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    Member OrangePeel's Avatar
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    Wish I could!!! My truck is going to need some work, though, so my hiking purchases are on hold.

    Brandon

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    Senior Member SteelToe's Avatar
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    The first time I ever hammock camped was about 28deg with only a sleeping bag on a 5$ kite string hammock. I lived...but I did not live well.

    Ignorant of Cold Butt, I quickly fell asleep--quite comfortably, mind you--and awoke some hours later to find I had no feeling on the entire back surface of my body (arms, legs, head, torso, everything) and that I was alarmingly cold (I'd been sleeping quite deeply). Basically, I had to wake up and do jumping jacks to get warmed up again every four or so hours all night. Ended up sorta sleeping on a pad in the form of all my clothes--didn't help much.

    Still, far and away the most comfortable sleep I'd had on the trail. No soreness or aching joints in the morning, which it turned out, were more of a drag than lack of sleep (my buddies were in tents and got up real slow). As awful as it was, this experience showed me the potential hammocking on the trail held, if I could only avoid the Cold Butt.

    I'd look real hard at improvising some sort of underquilt with some string and a blanket, if nothing else, as insurance in case the pad doesn't work out all night.

    TCB
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    pads for warmth

    I camped last year in a double nest and a 0* bag with a z-lite and a space blanket down to 17* last year in ohio; I am sure you will be fine in your bag on top of both of those pads- or lay them next to each other and tape the saem if the wind from the sides is too much.

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