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    New Member dreed's Avatar
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    will i need an insulating pad for early summer hang?

    I just got my bbdl 1.7 and i love it! but its been cold so i have not used it yet , besides my yard ,new to hanging and i am planning to do a week on the foothills trail in SC starting around or before Memorial Day (end of may)with my brother (he turned me on to hammocks ). will i need to lug a therm a rest pad for insulation or will just a sleeping bag do the trick ?

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    I'd say yes. At least some CCF. But you'd be surprised how low you can get with a Wallyworld blue pad. Cheap, light and warm. Usually it's pick any two!
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    I think I got down to the lower 60's with a fleece throw doubled up in my hammock and a sweatshirt on. It packs down a lot smaller than a pad and you can use it to cover up with while sitting around cooking, chatting, etc. I wouldn't trust something like that much lower than 60-65 though.

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    Unless you sleep in the cold temps often, you'll probably need at least some kind of insulation. Like Kukri said, a fleece might do the trick, or just a lot of clothes.

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    Thanks for the replies. I was trying to keep lightest /compact as possible. I got a big Agnes inflatable that packs down small and light I guess ill be using that.

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    Always a great idea to start with gear you already have- be sure to yard test! then you will know if it is OK before you hit the trail temps, or if you will need to supplement.
    have a great trip, KM
    Last edited by KerMegan; 02-01-2010 at 10:07.

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    If it's only going to be in the 60s (not 60 but like 65) then a cheap windshield sun visor will work. Those things can fold down really small and they weigh very little.

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    +1 on the windshield sun visor.
    I used it, and a $15 Wallyworld sleeping bag as an UQ down to about 28, and I could tell the visor did most of the work.
    If you have gear making skills, I highly recommend making your own summer UQ out of MacEntyre's insultex.
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