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    Staying Warm in a 3 Season TQ

    I will be starting an AT section hike in early March from Springer and locals there tell me that I should expect snow & nighttime temps in the 20s along the AT. My current rig consists of a WBBB w/ Jarbridge UQ & a 0 degree bag. I am considering purchasing an Owyhee TQ from KAQ to replace the 0 degree bag since it is both lighter and more compressible. Do you all have any tips on staying warm using a TQ?

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    Get one rated to the temps you expect and snug it around you in the hammock. Eat a good meal before sleep. Wear a hat and/or hood. Maybe use a hot water bottle with you in the hammock....you may need to keep your water from freezing anyways.
    Use foot pad if your using a 3/4 UQ....very important.
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    So far I haven't had any issues with my top quilts. My only issue is knowing the limits of my under quilts to fight the dreaded CBS.

    FYI - I've tested the Warbonnet 3 Season Mamba TQ down to 24*F with zero issues. That bag is rated to 20*F. Just make sure you have proper head gear to keep you head warm. I tend to use a neoprene face mask in temps below 30*F because my nose gets really cold and it becomes uncomfortable when I sleep.
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    you can go with a lighter tq for sure. 20 degree or higher even, substitute layers for tq weight (gonna wear them anyway)

    a common habit of mine is to use a 35 quilt and push it into the low 20's. while wearing a lightweight down sweater, and down pants (montbell) with goosefeet booties, i have gone to 15.9 degrees with this 35 quilt.

    ^and what Shug said

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Get one rated to the temps you expect and snug it around you in the hammock. Eat a good meal before sleep. Wear a hat and/or hood. Maybe use a hot water bottle with you in the hammock....you may need to keep your water from freezing anyways.
    Use foot pad if your using a 3/4 UQ....very important.
    Carry on.
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    If you do a hotwater bottle or take your bottles in with you, make sure that the caps don't leak. I learned from experience last winter. I had a nalgene cantene that I filled with hot water and took it in the hammock with me.I quickly checked for leaks, NONE! I didn't check long enough as I woke up at 4 am because my feet and legs were soaked and cold Pulled out the bottle and it was half empty. Checked it out and I got one drip about every 20 to 30 seconds. Needless to say the rest of the night was a little chilly.

    Do a nice long check on that. That threads on that bottle just don't seal but it's still a fine bottle as long as it's right side up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangin'Yankee View Post
    If you do a hotwater bottle or take your bottles in with you, make sure that the caps don't leak. I learned from experience last winter. I had a nalgene cantene that I filled with hot water and took it in the hammock with me.I quickly checked for leaks, NONE! I didn't check long enough as I woke up at 4 am because my feet and legs were soaked and cold Pulled out the bottle and it was half empty. Checked it out and I got one drip about every 20 to 30 seconds. Needless to say the rest of the night was a little chilly.

    Do a nice long check on that. That threads on that bottle just don't seal but it's still a fine bottle as long as it's right side up.

    HY
    As an extra precaution, I have always placed my wool sock hot water bottle inside a zip lock freezer bag.
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    KAQ Owyhee

    Well, I pulled the trigger on a KAQ Owyhee TQ this morning and will use all of the helpful tips that you all provided. Thanks, Guys.

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    Enjoy your hike. And your sources are correct, having grown up in Erwin, TN, you can expect old man winter to be lurking around in March in the Southern App-a-latch-an mountains

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