Howdy folks. I am a winter hiking fanatic. I might need to go to a WHA meeting, but that's a different topic. So I have a few questions, and I have watched shug;s videos on his winter excursions. But since I will only have 1 underquilt here are a few questions.
I am a recent hammock convert. I am going to be buying a winter incubator from hammockgear here soon, but was wondering how most deal with the -10 to -40F range . On the ground i would juse use a ccf, a prolite plus and a space blanket in a bivy.
So in the hammock world, with a winter incubator, what else would I need to do to comfortably be able to survive say -25 to -30 temps on average?
I was thinking the winter incubator(still trying to decide b/w full length and 3/4) plus a walmart blue ccf pad and one of those rei heavy duty space blankets might work. Other ideas were the incubator, plrolite 4.
It is too hot to even think about trying it right now, but I am pondering using my military goretex bivy as a peapod type thing, which I figure would add a decent amount of warmth. Now with doing that, i assume the underquilt would go on last, ie on the outside of the bivy?
And lastly, i have heard the gossamer gear pads are much more comfortable and pack down much easier. Was thinking of picking up a 1/4 wide one for winter hammock use. Would this be a better choice than the walmart blue ccf? or are they comparable?