I need a bit of help, I am a noob so what do you expect :P
I am a brand new hammocker, and i am trying to decide which gear i am going to purchase. I *think* i have found the right hammock for me, which is the ENO ProNest. It is a reasonable price and it is lightweight, which is what i like. I have decided to make my own bugnet (ill talk about that later). I understand i need top AND bottom insulation. I live in CA so weather isnt too bad. At the lowest it gets to 40's and 30's on some nights in the winter. I am currently trying to find a cheap way to get good bottom insulation. The only way i have found is with pads. I have a blue infatable pad which i use while camping. I considered a wool blanket but its weight (5 LBS!) is terrible, as i am a backpacker. Here is/will be my set up as of now:
Hammock: ENO ProNest with WhoopieSlings
Top Insulation: Sleeping Bag rated at fairly low temperatures (10's - 30's?)
Bottom Insulation: Infatable Pad
So, as i mentioned earlier, i was going to make a bugnet to save money. I found mosquito netting for $2.99/yd and i figured i would get 2 or 3 yards of it. I am planning on just making the shape of a hammock and velcroing the sides, sewing the bottom (much like Shug's "Noobie" videos). I might add a zipper so i can get out without having to pull the bugnet off.
I am also going to be going on a snow trip soon and i was wondering what i might need for that: will the sleeping bag and pad do the trick? or will i have to invest in a wool blanket for the guaranteed warmth? My kit needs feedback! I havent bought ANY of the above yet, and that is why i am asking for the help/recomendation. Thanks in advance.
- The Torch