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    Senior Member Kankujoe's Avatar
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    What is your ideal season or temperature range for hammock camping?

    I have been watching some of the YouTube videos on "hammock camping." Some from guys on this forum... they are pretty informative and some are pretty entertaining... they seem to span all seasons & temperature ranges... and all kinds of set ups...

    Well here's my question:

    What is/are your favorite season(s) or temperature ranges for hammock camping?
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    Mine is warm Minnesota summers so far because with my diamond fly I don't have the coverage for the cold and wind. If I upgrade to a larger tarp I think I could go down to about 20F with the sleeping bags and stuff that I have on hand.
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    Perfect, for me, would be highs in the low 70s and lows in the 50s. Not sweltering hot and not frosty overnight.
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    Anywhere from 30-50 at night and highs in 70s-80s. With the occasional sub-zero trip thrown in just for variety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    Anywhere from 30-50 at night and highs in 70s-80s. With the occasional sub-zero trip thrown in just for variety.
    Ditto for me...

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    Same here, 50 at night 70 in the day. Basically Fall here in the Ozarks. Right around the corner. Yeah!

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    little cooler for me...
    45-55*F days and 25-35*F nights
    I like it when I can appreciate my downy goodness!
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    I like my hiking days anywhere between 50F and 75F. My nights, I like in the 30s or 40s. But honestly, I really enjoy winter camping the most. I don't so much care for winter hiking, but I love winter in the forest; especially at night. I don't get the shockingly cold temps that some of the others here are lucky enough to enjoy, but I get a few days/nights a year where the temps hit the negative teens. Those are my favorite nights. I like the challenge of the cold and I'm still waiting to find my bottom temp; maybe this year.
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    My hanging weather is determined mainly by climbing weather. For climbing, especially bouldering, which is the climbing style that has occupied most of my time lately, anything above freezing and below 80 for the highs is enough to get me outside. Ideal highs are between 50-60 degrees, cool enough to keep my hands from sweating much, but warm enough to feel my fingers.

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    I don't mind the low 90's days if the humidity is low and there is a breeze as long as the nights are in the low 70's. I also like the cold with sub-freezing nights and highs in the mid 30's. Favorite range would be lows in the 40's and highs in the low 70's.

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