17100Re: space blankets/condensation
- Mar 15, 2007I'm jumping in a little late on this one but I have used my space
blanket (bivy sack style) several times for extra warmth with fairly
good results. I have used it between my clothed body and my CCF pad
and under the hammock when testing the HH Supershelter, and I've
used as it was ment, as a bivy where I was inside the blanket then
inside my sleeping bag.
Between me and the CCF results in moisture build up and although it
did help a little I woke up a damp backside.
Under me in the HH Supershelter, I didn't notice a difference.
Me inside the blanket inside my sleeping bag added at least 5 to 8
degrees of warmth. I was able to use a 45 F bag in 38 F weather.
My outer layer of clothes were a little damp in the morning though.
The bivy sack has vents at the feet so that helps a little when
lying inside the bag.
Jamie in AZ
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Jack Rowe" <jackrowe@...>
>weren't actually touching would work but not areas making
> The space blankets do need an air space to work, any part you
contact...I didn't know how crumbly they are, light enough to carry
2+ but no fun making a lot of trash in the woods. If using as a
vapor barrier it'd be inside insulation, but it would be a crumbly
vapor barrier and anyway needs the air space to function best.
>my over-tarp. IR reflectors are certainly very effective with a
> Next time I try it the blanket will be fixed to the underside of
campfire, even using dull-finished logs and rocks.
> Jack, NE New Mexico US 7,000 ft
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