Originally Posted by Hawk-eye
I could go without an UQ at those tempts but some couldn't ... guess it just depends ... only one way to find out really. Find a couple trees ...
True, everyone is a little different. That is my plan though...getting out there in about a week
Originally Posted by tammons
At 75dF you do not need an UQ.
A CCF pad is not necessary either but it might be nice to sit on while hiking.
If you do need something during a 65dF cold snap just use a garlington taco bottom
made of a driducks poncho, 2 garbage bags and a couple of space blankets.
I just spent a night in 14dF weather with CCF pads and a garlington under with a ultra 20 and was plenty warm.
The CCF pad would definetly be nice as a sit pad if nothing else. I like the garlington taco idea...seems like it would be lightweight too! We have a lot of rainshowers on the island so I definetly want to carry something for a chance temp drop.
Originally Posted by Sweeper
Tammons offers some good advice. I will add that one summer 6 years ago I did an overnighter here in N Ga during late July when the temps during the day were around 100 and it was barely getting down to 80 at night. I didn't take a bit of any kind of under insulation with me, only a silk bag liner and an emergency blanket. Naturally, we had a monster of a severe storm that afternoon, and the temps at about 3500' dropped into the upper 50's that night. Coldest night I have ever spent. If I had had a ground cloth and a pad, I would have gone to ground and used my HH as a bivy. After that experience, I always carry some sort of poncho/garbage bags as Tammons mentions above.
The bug netting was definetly a must. I ended up buying the HH Explorer so no worries there
I'm originally from Arkansas...southern summers aren't too much cooler than the temps here, humidity here is a little worse of course. Thanks for all of the tips though...i will check out the KAQ's. Cool deal that your nephew is stationed here, and he is right, Guam is nice..minus the bugs. I'm stationed down at the Naval Base myself!