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    Quote Originally Posted by Gresh View Post
    I've got a silk mummy bag liner that I was intending to use just as you've described, but not having done so yet I wasn't sure if just that alone would be sufficient, overkill, or otherwise...not to mention other possibilities.
    I use a silk bag liner. The theory is that silk wicks perspiration and spreads it over a bigger surface where it evaporates faster and thus cooler than perspiration evaporating off your body.

    I'm not sure it makes any difference when the temp is 105*, though, but I;ve had good expereinces in the 80* range.

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    Another low priced option is to modify a poncho liner into a top quilt like the one I made here:



    You can pick one cheap at your local army surplus story or on eBay like this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/US-Army-USMC...item3f20f54f72

    The weather in Mississippi is similar to South Carolina's and this top quilt served me well last summer. With proper venting its not too hot on those really warm nights and its heavy enough for those nights where there is a moderate temp drop 15-20 degrees. I've taken it down into the 50s and was still fairly comfortable. The only downside is its not quite as light and packable as some of the other options such as a silk/fleece liner or lightweight summer down TQ. The upside being its wide temperature range and low price. I also like TQs with built in foot boxes so after I modified mine I was really happy with how it came out.

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    if weight and space isnt an issue, there is always a poncho liner.

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    When the summer night temps > 80*, are you removing any/all UC.... or remove the insulating pad and leave the UC in place?

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    Hare's a piece I posted last summer. Copied it on another thread recently.

    I'm thinking about making a couple more for my kids and have come up with a couple of ways I thingk will simplify things considerably...

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ho+liner+quilt

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    for me... if its not getting below 70*, which it rarely will during summer in south texas, i carried a sheet just a regular 200 thread count cotton sheet from walmart... they even sell them in a cotton stuff sack now which is handy, it has a little plastic snap closure for the lip i just snap the lid closed with the ridgeline inside it so it hangs off of my ridgeline till i need... IF i need it it gets deployed pretty quick, if not it gets dropped in the bag the next morning...

    also, go to bed wet, it is against my winter judgements... but in summer getting in the water or at least pouring some water over your shirt before going to sleep will help cool you down when its still 90+, just make sure you have enough to drink in the morning...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustb2000 View Post
    Another low priced option is to modify a poncho liner into a top quilt like the one I made here:



    You can pick one cheap at your local army surplus story or on eBay like this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/US-Army-USMC...item3f20f54f72

    The weather in Mississippi is similar to South Carolina's and this top quilt served me well last summer. With proper venting its not too hot on those really warm nights and its heavy enough for those nights where there is a moderate temp drop 15-20 degrees. I've taken it down into the 50s and was still fairly comfortable. The only downside is its not quite as light and packable as some of the other options such as a silk/fleece liner or lightweight summer down TQ. The upside being its wide temperature range and low price. I also like TQs with built in foot boxes so after I modified mine I was really happy with how it came out.
    +1 on the poncho liner as a top quilt. I bought two one for a top quilt an the other was made into a PULQ ( poncho liner under quilt ). I'll use these for spring, summer and fall or till the temps drop below 45*. Carrying both is like two pounds in the back pack. Also on a side note you can use the poncho liner as an over cover in the winter to help keep heat in.
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    I use a military poncho liner
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brute1100 View Post
    for me... if its not getting below 70*, which it rarely will during summer in south texas, i carried a sheet just a regular 200 thread count cotton sheet from walmart... they even sell them in a cotton stuff sack now which is handy, it has a little plastic snap closure for the lip i just snap the lid closed with the ridgeline inside it so it hangs off of my ridgeline till i need... IF i need it it gets deployed pretty quick, if not it gets dropped in the bag the next morning...

    also, go to bed wet, it is against my winter judgements... but in summer getting in the water or at least pouring some water over your shirt before going to sleep will help cool you down when its still 90+, just make sure you have enough to drink in the morning...
    a satin sheet works well. Plus 1 on the wet it and cover up method ,it works well.

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    I have a silk liner. It's not going to do much for anything below 70*.
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