Not a total Noob. Have used some Wal-Mart net type hammocks and a net type Mayan hammock that a friend had. Got cold butt syndrome. Just purchased a DD hammock and waiting for it to arrive. I got it due to the double layer bottom. Will be taking it to Florida come January and staying for a while. Will be adding a pad but it Can get a bit chilly. I figured if the camping pad isn't warm enough I can always add some pine needles to the pocket to add extra insulation. Any suggestions on a camping pad? Learning how to better hang a hammock and tarp and techniques for a warmer backside and winter hangs is my knowledge deficit. Have been watching a lot of youtube to learn more. So, far I have never done any serious winter camping. Would love to though. My back cannot handle the weight and hard ground of a tent set up. Sleeping bag will be a military issue down. Dunno its rating. Will try to join the Florida hang at Buck Lake if I can get down there in time.