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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    I like it under my wrists for some reason.
    I read somewhere that the wrists are like radiators cause all the blood vessels are close to the surface. I imagine that heat would flow into your body more easily at the wrists as well.

    When I trying to prevent overheating, but don't want to stop to shed a layer, I will take off my hat, unzip layers to sterum strap, and pull up the sleeves on my arms up to my elbows. It might be just psychological but I do feel like I am releasing more heat when I do that.

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    SInce I didn't have an extra sock lying around, last night I filled my Nalgene bottle up with boiling water and wrapped it up in the down vest I'd been wearing all afternoon/evening. The down vest allowed just the right amount of heat to escape all night long, and was oh-so-comfortable to have between my legs!

    This solves two issues: (1) cozying up to too hot and too hard bottles, and (2) having the bottle's heat all gone half way through the night.
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    Shug's right!

    I'm in the medical field... and if you run water over your for arms you can cool down really fast. so it makes sense that the same is true with cool air... although slower. But the best areas to gain ... or loose heat; are the arm pits, neck, and groin. and of course the head.

    The idea of just stripping your arm and exposing them makes sense, and is quite practical... Kinda like just taking off a hat.
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    I used the Stanley 24oz bottle this past weekend. I made a quick coozie from some leftover windshield reflector. Friday night low was around 28deg. Bottle was too hot and cooled off too quickly. Sat night low was 35, I stuffed the bottle and coozie inside of a down booty. Much better heat release and lasted almost all night. No leaking issues either night.
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    Not to worry about "nasties"

    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    I carried/carry a small fleece stuff sack for my fuel canister that I usually use for the Nalgene bottle. It doesn't completely cover the bottle, but the drawstring holds well enough for the job. No bag back-up for leaks, but that's not a bad idea.

    Word of caution; depending on which study you believe, the 'boiling' water may leach out little nasties from the Nalgene. Best bet is probably to dump the water in the morning and not drink it, no need to carry an 'extra'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Can you say Prostrate issues?

    This is one serious limitation I see to the BMBH hammock versus top/side loading hammocks, at least for us guys. The only hammock I have that has "issues" with late night calls is my Hennessy. All the others make late night 'watering' very easy; just roll and aim.

    Still, I don't think you'll 'go' anymore than normal when you start with a source of warm down there.
    ====> LOL! Yep .... My Hennessy causes me to keep an empty 32 oz Gatorade bottle in the hammock ...although I have filled that sever times, and still had to go! My prostate was removed years ago, and the time between "Gotta go!" and "Too late" is very, very short these days!

    Of course, we COULD all use a "Bladder Buddy" - a trick long-distance drivers use. A "condom catheter" leading either to a collection bag to be emptied later. I am sure there are some unique techniques for all this that people have developed!
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    My husband and I have been backpacking in the winter for years..(20 with the US Army) and the nalgene bottle is indespensible to our philosophy. Screw that lid on tight, cover it with a wool sock and stick it against a femural artery. Carotid artery works in the summer to cool a cooked head and the femural warms up the core. On the plus side..you have tepid water in the morning that has not frozen solid for breakfast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyPainter View Post
    ====> Of course, we COULD all use a "Bladder Buddy" - a trick long-distance drivers use. A "condom catheter" leading either to a collection bag to be emptied later. I am sure there are some unique techniques for all this that people have developed!

    OMG! Too much information for this poor redleg to take. Any advice for us females?? (Yeah, get out of the #%# hammock!)
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    re

    I've got a Zippo hand warmer that catalyzes liter fluid to generate heat. Its extra weight, but I suspect the size, shape and heat output will make it ideal for this purpose. Going to have to give it a try in the yard and see how it does.

    Along the reverse lines, what if in the summer you tied on one of those water absorbing neck wrap things around your legs (loosely) at the same area?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gqgeek81 View Post
    Along the reverse lines, what if in the summer you tied on one of those water absorbing neck wrap things around your legs (loosely) at the same area?
    I suspect it would be more efficient to wrap it around your neck. Those cool you by water evaporation. You would have more air circulation around your neck/carotid artery than between your thighs. I would also think keeping it in place would be easier and more comfortable. I don't think I'd ever do it. The idea of sleeping wet doesn't appeal to me. Plus here in Michigan it is a rare night to be that warm at night, especially in a hammock.

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