Didn't have access to the right kinds of trees today, so a friend kindly let me experiment on some support pillars for the deck at her house... worked a treat!
Did I get the UQ suspension right? I assumed this was where you hook it in:
Was delighted to find the whole thing actually more comfortable than my bed. I was a bit worried my beaten up arthritic joints would rebel, but swaying gently back and forth I could quite happily have gone to sleep. And I don't think I've even got the lay of it quite right yet, so very promising overall.
I'm a big guy and I'm used to worrying about things breaking... but not even a creak from the BB suspension. Think double 1.1 was the right way to go, single might've been pushing it.
Might have to tie a loop of something to the zipper so I can reach it though!
Sticking a hand between the UQ and the hammock, the air was extremely warm... we'll have to see how it performs once we get down to around -10 C. It's a no-extra-stuff 20 degree Incubator, which I'm hoping will be sufficient if southern New Zealand doesn't go too crazy with the weather in the next few weeks.
If the weather is getting extreme, could I close off the ends by staking them close to the ridgeline and using the pullouts to keep some space in the tarp? Or maybe just the windward end. Thought of figuring a way to attach my big raincoat to one end if necessary too.
Too much fun. Can't wait for the first night out