Originally Posted by Hangman
Michele, thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed report . hope your next trip is even better. i know you want to hang your whole thru if you can but with the blue pad,nest and 20 degree bag you would be set up nice if you had to use the shelter or ground one night. its sounds like to cover every possible wheather system that "could" happen in the beginning of your hike you my carry too much bulk or weight.what your carrying now seems reasonable. i'm starting march 27th and will be hanging to 20 degrees after that i may, yes, go to the ground. i'm still working on a few kinks in my set up and will post as soon as the weather drops again
Yes, I have to say the only reason I'm not trying something different and still carrying the CCF pad is so I'll have the two options to drop to the ground or sleep in a shelter if need be.
Have you or anyone else dropped to the ground in your hammock? Did it really make that much difference? I guess one good thing is that I could use my Nest AND my 20 degree bag as top quilts and be super duper toasty warm. Kind of cool the we have all of these options for warmth. If you're cold in a tent...you're just screwed.