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    Senior Member Redpath's Avatar
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    Survived my first night!

    Tested my setup last night in 57 degree Indiana weather. Light rain, heavy fog and light winds. Slept like a baby from midnight till 9 am. We have a flock of chickens, and it's amazing how much louder the roosters are (at the crack of dawn) when you're sleeping outside next to them...:rolleyes. The only problem I had was my back felt a little stiff in the morning, but not too bad. I am using for the time being: GT Hammock, Suspension that came with it (carabiners and line) I have some slap straps, but am looking also at the whoopie sling idea. A home depot camo poly tarp (have an eno tarp on the way), night eyes for the guy lines with the little instant "knot" cheater things (love em), and used two pads, a thermarest and a egg carton texture blue ccf pad from wm. Kelty compressable pillow. Kept nice and warm all night. It is amazing though that any part of your body that gets off that pad, starts instantly getting chilly. I'm trying to decide whether to go with the slip on pad wing extender thing or just bite the bullet and get an uq. Anyway, thanks HF for all the information on this site that gave me the confidence to get started.

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    grannypat's Avatar
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    Mar 2012
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    In the woods outside of Westminster, SC
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    Welcome from SC.
    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

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    Moderator raiffnuke's Avatar
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    Welcome to HF from Mass, and congrats on a successful first hang!

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    Moondoggy's Avatar
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    Sometimes the air in the pad makes my bones sore ! Try an UQ with Reflectives as backup ! Welcome to the madness!
    High ground is dry ground!
    Moondoggy

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    MDSH's Avatar
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    Yay! It's fun, huh?

    Yes, I switched almost immediately to an UQ. I'm sure pads work great in a DL but after wrestling with one all night in the GTUL decided to modify an extra sleeping bag. I call it the Marmod and it works great.
    Mike

    But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:16 NIV)

    He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one." (Luke 22:36 ESV)

    While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:3 ESV)

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    Senior Member MightyMouse's Avatar
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    Welcome to you, from NE Florida!

    Survived my 1st nearly a year ago...at the 2nd Annual Florida Hang. It was a balmy +21F overnight on Saturday. Word from those in the know is overnight temp at the 1st Florida Hang was +18F. Hoping for just a BIT warmer in January '13! C'mon down!

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    Loki's Avatar
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    Way to go Redpath!

    I've been toasty warm down to about freezing, with some wind (blocked by the tarp) only using one or two pads underneath - along with a nice JRB TopQuilt. However; in the interest of full disclosure, my Wilderness Logic Underquilt was ordered last week

    Welcome to HF. Hope to see you at a group event someday.
    - Loki,

    "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
    Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
    The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy,
    while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."
    — John Muir

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    Senior Member fgblueenohanger's Avatar
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    Welcome from Lawrenceville, GA. Congrats on surviving your first hang. It's great, ain't it?
    "A man's got to know his limitations," Clint Eastwood in Magnum Force

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    Congratulations on a successful 1st hang and welcome from Florida!
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

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    welcome from east tenn.
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