I lay most things but here I m thinking more like a sleeping bag. You don t take the winter bag in summer time. Take enough gear for any condition you maySep 29, 2003 1 of 13View Source
I lay most things but here I’m thinking more like a sleeping bag. You don’t take the winter bag in summer time. Take enough gear for any condition you may encounter. Many people have a summer bag and a winter bag. I’m thinking a three season sleeping system and a winter system. It would mean two hammocks but if what I’m thinking about works then I should be able to build a very light winter sleep system.
I think the layering is still important and all. I was able to stay warm in the high 30’s in my spear type hammock a few weekends ago in the high sierras So I’m comfortable with my “3 season” hammock. Instead of adding a blanket or piling stuff in and under my hammock I’m thinking about just building another hammock.
The baffles are the one piece that I’m still working on. In my home it’s not cold enough to even play with a cold weather hammock right now so I have to wait. I may build a prototype from heavy material with some down from an old blanket. I have no idea what the fill is on the down or anything. Won’t matter in that respect. If it doesn’t work I can rip the seams and try again until I get something I like.
Anyway I’ll let you all know how it goes as soon as I make the sucker. In fact the mountains are starting to get cold so I may build this guy in the next few weeks.
I can t wait to see the new newsletter! RickSep 29, 2003 1 of 13View SourceI can't wait to see the new newsletter!
Ed Speer wrote:
> Yeah Rick, there are numerous links to Ray's pages in the newsletter,
> but I think I found and corrected them all. I've also checked all your
> new links to make sure they work. Thanks again for the updates...Ed
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> *From:* Rick [mailto:ra1@...]
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> *Subject:* Re: Hammock Camping Speer Four Wrap Knot
> Hi Ed,
> Did you correct the links to Ray's Garlington Insulator in your
> I know you took on the hosting of his pages, but in September, the
> still pointed to Mindspring. I have been doing a bit of work on the
> HammockWiki, with fresh material. That is one of the reasons I
> to take some pictures of your 4 wrap knot.
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I really wish you wouldn t leave yourself open like that!! Jodi who is trying to remember that this is NOT kampfire Abnormality is THE normality at thisSep 29, 2003 1 of 13View Source
>I really wish you wouldn't leave yourself open like that!!Jodi who is trying to remember that this is NOT kampfireAbnormality is THE normality at this locality-------Original Message-------Date: Monday, September 29, 2003 8:24:40 PMSubject: RE: Hammock Camping Re: Staying warm in a hammock
I lay most things but here Im thinking more like a sleeping bag.
Hehehe, Layer I meant layer. Really I swear I meant Layer ... Tom (Who is grinning and laughing at his typo)Sep 30, 2003 1 of 13View Source
Layer I meant layer.
Really I swear I meant Layer
Tom (Who is grinning and laughing at his typo)