Dream Hammock Freebird Hammock
Mountain Laurel Des. .7oz Cuben Hammock Hex Tarp (10.5′x8.5′)
Hammock Gear Phoenix +20F 3/4 UnderQuilt, with M50 & NB2 fabric
That’s my Gorilla at the foot of the hammock. This was on a DC UL Backpacking Meetup trip (great group – competent, ambitious. 6 people out in snow at 12F on a 34 mile weekend trip – not for the feint of heart!). http://www.dculbackpacking.com/
12 deg the first night but no snow and only light winds. Still a resounding success from my perspective. And I wasn’t using the tarp.
Temps in the upper teens the second night but more exposed camp with strong winds and blowing snow—had been snowing since mid-afternoon. We were camped on a knob on an exposed ridge (more back-story on this) –the highest place in any direction. IMO significantly worse than the more sheltered 12 degrees on Friday night. I actually slept better and warmer (figured out how to manage the underquilt better and actually setup the tarp).
My whole pack for the three day trip with food & fuel was 15 lb.
|Dream Hammock Freebird UL, 1.0oz fabric, whoopies, 48″ tree straps, dutch clips, hardware & acc.||10.5|
|Hammock Gear Phoenix +20F 3/4 UnderQuilt, with M50 & NB2 fabric (trimmed dimensions)||12.7|
|Mountain Laurel Des. .7oz Cuben Hammock Hex Tarp (10.5′x8.5′), 10′ ridgelines, dutch flyz, 6′ tie-outs||8.0|
|4 Al Y-stakes (58g)||2.0|
|Hammock Gear Burrow +20F TopQuilt, with M50 & NB2 fabrics(trimmed dimensions)||
|Hammock and All Quilt Totals||
|Clothing worn in hammock at +12F (also worn in camp at thesetemps)|
|Western Mountaineering Flash pants||
|Western Mountaineering Hooded Flash jacket||
Tags: Alan Dixon