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    New Member YoungSon's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by zukiguy View Post
    I have had the concern about "what If I go to ground??"
    Zuki, I have the same concern as you. Seems that not a lot of people have a very insightful response. Drafts? Critters? Just seems like it would be too easy for a little furry guy to come in and nibble on my toes. HAHA.

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    Going on a group backpacking trip next week and have to go to ground.
    I will be using my HG 3S Burrow instead of a sleeping bag.
    Night time temps in the 40's and sleeping on an uninsulated Big Agnes Air Core pad.
    Looking forward to 3 good nights of sleep.

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    New Member Slick's Avatar
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    My quilt is lighter than my bag, but I wouldn't say it's changed my hike. What it has changed is my sleeping. That's improved because I can move now... I'm more comfortable.
    Ryan

    With our powers combined... we should be able to get these hammocks out of the dirt.

  4. #14
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    I agree with the no zip,less weight,more freedom to move.Will only add-don't forget the down,wool or synthetic headcover!

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    Senior Member bear bag hanger's Avatar
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    Not having to deal with a zipper has been the biggest benefit for me. As to creatures being a bother when on the ground, I once saw a guy sleeping on the ground have a dog go up and lick his face early early in the morning. From all the screaming and yelling, I'm surprised the dog made it out alive!

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    a little less weight. However as I've compared UL tarp / pad / bag combos vs. hammock rigs it all ends up about the same.

    I have found, for the ground and because I'm a side sleeper, I prefer a sleeping bag.

    In a hammock it's TQ and UQ all the way.

    If I had to only have one top insulation it would be a high quality, lightweight down bag and I would add the UQ when hanging, good pad when grounding...

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    great post .do the top quilts that do dual purpose as a camp coat work well for both functions?hope i dont rub the o p wrong for asking this,all respect.

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    I do not miss the zipper stabbing me or the 4 pounds less in my pack at all. My bag was an old school synthetic. My TQ is a Golite 20F down.

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