1228Re: Hammock Camping thanks Ed, we'll be dangling in Belize next week
- Apr 30, 2003Shane's advice is excellent.
I have occasionally drifted off into a several hour stay in my hot
tub, which I usually keep at about 95 degrees. After any prolonged
stay in the tub, just a couple degrees below body temperature, I
start to get cold. This is because there is effective conduction of
heat from my body to the hot tub water.
In the hammock, you can have effective transfer of heat through a
single layer of nylon directly against the skin and through the skin
if it is not protected by insulation of clothing.
If the air temperature is above body temperature, you will have to do
some evaporative cooling to allow your body to adjust to the
environmental stress. The evaporative cooling can be sweat or
Let us know how you do!
--- In email@example.com, "Shane Steinkamp" <shane@t...>
> > I will be sleeping and perhaps poaching in my own perspiration inyou some
> > my Hennessy in Belize next week. I will learn of its comfort or
> > non comfort level in very substantial heat and humidity
> Well, as someone who lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, I can give
> tips... I often see temperatures in the high 90s with humid in thehigh 70s
> and greater at times. I've also slept in the Belizean Jungle...ventilation. If
> Tip #1: Sleep nude.
> Tip #2: Pitch the 'wings' of the rain fly high to improve
> no rain is expected, remove the fly.with cool
> Tip #3: An empty misting bottle hung from your pack can be filled
> water and hung from the ridge cord. A few squirts on your nudebody, the
> netting, and the hammock bed itself, will create some evaporativecooling
> that can be very refreshing.that you
> If you follow tips 1 and 2, you probably won't need 3... I predict
> will be VERY comfortable - and far more comfortable than anybodywho might
> be sleeping on the ground near you.
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