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    Rain jacket Foot warmer

    Im curious if anyone has used a rain jacket over your feet on the outside of your bag to keep your feet warmer? I feel like this would work nice but I have never tried it. thoughts?

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    Just about anything that blocks air movement will help increase heat retention to some degree. What you want to create is a dead air space over your feet. I also assume you have enough insulation under them. ;-)
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    I tried draping a piece of nylon fabric over my hammock (not off the ridge line) last week end. Worked pretty well to keep in some more warmth inside the sock I set up. Had it draped from my neck to over my feet. Temps in the mid 20's.
    Have used the rain jacket with good results back in my ground days.
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    did you use a rain fly aswell?

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    Yep....often use a down parka or vest. Works real goodly.
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    If it is not collecting frost/condensation I don't see the hurt in it.

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    i once put my feet into my empty pack...gave me a few more degrees of comfort

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    If you're going to use a rain jacket I'd recommend putting it inside your bag around your feet. Since the breathability of a rain jacket is arguable it's likely to act more like a vapor barrier, in which case if it's on the outside of your bag could end up trapping moisture in your bag and causing it to lose insulation value. A regular jacket would be good on the outside but a waterproof jacket not so much. At least that's my unedumacated opinion.
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    I have tried it once but had condensation issues, it did keep my toes warm though.

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    In January I spent two nights with the troop at Beavers Bend in Oklahoma. Temps were below freezing each night. First night my feet and lowers were cold. During the day Saturday I experimented with a few things that I had with me and found that putting a space blanket down below the air pad and bag helped a great deal in the wind. That night I put my outer shell jacket a BSA H20 Zero neoprene jacket under the lower leg area. My pad is only 3/4 Thermarest. Warm and cozy all night long. Waking up the next morning the space blanket was covered in condensation but none had migrated to my bag.

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