Finally got out last night for my first outdoor hang. I'm planning a little hike next weekend so I wanted to try my kit once from the safety of the backyard. Used my DIY gathered end with the PLUQ (made using the sticky on the DIY sub-forum) and a thermarest Z-rest pad on the bottom and my REI sub-kilo 20deg opened up as a top quilt.
Temps dropped from 48deg at sundown to 37deg low. I was plenty warm with the set up. I had to set up in a somewhat exposed spot and it was very windy overnight. My tarp was a bit loud flapping in a pretty stiff breeze. Overall good experience.
I'm going to make some adjustments to my kit based on that experience.
Thinking about swapping my mason line tie outs for shockline to keep the tarp tighter. Any thoughts on that?