Hung two weekends ago and wasn't very comfortable. ( first winter hang attempt )
To start, I got the idea from Just Jeff's page to use zip ties for whipping and that worked well for the few times I've hung, however, this was the first all night attempt. The first side slipped through and I fell so I got up, rewhipped the way I had done originally ( which never failed ) and went in for round two. About 20 minutes later as I was adjusting my CCF pad, the other ends zip tie broke. ......could have been worse I suppose because the ground underneath was pretty soft. Again, I rewhip using the method that I will now stay with, and climbed back in.
As I said, I'm using CCF for insulation and because it was to be about 29-30 degress, I used a sleeping bag as an underquilt. I have used the pad several times before and didn't have any issues but this night it kept bunching and didn't seem to keep me as warm as other nights. Not sure exactly what time I went to sleep but was still adjusting at about 1am the went back into the house at about 5am and noticed the thermometer on the front porch said 28 degrees.
Maybe I'm too cold a sleeper for this winter stuff but man I do love being in the woods when it's snowing and would love to wake one morning after it snowed during the night.
My questions are these--
--Can someone or has someone used their CCF pad as a UQ, suspended under the hammock, not sleeping directily on top of it like normal? Would it serve any purpose like this?
--For all you winter hangers, do most of you use UQ's (in conjuction with TQ's), pads or a combo of both?
I am quickly thinking about either attempting to make or buying a UQ and abandoning the whole pad thing.