Just spent the night in the backyard. Low of 49 degrees, 92% humidity, clear skies with a great moon. Sleeping in a WBBB 1.1 dbl, Jarbridge underquilt with triangle thingys and a Big Agnes Cross Mountain bag, used as a top quilt. I had a cut-down JRB torso pad in the pad sleeve of the bag to act as a footpad. I woke up about 4:00 and had some underquilt fussing to do. Fell back asleep until about 7:30. Several issues got me thinking over my morning coffee, and I was looking for your thoughts.
1. Condensation. I didn't notice it during the night, but after I got up early this morning, went in the house for a minute and then got back in my bag, I noticed that the foot section of my bag was soaked. I at first thought dew, since I went tarpless and the grass was wet, but the bugnet and hammock walls were dry. I assume it was foot condensation. Hot feet suspended above cool night air= moisture? It was the part that extended beyond my uq. I searched and noticed some had a similar problem. Shug went to a thermarest inflatable seat pad in the box because he had similar problems. Do I need to go this route? I really think if I had a down topquilt instead of synthetic, it would have been soaked through.
2. I sleep on the diagonal, like most people, and I don't think I am overdoing the slant. However, when I move to my left side, the mini biner and shock cord from the triangle thingys are pressing on my forehead. Is my head too far to the left? Or maybe my quilt is too far towards the head or foot? For reference, the left strand of the hammock tie out is right about even with my left eye when I am laying in the hammock. The pressure of the biner is noticeable and annoying. Should I just suck it up and not worry?
3. How far in the footbox do you go? I know it probably differs for everyone, but just looking for some general ideas. I usually end up in a spot where I can reach my right arm over my head and just barely put my fingers in the very peak of the hammock. At times, I feel like that puts me too far into the footbox, but it seems to be where I end up. I know most advise to raise the foot end more. Is this so you can end up more toward the head end? When you look at my quilt set up from outside the hammock, it kind of looks like I am not using much of the head end of the hammock at all.
I realize I am over thinking this, (I always do), but these are the kinds of things that run through my head during the 4am pee break. Thanks for your thoughts.