This weekend our Scout troop attended the district winter camporee. Friday night the lows were to be in the high 20s, but with high winds. I heard the wind chill factor was going to bring the temp down into the low teens. I had my 20deg quilts but was unaware that it was going to be that cold when packing. Luckly, I had also brought 2 PL, with one being a PlUQ. So I hung the PL under the Incubator hoping it would help block the wind. The other PL was under my legs, JIC. I did have the PLUQ pretty loose, so it wouldn't compress the down in the Incubator. I also placed a couple of coolers next to the tarp to help block the little gap at the bottom. 10 minutes in the hammock, and I had to start venting. The wind wasn't much of a factor for keeping warm. Those coolers and the PL held the wind at bay.
Saturday night was another story, no or very little wind. But it also felt cooler. By the time I went to lay down, there was frost forming on the tarp. I was warm, until early morning. I was feeling a little chilled, so I pulled the PL from under my legs and and tryed to wrap it around my arms and chest. Didn't get it around to well, but it was enough. Woke up twice during the night for the call of nature, and it was cold out. Both times I was glad to get back into the hammock, and the warmth of my quilts. The last time was at 5:30 and I was just barely warm. Fell back to sleep and woke up at 7. I had frost on the edges of my hammock. I went to my truck, to check the temp, 16deg, no wonder I got chilled.
Guess I'll have to get a 0 deg set before next years winter camporee......RR