When on the bike you don't always have AC. depending upon the trip you
could be doing some form of stealth camping but just off a road
instead of a trail. oh and space is a bigger consideration than
weight. not to mention it would be a dual use of the heated gear.
Personally I see this as a cool expansion of the list. true most of us
backpack and use our hammocks for that. but i know i have one in my
house, I have seen them in jeeps on here, and have heard of them being
used while men and women (well haven't heard of a woman using one yet,
but their might be!) put their lives on the line in service of my
country. is it really that big of a stretch to see this really taking
off? think of going into your bedding store in the warmer areas and
seeing a huge cotton hammock as an option along with the spring, foam,
and air beds....
IMHO, YMMV, etc.
On 12/1/05, joe_ulrich <joe_ulrich@...> wrote:
> Why not just get a 12V converter/power supply. At todays technology,
> this whole concept is not a backpacking option. Just plug in the
> converter/power supply into the AC outlet and you have unlimited
> power. No need to carry a heavy battery.
> --- In email@example.com, "togetherinparis"
> <togetherinparis@y...> wrote:
> > Vehicle batteries are not designed for deep draws. They're
> designed to stay topped off by
> > the car or motorcycle's alternator. Deep draw lead acid batteries
> are available, but they're
> > heavy and expensive. You might try a lightweight portable
> windmill, though wind chill
> > would likely negate any possible benefit, eh? Perhaps a portable
> windmill on a balloon?
> > But then you're a lightning rod, ouch! Remember how potatoes limes
> can be used to
> > generate current? What's out there that can be tapped at
> campsites? Trees? It's just
> > stupid enough to be true. I imagine there's a measurable potential
> difference between
> > leaves and roots, eh? Who's up for measuring?
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