I believe I'm considered a hot/warm sleeper too.
I rarely use the heater where I live, ever. Just put on another layer of clothing or blanket. Come on, its South Florida.
40's* temps outside [rarely] is comfy in my hammock setup with a 3/4 UQ & cheapo sleeping bag, layered light clothing. Actually wishing for colder temps to test my gear and self comfort.
Let me reiterate that any scary low temperatures happen for only 30 mins right before sunrise if at all.
WIth that said, I have a DIY 1" Climashield 3/4 UQ that has been fine right into the 20s. I got the insulation from Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics (http://www.owfinc.com/Fabrics/insulation.asp) and used light ripstop for the outer and inner shells. A very easy project that made a UQ that has become invaluable to me. I will be glad to show it off and offer help to anyone interested. It weighs 17oz and crushes real small.
I didn't mean to make it sound like I was worried about temps. I just think I'm going to need a bit more than my summer weight sleeping bag for this one.
I can't wait!
I am loving this though! I said in the early announcement that this was a chance for our more northern fellows to have a laugh at our expense as we worry about temps they would not even blink at. Indeed, it was not all that long ago that i was chopping at the wood pile on a dirt road in upstate new york in a tee shirt at 20 degrees and happy as a clam. Now I am shocked to see that it is only 56 degrees and and I feel like it is sub freezing! At least we are living up to our reputation.
Of course there is turn about. LAst summer it was unusually hot on the AT in Virginia. We ran into all kinds of folks freaking out cause it was pushing the low 90s. I had not noticed it was "warm" (my term for everything between 90 and 107).
So is it safe to assume I will be camping out of my trunk this weekend or is there a walk from the cars? I am trying to plan for my 5 year olds needs, lol.
On a side note, would it be non-campsite friendly to show up Friday night after dark? I would estimate 8-ish, but don't want to be rude with lights and etc. I'm hoping my wife will be game for driving down after work instead of waiting til Saturday AM.
Thanks! I am amped!
Look up before you hook up!!
Originally Posted by body942
Me big. Me like hammockgear burrow. Long. Problems no. People good.
Rick, I think there are a few things we just don't know right now. One is how many cars/trucks will be parked for a group of 40-45. I would count on a big parking lot, but probably no more than a few hundred yards from parking to the main campfire area. Maybe a little further to where you would hang or pitch a tent. Be sure to bring headgear lights or a flashlight to get around. If you arrive after sunset, you may have a little more effort in finding a place to hang or tent only because it is dark and most of the areas are best seen in daylight. You can always move to another location in the morning. Look forward to seeing you.
I will (and I'm sure most others) will have headlamps and flashlights, so we will all go hang your hammocks ... we'll have your campsite lit up like a night time crime scene
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