11094Re: [Hammock Camping] hennessy undercover/pad
- Nov 6, 2005Didn't think you were shilling for Jordan. It is interesting though.
Jordan is employed by Montana State University. I'd be willing to bet
he whines with the best of them when he doesn't get free access to the
information he feels he is entitled to. Your idea of the lightly and
more heavily insulated hammocks has possibilities. Have you thought
about protecting the insulation (& yourself) from air currents? Not
going to go back & check the last thousand or so posts so if you have
disregard. Have kept up with the information/arguments over the
thermal dynamics of staying warm in a hammock. Have the notion that
efficient and effective hammock insulation would best mimic the
insulative/reflective characteristics of a spacecraft. Makes sense
because its the harshest environment we know of. Helping the
insulation do its job most effectively here on Terra is probably best
effected by a good tarp, a vapor barrier underliner, and perhaps an
overliner. Am personally taking a close look at Hennessy's under &
over liners for blocking the thermal shifts. Don't think his pads are
worth a hoot though. Would use something else such as closed cell foam.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, tim garner <slowhike@y...> wrote:
> carl... no i`m not trying to talk anyone into paying to get a
subscription to backpackinglight.com. i have mixed feelings about
it too. there`s a lot of great info there but i also feel i was dealt
w/ rather impersonaly early on in my dealings w/ them. i aint in no
rhyan jordan fan club. i just go & see what they have to offer. i hope
my bad experiance was just due to more growth than they where ready to
handle, because they have a lot to offer... just as long as they don`t
get the big head. on the insulated hammock... my thinking is
that a hammock w/ insulation permantly attached, you still have quite
a bit of flexability. your only insulating from the bottom & sides.
how you cover from the top w/ a quilt will mke a lot of differance. a
lot like a bed you sleep on at home. for the same reason that the same
sleeping bag or quilt will not be suitable for all seasons i plan to
make at least two insulated hammocks; one lighly insulated & one more
heavyly insulated. i belive
> having the insulation attached directly to the bottom of the
hammock will do a couple things. it will do away w/ one layer of
fabric needed for an under quilt along w/ attachment straps/cords.
also it does away w/ having to make adjustments to get the under quilt
snug up aganst the bottom of the hammock so there are no air pockets &
yet not getting it so tight that your not compressing the insulation.
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