First night and loving it, but....
Well last night was my first night in a hammock and it was magnificent! I was roasty toasty in my Eno Db,JRB 11x10 tarp, Phoenix 0*, and 30* sleeping bag. It got down to 18 according to my thermometer. I went to bed with a lightweight and midweight layer and by the time morning came around i was down to my lightweight layer and had to ditch the socks.
Learned that even though the phoenix was warm I was getting a cold pocket of air on my rump so I'll have to shorten the length of the suspension and see if that helps.
One thing I just cannot figure out is my adjustable structural ridgeline. It's just way to tight; I played me a song on it this morning when I woke up:D. I've tried hanging my hammock low, high, shallow, deep. picked trees with different distances. The only way I can get it to not be tight is if I hang it really high and deep, but then I wouldn't really need a ridgeline by the time I was done. Plus it seems the only time I don't have a lot of tension on my ridgeline is when I hang past the 30 degree angle, which isn't good either. Does a person's weight have anything to do with the tension on the asr? I know it's supposed to be taught, but still pliable. I think mine was in the key of C Major. :scared: