3388Re: Hammock Camping First-time hammocker cool-weather help
- Nov 3, 2003Skylander, Rick, Ed -- This is helpful. I'm trying to walk the line
between carrying too much stuff (since I'm out for four days solo and
am trying to keep weight low) and having enough gear to stay warm. I
would prefer not to carry a second pad. Do others think it'll be
necessary? I'll definitely have extra clothing.
If it seems as though the hammock won't work out, I'll bring my
tarptent instead. But I'm really hoping to be able to do the hammock
Thanks to all for your hints.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, ra1@i... wrote:
> 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.
> Quoting Ed Speer <info@s...>:
> > Bunchberry, I'd suggest more warm clothing, such as winter weight
> > &/or fleece sweater and pants PLUS another sleeping pad--maybe a
> > inflatable like the ThermARest ultralight. Hopefully this will be
> > but if not at least you will get a good nights' sleep. And
> > it gets too cold for the gear you have--switch to sleeping on the
> > return to the comfort of the hammock when temps go back up...Ed
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: sjsierra2002 [mailto:sjsierra@h...]
> > Sent: Monday, November 03, 2003 10:02 AM
> > To: email@example.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
> > 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
> > warm spell here in Philadelphia, and the nighttime temps aren't
> > below the upper 40's.
> > Right now my strategy for staying warm is a 20 degree sleeping
> > warm clothing, and a Target blue foam pad. I'll bring a space
> > blanket to put between the pad and the hammock for extra
> > if needed. Do you think this will be OK?
> > (I'm generally a warm sleeper. Saturday night, when I slept out
> > my backyard, I was wearing mid-weight long underwear and was
> > in my sleeping bag -- I did put on a fleece vest halfway through
> > night. The low was 48.)
> > Thanks for your help. Ordinarily I'd like to test my gear a bit
> > before relying on it for a trip like this, but it just hasn't
> > out that way.
> > Bunchberry
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