So i have spent the last two nights in my hammock. Friends and I have been bumming around this weekend camped up along the local river. I have had no real problems falling a sleep in the hammock. In fact i wake up far less than on the ground, and i dont have any head,back,neck or hip aches in the morning!
The only problem right now is staying warm. On the ground i can take a walmart blue foam and homemade synthetic quilt down to high 30's(like 36-38*). In the hammock i got cold sleeping and the temp was only 48-50*. My shoulders were cold hips and sometimes my elbows. I am not sure i am a fan of a pad it moves around and is all clammy in the morning, but being the cheaper option i would like to try tinkering with it.
I thought of making a pad extender to make wings on the sides that would start at the shoulders going down to the hips. The bigger problem i think is keeping this dame thing from sliding around. Any ideas? I have considered making a "pocket" on the outside of the hammock but not sure i want to sew on the hammock fabric. Maybe kinda like a removable pad under quilt?