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    GoLite poncho/tarp as undercover

    Has anyone tried using a GoLite Ultralight poncho/tarp as an undercover for their HH? I was just thinking of the potential and what types of things you could use as insulation.

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    welcome to hammock forums. i just saw your post on the other thread http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=1525
    i've never gone that route & not sure that i will, just because i like the extra coverage of a tarp for cooking & stuff, but i certainly understand how that would help take your pack size & weight down a notch.
    do you use an under quilt? if so i'm sure that would be part of your concern, using a poncho as your tarp.
    BTW, always good to see more BPL.com members here. ...tim
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Welcome to the Hanging Gang and the forum...

    Wind screen helps but please understand the real requirement is bottom insulation.... not just dead air (although that is usefull for a few degrees).... In the long run though it should breathe and not trap moisture, which will have negative insulation and weight effects.

    Read the archives here and on www.whiteblaze.nt/hammock forms for tons of detail on this subject over the last 4-5 years.

    Pan
    Ounces to Grams.

    www.jacksrbetter.com ... Largest supplier of camping quilts and under quilts...Home of the Original Nest Under Quilt, and Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock. 800 595 0413

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