your thoughts please on freezing bladders while hammocking.....
- In my tenting days (and I'm thinking back to Blue Mtn. last February)
I would scoop out (best as I could if ground was frozen) a space
where I thought my legs would be after setting up the Akto, then I
would place my bladder (that's drinking bladder thank you very much)
in the depression, then lay my closed cell over the bladder (this is
all inside the tent now) then of course the sleeping bag....never had
a bladder freeze even at Cheoah Bald and 4.6degree morning (the
drinking tube did freeze soon after hiking though)......
so now that we are progressing toward colder and colder hikes with
hammocks do we have to put the bladder/canteen whatever in the
sleeping bag with us?
- a couple of simple thoughts:
use it as a pillow
use it as a hot water bottle ( i know uses fuel )
put it on top of your underquilt ( oh sorry i need one more order
before you get that ( shameless plug ))under your hammock
dont make water till morning
and what i have done is a simple hand warmer ( the iron oxide type )
and the water bottle wrapped in a t shirt this last works till about
10 degrees or at least partially when you wrap it in a fleece shirt
or similar item
ps to all the peolpe who want under quilts pay attention to e mail