Jeremy Westcott wrote:
> anyone have tips on using the hennessy in warm areas where you don't want to be sleeping
> on pads or blankets but still have mosquito protection?
In August, right after the NE heat wave, I did a section of the Massachusetts AT with my son.
I used my new Hennessy BP Hyperlite with my new JRB Shenandoah as an underquilt.
Since I knew it was going to be warm and the bugs in MA can be tenacious, I treated the
bottom of the hammock with permethrin. For that matter, we treated our clothes, too.
Believe me, the stuff works. People at the October Mt. shelter were swatting and running
for cover at dusk, but we were fine in our treated clothes.
I did have the JRB underquilt hung on the bottom of the hammock, but since it was warm, I had the
"windows wide open". Read here:
I could hear the bugs, but was not bothered. It was nice being toasty warm on the bottom
and not having to use my Speer TopBlanket on the really warm nights (I stuffed it between
the bug netting and the ridge line down at the foot end).
The last night, at the Mark Noepel Shelter on Mt. Greylock, we were on a ridge, the wind
was blowing and it was a spectacular, clear night. The temps were in the 50's F, so I
"closed the windows" on the underquilt, donned my long johns, microfleece pullover, balaclava,
possumdown sleep socks and cuddled beneath the TopBlanket with the tarp (8 x 10 Speer)
folded back on the leeward side exposing the stars and moon. What a great night! :-)
I highly recommend the JRB Shenandoah Summer Quilt.