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    pad for hh

    i was woundering how i wood get by with blue pad from walmart and a 20 degree bag no uq?

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    My first setup was a 3/8" CCF pad from Walmart and a Wiggy's 20 deg bag. I was good to about 32 deg. An additional ccf pad and a 0 Deg bag got into the teens with the right clothing.
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    [QUOTE=bama29;106677]i was woundering how i wood get by with blue pad from walmart and a 20 degree bag no uq?[/QUO




    What I meant to say is, if Im reading this right you live in Florida, are you taking a trip somewhere colder.

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    I tried this the other day (Walmat blue eggcrate pad and 20 degree quilt) and found I was a bit cold underneath with temps in the low 20s. Had to add something else under me. So I think the Walmart pad is only good to about freezing. Of course this depends on the wind. When the wind would pick up I would really feel it.

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    Use a second pad under your upper body for below freezing, or use a single Texsport dual-foam pad.

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    I grew up in alabama and help build some of the pinhito trail back in the 70,s i go back there and hike some of it every year, thats where im gonna use my hammock for the first time.man i cant wait probably around the first of april, i have a 30 degree bag that i was thinking i mite make a uq out of would that be enough with my 20 degree bag for a blanket? would i need something to put over the hammock to block the wind?thanks in advance

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    hang your tarp low and close to cut the wind. best bet would be to test the system before you get out if at all possible. Always a good thing to have a back up plan incase things go sour.
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    I've used an army-issue CCF with a cut-down Wal-Mart blue pad cross-ways at shoulder level along with my 15 deg Sierra Designs bag and was comfortable to the low 40's. Actually, to be truthful I was comfortable once I vented the bag a lot--woke up roasting hot.

    Last weekend I added a SuperShelter with the undercover and under pad, synthetic long johns and fleece, and was good to 25 degrees. I felt like I could have probably gone lower in that setup, but I was prepared to add my rainsuit as a vapor barrier if needed.

    None of that may apply to you, however. I tend to sleep cold in Winter and warm in Summer, but you may have a totally different comfort range. The advice to test first is good--bagging it is always an option in the backyard!
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    I've tried a few configurations like others here. Here is what I've found to work very well in cold weather with my Hennessey Hammock:

    1. Exped downmat 9 dlx (I got one from Sierratradingpost.com shipped for ~$80 with a 30% off coupon), it measures 76"x26"x3.5"

    2. $6 walmart blue pad cut shorter (about 50 to 56" in length) and placed sideways under Exped mat at my chest area. The pad extends up the sides about 15" to prevent my arms from touching side of hammock or compressing sleeping bag against side of hammock. Placed sideways, the pad and downmat form a small "t" (similar logic to the segmented pad extender sold by Speer hammocks).

    This combination will take you down to very low temperatures, certainly lower than 20F, with a good sleeping bag and appropriate clothing (e.g., long sleeve wool shirt, similar leggings, socks, knit hat).

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