Re: [Hammock Camping] answering natures call and staying warm.
- If I had the right fonts in this mailer, I'd write down the
differential equation for heat loss. The change in temperature with
time is proportional to the spatial temperature gradient. Therefore
the answer is No, it does not take energy to keep urine warm inside
your body, because there is no temperature gradient to cool the urine
(assuming your entire body inside the skin is at constant temperature,
which is probably not exactly true).
--- In email@example.com, "Ralph Oborn" <polecatpop@y...>
> Not True!!!
> The stuff is already at body temp and requires no energy to
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.