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    Test Hang 3.1

    Ok Peeps....i just came in from test hang 3.1 due to rain and high winds...
    the rain wasn't the problem it was more the 20MPH winds sending rain in under the tarp i could have pitch the tarp better...but for now i cut the test hang short till sat. night when the weather looks to be better
    Anyway this is the gear i used for the test hang
    DIY Speer Hammock (I got this hammock in a trade)
    JRB 11x10 cat tarp
    STL lines DIY
    JRB Hudson River quilt
    WallyWorld CCF pad
    WallyWorld camp pillow (was $4...and packs down real small)
    wind pants,long sleeve tee,med weight socks

    test hang Conditions were
    Temp 44
    Humidity 60%
    80% chance of rain (and they were right)

    Ok as alot of you know i'm trying to get a cold weather setup that works for me i'v hung in the summer and loved it...now i want to hang 4 season.
    First test were done with a HH and SS...I now moved on to a Speer type hammock and back to the good old CCF pad
    OK so far this test run was working out well till the rain came
    i was nice and warm on my bottom side...alittle cold in the arms but not bad
    as for finding "The Spot" I think i may have found that sweet spot but i will know Sat night how sweet that spot is...All in all this was a good hang in my book
    if all goes well Sat. night i think i will order a 2/3 KAQ that will take care of the cold sides
    I hope we get some colder weather next weekend to really test out this setup
    but so far so good...I will keep you all posted

    Thanks
    J-Rod
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    sounds similar to my hang on the A.T.

    Wind, rain, and cold. I used JRB mount washington 3 and my mountain hardwear Lyell -15 degree bag. Besides having the UQ shift a few times before I fixed my set up I was really toasty. Temps dropped to 46 degrees that night.

    I pitched the tarp really low to keep the wind from blowing the rain underneath which helped out a bunch.

    I was a little concerned due to that I'm on the cold sleeper side of the scale so I traded my MW 3 for a MW 4 so I think I can go down to close to 0 degrees this winter.

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    Yeah .... pitch that tarp low in the rain even if you have to get up and do it. After a while adjusting the tarp on the fly becomes second nature.
    Way to get out there and practice and fool around with it. Worth it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenlespaul View Post
    the rain wasn't the problem it was more the 20MPH winds sending rain in under the tarp i could have pitch the tarp better...

    JRB 11x10 cat tarp
    I just picked up one of those tarps - had it out Monday night (breeze but no rain) - here's a pic of it pitched. I was on a slope and, at least for my setup, the tarp is big enough to come to the ground even on the downhill side (the side you see in the pic). Now, I sacrificed some headroom to do this, but it was nice not having stray breezes blow under the sides of the tarp.


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    Thanks everyone for your feedback...i could have stayed out in the hammock
    the goal of last night was to test out my insulation and so far so good..sat night i will do a all night test and take it from there...
    i'v spent the night out in the hammock in the rain just not this cold so i didn't want to try my luck

    Oh yeah...i got a sewing machine lol i just can't open it till Xmass...
    so i'm going to start ordering Ripstop and some down so i can make a down underquilt after Xmass
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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