... LOL... Well said Rick... See: http://www.imrisk.com/hammock/warmhammock.htm Rick in Ohio
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, May 1, 2004
>So if the insulation has to be absolutely up against you, (sound of hand
>hitting forehead) the separate and removable underquilts will be fairly
>inefficient since they are difficult to suspend hard up against the bottom
>of the hammock. The only way to make an efficient insulated hammock is for
>the hammock to BE the lower part of the sleeping bag. How about attaching
>(sewing) a set of differential cut baffles directly to the weight-bearing
>surface of the hammock, with the second layer suspended below that and your
>favorite insulation material filling the void. I would think that would
>keep the insulation uniformly around you while using minimal extra material
>to provide the insulation effect. You would essentially have a built-in
>lower half of a sleeping bag as part of your hammock, as you did with your
>warm hammock, but using lighter weight materials and more complete coverage.
>The outermost material would have to be fairly wind resistant as well, like
>the top of a bivy .The top insulation layer should only require the top half
>of a sleeping bag, a quilt.
>I'm guessing you've already thought of all that. Thanks for the opportunity
>to catch up with you.
>Hi Rick in FL,
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