First Night Out (2nd attempt)
Hey all - glad to be part of this forum/obsession ;)
Part of my "survival" obsession led me to hammocks, and instead of plopping down the dough for a Hennessy/Warbonnet i went first with the Moskito from REI ($45).
First time I hung it i found out AFTER dark that it was too unlevel and i kept slipping out the bottom, plus I tried using a yoga mat for insulation, but it sticks too much and it was a LOT of adjusting before I just gave up and went back to the house.
SO, tonight is my 2nd attempt at my first night in a hammock! I turned the hammock upside down and used the mosquito netting to hold a cheap sleeping bad as an underquilt, then I'm planning to use a 20degree bag unzipped as a top quilt. Standard cheap poly tarp over top. It's supposed to get to high 30's or 40.
I have to say, learning the correct knots (esp the Siberian Timber hitch) made set up MUCH nicer ;)
Anywhoo... I'll repost with my experience. Thx for listening to a noob...