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Re: [BackpackGearTest] Hennessy Cold Weather Fix

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  • Tom Hennessy
    David - I was trying to copy your tidbit about the parace to send to a friend and accidentally deleted it!!! Could you send it to me again? Also, we would
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 6, 2001
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      David - I was trying to copy your tidbit about the parace to send to a
      friend and
      accidentally deleted it!!! Could you send it to me again? Also, we would
      love
      to use it on the website.

      Cheers

      Ann
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      >From: David Spellman <david@...>
      >To: BackpackGearTest@egroups.com
      >Subject: [BackpackGearTest] Hennessy Cold Weather Fix
      >Date: Wed, Nov 29, 2000, 5:45 PM
      >

      >I'll try to write this up in a more formal report...
      > As I expected, the solution to using a Hennessy Hammock in cold weather
      >has more to do with the sleeping bag/pad you use than it does with
      >anything done to the hammock itself. With one possible design
      >modification suggestion...
      >
      > I managed to borrow a Stephenson Warmlite sleeping bag with the DAM
      >(Down Air Mattress). The latter bit is inflated using the specific stuff
      >sack that Stephenson includes with the setup, and produces a sleeping
      >pad that is thicker and wider than most, with great insulation in the
      >bottom and a whole lot of comfort. I'd seen these things once before
      >and thought them comfortable, but I thought they were DAM (pun intended)
      >expensive and hardly worth looking at. If you're sleeping in the snow,
      >this may be the only pad that doesn't warrant another pad underneath in
      >order to produce warmth and comfort.
      >
      > In the hammock...
      > The pad is full length, about a pound and a half (which is actually
      >lighter by about two pounds than the best Thermarest) and *depending on
      >the girth of the bag you order* is wider than most pads. It becomes an
      >integral part of Stephenson's sleeping bag, though it can be removed
      >from its pocket, and a thick foam pad shaped specifically for the bag
      >can be substituted (though you pay a penalty in volume and weight to do
      >this).
      > Since the pad is wider, you don't contact the sides of the hammock. You
      >can't slip off, of course, since the pad is always with the bag, and
      >there's enough insulation on the sides of this bag that you just can't
      >get cold.
      >
      > To make the longer story short, this bag makes the hammock a toasty
      >place to sleep no matter what the weather. I don't know if you can buy
      >the DAM from Stephenson without a sleeping bag to go with it. But if you
      >can, this may very well be the last pad you ever buy.
      >
      > david
      >
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