19615Re: Winter hammock tents
- Dec 25, 2008I don't think designing a winter tent will make a sports car into a
tank. Unless you know how to handle winter conditions in a hammock a
novice winter camper can quickly get into trouble. Hammock campers
are a small group compared to campers overall. Hammock camping in
winter is like taking a small boat across an ocean. Experience counts
and an order to make it appeal to more people you have to add a few
luxuries. And right now the luxury of a tent to get out of the
elements appeals to more winter campers. The advantages of a tent far
outweigh the negatives. More winter campers have frozen to death
trying to shave off a few oz's from their pack trying to go light.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Dave Womble" <dpwomble@...>
> --- In email@example.com, "ginohav" <ginohav@> wrote:
> ... 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'm not sure how you are defining a true winter tent for a hammock.
> Hammocks set up higher off the ground and usually attach to trees.
> Also they require longer shelters due to the profile of a hammock.
> All that would seem to complicate a few things for what I think of
> a true winter tent for a hammock where you need to be able to handlesnow
> serious winds (and from any direction) and handle large clumps of
> falling from limbs.level.
> Tents are restricted to cleared flat areas that are hopefully
> Hammocks inherently are not but become more restrictive along thoseWith
> lines the more you try to put them inside a tent like enclosure.
> hammocks you hope to have more site selection options to limit yourand
> exposure. I worry that if you try to make true winter tent for a
> hammock that it might be like trying to make a tank out of a sports
> car where you end up with something that doesn't do anything well.
> Dave Womble
> aka Youngblood 2000AT
> designer of the Speer Segmented Pad Extender, SnugFit Underquilt,
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