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    Red face Top-quilt-question...

    or, to be more specific: underneath you and your topquilt...

    What do you sleep on? Directly on the CFM or on a fleeceblanket or something?

    I was not confinsed (how do you write that?) about the topquilt. But, I'm here, all alone in the Netherlands and the rest of the world sleeps with a topquilt so there could be a slide change that I am wrong

    But I was thinking: In a sleepingbag you are lying, well, on the bag. But sleeping under the quilt. What are sleeping on than?
    Tell me, tell me, tell me!

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    I sleep on the hammock fabric. I use an underquilt below to keep me warm; no pad.
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    response to Netherlands

    I sleep on top of a Lux large Thermarest that is about 3/4 inflated. The Thermarest slips inside a cheap, fleece "sleeping bag" that I found at WalMart for about $10 U.S.. Over me goes a Wiggy's Ultra Thule sleeping bag that I use like a quilt (with my feet inside the bottom pocket). This set up is very comfortable down to 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius).

    For colder temperatures, I add a cocoon made from survival tubes (available at www.blizzardsurvival.com). The cocoon is merely 2 opened up survival tubes (one covers the bottom of the hammock, and the other covers the top (over the bug net in my Hennessy Explorer Deluxe). This set up is extremely comfortable down to 30 degrees F (I haven't tried it at colder temps yet).

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    I get dirty and don't bath regulary I sleep on or in a silk sheet/bag liner. Keeps my hammock clean. In warm weather thats all I use.

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    Directly on the hammock material. I pack a layer of light/silk weight base ware to sleep in. Relatively clean and dry vs. the cloths worn when not sleeping. More or less keeps the hammock & quilt "clean". And if needed another layer for non sleeping time.
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    Down to 30 degrees, directly on the hammock material, with an underquilt under that & an overquilt over me.
    In colder temps, & since I got the JRB NS, I only do this "Just in case": I have an army surplus CCF pad, cut to 3/4 length, between me & the hammock. I like the surplus pad as it is somewhat denser than the blue civilian ones. I carry the CCF pad as a "sit on / take a nap on" pad anyway, so it does double duty in colder weather.
    Over all of this is a nylon DIY hammock sock, sort of a bivy sack over the hammock & me.




    FYI: I do not take naps in the hammock when hiking since a "30 minute nap" in the hammock turned into a 4.25 hour nap last year.
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    I sleep on the hammock material because it's too much trouble trying to put something under me in a bottom entry Hennessey. Even with the #2 Mod Bugnet Zipper, though, I don't know why I would put something under me, in the hammock.

    I like sleeping in a hammock with quilts. I've gained one pound a year for 30 years, and don't like to struggle with a sleeping bag!

    In winter, my Speer Frog Sac, zipped up just enough to make a foot pocket, goes on top of me, and a poncho liner quilt goes on top of that. Earlier this month I was cozy at 20 degF. In summer, I use the poncho liner and leave the Frog Sac at home.

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    I sleep on closed cell foam pad in a segmented pad extender from Speer hammocks. In colder weather, I add an exped downmat 7 short. I'm just finishing making an underquilt so that I can extend my temperature range. I'm using a hammock sock and a No-Sniveller style top quilt with synthetic insulation.

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    I lay right on the hammock, 'cause the UQ takes care of the bottom....Simple, hassle free, and warm.

    Pan
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    From top to bottom...

    Allright,

    Thanks for all the answers.

    Let me explain a bit more. When I go winterhiking the temperatures can drop to 0 - 5 deg F.
    So, should a pad work (wich I have, a Exped DLX) or should I get an UQ?
    Which can get very expensive because we don't know that in the Netherlands...

    And what about weight?

    Cheers,
    Duncan.

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