403Re: Hammock Camping Franken pad and bride of Frankenpad
- Feb 2, 2003If a reflectic pad is snake oil then why are "emergency blankets
made of reflective material. Of course you wrap a space blanket
around you and are not laying on it only. Would a reflective pad be
more effective (no mater how unpracticle) if it went all the way
around you. I think the reflective pad is somewhat usefull if you
are not laying directly on it. From what Tom Hennessy and others
have said there needs to be a little space between the heat source
and the reflective surface. Hence my fleece covered reflectic pad.
A 1/2 inch closed cell foam pad the same size as mine would be
heavier but I'm not sure how much. I'm not saying a reflective pad
is the answer either. I just believe given the same R value a
reflective pad would be slightly warmer.
--- In email@example.com, "Ernest Engman"
> The pad I use serves a couple of purposes.foam
> 1. Wind/air barrier. It is made of aluminum coated close cell
> pad. I can use it alone in cool but not cold temps by turning itshiny
> side down and preventing air circulation.the
> 2. Since it is also foam, it adds a light and small layer of
> 3. It serves as a ground pad under the hammock when I lay it on
> ground to stay warm. It is wide and long enough for that. Oftenwhen
> having to do this, the ground isn't dry and no sense getting thefabric
> 4. Closed cell foam pads work better against a non-breathable
> barrier than against a breathable material like than hammock. See
> excellent post by youngblood:s=10900e520cfd29662ed8485b43feb
> bff2&threadid=359> &threadid=359they
> I say heat reflectors are snake oil, because the science that says
> are a radiant heat reflector for someone sleeping in a hammock ishighly
> flawed.the hips
> Ernest Engman
> AKA SGT Rock
> <http://hikinghq.net/> http://hikinghq.net
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Chinell [mailto:dchinell@m...]
> Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2003 9:25 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: RE: Hammock Camping Franken pad and bride of Frankenpad
> Sarge: Thanks for the R&D work. I'm dreaming along the same lines.
> That's what the evazote "shawl" is about -- extra width between
> and shoulders.single,
> But I need to make a cloth casing to hold the wings so they're
> detachable, rather than permanent, so I can roll it all up in a
> 24-inch wide roll. How do you pack the Frankenpad?a
> And if, as you say, "heat reflectors are snake oil" why do you use
> windshield reflector? Why not just another pad?
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