Nothing like testing gear in the backyard. It's one of the things I love about hammocks. I'd never even consider it in my tent in the past. Giving up my nice, comfy bed for the ground was inconceivable. Now, it's a pleasure to give up the bed to try something new in the hammock for a night.
I agree with the comfy bed vs tent vs hammock. I'm trying to convince some of the guys I work with that sleeping in a hammock is a lot more comfortable than it sounds. They think I'm sleeping in a rope/spreader bar style hammock.
I agree! Things worked out pretty well, my DIY mummybag UQ will get me down to about 30*. I'm pretty happy with how things went. I stayed warm, dry and had a good cup of coffee in the morning. It was a great night!