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  • Barb
    Jan 13, 2009
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      I forgot to mention that the outer pockets on the Clark Hammocks, when stuffed with your gear, act as more insulation so you stay much warmer in the winter time.  I've stayed warm in my hammock down to 20 degrees using a Big Agnes insulated pad, and a Western Mountaineering 35 degree down mummy bag.  I am a cold sleeper for the first half of the night so I was also wearing long underwear, fleece pants, and a very thin down jacket.  For extra warmth I add my sleeping bag liner.....can't remember what type....but it was one of the recommended expensive ones.  I don't like using it because I feel like I get tangled in it, but honestly for getting extra cozy when using this liner it's like someone turned on a furnace.  It definitely increased the temperature by at least ten degrees.

      We are looking forward to hammock camping again but it is pretty cold here in Indiana in the winter and I'm not sure we are up to super cold temps!

      --- On Mon, 1/12/09, Rodney Diseker <rod_knee_d@...> wrote:

      From: Rodney Diseker <rod_knee_d@...>
      Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] (unknown)
      To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Monday, January 12, 2009, 5:39 PM

      I did not realize the Clark tarp had that feature! I think the Speer WT will be a tremendous boost to my Winter hikes.

      I have never gotten wet in my hammock, but I do use a relatively large tarp. When rain is looming, I pitch my tarp lower.

      I would like to amend my previous post. I used my SS, heat sheet, CCF pad, OC and Montbell bag on top into the upper 20s.I am a warm sleeper, and could stand to lose 40 #s. If I were thinner I would have froze.


      --- On Mon, 1/12/09, Barb <indybarb2002@ yahoo.com> wrote:

      > From: Barb <indybarb2002@ yahoo.com>
      > Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] (unknown)
      > To: hammockcamping@ yahoogroups. com
      > Date: Monday, January 12, 2009, 12:00 PM
      > My husband and I both have Clark Jungle Hammocks with their
      > large
      > tarps and we have stayed perfectly dry and warm through two
      > really
      > bad rain/thunderstorms with wind. We kept waiting to get
      > wet like
      > everyone else, but it never happened. Now when we go
      > camping we want
      > it to rain! The design of their tarps is such that they
      > can be
      > velcroed together on the ends to sort of cocoon your
      > hammock. I will
      > never camp on the ground again. Our friends who camped
      > with us last
      > year now want hammocks for camping too since they were
      > literally
      > floating in their tents that trip. Our gear stayed dry too
      > because
      > the Clark hammocks have outside pockets for your gear.
      > AWESOME
      > product..... love it!
      > Barb
      > --- In hammockcamping@ yahoogroups. com, Rodney Diseker
      > <rod_knee_d@ ...> wrote:
      > >
      > > I have used my overcover and SS into the upper 20s.
      > > I had one bad experience with the overcover on a wet,
      > windy
      > > Middle 30s night. I was using the OC as an end cover
      > to block
      > > Some wind, but I ended up with severe condensation on
      > the sides
      > > Of the SS. I am sure I could have prevented some of
      > this by using
      > > A cover on my face. I believe most of this moisture
      > came from my
      > > Breath. In the future I will not use the OC in very
      > humid
      > conditions.
      > >
      > > In my experience the OC works great in cold dry
      > conditions. I
      > allways pitch my MC Dlx low to block the cold wind, and
      > look for big
      > trees to cover the ends.
      > >
      > > I just purchased a Speer WT to help with wind block.
      > >
      > > Rodney
      > > Sent from my iPhone
      > >
      > > On Jan 11, 2009, at 5:28 PM, Austin Meyer
      > <austin.47905@ ...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Has anyone used the Hennessey overcover? there's a
      > claim of a 6-10
      > degree advantage in cold weather, next question With a
      > Hennessey
      > hammock, MacCat Deluxe tarp and a JBR Nest with a type 2
      > weather
      > shield in mind , Will the open ended nature of the tarp
      > system keep
      > me warm and my feet dry on windy cold wet winter nights in
      > the
      > southern Appachains Been stuck on the ground way to long!
      > >
      > Austin
      > >
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