Total Newbie Needing Help with UQ
I hate re-posting topics that have been discussed ad nauseum, but I've been all over the forum and can't find a solid answer. So I'll just post the question.
I'm new to hammock camping. Last summer I picked up a Grand Trunk Skeeter Beater for $20. After trying it, I swore I'll never got back to the ground again. This March I'm spending a week on the River-2-River Trail in Southern Illinois. From experience, I know the weather could be pleasantly springlike, or it could be snowing and in the 30's.
I have a gift card to Backcountry.com. The only UQ they carry is the ENO Ember. I can't find a temperature rating anywhere on this, and ENO didn't respond to my email.
Would the Ember with a 15F down bag be too warm? Not warm enough?
Would I need a pad?
What else would I need (other than a fly) to be ready for inclement weather?
Before I got this gift card, I was playing around with a full length pad combined with a shorter cross pad at my shoulders. I slept on the pads in my 15F synthetic mummy. Then I ran the hammock through the bottom zipper of a 55F synthetic mummy bag, and pulled the whole thing up around the hammock, pads, and bag. I kept the zipper oriented at the top to ventilate. It did pretty good on a 33F night, but the bulk leaves hardly any room in my pack.
Thanks for the feedback and help in finding this answer.