quilt getting heavier and heavier each night due to it soaking up moisture the sock wouldnt let escape?
    Check out the water resistant down at UGQ if this is likely a problem for you.

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    I think adding a sock is like making your own little pod of protection from the elements. I get a little frost when it's super cold but it shakes off easily when I rise & then I leave everything open for evaporation. I also use a frost bib like Shug but mine is made of a piece of Sham Wow towel.

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