Tested my setup last night in 57 degree Indiana weather. Light rain, heavy fog and light winds. Slept like a baby from midnight till 9 am. We have a flock of chickens, and it's amazing how much louder the roosters are (at the crack of dawn) when you're sleeping outside next to them...:rolleyes. The only problem I had was my back felt a little stiff in the morning, but not too bad. I am using for the time being: GT Hammock, Suspension that came with it (carabiners and line) I have some slap straps, but am looking also at the whoopie sling idea. A home depot camo poly tarp (have an eno tarp on the way), night eyes for the guy lines with the little instant "knot" cheater things (love em), and used two pads, a thermarest and a egg carton texture blue ccf pad from wm. Kelty compressable pillow. Kept nice and warm all night. It is amazing though that any part of your body that gets off that pad, starts instantly getting chilly. I'm trying to decide whether to go with the slip on pad wing extender thing or just bite the bullet and get an uq. Anyway, thanks HF for all the information on this site that gave me the confidence to get started.