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    Sock on the CHEAP!? - Or recipe for destruction

    http://www.amazon.com/Uhaul-Mattress...l+mattress+bag

    If done with some thought, vented properly do the more experienced guys think this could be used for a cheap sock?

    $4.50

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    It's just a big plastic 2-ml bag. Not breathable. I would not use it.
    O&B
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    at the price... could be fun to experiment with. just don't suffocate.

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    Your problems will be condensation and respiration. You will need to vent it but it will still collect water in the bottom. ;-)
    YMMV

    HYOH

    Free advice worth what you paid for it. ;-)

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    The thought of 'experimenting' with a bag around my hammock is just terrifying.
    I'd rather be in a hammock. - Dolly Parton

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    you could market it as a stillsuit. could be huge.


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    Quote Originally Posted by arbitrage View Post
    you could market it as a stillsuit. could be huge.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8-eiBqri0U

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    Man, i love Dune, great series! Always wanted to make a really convincing stillsuit for halloween.

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    big 2 mil bag? cut to the quick and don't call it the Steelsuit.
    Call it a body bag.

    Just make sure you can get fresh air in there and be safe.
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    More disaster than destruction)))))))
    Truly…make sure all your gear and rig are good to go by getting out and testing extensively. Something like the MN Frozen Butt Hang will be a miserable experience if your kit is not up to some very harsh extremes. Hate to see anyone suffer due to sub 0 temps. These kind of cold temps need to be eased into in my opinion. Socks can soak your gear if not used properly and tested. I know because I have been there.
    Just want you to have a good experience all around in hanging in the hammock. Group Hangs will continue to happen so please don't rush it.
    Carry forth and get out and test and test.
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