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    Supershelter test at Ohio Hang

    I had the chance to test the limits of the HH Supershelter at this weekend's Ohio Hang at Wildcat Hollow.



    Temps from my phone: 31 degrees @ 10:30pm, 25 degrees @ 6:30am
    Low temp according to wunderground.com was 20 degrees.

    Hammock: HH Explorer Deluxe
    Supershelter: undercover, overcover, foam pad, mylar emergency blanket
    Sleeping Bag: 20 degree synthetic bag (el cheapo from a yard sale)
    Clothing: wool base layer, my regular hiking clothes, fleece jacket, balaclava, rain shell
    Extras: 2 Hot Hands hand warmers

    Results: While I wasn't especially toasty or even comfortably warm, I stayed warm enough to sleep through the night. No cold spots that I could detect. When I got up to water the bushes early this morning, I could tell a big difference between the temperature inside the hammock and the outside temperature.

    Conclusion: I'll definitely use this system for temperatures down to, say 30-35ish and it should do the job quite well. It's also comforting to know that I can take down as low as 20-25 if I need to.

    Thanks for listening.
    Last edited by PapaSmurf; 02-20-2011 at 20:48.

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    i would second this temperature rating. adding the top cover helps out as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post

    Temps from my phone: 31 degrees @ 10:30pm, 25 degrees @ 6:30am
    Low temp according to wunderground.com was 20 degrees.

    Hammock: HH Explorer Deluxe
    Supershelter: undercover, overcover, foam pad, mylar emergency blanket
    Sleeping Bag: 20 degree synthetic bag (el cheapo from a yard sale)
    Clothing: wool base layer, my regular hiking clothes, fleece jacket, balaclava, rain shell
    Extras: 2 Hot Hands hand warmers

    Results: While I wasn't especially toasty or even comfortably warm, I stayed warm enough to sleep through the night. No cold spots that I could detect. When I got up to water the bushes early this morning, I could tell a big difference between the temperature inside the hammock and the outside temperature.

    Conclusion: I'll definitely use this system for temperatures down to, say 30-35ish and it should do the job quite well. It's also comforting to know that I can take down as low as 20-25 if I need to.

    Thanks for listening.
    Quote Originally Posted by bloomgorge View Post
    i would second this temperature rating. adding the top cover helps out as well.
    So somewhere between 20 and 25F? Well, I have always felt it was just adequate for me- with just the one pad/SB - to about freezing, and even better on up in the 30s. So looks like you are actually doing a bit better than I ever did ( or better than Tom H. per info at his web site). So, pretty darn good really. Any time I have expected to be below 30, I have always planned on adding either the kidney/torso pads, or a jacket(s) or Garlington insulator or something thrown down in the UC. I did a plenty warm enough 14.8( wind chill 6, and no tarp or over cover) with UC, main pad, kidney/torso pad/SB plus one pretty thick fleece jacket and one 9 oz down vest placed under the HH OCF pad. That is my HHSS record so far, but I know I could have gone lower.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
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    I rigged an HH undercover + NASA blanket + 5-in-1 Jerry Chair to my WBBB several weeks back on an overnight hike with UncleMJM and son. Temps got to low 40s and I was just fine. Could have easily gone lower.

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    Was this the Wildcat Hollow trail near Burr Oak SP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by greggg3 View Post
    Was this the Wildcat Hollow trail near Burr Oak SP?
    it was, come out to the march hang. March 18-20 at symmes creek/morgan sisters trail.
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    I was wonderin how ya faired papasmurf. I finally got up about 11. Ya'll were long gone. I didn't even hear you guys packin up.
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    We left around 10ish and there was zero movement over in your area.
    Bad form to wake a comfortably sleeping hanger.

    I've got Scout campout on March 18-20, but the symmes creek/morgan sisters trip sounds tempting.
    Last edited by PapaSmurf; 02-28-2011 at 07:42.

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    Kind of a newbie question here, but wouldn't it be easier to take the system down to lower temperatures just by beefing up your sleeping bag? I recently used an HH to well below freezing with no proper hammock insulation system at all, just a blue foamie pad and a warm sleeping bag. I imagine with a supershelter undercover/overcover instead of a pad I would have been roasting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elfer View Post
    ...wouldn't it be easier to take the system down to lower temperatures just by beefing up your sleeping bag?
    Yes it's definitely possible. I've got a -5 degree sleeping bag with over 6lbs of fill, but don't own a pack large enough to carry it. I've comfortably gone down to 13 degrees with only a thermorest pad and this heavy bag, but these are Scout campouts where the vehicles are nearby.

    My $3 yard sale bag is rated at 20 degrees and fills almost half my GG Vapor Trail. It's the heaviest bag I can carry while backpacking.

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