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    just learning about hammocks

    So on those times when you decide to use the shelter instead of hooking up to a tree, do you just roll out the sleeping pad, lie on top of your underquilt and put the top quilt over you?

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    Welcome to the forum PG. To answer your question, if a person has a pad with them they would use it . Not everyone carries a pad . I haven't had to go to ground but i don't think i would lay on my UQ but rather put my hammock or quilt liner on top of the pad with quilt on top of me. It would depend on what a person has with them.
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    If you had to go to the ground and you had both a top and bottom quilt, the bottom quilt would probably not be used. You would just compress the insulation so it wouldn't do you much good. Hopefully you have a pad. Following LNT principle #1, plan ahead and prepare, if I suspected that I would be in an area where a hammock would not work (above the treeline, desert, restricted campground) I would make sure I had the right gear. [sacriledge warning] there are times when a tent or ultralight tarp system are preferred over a hammock.

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    I haven't had to go to ground yet, though I did do it once. I use a torso-sized CCF pad for my leg insulation in the hammock, so I just laid on that.

    Otherwise, when I want to use a shelter I just hang my hammock in it.
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    Well my situation is fairly unique ... there's just not a place that I go or plan to go in the near future that I can't hang. So not a concern of mine.

    However that said ... I'm also planning to try to hammock on my next trip overseas. Taking what I know I might use to rig my hammock in hotels, Got a mod to the room in our apartment in Nantong and since I'm staying at a factory room in Thailand ... they have installed hooks ... so we'll see ... but should be interesting for sure.

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    thanks for input

    Thanks for the input guys. While I've done the sissified car camping, I'm just now getting into day hiking and trying to educate myself on overnight hiking and equipment that's needed. If y'all have any input on how to work my way into the activity, please post your advice. So far I'm somewhat biased toward hammocks, even though I've never used them.

    I did a 10.7 miler the other day on the AT. So I'm wondering if the next step might be an overnighter or a combination of overnighters with day hikes. My buddy from the 10.7 hike wants to do the GA AT next year. We were thinking of doing it all in day hikes, but I'm wondering if throwing in an overnighter or two might be the way to go.

    I look forward to hearing from y'all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    I haven't had to go to ground yet, though I did do it once. I use a torso-sized CCF pad for my leg insulation in the hammock, so I just laid on that.

    Otherwise, when I want to use a shelter I just hang my hammock in it.
    So it's possible to hang it in shelters? do the shelters have hooks or something?

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