Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: HH fly undercover link
- A Jacks'R'Better 3 season set works for me down to 30. I sleep in
expedition weight long underwear. Fleece retains loft inside the
hammock much better than down, but does not block the wind. Drop
Stopper rain gear can be added as a VB clothes.
Wheat Ridge, CO
>Seems like lots of ideas floating around here. I just have a simple question about warmth.
>I live in Colorado where it frequently gets down to 30F at night. I tried my Big Agnes with
>CCF in the hammock and it DID suck, especially after sleeping without it. Does anyone
>have a simple idea for a warm sleeper that would work with my 30F down bag that would
>keep my warm to about 30F. I really don't want to invest the time and money into anything
>undercover-ish but would rather just have something inside. Does anyone know of a good
>down underquilt that would accomadate my need for simplicity? Lots of great ideas in here
>but i need and quick fix and don't have much time for experimentation. THANKS! Any
>ideas are welcome.
- Has anyone ever tried using a supershelter and a JacksRBetter underquilt on
the hammock at the same time? I'll have to see if this works. I am going
to play around with some more stuff today.
Scott A. Macri
Trail Name: Mowgli
On 8/1/06, Dick Matthews <dick@...> wrote:
> A Jacks'R'Better 3 season set works for me down to 30. I sleep in
> expedition weight long underwear. Fleece retains loft inside the
> hammock much better than down, but does not block the wind. Drop
> Stopper rain gear can be added as a VB clothes.
> Dick Matthews
> Wheat Ridge, CO
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- --- In email@example.com, "Keith" <pulse_0ptional@...>
> Oh ok...cool. Well, it'll definitely be nice once I get a KAQ.
> 'till then, any cheap ideas?CCF and a SPE. Or Risk's Overlap Pad or Rock's Wing Pad. But of
those, I'd pick the SPE.
> That reminds me. As far as overquilts go, is there anything pre-made
> out there that's synthetic?Somebody does, but I'm going blank on who it is at the moment. One
of the cottage makers. GoLite used to but I think they discontinued
it a few years ago.
> I like the Ray-waytry
> quilt, but I'm not really confident enough with my DIY skills to
> something that complicated...If you can make a stuff sack, you can make a quilt. Seriously. It
was one of my first projects.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Scott Macri"
> Has anybody tried sewing a large pocket to the bottom of their
> hold a ccf pad, or something?CD Pritchard used to post here - maybe he's still lurking. He made
a pad pocket. And the Crazy Creek I'm testing now has a pad pocket.
I don't know how satisfied CD is with his version, but I don't think
the Crazy Creek pad pocket works as well as a two-layer hammock b/c
it restricts where I can put the pad. Since it's inline with the
hammock, I can't get diagonal, and since it's the same width all the
way down it bunches up the pad at the ends.
As far as pads go, I thought a two-layer hammock works pretty well.
I'd still rather use a SPE instead of the two-layer hammock, though -
and it's probably lighter than a full panel of hammock material.
- I'm missing the acronym again....SPE?
--- In email@example.com, "Jeff" <jwj32542@...> wrote:
> CCF and a SPE. Or Risk's Overlap Pad or Rock's Wing Pad. But of
> those, I'd pick the SPE.
> If you can make a stuff sack, you can make a quilt. Seriously. It
> was one of my first projects.
Well...I may have revised my opinion on my DIY skills as of last
night....I was up all night making a Gearskin-style pack for the guy
who lent me his sewing machine (pretty cheap, if you ask me!), and
it's turned out great! Even all the hand-stitching I had to do,
through two layers of pack cloth, a thick MI strap, and 1/4" of CCF!
So, maybe I AM ready to try a quilt....