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    Senior Member timabababaluka's Avatar
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    My first few times out I tried to squirm my way in like Shug did in his video, but it soon became apperant to me that Shug is a juggler/acrobat. I got so sweaty trying to get in my bag that I'd burn inside it for the first hour, and then freeze for the remainder of the night. Now I just use my sleeping bag as a top quilt--SO much easier (and comfy) than stuffing yourself in the bag.
    You're gonna need a bigger hammock

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    the other thing to note- the reason we have underquilts isn't just so we don't have to wriggle into our bags- it's because if you lay on the insulation you crush it and reduce it's insulative capability- resulting in cold butt syndrome. (CBS). It's the same reason we have pads for ground camping (no, not for comfort! for warmth!) A pad works the same way in a hammock.

    TH
    my hammock gear weights total: 2430g (~86oz)
    Winter: total 2521 (~89oz)
    (see my profile for detailed weights)

    gram counter, not gram weenie!

  3. #13
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    If your bag has a zip that can also be undone from the foot end, (mine does). Unzip a foot or so from foot end of bag, put feet through and put bag on while standing or sitting, Since your feet are through the gap the bag does not need to touch the ground. Get upper part of bag properly in place and zipped then lie down in the hammock, you then just need to zip down the foot area. It saves a lot of wriggling around in the hammock.

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    No way a sleeping bag would work for me, luckily when I switched to hammocks I was already a long time quilt user, so I had a few quilts around.

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    i have a military extream cold weather bag. its mummy style. i just lay on it , adjust myself by inch worming around, then zip it up. sometimes i just button it depending on outside temps.

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    Member beasty-beast's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omgak View Post
    i get in the bag before getting in the hammock. takes some practice but it is the best way i've found when useing the bag all around me instead of as a TQ. fyi i use a usgi modular sleep system as my bag.
    +1 because right now i don't have an uq so i use the mss and a reflective blanket strung up like an uq

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    New Member jcnick34's Avatar
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    +1 for unzipping the bag most of the way and using the bottom for a foot box. I lay on top of the bag though (with feet stuffed in the "foot box") and then put a fleece blanket over the top of me.

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    TQ's are SO much easier to get into. Totally beats doing the stunts to get into a full bag.

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    New Member 1Armadillo's Avatar
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    I've always been glad there were no witneses to my efforts to use a pad, Downmat, and sleeping bag at the same time. It was a powerful argument for underquilts.

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    Senior Member bowl-maker's Avatar
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    I, too, have a North Face bag (Cat's Meow), that unzips down to a footbox. I leave it unzipped and use it as a TQ with a footbox, and either cover my head with the hood or use it as a pillow. I have not been unsatisfied yet...

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