RE: [Hammock Camping] answering natures call and staying warm.
- That's the beauty of HH... you can 'down periscope'!-----Original Message-----Around the hammock hangers fire at Rainbow Springs I mentioned an
From: Coy [mailto:starnescr@...]
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2004 7:13 PM
Subject: [Hammock Camping] answering natures call and staying warm.
The article I was refuring to is here.
Background. Backbreaker states for a fact that answereing natures
call saves body heat. That holding it in waste energy
heating/keeping warm bladder contents. Isn't it already warm
though? Probably a good idea as for as resting comfortable... but
is the statment true, partially true or it depends? Any volenteers
for a scientific study? Best of both worlds.... pea in bottle and
place inside bag untill all heat is extracted. Comments?
I have no direct experience of the conversion kit. Based on
what I've read and heard, the kit accomplishes two things.
First, it lets you wear the liner while you're wearing the
poncho. Second, it converts the liner into a zippered
I've never tried to use the poncho as a sleeping bag. I use
it only in a hammock, and have given up putting anything
between me and the hammock that can be compressed.
It's certainly large enough to make a bag. It has tieout
straps all around the edges, so in a pinch you could tie it
into a bag and sleep with the open seam down. At least that
would let you try it out as a bag.