RE: [Hammock Camping] answering natures call and staying warm.
> Background. Backbreaker states for a fact that answereingThis is true. It takes some energy to maintain the thermal mass represented
> 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?
by the urine. You could actually calculate it if you wanted to... The
trick is, though, that you're going to loose WAY more heat by getting out of
your bag to take care of nature.
In the end, it's one of those things that just doesn't make that much
difference in the long run. Nobody has ever died of hypothermia because
they had a full bladder...
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.