- Shane, when you calculate the amount of energy it takes to maintain something at a constant temp the answer is 0. unless it is losing energy somehow somewhere.Message 1 of 44 , Apr 3, 2004View SourceShane, when you calculate the amount of energy it takes to maintain
something at a constant temp the answer is 0. unless it is losing
energy somehow somewhere. Since the bladder is inside your body.
there is no temp gradient (thanks to Debra for introducing the
concept). Basic Thermodynamics :]
>represented by the urine. You could actually calculate it if you
> This is true. It takes some energy to maintain the thermal mass
wanted to... The
> trick is, though, that you're going to loose WAY more heat bygetting out of your bag to take care of nature. >
> In the end, it's one of those things that just doesn't make thatmuch difference in the long run. Nobody has ever died of
hypothermia because they had a full bladder...
- Franc: 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 linerMessage 44 of 44 , Apr 8, 2004View SourceFranc:
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.