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    I made most of my gear and ended up with a pretty cheap (if still in progress) setup.
    For warmth, I strung up my poncho underneath the hammock, and when really cold I took a poncho liner (blanket/whatever) and used that as an underquilt underneath the poncho. I had my CCF pad underneath me as well.
    I unzipped my sleeping bag and used it like a blanket, tucking the edges around me.

    As darkhawk424 suggested, I wore my hat to bed, along with a base layer and thermals.

    Of course, I got warm and had to adjust some stuff... This was in the mid-30's. Granted, I was sleeping on the back porch (though the house didn't block the wind) so I didn't take weight into consideration too much...
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    Quote Originally Posted by froldt View Post
    For warmth, I strung up my poncho underneath the hammock, and when really cold I took a poncho liner (blanket/whatever) and used that as an underquilt underneath the poncho.
    I've done that the other way around... poncho liner between the poncho and the hammock.

    With a space blanket between the poncho liner and the hammock, the insulation is sandwiched between two vapor barriers.

    It works well for both warmth and wind blocking.
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    Awesom set up. Get ya some insulation (pads and clothes/hat), have a great weekend.

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    hmmm I am not sure if it will work but how about hanging the space blanket on the outside like a underquilt? will it work? It will help to cut down on the sound cause by moving around in the space blanket if its those cheap type.

    Hmmm I think I will try it when I got the time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkhawk424 View Post
    ...how about hanging the space blanket on the outside like a underquilt? will it work?
    The SB should be right against the outside of the hammock.

    See the latest on the topic in this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkhawk424 View Post
    hmmm I am not sure if it will work but how about hanging the space blanket on the outside like a underquilt? will it work? It will help to cut down on the sound cause by moving around in the space blanket if its those cheap type.

    Hmmm I think I will try it when I got the time...
    A SB alone isn't going to get you very low. However this stuff has a bit more promise. Sorry the cheapest solution to bottom insulation is a wal-mart pad

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    I've done that the other way around... poncho liner between the poncho and the hammock.
    Hmm... looks like I wrote that wrong... must have been getting around supper time and I was in a hurry!
    Proper order is as you wrote it: hammock, poncho liner, poncho.
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    Ok so here is the latest weather update for my trip this weekend.

    Friday

    Sunny
    Hi 60F

    Friday Night

    Patchy Frost
    Lo 27F

    Saturday

    Mostly Sunny
    Hi 69F

    Saturday Night

    Partly Cloudy
    Lo 43F

    Sunday

    Chance Showers
    Hi 67F

    IM GOING TO FREEZE!

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    If you have a decent pad+bag and some warm clothes you'll have a great time. Bring a beanie or even a spare sweater to drape over your face/head.
    Will you be heading north or staying local?

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    ever heard of the Croom Trek? Its about an hour and a half drive north. My bag is rated to 30* and i just found my ccf pad from wally world. My parents are freaking out at the idea. I know im going to be cold but it wont bother me.

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