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Hello

I'm going to be spending 4 nights hiking in North Queensland, Australia soon.

I'd like a recommendation for a sleeping bag or similar.

Overnight temperatures are likely to be between 24 and 27 C, which is 75-98 F.

I will be in a hennessy hammock, so I may need insulation underneath me, particularly if it is windy and on the lower side of the temperature range.

Size, weight and cost are all of moderate concern to me.

My current thinking is to just get a bag which is cheap and light.
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We have had minimum temps around that in Melbourne recently ( a "cool"  18c tonight, well maybe around 4am)
My sleeping bag at those temps is my skin.
Or to rephrase that, what do you have on top of you at 25c at home ?
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Yeah, at those temps I would not need anything at all.
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Ta.

I'll get a light liner just for my comfort.

I've done this before, but I borrowed something which probably cost $20 from K-Mart. Twas heavy and large.
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I would use a sheet. But actually I would never backpack at those temperatures. Not fun.
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PostIcon Posted on: Feb. 22 2013, 11:12 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

just underpants and maybe a silk liner will do it.
I don't like liners inside the sb anymore but by themselves they are OK.
With the hammock you should be able to maximise the air flow so not a bad set up.

see if you can get a mate to hang lower, crocs can be lazy and just go for the easiest meal.
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Plus one on the  thing to keep the breeze off your skin if that sort of thing bothers  you.
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@TT - We try to go just after the wet season has ended. So we don't get wet, but there's still lots of water about.

Doesn't always work out that way, sometimes we get soaked :)

In winter there's a good chance of not having much water about.

@Franco - haha, There will be a few tents about, so I think I'll be fine for crocs. We're doing the Thornsborne Trail
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Hinchinbrook ... very nice.
You will be a bit safer from rat molestation.
We have similar native rats down here in Victoria , cute but always after food.
(They can chew their way out of a tent...)
4 nights should give you plenty of time to look around, have fun!
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I use a silk liner I bought on eBay with nice reviews for $12. It has been great for that type of situation. Amazingly it is decent quality as well.
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