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    i'll tell you what that is an awesome solution for under $10

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    DIY CCF Pad-Space Blanket Combo just tested!

    I just returned from the 1st Annual Colorado Winter Hang. It was awesome! This was a good test for my DIY CCF Pad-Space Blanket Combo, as we were hanging at 9,600 feet and the temperature got down to 0 degrees Friday night, and then +9 degrees Saturday night. I was warm as toast both nights, with no cold spots whatsoever. This was a pleasant surprise for me, this being my initiation trip into hanging!

    Variables to note:
    * I put an extra 5 x 7 tarp, which was aluminized on one side, under the pads;
    * My clothing: Heavy socks along with the liners to my Sorrel boots; long undies and blue jeans; t-shirt, flannel shirt, sweater and thin down vest; wool cap;
    * down bag of unknown temperature rating used as a top quilt;
    * Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Inflatable Pad;
    * Warbonnet Blackbird hammock and Speer Winter Tarp.

    Last edited by Kaliram; 02-28-2010 at 19:12.
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    I'm not a pad guy, nor am I an extrme cold weather camper/hanger.

    That said, I like this approach for this reason: if you're going to sleep on a VB anyway, incorporating the reflective qualities of the SB makes very good sense. Used in conjunction with an UQ, it could only be toasty.
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    My DIY CCF Underpad loaded on my KLR motorcycle

    Quote Originally Posted by spidennis View Post
    lets see it all loaded onto your bike!
    what kind of bike do you have?
    ..... and I gather a cross post to advrider as well!
    Here's my DIY CCF Pad-Space Blanket Combo loaded on the back of my KLR 650 motocycle.

    An added bonus: the yellow color of the waterproof bag and the red color of the backing of the space-blanket/tarp go well with the blue of the bike...







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    I'm thinking more of more moderate temperatures for my activities. I'll just throw this idea out for what it's worth.

    Some people have problems with condensation on CCF, and some of those found that a layer of flannel helped the problem. I wonder if you could substitute flannel for the space blanket and glue it to the ccf instead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear Rider View Post
    I'm thinking more of more moderate temperatures for my activities. I'll just throw this idea out for what it's worth.

    Some people have problems with condensation on CCF, and some of those found that a layer of flannel helped the problem. I wonder if you could substitute flannel for the space blanket and glue it to the ccf instead?
    I'm sure it would be just as easy to spray glue flannel to the CCF as it would be the mylar space blanket material.

    For me, this CCF pad is in a sleeve of the Warbonnet Blackbird. As a result, I'm not so sure that there would actually be any problem with condensation, as there's already a layer of fabric between the pad and one's body. When I did the two day winter hang last month in low (0-10 degrees) temperatures, there were no condensation problems, but then, again, I was also using a Big Agnes Insulated Air Core pad on top of the CCF pad. - Lots of variables!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaliram View Post
    Here's my DIY CCF Pad-Space Blanket Combo loaded on the back of my KLR 650 motocycle.

    An added bonus: the yellow color of the waterproof bag and the red color of the backing of the space-blanket/tarp go well with the blue of the bike...







    that's a good looking adventure bike!
    let us know where you take it and how you're using your gear.
    and of course, we want pics!

    I'll have to get a pic of my rig and setup soon .....
    Last edited by spidennis; 03-18-2010 at 20:15.

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    I have only just seen your pad desgn and think its great well done.Makes me wanna start chopping up ccf.nice looking bike you have there.

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    isn't that open celled?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kilgore trout View Post
    isn't that open celled?
    Nope. It's made with the blue Walmart closed-cell foam pads....
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