18751Re: [Hammock Camping] Which hammock and bag for cold and warm weather?
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>with us about where you go. I've always loved hearing about other
> Hi Adam,
> First off, enjoy you travels and if you can, share a few stories
>winter and summer camping. I've been down to 5 degrees F and up to
> As far as hammocks go, I have a Clark NA and have used it in both
the mid 70's and have found it to be very versatile and
>but the pockets on the Clark are very useful for adding an extra
> In colder environments you will want a pad or CCF underneath you
layer of protection from wind and cold. They are also great for
storing gear and keeping mosquitoes away. I've found that it is
better to have a bag rated for the coldest you expect to be in, so a
15 degree bag may be a good choice. From my days of ground camping,
it really is tough to be cold all night. I've also found the Clark
to be a comfortable seat when I'm cooking in the winter or making
some tea before bed.
>loss, as long as you block the wind at the temps you'll be in I
> I've found that being off the ground removes a huge source of heat
think you'll find a hammock much warmer than a tent and I've slept
in both in the winter.
>and survival blanket set up that I am hoping to test this month. If
> As far as going with the Clark tropical, I am working on a fleece
it works I'll post it on the group site. I'm sure that something
can be set up but keep in mind the extra size a weight of anything
> Thanks for asking,
> blueduck600 <blueduck600@...> wrote:
> I'm looking for advice on what hammock to buy, and what temp
> bag to use.really.
> I'm new at this hammock camping thing and camping in general
> The only camping I've done is campground camping, with showers,of
> toilets, and running water, aka "not real camping."
> My goal is be able to hop on a plane and go camp in whatever part
> the americas I happen to feel like, preferably out of earshot ofany
> car traffic, and drunk campers. And I'm going to do it out of asingle
> FAA approved carryon bag.(a MEI Trekker 1)back
> I'm buying a camping hammock because frankly, there's no way my
> can handle more than one night sleeping on the ground.temp).
> At this point the coldest I think I'll ever camp in is 15F (night
> How much warmer does the hammock keep you? Does the cold bottom
> the warmer inside?something
> If I use a pad and a 30F bag, will that be enough? a 20F bag?
> The hammocks I'm looking at are:
> Hennessy Explorer Ultralite A-sym with the Supershelter System
> Clark-North American
> Clark-Tropical (for the lighter weight, and maybe I can make
> to keep the bottom warm in winter.)I'm
> I'm leaning toward the Clark-North American because of the more
> adjustable bug screen and rain guard(for warmth)
> If there are any other 4 season hammocks out there let me know.
> not claustrophobic but, those PeaPod type things seem a bit much.Mobile. Try it now.
> I'm 6'2" 185 lbs. Located in Northeast Ohio.
> Does anyone know a hammock dealer around Cleveland?
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