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    Hello from the Finger Lakes of New York!

    Heya!

    I'm a newbie. Heck, I don't even have a hammock yet. I'm used to tent and tarp camping, but I sat in a friends homebrew hammock and, surprisingly, it held my weight and it was mighty comfy! So, I'm saving my pennies and looking to buy me a Warbonnet (likely the gathered variety, though the black flies and mosquitoes may make me reconsider). I'm a fair-ish weather camper, as well. I don't like going out in the winter for staying overnight (dayhiking/hunting I do, however), so I don't immediately see a need for an under quilt, but I do have my eye on an JRB top quilt which can serve as an under quilt as need be. Then again, I do have my woobie...

    I'm not exactly an ultralight kinda guy. I use a Frost River summit pack because I like the aesthetics and fit, for example. I am, I guess, more of a minimalist - though, I have my moments of indulgences.

    Anyway, talking too much here for a "hello!"

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    Welcome to comfortable sleeping! Warbonnet is a solid choice for an indulgence.
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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Hello

    Hello from Michigan, but I take the family to Cranberry lake east of Watertown once a year and we all hang for a week.
    Nimbus37

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    Quote Originally Posted by nimbus37 View Post
    Hello from Michigan, but I take the family to Cranberry lake east of Watertown once a year and we all hang for a week.
    Nimbus37
    Good area, that!

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    Hello and Welcome to the Forums from Canada!
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    Welcome from Ohio! You'll still want something under your hammock for temps 70 and below...and some people 80 and below. It's amazing how cool that draft under you becomes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DivaB View Post
    Welcome from Ohio! You'll still want something under your hammock for temps 70 and below...and some people 80 and below. It's amazing how cool that draft under you becomes.
    I'll keep that in mind. I just don't want to turn this into a huge money sink in the beginning hehe.

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    Senior Member Slo's Avatar
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    There's definitely no shortage of info or deals on here. I think I have yet to pay full price for anything but my TQ as I'm a budget hiker as well.

    Under insulation is going to be a must for pretty much anything under 70 but depending on how low you anticipate encountering yo ucould also make a poncho liner underquilt.

    Plenty of knowledgeable people on here, never hesitate to ask questions and Welcome from Ohio, glad to have another in the trees
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