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    Top 5 must-have winter hanging items

    I'm interested in rounding out my novice hammock gear with some essential winter hanging equipment. I don't have unlimited funds (who does?) so i'd like to be wise with what I purchase.

    I'd like to hear what you would consider the top 5 most essential items for staying comfortable down to zero degrees F. That includes anything (hammock accessories, clothes, hiking equip., etc.) except for the hammock itself. Don't hesitate to include details like brand and model.

    ...or you can list your top 5 favorite quotes from Monty Python's Holy Grail...

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    1. Down tq
    2. Down uq
    3. Down beanie from Blackrock
    4. Down booties from Arrowhead
    5. Merino wool baselayer. (HA! you thought I was going to write 'down baselayer,' didncha? )

    oh, and 'It's just a scratch!'
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    1. Down Under Quilt - I have an UGQ 0 Degree Zeppelin
    2. Down Top Quilt - I have and UGQ 0 Degree Flight Jacket
    3. Big Tarp with doors - I have a Warbonnet Superfly
    4. Good merino wool base layer - many brands out there
    5. Hot water bottle in a sock or cozy in the hammock with you when going to bed - This heats up your quilts a little before getting in and is good for keeping your feet warm or other parts of your body as needed.
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

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    Top 5 must-have winter hanging items

    No particular order
    UQ HG
    TQ HG
    First Ascent UL Down jacket
    FITS Wool Socks
    MountainGoat Hats Wool Hat

    MP Quotes
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    Blue no green......AAAAAHHHHH
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    1. Down Under Quilt - I have an UGQ 0 Degree Zeppelin
    2. Down Top Quilt - I have and UGQ 0 Degree Flight Jacket
    3. Big Tarp with doors - I have a Warbonnet Superfly
    4. Good merino wool base layer - many brands out there
    5. Hot water bottle in a sock or cozy in the hammock with you when going to bed - This heats up your quilts a little before getting in and is good for keeping your feet warm or other parts of your body as needed.
    +1 on all that. I'd add that a Nalgene Canteen (which is more bag than bottle) is IMHO the best tool for the job...and it would feel irresponsible not to emphasize "hot" water is great but boiling water is unnecessary and likely not safe.

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    1. Common Sense
    2. Experienced Companions
    3. Bail-out Options
    4. Knowing when to bail
    5. Experience getting down to zero (40 then 30 then 20 then 10).

    Anyone can buy / borrow gear. The objective is to enjoy the outing.

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    5. You're using coconuts!
    4. Bring out yer dead.
    3. Well she turned me into a newt... I got better.
    2. I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.


    and my fav...

    1. Must be a king... He hasn't got $#!& all over him.

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    1) DIY Down Underquilt
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    5) Kelty 12 for door mode

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roche View Post
    1. Common Sense
    2. Experienced Companions
    3. Bail-out Options
    4. Knowing when to bail
    5. Experience getting down to zero (40 then 30 then 20 then 10).

    Anyone can buy / borrow gear. The objective is to enjoy the outing.
    +1 on this...most important over gear in my opinion.

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    Wool clothing is defiantly what you want for winter clothing, from first layer to last layer. Except, wool clothing is expensive.
    Don't forget a good way to start a fire. Lighters don't like the cold. I always have a firesteel with me, and I carry a little waterproof box of tinder, made up of some cotton balls, and a bag of pre-shaven magnesium.
    What you'll really need the most, is experience!

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