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    Quote Originally Posted by qpens View Post
    Hey Tim,
    Do you like the Exped Dam 7 better than your BA insulated air mattress or do you use one in the winter and one in warmer weather?
    MQ
    i use the BA in warmer weather & the exped in colder weather.
    i have began to feel cool on bottom sleeping on the BA in the low 50s & upper 40s w/ no under quilt.
    but some people seem to do fine w/ the insulated BA at lower temps.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    how low can you go with the down mat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    how low can you go with the down mat?
    the coldest i've used it yet is low 20s, & it was nice & warm, but it was in a synthetic insulated hammock.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    I have had back problems in the past. I would be hesitant to push things this early after an injury. As long as you refer to the situation as "still on the mend", you should probably be careful. While actually lying in the hammock may be ok, it can be awkward getting in and out of the hammock, especially at first. It won't take much of a twist or balance loss to re-injure. Don't mess around with this problem.

    That said, I now sleep very comfortably in my hammock even tho I was out of work for 9 months and on limited duty for a year due to my injury. My advice would be to wait until you consider yourself healed. The difference for me would be when you decide that your back injury has crossed from "acute" to "chronic". While it is still acute, you must use caution with all your movements. Exercising and stretching designed for troubled backs (and when approved by your Doc) is good and reduces pain quite effectively.
    Last edited by lyleb; 11-30-2007 at 21:26.

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