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    poncho liner as overcover

    Has anyone ever used a poncho liner as a overcover on their hammock? I plan on throwing it over the ridgeline to help keep the heat in. All ques and comments welcome
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    I think that it could work, but would be more concerned about heat loss through compression of your sleeping bag under you in the hammock.

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    I have not used a poncho liner over the ridgeline..........I used the poncho liner as a TQ and then draped my Poncho over the ridgeline to keep in extra warmth and the wind out. I hope this helps!!!!
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    I was wondering the same thing. I'm thinking about making a top cover to attach to my bug liner velcro on my JRB bridge.
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    I stopped by an Army/Navy store while out this afternoon and they had no military ponchos and no poncho liners! I wanted to see a poncho liner and see the difference between my poncho and a military issue one. I'll watch this thread to see what comes of the OP's question.

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    For an overcover, I would be concerned mostly about it being able to block the wind and create a microclimate.

    The poncho liner I have does not do this at all. If you plan on tying it to your poncho and using it, I think that would work very well. Alone, I don't think it would work.
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    I will be using a stock HH tarp over the poncho liner, and a blue Polly tarp in a winter set up
    NFA: I have a improvised UQ (if you can call it that) that should work (tried at about 30-35), think 2nd hammock underneath with pad, space blanket, fleece, and quilted material. not concerned so much about compression as getting it tight enough fit to my sleeping hammock.

    PS still looking for the right size poncho.
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    I have never needed to use the poncho over the top as I have just lowered the tarp to be nice and close if its a little cold (In aust here, so my cold is not your cold) but i have had a noticeable warmth increase using it below the hammock to keep out wind and splash

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    I have and DO use my poncho liner as an OverCover. It works great for me. I tie it off (Diamond shape) to the ends of my BB and just let the 2 corners hang over. I notice a considerable difference in the temps inside my hammock versus outside the hammock. Also helps to keep a little more humidity in makiing it easier to breathe versus having 20* dry air to breathe all night long. The only negative about doing this that I have found so far is there seems to be some condensation build-up on my bug netting. The PL breathes well but I am a HOT sleeper and probably give off more humid air faster than what the PL will allow to escape. Not enough to notice any dampness in my quilts so I am good with it so far.
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    I've used poncho liners inside as a top quilt and I've tied them under my hammock as a bottom quilt. I've also hung them under the hammock and tied the ends up around the ridgeline/bug netting to keep my feet and/or head warmer. I like Muskrat's suggestion and will try it as a weathershield this coming weekend. My thinking is that as long as condensation doesn't build up on the inside... well I can always just move it to create an opening.

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