Re: Re: First-time hammocker cool-weather help/Marsanne read it, too
It looks more and more as if I shouldn't have short cut myself and should have written "flexible glue" as "glue that remains flexible when dry." Looking specifically for glue that would be used on this space blanket project, I looked for a glue that would work on non-pourous surfaces, plastic, AND would remain flexible. I don't know all the specifics of the mylar space blankets, but didn't want to chance melting the blanket enough to weaken the area of the bond. The blanket would be rolled , stuffed, wrapped around the hammock, etc., so the glue bond had to be flexible. Some glues are hard when dry, so that type would start a whole cascade of unwanted events in this sort of project.
Too bad that you can't test your hammock in cold weather at home before thisweekend's trip.
From: "sjsierra2002" <sjsierra@...>
Subject: Re: First-time hammocker cool-weather help/Marsanne read it, too
It's now calling for temps in the low 20s on Saturday night. I had
decided that if it was going to be more than 20 degrees below what I
had previously experienced, I wouldn't use the hammock, so I think
I'm going to go with the tarp and wait for warmer weather to try out
Thanks for the space blanket advice, Rosaleen -- I'll give it a try
at some point. For what it's worth, I've definitely found a space
blanket to help while sleeping on the floor in shelters in cold
weather, so I don't think the reflective surface is a total bunch of
hoo-hah. I'd expect it to help significantly between the sleeping
pad and the hammock, and even more with your setup.
One question for when I do try it out: what is flexible glue? Do
you mean fabric glue, epoxy, what? I bet silicone caulk or Silnett
would stick to a space blanket.