Re: [Hammock Camping] What pad to use in tropics?
- Hi Folks,
The tube 'sarong' is called a Lungi (pronounced lung-gee) in Bangladesh.
It is what the men wear.
Any lightweight cotton will do. I particularly like Madras Plaid (right
weight, but can be hard to find). You want the bolt to be about 41
inches wide. Then cut 1.5-2 yards depending on the size of your tummy.
Sew the loose ends together to form a tube. No need to hem because of
the finished edges. Step through, gather the cloth into two rabbits
ears, twist, tuck, and you're ready to go.
I have worn lungis daily since I was 10 or 12--especially for sleeping.
They work great on bikes, climbing trees, swimming, etc. They can
make a great addition to backpacking gear: portable changing room,
towel, stuffsac, etc.
With hard wear, they can last 4 or 5 years.
Like t-shirts, the older the more comfortable.
hiker & ecologist