9459Re: New Member
- Jun 10, 2005I've coind a phrase "there aint no substitute for cubic inches". OK
I stole it. Of course the original phrase refurs to hp in a car.
In a hammock it mostly boils down to "have you got enough cu in of
insulation under over and beside you". Dave put up a chart
somewhere (one of the hammock camping news letters?) giving what
inches are needed to stay warm. Seems like he also mentioned
Ryan's ? (wrote backpackings books, invents climbing gear and flys
hangliders) chart and how he found he needed a little more than
Ryans chart indicated. I dont think the supershelter was designed
for -30 F either. you will need more padding or insulation under
you. On top it would be any bag that will do for that temp.
looking forward to your test results. You got a Fluke?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Michael"
> I just purchased a Hennessy Explorer Deluxe with the completethe
> Supershelter System. I hope to achieve some good 4-season results
> with it.
> I've read several of the available "Hennessy Hammock reviews" on
> internet with some very mixed feelings. Being a scientist, I'mused
> to testing under much more controlled standards. While there issome
> certainly useful information to ponder about the hammock itself,
> of it is not worth the read. There is not a single bit ofresearch
> I've come across that offers solid data regarding the Supershelterthat
> System offered with this hammock.
> Here in Saskatchewan, real world 4-season use means temperatures
> go below freezing in 3 out of 4 seasons. Winter conditions aresome
> of the harshest and brutal in North America. Let's see how thisfares
> system, rigged with a space blanket as an additional accessory,
> with my -30 degree celsius sleeping bag (overbag and two fleecethat
> garments layered) fares in the future.
> In the meantime, my MEC -7 degree sleeping bag should fare to its
> temperature rating without the Overcover. If not, I would see
> something is flawed with the system. I will be as objective as
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