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    Senior Member Perkolady's Avatar
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    Thanks, Stoikurt,

    I'm still trying to figure all this stuff out

    I can see how it would be difficult, having to move that pad out of the way to exit...


    Perk

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    i use my hh super shelter with the nest under everything else. wat better than a pad in the hammock. takes a few extra seconds getting in and out as you push everything over to the side. only had a chance to try in the 20"s so far. as soon as temps get colder here i will post some more results. going on an ovrnighter either thurs or friday this week but only supposed to be in the upper 20's at night. i was hoping for the teens.

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    Last night only got to 42 degrees. I only had my Nest under my HH and my sleeping bag on top as a quilt. It was a little cool on my upper back and on the sides. When I got up for a nature break I tightened the Nest at the head end and that eliminated the cool back. JRB advises that you don't stake out the sides in cooler weather, so I unstaked the side on the head end and it allowed the side to close in on me more and eliminated to cool side. But I still had to get inside my bag because the HH doesn't wrap around you like a Speer type hammock so the material gets chilled. No problem on the foot end as I am a very hot footed sleeper and even have to uncover them on most nights.

    Next, I'll try the undercover between the Nest and the HH.
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    Think we kinda hijacked this thread.

    I like the review, how do you compare it to the SS.

    I'm starting to think I'm some kind of freak, I have yet to get cold at all. I have been using my SS down to 30 degrees with a pretty stiff 10-20 knot wind with no problems. I wear pretty light weight polypro undergarments, socks and a hat. I use the cheapest CW (camping world) $14 sleeping bag rate at 40 degrees and slip a walmart space blanket on top of the underpad. Maybe I am a really warm sleeper.

    I would like a new bag or quilt for weight and space savings but I'm worried I'll spend $250 and not be as comfortable as I am now. I don't think my synthetic bag compresses very much under me. Will a quilt be as warm???

    Thanks
    Mac

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    [QUOTE=.
    I would like a new bag or quilt for weight and space savings but I'm worried I'll spend $250 and not be as comfortable as I am now. I don't think my synthetic bag compresses very much under me. Will a quilt be as warm???

    Thanks
    Mac[/QUOTE]

    no need to spend much cash to try a quilt. make one from a cheap sleeping bag.
    i've made several that way... although they weren't necessarily the cheapest bags... just a light down bag i got on sale for about $90.00.
    but you could use most any bag to make a quilt & see how you like it.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    nuts, bolts, metal, wire, or wood I'm pretty good with.

    Making things with fabric, won't even pretend I would know where to start. If I even cut the tag out of a shirt the whole thing unravels. Don't think I could bring myself to cutting up a $100 sleeping bag.

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    the simplest method to convert a sleeping bag to quilt is to remove the zipper by simply cutting the material that the zipper teeth are made onto.
    just cut right beside the teeth, being careful to keep the rest of the bag (shell & liner) out of the scissors.
    you could always use an old bag that you don't use anymore. or buy a cheap one.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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