- Hi all!
I'm new to hammock camping, having used my Hennessy Ultralight
Explorer A-symn on several trips this summer. With fall and winter
approaching, I'm wondering if my standard insulation will work. I've
been using a 3/8" blue foam pad cut to torso size and inserted
INSIDE my WM down sleeping bag. This works great at keeping bag and
pad together and has kept me comfortable even in high altitude
backpacking. Based on your experiences, would something like this be
suitable for colder temps too? I'm not talking dead of winter here,
but evening temps down to the mid 30's. What do you all think?
There are so many variables that you're really going to need
to experiment to determine your own requirements. I keep a
"Temperature List" that I'm constantly refining in light of
new equipment and experience. It's based on Ed's list, and
goes in ten-degree (F) increments, listing the gear I need
for each range.
Personally, I don't drop down to a single layer of 3/8-inch
foam until it's 45-55 degrees F. Lower than that, I use Ed's
Pea Pod bag and combinations of pads.
Don't forget accessories for your head and feed. That's
where I lose a lot of my heat.