Hammocking in Haiti

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    Hey Guys,
    I'll be traveling to Haiti on a missions trip in April. I will be sleeping in my Hennessy Exped. Asym Zip, and I'll have a sheet on top of me. Should I bring my poncho liner for an underquilt or a topquilt? I'm not sure what the exact temps will be, but I heard an average of 70. I hate being cold, and I know that with a little breeze you will cool from convection really quick, even in warm temps. Thanks.
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    Access to anybody on the ground to give you worst case scenario for a cold spell? The one time I slept in Haiti, the coldest night was handled by sleeping in a fleece hoodie & having a sheet.
     
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    I would always go with having more underneath.
     
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    I just checked the history on weather underground.

    Looks like worst case scenario at sea level (where the airport is) is 68 degrees.

    That assumes you want to ignore the temperature on 4/24/03, which was so ridiculous, that it has to be due to broken instruments.

    How much altitude do you think you'll be working with at your location?

    73-77 seams to be the average low temperature in April at the airport.
     
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    I'll be on Ile de la Gonave, an island in the center of the "c" of Haiti. I'll be landing in Port au Prince, but then boating out to the smaller island. I'm not to sure the altitude.
     
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    You may not need anything on top (if just a sweatshirt), but you're probably going to want to rig that poncho liner as an UQ. Depending on wind, around 70 is where you need it.
     
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