11029Re: Two Bags in One
- Oct 31, 2005I tried two bags when I was considering making my pod style
insulator. The main problem for me is not enough room. The pod
already doesn't let me lie at as much of an angle as I like to.
Which is fine, I sacrifice a little comfort for warmth, but two bags
was just too much. Too restrictive, I guess.
I did have better success using a light weight (thin) summer bag
(synthetic) only on the bottom. I used the FrankenPod kinda like the
Garlinton Taco, I just shoved the summer bad into the bootm of it
and crinkled the extra up around the top of the hammock to give
better insulation to my upper body. By morning it had all slid down
to the bottom so you would ned to clip it to the hammock or pod to
get it to stay. It only got down to 40 degrees that night, and I was
wearing only cotton gym shorts, and it was still a little warm, I
actually had to vent the whole set up quite a bit.
So now, I am going to carry a CC pad along with the pod, and, when
needed, slide it inside the pod under the hammock. Lighter, less
bulk and multiple use.
BTW, I am going to change the name of my photo folder to Rat's.
Should have done it sooner.
> I have been reading a lot about cold weather hammocking. I have
> some cold weather camping (approx. 5 degress F) but I understandthe
> challenges of the hammock and being surrounded by cold air. Hereis a
> thought and I was wondering if it had been tried before and if sohow
> it worked. I have a cheap version rectangular bag. I also have a20
> degree North Face Cats Meow. If I used the foam pad, then put thewarm
> North Face bag inside of the cheap bag I might have a relatively
> set up.feet
> So what do you think?
> I may try it out next weekend for the heck of it. I don't know how
> cold it will be next weekend but if it doesn't work I only a few
> from the house.
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