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11561Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: Electric hammock, windmills, balloons, and trees ...

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  • Moe T. Crow
    Dec 1, 2005
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      When on the bike you don't always have AC. depending upon the trip you
      could be doing some form of stealth camping but just off a road
      instead of a trail. oh and space is a bigger consideration than
      weight. not to mention it would be a dual use of the heated gear.

      Personally I see this as a cool expansion of the list. true most of us
      backpack and use our hammocks for that. but i know i have one in my
      house, I have seen them in jeeps on here, and have heard of them being
      used while men and women (well haven't heard of a woman using one yet,
      but their might be!) put their lives on the line in service of my
      country. is it really that big of a stretch to see this really taking
      off? think of going into your bedding store in the warmer areas and
      seeing a huge cotton hammock as an option along with the spring, foam,
      and air beds....

      IMHO, YMMV, etc.

      On 12/1/05, joe_ulrich <joe_ulrich@...> wrote:
      > Why not just get a 12V converter/power supply. At todays technology,
      > this whole concept is not a backpacking option. Just plug in the
      > converter/power supply into the AC outlet and you have unlimited
      > power. No need to carry a heavy battery.
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      > Peace,
      > Joe
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      > --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "togetherinparis"
      > <togetherinparis@y...> wrote:
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      > > Vehicle batteries are not designed for deep draws. They're
      > designed to stay topped off by
      > > the car or motorcycle's alternator. Deep draw lead acid batteries
      > are available, but they're
      > > heavy and expensive. You might try a lightweight portable
      > windmill, though wind chill
      > > would likely negate any possible benefit, eh? Perhaps a portable
      > windmill on a balloon?
      > > But then you're a lightning rod, ouch! Remember how potatoes limes
      > can be used to
      > > generate current? What's out there that can be tapped at
      > campsites? Trees? It's just
      > > stupid enough to be true. I imagine there's a measurable potential
      > difference between
      > > leaves and roots, eh? Who's up for measuring?
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