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    Nest and HH together

    I was using my hammock this weekend and am still trying to shake the bugs out. When you use the JRB nest and a HH together is it best to connect the two together with the velcro or close the nest up first. I find it difficult to close the quilt and after doing a midnight run it never seems to get closed properly.

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    I find it much easier to leave the Nest closed and just push it aside when you enter/exit the Hennessy. Others do it this way also.
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    Never thought about that. If that works out then
    I would probably want to sew it shut. I also use it as a quilt when tent camping with my son, but it doesn't stay together well. I also just picked up a Speers that I will be using it on. Thanks for the tip.

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    I hook up the nest to the HH with most of the nest's velcro still exposed. After getting in I sit cross-legged and pinch the velcro with thumb & forefinger, running them along the nest's velcro like a zipper, from the far end to the point where I'm sitting. YMMV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oms View Post
    Never thought about that. If that works out then
    I would probably want to sew it shut. I also use it as a quilt when tent camping with my son, but it doesn't stay together well. I also just picked up a Speers that I will be using it on. Thanks for the tip.
    You'll lose the ability to wear the quilt if you sew it shut. Mine stays shut with no problem.
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    I am thinking about what to do to stay warm this winter. I camp every month with my son who is in scouts. I have a HH SS, but will that be enough or should I invest in the nest do you think?

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    It's not that it doesn't stay shut, the problem comes in taking the time to close it in the middle of the night. I also don't bend well that way. I am going to try and get in with it already closed, slipped to the side. How about connecting to the HH velco. Does it lead to drafts?

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    "Every day above ground is a good day"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorethian View Post
    I am thinking about what to do to stay warm this winter. I camp every month with my son who is in scouts. I have a HH SS, but will that be enough or should I invest in the nest do you think?
    More than one has been able to make the SS wokable at really cold temps, but some aren't so lucky. There are a number of easy, cheap, light tricks to get more out of it, especially if you already have one. Lot's has been posted here about that. But if you have the money, the UQ's seem to be the most popular route, and have their own advantages. Plus, the NS can be worn, saving some weight.

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    I tried it both ways, and I initially thought that I needed to close the nest on itself for warmth, but after some experimenting, found that the open space between the nest and HH openings actually funnels cold air right to my bum

    I think it's a warmer set-up when I take the time to match the HH to the nest.

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