9309Re: southern AT in the winter
- Jun 1, 2005--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "o123david" <o123david@y...>
> With the Speer hammock, the 900 down peapod with 2 oz overfill,under
> a down blanket (overstuffed Nunatak Ghost) that is 2.8" thick, andThis should keep you warm for 2 season hiking in most places, and
> with the 8'x10' tarp in an A-frame to block some of the wind, my
> impression is that I will at times still not be warm. Is this true?
for 3 season hiking in a lot of places...depends on where you hike.
> My question is about what to add for an average person to be warm.I collected a bunch of methods, with pictures, on my page:
> Would it be better to use something that doesn't block moisture,such
> as a down quilt under the hammock and on top of the peapod?Yes. I think so, anyway...lots of folks are happy with pads, but I
can't do CCF because of the condensation, and I don't carry my
ThermaRest because of the weight. I haven't tried Ed's SPE
yet...that might help some with the condensation.
> Would I be warmer with less air between me and the insulation, inFor best warmth, you want the bottom insulation to be exactly
> other words with a hammock only 4' wide?
against the hammock without compressing it. Any air in between will
be cooled and steal your heat.
All just my opinions...
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