New guy. Going camping and hanging!!
Next weekend we are planning on going on a canoe trip in lady smith, Wi on the flambeau river. Looks like we picked a cold weekend!!! 39 degree low!!! Very excited tho to try out my eno double nest and guardian bug net. I plan using a 20 degree mummy bag, a blue pad, and possibly this fleece blanket i have thats quite huge as a make shift under quilt. I also have one of those space blankets if im real cold. Lmk what you guys think, I can't stop thinking about this trip!!!
put in your due diligence
sounds like a great plan. The insulation sounds like it will suffice, but YMMV.
Originally Posted by Dowellz
If you haven't already, practice hanging your hammock, practice rigging your UQ, practice getting in to that bag and using the pad.
I've seen people claim that hammock camping is no more technical than tenting. That IMHO is BS. I've just started doing the hammock thing and I'm finding many rewards from just practicing (way more practice than I ever needed to do the tent thing) in the yard--which is where you want to find out if that UQ idea will work (or not), how much wiggle you need to stay on that blue pad, and so on. All very do-able IMO but when it gets dark at 7 and it is 40 degrees and the wind is blowing it is not the time to be experimenting. :)
Also one assumes reasonable other gear, like a hat and warm clothes kept strictly dry and sundry other usual camping stuffs. Good luck and enjoy!
--fresh off the windy chilly Kitattiny Ridge (Kittatiny? Kittattiny? Whatever)