Well, I'm most concerned about overheating and sweating, but I'd like to prepare for the possibility of a cool night, even though it's likely to be very hot and very muggy. mikeeinfhaz points out that NE Peru (where, in fact, I'll be:-- 3°15'57.67"S 72°54'10.84"W) is close (like 250 miles) to the equator.
As NEST said:
Even breathable hammocks get kinda sticky against my skin in high humidity and heat. I would just put something between me and the hammock, like a thin blanket. That get's me down to the mid-60s easily.
But, if a blanket gets wet in the jungle, it can talk a long time to dry.
Just got this e-mail from GG:
The 1/8 tends to wad up a bit which is why we make the 1/4" wide, so it will
stay put and you can trim it to fit. I'm not a hammock camper but we make
them at their request.
I think it might get clammy if you were sweating on it, I haven't tried
though. It doesn't absorb water so maybe clammy although it is quite soft.
Hope that helps,
So, where I am right now is that Permethrin should solve the mosquito problem, and that a ccf pad will be too hot (and the 1/8" uncomfortable and the 1/4" too big/heavy), even if inside a silk liner or a ripstop casing - UNLESS, maybe, it's textured, or baffled. I seem to recall I've seen some like that.
That feature could, it seems to me, provide some air circulation and also some warmth if/when needed.
warbonnetguy: Your point about a sit-pad is a good one. I usually carry a 3 foot square of silnylon for this purpose.
Also, I do like your idea of something like a neat sheet, as I think about this more as I am writing. It's breathable and yet does not hold water. The standard size (57"x77") is too large (it weighs a pound, btw) but it can be cut without fraying, according to the FAQ section of the website. There are apparently 5 washer weights (corners and center) that I would guess could be removed without a problem. So, the neat sheet is where I'm heading, mentally, right now. And, just thinking, if I don't cut it down, maybe it could be both an UQ and a TQ, when folded around me and then just an UQ or at TQ when folded in half IF it's soft enough.