How many of you have used a Hammock in the backcountry? My wife will use hers on my scouting trips, she will stay at camp and read when I am out glassing. If you have some pictures, they would be great!
any temp below 70?Any temp below 70deg in a hammock requires an under quilt. I've got a couple diy's and a warbonnet ridge runner that I love. I also have a few hammock gear quilts which are awesome to. Hammocks definitely have more of a learning curve but are so much more comfortable. As long as I can find two trees you won't catch me sleeping in the ground.
maybe im just a real hot sleeper but if its 70 out during the night, and I have never seen a night in the 70s here, id be sleeping naked to stay cool. ill have to check that outYes it's a pretty standard rule of thumb for hammocks. You'll start to get cold without a pad or quilt underneath you. Of course everyone's a little different.
If anyone is interested in learning more about hammocks the hammock forum is a great place to learn and also Shug's videos on YouTube are awesome. You can get by with a pad and sleeping bag buts quilts are where it's at for a hammock system. All you need is a hammock, top quilt, under quilt, and a tarp.
got ya, I wasn't understanding the quilt thing, Google image clarified for me Id like to explore more with the hammock, hunting option.It's kind of like hanging meat in a freezer. I can't explain the science very well but if your a hot sleeper a hammock is a great option when it's warm outside.