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    Overnight in Oldham Co. KY

    Went out last night on my first backpacking trip. Sort of a gear trial. I stayed in the Morgan Conservation Park in Oldham County, KY.

    Gear:
    Hammock - Texsport Hobo II, I whipped the ends and ran a ridgeline across and tied some descender rings on each side
    Suspension - 1" tubular webbing, acting as tree huggers, hooked to the descender rings on the hammock
    Tarp - DIY 11.5' x 9' silnylon
    Insulation - Insufficient 30 degree mummy sleeping bag

    My toes were numb in the morning, but otherwise it was a great trip.

    Thanks for looking - Reed







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    "My toes were numb in the morning, but otherwise it was a great trip."


    Good attitude. You could probably add a ccf pad in the hammock , lay the sleeping bag on top of you with a fleece blanket and you might be ok at that temp,,sort of borderline tho depending on whether your a cold or warm sleeper. Good looking tarp and nice spot to hang. Time for a DIY UQ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rawwoo View Post
    Insulation - Insufficient 30 degree mummy sleeping bag

    My toes were numb in the morning, but otherwise it was a great trip.
    Nice trip,

    I would say your 30° bag would be sufficient for 30°

    but your term. says 27°

    Socks might help

    I wear socks, Term-long-J, long sleave T-shirt, vest, etc.

    The colder it gets the beefier the sleep cloths should be.
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    Very nice first hang report!
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    Your gear that you made looks good!
    Bring a pad and your toes will be good to go .... next time.
    I have that same Clock/Thermometer ...... good one.
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    I struggle with the cold feet thing too. I wish I had a cure for that, but alas I do not. Socks, pad, extra quilt and nothing has helped. Maybe I need to stay still in the hammock? Next attempt is going to be some down booties, maybe that will work.
    I like the tarp. I'm hoping the new 2Q/ZQ "Grizz" beaks will help my TTTG tarp close up like that this winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuseJr View Post
    I struggle with the cold feet thing too. I wish I had a cure for that, but alas I do not. Socks, pad, extra quilt and nothing has helped. Maybe I need to stay still in the hammock? Next attempt is going to be some down booties, maybe that will work.
    I like the tarp. I'm hoping the new 2Q/ZQ "Grizz" beaks will help my TTTG tarp close up like that this winter.
    If I might make a suggestion. I don't know how you dress for the winter nights sleep, but if you wear socks try switching to booties that fit a little looser than socks.

    Last year I was having the problem with cold toes. It's been suggested that it might be from tight fitting socks. So, I cut the sleeves out of an old fleece pull over, trimmed them so they came up to my calves and had my aunt close up one end and put a little elastic in the open end. Haven't had the problem since.
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    Not trying to hijack the thread. Just saying thanks...

    Quote Originally Posted by fulminated View Post
    If I might make a suggestion. I don't know how you dress for the winter nights sleep, but if you wear socks try switching to booties that fit a little looser than socks.

    Last year I was having the problem with cold toes. It's been suggested that it might be from tight fitting socks. So, I cut the sleeves out of an old fleece pull over, trimmed them so they came up to my calves and had my aunt close up one end and put a little elastic in the open end. Haven't had the problem since.
    Thanks for the tip. I'm looking for anything to help out.

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