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  1. #41
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    Quote Originally Posted by peggy29forever View Post
    I made one with a cheap plastic table cloth from the dollar store. Used shock cord to attach it. With the emergency mylar blankets and a cheap down comfortor I slept warm in the low 20s. Use it to store extra gear and it stayed dry in a rain storm. Just telling you how I did it cheap.
    it does seem pretty simple and versatile. Can't wait to test it out for myself.

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    I've used a cut up NeatSheet before. I did add a channel to attach it to the hammock, but you could probably just cut it to size and tie it in place.

    Here's a couple of pics. The NeatSheet is blue.




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    Headchange4u made one of these a long while back. Here's the post: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=1860. It wasn't a no-sew solution though.
    Last edited by NCPatrick; 04-11-2012 at 10:43. Reason: Not a no-sew solution though.


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    My Frogg Toggs poncho with my down parka between it and the Byers hammock worked pretty well down to 39 degrees last night. I was mostly warm below, with just an occasional cold spot. Above I had to cover my entire head in my sleeping bag, but that's a different story. Also very comfortable, like an UQ should be. The poncho as an underlayer worked like a charm, with just some mason line threaded in the hems. I don't plan to camp in weather this cold, but it was a good test. I'm going to let it warm up a bit, then use the ccf pads between the layers for a test. Although bulky, they are lighter than my parka.

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    Good to hear. I'm glad that is working for you. Btw, as you have figured out, wearing a comfy warm hat can make a huge difference too in cold weather sleeping.


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    Hat. That should be added to the "what I wish I knew" thread. But even that would not be enough. I don't think my bare face would have allowed too much sleep. Funny how the tiniest exposure is magnified. I'm sure that's the coldest temp I've ever slept in (I'm not into winter camping).

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    Congratulations on a new personal record low temp too.


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    Double your fun?

    If you go to the BWCAW in late August you probably won't have any bug problems. That's when I most often go and I've never had a bug problem in late summer. We did go in last year at the start of the Pagami fire and it was slightly un-nerving to be within about 100 yds of the fire...going in. All's well that ends well, though.

    If we don't get more moisture here soon...there may not be much for bugs anyway! If you have a Byer Moskito you could perhaps find one of their Travelers on the cheap? (under $20?) Same size as the Moskito and a No-Sew to just double hang it underneath. That would also give you to ability to put your CCF between the layers.

    Carefully rigging some lines to pull the Moskito's sides or netting outward might also give you more room to move about in there.
    Hope you have a great trip!
    4 dog
    Last edited by 4 dog knight; 04-13-2012 at 23:29. Reason: Miss-typed

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