19606Re: [Hammock Camping] Winter hammock tents
- Dec 23, 2008Somebody or a couple of somebodies have developed hammock tents.
As for a winter hammock, I have one. I used Risk's two-layer zhammock design and sewed an army surplus poncho liner into it and added additional fabric to wrap over me. With a pad and a 14oz down quilt, it is good into the upper 20s. For colder weather, a heavier quilt and when it gets really cold, I can still add an underquilt.
It is still modular, but gives me a wide range of use.
Ain't got no mo' mojo, but I got plenty o' banjo.
From: ginohav <ginohav@...>
Sent: Monday, December 22, 2008 9:28:03 PM
Subject: [Hammock Camping] Winter hammock tents
Winter hammock camping is great except for wind chill (known by other
names as well). While a rain fly will reduce wind chill it doesn't
eliminate it and if the temp. drops low enough even the most hardened
winter hammock camper (if you don't build snow walls ect.)will go to a
tent. Why not just design a winter hammock tent. I'm talking a true
winter tent and not just a modified rain fly used as a tent. I snowshoe
into camp pulling a small sled and an extra 5 lbs means nothing to me.
I'd rather be warm and comfortable then try a save a couple of oz's off
my gear weight.I work outside in minus temp. everyday and wind is the
biggest killer of all. I would design this tent without a floor so I
can add a small tent (fold up type) wood burning stove. I'm talking
real winter camping and not going out for a night or two in clear
weather. While we are at it why not design a true winter hammock with
insulation built into the hammock? Just my thoughts.
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