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    How can i prevent condensation?

    I would like to sleep in my hammock tomorrow night, but there is a lot of moisture where i live. will a bug net prevent this? i dont have a hammock sock though...

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    Define moisture.

    In Florida, 95-100% humidity without rain is a regular occurrence.
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    How do you prevent condensation in the winter? Stay inside. That's about the only way. That's one aspect of winter camping, learning to deal with the condensation.

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    Ventilation, ventilation AND ventilation!

    Even then, you CAN get condensation if conditions are right, like: High ambient humidity, cool (or COLD) temps, You put out a lot of moisture (this fits ME), & etc.
    Even with low humidity, if the ground is wet, you can have a lot of moisture on the underside of your tarp, even in cold weather.

    I have had this happen once: Dry conditions (stopped raining about 4 hours ago) but the ground was way soaked. Temps stayed above 40,,, I think, woke up to getting dripped on by my ridgeline. Wiped the tarp down & went back to sleep. Had to wipe down one more time, not really a big deal, just mildly annoying.

    I have had my bug netting freeze over from my breath at below 20,,, several times. So like I said, have as much ventilation as you can, within reason.
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    Worland, WY...I spent an afternoon in the ER there once getting my hand stitched up...

    Weather.com says:
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    UV Index:1 - Low Snowfall:1 in Sunrise: 7:43 am Moonset: 8:59 am Moonphase:Waning Gibbous Occasional snow showers. Cold. High 14F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 60%. Snowfall around one inch.Collapse Details Night Partly Cloudy 1°
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    The ambient humidity there is very low. Biggest consideration is the dew point.
    Get a little condensation here, but nothing serious.
    If you don't have a hammock sock, throw a piece of fleece over your ridge line. Experimented with that before I made it into a pod type sock. Works very well.

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    im on a deck where i set up, so ill try throwing a piece of fleece on my ridgeline. thanks for the advice.

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    facetious answer - stop breathing.

    Real answer - you can't, really. You can only control it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 80083r View Post
    facetious answer - stop breathing.

    Real answer - you can't, really. You can only control it.
    What he said, reason being when warm moist air contacts cooler air you get condensation. If you can figure out how to get your breath down to ambient temperature while still inside your lungs without being dead, then you may want to share that breakthrough.

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    Just another tip, put some type of material on the ground under your hammock to prevent the moisture from the ground rising up an making your UQ damp.
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