One more question....................with a sock, even though you are warmer for the night, is your sleeping quilt soaking in moisture? I remember reading in a book that the human body puts out alot of moisture during the night due to breath etc. I guess what Im really asking is, if you are on an extended trip, is your sleeping quilt getting heavier and heavier each night due to it soaking up moisture the sock wouldnt let escape?
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I am considering a sock. I havent had blasting winds but got my Hennessy out last night with the supershelter only using the undercover to help block wind. I put my hammock gear underquilt on the outside of that. Worked real well. However i am thinking how spindrift changes the situation as i havent tested that yet. I imagine the bug netting stopps most things like flying snow but again i am new to winter hammocking. I was considering just bungeeing my frog toggs poncho to the outside instead of spending more money. Still I was using my hennessy hammock diamond tarp so not tons of coverage but with the wind barrier it seemed fine.
I think adding a sock is like making your own little pod of protection from the elements. I get a little frost when it's super cold but it shakes off easily when I rise & then I leave everything open for evaporation. I also use a frost bib like Shug but mine is made of a piece of Sham Wow towel.
What thermometer is that in your pic? Mine died and I need a new one that goes below 0 this time.
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