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    Newbie in Germany

    Hi all!
    Been interested in hammock camping for a while now, but finally got a chance to just a few weekends ago. Thankfully I discovered HF a few days before--I had no idea regarding insulation and hammocks. I didn't have enough time to buy or make an underquilt, but I did bring along an extra blanket. I was able to rig up a very rough 3/4 length gathered-end UQ with the blanket. Temps dropped into the 30s on the first night and down to 23F (record for Ramstein for 1 Apr!) on night two.
    Made it through the night on my first hang in sub-freezing temps thanks to the advice from HF! (I've since picked up a few more items...especially an underquilt).

    Will post a photo of the site later...
    Cheers!

    --EDIT--
    First two photos show the basic setup. Replaced the cords from the ENO tarp w/ reflective cord (Night Ize)--it was at a Scout campout, and I didn't want any kids clotheslining themselves. The white line visible on the end is the lead from the UQ, which is hanging a bit below the Singlenest. When I was in the hammock, the UQ was snugged up against me. I had braided lines of 550 cord for suspension--have since replaced them with whoopie slings.
    Last pic is of the camp's rinsing bucket the following morning.
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    Last edited by nghicks; 04-16-2012 at 03:41. Reason: Adding photos

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    Hello and Welcome from Canada!
    The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine

    Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
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    Welcome from Florida. Glad you were able to get out and enjoy your hammock. You'll have lots of fun participated in the forum.
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    Looking forward to the hang pics, esp. the impromtu UQ. Welcome from TN

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    Welcome. Are you getting your gear in Europe?

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    Welcome to HF from Mass.

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    Hi
    I have some friends at the Ramstein base, not too far from you I think
    happy hanging
    “The censorious said she slept in a hammock and understood Yeats's poems, but her family denied both stories.”
    ― Saki, The Chronicles of Clovis

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    Welcome from the PNW. Glad it wasn't colder!

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    Welcome from B.C. Canada!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angus in Wyoming View Post
    Welcome. Are you getting your gear in Europe?
    Small items, from Englehorn and Rucksack. Larger items I've picked up via mail order...

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