Hey Coy Boy,
Thanks for the scoop! I went right up to Target and bought the $10
pad. 3/8 inch thick and 27 x 72 inches! Sweet deal!
For tonight I put it on top of the egg crate stuff. I will end up
returning the egg crate because it is too sticky to the fabric, but I
need the help for tonight.
I did try some quilt batting this afternoon without the pad for about
a half hour. I had a stack about 1 inch thick, 30" wide and 60
inches long. It did not work as well as the plastic bags which take
up a lot less space.
So for my coldest ever sleeping test tonight I am back to 3 black
plastic garbage bags inside the GI.
Report tomorrow.. I give myself about a 25% chance of spending the
whole night without shivering. If I shiver (or can't feel my toes) I
will come in. No reason to be stupid!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org
, "starnescr <starnescr@y...>"
> If you are considreing another mat I would suggest the blue foam
> from Target. It is 27 inches wide. Do you plan on using it inside
> or under you hammock in the Garlington Insulator. Either way I'd go
> for the wider pad. I spent a comfortable night in a Crazy Crib LEX
> using 2 pads. The afore mentioned Target pad and a scrap piece of
> Reflectic 44"x27" I'm still thinking a quilt under the hammock is
> better bulk wise. Why dont you pick up some cheap polester quilt
> batting and place it betweeen the Garlington Insulator and the
> bottom of the hammock. I still want to try a D.A.M. (down air
> mattress) but $150 is more than I want to spend right now.
> Coy Boy
> --- In email@example.com, "geoflyfisher
> <geoflyfisher@y...>" <geoflyfisher@y...> wrote:
> > Morning Gang!
> > I had the privledge of spending about 4 hours hanging in my HH
> > night out in the front yard. During that time it snowed about 2
> > inches. Temp about 28-30F, very little wind. I read about half
> > Ed Speer's new book and did a little napping. Trying to explain
> > my kids and wife that I had not gone around the bend was the
> > part of it!
> > I had added a layer of air insulation to the bottom of the
> > constructing a Garlington Insulator as previously posted. For
> > details you may want to check out my site at
> > http://www.flyfisher-kayaks.com/ultralite/ultraindex.htm
> > The hammock was comfortable... no aches, no pains, able to
> > out flat across the center line, able to sleep on my side... all
> > stuff people claim.
> > I was wearing the same outfit I had hiked in before supper.
> > shorts, nylon (home-made, uncoated) wind pants, cool max socks.
> > max undershirt, fleece top, wind jacket. Homemade fleece baklava.
> > I was using a home-made quilt of two layers of polarguard which
> > only about an inch, but it is big enough that there was a lot
> > real loft in the hammock than the thickness would indicate.
> > The Garlington insulator with a single partly inflated plastic
> > garbage bag was warm enough for only about 2 hours at this
> > temperature. The bottom of the hammock was much warmer than the
> > outside, but much cooler than I was comfortable with for an
> > sleep... Maybe something like 50-60 degrees??
> > I added a Wal-Mart egg shell closed cell pad and was in seventh
> > heaven. Nice and warm... but man that thing stick to every
> > and refuses to move around. I have not been able to even unroll
> > in my ruck sack because it sticks to everything... so I think I
> > going back to Wal Mart to buy the cheap $6 mat and try that.
> > With the mat I was comfortable until I decided to go inside and
> > snuggle for the night. I think I would have been comfortable all
> > night.... Now tonight, it is to go to 10 degrees.... I wonder...
> > Rick