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    Hammock sock test tonight

    I am at my brothers in Carrboro, N.C. and just set up my hammock before dark. Just doing some testing tonight to see how warm I stay when it gets down to the forcast 26 F. I am trying insultex and poncho liner quilts with my new hammock sock. If it isn't warm enough I will just come inside and snuggle in down. I have another outfit that is all down to try tomorrow night.
    I made the sock from 1.3 and 1.9 ripstop nylon with entry from the bottom. Just guesses on the weight of the nylon.

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    My wunderground shows Carrboro at 29 degrees F.
    You are probably hanging now. I had planned to test my sock system, but did not get it finished on time. Maybe tomorrow night.
    Are you ready to give up yet?
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    I did not go out to the hammock til 6 when it was 29. I fumbled around a bit getting comfortable but then slept till 9:30. Nice and warm. I am not sure I would have been this warm without the sock.
    I had 2, 2 layer IXUQ and a PLUQ with a 2 layer IXTQ combined with a PLTQ. I used my newly made sock and tarp with doors. I may try my down system tonight since it is sposed to be 24. I got a new down bag for Christmas and have 2 down throws I have made into UQ's. The bag is rated to 20 and I think the UQ's should be as good.

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    Nice! I need a sock from the sounds of that report. Funny I just was thinkin of you, charley and your DIY abilities and sent you a PM. Now I see this thread and know what yer up too.
    I like refried beans. That's why I wanna try fried beans, because maybe they're just as good and we're just wasting time. You don't have to fry them again after all.

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