Yes. Very few people sleep warmly enough that they don't need some sort of bottom-side insulation at 50 F. A pad is one option...there are a few others.
Be sure to use it a time or seven before you rely on it in the field. It would suck to have your whole trip ruined b/c you can't sleep at night...especially if it's a very simple fix if you'd known about it beforehand. There's definitely a learning curve. This forum, the hammock archives at www.whiteblaze.net
, and a handful of websites have plenty of information to keep you warm, dry and comfortable...just figure out what works for you before you hike out.
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