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    Warm in a Safari

    I am new to HH and to the forums. I've read around and I am considering getting the Safari to support my size 6'2" and weight 315. I asked and the super shelter doesnt fit the Safari so I am wondering what is the best way to stay warm without spending a fortune. I will be camping mostly in Virginia with the coldest temps likely in the 20's, but not very often. Mostly in the 40's and up. Any suggestions would be a big help.

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    Welcome to the forum!

    If you're trying to go the cheapest route, using pads is probably the best approach at those temps. I would take a close look at a Speer SPE, as it would allow you to use pads inside a HH and aid in staying on them while you move about in the hammock.
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    The least expensive way to keep warm is a pad under you and a sleeping bag. You may already have these items. It isn't the most comfortable but it beats the ground. You can also convert a sleeping bag into an underquilt. If you can sew it opens up more options. Making a synthetic UQ is pretty easy and inexpensive.
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    You may find this link helpful:
    http://www.tothewoods.net/HammockCampingWarm.html
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    If you happen to have a vey large sleeping bag ( say, 72" girth or wider), you might be able to fashion it into a PeaPod. Someone here just did that with an Exped Wallcreeper and I think it worked quite well.
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    But not with a Hennessy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    But not with a Hennessy.
    Oh right, a HH. Duh, my bad. Unless he got a netless Safari like I have ( guess that is what I was picturing) or a zipper mod.
    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.
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