Re: Hammock Camping thanks Ed, we'll be dangling in Belize next week
- Shane's advice is excellent.
I have occasionally drifted off into a several hour stay in my hot
tub, which I usually keep at about 95 degrees. After any prolonged
stay in the tub, just a couple degrees below body temperature, I
start to get cold. This is because there is effective conduction of
heat from my body to the hot tub water.
In the hammock, you can have effective transfer of heat through a
single layer of nylon directly against the skin and through the skin
if it is not protected by insulation of clothing.
If the air temperature is above body temperature, you will have to do
some evaporative cooling to allow your body to adjust to the
environmental stress. The evaporative cooling can be sweat or
Let us know how you do!
--- In email@example.com, "Shane Steinkamp" <shane@t...>
> > I will be sleeping and perhaps poaching in my own perspiration inyou some
> > my Hennessy in Belize next week. I will learn of its comfort or
> > non comfort level in very substantial heat and humidity
> Well, as someone who lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, I can give
> tips... I often see temperatures in the high 90s with humid in thehigh 70s
> and greater at times. I've also slept in the Belizean Jungle...ventilation. If
> Tip #1: Sleep nude.
> Tip #2: Pitch the 'wings' of the rain fly high to improve
> no rain is expected, remove the fly.with cool
> Tip #3: An empty misting bottle hung from your pack can be filled
> water and hung from the ridge cord. A few squirts on your nudebody, the
> netting, and the hammock bed itself, will create some evaporativecooling
> that can be very refreshing.that you
> If you follow tips 1 and 2, you probably won't need 3... I predict
> will be VERY comfortable - and far more comfortable than anybodywho might
> be sleeping on the ground near you.
I have slept in just a Jag Bag silk bag linner on some hot nites
here in Bama. But fact is I still felt a little cool on my
backside. Your jungle trip will undoubably be even warmer but still
you are probably used to sleeping on a thick mattress at home with
little or no cover on top. I do run my ac in hot weather so it is
not like outside. But for some reason being used to a thick matress
at home translates into feeling cool when I dont have any insulation
under me in my hammock. I went to Tenn. last summer with just a
sheet. I ended up freezing on a 70 degree nite and yes I put on all
my clothes, just nylon shorts and a nylon short sleeve shirt (both
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "busterx32000"
> I will be sleeping and perhaps poaching in my own perspiration inmy
> Hennessy in Belize next week. I will learn of its comfort or non
> comfort level in very substantial heat and humidity
> I would appreciate members comments on high heat/humid experiences
> with our hammocks compared to nets we see in tropics ..
> regards JB