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    The Plight of the Pea Pod

    1 spent last night sleeping in my Pea Pod. I felt I was sleeping in a giant cacoon of feathers. The temperature range in the pea pod must have been around seventy degrees. I was shocked when I exited my hammock to find out that the temperature had crashed down to 4 degrees. Both my coat and boots were frozen like ice and my pants were useless and thin.Everytime I breathed my lungs burned cold... I am now amazed how much the pea pod was able to enhance the heat and warmth in my body. When I was in the pea pod I was totally unaware of the wintery environment outside the system I was sleeping in... Going into a minor state of shock after leaving the warm protection of pea pod was pretty impressive. It says alot about the effectiveness of the pea pod. Wow

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    Yep, pretty impressive. Makes you hate to get up and go water the trees at 3am!

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    Yeah. I don't like icing up them trees when I pee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrprez View Post
    Yep, pretty impressive. Makes you hate to get up and go water the trees at 3am!
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    Mr Prez, on this subject I would like to reference a question that already has been kicked about but begs an answer from more enlightened sources on HF. When sleeping in a winter bag (-15f rating) I tend to sleep with only a pair of (dry) wool soxes and a T shirt. It take me about a half hour to adjust the footbox zipper and shoulder zipper to get a adequete flow of ventilation air through the bag to prevent overheating depending on outside air ambient. What do our more informed sources prefer to sleep in for clothing that you could wear during the day in cold weather, that you could wear at night in your hammock that won,t hold moisture to prevent the dreaded late night chills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newzy View Post
    Mr Prez, on this subject I would like to reference a question that already has been kicked about but begs an answer from more enlightened sources on HF. When sleeping in a winter bag (-15f rating) I tend to sleep with only a pair of (dry) wool soxes and a T shirt. It take me about a half hour to adjust the footbox zipper and shoulder zipper to get a adequete flow of ventilation air through the bag to prevent overheating depending on outside air ambient. What do our more informed sources prefer to sleep in for clothing that you could wear during the day in cold weather, that you could wear at night in your hammock that won,t hold moisture to prevent the dreaded late night chills.
    Man, that would be a long answer! Some here advocate sleeping near naked, others layer up pretty good. I believe Shug is experimenting on cutting back on the clothes he wears, hoping to decrease condensation I believe.

    For the last year or I have been layered up pretty well with some very light weight Polarguard pants and hooded jacket. They are ultralight for PG, but pretty warm. I have slept in those alone on top at about 48-50F, barely warm enough. I have worn them under a Golite quilt at ~11F, again just barely OK. I don't think I could have ever got by any where near those temps being nearly naked with just that quilt. I think I would have froze!
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    Glad to hear you like the peapod. It may not be the lightest thing around, but the extreme loftiness of it, and the peace of mind knowing it will definitely keep you warm make it a favorite of mine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joggerjohn View Post
    Both my coat and boots were frozen like ice and my pants were useless and thin.
    In cold weather, I sleep with those things in the sleeping bag with me. Thus, never any frozen clothes or boots to put on! The clothes dry out overnight, if they were damp. The boots (actually, shoes now) go into a turkey roaster bag (multi-purpose) to keep my sleeping bag clean.

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    Not that I actually camp when my clothes would get chilly, much less frozen, but I've done some thinking about it. I was thinking that since I have a uq, that I'd put my clothes between the uq and the hammock, or maybe in the layers of my dbl blackbird. The turkey roaster bag, which I have from one of the original group buys here, would answer the question of how to keep dirt and damp clothes from interfering with the dry down. Pro and con of this from you folks who actually do this type camping?
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