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    Likeapuma's Avatar
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    Red face Greetings from CT!

    Hello everyone! I figured I'd stop lingering in the shadows and introduce myself!

    My experience with hanging is extremely limited, so I definitely consider myself a newbie. Besides hanging in the backyard hammock as a kid, the only other time was in Iraq, when I'd hang in the back of my truck... Much more comfortable that in seats or on the ground!

    I just recently got into backpacking, only day hikes for now, but next season I hope to get out for a few days at a time. Having grown up in Boy Scouts, I know just how uncomfortable the ground can be, so I took a look into hammocks! There is a ton of information here, so I thank all the members who contribute to sharing their firsthand knowledge!

    I'm not much good at diy projects, so I was looking into a Warbonnet, but my step father mentioned he had a hammock lying around, so I'll take a look at that before spending money. Hopefully it's workable, if not, I better start savin

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    Welcome from New Jersey. Warbonnet makes a very fine hammock.
    Syb
    Enjoy the elevation

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    Moderator raiffnuke's Avatar
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    Welcome to HF from Mass. Check out the Winter NEHHA (in my sig below), group hangs are the best way to learn!

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    Welcome from Upstate New York. I have a Warbonnet and love it. Just got my Mt. Washington UQ Thursday and put it on. Hung outside for a few hours with it and it was the first time I did not get a cold butt.

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    Welcome from Southern Ohio, For sure on the group hangs, always fun to see others set ups
    "I love not man the less, but Nature more."
    Byron

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    Senior Member KMACK's Avatar
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    Welcome from NewFairfield.

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    Welcome!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    In some mysterious way woods have never
    seemed to me to be static things.
    In physical terms, I move through them;
    yet in metaphysical ones,
    they seem to move through me. -
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    Welcome from Denver. Scouts is a great basis for getting started in backpacking again. Good luck on the journey! There aren't many more satisfying things than sleeping in the backcountry knowing how much more comfortable you are than if you had a tent.
    Brian
    Denver, CO
    Father. Husband. Scoutmaster.

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    Likeapuma's Avatar
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    Thanks for the warm welcome!

    Now here's a quick question (hope it's ok to ask here), at what temperature is an underquilt needed?

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    ... the odds be 50-50 G.G.'s Avatar
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    Hey LAP,

    You'd be surprised at what temps you'd begin to wish you had something under you. I'd guess in the 60"s. Tho a lot may depend on site and set up.

    UQ's are optimal tho there are ways around it. Do you have a sleeping pad of any sort?
    I would suggest you beg and borrow what you can to get yourself out and save your pennies.
    also, while the WBBB is a great hammock, if you're juggling funds, you can put that on the back burner too and get something that will get you out and off the ground for less. Used gear is also a good option. Lots of excellent finds can be had on the site.

    FWIW, I use a 20* plus 1oz HG phoenix. Combined with a pad, and appropriate bag, I've gotten into the single digits and have been fine.

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