9461Re: [Hammock Camping] New Member
- Jun 10, 2005Hi, I love the discussion on how to stay warm in a
Hammock. I use "R" rating as my base line. My
current "0" degree set-up is a home made "Ultra-Light
Down Air Mattress - DAM" - and a home made "Down Top
Cover". I get about 3.5 inches of loft in the DAM and
have 4" of loft in my Top Cover. I made both the DAM
and Down Top Cover to have replaceable Down baffles so
I can change or replace all the baffles with other
baffles that have more or less Down. This feature
lets me tailor the amount of Down for what ever
temperature I might encounter.
I put this system in my Hammock. The Hammock is a
Speer custom made silk hammock. This gives me 3.5 to
4 inches of Down all around me.
Has my system been tested. No, so far only down to
about 20 degrees. I had a cold weather test plan for
winter 2005/2005. Cancer caused me to postpone my
test plan. Cancer is dead and the side effects are
slowly going away. I hope to roll over my cold
weather test plan to winter 2005/2006.
Bill in Texas
--- Ralph Oborn <Ralph.oborn@...> wrote:
> The supershelter is relatively new.__________________________________
> As far as reproducible empirical data....... :]
> I guess you could sleep in a walk in freezer at
> different settings? :]
> Or you could just take it out, have some backup
> stuff, and take good
> Please let us know what you find out.
> Variables to consider: Temp, Temp duration, wind,
> exposure, humidity,
> fly hang, R factor of quilt/bag, extra insulation,
> body mass, number
> of nature calls, wind direction etc.
> Design a test grid for us and we'll try to fill it
> out. Science
> should be fun :]
> Ralph also a scientist
> On 6/10/05, Michael <dansferd_observatory@...>
> > 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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