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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    have you checked out a heetsheet? it's thin ocf (1/32") laminated to a reflective vb. pretty light, around 2 oz/yd
    Expand what a "HeetSheet" is for us if you can - I found these online

    http://www.marathonblankets.com/solutions.html

    These apear to be like those foil survival blankets you can get at sporting goods stores.

    I remember as a kid I had a "survival blanket" that was nylon on one side, a thin batting of some kind and quilted foil on the inside. Made a good lite duty ground blanket.

    Edit: I found that "Space" blankket - http://www.rei.com/product/407106
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    Quote Originally Posted by kellyk7 View Post
    I remember as a kid I had a "survival blanket" that was nylon on one side, a thin batting of some kind and quilted foil on the inside. Made a good lite duty ground blanket.
    That's very similar. Here is a HeatSheet.
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    That Might be better as a DIY base than the one I found - as it has not got the lace and grommets and other stuff to deal with, plus 10.00 cheaper

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    I have some Tyvek I used as a ground cloth. I was thinking about trying that hammocking this weekend hoping it will work for mild temps.

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    I was wondering about using the REI Space blanket KellyK7 mentioned, actually, that very one & then came here looking to see if anybody has tried it.

    Please bear in mind I am a noob and have only just placed my order for a Clark. UPS is still a fair ways off & I am scouting for what I need to complete the kit. Lows right now are in the 60's and 70's & was thinking of using the two polarfleece bag liners I have used for tent camping in the past (double layered) but now with the space blanket between the two layers. Of course inside a tent the polar fleece had breathability . . . what concerns should I have about condensation?

    What I have been using is like two of these: fleece bag liner one inside the other. Add a space blanket or don't bother? Please help this newbie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macx View Post
    I was wondering about using the REI Space blanket KellyK7 mentioned, actually, that very one & then came here looking to see if anybody has tried it.

    Please bear in mind I am a noob and have only just placed my order for a Clark. UPS is still a fair ways off & I am scouting for what I need to complete the kit. Lows right now are in the 60's and 70's & was thinking of using the two polarfleece bag liners I have used for tent camping in the past (double layered) but now with the space blanket between the two layers. Of course inside a tent the polar fleece had breathability . . . what concerns should I have about condensation?

    What I have been using is like two of these: fleece bag liner one inside the other. Add a space blanket or don't bother? Please help this newbie.
    Take a look at the weight of your proposal..... Those liners are quite heavy... Times two.... plus a SB to manage....And they do not compress much.

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    Yeah, I know I am sounding like a total newbie . . . is compression good for keeping me warm or is it just a bulk/weight thing? What I mean is, is this a bad idea for reasons once deployed or only a bad idea because it'll eat pack space and weigh in pretty heavy for carrying?

    I am in an evolution from car camper to motorcycle camper, and this light weight thing hasn't had time to brew full strength in my conciousness yet, so I am encountering a learning curve.

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    It's good for pads to not compress when they are under you, but in the case of fleece, it comes down to packability. I have a homemade fleece liner that is almost as big and very near the weight of my 30* bag.

    Taking two fleece bags will definately eat pack space and weigh in pretty heavy for carrying. You would probably be better off with a decent Mummy bag (some can be quite small depending on needed temp range, and then some sort of bottom insulation depending on your new hammock. I'm still new and figuring this all out as well.

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    Macx if you are getting a clark and its still only down to 60 wouldn't just putting extra clothes in the under pockets be enough under insulation?
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    I don't know. UPS says my first hammock is "In transit/ on time" and will be delivered on the 30th. I kinda wanted to go a little overkill with stuff to stay warm with. .. for my first hang. Reckon I can always remove stuff if I get out there and find myself too warm, but I want to avoid getting out there and not being warm enough. My last bout with hypothermia is still pretty fresh in my mind & it was a pretty bad one. . . . granted it was an early spring motorcycle ride that got delayed until I lost too much daylight, but I find myself wanting to err cautious rather than cold. Glad to hear the Clark with stuffed pockets will probably be enough. Reassurance is nice, as I am radically altering my camping style with this move to hammocks. I have never actually even seen one in person. . . closest thing would be the tent-cots Cabela's sells (and those look cool for car camping but don't pack small enough for motorcycle) and I have only seen those in the show room, otherwise it has always been a traditional tent in some diverse form.

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