7196Re: [Hammock Camping] wild idea
- Nov 4, 2004I am hammocking at the Okpik (BSA Winter Camping) training in January, and I may end up in a moderately windy site next to a lake. I am considering a modified snow slit trench, slung low, with the tarp low as well, to block wind. I'd still be suspended (unless I don't want to sleep, which is what will happen if I am on the ground), but low. Shouldn't take much to construct if the snow is at all deep.On Wed, 03 Nov 2004 11:37:12 -0700 Dick Matthews <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:Just might be stupid. I figure it is virtually a whole day to construct. Hike into the area make the snow pile about late morning, go for a snowshoe, then return and dig the cave. I have never been able to create a snow shelter without getting wet. Caves are fun and great emergency shelters, but only useful for base camp situations.
I just wonder if the movement of the trees and hammock will cause the roof to collapse. I guess I need to try it and see.
Wow - ambitious! I was going to try mine out in a snow slit trench this winter - similar thinking, just without the roof. I figured that it would take care of the majority of the convective heat loss due to wind. If you try this, post pictures - I'd love to see it. On Nov 3, 2004, at 9:16 AM, Dick Matthews wrote:
Winter will be here soon and I am thinking about setting my hammock up in a quinzhee. 1. Dig a trench in the snow between the two trees, 2. Install the hammock in snake skins, 3. Inflate a VBL sleeping bag liner under the hammock, 4. Throw the snow back on the hammock, 5. Dig the snow cave. Has anyone tried this? Advice or comments please. Dick Matthews Colorado.
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