Because I'm still fairly new to hanging (just started this spring) and have done only a few chilly nights (none cold) and because I'm too cheap to buy an UQ this year (and like run on sentences) I needed to do SOMETHING to keep the cbs away. I've tried with a CCF pad and hated it, the bunching, rolling off etc. Drove me nuts. /u/Slo mentioned this stuff called Reflectix and /u/ckmaui told me to go to lowes and get some. Check.
Still wasn't thrilled about having it in the hammock with me, plus needed to do a sewing project of some sort... I wanted to make a mini hammock for my daughter (3) so she could hang with daddy in the backyard. So I made this 7' blue thing with sewn channels on all sides. Turned out to be perfect for shock cord and mounting to the bottom side of my hammock. Check.
After a few variations (I got the 16" width and taped them together with duct tape) and watching Shug (again) and reading Just Jeff's SPE page I came up with this layout.
The wings fold in and it all rolls up super small (16" wide right?) comes in at 13oz. (Not that it matters to "walk in" / car camper me....)
Here's the 'under hammock.' Uses mini S-biners on the shock cord to attach to the whoopie slings. By using the side channels (like an UQ) I can slide it back and forth until it's centered up under me, then cord locks to adjust end channel shock cord to keep it in place.
I use a 20* Coleman bag (it's big, heavy, and super warm) that will someday be replaced with quilts and used this setup two nights ago in the back yard when it got down to 40*. There was a steady 5mph wind from the north, tarp pitched high...frankly I was too hot to sleep comfortably. So I guess it works!
Leading an outing next weekend with a group of non-campers, I'm excited to see how it all holds up. As always, feedback and suggestions are always appreciated. (And I'm not planning on winter camping...this year)