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    right, but I have 2 years to earn enough money to hike, and buy gear. So, I'm looking for experienced advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David@whiteblaze View Post
    right, but I have 2 years to earn enough money to hike, and buy gear. So, I'm looking for experienced advice.


    Cool, you have a long time to try lots of gear, which should help. The best advice that I can give you is, trying the gear out in the field and see what works best for you, not other people.

    You will want lightweight gear, that I can tell you for certain. If you want any help with that, send me a PM and I'll give you all the info you want and then some.

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    Anybody tried the large Neo pad in the BB double pocket? Does it fit? Seems to me that this would be a good option, although might not be as warm as the downmat, but plenty light and comfy according to the great reviews its been getting.

    Frankly, I would gladly carry the downmat if its what got me a great night's sleep. As I get older, that becomes more key to overall enjoyment than weight does. For my setup, I carry a BA Insulated short as my just in case insulation or pad for ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotaross View Post
    Anybody tried the large Neo pad in the BB double pocket? Does it fit? Seems to me that this would be a good option, although might not be as warm as the downmat, but plenty light and comfy according to the great reviews its been getting.

    Frankly, I would gladly carry the downmat if its what got me a great night's sleep. As I get older, that becomes more key to overall enjoyment than weight does. For my setup, I carry a BA Insulated short as my just in case insulation or pad for ground.

    Why put an airpad in a hammock? It would make it rigid if you inflate it and if you don't inflate it, you might as well use a CCF pad.

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    The first reason is that I hate carrying the bulk of a CCF pad. I started with the pad before I got an UQ, and having used both the CCF, a regular TRest, and the inflatable pad; the latter to me was much more comfy. I found I had more pressure point discomfort with the CCF pad. I typically fully inflate the pad which makes for a flatter lay. That said, I really like my UQ!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotaross View Post
    The first reason is that I hate carrying the bulk of a CCF pad. I started with the pad before I got an UQ, and having used both the CCF, a regular TRest, and the inflatable pad; the latter to me was much more comfy. I found I had more pressure point discomfort with the CCF pad. I typically fully inflate the pad which makes for a flatter lay. That said, I really like my UQ!!
    Right on!!!

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    I am of the same mind set. Dual mode bedding. My Warbonnet fails all the time, the critical design flaw being it needs too trees to function properly. So I carry a a light bivy as well.

    I have a Big Agnes shorty insualted mat (about a pound). Also have a 72" x 40" piece of the foam skin Warbonnet recomends. The foam goes in the hammock sleeve , if it is cold enough the mat goes in too. For ground mode, the bivy goes on top of the foam and the mat goes in the bivy. Works well in both circumstance. I might trade the foam skin in for one

    I also have a Downmat DLX, which is like a waterbed. However it is a tad heavy, and it doen not fit in the bivy (bivy has to float on top). I love the thing but only take on relax trips when I know there will be trees.

    On long death marches I leave the hammkock at home and only take the bivy. A 2 plus pound hammock? Far too heavy.....it all comes down to personal priorities.

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    you are exactly right about prorities... so what I hear is just find out what works for me?

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