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18575Re: [Hammock Camping] update PeaPod experience

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  • Frank Looper
    Jan 5, 2008
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      Foothills, some side trails and some logging/access roads.

      The FHT is the trail that I use the most. It's kind of in my back
      yard. 25 miles from my driveway to one end of it, 45 to the other.

      On Jan 5, 2008 8:35 PM, Tod Massa <todmassa@...> wrote:
      > Frank,
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      > Are you doing the foothills trail? I did half of that one very long day a few years ago.
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      > Great trail...hope to backpack the whole thing some day.
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      > Have a great trip!
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      > Tod
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      > Ain't got no mo' mojo, but I got plenty o' banjo.
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      > ----- Original Message ----
      > From: Frank Looper <Nightwalker.AT@...>
      > To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Saturday, January 5, 2008 8:17:54 PM
      > Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] update PeaPod experience
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      > Not much trouble to use the bag. The Evazote is 1/4", but it's better
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      > than most CCF as far as insulation goes. The undercover holds the
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      > Evazote pretty tight, and I made a loop to hold it in the same place
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      > all the time, duct-taped onto the place I want it to be. The duct tape
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      > I'm leaving tonight for a 6-8 day hike around the Lake Jocassee area
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      > in SC/NC. I love Winter hiking the best, and hammocking is my favorite
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      > way to do it. My hammock setup is heavier than my tent setup, but the
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      > *Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo E
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      > On Jan 5, 2008 4:24 PM, billybob38801 <billybob38801@ yahoo.com> wrote:
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      > > Thanks for that info, Frank. I am a big SuperShelter fan myself. There
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      > > are not many of us that post on most hammock forums. So this was just
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      > > the one basic HH OCF pad, plus the CCF pad under it all? How thick was
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      > > that CCF pad? I am amazed that you were able to use the pad in this
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      > > fashion, UNDER the closed cell foam. You were obviously able to keep
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      > > the evazote pad up close to the OCF, but I'm not sure how you did
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      > > I have been able to get the SS to some pretty low temps without CCF
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      > > pads, though I have also used those. I have added the HH torso and
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      > > kidney pads, and those really help. And the space blanket really
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      > > helps, just as it helped in the PeaPod. And putting clothing
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      > > underneath and/or a garlington insulator can really push that SS
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      > > lower. I'm not sure why it is not more popular. Especially considering
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      > > I agree with you that a sleeping bag wrapped around you can get you a
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      > > lot of extra warmth. It has, for me, much fewer draft problems. Though
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      > > it is a bit ( a lot? ) more hassle.
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      > > --- In hammockcamping@ yahoogroups. com, "Frank Looper"
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      > > > I did those cold nights with a Super Shelter on bottom, plus some 1/4"
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      > > > Evazote under the OCF. The Evazote on the head half of the under
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      > > > section was 4' x 4'. It could use just a little edge trimming. The
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      > > > Early in the night, on the first night, I had to put an arm out to
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