I've been looking at various threads and have done a bit of research on this topic already but I've still got questions. My apologies if these questions are similar to others...
My WBBB double 1.7 is going to arrive some time soon (OH GOD WHEN?!?!) and I'm preparing for my first ever nights hanging! I don't have an underquilt just yet, those things are damned expensive!
So I figure I'll try to use the equipment I already have: an exped sim light full length but mummy shape, and a blue and grey 1/2" ccf pad. I recently bought another blue ccf pad that's much thinner with the idea of chopping it up in case my shoulders get cold. My sleeping bag is rated down to -5C supposedly (25F) and has served me very well so far on cold nights on the ground.
The trouble is that the weather is quickly progressing towards winter which in Victorian bushland means around 0-4C or 30-40F or on a particularly cold, below zero. Would a fleece or wool blanket underneath the CCF pad add warmth or will the compression render it useless? Also would tying the blanket up underneath the hammock entirely (like a make-shift UQ) work better than in between the WBBB layers or maybe in with me below my sleeping bag?
Weight won't be a problem for the time being as I'm car camping.