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    I am HOT

    After reading on here about everyboy's concerns for getting cold, I never thought getting hot would be a problem. But down here in Georgia, we are already seeing 90+ degree days and high 70 nights. My problem has been staying cool. I have not seen that discussed here except for one thread about fans. Is anybody else experiencing this heat?

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    I am HOT

    Quote Originally Posted by Riverpirate View Post
    90+ degree days and high 70 nights. Is anybody else experiencing this heat?
    Just had to click on this topic and see what it was about

    When I'm camping in really hot weather, I usually tend to get cold at night even if the temps are in the high 70's low 80's because it's been soooo hot during the day. Now if the night temps stay up in the 90's, that's going to be ruff. If you can set up your camp site where you can get a breeze that will help. If not, not much else you can do. Try to go to bed clean, dirty sweat running down your sides is not much fun. Remember to air-out your sleeping gear/hammock before packing it up in the morning.

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    Well, I would imagine that hammocks have an inherent advantage in dealing with hot conditions, since you have a much more ventilated environment to sleep in compared to a tent. At a 70C low you may not need any bottom insulation at all, or at least you can use a minimal form of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drewboy View Post
    Well, I would imagine that hammocks have an inherent advantage in dealing with hot conditions, ....... At a 70C low you may not need any bottom insulation at all, or at least you can use a minimal form of it.
    Oh for sure I think no bottom insulation is needed.

    Let's see ( 70C * 9/5 ) + 32 = 150F

    To Hot for me.

    Now 70F is another issue. I'd be all Less stuff to carry and fiddle around with. Typos sure help stretch the discussion though.

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    70 C, doh! You'd never guess I was an engineer would you?

    At that temp I'm not even sure the bugs would make it. Well, not all of them anyways.


    Quote Originally Posted by DavidWa View Post
    Oh for sure I think no bottom insulation is needed.

    Let's see ( 70C * 9/5 ) + 32 = 150F

    To Hot for me.

    Now 70F is another issue. I'd be all Less stuff to carry and fiddle around with. Typos sure help stretch the discussion though.

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    So much for my high hopes.

    I'm hoping I get to hammock this summer without bottom insulation. going to be a hot one for sure here in the central valley. I usually go to elevation tho, and it's usually in the 40-50F range up there at the hottest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lori View Post
    So much for my high hopes. .
    OK just so you guys/gals know, I am HOT (assuming you like fat, old, bald headed men) but did not want to get off topic here.

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    Having suffered through this last year here in Georgia and about to suffer again in a few days, I had to add my .02 for what its worth. I have found if possible camp low in a valley, preferably by a stream. Definitely try and wash off the best you can. Also try and pitch your tarp as high as is possible, provided its not down pouring. I didn't use an uq last year, I just wormed into a light weight bag. This year I've changed that and have a light weight uq with a light weight tq. I made them out of 1.1 ripstop and babyquilt batting. In the trial runs, they seem to work great. Total weight is just at a pound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverpirate View Post
    OK just so you guys/gals know, I am HOT (assuming you like fat, old, bald headed men) but did not want to get off topic here.
    Ditto here-add hairy too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverpirate View Post
    OK just so you guys/gals know, I am HOT (assuming you like fat, old, bald headed men) but did not want to get off topic here.
    Fat is a matter of opinion, bald is sexaaaayyyyy. Old is a state of mind.

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