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    Info on Heatsheet for SS

    Hi

    I have tried searching the forum on this, but could not not find what I was looking for.

    If I buy the AMK heatsheet, does the orange colour face up or down on top of the pad?

    Thanks in advance

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    Orange down. Reflective side up (towards you).
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    I emaild Tom last week about a rumor I read that he was testing a heat shield attached to the pad already. I have not heard back. I will post if anything develops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Orange down. Reflective side up (towards you).
    Thanks Ron.

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    I'd be seriously interested in Toms response

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    I know these are newbie questions but that's where I am at the moment.

    With the SS setup do I ditch my Thermarest Prolite 3 short used inside hammock

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyrrad View Post
    I know these are newbie questions but that's where I am at the moment.

    With the SS setup do I ditch my Thermarest Prolite 3 short used inside hammock
    Yes, unless you are going below the SS limits, in which case you might want to add the pad back for a temp range that is even colder than what either the pad by itself or the SS by itself can handle.

    However, even if you are in a range colder than what you can handle in the SS, there are numerous options for extending the warmth of the SS without having to resort to a pad inside the hammock. There are many threads and posts here about how to do that. Do a search on all possible words or abbreviations for HHSS or Garlington Insulator or kidney/torso pads and you should find a bunch of reading.

    But basically you should never need your TR pad in your hammock and might only carry it if you fear having to go to ground. The HHSS will be way more comfy ( for me) than a TR pad inside a HH.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    Yes, unless you are going below the SS limits, in which case you might want to add the pad back for a temp range that is even colder than what either the pad by itself or the SS by itself can handle.

    However, even if you are in a range colder than what you can handle in the SS, there are numerous options for extending the warmth of the SS without having to resort to a pad inside the hammock. There are many threads and posts here about how to do that. Do a search on all possible words or abbreviations for HHSS or Garlington Insulator or kidney/torso pads and you should find a bunch of reading.

    But basically you should never need your TR pad in your hammock and might only carry it if you fear having to go to ground. The HHSS will be way more comfy ( for me) than a TR pad inside a HH.

    Thanks for your feedback.

    Okay it's as I thought. My SS has not turned up yet and I have also ordered kidney & torso pads so I should be good to go for all my requirements. I try to keep as light as possible so to ditch the Prolite (which I had already found to be a pain to position) and use SS with supplied pad is not too much of a weight gain for me, plus the seemingly lower temps I'll be able to reach. The torso pad/kidney pad is just something I thought I ought to get, and may well not need to use them in a hurry. It's a whole new way of camping out for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyrrad View Post
    Thanks for your feedback.

    Okay it's as I thought. My SS has not turned up yet and I have also ordered kidney & torso pads so I should be good to go for all my requirements. I try to keep as light as possible so to ditch the Prolite (which I had already found to be a pain to position) and use SS with supplied pad is not too much of a weight gain for me, plus the seemingly lower temps I'll be able to reach. The torso pad/kidney pad is just something I thought I ought to get, and may well not need to use them in a hurry. It's a whole new way of camping out for me.
    Smart move getting the kidney/torso pads. They triple the pad thickness where you need it most ( kidneys/butt) for little money/weight/bulk increase. If you are like several of us, you won't need them most of the year. Just don't forget the space blanket. And any clothing you don't wear to bed can go into the Undercover or, depending on how light and compressible it is ( less compressible, like light fleece, is better) on top of the pads, but under the space blanket. Have fun, hope it works well for you!
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
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