RE: [Hammock Camping] Re: Winter hammock
MessageRigh, Deb, we talked about this before. A quilted hammock bottom would probably work wonderfully if the hammock fabric were extra strong, ie heavy. In fact, I've recently seen one at Sam's Club (backyard version). Greg, it could be done for backpacking, but at the cost of extra weight and the hammock would only be useful now for winter camping. It's an intriguing idea and I hope to work on a design in the future...Ed-----Original Message-----The problem with that, as I understand from Ed, is that sewing baffles
From: Debra Weisenstein [mailto:dweisens@...]
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2003 11:11 AM
Subject: [Hammock Camping] Re: Winter hammock
to the weight-bearing fabric of a hammock, can lead to weakness and
fabric failure. It's a great idea otherwise.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Greg Nuspel" <nuspel@t...> wrote:
> I haven't been paying too much attention to the posts lately so I
> hasn't been covered. My concern with the use of an under-quilt is
> that may form between the hammock and the quilt. Has anyone made a
> hammock for winter with the under quilt actually being the hammock?
> the inner layer supports your weight with the baffling etc. being
> to it. I would expect the outer layer to be a windproof material in
> retain the insulation properties of the filler. I'm sure you would
> inner vapor barrier at least up here in the north.
> I hope I'm not going over what has been discussed, I've been too
> Scout-cicles camping in -14C (7 F).
> --Greg Nuspel
> There are no passengers on spaceship Earth- we are all the crew.
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