A couple of weeks ago I heard about hammock camping for the first time. My first thought was: Cool, but is it really comfy? Of course I started to search the web to learn more about hammocks. After reading A LOT (and realizing that buying a hammock and shipping it to Sweden would cost a bit too much, not knowing whether I would use it or not) I decided to make my own hammock and I found the asym style tutorial by headchange4u (thanks!). I finished the hammock, put on the netting and even made my own kickass-style underquilt. Last friday it was time for my first hammock all-nighter. It was perfect conditions, it was around 40 deg and almost no wind. I got in the hammock at nine and fell asleep immediately. It was warm and comfortable. At midnight I woke up and felt the nature calling. I got up and did what I had to do and went to bed again, but then I couldn't get comfortable. I felt my back hurting from shoulder sqeeze. I tried lying on my back, on my side and on the other side, but it just wasn't comfortable anymore! What did I do wrong? Well, since I was very close to home I gathered up my stuff and went home and went to bed, trying not to wake my husband. I did wake him though, cause I heard him saying something like "I told you so", before he fell asleep again.
So, does anyone have advise on how to NOT get the shoulder sqeeze? Maybe I had a little too much sag, cause I got a little banana feeling as well. Unfortunately the underquilt didn't have a perfect fit so it wasn't as much room in the hammock as it is without the underquilt and maybe I wasn't lying as diagonal as I should have.