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    Pad question

    Im new to hammocking heres my ? i have HH how cold can i get down to with just a pad and sleeping bag and over cover?I have a 20,degree north face cats meow bag.

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    I've slept in my open ENO Singlenest down to ~25*F in a Wiggy's 20* bag plus a Walmart closed cell foam pad... no problems. With an over cover and the relatively sheltered space in the HH, you should be good for a bit cooler than that. (I do admit to being a warm sleeper, though.)

    I've recently switched to a DIY underquilt... now THAT is the cat's meow, for sure!
    There's no such thing as bad weather... just bad gear.

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    thanks raven im gonna get a uq latter im headed to alabama the first of april and i know it can get cool at night there im headed to the pinhoti i help build some of it back in the 70,s plus i grew up really close to it thanks again {hang on }

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    What Pad?

    I would give a range between 65* and 20* depending on the thickness and type of pad.

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    Youngblood wrote this article on pad effectiveness.
    http://www.hammockcamping.com/Free%2...leFoamPads.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by bama29 View Post
    thanks raven im gonna get a uq latter im headed to alabama the first of april and i know it can get cool at night there im headed to the pinhoti i help build some of it back in the 70,s plus i grew up really close to it thanks again {hang on }
    I am also new to hammocking. I will be trying out my Blackbird hammock in April on the Pinhoti. The pad I am thinking about using is coming from Ebay. I have heard this stuff is pretty good to use, I guess I will see.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...#ht_1332wt_943

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    Quote Originally Posted by bama29 View Post
    Im new to hammocking heres my ? i have HH how cold can i get down to with just a pad and sleeping bag and over cover?I have a 20,degree north face cats meow bag.
    To paraphrase Smokey, "Only you can prevent nighttime shivers."

    There are so many variables...the sleep system and its myriad components, the weather/climate conditions faced, the physical condition of the camper and the camper's own proclivity; hot or cold sleeper? Part of your answer can be found in backyard experiments but they still won't mimic trail conditions and you will still need to plan a safety margin.

    Virtually all my hammock nights have been without a bag, quilt or other cover...I rely on cold weather clothing instead. But that works for me because of the climate/weather I face May-Oct. It certainly isn't the choice for most people and places. Given all that, my " Oware pad (7oz) has kept me comfortable into the mid-20's. At 22 I felt cold coming through after 3-4 hours.

    It is my opinion that adequate yet light and convenient under insulation is the limiting factor for keeping warm in a hammock.

    FB

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