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    Staying warm in the wind.

    I tested my system last night and had a little trouble staying warm.

    It was 20*. My top quilt did well; I almost did not notice the cold. The problem was my under quilt. There was a 20 MPH wind with gust to 40 MPH. I was OK with the steady winds they were not the problem. No matter how tight I made the suspension. Every time there was a 40 MPH wind gust, instant cold underneath. One gust even took the under quilt completely off. Any ideas on how to fix this problem.

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    Pitch your tarp closer to the ground. Use the tarp to keep the wind off of the quilt.

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    Or get an under cover / under quilt protector

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    Sounds like you didn't get much sleep. You didn't mention anything about a tarp. Were you using one? If not, then I can see why a gust could take your UQ out of adjustment. If you had one, try pitching it lower so the wind can blow up and over rather than under the tarp. Hammock socks can also be used. Both methods create a micro climate that minimizes the wind stealing your heat.

    Hope this helps.

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    If you don't have doors on your tarp, add them. As the prior poster said, then pitch your tarp closer to the ground. You might also want to investigate using a hammock sock.

    As you learned, wind is an enemy to heat retention. Your first line of defense should be selecting a hanging site that protects you from the wind. Try the lee side of a hill with thick foliage to break the wind. Your second line of defense is your tarp.

    As for the underquilt coming loose, you might need to add a few additional attachment points. Dutch has some clips that he shows in some of his videos that might help. Here's a link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLQlA...wUZmKEoYqRj50H

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    As Detail Man stated, one of the best ways to beat the wind (and keep your warmth) is to make or purchase a hammock sock. You can find info about them either here on HF or on Just Jeff's site. http://tothewoods.net/HomemadeGearHammockSock.html


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    I did not put my tap, I was testing the worst conditions that we tend to get. Check out what Dutch has.

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    Dutch clips look cool. I just ordered 6 I see if this salves the problem. Next test I'll use the tarp too.

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    +1 on the tarp. My only issue with the Hennessy Hex is that it doesn't have panel pulls.

    I stayed out in the hammock last night in 40 to 45 F weather with 10 to 15 mph winds (25 mph gusts), and the tarp made all of the difference. It kept reaching into the hammock with the wind, though, and the contact was somewhat cold. Panel pulls would have helped with this. I think I might have to invest in some Grip Clips.

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