Re: [Hammock Camping] answering natures call and staying warm.
- Yes, you are taking net energy away from the system but since it is
no warmer than the rest of your body keeping it in the system does
not keep you any warmer either. Just more uncomfortable. And you can
get some of the energy back by snuggling with it. (no thanks).
Ther is also a loss of mass to go with that loss of energy. But when
I get up (as I always do) I usually have a drink also.
--- In email@example.com, "Coy" <starnescr@y...> wrote:
> ha ha!
> on the energy part though... taking something warm away from the
> body should result in a net loss of warmth... or something like
> that. might be ofset by the energy used to hold it? I know it
> a wierd topic and wide open for all kinds of jokes but when I read
> the article it just sounded like it might just be wrong on that
> (wives tale etc)
> Coy Boy
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "firefly" <firefly@e...>
> > Not a scientist. Don't care why it is true. OK. I do. Let's
> > using muscles to hold it in. That requires energy. At least, it
> does in
> > women. Maybe you men can really just tie a knot? Never seen one
> who can, BUT
> > I REMAIN EVER HOPEFUL! (This is what happens when you ask me
> questions when
> > I have been drinking wine...I have been on this list for more
> a year.
> > You should have seen this coming....)
> > Marsanne
> > why is it true? just wondering
> > Coy Boy
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.