10557Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: Exped DAM-NOT
- Sep 29, 2005--- dlfrost_1 <dlfrost@...> Asked:
"Have you ever used your homemade DAM on the ground
and how did it hold up? Being able to reliably
go-to-ground is one features of the commercial
models." Doug Frost
Hi Doug, My DAM started out as just an Air Mattress.
I slept on it on the ground/floor a lot as I was
testing various ways to close the open end after I
inflated the Poly Tubes. The Poly Tubes I use are 2
mil and are not fragile. The only problem I had was
when my kittens played on it. I found a few little
holes that I was able to seal with duct tape. I
recommend carrying an extra Poly Tube and almost
everyone carries duct tape.
I am trying to arrange my life so I can do a hike this
November/December. I want to start at Newfound Gap
GSMNP and hike south on the AT. My plan is to go to
Dicks Creek Gap. If I can go I will have to sleep in
Shelters during the Smokies part. I will sleep on my
DAM/Sleep System in the shelters and expect no
problems with it. It may be to warm as this design
was made with enough Down and Loft to go to "0"
My DAM/Down Sleep System is a lot like many of the
Pad/Top Bag systems on the market but mine is lighter
than most. I have a separate Down hood that can also
be used if necessary. My Down Top Cover buttons to
the DAM. Buttons are lighter and easier to attach
Bill in Texas - we are having a cold day today - high
only 89 degrees F.
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