Hammock Camping Re: Staying warm in a hammock
- The other reason to not sew the down into the hammock is to allow
the versitility of one hammock for different seasons using
the "layering" technique we are used to in planning our clothing.
Unless you plan on having one hammock for cold, and another for
warm. Just be sure you don't get caught in the wrong wether with
the wrong hammock ;)
The idea of a double bottom, GI or underquilt allows for extended
versitility around a core piece of equipment, the hammock.
Having said that, someone ought to try it and prove me wrong/right
so we avoid speculation, right? You know what happens when we
Just my $0.02, YMMV.
--- In email@example.com, "Thomas Peltier"
> I was thinking about giving it a few inches of extra materialacross and
> twice that down the length. Maybe 3 Or 4 wide and as much as 8 or10 inches
> in the length.in the
> What I've been toying with the most in my Psycho-type (that's the
> head version) how best to do baffles. I don't want to sew to thetop layer
> so I'm thinking about tubs that lay over.
MessageYeah Rick, there are numerous links to Ray's pages in the newsletter, but I think I found and corrected them all. I've also checked all your new links to make sure they work. Thanks again for the updates...Ed
Did you correct the links to Ray's Garlington Insulator in your links?
I know you took on the hosting of his pages, but in September, the links
still pointed to Mindspring. I have been doing a bit of work on the
HammockWiki, with fresh material. That is one of the reasons I wanted
to take some pictures of your 4 wrap knot.
I lay most things but here I’m thinking more like a sleeping bag. You don’t take the winter bag in summer time. Take enough gear for any condition you may encounter. Many people have a summer bag and a winter bag. I’m thinking a three season sleeping system and a winter system. It would mean two hammocks but if what I’m thinking about works then I should be able to build a very light winter sleep system.
I think the layering is still important and all. I was able to stay warm in the high 30’s in my spear type hammock a few weekends ago in the high sierras So I’m comfortable with my “3 season” hammock. Instead of adding a blanket or piling stuff in and under my hammock I’m thinking about just building another hammock.
The baffles are the one piece that I’m still working on. In my home it’s not cold enough to even play with a cold weather hammock right now so I have to wait. I may build a prototype from heavy material with some down from an old blanket. I have no idea what the fill is on the down or anything. Won’t matter in that respect. If it doesn’t work I can rip the seams and try again until I get something I like.
Anyway I’ll let you all know how it goes as soon as I make the sucker. In fact the mountains are starting to get cold so I may build this guy in the next few weeks.
- I can't wait to see the new newsletter!
Ed Speer wrote:
> Yeah Rick, there are numerous links to Ray's pages in the newsletter,
> but I think I found and corrected them all. I've also checked all your
> new links to make sure they work. Thanks again for the updates...Ed
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> *From:* Rick [mailto:ra1@...]
> *Sent:* Monday, September 29, 2003 6:53 PM
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> *Subject:* Re: Hammock Camping Speer Four Wrap Knot
> Hi Ed,
> Did you correct the links to Ray's Garlington Insulator in your
> I know you took on the hosting of his pages, but in September, the
> still pointed to Mindspring. I have been doing a bit of work on the
> HammockWiki, with fresh material. That is one of the reasons I
> to take some pictures of your 4 wrap knot.
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>I really wish you wouldn't leave yourself open like that!!Jodi who is trying to remember that this is NOT kampfireAbnormality is THE normality at this locality-------Original Message-------Date: Monday, September 29, 2003 8:24:40 PMSubject: RE: Hammock Camping Re: Staying warm in a hammock
I lay most things but here Im thinking more like a sleeping bag.