Blackbird and Yeti used for 1st time on backpacking trip
Last week I went up to Big South Fork for a 3 day 2 night backpacking trip. Pics are here http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/572456870oEUoKl
This was the 1st time I had taken the Blackbird and the Yeti out for a
backpacking trip. I had slept in the Blackbird twice at Ed's Hot Springs
hangout and used a pad those nights. No problem sleeping or hanging it at all.
The first night I sleep good except for a problem with the Yeti (see below).
We were camped right by Laurel Fork Creek and the coolness helped me
sleep. The next night I couldn't get comfortable at all. No matter how I laid
it didn't feel right. Needless to say I didn't get much sleep that night. I
didn't hang it any differently that I had any other time. We weren't by a
creek this time so I am thinking I was just to warm. The temps were in the
50's and it rained.
I used my 3 season down prototype Yeti for the 1st time also last weekend.
All I did was to add some small biners to each shockcord and snap them on
the cord going to the rings.
This was the 1st time I have ever used any type of underquilt and it was easy to hook on and make sure the yeti straddled the hammock. Getting in it wasn't any problem. I had read on here that it would slide up and down the
shockcord easily. It didn't at first but I kept fooling with it and it would slowly start to move.
Now I am not sure what happened but I woke up around 3am for a break and
I noticed the yeti was gone????..or so I thought. It seems it had somehow
managed to work its way off from being under the hammock and slide to the other side of the hammock so it wasn't under me at all. Now I know I toss and turn a lot so the only thing i can figure out is as I rolled over the shockcord slipped and went under the hammock. Anyone ever have that happen to them before?
IMO using the Yeti in 50° temps is just way to warm for me. I think that is
why I couldn't sleep the 2nd night. The first night I slept great and I wonder
if that is because the Yeti wasn't under me for most of the night.
Oh for a top quilt I used a demo one than I got from Ed a few yrs ago. I
think it was rated at 50° or so.