Candles can add significant warmth under a tarp, but I have no actual
numbers. Of course wind & safety concerns can greatly reduce the effect.
Cavers in the US have developed & used a
candle-in-an-open-ended-tube-tent-hammock setup-but the no wind conditions
in a cave are drastically different than outdoors where wind currents are
often a major problem, especially in the mountains were we all like to camp.
Cavers on multiple night expeditions underground sometimes use candles for
warmth instead of carrying bulky sleeping gear. Of course, CO2 buildup &
burn concerns are potential life-threatening problems to overcome. The
candle lantern or the conversion to an oil lantern may be suitable in some
outdoor situations. This is an idea I've considered, but have no experience
using. I have a brass miner's oil lantern that burns even in strong winds,
but it weighs nearly 3 lbs without the fuel! Has anyone tried a candle or
oil lantern?-let us know how it worked. Maybe this winter I'll do some
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On Behalf Of Dave Womble
Sent: Monday, October 02, 2006 11:22 PM
Subject: [Hammock Camping] Re: Tarp Tent
If you have a small enclosed area, like a tent, you can light a
candle and warm your hands in particular and the rest of the area a
little as well. Works great for a few minutes on chilling mornings
to warm up, if you can do it safely... the safely part is where the
cookpot comes into play. With the hammock tarptent I was thinking
you would set it on the ground beside you and also need the high
walls of the cookpot to keep any ground level breeze from blowing
out the candle. I have used that before on cold mornings in a tent
and Ed has mentioned that cavers(?) sometimes do that for warmth as
well for most of the night.
--- In hammockcamping@ <mailto:hammockcamping%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com, tim garner <slowhike@...>
> i hate to be the one to ask, but i`m going to any way...
what`s "the old candle in your cook pot routine"? ...tim
> Dave Womble <dpwomble@...> wrote:. . think you could use the old
> your cook pot routine to warm things up in the morning as well...
> but there are these dang tradeoffs.
> don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!!!
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