RE: Hammock Camping First-time hammocker cool-weather help HERESY!
MessageMy fellings exactly Skylander. It does sound harsh dosen't it, but I'm just trying to keep people safe. Personally I have enough experience to know what gear I need to take--but for those folks who don't have that experience yet, I suggest that when temps drop below the comfort range of their hammock gear, they should consider putting their hammock on the ground and getting a warm night's sleep rather than freezing all night trying to stay in a hammock with improper gear. Experience is the best teacher and they will soon know what gear to carry. As for me, my life would be complete if I never have to sleep on the ground again! ...Ed-----Original Message-----Ed,
From: Bror8588@... [mailto:Bror8588@...]
Sent: Monday, November 03, 2003 11:17 AM
Subject: Re: Hammock Camping First-time hammocker cool-weather help HERESY!
How can you suggest that a hanger go back to the ground where it is hard, lumpy, solid, uncomfortable, etc., when they have once experienced swinging?
It is possible to keep warm in the air -- it just takes careful preparation. The ground has a certain chill factor in itself. Just as a pad keeps the ground from sucking the warmth out of a hanger so a pad and proper clothing and insulation can keep the air from sucking out the warmth.
It does take practice and that is the fun part.
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- Quoting Bror8588@...:
>Oh, Ed speaks from a world of experience. If all other tricks have failed, then
> How can you suggest that a hanger go back to the ground where it is hard,
> lumpy, solid, uncomfortable, etc., when they have once experienced swinging?
sleeping in the hammock on the ground is more comfortable than sleeping
suspended and shivering all night. This mode-extremis is reserved for when all
my preparation and other tricks have been spent.