Ed, thank you for all the tips for cold weather hammocking. I believe I signed up for the newsletter, but it was fun to read the last two copies. I thinkMessage 1 of 59 , Jan 10, 2003View Source
MessageEd, thank you for all the tips for cold weather hammocking. I believe I signed up for the newsletter, but it was fun to read the last two copies. I think the P-Pod, I think that is what it was called, was very interesting, it has added fuel to my trying to understand the concept of having a blanket etc on the outside and under the hammock. I also knew about the Stephenson DAM but was not willing to part with that much cash.thanks again,Marge-----Original Message-----
From: Ed Speer [mailto:info@...]
Sent: Friday, January 10, 2003 10:26 AM
Subject: RE: Hammock Camping Cold WeatherMarge, cold weather use of the hammock is possible, but as you've found out, it requires extra insulation. I've been compiling my cold-weather gear list --see it and a feature article on winter hammock camping in the Jan issue of my free online newsletter at: http://www.hammockcamping.com/Newsletters/NEWS.htm I just completed a 50-mile hike on the AT in GA and the temps dropped to 18; we kept warm with plenty of insulation.
The Velcro is 1 wide; it does gather lint & debris, but this is not a serious problem. I like the Velcro because it always works (unlike zippers) and I canMessage 59 of 59 , Jan 14, 2003View Source
MessageThe Velcro is 1" wide; it does gather lint & debris, but this is not a serious problem. I like the Velcro because it always works (unlike zippers) and I can grab the bug net edges anywhere and open it to get out, even in total darkness (handy when the call of nature calls in the middle of the night)....EdHow wide are the strips of Velcro on the sides. I really like that idea. Have you had any problems with leaves or dirt or any of natures other elements making the Velcro unable to stay shut? No I haven't gotten the book I'm looking forward to reading it. What is the farthest distance trees can be apart? I hope I have been a bother. I'll be ordering it on the 12th or 15th of Feb when I get back from the honeymoon. Get your thread ready. :)-Jason S