3094Re: Pads and Bags... Darn cold weather..
- Oct 1, 2003I don't know if you meant "Pack-trick" for my name or if that was
just a mispelling, but that used to be my trail-name when I was a
kid. :) Thank you for your reply, I had one other quick question for
you. Do you use just one bag with the two pads?
Okay, maybe I have two questions, have you used the Garlington
insulator? Is the two pad thing any comparison to amount of
warmth? I would use the insulator, but with the HH it is a little
hard to get rigged right.
--- In email@example.com, "Coy" <starnescr@y...> wrote:
> Hi Pactrick.
> I would guess having the pad inside the sleeping bag would be a
> warmmer but not much. But a therm-a-Rest is not as warm as a blue
> foam (well the thin 1 in therm-a-rest anyways). So to answer your
> question, the wide blue foam under the bag and a smaller cut to
> blue foam inside should do the trick. But if not add more foam.
> Really nothing but simple laws of phisics at work. It is one
> so many have been experimenting with different types of suspended
> blankets to hang under the hammock. You get a higer loft (more
> insulation) but dont have to lug several bulky pads around. On the
> brightside for pads that is, they are cheap and dont weigh much.
> have no remorse using 2 pads for cold weather. Still more
> comfortable than the ground. You can experiment with several
> of padding but the less comperssable the better.
> Coy Boy
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "freak_of_nature_98"
> <pharper@k...> wrote:
> > I have a HH that I absolutely love! I am wanting to use it 4
> > (as do most people, it seems!) and had some questions.
> > I have read a lot of the older threads regarding this subject
> > wanted to bounce some ideas off of people. I have a 0 degree
> > slumberjack blue thunder bag, as well as a $15 coleman fleece
> > from Target. I also have the infamous "blue pad" from target
> > old-school thermarest (metal valve and all!)
> > I have tried sleeping with the thermarest inside my mummy bag
> > then had the coleman fleece inside (on top of the pad). This
> > to work alright, but only if I am wearing quite a bit of clothes
> > it isn't that cold out (upper 30s to lower 40s). One of my
> > questions is "does having the pad inside the bag take away from
> > insulating?"
> > I was thinking about rigging an overlap pad from the blue pad
> > using that in conjunction with the thermarest (or getting
> > cheap closed cell pad). Have people tried this? I know that I
> > to have the overlap pad outside of my bag, as it won't fit
> > but should I also have the other pad outside my mummy bag?
> > would the thermarest or another cheap closed cell foam pad be
> > better? Or would having two pads not help that much (as far as
> > warmth vs. weight debate)?
> > I just got the blue pad so I haven't tried it yet.
> > Sorry that this is so long, as well as confusing ;), Thank you
> > advance for you replies.
> > -Patrick
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