I live in Florida and although it can get chilly, I don't plan on
real winter hanging. I just got the JRB Shenandoah Summer under
quilt that can also be used as a top quilt - you can for the foot box
by the velcro strips. It was on sale for $150.
I have the Feathered Friends Rock Wren (the red one in the picture)
down sleeping bag. It has a drawstring bottom and zippered arm
holes. You can wear it and read comfortably. Easy to get in and out
of the hammock while wearing the Rock Wren.
sandy in miami
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, Cara Lin Bridgman
> Hi Tom,
> You've asked twice about how to get you and everything else inside
> without having to become a contortionist. Sorry we've not been
> answering your question. I'm noticing some lag time in the
> some emails. This must be a yahoo glitch, but it is more common
> HammockCamping than with other groups. Whatever it is, it's
> and it often results in emails getting lost.
> So, I'm glad you have asked again.
> Others on this list or on the net have used your system of pad and
> sleeping bag inside an HH and they're happy with it(e.g.
> <http://hikinghq.net/gear/hennessey_hammock.html>). For them, the
> seems to be getting everything laid out properly. Also look at the
> hammock reviews at BackpackGearTest.org:
> <http://www.backpackgeartest.org/reviews/Shelters/Hammocks/>. Some
> the reviewers describe how they load up the hammocks.
> I tried the pad, pillow, bag routine when I first got my hammock
> decided that I was spending way too much time getting in my own
> was a great workout and guaranteed that I was warm before going to
> sleep! I've since coughed up the cash for the Jacks R Better
> underquilts and over quilts (<http://jacksrbetter.com/>). I bought
> their three season set because it was cheaper. I now wish I'd
> two no-snivellers instead of the three-season set.
> Anyway, the underquilt solved most of my problem by eliminating the
> and having to climb into the sleeping bag and zip it up. This left
> thrashing about in the hammock with my pillow and overquilt. For
> this is manageable. My raingear is usually my pillow, because I
> need much pillow when in a hammock. Then I have a quilt that goes
> Some people on this list seem to put everything inside their HH
> them, including boots hanging from the ridge line. I've found that
> less I have in the HH with me, the happier I am and the easier it
> me to get in and out without a whole lot of hullabaloo.
> Tom wrote:
> > Any tricks for an old guy getting pad,pillow and sleeping bag and
> > self all in the right place easily? Frustrated!