i am in the same situation also......i just received in the post my hennessey super shelter....
and here in wisconsin the weather has started to go down hill big time....
so i picked up a marmot 2lb sleeping bag rated for 40 degree f. and a bivy sack emergency shelter bag to put under me...on top of the cell foam....
i`ll be bike camping...i also just received in the post my ultra lite packs for my mt bike ...
but talking with hennessey they have told me these cell foam pads are very fragile
what have others out here have done to handled this situation with the foam cell fragileness?
is it possible to roll the foam cell with the hammock into the snake skins?
--- On Sun, 11/9/08, sjedwardson <sam.edwardson@...> wrote:
From: sjedwardson <sam.edwardson@...>
Subject: [Hammock Camping] Re: which is best, inflatable or foam sleeping mat
Date: Sunday, November 9, 2008, 3:49 AM
Thanks for the replies, all good sound advice. I think I shall take a
bivvy bag to put the sleeping bag into so I have an extra layer around
me and then I can also pack that full of stuff if I start to get cold.
It also sounds like that either the thermarest or the foam are
equally good so thanks to those that replied.
--- In hammockcamping@ yahoogroups. com, pure mahem <pure_mahem@ ...> wrote:
> If you've never tested that bag in those conditions before you may
want to bring some extra insulation. Wind chill and precipitation can
severly affect that rating 2C with a 10kmh wind is gonna make that 0c
bag feel like a paper thin napkin. If you add in some rain with a
cross wind your a soggy frozen napkin. I'm Not trying to deter you but
just for warn you to bring some extra insulation to be prepared. Since
your car camping I'ls bring almost everything I have to help me stay
warm so you not only have something to fall back on but you also can
experiment with different items to find out what works best for you!
Everyone does something just a little bit different mainly because
everyone has a different opinion and everyone sleeps differently from
each other. Some cold some warm! Above all have a Great Trip!!!
> ____________ _________ _________ __
> From: sjedwardson <sam.edwardson@ ...>
> To: hammockcamping@ yahoogroups. com
> Sent: Saturday, November 8, 2008 7:38:11 PM
> Subject: [Hammock Camping] Re: which is best, inflatable or foam
> Thanks for the reply, I shall be hammock camping and the temp will be
> around 2 - 8c. The sleeping bag has a comfort rating of 0c. Dont
> know quite what you mean by car camping but if that means driving to
> the camp site then yes, thats what i am doing.
> Look forward to hearing your responses
> --- In hammockcamping@ yahoogroups. com, "C C Wayah" <ccwayah@ > wrote:
> > Sam,
> > Are you car camping or backpacking and what are the expected night
> temps adn
> > wind? Are you using a hammock or sleeping on the ground?
> > Does your backpack require a tubular rolled foam mat inserted for
> > stabilization?
> > IF car camping and lying on the ground I'd take both matts, If you
> > getting into cold weather say under 50-45F degress in a hammock I'd
> > both matts for the added warmth and a mylar blanket just in case you
> > really cold.
> > Have you tested your sleeping bag for it;s warmth for your own
> comfort range
> > at the temps you expect to be camping..
> > In other words your reqirements need to match the weather conditions
> > expect.
> > Rogene.
> > ..
> > .
> > ---- Original Message -----
> > From: "sjedwardson" <sam.edwardson@ ...>
> > To: <hammockcamping@ yahoogroups. com>
> > Sent: Saturday, November 08, 2008 6:44 PM
> > Subject: [Hammock Camping] which is best, inflatable or foam
> sleeping mat
> > >I am going camping next weekend in the uk and have seen differing
> > > advice as to using either a thermarest style mat or the original
> > > style for placing under you for the night. Anyone else have any good
> > > experiences/ advice?
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > >
> > > Sam
> > >
> > >
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> > >
> > >
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