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    My hammock warm enough?

    So I'm thinking I'm going to be hanging @ roughly 20-30 degrees F this weekend and not sure if my hammock setup is warm enough. I have a clark NX-250 with crows nest 3 season UQ with 3 extra ounces down stuff, a 0 degree mummy bag, fleece liner, and themal tops and bottoms, and will be trying the hot water bottle thing.and I'm a warm sleeper, I ask because last October I went with just my hammock and sleeping bag and had seroius CBS it was in the high 30's to 40's then. Now I have a UQ but have no time to pretest before the hike. So with this in mind what do ya'll think? Worst comes to worst campfire or hike out but I'm pretty sure all this is good enough.
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    It sounds to me like you're all set, but if you're really worried, bring a pad just in case and you're sure to be A-OK.

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    A pad... that just sounds like a hammocking swear word. Sorry all you who like the pad technique, but I've never liked pads even in my days of being a lost ground dweler.
    Last edited by lowclass; 03-22-2011 at 02:46. Reason: dab spelin
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    I would say that you'll be absolutely fine with that. Too hot even.

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    space blanket

    I wouldn't worry it sounds like your in good shape. However if you are really worried about it... You might bring a space blanket with you to put on top of your UQ. The only other thing I might recommend is a weather shield for your underquilt. Good Luck!

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    20-30 is not that cold though. I'm a cold sleeper and have taken my Nx-250 down to -2 (f) with just thermals, sleeping bag and z-liner. merino beanie as well - didn't have any problems at all. A few weeks ago I was out and it was around 30. Used my HG incubator and the rest of the set up the same apart from I didn't need thermals. Unless its going to be very windy I really wouldnt bother with a UQ protector.

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    If there is any way to fit the quilt, do so now. HG stuff is top o' line, but your specific set up may need tweaking, most set ups do. You may need a clip/biners or tie up the u-quilt in some way. The NX offers a lot of weather protection.
    Try test hanging the hammock between two door knobs, or between two chairs and putting a couple of pillows in the clark, and fitting the quilt. The pillows are a lightweight solution, without stressing an impromptu indoor test hang. And not suitable for actual bodyweight testing, but it will get you close.
    You dont want to be in the woods, and find out you need something simple that you could have gotten at the house.

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    Thanks all, the incubator is rated 20-30 but just figured I'd see what others thought. Well post trip report when I return, its been rainning for two days now and where I'm headed had snow forcasted so I'm looking forward to that.
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    You'll be fine. The incubator is a very nice quilt, and you have the 'extras' needed if it gets colder.
    I ride a recumbent.
    I like to HAM it up on the CW.
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    Of course I sleep in a hammock!

    Rug.

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