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    Space Blanket.......where?

    Maybe I am reading some posts wrong, but the space blanket location seems to shift from post to post. I don't have a double layer, so from the top down, is it?
    1. Me, pad, hammock, space blanket, underquilt ( the location of the SB, mainly to protect UQ from moisture?)
    2. Me, pad, SB, Hammock, UQ?
    3. Me, SB, pad, Hammock, UQ?

    Also, I have been warm enough without feeling gaps in my 3 S "Phoenix", but this weekend I will be in colder temps, so I wanted to rig up the extra shock cord suspension for the UQ to prevent the cold air gap that may happen. I am not sure of the exact location to sew on the little tab, as Shug did. So I am packing some shock cord and 2 biggish safety pins, so when I find the right spot I can run the pins through the groisgrain at the edge of the UQ. Is there a reason why this would be a bad idea? Could it damage the UQ, if there is not much of a pull to the pins? How else could my shock cord location be adjustable? Would it be better to weave the pins in and out a couple of times, so that each hole has less tension on it, or is that even worse?
    Sorry for the lengthy post and thanks for all the help you have been giving me here.

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    space blanket

    Oh, I am talking about that cheap little blanket that comes in a pack about 1"x3"x2". The thread about reflective barriers is over my head, at least parts of it.

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    I believe your list gives you a "low-med-hi" heat return.

    1.= least amt of reflected head - "low"
    2.= medium
    3.= greatest amt of reflected heat - "hi"

    There are some engineers that "hang" who will be able to explain the math in greater depth, they may even correct my post, but that's the way it works for me.

    i'm not sure how to insert the direct link but check out this thread:

    Hammock Forums - Elevate Your Perspective > Hammock Camping > Bottom Insulation - Reflective Barriers

    sorry for the cut/paste...
    Last edited by flatline; 12-10-2010 at 17:32. Reason: add thread ref.

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