12609Re: Winter Snow Protection - Bug Net?
- Jan 27, 2006I've had the same experience with bugnets on hammocks where
condensation collected, and if it was cold enough it was frozen. I've
also had experiences where the bugnet came in handy as it significantly
reduced the effects of pesky cold winds. We all know that conditions
are not always the same when we camp outdoors, but sometimes we seem to
forget that and expect out gear or setups to just appropriate handle
whatever conditions we are in. Something as simple as the wind blowing
or not can drastically affect the performance or suitability of
particular gear or a particular setup, particularly in terms of
condensation issues or the wind robbing you of your warmth. On gear
that has the flexibility to adjust for conditions, sometimes we set it
up correctly and in the middle of the night the conditions change...
whether we make adjustments in the middle of the night often comes down
to how much trouble it is to make adjustments and whether we fell that
it is worth the trouble or not.
Usually the things effecting condensation not are black or white, but
rather different shades of grey. In those cases it is not as critical
what you do. However, that is not always the case and it is helpful to
have some understanding of how various gear or setups can be adjusted
(or not) to better accommodate different conditions.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Ed Speer" <ed@s...> wrote:
> Jonas, I've found that my condensed breath on my bugnet can freeze
> even fall back into the hammock as snow-generally not a serious
> However, the frozen condensation can re-melt as temps rise after
> drip annoyingly back into the hammock. Since a bugnet can cause this
> problem, I've also been leery of more vapor-proof fabrics as well...Ed
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