just wanted to let ya'll know i am out on the trail, and that i originally started without my hammock, i had to have momma mail it the NOC.
i have had a few nights out in it, as i am at fontana dam.
current setup is meat and potatoes and no frills.
8 x 10 silnylon tarp, with beaks
ENO double, with 1 1/2 inch speer polypro webbing for my big self. webbing attaches to hammock with black diamond carabiners, for rain issues. ridgeline included.
marmot sawtooth, x long, x wide sleeping bag, 15 degree, for my big self. been using it as quilt, but it is so humongous i could easily zip up in it.
thermarest prolite 4 large.
i understand this setup could be vastly improved, but it is fine as it is. this early, i may still encounter low temps, in which i could immediately go to ground with the set up, and even use the hammock as a bag liner. yeah, try that out for some dual use
with the amount of good weather i have seen so far, there is going to be plenty of comfy nights.