A Bed-Tick - Synthetic Material Version.

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A Bed-Tick - Synthetic Material Version.

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Post by Half_Tread » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:55 am

Horace Kephart shared his thoughts about a bed-tick in his writing titled "The Book of Camping & Woodcraft". He used all natural materials, but after mulling over his method, I began to wonder if any gear I already owned would accomplish the same end result. I think I found it!

Materials: a sleeping pad, a fleece sleeping bag, and a tall/wide winter sleeping bag. Assembled as shown it had kept me warm and comfortable while in my hammock on the nights as shown on the Weather History & Observations.

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Post by Mophead » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:32 pm

Is that a thermarest prolite you are using?

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Post by FootPathOne » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:38 pm

You know your sleeping pads. I've owned it for several years now. The pad is still in good shape.

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Post by Mophead » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:24 am

Sounds like the assembly of the tick adds to the performance. I've used pads with R values close to that thermarest and been fine on the ground, but in a hammock I found it to be cold in temps below freezing.

In the late spring and early fall I've supplemented a thin foam pad with a fleece pullover with good success. Never tried putting the whole thing in a sleeping bag though. Any tips for getting into it with a hammock?

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Post by Half_Tread » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:20 am

I get in the same way I would get into the bag shown in the attached video (frame 2:25), with the exception is that I have a single zipper bag.

https://youtu.be/4FmTCkgMyOQ

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