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    Senior Member heescha's Avatar
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    Wanted to introduce myself!

    Hey everybody. I am a brand new hammock guy! i got my HH expedition asym and have slept in it the past three nights in the back yard...i'm loving it already! (though it has been very cold...i'm looking for an underquilt if anyone has one!)

    but anyway, i live in Watertown, SD if anyone is around here let me know!
    This is the day that the Lord has made-let us rejoice and be glad in it! Psalm 118:24

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    Welcome Heescha! You are off to a good start! But how have you been keeping warm on the bottom, way up in SD? Are you using a pad?

    If you are looking for info, just search the forum for pads or under quilts or Super Shelter. You will find about a zillion threads and posts on the pros and cons of these choices, any of which can get the job done. Each approach has it's supporters and detractors.

    Or, you can start a thread with your specific questions. Enjoy the new camping comforts and freedoms that are possible with hammocks!

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    Senior Member cgul1's Avatar
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    Welcome

    if you dont sew and you have the dough, jacks R Better underquilts
    I have the HH UL Exped with a nest UQ and a RMS sniveler top quilt
    welcome to the source, the senior members will keep you straight
    you might also look at putting a zipper in that thing, really improved mine
    search on bugnet zipper threads
    enjoy

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    Welcome Heescha....

    I have the same exact setup as cgul1 and am planning on putting in a zipper. I am just afraid I will ruin my hammock.

    I also like my Super Shelter, but I think the Nest is slightly warmer. I just ordered a weather shield for my UQ, it should be here this week.

    I do have some reviews of SS and UQ's in my blog: www.hammockcamping.blogspot.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by heescha View Post
    Hey everybody. I am a brand new hammock guy! i got my HH expedition asym and have slept in it the past three nights in the back yard...i'm loving it already! (though it has been very cold...i'm looking for an underquilt if anyone has one!)

    but anyway, i live in Watertown, SD if anyone is around here let me know!
    How Do heescha!
    You are in the right place to gather tons of info on the terific art of hammocking. Everyone here is straight up and willing to help out. Enjoy!
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    Welcome to the forum.

    Happy hanging!!!
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    Senior Member heescha's Avatar
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    well thanks for all the warm welcome guys! i am looking at possibly making my own underquilt, just need more information. as far as the zipper...where are you placing it?

    haha, i've spent the last three nights outside in 10 degree weather. No underquilt, no pad, just an military intermediat surplus bag that is good down to 10 degrees. I just wear long johns and a sweatshirt, but boy, it sure gets chilly!
    This is the day that the Lord has made-let us rejoice and be glad in it! Psalm 118:24

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    Quote Originally Posted by heescha View Post
    well thanks for all the warm welcome guys! i am looking at possibly making my own underquilt, just need more information. as far as the zipper...where are you placing it?
    HERE is a link to download the plans (PDF format) for a Potomac underquilt (synthetic, shaped to fit a HH). It has no zippers, though.
    “I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt.” - Cormac McCarthy

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    welcome to HF heescha.
    if you've been getting by w/ the set up you described, you'll be in hog heaven when you get an underquilt.
    you'll find lots of info here about the different underquilts available commercially Speers hammock has a the Snugfit underquilt & JRB has several.
    also several sources for making your own. ...tim
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    Welcome to the Hanging Gang.

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