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    Senior Member Latitude918's Avatar
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    No bottom insulation?

    With summertime camping here, at what temperature would you say that you don't need bottom insulation?
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    It depends on your personal sleep factors of staying warm. I was out this past weekend and my friend who was hammocking and had the under quilt slip off and woke up at 2am freezing at 60 degrees. There are alot of factors that come in to play. I always take one along no mater what....if someone doesn't have an underquilt it could make for along sleepless and uncomfortable night...one can always move it on or off for comfort. just my humble opinion.
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    I am also in No. Va (Sterling) and will be using bottom insulation until over night temps stay in the 90's. Since body temp is 98.6, sleeping in even 70F can be a chilling experience. I don't want to have the need to install my quilt at 3AM if I can avoid it.

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    Senior Member Latitude918's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkurfiss View Post
    I am also in No. Va (Sterling) and will be using bottom insulation until over night temps stay in the 90's. Since body temp is 98.6, sleeping in even 70F can be a chilling experience. I don't want to have the need to install my quilt at 3AM if I can avoid it.
    Oh excellent! I am over in Fairfax. Just was curious when you ditch the pad.

    Thanks for the info
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    Im in Wisconsin, and I use my uq any time below 70

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latitude918 View Post
    Oh excellent! I am over in Fairfax. Just was curious when you ditch the pad.

    Thanks for the info
    I am in a HH w/JRB UQ...love my down I do use a CCF pad but only when it goes below freezing. Not thinking that will happen until December

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    Better to have it and have to vent if it gets too warm
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    This last weekend I used a pad, it got down to the upper 50s. I had to kick that thing off to hot, but the humidity was killer.

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    I tried once in the mid 60s.

    Froze my butt off, maybe if the overnights were in the high 70s I could pull it off.

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    No bottom insulation?

    Before last year when I found this site, I didn't know what a UQ was. I would just use a sleeping bag summer weight sleeping bag. Usually worked down to the upper 50s. I tried using my thermorest down to the 40s. But that was my limit. The problem I had was getting into the bag in the hammock. Now with UQ i use bag as a TQ. Much easier to get situated.
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