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3386RE: Hammock Camping First-time hammocker cool-weather help

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  • ra1@imrisk.com
    Nov 3, 2003
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      Another trick to have up your sleave is to fold the target pad back on itself so
      it is twice as thick. Position it so it is between your shoulders and your bottom.

      Rick

      Quoting Ed Speer <info@...>:

      > Bunchberry, 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-----
      > From: sjsierra2002 [mailto:sjsierra@...]
      > Sent: Monday, November 03, 2003 10:02 AM
      > To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Hammock Camping First-time hammocker cool-weather help
      >
      >
      > Hello all -- I am a newbie hammocker -- just got a HH a few weeks
      > 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.
      >
      > Bunchberry
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