what about your packs?
Have you tried packing this gear and hiking with it. That pad is huge for a backpack - will you have any room for your other gear.
Backpacking while hunting is always heavy. It's cold and you've got all the extra gear for hunting - most of it made of steel and other heavy metal. What kind of terrain do you anticipate? Will there be snow (that's miserable to hike through and every extra pound feels like five)? How far to you plan on hiking to get away from other hunters?
In addition to a few trial runs with your sleeping/shelter setups, I'd definitely recommend a trial run with all your gear in the packs.
That's the way. CCF and reflectix can keep you warm. The trick is getting it in the right spots. Just make a fire and set around sipping the flask if its too cold to sleep. (as long as you're over 21)
Originally Posted by ny700
just my opinion, but if you take a few cotton bedsheets you can use them as overcovers tossed over the ridgeline of the hammocks and will work very well in my experience. it will create a nice little thermal barrier and will moot the need for hats and less insulation over all will be necessary. what i used to temporarily attach mine to my ridgeline were simple clothespins. good luck, and have a campfire. you'll be fine.