I'm back trip report can be read here;
Well I'm back. Had an interesting night. Temp got down to 36 on my thermometer. I got into Tagg Run sheleter area around 4 and proceded to set up my MacCat and my hammock. Took alot longer than I expected in setting up. But then again I had to tie cords onto my tarp. There were two guys at the shelter as well. One of whom was sleeping in an Eno hammock. We talked a bit about hiking and hommocking. I showed them my set up with the Nest and No Sniveller. They were impressed and spoke about getting Hennessys as well. About 7 I climbed in with the temp in the high 40s. I did find a cold spot right at the crotch of the slit on the hammock. I had attached the nest to the slit. I disconnected the slit and closed it on the Nest. But I still had a cold spot. I then adjusted the nest. I tightened it, loosened it adjusted the suspension system tighter and looser to no avail. No matter what I did I could not get rid of the cold spot. Luckly since this was a test of my system I had prepaired for any problems. I dug out my sleeping bag and layed on top of that with the No Sniveller on top of me and was finally warm. Athough I was not as warm as I am in my sleeping bag. I also got up once to retighten the hammock. A couple of times durring the night I found myself sleeping on the netting as the bottom had shifted up around the ridge line. At this point I am disapointed in my hammocks performance. I expected more from it. As it stands now anytime the temp drops below 55 I will be going to ground until I can overcome the cold issue. I want to try a pad in the hammock to see how it works. I slept in; Smatwool socks, Royal Robbins convertable pants, Patagonia capalene 3 shirt, North Face Apex jacket, Turtle fur cap. Any hints on how to do better are greatly appreciated. Also any hints on adjusting the Nest. I have read Just Jeffs page, JrB site, Sgt. Rocks site. Pictures are in the trips section.