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    Any Idea for blocking wind

    I hate wind but I do love sleeping out in the stars is there a way how to block winds I have an ENO Fast fly for a tarp.
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    IIRC the ENO tarps have less side coverage then others. Don't know about what to do with the ENO tarp but a bigger tarp pitched lower to the ground would be ideal coupled with good site location. Also, if you had a tarp with doors, that would be even better.
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    You could try an underquilt protector....that should help block some wind and still let you sleep under the stars

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    Quote Originally Posted by hikingdad View Post
    You could try an underquilt protector....that should help block some wind and still let you sleep under the stars
    plus 1 on the UQP.

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    Hogs On Ice gave me my first hammock lesson on Springer Mt. he said location, location, location i was on the top of mt. he was down the slope from the wind side. there was also a big rock there to block wind.
    for a tarp i had a WB Superfly w/doors. staked out about 8" off ground cut out most wind and snow.
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    A tarp, properly positioned, is your solution.

    There is a post on "winter camping for noob" that has excellent info on placement if you are using a lighter weight tarp. The other option is a tarp with permanent doors, like a "winter dream" or temporary doors, search for the "grizz beak" that will block wind, rain, snow, etc.
    Pitching your tarp closer to the ground also helps.

    Take a look at the stickies for an excellent info graphic on tarp styles and positioning. This should help you decide what style of tarp you want. Once you've done that you can either look at the diy sections for directions on how to make that style of tarps, including how to use a thread injector (aka sewing machine) or you can buy from one of the many quality cottage manufactures.

    I'm on my cell phone so I can't give you links, search is your friend.

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    That ENO is a very minimalist tarp. If the winds are predictable, and you pitch it low enough, you might be able to minimize the wind by taking it broadside. However, the best solution is probably a bigger tarp, preferably with doors.

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    I dont have an under quilt but might buy one in the long term I am thinking of the kick *** quilt long river or jaw bridge river where would I get an under quilt protector.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjahamockman View Post
    I dont have an under quilt but might buy one in the long term I am thinking of the kick *** quilt long river or jaw bridge river where would I get an under quilt protector.
    2QZQ makes 'em; scroll down to the "Protectors/Vapor Barriers in Silnylon (waterproof) and Ripstop (Breathable)" area.

    Also, Jacks'R'Better sells both the DriDucks poncho and the DIY kit to a weathershield.

    While this doesn't let you look at the stars, PapaSmurf sells a winter sock that blocks wind very effectively.

    MacEntyre also makes hammock socks, including a canvas one for deep cold (think single digits and below).

    There's more, I'm sure, but that's a good start.
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    As was stated, location should be a primary consideration. Along with location, is orientation of the trees. One can still use a tarp and sleep under the stars, pitch the tarp but then flip the leeward side over to the other side. This will allow you to still look up while providing protection from windward side (seconf benefit is ease to deploy in case of midnight rain). Before there were underquilts and underquilt protectors there was the Garlington Insulator (google it). Happy Hangin'

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