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    Reflective emergency blanket

    I have the Hennessey Explorer deluxe and I just purchased the Fourseasons undercover. I added the reflective blanket and I cannot believe how much heat that it puts off, it's almost like a space heater underneath me. It's only 65 for the high today in Seattle, so I thought I'd try it out and it's almost too warm with that reflective blanket underneath.

    I thought the mat was going to be a pain and interfere with the getting into the hammock. Since you sleep at a diagonal anyway it's very easy to get in you just can't move around and expect your feet to be fully covered unless you reach down and move the mat which I don't do and haven't done today. It just because it makes it so much easier to get in and out. I like the overall system. A winner.

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    shut the front door! i ordered one today for that EXACT same reason just to test it out to see how it'd do. too funny!

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    Lol.

    In fact I'm on my iPad laying in the backyard testing out new configurations and typing on the forum and wearing shorts and a T-shirt and a little too warm and just looked at the thermometer and it's 62. Can I use the "And" more in a paragraph? :-)

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    I use one that I have sewn channels for shock cord as a ultralight underquilt for summer hangs. Has held up surprisingly well.

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    Some folks hate the HHSS (Supershelter), and some love it.

    My son Weasel and I have had some pretty good success with ours. We've been out on nights down to 22* F with some decent 20-30mph winds, and this was our primary under-insulation.

    I'm curious if you noticed any condensation on top of the space blanket?

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    I slept overnight in the hammock in the backyard. I checked for condensation in the morning, there was none.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Owl View Post
    Some folks hate the HHSS (Supershelter), and some love it.

    My son Weasel and I have had some pretty good success with ours. We've been out on nights down to 22* F with some decent 20-30mph winds, and this was our primary under-insulation.

    I'm curious if you noticed any condensation on top of the space blanket?
    I remain strangely fascinated with the HHSS system, which is what I started with, after all these years. Despite the fact that I have sone very high quality down and Climashield UQs and pods that I rate very highly, there is something oddly appealing about the old HHSS. So, Owl, at that windy 22F, were you using just what I call the basic system- one space blanket, one HH pad and the UC, or did you have something else- like unworn insulation stuffer under the pad? And what about you: have you had much condensation?

    Quote Originally Posted by vstrom View Post
    I slept overnight in the hammock in the backyard. I checked for condensation in the morning, there was none.
    So Vstrom, in your testing where you were amazed at the warmth, are you using the HHSS with space blanket/HH pad and UC, or just UC and space blanket?
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    ThreeD and I used our HHSS last weekend with just the undercover and pad, no space blanket. Got down to about 48 it was perfect.

    I slept with a t shirt, and jeans on put my hoodie under my knees and woke up about 3 AM cause I had to use the facilities when I crawled back in I pulled the sleeping bag, that had been over my legs and part of my large stomach, up over my chest as well. Woke with the sun warm and toasty. Couldn't have been more comfortable even with the five to ten mile an hour shifting breeze. We didn't deploy the tarps so we could stare at the stars.

    It was a perfect night. I was going to look for condensation but about the time we finished breakfast a shower rolled in and we had to break camp with a mist falling so can't say if there had been any condensation though without the space blanket I have never had any condensation so would assume that was the case this time as well.

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    Last edited by huauqui; 08-24-2012 at 22:34. Reason: addition

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    Hh Undercover, hh pad, space blanket. Inside I had a poncho liner. I wore shorts and a T-shirt.

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    Btw I don't have an under-quilt

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