18902[Hammock Camping] Re: ,Newbie
- Apr 7, 2008You did great, that was challenging weather for anyone and especially
with a hammock.
Some people use the Speer Segmented Pad Extender to help with getting
and keeping insulation in place for their shoulders
http://speerhammocks.com/Products/SPE.htm . There are obviously other
ways to do it but that is a pretty easy and trouble free approach.
You can load the wings with clothing, pads, or whatever to extend the
width of your 20 inch wide pads and you can stack multiple pads with
it as well if you need to do that.
aka Youngblood AT2000
designer of the Speer Segmented Pad Extender, SnugFit Underquilt, and
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Tom Frazier" <wildewudu@...>
>I drove as far as we could (in my little POS car), until we hit a snow
> Just got back from a weekend jaunt in the mountains. My brother and
cover of 3' feet on the road...luckily, there was a decent place to
camp. I brought my Claytor hammock with the Speer Winter Tarp, a 4L
thermarest for undercover and a +15 rated Marmot Sawtooth down
sleeping bag with some heating packs for just in case (and to warm my
"bed" while I'm not in it).
>interesting weather in our mountains....we got rained on several
> The Claytor has worked much as I expected it. We have some very
times, hailed on twice, gusts of strong wind threatened to take my 1.1
oz. silnylon SWT and we were snowed (great big fluffy flakes) on at
least three different occasions.
>the pad and the sleeping bag, without any problems. Since I didn't
> Even though it was pretty cold, I was able to stay warm with just
have the wrap-around sort of DIY pad, sometimes my sides got a taste
of the cold outside, It didn't help that I ended up pitching the SWT a
little too high, which allowed more wind to blow in under the bottom
of the tarp...need more practice! The tarp is great for cutting the
wind and I used the DIY bungee tensioners to deal with any possible
wind gusts (which we did have!); everything worked great.
>under the netting spreader...worked great for storing my glasses and
> I purchased a pair of those REI schwag bags to clip onto the loops
misc. items I had in my pockets. I used the figure 9's for the tarp
tie outs...I really love these things too. I originally bought a few
to use with the claytor diamond tarp, but decided that it'd be easier
just to used tensioner knots instead, since I'd really only be dealing
with two side tie outs. So far, I think tarp tents are the way to go.
I love these things...for the ability to cut the cut and to maintain
privacy...which is the one thing I would have missed about tents!
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