I am completely new to this hammock thing and wanted to start off right. I have been hanging around the forums for a few days and have looked for everything I could find on the best hammock to go with. After reading as many reviews/comparisons/pros/cons/dos/don'ts/etc as I could find (it was truly a bit overwhelming), I broke down and emailed WarbonnetGuy yesterday and ordered a WBBB 1.1 DL.
So now that I am "on the list" I have a week or two to wait until she is ready to ship which is giving me plenty of time to contemplate gear setups for this thing. I figured I would put it out there and let you guys point me in the right direction. So here goes...
I don't plan to get down past freezing with this setup. After ordering the WBBB I don't really have the money to order much of the hammock specific insulation options such as underquilts/overquilts/peapods/etc. I am going to use this setup for backpacking/hiking so space and weight are factors, but I don't mind a little extra weight if it means a comfortable nights rest. Here is what I am thinking:
~ WBBB 1.1 DL
~ MacCat Deluxe
~ Exped Downmat 9 (Regular Length)
~ Cats Meow Sleeping Bag (20o)
~ Possibly use some small sections of a pad for shoulder/arm insulation
So there you have it. I am trying to keep this to a minimum, but I don't want to freeze to death either. Thanks for any input on this.