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    A 20 degree square footbox sleeping bag and a blue "Wally-Pad" got me to 30 degrees last night. No problems.

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    Been down to 14 DF with a golite ultra 20, 2 pads crossed, one long one short at the shoulder and a garlington taco.

    i knew it when I moved off the pad.

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    It really depends on your sleeping bag. I did 20F with a blue foam pad and a -30 bag, it was "too warm". I wouldn't want to try it with my 15 bag though... I'd expect to freeze.

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    I took a 30deg Mummy bag with a zipper in the foot box and sipped it around my hammock. I was warm at 35deg however I had a problem with the hood of the bag.

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    I've been down to freezing with a blue CCF from Wally World. Get a second one and tape wings onto it at the shoulders and it'll work even better.

    I don't use wings on mine anymore. I just put a plain CCF pad inside a fleece sleeping bag, put my down sleeping bag over me like a top quilt and crash out. In a Hammock I don't tend to move around much when I sleep. Bouncy sleepers will have a lot more issues with this setup than still sleepers.

    I'm about to convert a Alps Mountaineering down throw into an Underquilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wirerat123 View Post
    I'm about to convert a Alps Mountaineering down throw into an Underquilt.
    Hello! I need to hear more about this...
    “Indian builds small fire and stays warm, white man builds big fire and stays warm collecting firewood”—unknown

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffalo Skipper View Post
    Hello! I need to hear more about this...
    Got these down throws at The Sports Authority on clearance for $9.99 each.

    Once unpacked they actually puff out pretty good. They are sewn through baffles, and after sitting out of their stuff sack for a minute loft to about 2". The fabric leaves a little to be desired, but they weigh about a pound. I plan to put a couple of darts in each side and put grosgrain channels into each end to run shock chord through.

    I'm gonna say 35 degrees or so comfort level. I might put a nylon shell over one side with a slight droop to it to create a thin air pocket and wind block.

    I will be posting pictures as I do the process.
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    I criss cross two pads one full length and one around 36 or 48 inches. This gives double thickness under entire torso. and it's pretty easy to stay on top and centered.

    I've been down near freezing with this and was warm.

    I have a DIY double layer hammock.

    AND. It's not hard to carry if you use a DIY gearskin type pack.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery...searchid=55435

    I'd embed the pic, but I don't know how.
    grinder

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    well, I gave it a shot on an overnight trip with a 20d bag and it was warm enough... cold shoulders at times it got down to 32. I think I just need a wider pad, I'm a big guy... What would you recommend for a cheap wider pad that would perform about the same?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyHiker View Post
    What would you recommend for a cheap wider pad that would perform about the same?
    The answer to that question is already in the thread, either add wings or criss-cross with a cut-down pad.

    You can also buy larger (and better) foam and shape it to your needs... check out options at http://www.foambymail.com/closedcell.html (I'd get the minicell) but of course we're talking more $$ now.

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