784Re: Hammock Camping Re: Newbie to the group
- Mar 4, 2003this past weekend I was 'hanging around' and my 3/4
inch therm-a rest was sliding everywhere. My wife
suggested getting some of the material used to keep
rugs from sliping. It is a tacky mesh material. So I'm
going to try that.
--- "starnescr <starnescr@...>"
> Hi David__________________________________________________
> Glad you found us. Ed started the group so he
> deserves most of the
> credit. I can't comment on Therm-a-Rest pads but I
> have found all
> pads slip a little. Thin foam pads seem to work
> better and the
> wider pads tend to slip less. For instance my 27
> inch wide 3/8 inch
> thick blue foam pad slips more than my 40 inch wide
> reflectix pad.
> My reflectix pad is almost as wide as the hammock
> body so it wraps
> up on both sides pretty good. Not much way it can
> slide out from
> under me. I tried a 20 inch blue foam pad and it
> was much harder to
> stay on top of.
> Now if you dont mind what state are you from. Were
> a nosy bunch.
> Coy Boy
> --- In email@example.com, "blqysmg
> <david.chamness@e...>" <david.chamness@e...> wrote:
> > Hi, I just found this list, and thought I'd
> introduce myself. I'm
> > fairly new to the whole camping in a hammock
> movement. I've had
> > hammocks for years, and used them on the back
> porch, or when
> > during the day. I've always loved my hammocks.
> > I'd never thought of camping overnight in a
> hammock, though, till
> > found info about it on the web this winter. What
> a concept! I
> > know why I never thought of sleeping the night in
> comfort before.
> > would have made sense, I guess.
> > The problem is, as you guys already know, staying
> warm. I've read
> > bit about the way folks are trying to keep warm in
> the hammocks at
> > night. I tried sleeping out two weekends ago. I
> set up a tent
> > my boys (ages 4 and 6), and the hammock for
> > I used a big, comfy hammock that I had bought at a
> boat show, of
> > places. It is 1.9 oz rip-stop nylon, with the
> cloth extending all
> > the way to the ends, where hooks are attached. I
> bought it
> > it's the first hammock I'd ever seen that didn't
> have strings to
> > tangled up.
> > I covered the hammock with a 8'x10' tarp, which I
> tied over a
> > rope. The tarp just reached the ground on either
> side of the
> > hammock. I staked it down with five stakes on the
> windy side,
> > because the weather channel predicted high winds.
> Boy, they were
> > right.
> > The wind was fifteen to thirty, and I bet a couple
> of those gusts
> > were close to fifty. It rained,too, but not a
> great amount. In
> > areas north of me, I hear there were extremely
> voilent storms. I
> > stayed warm and dry until the wind pulled my
> stakes out. It was
> > most eventful night I've ever spent out.
> > The sleeping pad thing has me puzzled, though. I
> used a therm-a-
> > rest, and a lightweight sleeping bag. Underneath,
> I was almost
> > warm. It felt strangely like I was sleeping on a
> heating pad. I
> > don't think the sleeping bag I used was heavy
> enough for the
> > though. It was really a summer weight bag, only
> good down to 55
> > degrees. Since the temp dropped to about 40, I
> had to resort to
> > covering the bag with a fleese liner.
> > The only problem I had was whenever I moved, the
> darn therm-a-rest
> > would turn sideways. As long as I could stay on
> it, I was nice
> > toasty, when it turned, my legs would get cold.
> It was also
> > asthetically displeasing to have the pad sticking
> up beside me!
> > Do the foam pads stay in place better? Are thin
> pads better at
> > conforming to your shape, or do you slide off of
> them? Would
> > or zipping a liner onto the pad help to keep it in
> > Inquiring minds want to know!
> > Thanks for contributing to this body of knowledge.
> I'm really
> glad I
> > found you guys!
> > David
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