Re: Experiments -- long
- What do you mean, "between the layers"? What layers? How cold was it?
>. One pad placed between
> the layers lengthwise ended up being comfy-cozy. (I fell
> asleep and slept the whole night through.)
> I expected my shoulders to be cold, but they weren't,
> despite not being totally wrapped in the foam pad. I suspect
> this is because the Tropical Hammock is much narrower than
> the HH, so my shoulders weren't being pressed so hard by the
> hammock material. I think one reason we get cold on the
> bottom and sides is because the hammock compresses our own
> body insulation (fat and stuff). Where there's less
> compression, there's less cold.
I was a poor scientist on my vacation. I failed to bring a
thermometer, so I don't know how cold it was. I'd estimate that it
was no colder than the high-sixties.
By "between the layers" I refer to the construction of the Tropical
Hammock. It has two layers, sewn together at the ends and along one
edge. It has a casing at either end, through which a cord is passed
to suspend the hammock.
I slip the pad between the layers. I think this is probably the
ideal configuration for using a pad.
Geez, I'm sorry to hear that about a park I enjoy. It really must
depend on the personality of the ranger you encounter. I pitched my
hammocks in several places, including the edge of the forest just
behind the cabin. It wasn't obvious, but it was clearly visible to
anyone who looked. I guess the "wrong" ranger just never looked.
Stealth is important. And that makes LNT doubly important.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Ed Speer" <info@s...> wrote:
> BTY, that's the same state park that made me take down my hammock
which was hung from the trees in the yard of one of the cabins last
year--the ranger was very abrasive and rude, even threathing to kick
us out of the cabin--he was most unhappy about a hammock tied to a
tree in his park and would not listen to any reasoning!