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    uq / pad combo

    this will be my first winter in the hammock.

    wanting the most efficient system from the start, i started with landau ccf, and
    then bought 3 - season uq - yeti and crowsnest.

    planning the mt. rogers hang, my question is:

    is it general practice to use ccf in conjuction with the uq?

    it seems macs ix would be a good barrier between the uq and the hammock in extreme temps: 5 and below
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    Quote Originally Posted by rip waverly View Post
    is it general practice to use ccf in conjuction with the uq?
    Sure, if you're looking to extend the capabilities of your 3-season UQ, that's the cheapest and easiest way to go. A lot of folks that use 3/4 UQ's use a pad for down by the feet anyways.

    When I went winter camping in the ADK last February, I brought CCF to supplement my DD Underblanket. Unfortunately it only got down to -13F, so the CCF was not needed

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    Lots of folks use CCF to supplement a 3 season UQ for winter. It's a good balance between cost, utility and weight, especially if you don't to a lot of winter camping. If you start camping a lot in winter, you may find it's worth springing for a real winter UQ.

    I have some winter UQs, but in the shoulder seasons (almost everything is a shoulder season in Colorado) I'll still take a 20f-30f quilt and a torso pad if the temp drops below the UQ's capability.
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    cool.
    thats what i figured.

    i have my eyes on a winter yeti or crowsnest with overfill. maybe santa will come through!!
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