Well it's 6:00 am and I just this moment came inside. The thermometer hanging on my ridge line read 15 degrees. I crawled in the hammock last night a little after 11:00 after fueling the internal furnace with a large slice of pecan pie. The temp then was 31 degrees with a strong wind and gusts of up to 20 mph. I settled in and fell asleep quickly. I did not wake until 1:30 for a call of nature. The temp was still around 30 degrees. I woke again at 3:00 and was very warm to almost hot. Made another nature call, adjusted the hammock (raised the foot end a little) and went back to sleep. Slept to 6:00.
It was a good night and a good test. I had a few items at the ready that I never needed; space blanket, JRB down hood, and Montbell down bag. With the IX/No Sniveler UQ combination I never had a cold spot, no cold butt syndrom. The Golite TQ with the clothes I wore was very warm. I probably could have done without the silk liner which was only over my lower body. I believe that I could go down another 10 degrees with this setup. The cuben tarp held up very well in the high winds. All in all I am very pleased and ready for some winter hangs ( just not in Minnesota Shug).
Last edited by southmark; 12-13-2010 at 07:39..