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    Senior Member Hike2Hang's Avatar
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    Thanks SCUM for the mention of haning it corner-corner in an asymmetrical fashion. This seems to work much better than hanging from central tie outs.
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    Smile Beach towel.

    When I got my first hammock (Hennessy Exped Asym w/Hennessy UQ) I used two beach towels over the ridgeline, draped down and connected to the edge of the UQ with small clips. They did not overlap each other more than a few inches.

    With breezes in the 0-5 MPH range, I was able to sleep comfortably on a few nights when the temp went down to 11* F. I was also comfortable in temps as high as 53* with many nights in the 30s and 40s.

    This was achieved with an ancient, 1975 vintage cheeseball Sears synthetic sleeping bag.

    I believe the overcover idea is a good one; however, it must be breathable. The towels excelled at "breathable."

    Maybe too heavy for anything but the back yard. Still, some ultralite material that breathes well would do the trick, I am sure.
    Last edited by BBQDad; 10-30-2011 at 00:56. Reason: another thought.

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    the PL works well, like any weathershield also, due to the watertight fabric. Kind of like an igloo trapping heat. Air is also trapped keeping it from moving out and allowed to heat up when you have a good seal. Which is also the problem. Too much carbon dioxide may make you a little loopie as well.
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    Poncho liner's work well, like Tina said, when car-camping. but really, any fabric sock or overcover will trap heat that is normally lost or "blown away" by any breeze.

    I have a dwr overcover that I carry when packing in the woods. (Calendared is better than non- as it is more wind resistant.) I typically leave a few inches at my feet uncovered to reduce moisture buildup, but so far, no issues...

    Oh, and Poncho Liner's are NOT weatherproof... they're intended to insulate a poncho, not be a weather poncho.

    John
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    Senior Member Floridahanger's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnSawyer View Post
    Poncho liner's work well, like Tina said, when car-camping. but really, any fabric sock or overcover will trap heat that is normally lost or "blown away" by any breeze.

    I have a dwr overcover that I carry when packing in the woods. (Calendared is better than non- as it is more wind resistant.) I typically leave a few inches at my feet uncovered to reduce moisture buildup, but so far, no issues...

    Oh, and Poncho Liner's are NOT weatherproof... they're intended to insulate a poncho, not be a weather poncho.

    John
    Sorry, John, you are correct. I'm thinking inclusive and not exclusive of each other. I keep doing that with the poncho and liners.
    The liners are breathable and will trap some air allowing it to heat a little. The Poncho itself will also trap air and humidity warming a little.
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    I love the hammock socks that I made....they work with the same idea. There were so many different options for making them that I was confused at first as to which style I wanted to make. I'm glad I stuck with the "typical" sock. I can lay there with it up part way and look all around me while keeping my body warm, but as I start to get tired, I pull it up over my head and pull the draw cord shut.

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