Originally Posted by Jcavenagh
I see you use a Ridge Runner. That could easily be set up as a bivy in any shelter. Then you would have some short walls and could have the UQ inside with some insulation along your sides witha the TQ on top. That also fixes the critter issue. I would still carry the short ccf pad. I like a little sit pad and use it for structure in my pack, too.
Hey, very good points! I had never thought of doing that inside a shelter. If you are still using the hammock as a bivy, that should partly of completely negate the problem of needing more width for ground sleeping than many quilts have. And it would take care of that mouse problem.
Originally Posted by Sweeper
This has happened to me a few times, generally when it has gotten colder than I had planned to sleep in my hammock. The suggestions given are really good, and as Shug says, one night won't kill you. I did, however, decide to just get up and start hiking at 4am on one solo trip I was so uncomfortable. The other time I was using a PeaPod and I wound up wrapping myself in my tarp as a vapor barrier then wrapped up in the PeadPod and was ok.
I can also say that if you have whoopies and straps you can manage some creative hangs on the AT in shelters. This was from a AT Shelter in VA in 2011.
I hung inside that night due to heavy rain and the ground around the hanging sites all being underwater - I wasn't worried about my hang, I was worried about my shoes!
How do you decide what to hang from in those shelters, while also feeling pretty sure you will not pull the shelter down?