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    Pads are underrated. I use UQ's for the summer and cooler weather, but for some serious cold, I use pads. Combine the egg crate, the sunshade and the other blue wally world pad, with a poncho as a weathershield and I have gone to -22*F. yep that's a negative. As I said, pads are underrated. Some hammocks they tend to not stay under you, that's the only real drawback... not their insulative properties.

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    Thank you thank you thank you for all the responses. I am going to fiddle with the WW blue pad and some reflective blanket for this trip as it is cheap and easy to carry. I will start saving for a UQ in the mean time!! I will let you all know how it goes!!

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    I tried the pad approach this weekend for my first overnight. I woke up cold wherever it was not under me. Then i cut one up and tried to tape it. Didn't work, because the separate pads wanted to mold in different directions, causing lumpiness. So i untaped and laid them horizontal with overlap and this was better. I also tried a T with some overlap, which may work. This was done with an Alps Mtn ccf pad from Cabela's. I was also using a sleeping bag, which I had to cover my head with for some of the time. Pretty chilly night, but learned a lot and still slept better than on the ground.

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    OP, here is what I'm trying.

    I found some very light 1/4" pads at $5 Below and bought 2 of them. They are 24"x60" so I cut one in half. I taped the extra 30" section to the foot of the pad and made 2 12"x30" wings that I taped about 8" from the top. They fit very nicely in my new snugpak jungle but I also have a "new-to-me" HH Safari Ultralight on the way so I'm hoping it will work out well in that one too.

    Last year I did a few nights in an HH Expedition and just used a standard thermarest pad plus a fleece blanket under my sleeping bag and I was comfortable on a rainy night in the 40s. The only complaint I had was that the fleece blanket would collapse down a bit and allow a bit of cold air by my face. I'm figuring the wings will help alleviate that a bit.

    We'll be hitting Springer Mountain on the 14th so wish me luck!

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    REPORT: Well I decided to use a CCF pad from Walmart (cheap) and topped it with my yoga mat and ENO wings from REI and I have a 20 degree synthetic bag...It got down to 30 or a little below the one night and I have to say I slept ok. I was a little chilled but not so I couldnt sleep.My nose was freezing so I will rig something up for that next time but all in all I dont like the pad setup but it got me through will be saving money for an UQ or maybe switch to the Clark I spent the second night in a buddys Clark and was impressed so lot of decisions to make!!

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