I'm a complete newb to this hammock stuff. I just received an inexpensive hammock from Amazon yesterday. Thanks to Grand Trunk for having such a great little hammock for a guy to try at under 20 dollars.
It's 32 degrees out, the skies are clear and there is a beautiful half moon tonight. The wind is cycling up and down through the trees. I spent the last 20 minutes getting situated in the Ultralight, with an Exped Synmat 7 pump and a 20 degree Ledge bag.
The pad is VERY deflated -- from what I gathered from reading here it needs to be. After popping off of it over and over again while getting 'centered' I had the crazy idea to slide it INSIDE my sleeping bag.
It works GREAT!
It's right where I want it to be, I can feel warmth radiating from my backside, and it's not slipping/popping any more. ...and just now my dog came to visit, and is wanting to get in! DOWN BOY -- NO DOGS IN HAMMOCKS.
I'm going to post this, close the lid, and settle in for a bit. See you guys in the morning. I'm still learning, but I can already see why you guys do this weird tree hangin' stuff.
G'night John Boy.