Originally Posted by Pj1008
*Sorry for the long post*
I put my feet in the footbox of then laid down in the hammock and tried to get the pad and the sleeping bag adjusted all at the same time.
What i found to work was to lay the pad in the hammock and the bag on the ground next to the hammock, lay down in the hammock and get my pad situated right, then grab the sleeping bag and throw it over top of me and put my feet ALL THE WAY at the end of the footbox (KEY! if my feet shifted down from the end of the footbox the bag would almost drag me out of the hammock (nylon on nylon is SLICK!)) And if i got everything together right i was able to get really comfortable and most importantly stay in the hammock!
You can also try putting the foot end of the pad INSIDE the footbox of the sleeping bag to keep it all together. People who use fraction UQ's use a piece of zrest or other pad inside the footbox to keep their feet and lower legs warm. I don't see why this wouldn't work for you as well. If your pad is 24" wide at the feet, you may want to trim it so it doesn't curl too much.
Also, how long is your pad? I have a 6' pad that flops over the foot and head end of the hammock when I'm in it. This causes one or the other end to want to slide out. Cut it down a bit if it is too long and use a pillow or hat instead of laying your head on the pad. This should help keep everything contained in the hammock.