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    Senior Member otter's Avatar
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    i cut me out a 1ftx2ft section of reflectex and slide it under my butt and legs at night it seems to help alot

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    I had a nice outing in the snowy woods last night. 21 F, 15mph winds gusting to 28. I slept nice and warm with an JRB UQ, DIY TQ, and TravelPod wind sock. I used a small pad in my TQ footbox for the first time. It really worked well to keep my heels warm. This was the first time I had tried my old TravelPod with a full UQ. There is not enough room in it for the UQ, though I was warm and slept well. I felt tightly bound all night, like I was sewed up, ready for burial at sea. It is time for me to build a new wind sock that will drape over a ridge line a la the frowny faced one I saw in a YouTube yesterday.

    No CBS, even though I did not have a pad between me and the hammock/UQ. Maybe my flatter hang does not cause a noticeable compression spot on the UQ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock View Post
    ... Maybe it is what happens when you spend 23 years getting use to sleeping in crappy places like Louisiana swamps.
    Hey, I resemble that remark!

    I agree with the posters saying we are all different (tall, short, fat, skinny, warm, cold, good sleepers and bad) and until you realize that, you will keep chasing someone else's perfect setup that may not work for you. While I love this forum, reading it can cause my confidence to falter in my rigs "perfectness."

    Bottom Line, find a setup that works for you, then stop reading those threads if you are weak like me. Must buy more gear.....


    swank

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    Swankfly you are correct. What works for some will not for others. I have come to realize that my way of doing things is very different from others. Every once in a while I will catch a glimpse that some of my methods etc... are used by others albeit not the majority by any means. Don't get caught up in the mentality that you must be doing it wrong if it differs from the popular. If you are happy and having fun, it must be the right way to hang for you.

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    differences

    We all have our own ways which work for us.
    Maybe this thread is a witness to the huge variabilities among people, which makes it hard to tell someone else what might work for them and what might not
    There are big geographical differences too. In my neighborhood, in June, we have single digit humidity, sometimes as low as 6%. Sweat doesn't last long on clothing or pads during that time.

    Although the writing style sounds self-centered, in the future, I'm going to try to post my experience instead of advice, as "this works for me" instead of "this is what you should do."

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    I think good people to ask are the buddhist monks that pray in the Himalayans in robes. Such mental control they have!
    "In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy." -D'Signore's, Tide Mill Farm, Edmunds, Maine.

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    Could the old alpine trick of using a down bag inside a synthetic bag. Help to move the dew point past the down & help to fight the accumulation of sweat in this situation?
    Perhaps in the mad scramble for sexy light weightness I and everyone else has forgotten the most important function of gear not that it must weight nothing, look good and be cheap, but that it must keep you alive and increases your survivability.
    -Andy Kirkpatrick

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    Hey take it easy on Les, He's like the chuck norris of survival. Sorry can't help you with your cbs syndrome though.

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