Originally Posted by kritter
I live in the PNW so I'm looking for advice from people that live where I'm going to. I plan to thru-hike the AT next year. I'm playing with my hammock set-up and trying to figure out what will work best for this trip. I own a a Blackbird 1.1 double layer hammock.
My main questions are:
1. Should I go with an UQ or pad since I going to be out for a long stretch with lots of variable weather.
2. Any AT hammock words of wisdom?
My vote would be for 1/2 uq paired with a 1/2 ccf pad for the legs. This would allow you to sleep on the 1/2 pad in the shelter if you so choose. It also gives you a sit pad.
You can probably get away with either a uq or a pad on the AT, it just depends on what your mannerisms will be on the trail.