I'm curious what people use for bedding when sleeping indoors in their hammocks.
My wife's out of town all week so I will be sleeping in my new (but used) Hennessy and I was wondering what you indoor hangers find works best for sleeping inside your homes? Sleeping bags? Blankets? Pads or no pads? Any tips, combinations or suggestions?
Last night was my first night in my hammock. I must say, it was more comfortable than I expected. I slept well, despite some anxiety that my DIY whoopie slings might fail or that the wall-anchors I installed earlier that day would give way, but all held well, and when I awoke I didn't have that hit-by-a-truck feeling that I get the first night of sleeping in a tent on my pad. I expect I'll sleep even better tonight.
Since I'm new to this game and have no hammock-specific gear or bedding, I used what I had: my full length Therm-a-Rest Prolite and summer sleeping bag and I turned the heat down low so I wouldn't be too hot in my sleeping bag indoors. I put the pad inside the bag and had no problem with stuff shifting around in the night. I did notice that my feet got cold though, so I had to put on socks in the night, but was fine after that.
Since I have a whole week to experiment on my own, I'd be curious to know what other people's preferences are for bedding in their hammocks when indoors.
As a side note, since it's winter and cold here in Ontario, I'm thinking of turning the heat off completely in my bedroom and leaving the window open just a crack to see if my pad, 3-season bag and reflective blanket beneath me will keep me warm enough in a very cold, but not freezing, room. The reflective blanket I have is a DIY version of this: http://hennessyhammock.com/catalog/p...le_bubble_pad/, but made from those dollar-store mylar windshield reflectors with the thin foam backing, not bubble wrap. I know it wouldn't suffice at all outdoors in winter, but I'm curious how much that will help in a cold room.
My thanks for any input,