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    See if you can camp at the top of Laurel Fork Falls. I almost stuck around an extra day for that one...go towards the falls a little ways off the trail. If no one else is there, it's a beautiful site.
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    well the first day could be mile 13 or 14 at the really sandy beach site on the river pretty white sand lots of wood and big site
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    I actually planned on staying at Laurel Fork Falls one day so thats good to know. Sorry for hijacking this thread. BD
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    I'm thinking about getting a Clarks North American Hammock (http://www.junglehammock.com/deluxefeatures.php). I want the camo version so it's going to run me $360. Am I going to need fleeces, undercoats, overcoats, quilts (and what exactly is a quilt?), pads, and all kinds of stuff just to be comfortable at 40 degrees? What if it's 10 degrees? I don't want to spend $1k on a system that I can't even have my GF sleep in with me. And what about fooling around or two people in a hammock? I', 6'4" 280lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhino-lfl View Post
    I'm thinking about getting a Clarks North American Hammock (http://www.junglehammock.com/deluxefeatures.php). I want the camo version so it's going to run me $360. Am I going to need fleeces, undercoats, overcoats, quilts (and what exactly is a quilt?), pads, and all kinds of stuff just to be comfortable at 40 degrees? What if it's 10 degrees? I don't want to spend $1k on a system that I can't even have my GF sleep in with me. And what about fooling around or two people in a hammock? I', 6'4" 280lbs.
    check out jeff's site for a start. lots of good info & pictures.
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    Open your sleeping bag up and lay it over you like a blanket - that's a quilt. Only quilts are usually 48" wide instead of 60-70, so they're lighter.

    The Clark has pad pockets...put pads in there and you'll be good. The colder it gets, add more pads.

    Or you can get underquilts instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    Open your sleeping bag up and lay it over you like a blanket - that's a quilt. Only quilts are usually 48" wide instead of 60-70, so they're lighter.

    The Clark has pad pockets...put pads in there and you'll be good. The colder it gets, add more pads.

    Or you can get underquilts instead.
    What do you mean by pads, like egg crates or workout pads? Also, the under quilt wraps under the hammock like a diaper right? The ones I saw cost as much as the hammock lol. Does the North American need that with the 6 pockets it has underneath it? The site says you don't need any pads or under quilts.

    Thanks, hammocks are new to me, so I might ask rehashed questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhino-lfl View Post
    What do you mean by pads, like egg crates or workout pads? Also, the under quilt wraps under the hammock like a diaper right? The ones I saw cost as much as the hammock lol. Does the North American need that with the 6 pockets it has underneath it? The site says you don't need any pads or under quilts.

    Thanks, hammocks are new to me, so I might ask rehashed questions.
    Don't worry about re-asking questions. When I use a pad I use a cheap walmart closed cell foam pad. It is also the structure to my pack. I paid $5 for it last fall. I have used it down into the 30's and been ok. It is a little narrow and the shoulders were cold. I added clothes underneath and was fine. I just throw mine inside my hammock when I use one. Now with my underquilt, I only use one when it is really cold.

    BTW. My underquilt cost about $200 and my DIY hammock only around $20. So I feel you on the cost.
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    WIll I be good with this http://moontrail.com/sleeping_pads/e...rmattress.html and a nice 10-20 mummy with added blankets to go below the sack rating? Clarks says I shouldn't even need a pad to see 0 with the proper bag and using the under hammock pockets.

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