My usual MO is to use my Thermorest in the bottom of the hammock and my
sleeping bag on top of that. I've gone down to near zero without any cold
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From: "Rosaleen Sullivan" <rosaleen43@...>
I've slept in my hammock down to about 22 F, wearing my breathable rain gear
over a fleece jacket and pants, on a wide Target blue foam pad, and using a
35 F bag. I probably also had a mylar space blanket suspended below the
hammock, and MAY have used a breathable Adventure Medical emergency blanket
(no longer findable, it seems) between me and my bag (used as a quilt).
That mouthful said, I'm working on yet another lightweight alternative.
Again, I like the suspended space blanket, and will use it if needed. I am
taking off next week for at least a month, probably more. I plan to bring
one of the Gossamer Gear Thinlight pads, and using it as a liner to a thin
fleece suspended blanket/tunic. I used the regular size pad and the blanket
over the weekend when the temps were in the mid 50's, Nunatak Backcountry
Blanket used as a quilt, and silk pants and shirt for sleeping clothes. I
was almost too warm, except for my arms. I have a wider pad from GG that I
will play with a bit before I leave, but if it doesn't pack well as the back
pad for my Mariposa, will stick with the standard one. I suspect this will
be a very light set up, when I get done.
I will let you know how this does over a long trip.