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    Has anyone ever made a hammock of fleece?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarStar View Post
    Has anyone ever made a hammock of fleece?
    I think just fleece would stretch to much???

    About the hot hammock question, you might try searching for some of the old threads here about using a "hammock fan".
    That could be especially helpful early in the night, but like others said, you'll probably want to have some kind of insulation before morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaiden View Post
    I've not hung in hot weather yet. I have a new style jrb weather shield and jrb stealth. I was thinking of using the WS underneath for bug protection and the stealth on top if I got chilly. does this sound good or would putting the stealth underneath and using the WS as a top "quilt" be better?

    I think I'd hang the WS somewhat loosely under you and use the stealth on top. You can always wrap up in the Stealth if need be, or just throw it off...


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    Thanks! I'll give that a shot. I will probably carry an oware pad if I think it will be below 60, just in case. That should cover me down to 40F for only 28oz of insulation weight and still be pretty comfy up to 80 or so.

    Total with hammock/stakes is 4 lb, since I'm counting my poncho for a tarp. Another 23oz if I need my 10x11 jrb

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    Stoikurt, please do, thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaiden View Post
    Thanks! I'll give that a shot. I will probably carry an oware pad if I think it will be below 60, just in case. That should cover me down to 40F for only 28oz of insulation weight and still be pretty comfy up to 80 or so.

    Total with hammock/stakes is 4 lb, since I'm counting my poncho for a tarp. Another 23oz if I need my 10x11 jrb
    I usually take a down vest (I use it as a pillow. Very comfy, packs very small) and then put it on if I get chilly or to wear for a short while in the morning (or you can always wear the Stealth). Multi-use, very light luxury item.


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    Yep, I do plan to wear the stealth. I've considered bringing my thermawrap jacket, but it seems like overkill since I have the stealth if I need it. If I actually expect temps below 50 or so, I might bring it instead of something else like a wool sweater, but for now I'm thinking about summer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarStar View Post
    Has anyone ever made a hammock of fleece?
    When I first started making them, I had a vision of a winter hammock with 1.9 ripstop and fleese interior. I love the way fleese feels to lay on. But, by the time I got around to it, winter was over!

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    Hammocking at Florida Sea Base

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    Stoikurt, please do, thanks in advance
    Ankh,

    Ok, your original question is about hammocking in hot weather and more specifically because you are taking scouts to Florida Sea Base for the Out Island Adventure.

    My friend and fellow Asst. Scoutmaster is returning from Sea Base today. I called him a little while ago to see how it went. He said there are several camping sites on the island and that your group will be assigned to one of them. I need to talk with him some more Tuesday night to get more on all the sites. Their site did not have good trees for hammocks right on the beach but some of the sites did have good trees on the beach. They did have good trees just off the beach and he was able to hang his hammock comfortably. I don't know yet if there is enough room for everyone to hang hammocks, probably not though. Since his hammock was just off the beach he did not get all the breezes. The first few days had no breeze or very gently breezes, so on the beach would be better. A little stronger breezes will reach the more inland sites better.

    He's a fairly big guy, a little over 6' and maybe 240-250. He only used 2 sheets for cover and only used 2 when it was windier. He did say you will need a bug net for the no-see-ums, especially when there is no wind in the evenings. So make sure you have no-see-um netting. He also recommends carrying a ThemaCell which works great repelling the little buggers from your hammock area. If you get and take one make sure you carry extra repellent pads and fuel cells. (Side Note: The most miserable camping I have ever done was a beach campout, when I was a young scout, with no-see-ums and nothing to protect us from them. I wholeheartedly recommend doing anything you can to protect yourself against them).

    Thunder storms can come up quickly there and drop the temperature enough that the strong breezes can rob you of heat quickly. You'll want a little something under you if that happens. Though, even a light fleece blanket could be over kill in those temps.

    Ankh, If you want to PM me with you email address and phone number I'll get you 2 in contact with each other so you can ask him direct questions.
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