Hello! I'm new here. I bought an Exped Scout Combi from Don Kevilus of Four Dog Stove after he did a workshop entitled "Hammock at 30 Below." I tried out his rig (involving a sleeping bag wrapped around the hammock, a reflective pad between the floor layers, and another sleeping bag inside) on a 27 F night in Maine and I was too warm :-)
I'm a believer.
Next time I'm bringing some binoculars so I can see the stars.
An unexpected bonus is that I woke up without a stiff back. That's not usual for me. I'm thinking of ditching my old lumpy bed at home and just sleeping in a hammock full time. Has anyone here tried that? Someone said they'd heard that hammocks could cause injuries, especially for long term use. I haven't found any discussion of that on-line other than when people fall out of them, or kids getting them wrapped around their necks. Any info on that would be greatly appreciated. Any info on benefits of sleeping in a hammock also appreciated. Thanks!
Glad to be here!