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    Dealing with fog soup?

    I'm currently saving for a under quilt. I've used pads in the past but how do you deal with heavy thick fog. I've had it so thick around me the ground is covered beneath tarp. I know enough that wet down can get you in trouble quick.

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    Under Cover Quilt Protector 2QZQ

    Take a look at their site here: http://www.2qzqhammockhanger.com/ham...cessories.html

    Under Quilt Protectors in Silnylon (waterproof) and Ripstop (Breathable) $35.00

    They do great work. There was also one for sale here. Not sure if someone purchased it yet.

    Also, I use a Overcover for my OverQuilt. It's made of material like DriDucks. @ 7ozs. I only carry it in the winter.

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    OQ? Now I gotta add another Q thing to the hammock vernacular?

    Ground is covered beneath the tarp because the moisture gets heavy and settles down on it. Should not do so on the UQ. However, I've been in that soup before where everything gets wet, so its a good question. I didn't have a problem the time I went because I was using a pad then. Even when I got my UQ, I still used to take an inflatable pad as backup, but stopped doing that for weight savings. Might rethink that for some trips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotaross View Post
    OQ? Now I gotta add another Q thing to the hammock vernacular?
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    I've never had my quilts get fully soaked through due to fog, even pea soup thick fog. The heat generated by your body inside the quilts tends to keep fog moisture at bey, typically allowing at most a layer of condensation on the outer layer of the quilts.

    Quote Originally Posted by dakotaross View Post
    OQ?
    OQ = Over Quilt, same thing as a TQ
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catavarie View Post
    OQ = Over Quilt, same thing as a TQ
    Explanation not needed, but thanks anyway.

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    I've been in fog like that at Linville Gorge, where we got lost on the way back to the truck walking 50' away. Used my HG UQ and didn't have any issues. They have a DWR finish on the fabrics that should be able to shed fog.
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    Dealing with fog soup?

    If these are the conditions which you encounter, consider water resistant down here ...
    http://www.undergroundquilts.com/UQ.htm
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    Big tarp with doors closed tight pulled down touching the ground. 2QZQ UQP under my quilt. No more fog worries.

    S

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidewinder View Post
    Big tarp with doors closed tight pulled down touching the ground. 2QZQ UQP under my quilt. No more fog worries.

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    That's the perfect time to light a couple of candle lanterns. ;-)
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