Slept outside yesterday without a CCF. I am getting better at adjusting underquilts.
Stealth camping is all fun and games until you have to take a dump.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. - E. B. White (1899 - 1985)
I tested some of my gear last night and this is was the result.
The temperature was between 23 and 30 degrees, calm night with no wind.
8x10 silnylon tarp
30 deg Monbell Bag super stretch
20-25 JacksRbetter UQ Torso length
Synthetic light tank top
Synthetic T shirt
Synthetic light Long sleeve
Thin down vest
Thin New Balance hat
Thin cotton long underwear
Thin North Face Pants
One pair wool socks
I was toasty and comfortable everywhere except for my feet. I did not need gloves, my face and head was warm with just the thin hat and the sleeping bag.
I struggled with keeping my feet warm all night. I started by using my packs sit pad underneath but it slid around and would not stay in place. I tried putting an automobile sun screen under and around , that worked for a while but got cold again. Then I put a silk bag liner in the foot box of my bag and that got me to morning but was still cold. I could have put my gloves over my feat or brought another pair of socks. I’ll have to work at a solution to this for next time. Id like to keep things light but I’ll have heavier back up stuff in my truck if needed for the winter hang. .
Maybe having the foot end of the hammock slightly lower would help with this? (as far as blood flow)