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Re: First-time hammocker cool-weather help

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  • noahjen2000
    I too am a warm sleeper. I recently spent a night that got down to 27 -30 degress. I had a twenty degree bag and a blue target pad. I slept in fleece pants,
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      I too am a warm sleeper. I recently spent a night that got down to 27
      -30 degress. I had a twenty degree bag and a blue target pad. I
      slept in fleece pants, socks, a sweatshirt, jacket, and a warm hat. I
      stayed warm all night.

      "sjsierra2002" <sjsierra@h...> wrote:
      > Hello all -- I am a newbie hammocker -- just got a HH a few weeks
      > ago, and I've been looking forward to trying it out on a four-day
      > solo over next weekend. The forecasts for next weekend are for
      temps
      > in the 30's in north-central PA, where I'm going. I won't have a
      > chance to sleep out in temps that low before I go: we're having a
      > warm spell here in Philadelphia, and the nighttime temps aren't
      going
      > below the upper 40's.
      >
      > Right now my strategy for staying warm is a 20 degree sleeping bag,
      > warm clothing, and a Target blue foam pad. I'll bring a space
      > blanket to put between the pad and the hammock for extra insulation
      > if needed. Do you think this will be OK?
      >
      > (I'm generally a warm sleeper. Saturday night, when I slept out in
      > my backyard, I was wearing mid-weight long underwear and was toasty
      > in my sleeping bag -- I did put on a fleece vest halfway through
      the
      > night. The low was 48.)
      >
      > Thanks for your help. Ordinarily I'd like to test my gear a bit
      more
      > before relying on it for a trip like this, but it just hasn't
      worked
      > out that way.
      >
      > Bunchberry
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