Originally Posted by peripatew
I've had it out several times, the first of which was a 3 day, pouring rain backpacking trip with temps in the 30-40 range... with NO pad or insulation! I slept for maybe 4 hours those two days. CBS to the max! I borrowed extra layers, had 2 hot water bottles... I was sweating on the top, and freezing on the bottom. BUT, I was dry. All my friends were sleeping under tyvek tarps, in tyvek bivys, trying not to float away with all the rain. My tarp (a 10x10 Cooke Custom from my canoeing days) was the place to be. I always had the best spot too, since it didn't matter what the ground was like!
Welcome, sounds a lot like Oregon Camping to me! Let me know how the new insulation system works out, I've experimented with a couple of DIY setups but haven't found anything I truly like, I've almost broken down and purchased the Hennessy setup several times.