Re: [Hammock Camping] Keeping cool
- I've been camping in the hammock a lot this summer with afternoons that
reach about 100. San Antonio has pretty high humidity after the sun
goes down and the temperatures have not dropped much below 75 by the end
of the night.
I have been doing OK with just lying down with a single layer shirt on
the single layer hammock with no pad. The little bit of breeze feel
very cool on my back. I've been surprised how comfortable it has been.
Of course, it takes some getting used to to have the cool come from
below instead of above.
> I know that most people are concerned with keeping warm when hammock
> camping. However living in Florida I sometimes have the opposite problem.
> If there's little to no breeze and the mosquitoes are bad. It can get
> pretty warm hanging there in the muggy summer.
> I may have found a solution at the local CVS drugstore. They have a
> small handheld fan/flashlight combination with a carabiner on the end.
> I picked one up and plan to try it next month when I go out. This fan
> is the "O2-Cool Fan/Light with Carabiner".
> I tried a tent "ceiling" fan once but since the mosquito netting was
> so close it added almost no circulation. Since the new fan is at a
> right angle to the carabiner it will blow horizontally instead of
> strait down. If all goes right the fan will hang from my ridgeline and
> blow across my chest and up to my face. (Or turn it around if chili is
> on the menu.)
> Has anyone else tried this or have any other suggestions?
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