So I have taken the plunge and have a Hennessy backpacker on the way. Thing is, I donít really want to spend any more cash getting this thing ready for trips in what remains of my summer. I live in Littleton CO so I will be typically backpacking in the Rockies at relatively high elevation (>10,000ft and maybe mid to high 40ís at coldest temps). After reading a bunch on these forums, I am a bit skerd that I will be freezing my buns off unless I either make or buy some ubber expensive UQ. That being said, I am hoping that someone may be able to help me out to see if something I already own may be able to do the job. Here is what I know and donít know about my current situation: I am a cold sleeper, so I know all about being well fed and watered before nap time. I was planning on using my 15* sleeping bag, and beyond there, I think I need help.
Here is what I have to choose from:
BA IAC---best mat I ever used for ground, but a bit heavy and it may not work in the hammock.
Run of the mill Wal-Mart blue CCF pad
Bunch of Therm-a-rest Z-rest pads
Kifaru Woobie-I would love it if this could be used as an effective UQ w/o needing any sewing modification.
A 40* down sleeping bag w foot zipper hole that I would not mind permanently modifying if need be
Anyone have any clues for me or do I need to buy/make something else. I understand in the long haul if that is what I will do, it is just a bummer to buy something and not be able to use it straight off.
If anyone is familiar w/ camping in my location and thinks my nighttime temp estimates, are off, please let me know.
Thanks for the help and for all the good info I have already read here.