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Old 01-11-2020, 05:14 AM   #1
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did 6 hours, windchill 15F. real temp 26

had two layers of the mylar, 2 layers of bugnetting, outside layer was clear peva, inside was Everbuilt absorbent painter's drop cloth, from Home Depot
wasn't damp iinside but was starting to feel clammy. I had popped a sedative so I got about 3 hours sleep.office clothing only. Not bat. I think, tho, that I needed one of the bugnet bags between the absorbent bag and the mylar. or the monofilament hammock in that position. I'll try the hammock tomorrow.am. About the same conditions. It was misty foggy and the outside peva espeilally around my face had lots of condensatio. I got some contractor, much thicker/larger trash bags, 5x3 ft. 17 of them costs $10 at wallys. You can inflate them just by shakng them out. you'll have to expell some of the air before sealing it. or it'll make a ball that you can't lay upon. I 'll test those tomorrow am, too. With the day pack under my lower legs, and my feet inside of the buttpack, the hammock layer added, I'm going to sleep ok at 25F. When I add the net longjohns from Wiggys, the neck gaiter, the 2 sets of foot wraps, the beanie, glove lliners, and the concealable armor, gonna sleep just fine at 0F. degrees. That's all that's ever needed here. In 10 years, I've seen 2 nights that got down below 0F, one went to -10f. 10F is actually pretty rare and normally only the occaasional night is below 20F. But those frigging winds, 30 mph and gusts to 45 mph. That takes the temps way down, if you can't get out of the wind.
 
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Old 01-11-2020, 06:01 AM   #2
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Lot of good sleeping bags for sale.
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Old 01-11-2020, 06:17 AM   #3
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Look into canvascutter. They have a setup vastly superior to what you’re trying to do, but built around what I think you want to accomplish
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Old 01-11-2020, 06:18 AM   #4
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Do you or your wife have a cell phone? If so, how about some photos of this set up?
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Old 01-11-2020, 06:52 AM   #5
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Yes, pictures, we all need a good laugh!
 
Old 01-11-2020, 07:24 AM   #6
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Durability over long periods is a concept you fail to grasp. Weather is constantly changing and you are no way prepared to do anything but freeze to death while saving a few bucks.
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Old 01-11-2020, 07:31 AM   #7
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If you require a sedative to sleep in your gear, you are already dead and just haven’t realized it yet.

What happens if you run out?
What happens if you need to react quickly to something after sedating yourself?
What happens if you accidentally overdose?

No thanks. I’ll sleep warmly and non sedated in my gear.
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Old 01-11-2020, 02:12 PM   #8
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Here is a complete picture of Melvin's gear:
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