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    Senior Member WarmSoda's Avatar
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    Where there any issues with the UQs? Did you guys augment with anything other than the UQ/TQ to be toasty at those temps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarmSoda View Post
    Where there any issues with the UQs? Did you guys augment with anything other than the UQ/TQ to be toasty at those temps?
    I had my DIY underquilt with a layer of 5oz. Climashield. I augmented it with a small piece of 2.5oz. Climashield under my torso area, between the layers of my hammock.

    Top quilt was my DIY winter down top quilt.

    I was warm until about 6 a.m. when my toes started to get cold, so I put on my socks, extra hat and fleece vest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarmSoda View Post
    Where there any issues with the UQs? Did you guys augment with anything other than the UQ/TQ to be toasty at those temps?
    I don't have a winter underquilt so I had to take extra stuff to stay warm enough. I used my 3-season Yeti, a 30 degree synthetic bag stuffed in between the layers of the hammock and a couple of pieces of thermarest pad (one under the feet and one under my butt). I used my Old Rag Mtn top quilt. If I winter camp again in temps like that I think I'll invest in a good winter underquilt to simplify the setup and lighten the load in my pack.

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    I used a thermarest pad and also had a weathershield. I regret not trying to go without my pad the first night. I used the Incubator UQ and had a Warbonnet TQ. I was toasty warm for the most part. Woke up to a few cold spots when my UQ shifted.

    This was my first winter hammock camping experience and will definitely do it again

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    Looked like a lot of fun...bet it was peaceful out there....

    Pizza, I keep looking at the photos of your tarp and I think I must be seeing things. It looks like a "door" flap tied back on the side, but the doors both look closed. Am I seeing things?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonsaihiker View Post
    Looked like a lot of fun...bet it was peaceful out there....

    Pizza, I keep looking at the photos of your tarp and I think I must be seeing things. It looks like a "door" flap tied back on the side, but the doors both look closed. Am I seeing things?
    It's a Warbonnet Superfly. The doors are detachable. They hook at the ridge and corner tie-outs. In the center of each of the four doors there is a flap with another attachment point with shock cord that extends halfway down the length of the tarp in the center and hooks to the shock cord from the door on the opposite end forming a tight seal. To close the doors all the way there is another piece of shock cord at the bottom of each door that you run across to the other side at the bottom tie-out. It's pretty slick. I really like the system. In one of the photos I have the doors attached but at one end I have the doors opened up and folded back for ease of getting in and out from under the tarp.

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    Ahhhhhh....that makes sense, thanks. I didn't know how the doors attached on the Superfly, guess I didn't even think about it. Sounds like a nice system.

    FWIW, I looked at my schedule to try to get up there for this trip, but had to work. Would have liked to meet you all, and to go through some of my old stomping grounds.

    Thanks again, Pizza, and glad you all had a nice trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonsaihiker View Post

    FWIW, I looked at my schedule to try to get up there for this trip, but had to work. Would have liked to meet you all, and to go through some of my old stomping grounds.
    There's always a next time man. I'd like to get to some other states as well in the future. Haven't really ventured much outside of MN for hiking/camping yet since I'm still fairly new to it and there are so many nice places to hang that are fairly close by within a couple hundred miles from home.

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