the down vest idea is excellent. I too carry either a down vest or a puffball vest year round just to gaurantee something for the core...now with that vest et.al. inside a hammock sock and then every thing under a tarp surely it will stay dry....nice thinking!
welcome KONAC .....
yup, you got some threads to go thru, and all fascinating stuff and thanks to the hammock forums we can learn at a much quicker rate rather than stumbling on in the dark by ourselves. I try to add photos to my posts when ever I can to help relay my point.
My blackbird in the bivy mode requires a pad, no uq, but the uq could be used as a top quilt in this case. this is still in the experimental/prototyping/modeling stages btw .....
So you what do use inside to lay on
sorry for such stupid questions but Im just getting started and need to know what I should get. Thanks to you and shug looks like Im leaning to the blackbird but am still trying to figure out the best tarp. All you guys help has been great. Just want to get everything correct first time around. Thanks
Dont you stick to the fabric or sweat? What about those skeeters the size of humming birds we have here in Minnesota
Underquilts block the bugs from biting through, or a double layer BB (or any other double layer) will do the same thing with no underquilt. Only on the hottest, stickiest nights of the year is sweat a concern. Even then, your back tends to stay pretty dry due to the airflow below you. I've never had much of an issue sticking to the hammock.
I do have to wash my hammock from time to time. I use my eno in my house everyday, so that gets used the most, and gets washed every once and awhile. I hadn't washed my bb yet, it's still fairly newish ......