I've been Using a hammock for a couple of years as my summer slumber station but I am planning several trips to the winter wonderland of snow and ice that is the cascades in Oregon during mid January.
I am surprised by the lack of info on good setups for cold weather hammock setups. conservatively I will be in an area where it is 0F. I have a very limited budget and am looking at reliable setups that will keep me warm.
I have an expedition Asym with the upgraded hex tarp. I am considering buying two of the quilted heat sheet emergency blankets, sewing them together with elastic at both ends to bunch the ends and installing grommets that will slip over the stabilizer bungees on the hammock. I am cutting a walmart purchased foam pad (one of the ones with closed cell and open celled melded together) to fit between the two heat sheets.
If I toss a couple of 12 hour hand warmers between the hammock and undercover will this keep me warm?
Is the over cover critical or can I get away with a third sheet over the hammock and under the tarp?