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  • Coy
    Jun 10, 2005
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      oops meant -30 C. too cold for my blood either way...

      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Coy" <starnescr@y...> wrote:
      > I'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?
      >
      > Coy Boy
      >
      >
      > --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Michael"
      > <dansferd_observatory@y...> wrote:
      > > I just purchased a Hennessy Explorer Deluxe with the complete
      > > Supershelter System. I hope to achieve some good 4-season
      results
      > > with it.
      > >
      > > I've read several of the available "Hennessy Hammock reviews" on
      > the
      > > internet with some very mixed feelings. Being a scientist, I'm
      > used
      > > to testing under much more controlled standards. While there is
      > > certainly useful information to ponder about the hammock itself,
      > some
      > > of it is not worth the read. There is not a single bit of
      > research
      > > I've come across that offers solid data regarding the
      Supershelter
      > > System offered with this hammock.
      > >
      > > Here in Saskatchewan, real world 4-season use means temperatures
      > that
      > > go below freezing in 3 out of 4 seasons. Winter conditions are
      > some
      > > of the harshest and brutal in North America. Let's see how this
      > > system, rigged with a space blanket as an additional accessory,
      > fares
      > > with my -30 degree celsius sleeping bag (overbag and two fleece
      > > 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
      > that
      > > something is flawed with the system. I will be as objective as
      > > possible.
      > >
      > >
      > > Regards,
      > >
      > >
      > > Michael
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