7419Re: How far are you willing to go to make the hammock work?
- Dec 5, 2004--- In email@example.com, "chcoa" <jdeben@h...> wrote:
> I'm curious how far everyone is willing to go to make theirhammock
> work in cold temps? I think the idea of the HH supershelter is aI like my hammock best when all I need is the tarp, foam pad and a
> good one but its practicality in cold weather is still to be
quilt. Having been an ultralight hiker and ground tarp user for
awhile before I discovered hammocks, I'm comfortable with my skill
at finding good ground sites. I can always travel lighter with a
ground based system so the weight and bulk of what gear I would need
just to be able to hammock would be my limiting factor in colder
weather. (Though the pure comfort of sleeping suspended in the air
is undisputably superior in my opinion)
For me, the gear is just a tool. And I want a tool that best suits
If I can be warm, comfortable and do so with significantly less
weight, bulk and complexity in cold weather with a ground based
system....then the hammock stays home.
Many, however, choose to push the limits of hammocks in cold weather
and exclude all other shelters.
Hopefully their efforts will continue to pay off in lighter,simpler
and more thermally efficient systems.
I have a Speer Hammock, PeaPod and Top Blankets and a Hennessey
Explorer Ultralite Asym to give you an idea of what models I have
experience with. A Bozeman Mtn. Works Quantum Arc quilt is my cooler
temp sub for Top Blankets.
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