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    I'll leave those trails for you.

    I think my next trip will be something different than hiking. Not that I don't like hiking, there are just other adventures out there for me.

    Don't worry, the hammock will still be there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    I'll leave those trails for you.

    I think my next trip will be something different than hiking. Not that I don't like hiking, there are just other adventures out there for me.

    Don't worry, the hammock will still be there.
    Uh huh...traitor!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop351 View Post
    Uh huh...traitor!!
    But I am taking the hammock along.
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    welcome to the site..always glad to see another alabama hanger..

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    Thanks everyone! I have been busy reading everything for 3 days now. All the links, sometimes twice. Considering options. Deciding what is important for me. You guys really do help ppl like me have a fighting chance at a Thru! I know I can speak for us all in saying THANKS. ME, I use to trip on a rock, and then wait for the next guy so I can laugh to make myself feel better. Not anymore. It wasn't an overnight change as of this week but, for sure inspired by how much the hiking community feels like a family, though I have only met a hand full of you. So if one of us falls, everyone laughs a little but, tries to help you up and researches possibly outlets to prevent falling the same way.


    Having said all that...I think I have finally found a starting place for my "winter" hammocking delimma. I can't sleep when I am HOT. So I was told I am a Hot sleeper. WRONG! Yeah sure I am a hot sleeper when it is HOT, my 20 degree synth. bag did NOT cut it in 20 degree weather. So I was a bit reluctant to consider a hammock, just looking at the underquilt. So I did a little research and think im gonna try to do the "Taco" method." FIRST. Weight is my MAIN concern. I will remain a tent dweller rather than carry around 4 extra pounds of crap. I calculated(roughly) and by what I have so far, I will have around a 6 lb set up, thats including my Sl. bag, for winter hammocking. My tent was about the same.


    My hammock still hasn't come in so this is all just an idea. Thanks for all your help though guys and gals!

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    Just wait until you break out a sewing machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockStar View Post
    ....my 20 degree synth. bag did NOT cut it in 20 degree weather....
    Lots of things affect the temp rating of a bag. First...they type of bag. Not all 20F bags are equal. Then a whole slew of other issues - hydration level, hunger/blood sugar level (how recent was the last meal and what was it), what kind of pad you had, were you damp, was it windy, humid, etc?

    So if that was your only only 20F night in that bag, it may have been a combination of issues rather than just being a cold sleeper.

    Unless it was a Snugpac...then it was probably just the bag.
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    Its a marmot, i am unsure the exact model, but my feet stayed freezing every night. There were a couple nights in the teens. And a LOT of nights in the 20's. My upperbody if fine its my legs and feet. My toes felt like icecubes. I am thinking of going with a 20 degree down bag for the hammock, at least save on weight. Any suggestions? I have been hearing the "all bags are not created equal" thing lately.

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    I added vapor barrier socks to heat my heat up. That works pretty good. Sometimes I also put my ccp sit pad underneath my feet. I find that my feet compress the insulation in the footbox in my sleeping bag, and sometimes are not fully covered my the underquilt. This makes for cold feet for me.

    I think I could add down booties or put my feet into the arms of my jacket if needed.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    I forgot about down booties!

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