3383RE: Hammock Camping First-time hammocker cool-weather help
- Nov 3, 2003
MessageBunchberry, I'd suggest more warm clothing, such as winter weight long johns &/or fleece sweater and pants PLUS another sleeping pad--maybe a thin inflatable like the ThermARest ultralight. Hopefully this will be overkill, but if not at least you will get a good nights' sleep. And remember, when it gets too cold for the gear you have--switch to sleeping on the ground and return to the comfort of the hammock when temps go back up...Ed-----Original Message-----Hello all -- I am a newbie hammocker -- just got a HH a few weeks
From: sjsierra2002 [mailto:sjsierra@...]
Sent: Monday, November 03, 2003 10:02 AM
Subject: Hammock Camping First-time hammocker cool-weather help
ago, and I've been looking forward to trying it out on a four-day
solo over next weekend. The forecasts for next weekend are for temps
in the 30's in north-central PA, where I'm going. I won't have a
chance to sleep out in temps that low before I go: we're having a
warm spell here in Philadelphia, and the nighttime temps aren't going
below the upper 40's.
Right now my strategy for staying warm is a 20 degree sleeping bag,
warm clothing, and a Target blue foam pad. I'll bring a space
blanket to put between the pad and the hammock for extra insulation
if needed. Do you think this will be OK?
(I'm generally a warm sleeper. Saturday night, when I slept out in
my backyard, I was wearing mid-weight long underwear and was toasty
in my sleeping bag -- I did put on a fleece vest halfway through the
night. The low was 48.)
Thanks for your help. Ordinarily I'd like to test my gear a bit more
before relying on it for a trip like this, but it just hasn't worked
out that way.
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