4367Re: Hammock Pants
- Jan 13, 2004Nice concept. But now you need a "hammock shirt" as well. Try making
a shorter version of the pants out of breathable material (so you
don't suffocate yourself or drown in condensation) and mounting it
from the other end of the hammock. Then you could climb in, pull the
pants up from the bottom and the shirt down from the top. Maybe they
could attach together with velcro or tie to different points on a
ridgeline with some overlap. Alot like Shane's tube tent, but easier
to enter and secure once you're inside.
Though the foot problem I think may be related to feet sticking up and
perhaps either catching more wind or crushing the insulation just
above the toes in the sleeping bag. Maybe foot insulation that hung
down from a ridgeline so it couldn't be crushed... I tried adding a
tie point above the toes on my hammock bivy to prevent this, but
haven't tested it yet.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Ray Garlington"
> Cold weather settled in this weekend (1/10/2004) in central NC, so I
> had the opportunity to try out my "bag of feathers" in the Garlington
> Insulator shell under some colder conditions. This test was performed
> at 19*F with a slight breeze (less than 10mph). The end result of
> this test was a new 'invention' based on ideas presented previously:
> hammock bivy, peapod, & travel pod. I call the new kid "Hammock
> Take a look at:
- << Previous post in topic