Originally Posted by cavediver2
Weather Outside Was 42deg Out I Had A Very Light Sleeping Bag Maybe A 50deg Bag And No Pad Of Any Kind Under Me And Nothing In The Pockets Of The Hammock And The Only Thing I Wore To Bed Was My Under Armer Underwear As At Times I Had To ThrOW Sleeping Bag Off Of Me Becuase I Was Way To Hot To The Point Of Sweating Well Of Course The Wind Was Blowing Some So I Cooled Of Quickly And Covered Back Up.
I find it really interesting that you were able to sleep in 42 F weather with only a thing sleeping bag and I was cold at 40 last night with all kinds of gear
I consider myself to be fairly warm when I sleep too. It really is all relative and although all the advice on this forum is helpful, I'm discovering that you really need to test out the system yourself in the weather you expect to encounter.
I'm moving to a top quilt but I have managed to use sleeping bags in the hammock. The trick I used was to unzip the bag most of the way, get in the hammock and then pull the bag over you like a quilt, putting your feet in the section that is still zippered. You can stop there if you want or, if you want to close it up, pull the bottom side under your lower half by lifting your legs. Once that is in position, lift your upper body by bending at the waist and slide the top half under you. It helps to have the sleeping bag fully extended so that the hood is at the right vertical distance. It seemed easier to slide the bag side to side than up and down when your body is in the way.