I finally finished the hammock I've had sitting around half finished for ages!
But as I rushed outside to test out the ripstop-nylon beauty, I found one big problem with this house- NO TREES!
Fortunately we have a hammock stand. My hammock just fits between the stands. (pictures in my gallery) (sorry, will measure length next time I set it up)
So, it was 10-15 C (50-59F) as I was out there, so I had to get my JRB quilts out so I would be comfy as I tested it out.
I'm using a JRB nest (~2005 model, I think). The issue is that the JRB suspension system is adjusted by shifting the shockcord further out along the webbing/rope suspension- my hammock is hard up against the stand. I found it hard to fit the UQ and got cold spots.
(cold spots = when you feel all warm and cozy and then an isolated spot gets cold- maybe a shoulder or something. )
My options: use the ORM for an underquilt and my sleeping bag in the hammock. (though the ORM was SO TOASTY! as a top quilt, not too small at all)
I could chuck my CCF pad into the mix. (sigh.)
I'm planning on rigging a poncho as an undercover to protect from fog, would this add a noticeable amount of warmth?
How can I tweak the nest to get a better fit, in such a cramped space?
I've got 1.5 weeks before a hike/carcamp- if I don't have the bugs ironed out, I'm forced to sleep on the ground.
I was able to use my hiking poles fully extended to string up my tarp, just above the tops of the stand. (so, no lovely "walk into bed" hammockness, I'm still crawling in, like a tent. but it still beats the ground!)