4544Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: Personal cold record!
- Feb 1, 2004
Ray Garlington wrote:
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Risk" <ra1@i...> wrote:
Another saga of the cold:
Rick laughs at the cold!!! was minus 10F the coldest temp for that night? Sounds like your gear performed beautifully. one question: your overlap pad is the "T" shaped pad right? You said it overlapped the length of the hammock by about a foot. could you explain this part a little more. Thanks & congratulations, Ray
I took a standard Target Pad, 27x72 in and cut it into two pieces that are 27x36 in.
For a standard hammock with no attached insulation, I usually overlap those two pieces side by side, overlapped about 12 inches so it is a pad which is 40 in wide, 36 in long, and double thick in the middle. This works very well in double bottomed hammocks.
For the really cold weather, I used the WarmHammock and I put the two pads in so they overlapped about a foot right under my bottom. It ended up being a pad about 5 feet long and thicker for the center foot.
As for temperature, it was -9 for about 4 hours of the night, but the weather service recorded a -10 at O-dark-thirty which was a record low for Dayton for the date.
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