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    40 degrees, kind of dumb question...

    I'm heading up to Rocky Gap State Park (http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclan.../rockygap.html) for some volunteer work. I'm leaving on the 18th and camping so I don't have to wake up uber early on the 19th.

    The story: The last time I slept in my HH was on the beaches of Oahu, HI where I didn't need a pad or really anything other than a sleeping bag. Will using a sleeping mat give me some extra warmth for the 40 degree night I'm facing in the upcoming couple of weeks? I have a REI full size mat but I'm thinking that probably won't work out too well...

    What to do, what to do?

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    Why wouldn't it work? If it doesn't go to the ground. You will be okay.

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    Is the pad you have a closed cell foam pad? Also what is the thickness? I have made it pretty close to 30 degree with just a 1/2" ccp. If you are worried you can always buy tthe $5 ccp from walmart. That has served me well as extra insulation when I needed it.
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    If you intend to be more than an occasional hanger then it behooves you to define and develop a viable bottom insulation plan for yourself.

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    Here's what I have...I'll have to hang out for a couple of hours this weekend and see how it works out.

    http://www.rei.com/product/722790

    Pan, you're absolutely right for creating an insulation system.

    Thanks for the heads up!

    -Rob
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    If you use a pad, you'll want something to protect your shoulders and hips.
    http://www.tothewoods.net/HammockCampingWarm.html#Pads
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