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    15 Continuous Hours in a Hammock

    Backpacked into the Birkhead Wilderness Friday and Saturday for a short break. Because I was so tired from the drive and hike in, I didn't build a campfire Fri night. I crashed at 5 Pm, took my bathroom breaks from the Ridgerunner, and my feet didn't hit the ground again until 8:15Am. I never felt better, no pain in my neck, back, knees, nowhere! It made hiking Saturday a breeze.

    Saturday night I did build a fire because the nearest towns low was 23 deg. and I figure it was in the teens way out in the bush. For insulation an Army ccf combined with ww ccf and space blanket. On top was a 0 deg. Eddie Bauer bag, it's as heavy as a Buick but did the job. I got chilled about 3 Am from the top and cracked 2 chem hand warmers and I spent the rest of the night in bliss. The bottom was always warm, a little bit clammy maybe from condensation, but very warm and fine.

    I wish I would have read the sticky on hot water bottles, that would have been better, I'll try that next time. This forum is a gold mine of info, I'll try to pay it back with pics next time I'm out there.

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    Very nice!
    So you didn't have an UQ?

    Do you have any other hammocks to compare with the RidgeRunner? I was wondering if you found it easier to stay warm in your RR compared to a gathered end.

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    Cool. It sounds like a good trip. Oh, and just in case you don't know the rules around here.... Pics or it didn't happen
    If you ain't havin' fun, you're doin' it wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by outdoorsguy View Post
    took my bathroom breaks from the Ridgerunner, and my feet didn't hit the ground again until 8:15Am.
    Could you provide an illustration of that? I mean, nothing Dejoha quality but I'm just curious. I usually stumble over to one of the trees.

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    1 do a lot of 12 hr plus in my hammocks when I solo!

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    Priller, I don't have an UQ and probably won't get one. I have a WL snipe but have never used a pad in it, its for summer in the backyard mainly. As for the RR, those 2 pads provide for a very flat, warm lay, like a cot. And because I use a bag and not an OQ, the bottom of the bag, because its so fluffy, is like laying on memory foam.

    Caveman, I will definitely start with the pics next trip. I'm finally retiring, and will have a lot of time for both trips and this forum.

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    Sounds like a good trip. Pics next? ;-))

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    Senior Member AKA Pete's Avatar
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    Birkhead - Dang

    Quote Originally Posted by outdoorsguy View Post
    Backpacked into the Birkhead Wilderness ...........
    Birkhead - Dang. Me and a Pard went to Uwharrie last weekend. He had to take off Sat PM so I soloed it that night.

    Yes, it was cold early Sunday AM. Had about 1 inch of water in one of my water bottles and most of it was frozen when I got up to make coffee.

    First time I got to try out my Jacks R Better HR UQ and Kat TQ. Way too warm when I went to bed but from midnight to dawn it felt real nice.

    I missed the Yates Place Hand but some of us us NC folks have to get together back in Uwharrie sometime in Jan.

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    I am planning a Uwharrie Trail hike & hang in late February and will post it when the date is more solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by outdoorsguy View Post
    Priller, I don't have an UQ and probably won't get one. I have a WL snipe but have never used a pad in it, its for summer in the backyard mainly. As for the RR, those 2 pads provide for a very flat, warm lay, like a cot. And because I use a bag and not an OQ, the bottom of the bag, because its so fluffy, is like laying on memory foam.
    Thanks guy!

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