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    Hammocking in warmer weather

    I am headed out Friday for an over night at Long Hunter State Park Near Nashville. I have yet to hammock in warmer weather. I was wondering how to plan for mid 60 degree nights as far as bottom insulation is concerned.
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    I note from the side bar that you don't seem to have a formal form of insulation. That being the case a simple CCF pad with a sleeping bag should do the trick. It really depends if you are a "warm" or "cold" sleeper.

    If you're car camping, take a little extra just in case the CBS hits. You can always pull pads, vent UQs or wear less in the hammock should it get too warm for ya.

    My personal experience is a properly vented (for me) UQ and I still use my 30* mummy bag as a TQ just to keep the damp chill off. YMMV.
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    I hang my UQ, or PLUQ to one side of the hammock. Then when I lay down, and it's still warm/hot, I get the cooling effect. Then when I get chilled, and need the insulation, just pull the UQ back under me........RR
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    It's really a matter of preference. You could just throw a fleece blanket in your hammock and lay on it, wear some thermal underwear, or use an underquilt.
    Then again, you might not get cold easily and not need any insulation at all.

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    I used my foam pad for a night at 63 degrees not too long ago it worked well, just make sure it lays diagonally before you get in.

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    A cheap blue foam pad from walmart will do the trick nicely!

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    I'm heading to other lake (Old Hickory) tonight and tomorrow night. Like a poster above mentioned, since I'm driving in, I'll bring a thin wool blanket, a CCF, and a fleece blanket. I'll mix and match until happiness arrives.

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    If it doesn't go lower than 60, a long sleeve thick sweatshirt, plus a summer sleeping bag should be all you'll need. Don't use either early in the evening, but have them in the hammock with you, as you probably won't get chilly until about 4 to 5 AM.

    I don't know if its the air temperature or my body heat, but I can be comfortable all night, then right before dawn, get really chilly suddenly. That's when I'm happy I carried extra clothes with me.

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    Thanks for the info. I will be backpacking in, but it is an easy, flat trail so I think I will plan on taking a little extra something just in case. I was thinking about just taking my windshield reflector. I made the mistake of trying just it and nothing else in 38 degree temps. It wasn't too bad, but I was a little uncomfortable.

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