Got to sleep out last night in my BB with FishinFinn's untreated ripstop Top Cover.
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Crawled in about 10PM and my cat joined me ... he loves the hammock and making biscuits on my down bag.... and we snoozed until about 4AM as he needed to go in and was driving me nuts. Temps were around 20º so not too cold for up here in Minnesota.
I had no frost or condensation!!!! I did vent it by pulling the top back and had my BB zips open about 1/3 rd.
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It was windy last night and I used my small tarp. The TopCover really cut the wind and provided warmth. It is a wonderful lightweight option. I need to test further in 0º to sub 0º to see more about frost build up.
I have been struggling to get my DIY full UQ to fit the BB to my satisfaction. Last night I decided to put my 1/2 UQ fated to about 25º over the footbox area and it was wonderful!! Way less fussing about.
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It totally covered the BB foot end and I could put my feet either way with great coverage.
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I just ordered a Winter Yeti 1/2 UQ and I think I will add my DIY 1/2 UQ to the same shockcord and create a modular UQ for the BB. In essence I would be able to use both in conjunction for real cold weather ... when milder use one or the other. A UQ custom designed for the BB would be terrific ... sort of a custom footbox on the UQ to help it cover the foot area.
But I think I am going to be happy with the Yeti and using my 1/2 UQ with it on the BB in Winter conditions. Wish I could take the bug net off for winter use just to have less to deal with but that would take away the shelf and I do love that shelf...
Cooked some breakfast on my Atomic Stove as I fiddled with stuff this morning.
Happily off to teach now and then a show tonight ....
More later BlackBird Squadron.....
All secure in sector seven,