What is the most efficient setup for my gear?
Please help . . .
I have a free day today to fool with my gear and I’m trying to figure out the most efficient setup to see what the lowest temps I can get to at night. But I’m not sure how I should be using the different pieces . . . over cover on netting, undercover, vapor barriers, etc ????? Confused about where to put breathable material like Dri Duck poncho and where to put silnylon.
Here are the pieces to my setup.
Hennessy Backpacker with Zipper Mod #2 and cinch buckles & webbing
JRB 11 x 12 tarp
No Sniv – can use underquilt or topquilt
Western Mountaineer Summerlite Sleeping Bag use as top quilt – rated 30 degrees
Exped Down Mat 9 Delux
ID 5 x 8 sil tarp
Dri Ducks poncho with corner ties and velcro – can be used as weather shield undercover or sleeping bag bivy or hammock overcover
Tyvek – soft kind 5 x 8 piece with corner ties. Can be rigged as undercover or overcover.
Here is the configuration I’ve been thinking about – is there something better? Tonight’s temps are going down to 14 with light wind. I will be backyard testing tonight.
Large tarp in low A-frame, wind end tied shut
Inside hammock: DAM, WM bag, Dri Ducks Poncho used as Bivy
Under the hammock: Sil tarp next to hammock as varpor barrier, No Sniv as underquilt,
Tyvek sheet tied as overcover on netting.
One of my dilemmas is what is the best way to keep my sides warm. The Exped is so thick and warm underneath, would it be better to use No Sniv on top as second quilt and use the Dri-Duck poncho underneath as a weather / wind shield to keep sides warm? Or keep No Sniv as underquilt?
All opinions welcome on different configurations.