Overnighter #2 underway
Well I was able to get away today for an overnighter. This is my second trip with hammock and UQ. First trip it rained all night and I was hanging too low to the ground and got up at 5am.
I think I have a better setup tonight. This will be the first time in my new WB Traveler. Ridgeline is new to me so it took some time to get it dialed it. But when I did it just felt right.
Got my tarp setup much easier today than last time. I am pretty sure it will be a summer tarp and I will get a larger one for next fall. Just gonna go with it for now.
Will be using my Wiggys bag as a TQ until my Burrow comes. Low is supposed to be 31. Last time was a rainy windy 36. Its 34 right now and the fire is roaring.
Have a right good time and be ever vigilant......
Things I learned...
Made it through another night. Learned a few things for me and my comfort.
1) Rectanglular sleeping bag - Not good in a gathered end hammock. Warm yes, Easy NO. Although, I did like being able to pull the hood over my head. Ready for my new Burrow to arrive.
2)Pillow - Don't need it. More trouble than its worth for me. It's out of the camp box.
3) Underquilt - toasty warm. It did move more than I would like. Kept waking up to fiddle with it. I sleep head right feepulling way up t left. It kept rotating way up over my right shoulder.
4) Hammock sag - First night in my new WB Traveler. Had to try to adjust it in the middle of the night. Had pressure from the hammock under my right knee. I also kept sliding toward the foot end.
5) You need less clothes than you think. My UQ and bag are both 20 deg. Ended up having to take a couple layers off my upper body. Low temp for the night was 32deg. Did not sleep well at all from 11p - 3a.
Between the sleeping bag falling the side, UQ shifting, and nature calls, it was not good. 3a - 8a was much better. Guess I finally got comfortable or just really tired!