Hi all! Been poking around the forum for a bit now and enjoy reading a lot of the posts and threads. It's official, I have caught the bug and enjoy hanging around. A buddy (Eddielbs) got me hooked on hammocks and I was able to put it all to the test this past weekend.
A small 3 day 2 night trip and I enjoyed sleeping in my hammock in the Ouachita Forest. I was plenty ready though as I had slept in the hammock for over week in my spare bedroom. However, after a pretty cold night I am dead set on getting an underquilt and not just relying on a pad. I have a poncho liner and I think I will give the DIY underquilt a try before I spend a few hundred bucks.
If the poncho liner underquilt goes well I will report back. As stated before I enjoy the forum and appreciate people sharing their experiences. One thing I have learned; recreating the wheel is a waste of time.