RE: [Hammock Camping] sleeping setup for section hike
- Jeff, sounds like a great hike you've planned. While I'd love to sell you a
PeaPod, I can't lie--you should be quite warm in any hammock with your DAM.
I've used my 3" thick one to even lower temps. You'll probably only have
lows in the 20s-30s in the high mtns that time of the year. If you do run
into a bad cold snap-just sleep on the ground a night or two til the temps
warm back up
I'm sure others will respond to your questions as well..Ed
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
On Behalf Of Jeff Palmer
Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2006 7:37 AM
Subject: [Hammock Camping] sleeping setup for section hike
I just joined this group and I have a question.
I'm planning on hiking from Springer to Damascus, starting in early
April. I had originally planned to use the following gear for
sleeping: Stephenson Warmlite tent, Stephenson D.A.M., 30 degree down
bag, and laying with silk long underwear, wool long underwear, wool
socks wool cap and down vest. I've used this setup as low as 20 degrees.
I've just made myself a Speer hammock and tarp that I would like to
use instead of the tent. Everything else would be the same. I don't
want to leave the D.A.M. behind in case I have to sleep on the
ground. Should this setup keep me warm enough during the hike or
should I be considering a Peapod or something similar?
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