Went to Gila National Forest in NM last weekend to tryout my new hammock. Here is what happened. I have a HH Ultralight Backpacker w/ 2QzQ modifcations. I AHE Suspension and I use a KAQ Under Quilt.
The tempurature at night got down to around 28 degrees including the slight wind chill. I attache myKAQ and afte I got in the hammock I could start to feel the wind coming up throught the quilt. After that, I decided to put my emergency blanket between the quilt and my hammock. Then as I was getting out, the hammock started sliding and eventually, my butt hit the ground.
I fixed the hammock, tied half-hitches in the webbing so that it doesn't slide anymore (which it didn't), and put my e-blanket between the KAQ and the HH.
I slepted lke a baby.
The tarp/rainfly....is another story/issue. The HH rainfly, in my opinion, doesn't work. I woke up in the morning to find out that the rainfly came undone and made my HH a caccoon. My suggestions is to get rid of it and replace it with a lightwieght tarp. Maybe like the tar I'm using for my groundcloth (its nice to step out on something dry in the morning).
At the end of the campout, I had issues rolling up my HH. The snakeskin is really giving me problems. It could be lack of practice but I am thinking about getting a stuff sack/compression sack and using that to store my UQ and HH (and maybe the ground cloth).
And that was the trip. Any comments/questions?