6434Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: Waking with a sore throat..
- Aug 3, 2004Quoting ccp5655 <cpeters41@...>:
> --- In email@example.com, "ghman777" <ghman777@y...> wrote:I tested a commercial balaclava that works very well with dry cold air.
> > I must sleep with my mouth open because I wake up early with a dry
> > sore throat. Worse in cold dry weather. I cover myself almost
> > completely with my Pea Pod to keep the breathing air warm, but Id
> > much rather be more out in the open in warm weather. My quilt doesnt
> > stay over my head but really dont want it to anyway. Besides duct
> > tape.. anyone identify or have any solutions?
> I have the same problem, but I think it's from breathing the colder,
> drier air than I'm used to. I use a fleece neckwarmer pulled up over
> my mouth and nose. The moisture from my breath condenses on the fleece
> when I exhale and evaporates when I inhale. This helps humidify the
> air I breath.
What I said in the report was:
"The balaclava keeps me warm from the inside out. The counter-current moisture
and heat saving module keeps my mouth and throat warm. I do not find myself
coughing on difficult hill climbs, like I have in the past when the air was very
During my cold weather overnights, I sleep with the balaclava covering my nose
and mouth. Wearing the balaclava in very cold weather helps my sleep. The
coughing I often have had in the past when sleeping outdoors, because of dry
throat in the cold, is eliminated. Sleeping with it over my mouth has very
occasionally given me a bit of a panic, waking to thoughts I am being
suffocated. It does take some getting used to while sleeping, before setting
forth for a long adventure."
The report is here:
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