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2752RE: Hammock Camping more questions about pads

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  • Ed Speer
    Sep 3, 2003
      Jamie, I lived in Tuscon in the early 70s and even graduated from UA!  I never really intended to leave permanently, but life did lead me away.  Always hope to get back sometime.  I especially remember October in the desert--really awesome!  certainly can't beat southern AZ for about 7 months of the year...Ed
      -----Original Message-----
      From: chcoa [mailto:jdeben@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2003 1:38 AM
      To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: Hammock Camping more questions about pads

      Thanks Ed.  I will go back and re-read the Jan newsletter and also
      think about picking up your book.  The folding or bulging is not
      really a problem since I wont be actuall on the pad.  I have made a
      wind and water resistant outer shell for my hammock which will hold
      the pad under me. 
      Arizonan's are alwasy anxious for our long hot summer to end and
      cooler temps to return to the valley, but I am especially looking
      forward to the fall and winter this year for testing purposes! :)

      Thanks again for everyone input and I love this group.
      Jamie in AZ

      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Ed Speer" <info@s...> wrote:
      > Jamie, choosing the right sleep pad for any given temperature is
      > critical.  While wider is generally better, thickness and density of
      > insulation is also important.  I included tables of hammock pad
      > thickness vs temp in my book and in the free Jan 03 issue of Hammock
      > Camping Newsletter
      > http://www.hammockcamping.com/Newsletters/Jan2003.htm
      > Extra thick foam pads can become  uncomfortable since they often
      > large bulges or folds.  5/8" should not be a problem--but I have had
      > problems with 3/4" ones.  By itself, the 5/8" pad should be good
      down to
      > about 40-35F--below that you'll need more bottom insulation....Ed
      >  <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hammockcamping>

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