-2º Hammock Slumber Warmth Assessment





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Published on Dec 17, 2009

Winter is here in fine fashion in Minnesota so I needed to get out and test some gear and theories before heading out on my Winter Backpacking Hammock Trips this winter here.
Never got to try the Warbonnet Winter Yeti last year. http://www.warbonnetoutdoors.net
It is a half Under Quilt (UQ) that one used with a short pad under their legs and feet. It worked splendidly!!! The Gossamer Gear 1/4 Pad I used folded over along with my Warbonnet Prototype Top Quilt (TQ) kept my feet toasty. They were never cold. http://www.gossamergear.com
Last winter I felt that I wore too much clothing when crawling in the hammock in 0º to sub 0º weather and my TQ and was a bit damp on top. This year I am fooling around with wearing less .... just the minimum when I first crawl in and add clothes as I need. Almost always have to get up at four thirty AM-ish to write my name in the snow and usually am a wee bit cool. That is when I add more clothes now and it seems to reduce the moisture (sweat) coming off of my body and going into my TQ. That is my theory .... Plus then when I awaken on a cold and beautiful winter's morn I am half dressed and ready for "breakfast from the hammock".
I added a "breath bib" idea. Seemed to work. It will keep the condensation off of my TQ at the head end. I can remove it and pocket it to thaw. We will see.......
Added pull-outs to my Speer Winter Tarp .http://www.speerhammocks.com
Worked terrificly and added room inside.
See the Peak Bag and ridgeline organizer from 2Q & ZQ Hammock Specialties http://www.2qzqhammockhanger.com
Well .... got Holiday and Christmas chores and stuff to do so.....
I will set out a listening post.
As always, thankee for watching. Whooooo Buddy! cocoa and Christmas Cookies!!!!!!
All secure in sector seven,

Comments • 49

I would like more information on the tarp you modified. Did it come with the hammock? What size is the tarp in the video? How did you add the pullouts? What did you use to anchor the pullouts (sides)? Etc.... Thanks!
Hey Shug...love the vids...you've inspired me to move from my MSR Hubba Hubba tent up into a tarp. I've just ordered the Warbonnet Ridgerunner, WB Superfly tarp, WB Lynx top and bottom quilt (3-season). Do I really need to buy another winter quilt setup or can I augment my rig for winter weather? Also, would you suggest i buy a weather shield? 
MrBillyBob Joe
Ima get me one of those
My neighbors play Glocken pistols too! You must live in the country :)
Helen Ochoa
Do you sleep in your clothes
Logan Cummings
Did your neighbors like the loud drums at night?
@shugemery no problem about the music. the world wide internets is much smarter than stupid GEMA. so it´s hard to keep me from enjoying your videos. and that does look like a comfy way to freeze! ;)
like the video! how long does it take you to set all this up so nicely? and another question: the only music in this video was made by you, right? GEMA is claiming some music rights and won´t let us germans watch this video. seems bs to me...
Justin Baker
im not so sure a hare would be happy in hawii...
aurbey mcstay
Hey Shug, what tarp is that ?
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