9255Re: [Hammock Camping] Down sleeping bag?
- May 23, 2005--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Mike Lipay <hiking@w...> wrote:
> Yeah, I figured it would work well during spring and fall, not soWell a bag works better in the winter for the same reason it works on
> sure about winter since you need insulation on top and bottom. Any
the ground: close insulation sealed all the way around you. But you
still need underinsulation to replace the ground/pad, and so far the
most workable solution for cold weather is hanging a bag of
insulation under the hammock. By the time you've rigged the
insulation so it stays close enough to work well you're probably
squeezing the down bag, so why not just bring the underinsulator all
the way around--making _it_ the bag--and just have a lightweight
quilt on top of you inside? That's where we are right now.
I'm messing with the down air matress (DAM) as a below-freezing
solution. There are some problems doing this so I don't know yet if
I can make it work. I'll know more in six months though. :-)
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