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Re: [Hammock Camping] Hammock or Tarp?

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  • Rob
    Hello My usual MO is to use my Thermorest in the bottom of the hammock and my sleeping bag on top of that. I ve gone down to near zero without any cold spots.
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      Hello

      My usual MO is to use my Thermorest in the bottom of the hammock and my
      sleeping bag on top of that. I've gone down to near zero without any cold
      spots.

      http://360.yahoo.com/snaresman

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Rosaleen Sullivan" <rosaleen43@...>


      Scott-

      I've slept in my hammock down to about 22 F, wearing my breathable rain gear
      over a fleece jacket and pants, on a wide Target blue foam pad, and using a
      35 F bag. I probably also had a mylar space blanket suspended below the
      hammock, and MAY have used a breathable Adventure Medical emergency blanket
      (no longer findable, it seems) between me and my bag (used as a quilt).

      That mouthful said, I'm working on yet another lightweight alternative.
      Again, I like the suspended space blanket, and will use it if needed. I am
      taking off next week for at least a month, probably more. I plan to bring
      one of the Gossamer Gear Thinlight pads, and using it as a liner to a thin
      fleece suspended blanket/tunic. I used the regular size pad and the blanket
      over the weekend when the temps were in the mid 50's, Nunatak Backcountry
      Blanket used as a quilt, and silk pants and shirt for sleeping clothes. I
      was almost too warm, except for my arms. I have a wider pad from GG that I
      will play with a bit before I leave, but if it doesn't pack well as the back
      pad for my Mariposa, will stick with the standard one. I suspect this will
      be a very light set up, when I get done.

      I will let you know how this does over a long trip.

      Rosaleen
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