Re: [BackpackGearTest] HH Report 2
>An auxiliary piece of nylon atop the netting would improve this. I wouldthen have a double layer, the first
>being more breathable and letting out moisture but retaining heat.What about making this second cover out of Tyvek? I had thought mylar but
when I went to open my space blanket, it ripped under no real stress, so I
counted that out for obvious reasons.
Tyvek is fairly light, easy to pack, easy to work with, strong, and they say
I think this will be my next move, a tyvek seal-off for the netting. Should
really cut down on drafts, thus reducing heat loss in the hammock, and if
done right, I wont suffocate, and it shouldnt promote condensation.
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Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2000 12:15 PM
Subject: [BackpackGearTest] HH Report 2
> Sleeping in hammock. 11/18/00
> More comfortable than old model.
> My imagination?
> Side walls at horizon line opens field of view. Tarp/fly is pulled
> down tight, but causes netting to sag. I will check on that in
> morning. It is snowing now, last 4" slid right off and piled along
> side on the ground. The larger tarp opens up ends to breeze
> Category: Personal
> . I looped tarp cord through rings off side of hammock. An added
> feature of attaching tarp closer to hammock might minimize cross
> breeze and leave ventilation to open ends. 20* now with 5-10 mph
> wind. Hanging quite still, even though tarp is flapping wildly.
> Skied today and this is so relaxing, being outside again in a hammock
> off the frozen ground. Putting it up was fast and will get faster as
> I progress. I am laying on my back with the sides supporting my
> elbows while I write. This posture allows me to write without
> getting tent neck. Wind is picking up and snow sounds more like
> sleet now.
> I am using a ridgerest under me and no other isulation except my
> fleece jammys and Paul Petzoldt Polargaurd bag. (model circa,1975)
> Winter has come early this year.
> Its 2 a.m., I just hopped out to relieve myself. Standing up right
> out of the hammock. I took the opportunity to tighten ropes and
> hammock is riding even flatter. Like a big rabbit I hopped around in
> the snow then back inside. A little work getting situated. The
> ridgerest is easier to maneuver than the rolling bIue pad.
> At morning it was snowing with 20+ winds. I have no exterior vapor
> barrier as in a tent. Thus my bag is heavier with condensation and
> has Iost warmth. The fIy fIaps in the wind and the snow settIes on
> the edges of the netting. I cannot pull the fly down tight enough to
> seal out the wind. The thought of ''storm clips'', aligned with the
> edges of the hammock, to clip down the fly would seem to mess with an
> already great design I do need to close off the sides more and limit
> heat loss from drafts. An auxiliary piece of nylon atop the netting
> would improve this. I would then have a double layer, the first
> being more breathable and letting out moisture but retaining heat.
> I will ttry again this weekend to make adaptations and try them out.
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