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2850Re: Hammock Camping more questions about pads

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  • chcoa
    Sep 11, 2003
      Yep Ed you are right about that, but we don't like to let that kind
      of info. out in the population, if you know what I mean. There are
      too many damn snowbirds here as it is. Really folks, it's hot and
      almost unlivable here 90% of the year! :)


      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Ed Speer" <info@s...> wrote:
      > 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
      > Always hope to get back sometime. I especially remember October in
      > desert--really awesome! certainly can't beat southern AZ for about
      > months of the year...Ed
      > Moderator
      > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hammockcamping
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: chcoa [mailto:jdeben@h...]
      > 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
      > > insulation is also important. I included tables of hammock pad
      > > thickness vs temp in my book and in the free Jan 03 issue of
      > > Camping Newsletter
      > > http://www.hammockcamping.com/Newsletters/Jan2003.htm
      > > Extra thick foam pads can become uncomfortable since they often
      > produce
      > > large bulges or folds. 5/8" should not be a problem--but I have
      > > 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
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