3095Re: Pads and Bags... Darn cold weather..
- Oct 1, 2003Oops No I just cant spell worth a flip.
It is easier to not have to get inside a sleeping bag. I have tried
several ways. I actually like using my smaller bag like a quilt
with my feet in the bottom but the rest just pulled around me. Fact
is, I could never get a pad inside this bag even if I wanted to. I
do have an old school metal valve thermarest pad shaped like a
sleeping bag, in fact it is the bottom of a sleeping bag. Down
sleeping bags are pretty much usless on the bottom any way.
Synthetics fair a little better. I have slept out on a few nights in
the low 20's upper teens using a blue foam pad and my super wide
reflectix/fleece pad. But I think I could have made it with the 2
blue foam pads just as well. My reflectic/fleece pad is a monster,
40 inches wide at the shoulders and about a pound and a half but
makes a really big bundle.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "freak_of_nature_98"
> I don't know if you meant "Pack-trick" for my name or if that wasfor
> 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
> you. Do you use just one bag with the two pads?wrote:
> 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...>
> > Hi Pactrick.blue
> > 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
> > foam (well the thin 1 in therm-a-rest anyways). So to answeryour
> > question, the wide blue foam under the bag and a smaller cut tosuspended
> > 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
> > blankets to hang under the hammock. You get a higer loft (morethe
> > insulation) but dont have to lug several bulky pads around. On
> > brightside for pads that is, they are cheap and dont weighmuch.
> > 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
> > season
> > > (as do most people, it seems!) and had some questions.
> > >
> > > I have read a lot of the older threads regarding this subject
> > I
> > > 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
> > an
> > > 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
> > seems
> > > to work alright, but only if I am wearing quite a bit of
> > andfrom
> > > 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
> > theI
> > > 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
> > haveas
> > > 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
> > > 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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