Originally Posted by orangehero
How do you guys deal with wind?
I would argue that wind is a problem best resolved by:
* Site selection
* Tarp style
* Tarp pitching technique
Under quilts come into play, but only tangentially, for wind control. Quilts need to be breathable so that insensible moisture can escape quickly and not get trapped and soak your insulation. There are some fabrics like eVent or GORE-TEX that offer superior wind protection and moderate breathability as well as moisture control, but it's cost prohibitive to produce on one hand and not the most effective on the other.
Another solution to help with wind control with an under quilt is to consider a weather shield, under cover, or hammock sock. I've been experimenting with socks this winter and I'm not happy with the condensation problems, although there is a noticeable warmth.