View Poll Results: lowest temp hanging all night

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  • single digit's

    4 6.78%
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    8 13.56%
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    17 28.81%
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    15 25.42%
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    7 11.86%
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  1. #21
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    I did 22* w/ a nest, pad, WM Alpinlite, & clothes.

    After experimenting for several days during this cold front, I noticed that my bag would be wet in the morning unless I used my Precip rain pants & jacket as a mid layer.

    I also practiced going to the ground in my Hennessy last night and putting the nest on top of my WM bag. It was Nirvana warm. If only it was this nice while floating in the HH.

    Egads

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    Welcome Egads,

    Look forward to hangin in your neck of the woods soon.
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

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    That's an interesting "Bell" Curve.
    Stoikurt
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    I'd have to change my vote to the 30's now. That would not change the curve by any appreciable amount.

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    I finally put my vote in for the teens, so I think I cancelled your change out. I was hoping for another cold snap before I voted, but it doesn't look like that is going to happen soon.

    I just got done washing and waxing my car. I would rather be hanging in the snow.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
    The hanger formly known as "hammock engineer".

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    Lowest temp

    Mine so far was this month, Dec 10th. Got down to 24f with no wind. I was using my Cabela's winter bag (4lb) but wasn't hiking so it weight wasn't a big deal. I don't have an underquilt yet, but am working on something. I used a pad that I think I got at Wallyworld. It's yellow 1/8 ccf on the bottom and open cell foam on the top. It's full length so it cuts the wind pretty good. The only part that got cold was my rear-end but I was able to put my jacket under me and was fine. I had on heavy wool socks, silk long-john bottoms, poly-pro top, mittens, and cap.
    Next night it was 45f. That's Texas weather for you.

    The month before we got down to around 32f but with 15-20mph winds (and I have no tarp). That night I had my Slumberjack 20f bag, same pad, and a whole lot of clothes. Didn't get too cold though.

    As you can see, I've got a ways to go with the gear. But hey, that's half the fun. I've already made a pair of snakeskins using the pattern from Jeff's website. Next is a tarp!

    Tango

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    Not dead sure of actual temp, but the water in my bird waterer was frozen (1/4" thick) & it was liquid when I hit the sack at 11:00 PM (3 gallons water in a 3" x 14" pan) so at least down to 32 degrees.

    Gear: Sportsmans Guide Hammock w netting, Sportsmans guide 9x9 tarp, homemade 9x9 tarp, Truck reflective windshield cover, 1/4" ensolite pad, OLD 32 degree rated sleeping bag used as a quilt.
    Wearing: cotton work pants, Tee shirt, cotton sweat shirt, wool (army surplus) long sleeve shirt, wool socks, wool hat, wool fingerless gloves.

    Hung facing East West. Wind very slight from WSW.

    Homemade tarp just draped (square) over ridgeline used to cut wind / hold heat. SG tarp hung Diamond, very taught.
    Windscreen under Ensolite pad.

    Notes: I was expecting to be driven inside from the cold by no later than 3:00 AM. Ended up sleeping till 10:30, took me another 30+ minutes just to get out of bed. I was warm all night. I took 2 "pee breaks" warmed up quickly once back in my hammock. One time, felt that there was a cold spot just below center on my back, rolled to side & was all warm rest of night, even after going back on my back.

    My impression: It dosn't seem any harder to stay warm in a hammock than in a tent. I think / assume / feel, that the netting ads some (1 degree?) insulation to the set up. I have noticed previously that when I open the netting that it feels cooler outside the netting.
    In fact the last time I was in a tent, it didn't get below 44, & I FROZE, only thing missing was sweat shirt & truck windscreen (& extra tarp) My tent was a Nomad, I was in a sheltered area w minimal wind.


    FWIW: I'm getting a Kick *** Quilt just as soon as Patrick is up & running again.

    Doctari.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neo View Post
    i slept perfect with army pad less than 10 bucks and an M-1949 mountain down bag less than 15 bucks at 8.6 degrees,in my awesome tom claytor jungle hammock,i am not bragging just stating the facts neo

    I love to read your posts Neo!

    Perhaps we should start a weekly contest to guess how many times Neo mentions his Tom Claytor Jungle Hammock and/or his 12*12 Sportsman's Guide Tarp!

    Just kidding Neo....I really do enjoy your posts but not as much as I enjoy my very own Tom Claytor Jungle Hammock! Brag on Brother! Oops....I mean...keep stating the facts Brother!

    Miguel
    Last edited by Miguel; 01-03-2007 at 18:07.

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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by neo
    i slept perfect with army pad less than 10 bucks and an M-1949 mountain down bag less than 15 bucks at 8.6 degrees,in my awesome tom claytor jungle hammock,i am not bragging just stating the facts neo







    Quote Originally Posted by Miguel View Post
    I love to read your posts Neo!

    Perhaps we should start a weekly contest to guess how many times Neo mentions his Tom Claytor Jungle Hammock and/or his 12*12 Sportsman's Guide Tarp!

    Just kidding Neo....I really do enjoy your posts but not as much as I enjoy my very own Tom Claytor Jungle Hammock! Brag on Brother! Oops....I mean...keep stating the facts Brother!

    Miguel
    we can both keep stating the facts neo

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    Did -13deg C/ 8deg F last night in the backyard. I don't know what the
    windchill was. Very still/calm, couldnt have been much.

    Used JRB Nest+Weathershield outside
    Inside FF RockWren+ Moonstone Iguana Overbag.

    Clothing - Walmart jogging pants, cotton socks, cotton hoodie.


    Comments: - I was trying to make the night entirely on just the Rockwren
    and JRB Nest. However around 3:30am I awoke with the chills and realized
    that in my haste to setup, my JRB suspension was not rigged how I normally
    like it, and so had slid down and loosened a large air space between my
    nest/weathershield and the hammock. Because I was only wearing sandals
    I didnt want to fuss around with it so I bailed out and added the Moonstone
    bag I had ready as a standby. Stayed toasty with the two bags all night.
    Will try again for single digits without the extra bag next weekend.

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