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    WBBB double foot pad size and keeping it in the foot box ?

    I've finally recieved all my Hammock gear from the US.
    1.0 double WBBB, tarp and Te wa summer UQ and TQ.

    My UQ is the summer version of the 3/4 Te wa so I thought I'd suppliment that in colder weather with a silk bag liner if required and a foot pad.

    I've had a play and cut up a bubble pad, silver type reflective car windshield thingy to use as a sitting pad / foot pad for in the hammock.

    I guess it's about 28" square. Folds up nice and small and is very light. It's about 1/4" thick but reasonably ridgid.

    Had a good play last night trying to get everything dialed in right for a 4 night trip in a week and a half but found it fiddely to get my foot pad to stay in the foot box on the WBBB.

    Getting it between the layers was no problem, it was just trying to keep it right over the RHS of the footbox when I climbed in was the issue.

    Any suggestions on what to try.

    Also I have some 1/8" CCF foam I thought about trying but this would be even more bendy than the shield I have now. Might cause more issues.

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    Slide the footpad in the footbox of your top quilt. It will then be wherever your feet are, and you can reach it easily to reposition as needed.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

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    At the Idaho hang, Paul Gibson was experimenting with 2 fractional under quilts, with one dedicated to the footbox. It was a very sweet set up. I don't know what your intended use(s) are, but the coverage of that rig was excellent.
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    Thanks for the quick responses.

    If I put the pad in the footbox do you find an increase in condensation and moisture from direct contact with the pad ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by pig.slayer View Post
    If I put the pad in the footbox do you find an increase in condensation and moisture from direct contact with the pad ??
    I haven't noticed any condensation on the foot pad. I tend to only use the pad when the temps are 50 F and below.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

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    I use a 1/4" thick CCF pad that is about 2' square. I slide it in between the two layers of my WBBB. I always make sure that I have wedged the pad all the way to the corner of the footbox, and it stays put. Maybe the slightly sticky surface is the secret. Your pad is very slick, I would imagine, and therefore has no surface friction.

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