All I can figure is that an airmattress on the ground in in contact with something with a high specific heat capacity results in a lot of conducted heat awayMessage 1 of 56 , Feb 2, 2008View SourceAll I can figure is that an airmattress on the
ground in in contact with something with a high
specific heat capacity results in a lot of conducted
heat away from the body while the same thing suspended
is in contact with something (air) with a lower
specific heat capacity results in less heat
flow---but, I won't fully believe it until I try
it---and I will carry a closed cell foam pad on the
same trip-just in case.
For more information: use a good search engine and
the search terms: "The Garlington Insulator for the
Hennessey Hammock". Sometimes they suggest putting
crinkled newspaper, spare clothing, etc. as additional
There was once a Ron Bridgman who was the editor for
the National Speleological Society publication back in
the 1960's. Any relation????
--- Cara Lin Bridgman <caralinb@...> wrote:
> Is this true? If so, what's the reason for it? I,____________________________________________________________________________________
> too, know that air
> mattresses are a great way to freeze in the winter.
> You mean they do
> not set up the same sorts of convections when
> suspended in hammocks?
> Hard to believe.
> Any ideas on the physics of this?
> Blake Robert wrote:
> > I may carry a 1966 Vietnam issue hammock as a
> > Taco for use to hold airbags---though, I do not
> > understand how air matresses make you cold in
> > camping on the ground while airbags make you warm
> > they are between two hammocks.
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Thanks, wish I was there - than I guess being in the Midwest (Chicago), that is why we have have both flea markets and swap meets. The famous one here is theMessage 56 of 56 , Feb 23, 2008View SourceThanks, wish I was there - than
I guess being in the Midwest (Chicago), that is why we have have both flea markets and swap meets. The famous one here is the Maxwell Street Market which has been around for better than 100 years.
Arye P. Rubenstein
----- Original Message ----
From: Blake Robert <xflagstaff9@...>
Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008 11:44:14 AM
Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: Superstitions hike anyone???????
I tried living in Ft. Lauderdale-- teaching at Broward
Community College and Florida Atlantic
University-- --but, allergies drove me out.
At that time the Nicaraqua Contra war ended-lots of
supplies ended up on the market. I found a person
selling at the Plantation Flea Market--what is called
a swap meet out west---a pirate's wharf on the Gulf
Coast. He charged $5/#10 can. I bought many cases. I
wish I had bought many more.
Starting to run low exc. on scrambled eggs---so,
recently bought a case of freeze dried cottage cheese.
The instructions say to mix with water at at least 72
degrees F. That wasn't available-so, after using a
steripen I tried mixing with Superstitions creek water
and found the curds just floated. You can eat
dry---sort of a sweet/sour taste. Very light for its
--- "Arye P. R." <aprarye@ameritech. net> wrote:
> Can I ask where the dozens of freeze dried #10 cans[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> of food at $5 each came from
> Arye P. Rubenstein