Slept outside last night in order to test out an unmodified CCF pad in the 43 degree weather.
All my clothes were cotton except wigwam socks and I wasn't very cold in my really thin zero degree bag. Probably not the most accurate cold test since I'm in my backyard and was nice and warm till I walked outside to sleep.
My pad is 24in. wide and now I see why people say you need it at least that wide. I also hear you don't really need it long enough to your feet, but my hammock bottom gets pretty cold so maybe I just don't understand.
I tested the stock tarp and it worked just fine for keeping the hammock and me dry. I haven't had my HH exped. that long so I'm still using the stock.
Overall, I was warm with the pad and kept dry. I'm going to continue to test for cold climates though.
A few questions though..
-Can you sleep on your side in a HH? I can, but it just doesn't look so natural inside the HH.
-People tell me to get sock liners for my wigwams, but don't wigwams already have liners build in?
-Also, I need to know of a good knot to tie on an eye of a screw.
I usually tie the figure 8 and half-hitch knots, but the eye of a screw is to small to do that for multiple knots.