Thanks for the feedback. Ya I have learned alot from you guys, and SHUG! lol I love that GINGER man. I'm a ginger too.... a cool chick version of course.
The temps got to 32 at night. Like I said, I took the windsheild thing and put it under me. It work great.
The GG pad is HUGE. I haven't cut it down yet. It went into the footbox, across to the hammock opening, and the length went all the way under my toosh. A 3/4 UQ. I think that is why I had problems there with gaps. The UQ fit nicely under my shoulders. Immediate heat, was nice. But I think the gap under my bottom was due to the GG bunching/rolling in between the layers, causing the hammock base layer to curve up and away from the UQ. So Trimming that GG pad down to just what I need for coverage, and hooking up another tab/shockcord system for the toosh side of the UQ might just fix the problem.
I'd love to be able to drop the windsheild thing period. It was a nice back up, but not efficient for bulk on my pack. The GG pad has to work. Te-Wa and a bunch of others seem to be fine with the 2. I'm just a winter wuss.
The winds came and went...10 mph max. It was so windy earlier in the day. Calmed down right around dinner/video time. Had to prepare just in case.
Like I said, I did get some condensation on the top of my sleeping bag on the feet area. Not noticable on the inside. That Reflector is Amazing. I think that does it all. More trials. Looks like I'll be carrying more than I need to synchronize this system.
Heading to Reavis Ranch in the Phoenix mountains this weekend for another trial. I'm determined to keep my total pack weight under 30-35lbs.
Thank you all for checking my first video out. I look forward to making more. I know I watched endless videos to figure out the best set up for me.
Those whoopie slings saved me so much weight on that Clark. But I got in the BB....ahhhh..the BB. I think I'm in love. Is that possible to love your hammock too much? I get the addiction.
p.s. My Tarp is "Cantelope" from Backwoods Daydreamer. But in reality, it looks like "Construction worker orange" I like LOUD! That way I do not climb into someone else's hammock after a midnight potty break AHHHH "its' a GINGER BEAR!"