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    Better than expected backyard hang

    The temp was forecasted to drop to around 20 here Saturday night. I hung my HH Hyperlite sans tarp Saturday afternoon. I used an early version of the MM IX UQ (two layers and heater tubes but no covering. I inserted a layer of the thin foam that new TV's are wrapped in between the IX layers. I added my JRB No Sniveler below the IX and a space blanket between the hammock and the IX UQ. I used only my Go Lite Ulta 20 inside. I wore mid-weight fleece top and bottoms, fleece socks, Arrowhead down socks, fleece balaclava and a watch cap. I made a temp hammock top cover from a Dry Ducks poncho. I had my down jacket, JRB down hood and gloves standing by but never needed them.

    I turned in at 11:30 pm with the temp around 28 outside. I was nice and toasty and fell asleep easily. I woke briefly at 3:30 but was still nice and warm and went straight back to sleep. Mother nature finally woke be again around 6:00 am. I put on my glasses and checked the little thermometer I had hanging on the ridge line. It read 36. I could not believe it. I rolled out and went inside to get the local weather. They reported our low as 23. I left the thermometer outside and at 7:00 it read 25. Could a top cover keep that much warm air trapped inside the hammock? I had no tarp but there was no wind. This is making me think about a hammock sock.

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    You had a better night than I did. Glad it worked out
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    Sweet report I am contemplating a sock myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunner76 View Post
    You had a better night than I did. Glad it worked out
    I read your post. I have some getting warm problems too. I don't take blood thinners but I do take a full strength aspirin twice a day for blood thinning and I too have problem with hands, feet and head. I keep tying different things in hopes to hit upon the perfect combination. Keep experimenting. You'll hit upon what works.

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    Whoooo buddy .... good for ya'.
    Try wrist warmers ...they do help keep you warm. sleep in them as well.
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    Southmark:
    glad you had a good night out last night.......I have a BBO for my Blackbird and I can say that it does a great job of keeping the inside of the hammock very warm on windy nights. Could luck on the test and keep us posted.
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    Great report! Glad you had a great time and was plenty warm.

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    Very nice report.
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